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Minion Mania at Christ Chapel

SILVER CREEK — Minion Mania occurred at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church in Silver Creek, Sunday, September 9. Four hundred yellow and blue balloons filled nets suspended from the ceiling of the sanctuary. Two Minions stood in the front declaring “Short people welcome here (and tall ones ...

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Park Church to hold ‘Come and See Sunday’ SINCLAIRVILLE — This week at Park United Methodist Church is “Come and See Sunday.” The church will be unveiling their plans for the proposed building expansion. Because of this, there will only be one service at 10:30 a.m. Also, Park Church ...

Trinity Masterworks Choir begins rehearsal

Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. will be the first rehearsal for the fall Trinity Masterworks Choir program. The work selected for this fall program is the ‘Requiem’ written by Norwegian composer, Kim Andre Arnesen. This work was written in 2014 and had its New York Premier in Carnegie ...

Laona Church celebrating 150 Years

The Laona United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years of God’s faithfulness and ministry. You are invited to join us to mark the anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the church on the corner of Wilson and Porter roads. Since the church first opened our doors in 1868, this ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Emmy Chetkin. This week’s medium is Rev. 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 ...

First Baptist Church to participate in national Back to Church Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. Everyone is welcome to attend. Since it started as a call to action and invitation for the church in 2009, the National Back to ...

Blessing of the backpacks

It was a full house recently for Northern Chautauqua Catholic School's Back-to School Blessing of the Backpacks and Ice Cream Social, launching the school's 30th year after a successful summer fundraising campaign. Many new students joined NCCS as a result of the school remaining open. ...

Grape Discovery Center to hold ‘Blessing of the Grapes’ Ceremony

WESTFIELD — The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association and Grape Discovery Center extend an invitation to members of the public to attend the annual Blessing of the Grapes service on the Steve Baran Memorial Patio. Reverend Virginia Carr of the Westfield Episcopal Church will begin a ...

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Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church plans breakfast and bake sale today Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold a breakfast and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m., at 12672 Route 438, Irving. The cost is $6.50 per breakfast. There will also be a Chinese auction. Church ...

Education is precious

Schools on all levels from preschools through colleges will soon be back in session. A few have already started. As Christians, influenced by the Reformation, a good well-rounded education is a precious thing. Not only is it a great benefit towards a better job, it provides many other benefits ...

St. John’s Episcopal lemonade sale to benefit Carly’s Club

On Sunday, Aug. 26, the kids of St. John’s Episcopal Church will be serving hot dogs and lemonade to raise funds for Carly’s Club benefiting Roswell Park’s fight for kids against cancer. Immediately after Sunday’s church service, approximately 12:30 to 3 p.m., the grill will be ...

Catholic Charities names three to leadership roles

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces a recent appointment and two promotions to leadership roles within the organization. Julie Lulek, MPH, has been named Director of School-Based Services, Tracey Miers, LCSW-R, has been named Director of Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) ...

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Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.” The last class will take place on Monday at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Bob Ebert ...

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Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.” Classes will take place on Mondays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 ...

St. Elizabeth Church hosts Our Lady of Fatima National Statue

The National Virgin Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Diocese of Buffalo Aug. 8 to 27. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will receive the statue on Thursday, Aug. 16. This statue, blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 in honor of the apparitions at Fatima, promotes the message of Our Lady to ...

Salvation Army Food Pantry new schedule set

The Dunkirk Salvation Army Food Pantry, located at 704 Central Ave., has announced a new schedule. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15 the following schedule goes into effect: Mondays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays: closed Thursdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 ...

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“A Celebration of the Angels,” NCCS Benefactors Mass “A Celebration of the Angels,” a very special Mass to honor Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Angel Benefactors will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church at 1032 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. ...

First Baptist Church to host Red Cross blood drive

First Baptist Church - Dunkirk will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 445-3970 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org, search with zip code ...

St. Rose of Lima hosting 35th annual lawn fete Sunday

Good old-fashioned family fun. This year’s St. Rose of Lima lawn fete and chicken barbecue is coming Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. in Forestville. All of the popular attractions will be back again for the carnival’s 35th year, including children’s games, pony rides, and ...