Sunday, December 27, 2015

Faith Over Fear

The day Lisa Porter’s husband, Greg, was run over by a cattle trailer and airlifted from the family farm in Adams Center to Upstate Medical Center could have been filled with fear but Lisa chose faith over fear.

On Saturday, January 9 at 10am at Honeyville Baptist Church, Adams Center, Lisa will share how faith, love, and many different sectors of the local community helped her family survive and triumph over the accident that broke Greg’s ribs, pelvis, hips, collarbone, shoulder blade, several vertebrae; punctured both lungs; and damaged many nerves, muscles and joints. The Porter family story provides inspiration for anyone facing a challenge of any kind.

The January 9 program is free and presented by Live More Ministries, a Christian outreach program for women offered quarterly at churches throughout the Jefferson County area. The Honeyville Baptist Church Women will offer a complimentary breakfast from 9am to 9:45am.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Country Gospel Event - October 24th

An Evening of Song and Thanksgiving with Sherry Anne and The Grieco Sisters is set for Saturday, October 24 at 6pm with free admission at New Hope Baptist Church, 19983 NYS Route 3/Arsenal Street Road, Watertown, NY.

The free concert event for people of all ages features Sherry Anne, an award-winning singer fresh from an appearance at the National Gospel Quartet Convention, and The Grieco Sisters, a quintet of North Country-born siblings known for lively and authentic renditions of songs written by Bill Gaither and other gospel music leaders.

Sherry Anne is a Gospel Music Award Judges Pick award-winning country gospel singer who shares her story of overcoming bilateral hearing and speech impairment from birth to become a doctor and singer. She will be here from appearances on TBN and at the National Gospel Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Sherry Anne recently released her first music video of I Only Know How to Pray, a song she wrote about the dangers of the internet for young people. Her CDs have been produced by two-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Gordon Mote and Southern Gospel Hall of Famer Nick Bruno.

Sherry Anne often shares her message of overcoming challenges with individuals with disabilities, school and college students, and through the Dare, Dream, Do program for inner city children. She will sing a special song for the children at the October 24 event.

Sherry Anne, a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic, is an advisor for the Utica College Advisory Committee for the Health Professions. She has also appeared in two uplifting message films, Clancy and The Perfect Gift.

Organizers say The Grieco Sisters will start off the evening with power-packed, faith-filled harmonies that will touch hearts and have toes tapping. The 2.5 hour program includes giveaways, a take-home gift for everyone, free refreshments served by the New Hope Baptist Church women, and CD and book sales tables.

This concert event is a special 25th program for Live More Ministries a Christian women’s outreach program offering programs quarterly at churches throughout the Jefferson County area. The October 24 event is open to everyone. Learn more about Sherry Anne at
                                                            Sherry Anne
                                    The Grieco Sisters

Friday, July 10, 2015

Award-Winning Patty Mondore to Speak & Sing Saturday, July 18 in Plessis

Singer-songwriter-author Patty Mondore will speak and sing on Saturday, July 18 at 10am-12pm at the Thousand Islands Christian Church in Plessis, NY. Her keynote message will be Where is God in My Storm? The program is a presentation by Live More Ministries. The Thousand Islands Christian Church women will offer a complimentary breakfast buffet from 9am to 9:45am.

‘Life is full of storms. Sometimes our hearts need to catch up to our heads to really know that we are not alone and that God will take us through to the land of miracles,’ says Patty, a Houghton College graduate who has written nine books and produced seven music CDs and four DVDs.

Her River-Lations video, produced with her husband Bob under the Gold Mountain multi-media production label, Jamesville, NY, earned the highest, 5 Dove rating from the Dove Foundation.

In 2010, she donated her Amy Foundation Outstanding Merit $1,000 award for Biblical reinforcement in a nonreligious publication article to The Father’s Heart Ministries, Syracuse, and Hearts for Youth, Alexandria Bay.

Patty plays piano and guitar, and often records songs set to video of her nature photography, much of it captured near her cottage on the St. Lawrence River. She is known in that area for her River-lations column in the Thousand Island Sun newspaper. Patty and Bob have also written books and produced a video about Singer Castle, which was home to a faith community when it was known as Jorstadt Castle.

Her devotional books include River Reflections, Nature Reflections, A Bird Lover’s Reflections: A 90-day Devotional and Journal for People Who Love Birds, and A Good Paddling. Her nonfiction titles include To Love, Honor and OH BOY! and Perennial Faith.

Patty works full-time as the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

‘Whether I am at work or at play, on the River or at my keyboard, none of those things really define who I am. I would hope that if only one thing were to come to mind when people think of me it would be in terms of my first love, Jesus,’ Patty says.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Laughter and the Lord in Adams Center May 30

Sarah laughed, Moses wandered, Jonah pouted, but God reigned. If that sounds familiar to your life, you are invited to enjoy a free presentation of Laughter and the Lord by Pastor Cathy Hamilton on Saturday, May 30. The program is a free presentation offered by Live More Ministries and hosted by the Adams Center Baptist Church at 13394 US Route 11, Adams Center, NY.

Pastor Cathy Hamilton, now retired from 20 years of service with Sandy Creek Baptist Church and Calcium Community Church, and the Ministers at Large program of the American Baptist Ministries, is known for her sense of humor and distinctive laugh. Cathy will share her journey from wife, mother to four daughters, bookkeeper, and caretaker to answering the call to ministry.

“People would never believe I was once a quiet person. The thought of public speaking made me ill, but I knew God was calling and I soon learned that when He calls, you answer and He will provide the means. I pray this program will encourage others. So often, too often, we are afraid to take that step. Afraid we have nothing to offer. There is no one that God cannot use to further His ministry. Look at me,” Pastor Hamilton says.

Live More Ministries is a Christian outreach program for women, offering programs quarterly at churches throughout the Jefferson County area. On Saturday, May 30, the Adams Center Baptist Church Women will offer breakfast from 9am to 9:45am followed by the 10am-12pm presentation.

For more information about Live More Ministries for women, contact Chris at 315-767-2058, or email

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love God, Live Healthy ~ Saturday, January 31st

On Saturday, January 31, certified life coach Connie Silva will present "Love God, Live Healthy" with tips for totally healthy living at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church on Grove Street in Adams, NY. The free 10am-12pm program is sponsored by Live More Ministries, providing quarterly programs for women in the southern Jefferson County area. The St. Cecilia’s Church Women will offer a complimentary breakfast from 9am to 9:45am.

“Living in total health does not mean just being physically healthy. I am excited to share tips for managing heart and soul issues and for loving God with all our strength and minds,” says Connie.

Connie inspires women through her coaching practice Hope for All Seasons, and with inspirational speaking programs that draw on her experience with abuse and raising a mentally-handicapped child. She also offers concerts and has a published record album.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bibles in My Boots - Lessons for Stepping Out in Trust in Any Life Situation

On Saturday, November 1, the Philadelphia Methodist Church will host Live More Ministries and a 10am-12pm presentation entitled “Bibles in My Boots” by Ann Sudduth of Watertown, NY. Ann will offer a 45-minute speaking program followed by a half-hour session on all-inclusive lessons for living that she learned after finally saying “Oh, alright” to the call to smuggle New Testaments into Communist Russia. 

The program hosts and speaker stress that all women are welcome, especially those who may be seeking direction. 

“I struggled with my faith by myself for 15 years, but that struggle has not been a waste. I hope my program will help others find their way more easily,” Ann says.

“People may have heard me speak before about the close calls on my journey into Russia and not knowing if I would be thrown into prison to never see my children again, but in this presentation I want to share universal lessons about stepping out in faith and trust no matter what challenges you face wherever you are in life,” she adds.

The November 1 free program at the Philadelphia Methodist Church, 21 Main Street, includes a 9am-9:45am complimentary breakfast by the Philadelphia Methodist Church Women followed by the 10am-12pm program.
Live More Ministries is a Christian women’s ministry offering quarterly programs open to all women at various locations in Jefferson County. For more information, call Chris at 315-767-2058, email Sally at