Religion News Briefs

Sale at St. Peter’s in Westfield today

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold a sale today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. . The event will feature collectibles, crafts, Christ-mas rummage, a holiday bake sale and Cafe. The church is located at 12 Elm St. in Westfield across from Eason Hall.

UUCNC speaker

The Unitarian Univers-alist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that the Reverend Theresa Kime and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua will lead the service this Sunday. They will continue to explore the month’s theme of “Rootedness” and kick off our annual “Guest at Your Table” program, developed by the UU Service Committee. All are invited to attend this service.

Nursery care and religious exploration classes will not be available this Sunday.

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

Call 679-7944, visit or visit the congregation’s Facebook at for more information.

SEAS CYO sale at WalMart

On Sunday, the St Elizabeth Ann Seton CYO will have a “Fill the Stocking” drive and homemade cookie sale at Walmart from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go toward their yearly Christmas Basket project to aid less fortunate members of the community. Monetary, food and gift donations are greatly appreciated. For further information call Carol Smith, Project Coordinator, at 366-5908.

Universal Unity Speaker

Rev. Shirley Calkins Smith is Universal Unity of Spirit’s guest speaker this Sunday. Healing and Prayer Chaplain services are provided from 1 to 1:30 p.m. followed by the lecture on “The Life of PI’ at 1:30 p.m. Then, Stephanie Turachak will facilitate the annual “Burning Bowl Ceremony” honoring 2013 and preparing for the new opportunities that await us in 2014. Fellowship and refreshments will be available after the service which is held at 89 N. Main St. (Rt. 60) Cassadaga. Check or call 595-2617 for information.

Altar dedication

The Ripley United Methodist Church has welcomed Craig Buelow as their new pastor. Craig is enjoying his new position and has installed a new visual screen for the convenience of the congregation. This upcoming Sunday Craig is welcoming anyone into the sanctuary for the dedication of the new altar. This has been a lengthy project but well worth the wait. The congregation looks forward to a long relationship with Pastor Craig and is thankful to God for his presence.

Trinity Lutheran plans services

Continuing the Novem-ber 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.

Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor special services during Advent. A Wednesday prayer circle begins every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. This is a devotional time for people to come together to pray for individual and community needs. In these troubling times, the church wishes to offer an opportunity to gather for meditation, hymns and prayer. The Rev. Travis Grubbs leads this prayer time.

In addition Wednesday Advent services will be held on December 4th, 11th and 18th. Worship will be from noon – 12:30 pm. The theme for these services will be “Child of Promise.” Old Testament scripture readings will be examined in anticipation of the coming birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Following the worship service, a luncheon will be served in the parish hall. The luncheon is free to the public and all are invited as we prepare the way of the Lord. The church is located at 15 Porter Ave. in Silver Creek.

Shepherd’s Fellowship Community Thanksgiving dinner Sunday

The Shepherd’s Fellow-ship will be holding its eighth annual Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Sheridan Community Hall (St. John Bosco) on Sunday at 6 p.m. The Fellowship welcomes anyone in the Silver Creek, Sheridan or Forestville area to come and bring a dish to pass. Diners will also need to bring their own place settings. If any further information is needed, contact the First United Presbyterian Church office at 934-2018.

Ham dinner at UM Church in Dunkirk

The Dunkirk United Methodist Church on 6th Street and Washington Avenue is having a ham dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. or sold out. Cost is $8. The meal includes beverage and dessert. For information, call 366-2230.

St. Dominic’s Altar and 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. The drawing for the quilt will be held Dec. 4.

Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar

The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will visit from 10 a.m. to noon. Vendor tables/spaces are $10 each and are selling out fast. Interested vendors should call 746-640-6907 to reserve a space.