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Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Nancy Lombardo. 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 (this week given by Registered Medium Sharon Hill), 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 for more information concerning church services.

UUC to hold Ingathering Service Sunday

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will hold their annual Ingathering Service for all ages on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in its new building, located at 222 Temple Street in Fredonia. With Consulting Minister George Buchanan, members will gather to celebrate the blessings of the summer past and look forward to the coming year. Those who have a sample of water from somewhere important to them this past summer, are asked to bring it for the service. For the students, Unitarian Universalist tokens for backpacks and briefcases will be handed out. Most important, though, is for people to bring themselves to this opening celebration!

During worship services, children may remain with their parents, or parents may send children either to the supervised nursery or to the independent play room for children who are able to engage in unsupervised activities such as crafts and games. Both rooms are adjacent to the main room and have large windows which allow parents and children to see one another during the service.

After the Sept. 8 worship service, there will be a potluck lunch and celebration of summer and September birthdays. All are welcome to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass.

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. at 222 Temple St., Fredonia. Parking for those who need close access is located immediately behind the building. Others should park in the lower lot behind the building. Call 679-7944, visit the online calendar at https://tinyurl.com/caluucnc or visit the page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uucnc for more information.

Forestville United Methodist Church chicken barbecue

The Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park St., Forestville, will hold a chicken barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12 p.m. until sold out. Dinner costs are: Adult $10, child $6, or chicken only $6. Dining options are eat in or take out.

Dunkirk First United Methodist Church plans dinner Tuesday

A Swiss steak dinner will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or sold out at the Dunkirk First United Methodist Church, 601 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. The cost is $9.75 per dinner. The meal offers eat-in, take-out or delivery options. Dessert/beverage is included.

BINGO volunteers needed at St. Joseph

Volunteers are desperately needed to help out at St. Joseph Bingo in Fredonia which is held every Tuesday evening in the Parish Hall. This fundraiser helps to support our parish and raised over $24,000 from September 2018 to July 2019. Volunteering for this worthy fundraiser is very flexible. You can come every week, or just once a month. Work for one hour or the entire evening. For more information, call the parish office at 672-4116 or Warren Mosier at 672-9882.

Catholic Book Club announces meetings

The Catholic Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Joseph Church. The first meeting was on Sept. 4, at which time members decided on the books to be read for the rest of the year.

We invite parishioners from St. Joseph and St. Anthony to join this bookclub. See the book club list at www.stjosephfredonia.org/news-events for an idea of the kinds of books covered in previous years. Please consider joining us; new members are always welcome.

Ripley United Methodist Church breakfast

The Ripley United Methodist Church is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church, 84 W. Main St. in Ripley. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee for $7. This month’s breakfast will benefit the Love Bear Project — Give A Child a Great Christmas!

Art Discovery program to resume Sept. 30

BROCTON — The Art Discovery program for adults at Tri-Church Parish, 35 Main St, Brocton will begin its fall session on Sept. 30. Classes will meet on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Pre-registration is required and will close on Sept. 21. Call 792-4834 for more information and to register.