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Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is James Flynn. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. There will be a Joe Sheil class.

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.

Unitarian Universalist welcomes guest speakers Kelley Braheney and Sarah Eaton

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes guest speakers Kelley Braheney and Sarah Eaton to the pulpit on Sunday, April 28. Braheney and Eaton are earth-centered pagans and previous members of the UU congregation before their move to Binghamton. They both practice a spirituality that draws heavily on Buddhist Lovingkindness work, mindfulness, and compassion.

Their talk, “A Way to Wholeness,” will explore the themes of multiplicity, wellness, community, and then of wholeness from the perspective of Lovingkindness.

Immediately following the service, we will share food and companionship with a finger food potluck. Please bring something to share that does not need utensils to be served or eaten, and your own place settings.

Had a busy morning rushing to church and forgot your table settings? Left the dish to pass in the fridge? No worries, we do have paper goods and there will be plenty of food. Join us!

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. Call 679-7944, visit www.uucnc.org or visit our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uucnc for more information.

Chicken ‘n Biscuit Dinner Tuesday

The annual Chicken over Biscuit Dinner to benefit the Forestville Food Pantry will be held this Tuesday, May 1 at the St. Rose of Lima Hall, 11 Center St. in Forestville from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu for the evening begins with a tossed salad, followed by the most delicious chicken and sauce over fresh, homemade biscuits. As always, the chicken and sauce will be made by Jeff LaBarbera, owner of the Colony Restaurant on Route 5 in Silver Creek. Green beans and apple/cranberry sauce complete the meal. Guests will have their choice of a variety of homemade baked goods for dessert. The price for this great dinner is $12.

All proceeds will be donated to the Forestville Food Pantry. Tickets are available at the door. Take-outs are available and local delivery may be possible for anyone who cannot get out. In addition to the dinner, a gift basket raffle and 50/50 will be held. Reservations are not necessary, but those who need a table set aside for their family or group can call ahead.

For more information, call Carmen at 965-9914.

South Dayton United Methodist Church giant rummage sale set

The South Dayton United Methodist Church will host a giant rummage sale, on Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is located at 34 Maple St., South Dayton. There will be a bake sale both days, and a bag sale Saturday at noon. Proceeds benefit the Missions Fund for the South Dayton United Methodist Church.

Barbecue for Missions May 4

The Laona Emmanuel United Methodist Church will host a Weidner’s chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out).

The event will benefit the church’s local and global Outreach Mission Projects. The Outreach Team has touched the lives of many individuals in need of assistance and contributes to organizations such as Willow Mission, The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Samaritan’s Purse and the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

The event will also include a bake sale and an “odds and ends” sale. Tickets for the barbecue are $10. The Church is located at the corner of Porter and Wilson roads, Fredonia. Call 672-2497 for further information.

Kids Clothes Closet open at First United Methodist Church

The Kids Clothes Closet at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia, offers new and nearly new clothing and other items for children newborn through size 6, and expectant mothers. It is open every Monday and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Use the educational entrance.

For details, call 679-1513.

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