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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 ...

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Christmas Basket Project receives donations

Pictured are some of Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s religious education students with the multitude of packages donated by the Holy Trinity community for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project. Holy Trinity parishioners donate hundreds of gifts to this project each year. From ...

Marsh Memorial Advent Recital planned for Dec. 21

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk, located at 19 W. Fourth St., will present the third in a series of three weekly Marsh Memorial Advent Recitals for 2016. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, at noon in the church sanctuary, Dr. Linda Phillips and Dr. JiHyun Woo will perform. Dr. Linda ...

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Breakfast with Santa today There will be a breakfast with Santa today, Dec. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Blessed Mary Angela, St. Hyacinths in the Lyceum, 296 Lakeshore Drive E. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. The cost for adults is $8, or for children, $5. ...

Reverend George Buchanan to speak at UUCNC

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua announces that Consulting Minister Reverend George Buchanan will speak on Sunday, Dec. 18. Buchanan’s sermon, “Maladjustment and Acceptance” will speak to how all can respond to injustice. Reverend Martin Luther King reminds ...

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Church welcomes new pastor

The Forestville United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Grace Warren and her husband, Ernest, to fellowship, privileges and duties involved in her first pastorate. She is a 2016 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary.

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The Laybrinthine Ways Peace Park is now open year-round.

New schedule, address for Laybrinthine Ways Peace Park

Laybrinthine Ways Peace Park has moved its headquarters to 3884 Williams St. in the beautiful East Town of Dunkirk. It must be the right location, because the yellow iris went into bloom in December! The snow surrounding blossom was taken on Dec. 13. The new schedule is now in effect. ...

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First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk began its Marsh Memorial Advent Recital series this past Wednesday. Pictured above is Matthew Aubeuf performing on the gyil, a pentatonic mallet instrument found in the Upper West of Ghana and neighboring Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. These instruments are used for many ceremonial purposes. Three of the most important genres of gyil music are recreational, religious and funeral music. Selections from each genre of music were performed.

Second Marsh Memorial Advent Recital planned for Dec. 14

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk will present the second in a series of three weekly Marsh Memorial Advent Recitals for 2016. On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at noon in the church sanctuary, Sean Duggan, David Rose, and Brian Walnicki will perform. Father Sean Duggan, OSB, pianist, is a ...

Forestville United Methodist Church news

United Methodist Church, 5 Park St., Forestville, welcomes Pastor Grace Warren and her husband, Ernest, to fellowship, privileges and duties involved. The church phone is 965-2506. The pastor’s home phone is 490-3708. She has office hours on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. She graduated ...

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Forestville UMC to host Christmas   experience tonight The public is invited to join the Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park St., on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night in ancient Bethlehem. During the visit, attendees will be able to taste, see and smell what daily ...

Mount Mercy inducts three area residents into McAuley Scholars

In a tradition that dates back to 2002, Mount Mercy Academy inducted 38 students as 2017 Mount Mercy McAuley Scholars. McAuley Scholars are students who distinguish themselves through their academic rigor by maintaining an average of 95 percent or above throughout the school year. Students who ...

St. Francis High School announces First Quarter Honor Roll

HAMBURG — Mr. Thomas Braunscheidel, Principal of St. Francis High School, recently announced the Honor Roll of students who achieved academic honors for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. First Honors are awarded to students achieving a weighted Grade Point Average of 95 – ...

Marsh Memorial Advent Recital presents Matthew Aubeuf

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk, will present the first in a series of three weekly Marsh Memorial Advent Recitals for 2016. On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at noon in the church sanctuary, Matthew Aubeuf will be performing with the Ghanaian Dagara xylophone known as gyil. Aubeuf is a ...

Annual Children’s Remembrance Mass planned

The Annual Children’s Remembrance Mass will be held this year on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Forestville Church of St. Rose of Lima, 11 Central Ave. Mass will begin at 7 p.m. This annual Mass is offered for anyone who has lost a child, born or unborn. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year ...