Religion

Mount Mercy Academy honors local graduates at 113th baccalaureate

BUFFALO — On May 21, Mount Mercy Academy’s 113th graduating class held its Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony at the Regional Sisters of Mercy’s Chapel. The evening began with the class sharing its last mass together and concluded with the recognition of student accomplishments, the ...

St. Dominic’s Altar and Rosary install officers at meeting in May

St. Dominic’s Altar & Rosary meeting was held on Thursday, May 3 in the church hall. In communications: Secretary Mary Ann Ellington received several donations in memory of deceased Altar & Rosary members Rosemary Bova and Frances Mutch. She also received dues from two more ...

Lutheran welcomes new foundation board chairs

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Lutheran Jamestown and the Lutheran Foundation proudly welcome and announce the election of two new board chairs after elections took place this spring. Mrs. Terry Havens-Turner has been elected as the board chair for Lutheran Jamestown and Mr. Joel Gaden has been elected as ...

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Dunkirk First United Methodist Church plans dinner The Dunkirk First United Methodist Church, 601 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, will hold a dinner on Tuesday, June 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until sold out. The menu includes JJ’s Backyard BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread, dessert ...

Prayer: God’s will or ours?

So what happens most in a Christian church service? Singing hymns? Reciting liturgy? Reading Scripture? Hearing a sermon? How about prayer? Our confession of sins often comes in prayer form, as well as our asking of forgiveness, our giving thanks for God’s many blessings, our needs for ...

Piano recital set

Dr. Gena Bedrosian will present a piano recital on Friday evening, June 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hurlbut Community United Methodist Church, Chautauqua Institution. The program will be “Russian Passion – Images by Great Russian Composers.” Enter by the Main Gate. There is no fee. The ...

Lutheran hosts luncheon for foundation donors

JAMESTOWN — Over 80 community members attended Lutheran’s annual recognition event honoring the members of the 2017 Touching Lives Club (TLC) and members of the Juliet Anderson Rosch Society. The TLC recognizes donors for their annual giving and the Rosch Society recognizes donors who have ...

St. Peter’s to host Westfield re-enactment

WESTFIELD — In conjunction with Westfield's Re-enactment/Encampment Weekend in Moore Park; St. Peter's will be hosting The Commemorational Letter Reading on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m., and a Period Service on Sunday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Participants from the re-enactment camp join in as a ...

Reverend Skowronski to speak at UUC June 3

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Reverend Ron Skowronski to the pulpit on Sunday, June 3. Skowronski asks, “Did you ever want to feel good most of the time? Did you ever wonder why so many people feel so bad most of the time?” In this reflection on ...

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Spirit Sunday readings taking place at Lily Dale Spirit Sunday readings will be available with Lily Dale registered mediums from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Assembly Hall, Cleveland Avenue, Lily Dale the first Sunday of the month. The price for readings is greatly reduced. Readings are $30 for 15 ...

Addiction response ministry to be offered in Fredonia

A Christ Centered Recovery Program by Bishop Leecroft Clarke will be offered on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Workshop Center, 101 Eagle St., Fredonia. Sign-in begins at 8:45 a.m. The session begins promptly at 9 a.m. The program is offered at no cost by the ...

NCCS host Dunkirk Police Department reader day to create positive setting

The Dunkirk Police Department, continuing its involvement with the Police Department Reader Day Program, read to Northern Chautauqua Catholic School students. Police officers visit schools and read books to the children. As part of this program the Officers also spent time with them ...

NCCS principal awarded ‘Hero of Hope’

Catholic Charities recently honored Principal Jenny Tilaro of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School with the “Hero of Hope” award. During the Appeal each year, Catholic Charities recognizes a Hero of Hope in each of the eight counties who is making a difference for people in their ...

Universal Unity of Spirit in Cassadaga meets at a new time

CASSADAGA — Beginning May 27, the service for Universal Unity of Spirit begins at 11 a.m. Healing, prayer chaplain services, meditation and lecture followed by fellowship and refreshments are offered at 89 N. Main St. (Rt. 60). Rev Ellen Bourn, Medium, Master Astrologer & Homeopathy ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Emmy Chetkin. 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, ...

Commentary: God — Higher power and more

Awards ceremonies, interviews of key athletes after a game, and other similar events are often times we hear the person in the spotlight say, “I thank God….” Truly God deserves all the thanks and praise for any and all accomplishments. But when I hear them speak of God questions come to ...

First Communion

Submitted Photo On Sunday, May 13, 16 children of Holy Trinity Parish in Dunkirk received the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time at 11 a.m. Mass. Rev. Daniel Walsh, pastor, administered the sacrament. Children who received were as follows: Sienna Alston, Isabella Buckley, Sophia ...

Revival Crusade coming to Westfield

1:8 Revival Ministries, led by Evangelist M.R. Paternosh and his wife, Ashlee Paternosh, are holding a Revival Crusade on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Their goal is to see revival break out in Chautauqua County, and all over America. So ...

Blessed Mary Angela Parish plans two fun-filled events

For several years, the Northern Chautauqua community has looked forward to a delicious chicken barbecue, home-made baked goods sale and a chance to win money and prizes on the first Sunday of June. This year, thanks in large part to a spirit of dedication and cooperation among hard-working ...