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St. Joe’s community meal about more than food

GOWANDA — It was an inviting, heart-warming and wholesome atmosphere at St. Joe’s Community Meal on Saturday Feb. 17 as goers were given a free meal and an opportunity to socialize. The many who attended were given chicken, a biscuit, gravy, salad and a dessert all for free (and some can ...

NCCS grad receives prestigious recognition

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School alumnus Mackenzie Markham was awarded the Manus Christi Award (Hands of Christ) presented by the Diocese of Buffalo Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Buffalo at its 66th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention on March 4. This award ...

Brocton parish dedicating new church

BROCTON — After four years and four months, Brocton Tri-Church Parish is finally set to dedicate its new church building after a fire destroyed their former church building on Nov. 3, 2013. The new church was built with two cornerstones which are most unusual for a building, let alone a ...

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Ripley UMC Ripley United Methodist Church. 84 W. Main St., Ripley, is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast today 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 ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Shirley Yuscek. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to 12:00 and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

NCCS academic honors students

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Principal Jenny Tilaro recently announced the names of students who achieved Academic Honors for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a grade point average of 94 to 100 percent, Second Honors are ...

Busti Church of God contributes to Mental Health Association

JAMESTOWN — Some-times the right words can inspire positive action. Last November, Pastor Roy Ferguson of the Busti Church of God gave a sermon about realizing the wealth and bounty that we have in this community, despite being economically disadvantaged. That sermon evolved into a ...

Central Christian Academy participates in Rare Disease Day

Submitted Photo On Feb. 28, the faculty and students at Central Christian Academy in Dunkirk took part in Rare Disease Day. It was also Wacky Wednesday as part of the school’s spirit week. They wore jeans to school and denim ribbons to raise awareness for rare diseases that affect more than ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Brenda Hawkins. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

Forty days

Lent — those 40 days before Easter when we look at ourselves in light of all that Jesus did for us. We see how much we need Him. Honestly looking at ourselves we must admit that we are not perfect. Not only do we make mistakes in our lives and our choices, but we know that we are sinners. We ...

Pet Connections: A time to remember, heal, love and live

LILY DALE — Pet Connections: A Time to Remember, Heal, Love and Live, will be held Sunday at the Assembly Hall in Lily Dale from 1 to 3 p.m. Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro will facilitate a workshop for those who have loved a pet, lost a pet or know someone who has suffered a loss of a departed ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Judith Rochester. 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, ...

NCCS holds celebration of Catholic Schools Week

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School recently completed their celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The celebration began with a Sunday Chili Cookoff/Pie Bakeoff Competition. Everyone voted on their favorite chili choice from among the two dozen entries and the judges had a challenge ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Sara Saelens. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation and ...

BMA Rosary Society meets

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society recently held its February monthly meeting at the Lakeside site Lyceum. An opening prayer was offered by Sandra Tapasto. Rosary Society President Carole Schiller led members in a recitation of the Holy Rosary and prayers were offered for sick and ...

New NCCS principal paving way for school’s future

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk recently hosted a “State of the School Address” to update families on new initiatives, academic data and open enrollment for the upcoming school year. Five months into her new position as school principal, Mrs. Jenny Tilaro reported on ...

The Lenten journey

What is the law (a Biblical definition)? The law is the Ten Commandments and anything else where God’s word tells us what to do or not to do. Yet there is more. The law tells us that we are sinners by nature, guilty of disobedience to God and worthy of God’s judgment. The law reminds us we ...

Council of St. John’s United Church of Christ

Pictured above is the Council of St. John’s United Church of Christ for 2018. From the left: Mary DeGolyer, Rick Mazurek, Sean Raynor, Deborah Piglowski, RosaLee Owen, Pastor Zoe Milliman, Kathie Parker, Roger Schulenburg and Roberta Deering. Not pictured were Kenna Thompson, Kim Sprague and ...

Gowanda church provides meals and more to community

GOWANDA — Trinity UCC’s Community Meal effort is entering it’s seventh year. It all started in 2010 as an idea from church members who wanted to find a special way to give back to the wonderful neighborhood of Gowanda. The Free Community Meal was “born” with the first meal held on ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Dorothy McCarthy. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to 12:00 and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...