Religion news

St. Joseph’s School to host community meal

Today, June 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s School, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda will host the St. Joe’s Community Meal. The menu includes kapusta, kielbasa, various side dishes, desserts, coffee/tea and milk. All are welcome to share in this community meal at no cost.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation to celebrate flower communion

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will welcome Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, June 16. In this service for all ages, we will share flowers to savor the beauties of the season and honor the good and beauty we find in one another. Each person should please bring a flower or sprig of greenery to exchange during this service.

This is our final weekly worship service of the church year. Summer events, if any, will be announced in the July and August newsletters and on our website. Weekly services will resume on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Once a month we Share the Plate with an organization that aligns with UU principles. One hundred percent of the non-pledge money received on Share the Plate Sunday will be given to the chosen agency. This month we share the plate with the Student Food Pantry at Jamestown Community College, which provides a limited selection of basic food products and hygiene items at the North County Center and at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.

Please make your check payable to UUCNC and indicate “Share the Plate” on the memo line. Of course, your cash contribution is also welcome! For more information about the Student Food Pantry visit their website at https://www.sunyjcc.edu/student-life/student-services/student-food-pantry.

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

Stockton Community Church ice cream social planned Friday

Stockton Community Church, 4554 West Railroad Ave., Stockton, will host an Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The music for the evening will include the Youth Worship Team from Park United Methodist Church and the Worship Team from Harvest Chapel. A freewill offering will be received. The public is invited to attend.

Connect with your pets in the afterlife

CASSADAGA — On June 22, Deb Stanton will present a workshop called “Connecting with Your Pet in the Afterlife” at the Spirit Art Gallery in Cassadaga from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. The cost is $50. Stanton is a professional medium and international animal communicator who helps people communicate with their pets and loved ones in the spirit world.

Just as our friends and family communicate from the afterlife, pets often send their love back to the earth plane. Their love is pure and the memories they convey can help bring healing to the recipient. Feeling and sensing our pets on the other side is very rewarding. In this workshop, participants will learn how to bring their beloved animal souls forward from the Rainbow Bridge.

Through discussions and exercises, the spirits of your pets will make themselves known. Bring pictures of them to help with this process. Photos enable the beloved animal souls to work with you to cross the bridge from the afterlife. Feeling the love of your pet again makes this workshop a unique experience.

The Spirit Art Gallery is located on Route 60 in the heart of Cassadaga. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. In addition to spirit art, the gallery also features aura photography and healing jewelry. For more information, call 595-2921 or (585) 314-9362 or visit www.spiritartgallery.net.