Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

On Sunday, Aloma Cason 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 welcomes Lisa Glasier as the speaker on Sunday. Speaking on the congregation’s monthly theme of Embodiment, Glasier will share the evolution of her relationship with her body, from a young woman and personal fitness trainer to a more mature woman, experienced Health Coach and Eating Psychology and Reiki Practitioner. This personal testimony of the power and beauty of the body and Glasier’s belief of the purpose and potential of our bodies will include the idea of the body as messenger for the soul. All are welcome to attend this service.

Religious Exploration for children grades K to 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.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, will host an open house and art show on Monday 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.

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church will hold a meatloaf dinner on Tuesday 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

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church, 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, will resume its monthly card parties on Wednesday 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.

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.

St. John’s United Church of Christ

St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Use the Eagle Street entrance.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society meeting was recently held on May 1 at the hillside site social center. President Carole Schiller greeted members and with other officers recited the Rosary. The opening prayer was offered by Stella Michalak.

Secretary Katherine Hamernik reviewed minutes from the April 3 meeting.

Treasurer Sandra Tapasto gave a financial report for the month of April. Recent generous donations to the Society were recognized. Members were updated on ticket sales for the May lottery fundraiser, which commenced May 1.

Vice President Rita Cieslewicz remembered the Society’s ill members, particularly Patty Halas, and prayers were offered on their behalf.

Schiller reminded members to read the inserts in the weekly church bulletin to be informed of upcoming events in the parish. She reminded members of the upcoming showing of “The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima” movie on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the lakeside site lyceum. Members were also informed that on May 13 there will be a 4 p.m. Mass offered by the Fatima Society at the Blessed Mary Angela lakeside site, to be followed by a procession to crown Our Lady of Fatima. There will be a pork and chicken dinner offered at the lyceum at 6 p.m. after the crowning.

The attendance prize for the month was awarded to Jane Steffan.

A motion was made by Natalie Kolasa and seconded by Jenny Naruszewicz to close the meeting. A closing prayer was offered by Marilyn Nalepa.

Refreshments and raffle prizes were offered by Steffan, Geraldine Szukala, Rita Szot and Irene Rozumalski. Special thanks were offered to Rozumalski, who treated the members to homemade soup after the meeting.

The next scheduled meeting will be on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the lakeside site lyceum of Blessed Mary Angela. The refreshment committee for the June meeting includes Joyce Tarnowski, Nancy Woloszyn and Joan Zielinski.

Ripley United Methodist Church

The Ripley United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 13 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at 84 W. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for all you can eat. This month’s breakfast will benefit Chautauqua County Meals on Wheels.

Portland Congregational Church

There will be a chicken and biscuit dinner at the Portland Congregational Church, 8649 Church St. in Portland on Wednesday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. The menu will be chicken and biscuits with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage. Adults are $9 and children 10 and under are $6. The site is handicap accessible.

Knights of Columbus Fr. Michael J. McGivney Council 7921

Knights of Columbus Fr. Michael J. McGivney Council 7921 will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue on Wednesday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 28 Moore St., Fredonia. The event is drive through, take out only. The cost is $10 per dinner. For details, contact Dan Mierzwa at 672-4011 or Neil Dempsey at 679-1604. Proceeds benefit the Fredonia K of C Charity fund, whose projects include purchasing Bibles for school children and prisoners at the Lakeview Correctional Facility, assisting the CYOs at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Anthony’s Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, assisting St. Francis High School to help send students to various worthwhile trips, financial support to St. Gianna Molla Center in Dunkirk, military chaplains, seminarians at Christ the King facility and assisting those in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.