Religion

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society news

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society held its most recent meeting on Oct. 1 at the Blessed Mary Angela Lakeside site lyceum. Society officers led the members in a recitation of the rosary. Ill and deceased members were remembered in prayer. An opening prayer for the meeting was offered by ...

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Lisa Glasier to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Lisa Glasier to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 7. Glasier, a happy sojourner as well as a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Coach, Reiki practitioner ...

Fifth Feeding Fredonia Challenge is coming

Fredonia Presbyterian Church is announcing the Fifth Feeding Fredonia Challenge. This community-wide collection of non-perishable food will begin this year on Oct. 15 and continue until Oct. 19. All community residents are encouraged to bring food items to their local participating ...

Pastors team up to offer chapel services at Mental Health Association

JAMESTOWN — An ecumenical group of local pastors is working together to provide weekly chapel services at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). The Chapel Team includes the Revs. Tara Eastman of Tree of Life Lutheran Church; Luke Fodor, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; ...

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Universal Unity of Spirit guest speaker and class offering Sunday Dr. Stan Kendz, guest speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, will also present a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. His topic for the morning service is “Prelude to Miracles” and the class is “The Good ...

Blessing of the Grapes in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The fragrance of freshly harvested grapes greeted those in attendance for the Blessing of the Grapes at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Silver Creek on Thursday morning, Sept. 13. The Rev. Dan Fiebelkorn led a prayer of gratitude for the local grape harvest over crates of ...

‘Land of Three Faiths’ music program to be at St. Luke’s

JAMESTOWN — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host the Rose Ensemble’s performance “Land of Three Faiths; Voices of Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once ...

All pets welcome at annual blessing Saturday, Oct. 6

The Fifth Annual “Blessing of the Animals” in recognition of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment will be held in Lily Dale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Clan Stump Circle on Cleveland Avenue. This outdoor service is sponsored by the Church ...

Area church service listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. First Baptist Church of Evans, 985 Church Road, Angola, Pastor Kryger, interim; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (nursery through age 3); 11 a.m., worship, nursery care ...

Trusting God’s promises

By REV. TRAVIS S. GRUBBS We talk a lot about faith. Faith means basically to trust. In relation to God we are called to have faith / to trust Him in two ways. First is “saving faith.” That is, we trust that God has accomplished all that is needed for the forgiveness of all our sins and ...

St. Paul Lutheran hosting a night of Faith and Fur

We have all heard of news stories about comfort dogs brought in to calm people after tragedies, times of great stress, or to offer a calming influence to an otherwise difficult time. Launched in 2008, Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) in Northbrook, Illinois, began K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry ...

CCC welcomes Pastor Al Detter

Christ Community Church (CCC), 219 Berry Road, Fredonia, recently welcomed Pastor Al Detter as their new interim pastor. Pastor Al graduated from the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL; Dallas Seminary, Dallas, TX; and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. Married to Marie ...

The First Presbyterian Church, Westfield announces Harvest Dinners schedule

The First Presbyterian Church, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield, has announced the schedule of Harvest Dinners for this coming autumn. The dinners will be held on Fridays from Sept. 28 through Oct. 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All adult dinners are $11 and children ages 10 and under are $5. All meals ...

Blood drive to help Sharon Acdkendorf

WESTFIELD — An American Red Cross blood drive will take place today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in honor of Sharon Ackendorf. Join the fun, help save a life and support this effort to raise money for Sharon! Donors will be treated to a light lunch. There will ...

Group news

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society recently resumed monthly meetings, following a summer hiatus, with the 2018 summer indoor picnic which was held at the Blessed Mary Angela lakeside site lyceum on Sept. 10. Special guests included the Reverend Walter ...

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Service today at St. John’s Episcopal Church features Bishops Today, Sept. 22, the Rt. Bishop R. William Franklin, Bishop of Western New York and the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania will conduct a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The theme of the liturgy ...

Minion Mania at Christ Chapel

SILVER CREEK — Minion Mania occurred at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church in Silver Creek, Sunday, September 9. Four hundred yellow and blue balloons filled nets suspended from the ceiling of the sanctuary. Two Minions stood in the front declaring “Short people welcome here (and tall ones ...

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Park Church to hold ‘Come and See Sunday’ SINCLAIRVILLE — This week at Park United Methodist Church is “Come and See Sunday.” The church will be unveiling their plans for the proposed building expansion. Because of this, there will only be one service at 10:30 a.m. Also, Park Church ...

Trinity Masterworks Choir begins rehearsal

Sunday evening, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. will be the first rehearsal for the fall Trinity Masterworks Choir program. The work selected for this fall program is the ‘Requiem’ written by Norwegian composer, Kim Andre Arnesen. This work was written in 2014 and had its New York Premier in Carnegie ...

Laona Church celebrating 150 Years

The Laona United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years of God’s faithfulness and ministry. You are invited to join us to mark the anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the church on the corner of Wilson and Porter roads. Since the church first opened our doors in 1868, this ...