Castile United Church of Christ

4 Washington Street, Castile, NY 14427

“Meals & Memories”


‘Meals & Memories’

We, at the Castile United Church of Christ are trying to increase the community’s awareness of one of our outreach programs. It is called, “Meals and Memories”. This is a Community Luncheon served on the 2nd Thursday of each month from  12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Castile United Church of Christ’s Dining Hall.

Gather at 12:00 PM

 For more information contact the Castile UCC Women’s Fellowship Group at 493-2840.

THEME for 2017 – The Story behind the Hymn: Come and learn how some of our favorite hymns came into being…

July 13

July’s Hymn: “I Believe”

“I Believe” was commissioned and introduced by Jane Froman on her television show, and became the first hit song ever introduced on TV. Froman, troubled by the uprising of the Korean War in 1952 so soon after World War II, asked Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman to compose a song, completed in 1953, that would offer hope and faith to the populace. In addition to Froman, “I Believe” has been recorded by many others, and has become both a popular and religious standard.

Frankie Laine‘s version spent eighteen non-consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Laine also had the most successful version in America, where he reached #2 for three weeks.

“It accomplished an awful lot in its day because it said all the things that need to be said in a prayer and yet it didn’t use any of the holy words – Lord, God, Him, His, Thine, Thou. It said it all and it changed the whole spectrum of faith songs.”

On May 23rd 1965, the Bachelors performed “I Believe” on the CBS-TV program ‘The Ed Sullivan Show”… A little under a year earlier on June 21st, 1964 it had entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #83; six weeks later on August 2nd it would peak at #33.


I Believe


I believe for every drop of rain that falls A flower grows

I believe that somewhere in the darkest night A candle glows

I believe for everyone that goes astray Someone will come to show the way I believe, I believe.

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer Will still be heard

I believe that someone in the great somewhere Hears every word

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry Or touch a leaf, Or see the sky

Then I know why, I believe

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry Or touch a leaf, Or see the sky,

Then I know why I believe (Why I believe)



August 10            “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

September 14   “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

October 12          “Amazing Grace”

November 9      “We Gather Together’

December 14     “O Holy Night”


THANK you to our ladies at ‘Meals & Memories’ for bringing in another batch of Hats for the Homeless and baby hats for Strong Hospital.