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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Emmy Chetkin. This week’s medium is Rev. Gerta Lestock. 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 ...

First Baptist Church to participate in national Back to Church Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. Everyone is welcome to attend. Since it started as a call to action and invitation for the church in 2009, the National Back to ...

Blessing of the backpacks

It was a full house recently for Northern Chautauqua Catholic School's Back-to School Blessing of the Backpacks and Ice Cream Social, launching the school's 30th year after a successful summer fundraising campaign. Many new students joined NCCS as a result of the school remaining open. ...

Grape Discovery Center to hold ‘Blessing of the Grapes’ Ceremony

WESTFIELD — The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association and Grape Discovery Center extend an invitation to members of the public to attend the annual Blessing of the Grapes service on the Steve Baran Memorial Patio. Reverend Virginia Carr of the Westfield Episcopal Church will begin a ...

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Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church plans breakfast and bake sale today Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold a breakfast and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m., at 12672 Route 438, Irving. The cost is $6.50 per breakfast. There will also be a Chinese auction. Church ...

Education is precious

Schools on all levels from preschools through colleges will soon be back in session. A few have already started. As Christians, influenced by the Reformation, a good well-rounded education is a precious thing. Not only is it a great benefit towards a better job, it provides many other benefits ...

St. John’s Episcopal lemonade sale to benefit Carly’s Club

On Sunday, Aug. 26, the kids of St. John’s Episcopal Church will be serving hot dogs and lemonade to raise funds for Carly’s Club benefiting Roswell Park’s fight for kids against cancer. Immediately after Sunday’s church service, approximately 12:30 to 3 p.m., the grill will be ...

Catholic Charities names three to leadership roles

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities of Buffalo announces a recent appointment and two promotions to leadership roles within the organization. Julie Lulek, MPH, has been named Director of School-Based Services, Tracey Miers, LCSW-R, has been named Director of Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) ...

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Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.” The last class will take place on Monday at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Bob Ebert ...

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Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School The Ripley United Methodist Summer Vacation Bible School theme this year is “Weird Animals.” Classes will take place on Mondays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St. Ripley from 4 to 6 ...

St. Elizabeth Church hosts Our Lady of Fatima National Statue

The National Virgin Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Diocese of Buffalo Aug. 8 to 27. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will receive the statue on Thursday, Aug. 16. This statue, blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967 in honor of the apparitions at Fatima, promotes the message of Our Lady to ...

Salvation Army Food Pantry new schedule set

The Dunkirk Salvation Army Food Pantry, located at 704 Central Ave., has announced a new schedule. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15 the following schedule goes into effect: Mondays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays: closed Thursdays: open 9 a.m. to 1 ...

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“A Celebration of the Angels,” NCCS Benefactors Mass “A Celebration of the Angels,” a very special Mass to honor Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Angel Benefactors will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church at 1032 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. ...

First Baptist Church to host Red Cross blood drive

First Baptist Church - Dunkirk will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 445-3970 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org, search with zip code ...

St. Rose of Lima hosting 35th annual lawn fete Sunday

Good old-fashioned family fun. This year’s St. Rose of Lima lawn fete and chicken barbecue is coming Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon until 6 p.m. in Forestville. All of the popular attractions will be back again for the carnival’s 35th year, including children’s games, pony rides, and ...

Holy Trinity Catholic students receive scholarship awards

The Holy Trinity Parish High School Senior Scholarship is awarded to parishioners of Holy Trinity Catholic Church who are high school seniors and who have served the parish in various capacities, such as: Altar Server, Choir Member, Religious Education Teacher or aide, Greeter, Usher, ...

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Church on the Beach Park Church Cassadaga is holding its worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the Cassadaga Beach on Park Avenue. The public is welcome to come. Food will be served afterward. For more information visit www.parkumc.org. Mission/Outreach hosting final day of yard sale ...

Newly-ordained priest observes Mass in Dunkirk

Pictured to the right is the Reverend Peter Santandreu. As part of his preparation for ordination, he spent the year 2015-16 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish working with the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School and in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry, where his bi-lingual ability was an ...

NCCS students and alumni shine at music festival

Students from throughout Chautauqua County recently celebrated their musical abilities at the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association (CCMTA) All County Spring Festival. Among these talented musicians was a group who began their musical journey at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. ...