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Religion

Chautauqua Institution names religious life leaders

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has appointed two new religious leaders. Melissa Spas, acting director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has been named the institution’s new vice president of religion. The ...

Trinity UCC Gowanda welcomes Pastor Jess Kacalski

Pastor Jess Kacalski has been named Trinity UCC’s transitional part time pastor. She started at the church at the end of January and has office hours Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kacalski has been coming to Trinity for many years, first as vacation pulpit supply then as pulpit supply ...

The Advent of our Lord – do not reject this great gift

Many Christian denominations (although not all) observe the Season of Advent during the four Sundays before Christmas. Advent means arrival, appearance or coming. During Advent the Christian focus is on the coming of Christ. Specifically, how Christ came to us in the past, how Christ ...

V. Gene Robinson to retire from Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has announced the retirement of the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson as vice president of religion and senior pastor, effective Dec. 31. Details of a national search for his successors in both roles will be shared shortly. Robinson joined the institution ...

Religion briefs

UCC to hold Ingathering service Sunday The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce their service for Sunday Sept. 12. Members will worship live on the Zoom platform at 11 a.m., using a streamlined format similar to the in-person worship. We encourage ...

Universal Unity guest speaker set

CASSADAGA — Sunday, July 25, at the 11 a.m. service, the guest speaker is Rev. Aloma Cason, the pastor of The Church of Divine Inspiration in Rochester. In addition to her church responsibilities, Rev. Cason’s range of community involvement has been wide and varied. She established a ...