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Trinity Episcopal Church holds Epiphany Tea

From left: Trinity Episcopal Church Women’s chairperson Doreen Gould, Warden Melisa Eichmann, guest speakers David and Lucy Bryant and Warden Emily Ivey at the Epiphany Tea table following the talk on Cuba 2016 as part of the annual Epiphany Tea last Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia.

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Gail Lucas Kelly 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 ...

Reformation made a lasting impact on America

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation will be celebrated on Oct. 30, 2017. Martin Luther’s stand on scripture has had lasting effects that has now reach its 500th anniversary. His work has inspired many people. Most of them who we would name would have been his contemporaries. ...

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Pictured are some of the participants, which included Westfield residents,in the recent Feast of Lights celebration at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo that was sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Buffalo.

‘Feast of Lights’ held at St. Paul’s Cathedral

BUFFALO — Children and guests from around the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, including Westfield, met and gathered together for the celebration of “The Feast of Lights” on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. This special service was held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo and was led ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. Luther’s lasting accomplishments also mounted the translation of the Bible into German (which remains a literary and biblical hallmark); the writing of the hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”; and publishing his ...

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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, consisting of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, David Guayasimin will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, begin at 10:30 a.m. and consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the service. Dunkirk First United ...

Trinity Episcopal Church to hold annual meeting on Monday

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual meeting on Monday in Garland Hall behind the church, located at 11 Day St. Fredonia. This year’s meeting will be especially bittersweet as it will be the final activity for the Rev. Robert Arnold, Rector, who has led the church for the past 11 ...

Lutherans continue the year-long Reformation celebration

When one looks up the definition of “faith” in the dictionary, it should read — “See Hebrews 11:1.” This one verse from God’s Word sums up faith better than any other: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” The second of the three ...

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The Doane Choir will perform on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Fredonia First United Methodist Church as part of the Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert Series.

Memorial concert series presents the Doane Choir

Continuing its mission to provide the area with a broad range of musical experiences, the Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert Series is proud to present a performance by the world renowned Doane Choir on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Fredonia First United Methodist ...

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Toys for Tots coordinators Heather Brown, left, and Terri Johnson hold a facsimile $2,000 check while posing with employees of Matco Tools’ Jamestown plant. The money represents the amount Matco raised for Toys for Tots by raffling off two toolboxes.

Toys for Tots made holidays brighter

JAMESTOWN — Thanks to the generosity of area businesses and residents, the holidays were made brighter for more than 2,300 underprivileged children. The Resource Center recently completed its annual Toys for Tots campaign. A total of 2,302 children from 952 families received toys this ...

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church holding spiritual fitness program

WESTFIELD — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church asks, “are you interested in becoming more fit physically, mentally and spiritually? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk with Jesus?” All are invited to join members of St. Peter’s Church on a journey of a lifetime as they ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens welcomed new year with luncheon

The Silver Creek Seniors welcomed in 2017 with a “souper” luncheon. The blessing was given by Chaplain Dorothy Miniri, with 23 members present. Everyone enjoyed the five soups prepared and served along with garlic bread and desserts. The meeting was then opened by President Ed Newman, ...

Year-long Reformation celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. In early spring of 1522, Luther was able to return to Wittenberg to lead, with the help of men like Philip Melanchthon, the fledgling reform movement. Over the next years, Luther entered into more disputes, many of which ...

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Unitarian Universalists to celebrate New Year’s Day with Fire Communion The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will bid farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017 with the meditative ritual of Fire Communion on Sunday, Jan. 1. All are welcome to attend this very special ...

Lutheran Year Long Reformation Celebration continues

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct. 30, 2017. Luther replied to the threat with his three most important treatises: The Address to the Christian Nobility http://www.amazon.com/dp/0872431312/?tag=christtoday-20. The Babylonian Captivity of the Church ...

SEAS Christmas basket project helps families

The spirit of giving shines brightly as organizations and individuals donate food, gifts, and their time and efforts to bring Christmas to those in need this holiday season. One-hundred and thirty seven families are being assisted by the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas baskets project. ...

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Christmas in a Barn Christmas in a Barn: will take place today at 4 p.m. with cast and animals at Double DAB Riding Stable, 5811 Welch Hill Road, Ripley. Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact St. Peter’s at 326-2064 or ...

Christmas season of hope and joy

Here it is December with so many people focusing on Christmas. We continue reminding people that the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be celebrated in October. Yet there is no conflict. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Savior. God’s own Son is born as a human in order ...

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Celebration rehearsal looks to make it perfect

All music groups have been rehearsing for the Christmas Liturgies at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 145 E. Main St. Fredonia. The St. Joseph Youth Choir will be singing and playing handbells at the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, while the adult voice and handbell choirs will be singing and ...