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Women’s Outreach Choir to present benefit concert Dec. 8 The Women’s Outreach Choir, sponsored by Tri-Church Parish, will present “A Festival of Carols – A Benefit Concert” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Tri-Church Parish, E. Main Street, Brocton. The event will be directed by ...

Alternative Christmas Festival continues

Today and Sunday Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. between Cottage Street and Forbes Place, will host its annual Alternative Christmas Festival. At the center of the festival is a display of over 600 nativities of different materials, sizes and cultures. The festival also ...

Reserve your plates for the Trinity Episcopal Church cookie sale

It’s that time again to hurry over to Trinity Episcopal Church, Garland Hall behind the Church on 11 Day St. Fredonia. The women will have worked hard to bake so many favorites. The cookies are sold by the plate — over 18 on each and every plate is different, for only $9. There will be a ...

Capstone students assist Rural Ministry

SUNY Fredonia Capstone students are making a huge impact on Rural Ministry programs. Under the direction of David Norman, students have updated CCRM’s website, created an agency PSA, increased public relations and marketing as well as providing valuable insight into Rural Ministry’s ...

Leon Historical Society ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ Sunday

Submitted Photo The Leon Historical Society will present an "Old-Fashioned Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the 1836 Church at 2 p.m. The church is located at the four corners of Leon. Step back in time to a post-World War II Christmas with period displays and a typical church service with ...

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St. John’s United Church of Christ St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk, will present “Christmas Vespers – the Music of Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., featuring pianist Ann Rose and violist David Rose. Ann Rose was born in South Korea, and ...

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St. Joseph’s Gowanda special events begin today GOWANDA — St. Joseph’s Gowanda Catholic Church, located at 71 E. Main St., has developed a display of nativities from all over the world. Viewings will be held at the school Saturday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 4 and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 1 ...

Presbyterian Church plans Alternative Christmas Festival

On Dec. 6, 7 and 8, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. between Cottage Street and Forbes Place, will host its annual Alternative Christmas Festival. At the center of the festival is a display of over 600 nativities of different materials, sizes and cultures. The festival also ...

Honor roll

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School announces 1st Quarter Students at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School that made first honors are: Julia Askar, Thomas Askar, Myah Benjemin, Olivia Cole, Lila Drab, Andrew Ellman, Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Robert Harrington V, Carilene Sliwa, Emersyn ...

Special visitor at NCCS

Submitted Photo Midshipman Ryan Deas, currently attending the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, and a recent graduate of Saint Francis High School, visited NCCS on Nov. 25. Ryan spoke to NCCS Prep School students about his experiences at St. Francis and the Naval Academy. Ryan grew up ...

NCCS visits seniors at CNRC

Submitted Photo Chautauqua Catholic School students recently visited Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. During their visit, NCCS students and NCR residents crafted Thanksgiving Day decorations and made lasting memories of a wonderful time.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to hold prayer each Advent Sunday Consider attending an Advent Evening Prayer Service on the Sundays of Advent at 6:30 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. The prayer lasts about 30/35 minutes and consists of a ...

Church invites community to experience ‘The Gifts of Christmas’

Everyone in the community is invited to attend First Baptist Church for weekly Advent services and a special Christmas Eve service based on the themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace called “The Gifts of Christmas,” at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays beginning Dec. 1. It’s the most wonderful time ...

Silver Creek church offers free faith-based respite

SILVER CREEK — Are you a caregiver for someone living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or other dementia? If so, the newest collaboration between Catholic Charities of Buffalo and Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church can be a source of support. The free Memory Care Respite Program is held the ...

Fredonia Presbyterian Church plans Alternative Christmas Festival

On Dec. 6, 7 and 8, Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. between Cottage Street and Forbes Place, will host its annual Alternative Christmas Festival. At the center of the festival is a display of over 600 nativities of different materials, sizes and cultures. The festival also ...

Thankful giving

Our national day of Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Remember to take time to give thanks to God for all His provision; not only on one day but daily. As He is always providing everything we have so we have reason to continually give Him thanks. There are many ways to give God thanks. ...

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Collins Friends Meeting Bazaar and bake sale today Collins Friends Meeting will hold a bazaar and bake sale today, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2345 Main St., Collins. The event will feature baked goods, crafts, many homemade items, bazaar articles and much more. For details, call ...

Operation Christmas Child collections begin Monday

Monday is the beginning of Operation Christmas Child, a program by the Samaritian’s Purse to deliver shoeboxes filled with prizes for children around the world. Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week runs Nov. 18-25. Families, churches and groups are busy transforming ...

Socktober success

Submitted Photo Donations from the community helped Silver Creek Elementary School present more than 300 pairs of socks to the Ruth Remsen Clothing Center at First United Presbyterian Church in Silver Creek via its “Socktober” effort during the month of October. The district is thankful ...