Religion

The Resurrection

One claim that sets Christianity apart from every other major religion is that its main prophet is still alive. No other religion can make this claim. How can this be, since that major prophet walked the earth over 2000 years ago and was crucified publicly? Answer: on the third day He rose ...

Addiction organization to host luncheon for area pastors

The Addiction Response Ministry of Chautauqua County would like to invite all area pastors in Northern Chautauqua County to a special Pastoral/Church Leader’s lunch meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at noon. This lunch meeting will be held at the Clarion Hotel which is located at ...

St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center receives newborn blankets

Life is precious — from the womb to the tomb. This statement is lived out in the Chautauqua County community not only in word but also in action. For months the members of Touch of Love Society who reside at the St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home have spent many hours making ...

Holy Trinity to present Stations of the Cross

This Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church will present its Stations of the Cross with live music and reflection from a modern perspective inside the candlelit church. This inspiring event combines the traditional stations with contemporary songs and a short reflection ...

Pack 252 participates in Scout Sunday

In February, Cub Scout Pack 252 participated in Scout Sunday celebrations in partnership with The Faith Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, their chartered organization. In addition to participating in the mass as ushers, greeters and electors, the scouts collected food donations throughout ...

Area church services listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. Hilltop Baptist Church, 985 Church Rd. Pastors Art Kohl and Travis Lewis. Services Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children’s Church Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday ...

Religion news

St Joseph’s RC Church of Gowanda Cabin Fever Dance St Joseph’s RC Church of Gowanda’s “Faith and Fun Bunch” will present a Cabin Fever Dance featuring Crash Cadillac on Saturday, March 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. The cost is $8 ...

Event helps couples invest in their marriage

Every marriage is guided by a set of habits. The question is: Are they healthy habits that result in a God-honoring and joyful marriage, or are they bad habits that lead to a self-centered and strained marriage? That’s why First Baptist Church-Dunkirk is so excited to host Habits of a ...

Donation helps Partners In Kind

Trinity Episcopal Church Women made a donation to Partners in Kind of Chautauqua County representative Val Kneitinger during their March meeting. Pictured is Judy Reynolds, left, who arranged for the speaker to share the wonderful work this group is doing, the speaker Val Kneitinger, center, ...

Religion news

St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church news St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church is sponsoring free garden seminars for the next several weeks. They will be held at 15 Union St., Westfield on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall/classrooms. Reservations are required. Call ...

Religion briefs

HeartSong to be at First Baptist HeartSong, a student worship team from Cedarville University, will be at First Baptist Church-Dunkirk this weekend for several special events. Saturday 6 to 8 p.m: Youth Night with games, food, live music from HeartSong. All Middle and High School students ...

‘Babies Lives Matter’ event set for March 31

FLUVANNA — On Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m. at the Fluvanna Community Church (3363 Fluvanna Ave.), “Babies Lives Matter” will underscore the call to be a voice for the voiceless in the womb. The purpose of the gathering is to mobilize and motivate the pro-life community to work redemptively, ...

God’s holy people

We recently observed a day that many would associate with the Roman Catholic Church because of the title Saint. Even more identify him with the Irish people, even though he was not Irish. The title of Saint Patrick recognizes the great mission work God enabled him to do as he brought the whole ...

Diocese of Buffalo announces Lay Awards of St. Joseph

On Saturday, Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo recognized the recipients of the St. Joseph the Worker awards, Joanne Goetz and Rita Moriarty. Joanne Goetz is a Fredonia resident and member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for over 45 years. She is often spoken of as quiet, ...

Religion news

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society March news On March 4, The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society recently held its monthly meeting at the Lakeside site Lyceum following a two month hiatus. An opening prayer was offered by Katherine Hamernik. Rosary Society officers led members in a ...

Dunkirk Elks plan St. Joseph’s Table on March 24

St. Joseph’s Day is a feast day recognized by Catholic and Lutheran faiths, primarily by those of Sicilian or Italian heritage. The story is told how Italy and Sicily were experiencing a devastating drought. The people prayed to God through the intercessions of St. Joseph for rain to save ...

Religion News

Silver Creek Assembly of God Church community dinner set Silver Creek Assembly of God Church will hold a community St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Thursday, March 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1385 Route 20, Silver Creek. Donations will be accepted. All are invited to eat in or take out. St. ...

What We Believe — The Trinity

Our series on what we believe continues this month with a most basic tenet of the Christian faith: the doctrine of the Trinity — God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. If you worship at a liturgical style Christian church, and at some point during the worship most congregations ...

Religion Briefs

Tri-Church Parish announces new arts program for adults BROCTON — Explore the art world, make art using various media, and discover new potentials for creative self-expression. This program is directed by Lucy Andrus, MSEd, ATR. Spring classes meet every Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. from March 4 to ...