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South Dayton United Methodist Church South Dayton United Methodist Church will hold a giant rummage sale Friday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 34 Maple St, South Dayton. There will be a bake sale both days. On Saturday, a bag sale starts at ...

Hawkinson-Swanson reunion held

GERRY — Members of the Hawkinson-Swanson family met on July 9 for the 50th family reunion at Friendship Park in Gerry. The descendants of John and Selma Hawkinson Swanson and J. Algot and Emma Hawkinson Swanson enjoyed a tureen lunch. A short business meeting was held by family president, ...

Looking to Lady Liberty’s message

Margaret shares some words that are applicable for today Today we’re going to start out with a history lesson. I researched (with the help of a very smart friend) information on the Statue of Liberty. I hadn’t realized it went back to the 1800s. The statue was the work of a sculptor named ...

Religion briefs — Aug. 19

Christ Community Church holding ‘Back to School Bash’ on Aug. 26 On Saturday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Christ Community Church is holding a community-wide event to celebrate the beginning of another school year. The congregation and members of the community have donated school supplies ...

Submitted Photo: Amy Begier (left), Carol Best (center) and Lynn Stetson (right) are awarded the Order of the Rose for over 15 years of outstanding membership in Beta Sigma Phi. The award was presented at the May meeting of the Laureate Alpha Pi chapter in Westfield.

Westfield sorority honors sisters with Order of the Rose

WESTFIELD — Three Laureate Alpha Pi sorority sisters earned the Beta Sigma Phi Order of the Rose honor at the May chapter meeting held at the Westfield YWCA. Amy Begier, Carol Best and Lynn Stetson each received the Order of the Rose award. This award is presented by the Laureate Alpha Pi ...

Try on a happy personality

Margaret shares some heartfelt, timeless advice this week. It’s amazing how close a group becomes. One morning, people were teasing me about my “Dear Maggie” column. They agreed with what I wrote. (Years ago) a lady told me about a woman she has to keep away from because all she does ...

Religion briefs — Aug. 12

Hidden treasures Tent Sale A huge hidden treasures tent sale will take place on Aug. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., held by Trinity UCC, 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. The sale will feature furniture, vintage and mid-century items, linens, glassware and dishes, Christmas items, toys, pictures, ...

Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School beginning

The beginning of a new school will start shortly. The Christian Nursery School located at the Wheelock Educational Center, Chestnut Street, Fredonia, will begin the new year with a new and exciting program for three and four year olds. The school has hired a new lead teacher, Marcy Homer, who ...

The Reformation: How it helps people find a church today

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther posted 95 theses (arguments or propositions against error) concerning unscriptural practices of the established Church on the church doors at Wittenburg, Germany. To understand this from today’s perspective, Reformation scholar Jan Strohl in “Luther’s ...

Lunch and Learn session set for Sept. 13

A Lunch and Learn session entitled “Hospice Care — Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask,” will be presented by Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services and Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take ...

Local teens win international Bible quiz competition

Six local teens competed at the C&MA International Bible Quizzing competition held at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota on July 11 through July 14. The competition was comprised of all star teams from districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. The local teens qualified by placing in ...

Johann von Staupitz was 12th iconic individual in Lutheran Reformation

Johann von Staupitz did not know what he was unleashing when he had Martin Luther come to Wittenberg to teach the Bible. Staupitz, the vicar general of the Augustinian monks in Germany, was about 15 years older than Luther. Frederick the Wise had appointed Staupitz to be dean of theology of ...

Religion Briefs

175th Anniversary Service Sunday PORTLAND — This Sunday, Aug. 6, the West Portland Baptist Church at 7081 East Route 20, Westfield, will hold a Special 175th Anniversary Service at 10:30 a.m. There will be special music from Bradley Jopek and Dave Lloret and reflections from the past with ...

Free community carnival planned for Aug. 17

Faith Baptist and The Salvation Army have partnered together to offer the Dunkirk Community a free carnival. This carnival is in collaboration with The Chautauqua Center’s Community Family Fun Day. Faith Baptist and The Salvation Army are providing the Dunkirk community with affordable ...

Johannes Gutenberg provided another face of the Reformation

Could Johannes Gutenberg have known when he first conceived the idea of moveable type that it would contribute to the spread of the Reformation and the Renaissance and lead to the education of all levels of society? His presses printed not only Luther’s 95 Theses but also the papal ...

A life well lived

Do you believe in destiny? Because you tell me you like my stories, I’m going to tell you about my brother, Tony. His destiny was water. Both my brothers were excellent divers. They used to dive off the lighthouse and swim for miles, but Tony had close calls with water. During WWII, Tony ...

Religion briefs — July 29

St. Rose of Lima For more than 30 years, August in Forestville has meant the St. Rose of Lima Lawn Fete, where fun-seekers of all ages gather among tents and booths in an old-fashioned carnival atmosphere. Some of the most popular attractions are the children’s games, pony rides, ...

Living an enriched life

Margaret shares a vintage column this week. I have been so excited because through Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book “Love, Medicine & Miracles,” I have found the answer to a question I’ve always had about my life: “How come I have lived a happy, healthy and long life?” Without knowing ...

Ripley United Methodist plans pig roast

RIPLEY — The Ripley United Methodist Church will hold a pig roast Saturday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. until gone at 84 W. Main St. in Ripley. The menu includes pork, baked beans, buttered new potatoes, watermelon, beverage and dessert. Carry outs will be available. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for ...

Religion brief — July 22

Church welcomes special guests This Sunday, July 23, the Reverend Marilyn Weaver will be preaching at Fellowship Church at 11 a.m. Her topic is “Prince of Peace.” Reverend Terry Weaver will be teaching at 10:15 on “How Science Proves the Bible.” A tureen lunch will follow at noon. ...