Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Celeste Elliott. 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 and/or the Facebook page or call 595-2697 for more information concerning church services.

Rev. Skowronski to speak at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua (UUCNC) welcomes Reverend Ron Skowronski to the pulpit on Sunday, Jan. 6 for a service on “Loneliness & Aggression — Is There a Connection?”

Instead of sharing countless theories about New Year’s Resolutions, Rev. Skowronski will ask the questions that he believes run deeper. If we want a better life for ourselves, for all … must we examine other possibilities to affect meaningful change? The answers may surprise you.

The UUCNC choir will also sing, and congregants may turn in the spare change they have collected this holiday season to support the human rights and social justice work of the UU Service Committee (UUSC). Donations for the “Justice Across Borders” campaign of UUSC will also be collected on Sunday, Jan. 13.

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 our 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. For more information, call 679-7944, visit, or visit Facebook,

Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast Jan. 12

RIPLEY — Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St., is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Saturday, Jan. 12 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and toast (including omelets), fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for “all you can eat.”

This month’s breakfast will benefit the Friends of the Ripley Library.