Religion

Fathers can make the difference

Lifestyles assistant note: Margaret and her son Dan express appreciation for the outpouring of love from the community through the numerous birthday cards that she has received. She will turn 92 on Wednesday. Dan requested that a treasured Fathers Day column of Margaret’s be run this week. ...

The Reformation and educational reforms

Congratulations to all graduates! There is a big connection between the Reformation and our educational system. The Reformers had a big influence on the importance of education and how to accomplish it. That influence has even impacted how education is done in our schools today. Because of the ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit On June 25, the Lily Dale Assembly holds the Sunday 10:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. This is a community service and all the churches share the podium. The public is invited to attend and there is no gate fee. Universal Unity of Spirit Universal Unity of ...

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Mary Powers (left) has led the Chautauqua County Outreach program since its inception. Also pictured is Eileen Nowak, director of Catholic Charities’ Department of Parish Outreach and Advocacy.

Luncheon marks 10 years of providing respite care

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities’ Chautauqua County Outreach recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of providing respite care and friendship to homebound seniors and nursing home residents in the county. A luncheon to thank the volunteers was held to mark the milestone. Formed in 2007, ...

Catherine Roth

Mount Mercy Academy honors local students

BUFFALO — Mount Mercy Academy had its annual fourth quarter honors assembly last week. Students were recognized for their contributions to the music department and other school organizations. Highlighting the assembly was the announcements by the guidance department of the members of the ...

Faces of the Reformation included those who helped

The eighth iconic individual in the Lutheran Reformation is Frederick the Wise Elector Frederick the Wise ruled in Saxon Germany and established the university at Wittenberg, where Martin Luther taught. He was a knowledgeable man who valued education and the arts, including the work of Lucas ...

Weekly briefs — June 17

St. John’s United Church of Christ St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a beef tips and noodles dinner today with serving from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking is off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets are $8.50, or tickets at the ...

Genes make the difference

Today as I write this, it is Monday, Memorial Day. I write my column Mondays or Tuesdays. I have to hand it in on Tuesday to be ready for Saturday’s paper. I’ll write about wars anytime. My father was in WWI and was all shot up. They wanted to cut off his arm and leg, but he wouldn’t ...

Submitted Photo: Brian Bogey is pictured at the organ in Jamestown First Lutheran Church. He will be part of a organ/choral concert on June 11 at the church.

Jamestown church planning organ/choral concert

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown First Lutheran Church will be sponsoring an Organ/Choral Concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature Brian A. Bogey, minister of music, on the magnificent 4-manual Casavant-Freres Pipe Organ. This ...

Help needed to reach Catholic Charities fundraising goal

BUFFALO — The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, and Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials are asking for help as the organization struggles to reach this year’s $11 million goal with the 2017 Appeal entering its final month. Faced with a June 30 deadline, Catholic ...

Faces of the Reformation included martyrs for the cause

The seventh iconic individual in the Lutheran Reformation is Jan Hus. Jan Hus foreshadowed Luther by 100 years. Like Luther, he opposed the abuses he saw in the Roman Catholic Church. What were those abuses? There were three chief ones: simony (the act of selling church offices or roles), ...

Spiritual session planned to learn hear the voice of God through prayer

“Can You Hear Me God?,” A spiritual session on learning to hear the voice of God through prayer will be held at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church. This session is designed for those who would like to have a more fulfilling prayer life which will result in a relationship with ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Patricia Bell 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 ...

Making every day a good one

I had a wonderful Sunday! I was invited to a celebration of the life of Virginia DeJonghe. I met her at the home on Temple Street. We sat at the same table. We had a ball! Dorothy Rocker and another Virginia from Buffalo sat at our table. We were so compatible! We got along so well! We were ...

Joan Brown Campbell

Dr. Joan Brown Campbell will be guest pastor on Sunday

JAMESTOWN — The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell will be the guest pastor for the First Lutheran Church of Jamestown on Sunday. Dr. Campbell is well-known in this area as the former director of religion at the Chautauqua Institution for 14 years. She will be delivering the morning sermon at both ...

The Lutheran Reformation: Reformation Memorial

Memorial Day is celebrated on this coming Monday when we remember those of our nation’s Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for their county as well as those who made it through the wars but have since died. May is “military month” as we take time, not just on one day, but even ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Brenda Hawkins 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 ...

Still time to assist Catholic Charities

For 93 years, the services provided though Catholic Charities have been a mainstay of family services in this region and throughout the eight counties of Western New York. These services are provided without cost to those who need them without regard for race, faith or walk of life. It is worth ...