Religion News Briefs

St. John’s United Church of Christ

St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a chili and cornbread dinner today 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 door, $9. Take outs are available. Unpaid pre-sale and reserved tickets must be picked up by 5:30.

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Colleen Vanderzyden 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.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will celebrate Justice Sunday with a service coordinated and led by the members of the congregation’s Social Action Committee on Sunday. “Supporting Communities Under Siege” will highlight the UU Service Committee’s Rights at Risk Program, a program in support of at-risk communities facing human rights and social justice abuses at the hands of their own governments. All are invited to attend this service.

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.

Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia. Please call 679-7944, visit or visit the page on Facebook at for more information.

Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church

The Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, located at 60 Buffalo St., Silver Creek, will host a concert Sunday at 6 p.m. The performer will be George Miller, vocalist. He has made several mission trips to Africa and is a pastor. The event is free and open to the public.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

There will be a Celtic Communion Service every Thursday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 5:30 p.m. with a study “Laugh your way to Grace” by Susan Sparks. Have an eye opening experience about the Faith you thought you knew! The program runs until April 6 at St. A potluck dinner follows. The series takes place at Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm St., Westfield. For details, contact 326-2064.

St. Joseph’s Church Gowanda

There will be a Holy Trinity musical group performance on Friday at 7 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda. There is no admission charge for this event.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin will be the celebrant at a service of Holy Eucharistic and Solemn Benediction celebrating The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. The service, which will be held at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will include clergy and parishioners from St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Buffalo.

The short service of Benediction following the Eucharist emphasizes Christ’s presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Using a Monstrance (a cross designed to hold a consecrated wafer), the bishop will present the Lord’s blessing upon the congregation. All are welcome to attend the service and a light supper following the service.

St. John’s is located at the corners of W. Fourth and Lark streets in Dunkirk.