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Blessed Mary Angela announces summer activities

The Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society wants to announce the new activities scheduled for June and July. They are aware of the PAUSE order that has been issued by the governor and would like to offer a new way to recycle nickel-deposit cans and bottles while still practicing social ...

Sacrificing for others

Sacrifice is a keep element to consider as we come to another Memorial Day. As we remember those who sacrificed to serve our nation in conflict and gave their all, we also remember others who sacrificed. Now we also use this time to remember our loved ones who have died. May we also remember ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at ...

Two students at Holy Trinity Church receive awards

Two members of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk recently received awards from the Diocese of Buffalo at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Kelly Gullo, a senior at Fredonia High School, was the recipient of the “Hands of Christ” award. This prestigious award is presented to graduating high school ...

Faith and Fun Bunch drive-through chicken barbecue

GOWANDA — St. Joseph’s Church of Gowanda’s Faith and Fun Bunch is holding its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. The cost is $12 per dinner. Come drive through and never leave your car. Buy a ticket at station #1, drive to station #2 and pick ...

Sounds of Sunday

Submitted photo A number of vehicles, on a weekly basis, park in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church lot in Dunkirk during the 8:30 a.m. Mass that is broadcast on WDOE. When the Rev. Daniel Walsh finishes the Lord’s Prayer, he then calls for the offering of peace with our neighbors. ...

Gathering in Church

During the pandemic, God’s people have been unable to gather together to share in worship with liturgy, Scripture readings, prayer and song. Private devotions and online streaming of church services has kept us connected to our routine of weekly worship, but when we are again able, Christians ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at ...

Churches adapt services to social distancing

The writer of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament admonishes early Christians against “neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,” emphasizing the importance of communal worship. It’s a charge that contemporary Christians are adapting to meet in the midst of the COVID-19 ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Various speakers will be announced at the ...

First Baptist Church news

First Baptist Church is continuing to have Sunday morning services each week at 10 a.m. online. We are able to meet every Wednesday evening for prayer online using Zoom. Find us at www.Facebook.com/DunkirkBaptist or search “Dunkirk baptist” on YouTube.com. You can also watch or listen to ...

Appeal 2020 reaches $5.2 million, now halfway to goal

BUFFALO — With just more than two months left of Appeal 2020, Catholic Charities announced today that its annual campaign has tipped over the halfway mark. To date, the Appeal has raised $5,201,665.90, which is 52% of the $10 million goal. Over the past month, the Appeal has recorded an ...

Comforted in Christ

It is well over a month, although it does seem longer, that our lives have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are like me you’re getting tired of hearing so much about it, yet it is still a major influence in how we live each day. In such struggle we have a gracious God ...

Worship services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Family Church Fredonia Cruise-in Church, Sundays 10 a.m. Fredonia Barker Common. For more information visit ...

What’s helpful during this crisis

Without truckers, UPS and Fed Ex, what would keep food on the shelves and other vital products delivered? They keep the lifelines of society from breaking down. You have to include the farmers on that one for sure. This is just the short list. It is helpful to thank them and especially the ...

Easter services

Fredonia First United Methodist Church Fredonia First United Methodist Church will be holding our Easter Sunday service on our Facebook page this week, streaming live at 10 a.m. The web address is www.facebook.com/FredoniaFirstUnitedMethodistChurch, and it is not necessary to be a Facebook ...

What We Believe — The Friday called ‘Good’

We focus, rightfully so at this time, on Easter, the Resurrection, Jesus’ victory over sin, death and the devil, the joy that we are assured Jesus rose from the dead so that we may have eternal life in Him. Nothing brings us more peace than this truth of Christian faith, with everything we ...

Hultquist Place residents treated to annual St. Joseph’s Table luncheon

JAMESTOWN — With chaos currently surrounding the daily lives of everyone in the country, the staff at the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program in Jamestown have been making sure to provide a sense of normalcy for their residents whenever they can! While still maintaining social distance ...

Family Church offering drive-in services, announces contest

In an effort to provide a way for congregation members and visitors to experience a worship service in a way that maintained safe boundaries for COVID-19 exposure, last week Family Church joined hundreds of churches across the nation in offering a drive in service. An FM transmitter ...