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Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is John White. 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.

Kristina Church to Speak at Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will welcome ministerial student Kristina Church to the pulpit on Sunday, May 19. Church’s sermon, “Rising Green” will point out that we live thanks to a series of intricate and delicate relationships that tie us to the planet that formed us and continues to sustain us. Our human and more-than-human connections are all that keep us alive on a spinning ball in the middle of a vast universe. But we humans have frayed the interconnected web to its breaking point. Church asks, “How can we get back into right relationship with our planet?” Come and contemplate the answers to this question with others seeking answers.

Once a month, UUCNC Shares the Plate with an organization that aligns with UU principles. 100% of the non-pledge money received on Share the Plate Sunday will be given to the chosen agency. This month, UUCNC shares the plate with Greystone Nature Preserve, an experiential environmental education teaching facility located near Fredonia, a few minutes from Bear Lake, on 75 acres of trails, fields, and much more.

Make checks payable to UUCNC and indicate “Share the Plate” on the memo line. Of course, cash contribution are also welcome! Learn more about Greystone Nature Preserve at 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. Please call 679-7944, visit or visit our page on Facebook at

Altar and Rosary Society plans salad luncheon

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, located at 17 Union St., Westfield, will be holding its annual salad luncheon on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Besides the homemade salads ,there will be a variety of desserts and beverages for $6. Take-outs will be available.

Silver Creek Assembly of God spaghetti dinner Thursday

The Silver Creek Assembly of God invites the community to a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, May 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1385 Route 20, Silver Creek. Eat in or take-out dining options are available. Donations are accepted.

SCCS ‘Putt-ing Children First’ golf tournament set for May 31

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School “Putt-ing Children First” golf tournament will take place Friday, May 31 at Tri-County Country Club, 540 Route 39, Forestville. Registration is at noon. A catered lunch is included in the golf package. The format is a shotgun start at 1 p.m. After golf, dinner and live musical entertainment featuring Pedro and the Smooth Cats will follow. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, with a cash bar in the afternoon and evening. The costs are: foursome $300; single: $100. For details, contact Jennifer Askar This event benefits Northern Chautauqua Catholic School.

St. John’s UCC chicken and biscuit dinner today

St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a chicken and biscuit dinner on Saturday, May 18, 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 entrance and parking. Pre-sales are highly recommended.