Parish Mission planned for Feb. 6-9
Holy Trinity Parish is sponsoring a Parish Mission Feb. 6, 9 p.m. at Holy Trinity parish in Dunkirk. The retreat is presented by Fr. John Graden, OSFS and Joan Kinney from DeSales Resources and Ministries in Stella Niagara, N.Y. "Treasuring Life" is the theme of the mission and focuses on the worth of all creation and the challenges of being responsible caretakers. All are invited to participate in this event. The sessions will be held in the church 7 to 9 p.m. each evening. Hospitality will follow each session.
A sign-up sheet is posted at each entrance. Names will be collected by the team. Those attending may want to take a postcard reminder also provided at the entrances. For more information, call Holy Trinity Parish at 366-2306. All are welcome to attend.
Harvest Chapel to hold family movie night
BROCTON - Harvest Chapel West, 9 Highland Ave., will be showing a full-length, family friendly movie in their main auditorium on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. The community is invited to view "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," where four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free Narnia with the guidance of a mystical lion. There will be free popcorn and drinks. No admission charge or offering will be taken - everything is free. All children in attendance should be accompanied by a parent or adult. For more information, call 792-9458.
Unitarian Universalists to explore 'Everyday Epiphanies' at Sunday service
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua announces that member Ginny Horvath will lead the service on Sunday. Horvath's talk "Everyday Epiphanies" will focus on the ways each day offers the possibilities of what poet John Milton called "transcendent moments of awe." All are invited to attend this service.
During the service Religious Exploration classes for children in grades K-4 and Coming of Age for grades 5-8 will meet. Childcare for those less than 5 years of age will also be provided.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty and justice in the immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life's sacred journey. Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. Call 679-7944 or visit www.uucnc.org for more information.
Church plans Valentine dinner
St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Route 430, Bemus Point is putting on a prime rib Valentine dinner for family and friends Thursday, Feb. 9, for only $15 per person. The menu includes prime rib, baked potato, salad and brownie a la mode - all prepared by See Zurh House of Bemus Point. Child dinners also available for $5. Meals will be served between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. and special music will be provided by Adam McKillip.
Pre-sale tickets are preferred with a limited amount available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the church's youth ministry.
For information and tickets, call the St. Timothy church office at 386-7280.
'Candlemas' to be celebrated Feb. 2
"Candlemas," also known as the Feast of the Presentation, will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church on Thursday, Feb. 2, with a service at 6 p.m. This commemorates the day that Jesus was presented at the temple 40 days after his birth. Mary and Joseph, on this day, took Jesus to the temple as every first born was to be dedicated to the Lord.
On this day Simeon and Anna greeted Jesus at the temple. This fulfilled the promise to Simeon that "He should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. This day is also known as the Purification of the Virgin.
Officiant and preacher at the service will be the Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, Episcopal bishop of Western New York.
The public is invited to attend St. John's which is located at the corner of West Fourth and Lark streets in Dunkirk.
Guest speaker featured on Sunday
LILY DALE - The Church of the Living Spirit will feature guest speaker Roy Montgomery, a resident of Lily Dale, at the Sunday service. The church meets at 10:30 in the Assembly Hall, Cleveland Avenue, for a healing ceremony, meditation and messages.