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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will hold a panel discussion on Sunday to learn about the overall basic definitions and terms related to the umbrella term “transgender.” Panel members will also share ...

FFUMC to host talent showcase

Calling those who can sing, dance, play an instrument or recite poetry! Fredonia First United Methodist Church is hosting a talent showcase on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room and they want you! All solo and ensemble acts are welcome. To join the show, call 673-1513 or email ...

Dealing with death’s shadow a part of life

Feb. 18 is the anniversary of Martin Luther’s death. As we are celebrating, in 2017, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation we also note how it continues to influence us to this current day. We mark the beginning of the Reformation with Luther’s nailing 95 Theses to the ...

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CCRM’s 2017 board members announced

At its 49th annual meeting, the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry welcomed Brett Kuhlman and Ed Pagano as new board members. Lisa Muldowney agreed to serve another term on the board, and Steve Keefe and Joan Houck will remain as president and vice president, respectively, for 2017. Pictured from ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Gail Heil will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral commences bicentennial celebration

BUFFALO — St. Paul’s Cathedral unveiled a 200th celebratory logo at its annual meeting on Jan. 22 that will serve as its bicentennial commemorative symbol for the coming year. With this official kickoff, bicentennial programming will be released throughout 2017. The first Bicentennial ...

Lutherans continue to celebrate the Reformation

This month we look at the last of what Martin Luther called “The Three Solas.” We have studied “Faith Alone,” “Grace Alone,” and now we look at “Scripture Alone.” Contrary to what the modern culture would have us believe, Christians do not believe that all roads lead to God. ...

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Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jackie Carlson will be the featured presenter for Lutheran’s award-winning Best of Times Seminar Series on Feb. 21.

Motivational presentation series begins Feb. 21

JAMESTOWN — Lutheran’s award-winning Best of Times Seminar Series, sponsored by Edgewood Communities, returns in February with “Your Best Interest at Heart,” a motivational presentation on how to stay in love with your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Attendees will learn how to stay ...

Circle of Love celebration planned

The Circle of Love cordially invites the public to attend “Celebrating Life,” the beginning of its book “Circle of Love, the Connection & Memories,” to be held Sunday, Feb. 12  from 1 to 3 p.m. at Katerina’s, 6-8 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk. The guest speaker will be Rich ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. Luther’s legacy is immense and cannot be adequately summarized. Every Protestant Reformer and every Protestant stream were inspired by Luther in one way or another. On a larger canvas, his reform unleashed forces that ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Bernie Payne will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

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Trinity Episcopal Church holds Epiphany Tea

From left: Trinity Episcopal Church Women’s chairperson Doreen Gould, Warden Melisa Eichmann, guest speakers David and Lucy Bryant and Warden Emily Ivey at the Epiphany Tea table following the talk on Cuba 2016 as part of the annual Epiphany Tea last Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia.

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Gail Lucas Kelly will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for ...

Reformation made a lasting impact on America

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation will be celebrated on Oct. 30, 2017. Martin Luther’s stand on scripture has had lasting effects that has now reach its 500th anniversary. His work has inspired many people. Most of them who we would name would have been his contemporaries. ...

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Pictured are some of the participants, which included Westfield residents,in the recent Feast of Lights celebration at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo that was sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Buffalo.

‘Feast of Lights’ held at St. Paul’s Cathedral

BUFFALO — Children and guests from around the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, including Westfield, met and gathered together for the celebration of “The Feast of Lights” on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. This special service was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo and was led ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. Luther’s lasting accomplishments also mounted the translation of the Bible into German (which remains a literary and biblical hallmark); the writing of the hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”; and publishing his ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Gail Heil will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consisting of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, David Guayasimin will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, begin at 10:30 a.m. and consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the service. Dunkirk First United ...

Trinity Episcopal Church to hold annual meeting on Monday

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual meeting on Monday in Garland Hall behind the church, located at 11 Day St. Fredonia. This year’s meeting will be especially bittersweet as it will be the final activity for the Rev. Robert Arnold, Rector, who has led the church for the past 11 ...