Religion

What We Believe: Law and Gospel

In the past two months, our “What We Believe” series has made the case for our belief in God Himself, and has discussed the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. So how are we to take that Word of God, or interpret it? There are several foundations for interpreting Scripture, yet the one at ...

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Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast today Ripley United Methodist Church is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast today, Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and toast (including omelets), fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, ...

Nov 12-19 are drop off dates for Operation Christmas Child

This month, sites in Chautauqua County will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Local families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts ...

Popular Awana Club program returns to FFUMC

Filling the community room with energy, excitement, and laughter, students gathered Wednesday, Oct. 10 to kick-off Awana Club at Fredonia First United Methodist Church. The club is designed for students grades K-8 to explore a Bible-centered curriculum designed to help them understand and apply ...

School district again accepts Feeding Fredonia challenge

For the fifth year, the Fredonia Central School District responded generously to the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. Every year since its inception, the Fredonia Central School’s contribution to the food collection has been essential to its success. With support from the district ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Kathleen Salyers. 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 message demonstration, music, ...

SUNY Fredonia helps with Feeding Fredonia Challenge

Once again, the SUNY Fredonia students came through to help the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. On Oct. 19, the SUNY Fredonia Office of Volunteer and Community Services, under the leadership of Joyce Smith, arranged to have SUNY students at the Fredonia Central School to pick up the generous ...

God helps us through others

Last month I wrote about using God’s Word (the Bible) to grow in trusting God’s helping us through life. At the end I mentioned that God also gives us encouragement and help through other people. Dealing with the ups and downs of life; no one is alone. Even as God works in us, as the ...

St. Joseph Church Handbell choir to participate in Buffalo concert

BUFFALO — The 28th Annual The Harvest Is Plentiful Concert will take place at SS Columba/Brigid Parish 75 Hickory St., Buffalo, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. The concert is a joint effort SS Columba/Brigid Parish Gospel Choir under the direction of Lynda Martin and St. Joseph Parish from ...

Laona Emmanuel United Methodist Church celebrates sesquicentennial

Members and friends of the Laona Emmanuel United Methodist church recently gathered to celebrate 150 years of God’s faithfulness and ministry. The church, originally know as the Evangelical Association, was started in 1868 when a large number of German immigrants settled in the vicinity of ...

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Rev. George Buchanan to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister Rev. George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. Buchanan’s sermon, “When the Rubber Hits the Road,” will ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish offers Men’s Fall Conference Nov. 10

On Saturday morning, Nov. 10, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Committee is hosting a Men’s conference for men of the area. The presenter for the event is Deacon Greg Feary of the Buffalo Diocese. His presentation is entitled, “A Catholic Man’s Journey of Faith.” Deacon ...

Church to sponsor safe family Halloween event

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk wants to provide a fun and safe family event environment for trick-or-treaters. Trick or Treat with family and friends at First Baptist on Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Church families will gather and park their cars in the large parking lot. They open their trunks, ...

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Rev. Ron Skowronski to speak at Unitarian Universalist The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Rev. Ron Skowronski to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 21. In his reflection, “Bridges or Walls”, Skowronski will reflect upon the number of homeless people in our ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Tom Cratsley. 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 message demonstration, music, ...

What we believe — God himself

Last month we began a series of “What We Believe” articles beginning with the Bible itself. We believe the Bible’s truth and integrity as the inerrant Word of God. This month we look at God Himself as the Bible reveals Him. We get to know God by knowing the Scriptures He authored. Yet ...

Right Rev. R. William Franklin celebrant at St. John the Baptist Church

The Right Rev. R. William Franklin will be the celebrant of the Eucharist at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church on Sunday, Oct. 14. The two morning services will be combined on that day with one service at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Franklin was consecrated on April 30, 2011 at St. Paul’s ...

Fredonia First United Methodist Church programs set

The Fredonia First United Methodist Church has a number of programs taking place in the next several weeks. The Church is located at 25 Church St., Fredonia Awana Club is held Wednesdays during the school year in the education wing from 6 to 8 p.m. It follows the Fredonia school calendar. It ...

Rev. George Buchanan to speak to Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 14. Buchanan will speak on “The Perennial Wisdom of Alan Watts.” Watts encourages us to approach our lives playfully and with joy. In a current moment ...