Religion News Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Amanda DeSchong 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 announces that Reverend Ronald Skowronski will speak on Sunday. On this Palm Sunday, one third of the earth’s population will consider this the beginning of the end of Jesus’ earthly mission. In this pre-Easter reflection, “Will the Real Jesus Please Rise,” Skowronski will present a growing new point of view about the mission of this transformational man. Could you conceive of him as a “Religious Humanist?” Could we, as Unitarian Universalists, embrace his message through “new eyes” such as those of Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. Ernest Holmes, the Dalai Lama, and Emerson? Come and let us reason together.

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. Call 679-7944, visit or visit the page on Facebook at for more information.

Conewango Valley United Methodist Church

The Conewango Valley United Methodist Church, 5517 Church St., will present a spring music medley on Sunday at 2 p.m. featuring Paul Zittel and Jean Case. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow.

First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk will present the third in a series of three weekly Marsh Memorial Lenten Recitals for 2017. On Wednesday at noon in the church sanctuary, Ji Young So will perform solo piano.

The Marsh Memorial Lenten Recital Series is presented as a traditional program begun in 1978, under the direction of First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk’s Organist and Musical Director Howard Marsh.

This free musical program is designed to provide members of the church community and the general public with an opportunity for a period of peaceful reflection and contemplation during the hour at mid-week, throughout the Advent and Lenten seasons.

Knights of Columbus Council 3100

Knights of Columbus Council 3100 will hold a fish fry on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Dominic Church, 15 Union St., Westfield. The costs are $10 adults, $8 children. Tickets can be purchased from a council member or through the parish office. Take-outs will be available.

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church has planned a coffee hour and Easter egg hunt for children after the Easter Sunday, April 16 11 a.m. service. The church is located at 14 W. Fourth St. in Dunkirk. All are welcome.

Stockton Community Church

The church choir of the Stockton Community Church, 4554 West Railroad Ave., Stockton will present the Easter Cantata “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” on April 16, Easter Sunday at the 11 a.m. Worship Service. The public is invited to attend.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society meeting was recently held on April 3 at the Lakeside site Lyceum. President Carole Schiller greeted members and with other officers recited the Rosary. The opening prayer was offered by Loretta Pat Kokocinski.

Secretary Katherine Hamernik reviewed minutes from the March 6 meeting.

Treasurer Sandra Tapasto gave a financial report for the month of March. A motion was made by Elvina Root to provide funds for six months of First Friday Masses, which was seconded by Stella Michalak and approved by the members.

Vice president Rita Cieslewicz remembered the Society’s ill members and recent member birthday was celebrated for Phyllis Mucha (April 27).

Schiller reminded members that the last of the Lenten movie series, “Soup with the Saints,” will be held on April 5 at the Blessed Mary Angela school meeting room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Members were also reminded of the upcoming stuffed chicken breast dinner offered by the Holy Name Society on April 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BMA hillside site social center. Members were asked to donate cakes to provide desserts for this event. Members were encouraged to attend the BMA summer festival planning meeting on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the BMA hillside site social center. The ongoing May lottery/fund-raiser ticket sales project was discussed. Members were reminded that the BMA rummage sale originally scheduled for the end of April has been postponed until fall.

The attendance prize for the month was awarded to Cieslewicz.

A motion was made by Lucille Bartkowski to close the meeting and a closing prayer was offered by Mucha.

Refreshments and raffle prizes were offered by Root, Loretta Szalkowski and Jenny Naruszewicz.

The next scheduled meeting will be on May 1 at 7 p.m. at the hillside site social center of Blessed Mary Angela. The refreshment committee for the May meeting includes Jane Steffan, Geraldine Szukala, Irene Rozumalski and Rita Szot.

Lake Shore Chapel

Calling all first through sixth grade students! Come and join the Science and Skills Club. The club will be exploring rocks, fossils, animals and nature. There will be crafts and experiments and much, much more. Learn lots of awesome science facts and even have fun.

The Science and Skills Club will be meeting every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m., starting April 23.

This club is put on by Lake Shore Chapel at 3552 W. Main Road, Fredonia. It is a free event, but sign-up is needed. To reserve a child’s spot, or for more information, call 985-5810.