Religion

What We Believe about the Sabbath

Continuing our series of What We Believe statements, this month we stop at the 3rd Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” The Sabbath is the day of rest for Christians from work and toil to focus on worship, prayer and meditation. As the Sabbath Command was given, as ...

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St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue set St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue will be held Friday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. Presales are guaranteed until 6 p.m. Take outs are available. The location is 334 Temple St., Fredonia. Ripley church breakfast to ...

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Church on Beach Sunday in Cassadaga CASSADAGA — Bring your chair and an appetite! Sunday, July 28, Park Church will hold its worship service at the beach. Baptisms will take place in Cassadaga Lake at 10:30 a.m. followed by the worship service. Following the service lunch will be served. ...

A truly meaningful life

Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gowanda and Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek It is often talked about whether certain people have lived a meaningful life. The question is often asked by someone who is facing death. It is also a topic of discussion as people talk about someone who ...

Harvest Chapel brings hope to North Carolina

Volunteers from Missions of Helping Hands and Fredonia's Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church are working in Wilmington, North Carolina this week to rebuild homes and communities devastated by Hurricane Florence. This week's work has involved roofing, new drywall and general clean up of debris ...

Retiree honored

Central Christian Academy on Central Avenue in Dunkirk celebrated and thanked Stephanie Pollok for 32 years of ministry at the school as teacher and principal. Pollok, a longtime Fredonia resident, is retiring from the Academy this summer and will enjoy spending more time with her family and ...

CCA welcomes new principal

The Central Christian Academy School Committee is pleased to announce they have a new school principal, Cynthia “Cindi” Massaro. Massaro has a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Rutgers University. Her educational experience includes public school, home ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church announces scholarship award winners

Zoe and Gabi Loeb, daughters of Lisa Parla Loeb and Allen Loeb, are the recipients of the 2019 Holy Trinity Parish Scholarship Award. They graduated in June from Dunkirk High School. They will each receive a $500 check from Holy Trinity. Both young women are active parishioners of Holy ...

Prayer Service at the Shrine for the Unborn

The 21st. Annual Prayer Service at the Shrine for the Unborn will be held Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. The Shrine, located in St. Mary’s Cemetery Route 60, Dunkirk, was created and erected by members of the community, local churches, Knights of Columbus and various organizations for the ...

Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish announces Polka Fest

All are invited to Blessed Mary Angela’s Polka Fest 2019 on Sunday, Aug. 11. Festivities begin with a polka mass outside under the Big Top at noon with music by Special Delivery. Music will continue outside after mass until 3 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day as Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push ...

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Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday for St. Paul Lutheran Church barbecue Presale Tickets for St. Paul Lutheran Church’s annual chicken barbecue will be available Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia. Tickets are $10. The barbecue will ...

Lily Dale to host Spiritualist History & Symposium

LILY DALE — Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26 at the Assembly Hall in Lily Dale, The Science of Things Spiritual will present special lectures by Paul Gaunt and presentations by noted spiritual scholars. On Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m., Paul Gaunt, Curator of Britten Museum and Library, ...

Catholic Charities express gratitude as Appeal achieves $9.3 million

Catholic Charities officials announced this week that the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,308,843 in cash and pledges, representing 85% of its $11 million goal. Catholic Charities President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis C. ...

What We Believe: Honoring God’s name

Our “What We Believe” series continues with a much ignored Commandment of God: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.” Years ago, while coaching youth football, the other coaches and I enforced a team rule: No swearing. Working with eight to ten year-olds, this was not ...

NCCS fourth-quarter honors

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Honors for 4th quarter, 2018-2019 school year are the following: First Honors were received by: Julia Askar, Joe Askar, Thomas Askar, Myah Benjamin, Isabella Buckley, Sophia Burrows, Olivia Cole, Lila Drab, Natalia DiPalma, Andrew Ellman, Aria Green, ...

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Universal Unity of Spirit Universal Unity of Spirit’s Guest Speaker at the 11 a.m. June 30 service is Maxine Meilleur whose topic is “Gratitude.” Maxine received her Master’s degree in Religion from Harvard and a Certificate in Parapsychology from the JB Rhine Research Center at ...

Mayville food pantry provides assistance

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Food Pantry (St. Paul’s Episcopal Food Pantry), located at 99 S. Erie St. in Mayville has been assisting families to supplement their food needs since 1986. Located at the Cheryl Steinbach Outreach Center, the Mayville Food Pantry serves families in need residing ...

St. Luke’s announces Summer Kayak Mass dates

St Luke’s Episcopal Church will be holding three more Kayak Mass/Canoeucharist outings this summer on Chautauqua and Cassadaga Lakes. The dates for the excursions are July 7th, August 18th, and September 8th, with launch sites to be determined near the day of each event to accommodate weather ...

Renewed Life

Ah summer! With the warm weather and longer daylight hours, this time of year brings thoughts and plans for various kinds of outdoor recreation. With such thoughts of taking time to relax and enjoy ourselves is also an opportunity to bask in the reality that we may not only enjoy some ...

Healing Temple renovations complete

The Lily Dale community got a look at the newly renovated Healing Temple on Thursday. Dunkirk’s EMC Construction was the main contractor on the extensive refurbishment. A shortened podium was built to accomodate more visitors and a vaulted ceiling went in. An air conditioning system got put ...