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Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.” The last class will take place on Monday at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Bob Ebert ...

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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. 13, 20 and 27 at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 ...

St. Elizabeth Church hosts Our Lady of Fatima National Statue

The National Virgin Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Diocese of Buffalo Aug. 8 to 27. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will receive the statue on Thursday, Aug. 16. This statue, blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 in honor of the apparitions at Fatima, promotes the message of Our Lady to ...

Salvation Army Food Pantry new schedule set

The Dunkirk Salvation Army Food Pantry, located at 704 Central Ave., has announced a new schedule. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15 the following schedule goes into effect: Mondays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays: closed Thursdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 ...

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“A Celebration of the Angels,” NCCS Benefactors Mass “A Celebration of the Angels,” a very special Mass to honor Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Angel Benefactors will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church at 1032 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. ...

First Baptist Church to host Red Cross blood drive

First Baptist Church - Dunkirk will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 445-3970 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org, search with zip code ...

St. Rose of Lima hosting 35th annual lawn fete Sunday

Good old-fashioned family fun. This year’s St. Rose of Lima lawn fete and chicken barbecue is coming Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. in Forestville. All of the popular attractions will be back again for the carnival’s 35th year, including children’s games, pony rides, and ...

Holy Trinity Catholic students receive scholarship awards

The Holy Trinity Parish High School Senior Scholarship is awarded to parishioners of Holy Trinity Catholic Church who are high school seniors and who have served the parish in various capacities, such as: Altar Server, Choir Member, Religious Education Teacher or aide, Greeter, Usher, ...

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Church on the Beach Park Church Cassadaga is holding its worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the Cassadaga Beach on Park Avenue. The public is welcome to come. Food will be served afterward. For more information visit www.parkumc.org. Mission/Outreach hosting final day of yard sale ...

Newly-ordained priest observes Mass in Dunkirk

Pictured to the right is the Reverend Peter Santandreu. As part of his preparation for ordination, he spent the year 2015-16 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish working with the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School and in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry, where his bi-lingual ability was an ...

NCCS students and alumni shine at music festival

Students from throughout Chautauqua County recently celebrated their musical abilities at the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association (CCMTA) All County Spring Festival. Among these talented musicians was a group who began their musical journey at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. ...

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St. Joe’s community meal planned for today St. Joe’s community meal will be held Saturday, July 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s School, 26 Erie St., Gowanda. The menu features chicken salad, croissants, cottage cheese, fruit and drinks. All are welcome. The meal is all you can eat ...

Westfield church to host yard sale

The Mission/Outreach Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield will host a yard sale at the home of Marjory Fritz at 48 Elm St., Westfield. The event will take place the weekend of July 27 and 28. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is the same weekend as the ...

Ongoing reformation

“Be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.” is a well-known saying that used to be found on bumpers, posted on signs, or shared in a number of other ways. The message is an admission to people that we make mistakes, we fail at times, we are not perfect people but God is at work ...

Church group visits West Virginia to serve those in need

A group of teens and adults recently visited West Virginia to help those in need. During the first week of July, Park United Methodist Church organized a team of 19 people to visit Randolph County in West Virginia for seven days, partnering with an organization called Tyrand Cooperative ...

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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 ...

NCCS announces quarterly academic honors students

Mrs. Jenny Tilaro, Principal of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (NCCS), recently announced the students who achieved Academic Honors for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a Grade Point Average of 94-100%, Second Honors are ...

Unitarian Church installs ‘Book Box’ for children

JAMESTOWN — Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) have installed a Book Box in front of their building at 1255 Prendergast Ave. Children and parents are invited to stop by and select one of the books inside that they can keep as their own. Wood ...

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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 ...