Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Thomas Catsley 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

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will hold its annual music service on Sunday. This music service will celebrate Earth Day with songs and readings about Mother Earth, performed by members and friends of the congregation. All are welcome to attend this celebratory service.

As this is a multi-generational event, no Religious Exploration classes will be held. Childcare for those under the age of 5 will be provided as requested. Call the church’s voicemail 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. Call 679-7944, visit or visit for more information.

Lily Dale Spirtualist Church

The Lily Dale Spirtualist Church, East Street (near fire hall) will hold services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with a lecture, healing and messages. Malcolm Cobley and Rev. TC Kendall from Canada will serve the church. Mr. Kobley will also lecture on July 28 in Lily Dale’s Assembly Hall as part of an all-day lecture series on “The Science of Things Spiritual.”

Knights of Columbus 929

The Knights of Columbus 929, Dunkirk chapter, will attend 8 a.m. Mass together on Sunday, April 30 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Washington Avenue in Dunkirk.

Trinity Lutheran Church Silver Creek

Do you have memories of Bible camp? Sunday School? Vacation Bible School? Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Porter Ave. in Silver Creek wants to bring back those memories with a special evening of song designed for the whole family.

On Friday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) from 6 to 8 p.m., the church, with support from Thrivent Financial, will be sponsoring an event that begins with a make-your-own-taco bar followed by a selection of the old camp songs, childhood favorites and even some of our favorite “old-time religion” hymns that will carry us back to a simpler time.

Do you play an instrument? Please bring it. We’ll have a few of our own to share as well a few surprises for those who might be musically-challenged.

There is no charge for this evening of fun. Come and join the fun.

South Dayton United Methodist Church

A rummage sale to benefit the Missions Fund of the South Dayton United Methodist Church will take place Friday May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a bake sale both days, and a bag sale Saturday at noon.

The event is located at 34 Maple St., South Dayton.

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church will hold a meatloaf dinner on Tuesday, May 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or sold out. The location is 601 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk. Tickets are $8.50 presale, or $9 at the door. Options include eat in, take out or local delivery.

The menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread and homemade pies for dessert. Drinks are included. Call 266-2230 for details.

St. Joseph’s Church Fredonia

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, will resume its monthly card parties on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $4. Dessert and coffee will be provided. This event is open to the public. To reserve a table, call the parish office at 679-4116.