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St. Joe’s community meal planned for today St. Joe’s community meal will be held Saturday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s School, 26 Erie St., Gowanda. The menu features chicken salad, croissants, cottage cheese, fruit and drinks. All are welcome. The meal is all you can eat ...

Westfield church to host yard sale

The Mission/Outreach Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield will host a yard sale at the home of Marjory Fritz at 48 Elm St., Westfield. The event will take place the weekend of July 27 and 28. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is the same weekend as the ...

Ongoing reformation

“Be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.” is a well-known saying that used to be found on bumpers, posted on signs, or shared in a number of other ways. The message is an admission to people that we make mistakes, we fail at times, we are not perfect people but God is at work ...

Church group visits West Virginia to serve those in need

A group of teens and adults recently visited West Virginia to help those in need. During the first week of July, Park United Methodist Church organized a team of 19 people to visit Randolph County in West Virginia for seven days, partnering with an organization called Tyrand Cooperative ...

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Trinity United Church of Christ community meal July 14 Trinity United Church of Christ will host a community meal on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 6 p.m., at 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge. Free will donations are not necessary, but are appreciated. This ...

NCCS announces quarterly academic honors students

Mrs. Jenny Tilaro, Principal of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (NCCS), recently announced the students who achieved Academic Honors for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a Grade Point Average of 94-100%, Second Honors are ...

Unitarian Church installs ‘Book Box’ for children

JAMESTOWN — Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) have installed a Book Box in front of their building at 1255 Prendergast Ave. Children and parents are invited to stop by and select one of the books inside that they can keep as their own. Wood ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is John Paananen. This week’s medium is Rev. Lynne Forget. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on ...

Commentary: Are we still one Nation under God?

With the celebration of our nation’s independence once again just behind us, we surely heard our share of patriotic music that we learned as children. We can all sing from memory the first verse of the patriotic hymn, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” But can anyone sing or recite the fourth ...

Six receive their first communion

Submitted Photo On May 20, at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, six young people received the Sacrament of Eucharist (Communion) for the first time. Pictured in row one, from left, are Cruz Bauza, Giana Willey, Thomas (TJ) Piede; row two, Paul Tabone, Larah Rukavina, Jack Fagan; row three ...

School 3 student wins bike

Submitted Photo Josiah Ortiz, 9, of Dunkirk, received a bicycle from Harvest Chapel's Bikes for Books program. He had to read a number of books in order to enter a drawing to win the bicycle. He is pictured with Daniel Genovese, the principal at School #3. Genovese would like to thank Harvest ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. This week’s medium is Gerta Lestock. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a ...

2018 Catholic Charities appeal reaches $11 million goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 26, 2018 – Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal. At a morning news ...

St. Anthony’s holds graduation Mass, awards scholarships

On Sunday, June 24, the Graduation Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia. The Erica O’Donoughue and Rev. Daniel P Walsh Scholarship was awarded at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Due to the quality and sincerity of the essays, two recipients shared the award. The recipients of the ...

St. Joseph’s Church of Fredonia holds first communion in May

First row, Jethduan Cordova-Olmo; second row, from left, Joseph DiCarlantonio, James Mullen, Angelica Mullen, William Duliba, Sarah DiLorenzo; third row from left, Donalee Babcock-Catechist, Rev. Joseph Walter-Pastor, Elizabeth Heyliger, communicant.

Reformation: God’s workmanship

How do you feel about yourself? Knowing our hidden secrets can leave us feeling less than good about ourselves. Those secrets are usually things that we have done or failed to do that we don’t want anyone else to know about. If they did, we are afraid that we would be punished or disliked or ...

Trinity Episcopal welcomes new Rector James Clement

The Reverend James Marshall Clement has been called as the next rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia. He becomes the 26th minister for Trinity with his first service on July 1. Father Jim grew up in the Low Country of South Carolina. His connection to the Episcopal Church began ...

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Universal Unity of Spirit White Dove Crow, Cree Elder, author and teacher of Native American tradition and ceremony, who travels throughout the US and Canada, is the featured speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit at the 11 a.m. service, June 24. Her topic is “The Great Mystery.” She will ...

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St. John’s Swiss steak dinner today St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a Swiss steak dinner on Saturday, June 16, serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking and the entrance are off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations, which are highly recommended. ...