Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Barbara Sanson 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 announces that Consulting Minister George Buchanan will speak on Sunday. Buchanan’s sermon, “A Simple Faith,” will reflect on the mutual promises we make to sustain our precious faith community and the myriad other ways we sustain one another. This is also invite-a-friend Sunday. All those interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism are invited to visit the congregation Sunday. A finger food potluck will follow after the service.

Religious Exploration for children grades K-5 will be held during the service. 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 the page on Facebook at for more information.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church

Continuing its mission to provide the area with a broad range of musical experiences, the Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert Series is proud to present Vivaldi’s Gloria on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Fredonia First United Methodist Church.

Performed by the FFUMC Chancel Choir, along with members of the WNY Chamber Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Gloria features soloists Kate Huff and Laurie Tramuta. The Gloria is considered Vivaldi’s most famous choral piece, presenting the traditional Gloria from the Latin Mass in 12 varied cantata-like sections. The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal.

Following the performance, all attending are invited to a dessert reception in the Narthex. As always, the performance is free of charge. A goodwill offering will be collected.

Fredonia First United Methodist Church is a church family that is open to all. They are missional, family-friendly and comfortable, offering a traditional service with a contemporary message. Visit to see the schedule of events and worship. FFUMC is located at 25 Church St. in Fredonia. Call 679-1513 for more information.

Blessed Mary Angela Church Rosary Society

Blessed Mary Angela Church Rosary Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m., at the Hillside Site Social Center. 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 145 E. Main St. in Fredonia will be having a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until sold out. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Take outs are also available. There will also be a cash giveaway and theme baskets. For more information, call 679-4116.

Fast Lane Warriors

Members of the public are welcome to join the “Fast Lane Warriors” for Christian conversation, fellowship and breakfast. The group meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Fast Lane Country Store, 10 Park St., South Dayton. For more information, call 988-2004.

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, (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. in South Dayton.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, will host an open house and art show on Monday, May 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come and meet the NCCS teachers, see some great art work, and take a tour of the school. For more information, 366-0630.