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Pastor Prayer and Share begun at area churches

Northern Chautauqua County’s Churches are joining together to establish an ecumenical group called “Prayer and Share.” This group is designed for the Churches to join together in a time of praying with and for each other, while sharing what God is doing in each of their ministries. ...

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St. John’s United Church of Christ St. John’s United Church of Christ, located at 733 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, will hold a ham dinner today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $9.50 or $10 at the door. Tickets may be picked up at the church office, call 366-7010. St. Aloysius ...

Some one-liners and quotes

1. A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two-tired. 2. Did you know the definition of a will is a dead give-away? 3. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. 4. A backward poet writes inverse. How about revise? 5. She had a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke it ...

Rev. West to be honored in Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS — For nearly 40 years, Pastor Harland West has shepherded his flock at St. John’s Church on Ellicott Street in Cattaraugus. Commuting 39 miles from his home in Fredonia in all kinds of weather, he has presided over countless Sunday services, marriages, baptisms and ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Frances Walsh. 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 ...

Our faith is not shaken by turmoil in world

Remember 9-11? Sept. 11, 2001, when our nation was attacked by a different kind of enemy, on domestic soil, the date that changed our outlook and landscape forever, and gave birth to the term “Homeland Security.” In the days and weeks that followed, something remarkable happened. ...

First Baptist Church celebrates new pastor’s installation

On Sunday, Oct. 29, Rev. Thayne Bodenmiller, First Baptist Church former interim pastor, Rev. Jim Vogel, executive director of Northeast Fellowship (association of independent, Bible-believing, Christ-honoring, Baptist churches) charged the church and new senior pastor as First Baptist Church ...

Ideas and memories

Here's a good truism that fits all people always. Fortune comes to those who smile. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. We can make this world either a palace or a prison. The choice is ours. Mark Twain said, "The human race has only one really ...

Unity celebration Sunday

It was on Oct. 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg. This was the start of the church’s Reformation, which has had its effect on the entire Christian church. This year, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the start of this ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Dale Davis. 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 and ...

The Gospel according to … Who?

It has been 12 months of facts and commentaries about the Reformation, as the Lutheran Church culminates the year-long celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Much has been written about Martin Luther, his history in the Church, as well as how God’s truth shapes our ...

Venus and Mars: Two worlds…One home

Here is another classic Margaret Valone column. This column is going to be geared toward the male readers. I understand there are a lot of you and I thank you for it. I was thinking about how many times we are judged by ourselves and society by what we do for a living. This is especially ...

Rev. Ronald L. Sumption

Westfield Presbyterian Church welcomes Rev. Sumption

WESTFIELD — The Rev. Ronald L. Sumption became minister of the Westfield First Presbyterian Church last month and brought with him unique gifts, skills and more than 20 years of pastoral experience. Although he and his wife, Judy, are originally Midwesterners, a Princeton Theological ...

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Ripley United Methodist Church Ripley United Methodist Church is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast today from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits & sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $7. This ...

Pastor Mark Massaro

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk welcomes new senior pastor

The First Baptist Church of Dunkirk welcomes its new senior pastor. Pastor Mark Massaro and his family just moved to Dunkirk from southern Indiana, where he served in ministry for 10 years. They are enjoying getting to know the community and getting settled in at the church parsonage on ...

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The Rev. Ronald L. Sumption has become pastor for First Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

Westfield Presbyterian Church welcomes Rev. Sumption

WESTFIELD — The Rev. Ronald L. Sumption became minister of the Westfield First Presbyterian Church last month and brought with him unique gifts, skills and more than 20 years of pastoral experience. Although he and his wife, Judy, are originally Midwesterners, a Princeton (NJ) Theological ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Joanne Nigro Price. 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, ...