Religion

NCCS honor rolls

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is proud to announce its second quarter honor roll students: First Honors: Joe Askar, Thomas Askar, Myah Benjamin, Isabella Buckley, Sophia Burrows, Olivia Cole, Lila Drab, Andrew Ellman, Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Robert Hall, Kyler Huels, Nathan ...

Performance set for Dallas Holm

JAMESTOWN — Grammy nominee, Dove Award Winner and Gospel Hall of Fame Inductee, Dallas Holm will be performing two concerts on March 10 in Jamestown. At 10:30 a.m. he will be at Koinonia Christian Fellowship Church (1427 Warren & Jamestown Blvd., Jamestown). Then, he will perform at 6 ...

Church holds annual Epiphany Tea

Submitted Photo The Trinity Episcopal Church Women recently held their annual Epiphany Tea with Evrim Ustunluoglu (pictured center) from Turkey as the guest speaker. Maureen Blackburn (left) made this year’s Epiphany cake and Lucy Bryant (right) assisted with the event.

OLMC Youth Group learns lessons in generosity and service

On Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a cold, 27 degree and slightly snowing day, six members from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Youth Group in Silver Creek: Ashley Gilman, Rhianna Nasal, Eric Overmeyer, Angelina Rand, Sean Rand, Timothy Torres, along with Mrs. Rosemary Rand and Mrs. Aimee ...

Religious Briefs

Kids Clothes Closet open at First United Methodist Church of Fredonia The Kids Clothes Closet at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia, offers new and nearly new clothing and other items for children newborn through size 6, and expectant mothers. It is open ...

Come worship together

We Christians always seek to keep reforming our lives that we may better serve the Lord. Coming together with fellow Christians to worship God is a part of our lives that many need to reform. Many Christian denominations have been seeing continuous decline in worship attendance. Worship is ...

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Ripley United Methodist Church to host Lenten services Lent is just around the corner, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Throughout the season of Lent, Ripley United Methodist Church invites the community to take part in the weekly Lenten services at Meeder’s Restaurant in Ripley. ...

What we believe — The literal six day creation

One of the most foundational yet debated Christian concepts is that of the creation of the world. Evolutionists and others who have diluted God’s Word in the Book of Genesis point to a gap in time between the first and second verses: “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The ...

Reverend Ron Skowronski to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Reverend Ron Skowronski will speak on Sunday, Feb, 17. Skowronski’s sermon, “Lost Little Boy,” will reflect on the healing power ever present in the Universe. Skowronski will connect the dots of ...

Singer/songwriter Jim Giatas supports the Right to Life in song

Contemporary Orthodox Christian singer-songwriter, Jim Giatas has recently updated his strongly pro-life song, “The Right To Life” in response to the legalization of late-term abortion legislation in New York State and elsewhere. Jim’s passionate pro-life song is now available for ...

Visiting scholar from Turkey to speak at Epiphany Tea

On Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m., you will have an opportunity to hear about the people and culture of Turkey. Evrim Ustunluogh, who is a visiting research scholar at SUNY Fredonia, will be speaking about her country, its culture and with some emphasis about the women of her country. ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Elaine Thomas. 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, ...

Religion News Briefs

Kids Clothes Closet open at Fredonia United Methodist The Kids Clothes Closet at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church St., Fredonia, offers new and nearly new clothing and other items for children newborn through size 6, and expectant mothers. It is open every Monday and ...

Trinity Episcopal Church holds annual parish meeting

Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia held its annual parish meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2019, following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The gathering included a chili luncheon with breads, salads and desserts. The meeting provided a review of the mission and events in the life of the ...

Religion briefs

Unitarian Universalist Congregation welcomes Minister George Buchanan The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Jan. 27. Buchanan’s sermon, “Commit to Respond,” will address the onrushing impact ...

Catholic Education Dinner at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

BUFFALO — The 19th annual Catholic education dinner — GALA 22:6 — will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund needs-based tuition assistance for students attending Catholic elementary schools throughout ...

NCCS to hold open house Thursday

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School will host an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. during National Catholic Schools Week. NCCS is located at 336 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk. A bounce house, DJ, personalized tours, and snacks for children will be available. Principal Andrew Ludwig ...

The meaning of Christ

We are about half way through the season that follows the Christmas season known as Epiphany. Epiphany means a revealing. We use this season to remember how God has revealed His promised Savior to all people. He is Jesus of Nazareth in Galilee, born in Bethlehem, also called the Christ. ...

What We Believe: faith vs. works

A natural extension to last month’s article in our “What We Believe” series where we spoke about the distinction between the Law and the Gospel, is to address faith and works this month Even Christian churches struggle to profess or distinguish the purpose, value or application of these ...

Catholic Charities launches 2019 appeal

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities has announced the launch of the 2019 Appeal. The goal for the 2019 Appeal once again is $11 million of which $1.4 million has already been raised. The theme for the Appeal 2019 is “Help your neighbor find HOPE.” “We thought it was important to share the ...