Religion news briefs

Universal Unity of Spirit

White Dove Crow, Cree Elder, author and teacher of Native American tradition and ceremony, who travels throughout the US and Canada, is the featured speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit at the 11 a.m. service, June 24. Her topic is “The Great Mystery.” She will also present a teaching circle on “Weaving a Coat of Many Colors” on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to attend the interfaith service at 89 N. Main St. (Route 60), Cassadaga. For information, see or call 595-2617.

Church of the Living Spirit

This Sunday service is the community service facilitated by all the churches in Lily Dale. Service will be held in the auditorium and the Church of the Living Spirit has Neal Rzepkowski as the speaker. Fellowships of the Spirit will chair the service. The Lily Dale Spiritualist Church will lead the healing service, and City of Light Church will provide the mediums.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Gowanda, plans Open House June 24

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of Center and School streets in Gowanda, is planning an open house after the 10 a.m. worship service on June 24. All are welcome. Call 491-8119 for any additional information.

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society news

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society met on Monday, June 4 at St. Hedwig’s Social Center. President Carole Schiller welcomed the members and with other officers and Marilyn Nalepa, led recitation of the Rosary and prayers for ill and deceased members.

Loretta Szalkowski opened the meeting with a prayer. Sandra Tapasto gave the financial report for May and yearly dues paid. Rita Cieslewicz listed ill and infirmed members. She thanked all for remembering them with cards and prayers.

Birthdays were celebrated for President Schiller, Joyce Tarnowski, Rita Szot and Joan Zielinski.

The attendance prize was won by Elvina Root.

A thank you was given to all who donated theme baskets, baked goods and attended the chicken barbecue dinner on June 3.

Refreshments were served and prizes awarded by Loretta Szalkowski, Jane Steffan, Rita Szot and Gerry Szukala.

The next meeting will be an indoor picnic at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at St. Hyacinth’s Lyceum.

South Dayton Free Methodist Church plans ‘Sidewalk Gang’ VBS

The South Dayton Free Methodist Church, 327 Pine St., South Dayton, will hold “Sidewalk Gang” Vacation Bible School every Friday July 6 through Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Featured activities include Bible stories, music, crafts, games, and lots of fun and fellowship for the children. Lunch will be provided each day. Family and friends are invited to the special closing program on Aug. 24.

Those interested in volunteering or more details are asked to contact Darlene Morrison at 499-1618.