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VBS at Collins Friends Meeting planned for Aug. 20 to 22 Vacation Bible School will take place at Collins Friends Meeting, 2345 Main St., Collins, from Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 20 to 22. It will feature games, story hour, refreshments and more. Call 207-2886 for more information. 21st ...

Singer/songwriter Jim Giatas announces new website

Contemporary Orthodox Christian singer/songwriter, Jim Giatas, has created a new non-commercial website to replace his former site at host Indieheaven (which ceased operations this spring). All of Jim’s albums and individual songs are available to hear and to download in complete Mp3 versions ...

Babies Lives Matter event at Park United Methodist

SINCLAIRVILLE — On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville, “Babies Lives Matter” will call people to be a voice for the voiceless children in the womb. The purpose of the gathering is to mobilize and motivate the pro-life community to work ...

Eqine Ambassador riding for domestic violence awareness

GERRY — Meredith Cherry is spending time this week at Homestead Stables by Heritage. Meredith is a domestic violence survivor and is currently traveling alone with her horse Apollo for four years on a continuous ride named The Centauride, which spans 10,000 miles and 48 states, to raise ...

Catholic Charities receives Expedited Reaccreditation

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities of Buffalo has achieved its third consecutive national reaccreditation — gaining it in an expedited process for the first time — through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent, non-profit accreditor of community-based behavioral ...

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Harmony Express Gospel Concert set for Sunday Brocton Tri-Church Parish, 41 Main St., Brocton will be holding the Harmony Express Gospel Concert on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow the concert. A love offering will be accepted. Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish to host Polka ...

Bishop to make Listening Session stop in Dunkirk

Bishop Richard Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessons across the Diocese of Buffalo during the next few months. The sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, hearing ...

What We Believe about the Sabbath

Continuing our series of What We Believe statements, this month we stop at the 3rd Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” The Sabbath is the day of rest for Christians from work and toil to focus on worship, prayer and meditation. As the Sabbath Command was given, as ...

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St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue set St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue will be held Friday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Presales are guaranteed until 6 p.m. Take outs are available. The location is 334 Temple St., Fredonia. Ripley church breakfast to ...

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Church on Beach Sunday in Cassadaga CASSADAGA — Bring your chair and an appetite! Sunday, July 28, Park Church will hold its worship service at the beach. Baptisms will take place in Cassadaga Lake at 10:30 a.m. followed by the worship service. Following the service lunch will be served. ...

A truly meaningful life

Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gowanda and Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek It is often talked about whether certain people have lived a meaningful life. The question is often asked by someone who is facing death. It is also a topic of discussion as people talk about someone who ...

Harvest Chapel brings hope to North Carolina

Volunteers from Missions of Helping Hands and Fredonia's Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church are working in Wilmington, North Carolina this week to rebuild homes and communities devastated by Hurricane Florence. This week's work has involved roofing, new drywall and general clean up of debris ...

Retiree honored

Central Christian Academy on Central Avenue in Dunkirk celebrated and thanked Stephanie Pollok for 32 years of ministry at the school as teacher and principal. Pollok, a longtime Fredonia resident, is retiring from the Academy this summer and will enjoy spending more time with her family and ...

CCA welcomes new principal

The Central Christian Academy School Committee is pleased to announce they have a new school principal, Cynthia “Cindi” Massaro. Massaro has a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Rutgers University. Her educational experience includes public school, home ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church announces scholarship award winners

Zoe and Gabi Loeb, daughters of Lisa Parla Loeb and Allen Loeb, are the recipients of the 2019 Holy Trinity Parish Scholarship Award. They graduated in June from Dunkirk High School. They will each receive a $500 check from Holy Trinity. Both young women are active parishioners of Holy ...

Prayer Service at the Shrine for the Unborn

The 21st. Annual Prayer Service at the Shrine for the Unborn will be held Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. The Shrine, located in St. Mary’s Cemetery Route 60, Dunkirk, was created and erected by members of the community, local churches, Knights of Columbus and various organizations for the ...

Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish announces Polka Fest

All are invited to Blessed Mary Angela’s Polka Fest 2019 on Sunday, Aug. 11. Festivities begin with a polka mass outside under the Big Top at noon with music by Special Delivery. Music will continue outside after mass until 3 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day as Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push ...

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Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday for St. Paul Lutheran Church barbecue Presale Tickets for St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue will be available Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia. Tickets are $10. The barbecue will ...

Lily Dale to host Spiritualist History & Symposium

LILY DALE — Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26 at the Assembly Hall in Lily Dale, The Science of Things Spiritual will present special lectures by Paul Gaunt and presentations by noted spiritual scholars. On Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m., Paul Gaunt, Curator of Britten Museum and Library, ...

Catholic Charities express gratitude as Appeal achieves $9.3 million

Catholic Charities officials announced this week that the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,308,843 in cash and pledges, representing 85% of its $11 million goal. Catholic Charities President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis C. ...