Religion News Briefs

Master’s Plan Ministry

The Master’s Plan Ministry and Dayton Food Pantry will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Theme Basket Raffles today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will be held at The Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Cost is $10 adults and $6 children. All proceeds to benefit the Dayton Food Pantry.

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Elaine Thomas 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 service.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Taize Prayer

Taize prayer, which involves Christian song, scripture and time for silent meditation will take place beginning Sunday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. Additional Taize prayer experiences will be held March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and 9, all at 6:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce the speaker for Sunday March 5. Dr. Anna Ireland, Chief Officer of Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, will speak on Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Dr. Ireland will reflect on her 14 years of working with Buffalo’s refugee populations and Jesus’ imperative to assist those in need.

A Peace Corp Volunteer, Dr. Ireland spent time in Swahili and began assisting refugees in 2003 when she became a case manager at Journey’s End Refugee Resettlement Service during the Somali Bantu resettlement program in Buffalo. In addition, Ireland was the founding director of Hope Refugee Drop in Center, an organization that pioneered a quick response model to assist refugees that have been in the US longer than 90 days.

Dr. Ireland is a graduate of Houghton College and received her M.S. and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from SUNY Buffalo.

Childcare for those under the age of 5 will be provided as requested. Call the church’s voicemail, 679-7944, by Saturday at 5 p.m. if childcare will be needed.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty and justice in our immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life’s sacred journey. Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia. Call 679-7944, visit or visit on Facebook at for more information.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the St. Hedwig Social Center, Townsend Street, Dunkirk.

Ripley United Methodist Church

RIPLEY — Ripley United Methodist Church will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee at a cost of $7 for all you can eat.

This month’s breakfast will benefit Ripley VFW.