Religion

What We Believe — the incarnation of Jesus

As we continue our “What We Believe” monthly articles, December becomes most timely to talk about Jesus’ incarnation, His coming to earth as human, the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Gospel writer Luke creates a simple, yet most poetic description of Jesus’ birth, capturing the ...

Alternative Christmas Festival

Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Avenue, announces the Alternative Christmas Festival will continue today and Sunday. The Alternative Market will be open with all of the usual items including handcrafted items from around the world, fair trade food items (coffee, chocolate and tea), ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Rev. Jessie Furst. 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, ...

Salvation Army Empire State Division welcomes new commanders

SYRACUSE — The Salvation Army has announced that Majors Ivan and Christine Rock have taken their newly appointed post as the divisional commanders of the Empire State Division. Majors Rock began their appointment in the Empire State Division, which spans 48 counties across New York State, ...

Hospice’s Light A Life Tribute scheduled for Saturday, November 24

LAKEWOOD — Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will hold its annual Light a Life Service of Remembrance and Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Area residents are encouraged to attend the service, which is offered each ...

Religion Briefs

Collins Friends Meeting plan holiday bazaar The Collins Friends Meeting, located at 2345 Main St. (Route 39), Collins, will hold a holiday bazaar today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature holiday arts and crafts, baked goods and more. For details, contact James W. Hall at ...

Unitarian Universalist Congregation reaches milestone in giving

Since 2009, The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua has held a “Share the Plate” Sunday once a month, as a way to demonstrate their commitment to nonprofit organizations whose actions are consistent with their principles and living traditions. 100 percent of the ...

What We Believe: Law and Gospel

In the past two months, our “What We Believe” series has made the case for our belief in God Himself, and has discussed the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. So how are we to take that Word of God, or interpret it? There are several foundations for interpreting Scripture, yet the one at ...

Religion Briefs

Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast today Ripley United Methodist Church is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast today, Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and toast (including omelets), fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, ...

Nov 12-19 are drop off dates for Operation Christmas Child

This month, sites in Chautauqua County will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Local families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts ...

Popular Awana Club program returns to FFUMC

Filling the community room with energy, excitement, and laughter, students gathered Wednesday, Oct. 10 to kick-off Awana Club at Fredonia First United Methodist Church. The club is designed for students grades K-8 to explore a Bible-centered curriculum designed to help them understand and apply ...

School district again accepts Feeding Fredonia challenge

For the fifth year, the Fredonia Central School District responded generously to the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. Every year since its inception, the Fredonia Central School’s contribution to the food collection has been essential to its success. With support from the district ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Kathleen Salyers. 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, ...

SUNY Fredonia helps with Feeding Fredonia Challenge

Once again, the SUNY Fredonia students came through to help the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. On Oct. 19, the SUNY Fredonia Office of Volunteer and Community Services, under the leadership of Joyce Smith, arranged to have SUNY students at the Fredonia Central School to pick up the generous ...

God helps us through others

Last month I wrote about using God’s Word (the Bible) to grow in trusting God’s helping us through life. At the end I mentioned that God also gives us encouragement and help through other people. Dealing with the ups and downs of life; no one is alone. Even as God works in us, as the ...

St. Joseph Church Handbell choir to participate in Buffalo concert

BUFFALO — The 28th Annual The Harvest Is Plentiful Concert will take place at SS Columba/Brigid Parish 75 Hickory St., Buffalo, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. The concert is a joint effort SS Columba/Brigid Parish Gospel Choir under the direction of Lynda Martin and St. Joseph Parish from ...

Laona Emmanuel United Methodist Church celebrates sesquicentennial

Members and friends of the Laona Emmanuel United Methodist church recently gathered to celebrate 150 years of God’s faithfulness and ministry. The church, originally know as the Evangelical Association, was started in 1868 when a large number of German immigrants settled in the vicinity of ...