Religion News Briefs

Dinner for first responders and peace officers

Today, an appreciation dinner for first responders and peace officers will be held at the Chautauqua Suites. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and there is a leadership seminar from 2 to 5 p.m. for anyone interested in attending. The guest speaker is Col. Danny McKnight who was a ground troop leader in Mogadishu, Somalia (Black Hawk Down). Any first responder or peace officer interested in attending, call 490-3300. There is no cost for the event as the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers and the following churches have sponsored the event – Lakewood Baptist, Busti Church of God, Levant Wesleyan, First Baptist of Westfield, Westfield Ministerial Assoc, Christ First United Methodist and Bemus Point United Methodist.

Reverend Theresa Kime to speak about Rootedness

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that the Reverend Theresa Kime will speak on Sunday November 10.

Kime will explore this month’s theme of Rootedness and how it relates to our UU spiritual life and history. All are invited and welcome to attend this service.

Professional child care is available in the Caterpillar Room for children birth to 5 years of age. Religious Exploration classes are also available for older children. The Butterfly Class is geared for children ages 5-10 and the Dove Class provides a program for children in grades 5-8.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty and justice in the immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life’s sacred journey.

Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia.

Please call 679-7944, visit or visit our page on Facebook at for more information.

BMA Rosary Society to meet Monday

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Hyacinth’s Lyceum on Pangolin St. in Dunkirk.

St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society to hold Dessert Card Party

The St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society will hold a Dessert Card Party on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the church’s Gathering Room at 145 E. Main St. in Fredonia. Reservations appreciated, but not required. Call 679-1677. If there is no answer, leave a message with name and phone number.

Concert at Silver Creek Assembly of God

Silver Creek Assembly of God welcomes the public to join them this Friday at 7 p.m. to experience an evening of joy and praise as the Thanksgiving season begins. Special guest musicians will be Rev. Patrick and Petrice Neyman and the Full Gospel Church of Catlin, N.Y. worship team.

The Neymans are formerly from the Silver Creek area and have been preaching and ministering in song in the Southern Tier for over eight years. Additional vocalists and instrumental musicians from the Silver Creek Assembly of God will complete the program.

Refreshments will be served following the program. The church is located at 1385 Route 20 in Silver Creek.

Harvest dinner at Mayville United Methodist

A harvest dinner a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served at the Mayville United Methodist Church located at 81 South Erie St. on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost will be by donation.

There will also be a mini rummage sale beginning at noon and running through 7 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner and rummage sale will benefit the Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School 2014.

Meat loaf dinner at St. John’s UCC

St. John’s United Church of Christ on Central Avenue in Dunkirk will host a meatloaf dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person presale, and $8 at the door. To reserve tickets, call 366-0710.

Glory River Riders to meet

The Glory River Riders Chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will conduct its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Sinclairville firehall. All are welcome.

CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ through motorcycling. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Arkansas, CMA is a worldwide ministry designed to spread the light of Jesus.

The vision of CMA is: “Changing the world, one heart at a time” and is accomplished through evangelistic outreach to the motorcycling community. Additionally, CMA partners with world-reaching ministries and equips its members with ministry training while promoting a servant’s attitude.

The mission of CMA is to inspire its members to be the most organized, advanced, equipped, financially stable organization, full of integrity in the motorcycling industry and the Kingdom of God.

CMA is a nonprofit organization and is certified by the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability.

Trinity Lutheran to hold worship service

Continuing the November theme of “Thanks be to God,” Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Thanksgiving Eve worship service with communion at 5 p.m. on Nov. 27. The Rev. Travis Grubbs will officiate.

Congregation members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Silver Creek Food Pantry. The church is located at 15 Porter Avenue.

Altar &?Rosary Society to raffle quilt

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Dominic Parish, with sites in Westfield and Brocton, is holding a raffle for a quilt designed and hand-stitched by Society members.

Raffle tickets are $2 each and can be purchased from any Society member, or call Anna Marie June at 326-3570.

Proceeds from the raffle will be used to finance the many endeavors planned by the Altar & Rosary Society for the good of the Parish for the upcoming year. The drawing for the quilt will be held Dec. 4.