Religion

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 ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Ed Williams. 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 Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit’s weekly speaker is Linda Ward This week’s speaker is Linda Ward. 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 ...

Collins Public Library announces January events

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced its January events. When reservations are needed, call the library at 532-5129 or stop by. Programs include: Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join these knowledgeable ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Celeste Elliott. 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, ...

Rotary holds food drive

The Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club collected over 112 donated items for four local food pantries in Westfield, Mayville, Brocton and Ripley. Donations were dropped off at KeyBank in Westfield, and they were distributed the week of Dec. 10. Shown are Westfield-Mayville Rotarians Ellen Luczkowiak ...

Religion Briefs

Christmas in Reverse set for Sunday SOUTH DAYTON — The program “Christmas in Reverse” is being put on by the youth of the South Dayton Free Methodist. It will be preformed on Sunday, Dec 30 at the 10:30 a.m. service. The public is encouraged to attend. Church of the Living Spirit ...

NCCS’ remodeled chapel helps focus on faith

Reverend Daniel Walsh, Canonical Administrator of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School along with Prep School teacher Ms. Deborah Mourer, and Broad of Trustees’ Advancement and Angels Campaign Coordinator Mrs. Elizabeth Quattrone, recently met with a select group of Prep School students in the ...

Church group makes bags for those in need

Christmas this year will be a bit merrier for clients of the Dunkirk First United Methodist Church Willow Mission. “Willow,” as it is known, is the result of the vision of Judy Cole, previous pastor of the church, and has served the community with food, clothing, and household items for the ...

Religion Briefs

Christmas Cantata at Stockton The choir at Stockton Community Church, 4554 West Railroad Ave., will present the Christmas Cantata “Welcome to Our World” on Sunday Dec. 23 at the 11 a.m. worship service. The public is invited to attend. Reverend George Buchanan to speak at UCC The ...

The greatest Christmas gift

In two days we begin a 12-day celebration that includes giving gifts. We give gifts on Christmas in remembrance of our being given the greatest of gifts. That gift is so great that any gifts given before or since cannot come anywhere close to equaling it. That gift was the birth of a baby, but ...

Westfield community to hold Christmas Eve service

WESTFIELD — A communitywide Noel Candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at Eason Hall, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, Monday evening, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. Come welcome in Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Symbolically beginning in darkness, the candlelight service focuses on the ...

The Giving Tree

Fredonia Presbyterian Church members gather around the Christmas Tree of Food to celebrate its completion. Each year, the congregation brings in food to build the tree. When the tree is complete, the donations are given to the Rural Ministry for their Christmas Baskets. Pictured Left to right: ...

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 briefs

The Living Nativity taking place at Harvest Chapel Step back in time and experience the very first Christmas. Go on a walking tour with a “tour guide” through various stations, all pointing to the birth of Christ. The tour will last approximately 40 minutes and tours leave every 10 ...

Religion group news

Altar and Rosary Society of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church news On Dec. 2, the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church held its annual Advent Dinner in the parish hall. Catering the event was by Fred’s Catering Service of Fredonia. After the dinner blessing, Jean ...

Christmas Vespers at St. John’s United Church of Christ Friday

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, will present “Christmas Vespers — the Music of Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m., featuring pianist Ann Rose and violist David Rose. Ann Rose was born in South Korea, and started playing the piano at age 5. She ...