Religion briefs

Service today at St. John’s Episcopal Church features Bishops

Today, Sept. 22, the Rt. Bishop R. William Franklin, Bishop of Western New York and the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania will conduct a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The theme of the liturgy will be Unity, with the readings and hymns reflecting unity. The prayers will be a reflection of the theme Unity, which is so needed as we look upon the negative divisions throughout the world.

All are welcome to attend the service and the reception which will follow. The service will begin at 3 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at the corners of West Fourth and Lark streets in Dunkirk.

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Kimberly Kelleher. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale.

Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation and prayer.

The public is invited to attend and there is no gate fee through June. Visit the website at www.livingspiritlilydale.org and/or the Facebook page or call 595-2697 for more information concerning church services.

Dr. Peter Miller to Speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Dr. Peter Miller to the pulpit on Sunday, Sept. 23. Miller, born into Roman Catholicism, journeys through World Religions seeking the Divine. He is a vision seeker, learning and teaching worldwide Spirituality, always open to the next breakthrough. He studied Creation Spirituality with Matthew Fox and earned his doctorate in Ecumenism from Wisdom University. Bombarded by ideas and sometimes narrow-minded zealots, he asks this question in the Great Search. How do you tell a vision?

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, visit www.uucnc.org or visit the page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uucnc for more information.

Laona United Methodist Church celebrating 150 years

The Laona United Methodist Church is celebrating 150 years of God’s faithfulness and ministry.

You are invited to join us to mark the anniversary on Sunday Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the church on the corner of Wilson and Porter roads.