Religion news briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is John Paananen. This week’s medium is Rev. Lynne Forget. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale.

Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon 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 through June. Visit the website at and/or the Facebook page or call 595-2697 for more information concerning church services.

Trinity United Church of Christ community meal July 14

Trinity United Church of Christ will host a community meal on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 6 p.m., at 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge. Free will donations are not necessary, but are appreciated. This month’s menu includes hot dogs, pasta salad, chips and a pickle, watermelon dessert and a beverage. Handicapped access is available on Erie Avenue. The next community meal will be Aug. 11.

Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast July 14

Ripley United Methodist Church is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday July 14 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. 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 the South Ripley Cemetery Association.

Friendship Baptist Church plans Summer Revival

Friendship Baptist Church, 18 E. Second St., Dunkirk, is having a Summer Revival on July 18 to 20. Service will begin each night at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The speaker will be announced in an upcoming notice.

St. Rose of Lima Lawn Fete planned for Aug. 5

The St. Rose of Lima Lawn Fete, 11 Center St., Forestville, is planned for Sunday Aug. 1. It starts at noon (following 11:15 a.m. Mass). The event features Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, pony rides, games of chance, music, a gift basket extravaganza, raffles, an artisan booth and more.

Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School

The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.”

Classes will take place on Mondays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 p.m.

Contact Bob Ebert at 951-2192 or Darlene 814-881-1411.

The weekly focus includes:

Even when you are left out… Jesus Loves You

Even though you’re different… Jesus Loves You

Even when you don’t understand… Jesus Loves You

Even when you do wrong or are afraid… Jesus Loves You.