Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Elaine Thomas. 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.

Reverend Buchanan to speak at Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Consulting Minister Reverend George Buchanan will speak on Sunday, Feb. 10. Buchanan’s sermon, “May Your Love be Our Love” will address the “tongue in cheek” suggestion that we Unitarian Universalists should address our prayers “to whom it may concern.” Join us as we contemplate how we should address and form our prayers in the face of the joys and concerns life brings us. We will reflect on this together through music, readings, and yes, indeed, prayer.

Today we also share the plate with Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels (DFMOW). The agency delivers meals Monday through Friday; 150 clients in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek, Forestville and Brocton may receive one or two meals daily. Weekend boxes containing two entrees, breads, milk and dessert are also available. DFMOW also has a “Dine Well” program to assist people temporarily while they recuperate from a hospital stay and partners with the Dunkirk Public Library to provide library materials to clients who request them. The Mobile Food Pantry Service is a program in which DFMOW and The Salvation Army provide shelf stable items to homebound seniors on a monthly basis. Working with the County Office for the Aging, DFMOW also assists with legal services for seniors. One hundred percent of the non-pledge money received on each Share the Plate Sunday will be given to the chosen agency. In the past nine years, the congregation has given over $20,000 to the chosen agencies.

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. Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia. Please call 679-7944, visit or visit our page on Facebook at for more information.

St. Joseph’s Gowanda community meal planned

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Gowanda will host a community meal on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 71 E. Main St. in the St. Joseph’s school building. This month’s dinner menu includes beef stew and biscuits, chocolate desserts and coffee/tea milk. All are welcome.

St. John’s United Church of Christ spaghetti dinner set

St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, with serving from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets are $9.50, or tickets at the door, $10. Take-outs are available. Use the Eagle Street