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NCCS Mission Club collecting pantry donations

During February and March through Easter vacation, the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Mission Club is collecting non-perishable food for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry. The Mission Club, an after school club for grades four through eight, is in its 37th year of existence. The goal ...

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Master’s Plan Ministry The Master’s Plan Ministry and Dayton Food Pantry will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Theme Basket Raffles today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will be held at The Master’s Plan Cafe, 9586 Railroad Ave., Dayton. Cost is $10 adults and $6 children. All ...

Sister M. Elizabeth Mackowiak to direct Women’s Lenten Retreat Day

A women’s Lenten retreat day will be hosted by the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Adult Education committee on Saturday, March 11. This event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Fourth Street in ...

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Pictured are Rev. Virginia Carr and Pilar Padron, who will be ordained on June 3 at the Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo.

College study group leads to ordination

WESTFIELD — Approxi-mately six years ago, Rev. Virginia Carr began a theological study group with some SUNY Fredonia students. This non-denominational gathering focused on asking questions with open discussion. This would begin the ongoing participation of some of its music students attending ...

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Stations of the Cross set to music on Friday

On Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church will present Stations of the Cross with live music and reflection from a contemporary perspective. This inspiring event combines the traditional stations with contemporary songs and a short reflection connecting Christ’s final journey to ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Alex Skomra will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. The first face of the reformation is Knight George: Luther was called to a diet (meeting) at Worms in April 1521. At that meeting he was asked to recant all of his writings. When he refused, Emperor Charles V condemned ...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral sets celebrations

BUFFALO — St. Paul’s Cathedral will host two events during the weekend of March 3, commemorating its 200th anniversary. On Saturday, March 4, (5 to 8 p.m.), The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church and The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President ...

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will hold a panel discussion on Sunday to learn about the overall basic definitions and terms related to the umbrella term “transgender.” Panel members will also share ...

FFUMC to host talent showcase

Calling those who can sing, dance, play an instrument or recite poetry! Fredonia First United Methodist Church is hosting a talent showcase on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room and they want you! All solo and ensemble acts are welcome. To join the show, call 673-1513 or email ...

Dealing with death’s shadow a part of life

Feb. 18 is the anniversary of Martin Luther’s death. As we are celebrating, in 2017, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation we also note how it continues to influence us to this current day. We mark the beginning of the Reformation with Luther’s nailing 95 Theses to the ...

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CCRM’s 2017 board members announced

At its 49th annual meeting, the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry welcomed Brett Kuhlman and Ed Pagano as new board members. Lisa Muldowney agreed to serve another term on the board, and Steve Keefe and Joan Houck will remain as president and vice president, respectively, for 2017. Pictured from ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Gail Heil will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral commences bicentennial celebration

BUFFALO — St. Paul’s Cathedral unveiled a 200th celebratory logo at its annual meeting on Jan. 22 that will serve as its bicentennial commemorative symbol for the coming year. With this official kickoff, bicentennial programming will be released throughout 2017. The first Bicentennial ...

Lutherans continue to celebrate the Reformation

This month we look at the last of what Martin Luther called “The Three Solas.” We have studied “Faith Alone,” “Grace Alone,” and now we look at “Scripture Alone.” Contrary to what the modern culture would have us believe, Christians do not believe that all roads lead to God. ...

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Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jackie Carlson will be the featured presenter for Lutheran’s award-winning Best of Times Seminar Series on Feb. 21.

Motivational presentation series begins Feb. 21

JAMESTOWN — Lutheran’s award-winning Best of Times Seminar Series, sponsored by Edgewood Communities, returns in February with “Your Best Interest at Heart,” a motivational presentation on how to stay in love with your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Attendees will learn how to stay ...

Circle of Love celebration planned

The Circle of Love cordially invites the public to attend “Celebrating Life,” the beginning of its book “Circle of Love, the Connection & Memories,” to be held Sunday, Feb. 12  from 1 to 3 p.m. at Katerina’s, 6-8 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk. The guest speaker will be Rich ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. Luther’s legacy is immense and cannot be adequately summarized. Every Protestant Reformer and every Protestant stream were inspired by Luther in one way or another. On a larger canvas, his reform unleashed forces that ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Bernie Payne will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...