Religion briefs — July 29

St. Rose of Lima

For more than 30 years, August in Forestville has meant the St. Rose of Lima Lawn Fete, where fun-seekers of all ages gather among tents and booths in an old-fashioned carnival atmosphere. Some of the most popular attractions are the children’s games, pony rides, Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue and, famously, the unparalleled gift basket extravaganza. Chances to win money and prizes abound, including the coveted grand prize of $1,000, a gorgeous hand-crafted full-size quilt, and hundreds of other valuable treasures contributed by area businesses and artisans. Music, a concession stand, delicious baked goods, and a beverage tent add to the festivities.

The St. Rose of Lima 34th Annual Lawn Fete, held on the church grounds at 11 Center St. in Forestville, is on Sunday, Aug. 6, at noon, following 11:15 Mass. Come enjoy fun for the whole family!

Universal Unity of Spirit

Ellen Bourn is the guest speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit, 89 N. Main St. (Route 60) Cassadaga, Sunday, and her topic is “A Special Country, The Republic of Responsibility, Do you Live There.” The healing service begins at 1 p.m. with Bourn’s lecture/lesson at 1:30 p.m. Fellowship and refreshment time follows and a special event, The Spiritual and Karmatic Meaning of Your Astrological Sign, a class facilitated by Bourn, has been rescheduled and will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. The pre-registration fee for the class is $25. Call 595-2617 or email or go to for additional information.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, through a generous donation from Thrivent Financial, will be holding its annual indoor yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Silver Creek village-wide sales. Featured are a large selection of books, greeting cards, furniture and a heavenly variety of household items sold at devilishly low prices.

In addition, the men of the church will be sponsoring a Sahlen’s hot dog sale starting at 10 a.m. A value meal including a hot dog, bag of chips, bottle of water and bag of cookies will be sold for $3. A hot dog will cost $1.50.

In appreciation for their dedication, the Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Company will receive 50 percent of the yard sale proceeds and 100 percent of the hot dog sale proceeds. The church is located at 15 Porter Ave. in Silver Creek.

Dewittville-Hartfield United Methodist Church

Dewittville-Hartfield United Methodist Church will hold a Rummage & Bake Sale on Friday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Bake sale held both days! The church is located on Route 430 at Meadows Road in Dewittville.

Vacation Bible School

Stockton Community Church, 4554 West Railroad Ave., Stockton will host Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through 12 from July 31 through Aug. 4 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. The theme is “Passport to Peru” from Group Publishing. The children will learn and experience Peruvian culture through songs, Bible lessons, games and snacks. Parents can pre-register their children by call the church office at 595-3176. Children must be accompanied by a parent on Monday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m. to register and sign in.

The Master’s Plan Cafe

On Saturday, Aug. 5, The Master’s Plan Cafe will hold its ninth annual Dice Run and Bike Blessing at 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Registration is at noon, with the blessing at 1 p.m. and kickstands up at 1:15 p.m. The Master’s Plan ministry is helping over 6,000 people yearly. The event includes a great ride, American auction, music, a great barbecue and much more. The cost is a free will offering. Donations help the ministry give hope to the hopeless and a hand to the disheartened.