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Rev. George Buchanan to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister Rev. George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. Buchanan’s sermon, “When the Rubber Hits the Road,” will ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish offers Men’s Fall Conference Nov. 10

On Saturday morning, Nov. 10, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Committee is hosting a Men’s conference for men of the area. The presenter for the event is Deacon Greg Feary of the Buffalo Diocese. His presentation is entitled, “A Catholic Man’s Journey of Faith.” Deacon ...

Church to sponsor safe family Halloween event

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk wants to provide a fun and safe family event environment for trick-or-treaters. Trick or Treat with family and friends at First Baptist on Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Church families will gather and park their cars in the large parking lot. They open their trunks, ...

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Rev. Ron Skowronski to speak at Unitarian Universalist The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Rev. Ron Skowronski to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 21. In his reflection, “Bridges or Walls”, Skowronski will reflect upon the number of homeless people in our ...

Religion News

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Tom Cratsley. 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, ...

What we believe — God himself

Last month we began a series of “What We Believe” articles beginning with the Bible itself. We believe the Bible’s truth and integrity as the inerrant Word of God. This month we look at God Himself as the Bible reveals Him. We get to know God by knowing the Scriptures He authored. Yet ...

Right Rev. R. William Franklin celebrant at St. John the Baptist Church

The Right Rev. R. William Franklin will be the celebrant of the Eucharist at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church on Sunday, Oct. 14. The two morning services will be combined on that day with one service at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Franklin was consecrated on April 30, 2011 at St. Paul’s ...

Fredonia First United Methodist Church programs set

The Fredonia First United Methodist Church has a number of programs taking place in the next several weeks. The Church is located at 25 Church St., Fredonia Awana Club is held Wednesdays during the school year in the education wing from 6 to 8 p.m. It follows the Fredonia school calendar. It ...

Rev. George Buchanan to speak to Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 14. Buchanan will speak on “The Perennial Wisdom of Alan Watts.” Watts encourages us to approach our lives playfully and with joy. In a current moment ...

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society news

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society held its most recent meeting on Oct. 1 at the Blessed Mary Angela Lakeside site lyceum. Society officers led the members in a recitation of the rosary. Ill and deceased members were remembered in prayer. An opening prayer for the meeting was offered by ...

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Lisa Glasier to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Lisa Glasier to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 7. Glasier, a happy sojourner as well as a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Coach, Reiki practitioner ...

Fifth Feeding Fredonia Challenge is coming

Fredonia Presbyterian Church is announcing the Fifth Feeding Fredonia Challenge. This community-wide collection of non-perishable food will begin this year on Oct. 15 and continue until Oct. 19. All community residents are encouraged to bring food items to their local participating ...

Pastors team up to offer chapel services at Mental Health Association

JAMESTOWN — An ecumenical group of local pastors is working together to provide weekly chapel services at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). The Chapel Team includes the Revs. Tara Eastman of Tree of Life Lutheran Church; Luke Fodor, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; ...

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Universal Unity of Spirit guest speaker and class offering Sunday Dr. Stan Kendz, guest speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit, 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, will also present a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. His topic for the morning service is “Prelude to Miracles” and the class is “The Good ...

Blessing of the Grapes in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The fragrance of freshly harvested grapes greeted those in attendance for the Blessing of the Grapes at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Silver Creek on Thursday morning, Sept. 13. The Rev. Dan Fiebelkorn led a prayer of gratitude for the local grape harvest over crates of ...

‘Land of Three Faiths’ music program to be at St. Luke’s

JAMESTOWN — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host the Rose Ensemble’s performance “Land of Three Faiths; Voices of Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once ...

All pets welcome at annual blessing Saturday, Oct. 6

The Fifth Annual “Blessing of the Animals” in recognition of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment will be held in Lily Dale on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Clan Stump Circle on Cleveland Avenue. This outdoor service is sponsored by the Church ...

Area church service listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. First Baptist Church of Evans, 985 Church Road, Angola, Pastor Kryger, interim; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (nursery through age 3); 11 a.m., worship, nursery care ...

Trusting God’s promises

By REV. TRAVIS S. GRUBBS We talk a lot about faith. Faith means basically to trust. In relation to God we are called to have faith / to trust Him in two ways. First is “saving faith.” That is, we trust that God has accomplished all that is needed for the forgiveness of all our sins and ...

St. Paul Lutheran hosting a night of Faith and Fur

We have all heard of news stories about comfort dogs brought in to calm people after tragedies, times of great stress, or to offer a calming influence to an otherwise difficult time. Launched in 2008, Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) in Northbrook, Illinois, began K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry ...