Religion news briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Neal Rzepkowski. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale.

Service time is 10:30 to 12 p.m. and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation and prayer.

The public is invited to attend and there is no gate fee from Sept. 10 through June. Visit the website at and/or the FB page or call 595-2697 for more information concerning church services.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will welcome SUNY Fredonia President Ginny Horvath as the speaker on Sunday. Horvath, a member of UUCNC since 2006, will speak on January’s theme of Intention. In this season of resolutions and new beginnings, Horvath will share her thoughts on the relationship between intention and spirit and the health that occurs when these are aligned in our actions. Relying on Native American meditations on this subject, as well as inspiration from poetry and fiction, she will invite all to consider their own relationships and actions and to consider the ways intention might guide words and actions.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty and justice in our immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life’s sacred journey. 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.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society

The next meeting of the Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Lakeside site Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk.

Ripley United Methodist Church

Ripley United Methodist Church is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. There will be pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7. This month’s breakfast will benefit the South Ripley Cemetery Association.

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church

The Dunkirk First United Methodist Church will hold a meatloaf dinner on Jan. 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until sold out. The church is located at 601 Washington Ave. The cost is $8.75 pre-sale or $9.25 at the door. The meal includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread, dessert and drink. Options include eat in, take out, or local delivery. Call 366-2230.

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Wiedner’s January chicken barbecue will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blessed Mary Angela Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. The menu includes Wiedner’s chicken, tossed salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, dinner roll, homemade dessert and beverage. Dining options include eat-in or drive through take-out. The cost is $10 donation pre-sale or $12 donation at the door if available. Only 600 dinners are available. Tickets can be purchased after Masses or at Big Rick’s One Stop, 327 Lake Shore Drive East; Matt’s News, 93 E. Third St., Dunkirk or Tommy’s Barber Shop, 25 Water St., Fredonia.