Religion

City of Light Spiritualist Church Fall Fun Fair Sunday

LILY DALE — On Sunday, the City of Light Spiritualist Church will hold its 11th annual Fall Fun Fair from noon to 4 p.m. It will take place in the Lily Dale Fire Hall with parking available and no gate fees. There will be Mini Psychic Readings with Lily Dale Mediums for $10, 50/50 raffle, ...

News briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Barbara Sanson. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to 12:00 and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

Group news

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society recently held its annual indoor picnic on Sept. 5 to resume the monthly meeting schedule following a summer hiatus. Fathers Jan Trela and Walter Werbicki were special guests and father Trela led members in a ...

Rev. Ron Skowronski

Rev. Ron Skowronski to discuss the prescription for hopelessness

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Reverend Ron Skowronski will speak on “The Prescription for Hopelessness” on Sunday, Sept. 17. In this age of political and social upheaval, one might be surprised that there is a true cure for ...

The right interpretation

A bit of dogma that Christians accept: the Bible, Scripture, the sacred Word of God — these pages were man written, God inspired; from the heart and mind of God to the pen of His human writers, what God desires us to know about Himself, the plan for our salvation, to create faith in us, and ...

Are you your own worst enemy?

Here’s another classic column from Margaret. Have you put demands on yourself that have doomed you to failure? Start all over again. Concentrate on giving and you will receive more than you ever expected. What if the people you have been good to don’t appreciate what you did? That’s OK. ...

Religion briefs — Sept. 9

Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast today Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St., is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast today, Sept. 9 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange ...

Pastor Jeff Hering presents ‘Luther as Preacher’ tonight

Under the theme: “Luther as Preacher,” we will look at the fascinating and multi-dimensional figure of this Augustinian monk. Theologian, pastor, preacher, propagandist pamphleteer, best-selling author, earthly saint to his followers, devil to his detractors, Luther was a man who ...

Clear-Skies

Author Beth Peyton to speak

Ahira Hall Memorial Library, located in Brocton, is pleased to announce local author, Beth Peyton will be speaking about her book, “Clear Skies, Deep Waters,” the challenges of writing a memoir, and more. She will be at the library, 37 West Main, Wednesday evening, September 13, at 6 p.m. ...

Pastor Jeff Hering presents ‘Luther as Preacher’ on Sept. 9

Under the theme, “Luther as Preacher,” we will look at the fascinating and multi-dimensional figure of this Augustinian monk. Theologian, pastor, preacher, propagandist pamphleteer, best-selling author, earthly saint to his followers, devil to his detractors, Luther was a man who ...

Priest Appreciation Dinner set

The 19th Annual Priest Appreciation Dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Holy Trinity Church, Msgr. Bernardo Hall, 1032 Central Ave., Dunkirk, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. This annual event honors priests, deacons, religious sisters and seminarians ...

Briefs — Sept. 2

Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Patricia Bell will speak and Gerta Lestock will be the medium 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 ...

Submitted Photo
Volunteers who helped load the Zon truck with items for the poor in Nicaragua, left to right: Paul Snyder, Richard Garrett, Rodney Houck, Janice Jung, Laura Jung, Patricia Jung, Michael Jung, Julie Root, Rita Moriarity and John Ruska. On the truck: Charlie Clark and Bob Lockwood.

Center for Peace & Justice finishes successful collection

The Dunkirk Fredonia Center for Peace and Justice conducted its annual appeal for humanitarian items for the poverty-stricken residents of the Central American country of Nicaragua during the month of July. The program was handled in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, A Catholic social worker and ...

The Reformation: Marriage and family taught to be good things

We have discussed, in the past months, a variety of factors in our lives that have been affected by the Reformation. As the 500th Anniversary date of the Reformation is rapidly approaching, we now look at its influence on marriage and the family. The most well known of Martin Luther’s ...

‘New happenings’ at Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School

The beginning of a new school will be shortly upon us. 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 ...

Religion Briefs

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 ...