Religion

What We Believe: The Commands of God (continued)

Last month we looked at the Commands of God and how if we see God first as authority and judgment, the Commands of God become a burden. Yet if we see God first as love, then His Commands become for us an opportunity in which to serve Him with thanks for what He has done, knowing what God wants. ...

Bishop Malone to host listening sessions

Bishop Richard J. Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane, and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessions across the Diocese of Buffalo during the next few months. The sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, ...

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Trinity United Church of Christ free community meal Trinity United Church of Christ will host a free community meal today, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken salad with roll, baked beans, fruit cocktail, beverage and a homemade ...

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Fredonia UMC doughnut and coffee fund-raiser today Fredonia First United Methodist Church will hold a doughnut (South Dayton) and coffee fund-raiser this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 25 Church St., Fredonia. All proceeds benefit children and youth programming. Church of the Living Spirit ...

NCCS announces third quarter honor roll

The following students made First Honors at Northern Chautauqua Catholic Sschool for the third quarter: Julia Askar, Myah Benjamin, Isabella Buckley, Olivia Cole, Natalia DiPalma, Lila Drab, Andrew Ellman, Aria Green, Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Robert Hall, Robert Harrington V, Kyler Huels, ...

The chess master and his students

Pictured is Walt Sedlmayer with some of the students in the chess club at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. Tuesday was the final chess session for the school year.

Holy Trinity First Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion was celebrated by 16 children and their families at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk on Sunday, May 12 during the 11 a.m. Mass with Fr. Daniel Walsh, pastor and Fr. Raymond Donohue, concelebrant. Pictured above from left are: First Row: Sophia Bautista, ...

Corporal and spiritual works with NCCS and St. Columban’s

SILVER CREEK — The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. A long-standing tradition at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School has been to visit residents at the former St. Vincent’s Nursing Home and St. Columban’s on the ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. 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, ...

Event to examine prayer ban at Clymer graduation

JAMESTOWN — “Bullying Clymer to Gag Graduation Prayers” will be held Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Prendergast Library. Recent pressure from an outside political interest group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation forced the Clymer school district to remove ...

Unitarian church giving away books, holding voter registration

JAMESTOWN — The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) is taking advantage of the church’s location along the route of the Memorial Day Parade. At 1255 Prendergast Avenue, the church is near Lakeview Cemetery, the parade’s ...

Catholic Charities HOPE Day 2019 reaches $323,130

BUFFALO — As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the second annual Catholic Charities day of giving, now called HOPE Day, being held Friday throughout Western New York to benefit the 2019 Appeal, has now reached a total of $323,130. This total will increase by another $147,000 in matching funds for a total ...

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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 ...

What We Believe: the Commands of God

It stands as the most basic tenet of Christian faith: the 10 Commandments. And over the centuries the Commandments have been misinterpreted, misconstrued, modified, rationalized, declared antiquated or just plain ignored. Yet they still stand, even though they are attacked as an ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Barbara Sanson. 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, ...

Spring craft and vendor fair coming to Lutheran campus

JAMESTOWN — The staff and residents at Lutheran will be hosting a Spring Craft and Vendor Bazaar on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held inside Christ Chapel on the Lutheran Campus at 715 Falconer Street. “We have over 20 vendors ...

Churches working together to address addiction

The board members of the Addiction Response Ministry of Chautauqua County are organizing an event titled One Voice, One County, One Hope. This event is scheduled for Sunday, May 19. The purpose of this event is to have all pastors/churches in Chautauqua County ministering as one voice ...

Passover Seder: A story of redemption

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk celebrated the Jewish Passover Seder led by Rev. Ken Meyers on Good Friday, April 19. The church family was joined by another area church and community guests to hear the redemption story and better understand the Messianic message of the Passover pointing us ...

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Holy Trinity warns of scam If you receive an e-mail that looks like it came from the Rev. Dan Walsh requesting gift cards, it is a scam. Officials from Holy Trinity said Walsh would never contact parishioners or others in the community via email to ask for assistance. Again, if you receive ...