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 The Christian Ministerial Fellowship of Newburgh and Vicinity is pleased to announce their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service. This year’s service will feature a very special guest speaker: Episcopal Pastor John A. Cherry of – “From The Heart Church Ministries Worldwide”. The service will take place on Thursday Evening January 15th at 6:30pm at Mt. Carmel Church of Christ – Disciples of Christ – located at 1524, Route 300 in Newburgh, New York. Admission is free. All are welcome. 

 The Christian Ministerial Fellowship of Newburgh and Vicinity is pleased to announce it is hosting a parade in Newburgh, NY. Newburgh will be celebrating its 150th year of being incorporated with a parade to commemorate the occasion in 2015. Parade host the Christian Ministerial Fellowship of Newburgh and Vicinity's called the event “The coming together of our beloved community to celebrate our rich and vibrant history. It is our hope that this will be a springboard to propel us forward.” Parade Chairperson - Mary Krolcalled the parade an "opportunity for our community to comer together and celebrate itsbright future - and proclaim that we are a city of hope and opportunity".The parade will be held on June 27,2015 and will kick off at 1pm – from West Street and continue downBroadway to Washington’s Headquarters.  Organizers are seeking interested individuals to assist in the planning of this historic event as well as parade participants. For further information contact the Parade Chairperson – Mary Kroll at Hudson Valley Christian Church - by telephone at 845-856-8526 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a school break camp at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. The camp will run from Monday, December 29 – Wednesday, December 31 from 9am-3pm. Choose one, two or all three days!

 Youngsters, ages 6-9, will join museum educators for some seasonal fun. Campers will learn about wildlife, enjoy animal presentations, stories, crafts and activities plus, weather permitting enjoy the outdoors!  Prepaid registration is required due to very limited space. Cost: $48 per day. Museum members: $42. For more information and to register online visit hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 211.

Orange Regional Medical Center will partner with Operation Dalmatian in collecting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages in the community, from December 3 through December 19. Gifts can be dropped off at Orange Regional’s main Hospital campus, located at 707 East Main Street or at the Orange Regional Medical Group located at 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135, in Middletown. Operation Dalmatian was established in 1999 and is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring local businesses, schools, organizations, churches and the Walden Fire Department together to provide Orange County children in need with holiday gifts.  The organization was founded by Pastor of Walden Baptist Church and Chaplain of Walden Fire Department, The Reverend Jim Van Houten and Past Chief of Walden Fire Department, James Griffin. James Griffin has since retired from the Fire Department and Operation Dalmatian, but The Reverend James Van Houten, his wife Dawn Van Houten and his daughters Katherine Bergmann and Rebecca Van Houten continue to run the program. “I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without my family,” said The Reverend Van Houten. “Every year we have touching stories that really hit home for us. To be able to give from the heart and bring joy to families in our community is one of the best gifts we could receive.”

 Over the years, the list of children and families Operation Dalmatian helps has grown from 50 to well over 400. Last year, 550 children from 300 families were given gifts, with each child receiving three gifts each.

 Applications for families are located at the Walden Police Department, the Good Samaritan, Valley Central School District Nurses Offices and the Walden Post Office. Gifts can also be dropped off at the Walden Police Department, Walden Fire Department, Walden Baptist Church (Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Curves in Montgomery, Walden Savings Bank, Walden Post Office and the Good Samaritan.

 For more information about Operation Dalmatian, please call Rev. James Van Houten at 845-541-7730.

 

Orange Regional Medical Center will partner with Operation Dalmatian in collecting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages in the community, from December 3 through December 19. Gifts can be dropped off at Orange Regional’s main Hospital campus, located at 707 East Main Street or at the Orange Regional Medical Group located at 75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135, in Middletown. Operation Dalmatian was established in 1999 and is a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring local businesses, schools, organizations, churches and the Walden Fire Department together to provide Orange County children in need with holiday gifts.  The organization was founded by Pastor of Walden Baptist Church and Chaplain of Walden Fire Department, The Reverend Jim Van Houten and Past Chief of Walden Fire Department, James Griffin. James Griffin has since retired from the Fire Department and Operation Dalmatian, but The Reverend James Van Houten, his wife Dawn Van Houten and his daughters Katherine Bergmann and Rebecca Van Houten continue to run the program. “I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without my family,” said The Reverend Van Houten. “Every year we have touching stories that really hit home for us. To be able to give from the heart and bring joy to families in our community is one of the best gifts we could receive.”

 Over the years, the list of children and families Operation Dalmatian helps has grown from 50 to well over 400. Last year, 550 children from 300 families were given gifts, with each child receiving three gifts each.

 Applications for families are located at the Walden Police Department, the Good Samaritan, Valley Central School District Nurses Offices and the Walden Post Office. Gifts can also be dropped off at the Walden Police Department, Walden Fire Department, Walden Baptist Church (Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), Curves in Montgomery, Walden Savings Bank, Walden Post Office and the Good Samaritan.

 For more information about Operation Dalmatian, please call Rev. James Van Houten at 845-541-7730.

 

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