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Submitted Photo St. Joseph Church in Fredonia begins its “Journey/Generations of Faith” on Sunday.

Faith Formation Program begins Sunday at St. Joseph

St. Joseph Church at 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, will have its Faith Formation Program “Journey/Generations of Faith” begin its 13th year on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the doors opening at 9 a.m. and the program starting at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Note the time change from previous years). The program is for the whole community throughout all generations. Those who haven’t already registered may register at the door. For more information, contact the Faith Formation Director Judy Bradley at 672-2647.

Church of the Living Spirit

This week’s speaker is Ed Williams. The Registered Medium is Sherry Lee. 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 www.livingspiritlilydale.org and/or the Facebook page for more information concerning church services.

Rev. George Buchanan to speak at Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday Sept. 22. Buchanan will comment on the troubled times we live in, which sometimes leaves us with moments of despair. He will ask, “How do we restore and sustain hope in the face of our difficulties?” As we worship together, we will reflect on the problems and opportunities in our current situation.

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.

Once a month we Share 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 Sunday we Share the Plate with Fredonia Grange No. 1, a non-profit fraternal organization that serves the community in many ways, mostly by making their space available for events like contra dances, aerobics classes, public gatherings, etc. For more information about Fredonia Grange No. 1 visit www.facebook.com/fredoniagrange/

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 are asked to 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.

First Presbyterian Church announces harvest dinners

WESTFIELD — The First Presbyterian Church of Westfield has announced a series of harvest dinners beginning Friday, Sept. 27. Meals will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 49 S. Portage St., Westfield. Dine in or take out options are available. Each meal also includes side dishes, a beverage and dessert. The costs are adults: $11, Children 10 and under: $5. For free delivery, call 326-2643 by noon the day of the dinner.

Entrees are: Friday, Sept. 27, roast turkey; Friday, Oct. 4, roast pork; Friday, Oct. 11, chicken and biscuits, Friday, Oct. 18, meat loaf; Friday, Oct. 25, baked ham.

Homecoming Service at the Collins Friends Meeting set

COLLINS — Have you ever wondered what a Quaker meeting was like? Would you like to find out? Please join us for a free Homecoming Service celebrating 211 years on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Collins Friends Meeting, 2345 Main St., Route 39, Collins. The service will take place in the fellowship room. Use the back entrance by the parking lot. Learn about the early Quakers who settled this area, by Doug Martindale. Hear special music by the Collins Friends Meeting Bell Choir. Refreshments will be served. Old pictures and documents will be on view.

All are welcome.

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