Religion briefs

Silver Creek Assembly of God

Church begins “Easter Experience” DVD series. Silver Creek Assembly of God at 1385 Route 20 in Silver Creek invites the public to experience the true meaning of Easter by renewing their faith and growing in understanding of the Easter season.

A three-week DVD is being held Wednesday evenings. The last in the series is April 16 at 7 to 8 p.m. The series uses a “you are there” format. Those who did not attend previously are most welcome to attend the final segment.

Hobo Dinner

All are invited to St. Joseph Church, 26 Erie Ave. Gowanda for a “Hobo Dinner” experience on April 27. The cost,payable at the door, will be $7 (adult), $5 (child 17 years and under). and $20 (parents and children.) Reservations must be made no later than April 13 by calling either Kereker 532-5792, Comstock 474-6421, DeHos 532-3647, Gamel 532-5085, Johnson 725-2920, Parry 257-5486, Bolen 532-2493, or Tiller 532-5102. Learn about hobo history, communication techniques, language, signs, food, etc. and one hobo clown in particular – “Freddie the Freeloader.”

Polish Fest at St. John’s UCC

A Polish Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Food will be served 4-6:30 p.m. or until sold out. Tickets are $10. The menu includes Polish sausage, homemade pierogi and golabki, beet relish, bread and desserts. Take-out is available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or may be picked up at the church office 9-12 Mon. and Fri. or 1:30-3:30 Tues. and Thurs. Call 366-0710 for details.

Cherry Creek/ Leon United Methodist Swiss steak

A Swiss steak dinner will be offered at the Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, Main St. Cherry Creek today beginning at 4:30 p.m. The donation for adults is $10, and for children is $6. Family pricing is available. The meal includes a beverage and homemade desserts.

First United Presbyterian Church of Silver Creek.

On April 17 at 6 p.m. the Shepherd’s Fellowship will be holding a Tenebrae Service entitled “Love light”, followed by a dinner. Reservations are necessary. Call 934-2018. A free will donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the dinner.

Taize prayer service

An inter-denominational Taize prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Sunday during Lent, ending this Sunday. A Taize prayer service blends song, scripture, and silence. All are welcome to attend at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk.

Trinity/ Immanuel Churches

The journey to Easter continues at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Porter Avenue, Silver Creek and Immanuel Lutheran Church, 40 S. Chapel, Gowanda. Each Wednesday during Lent, the two churches have been sharing Lenten services.

Lenten Bible study at Immanuel is held on Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pastor Grubbs will discuss the road to the Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection by studying the Gospel according to Mark. The study is also open to the public.

Call the Trinity office at 934-2002 or Immanuel’s office at 532-4342 for further information

Sinclairville Food Express

There has been a change in the day of the month for the Sinclairville Food Express truck’s visits. This service will now be provided the fourth Wednesday of the month. It will no longer be occurring on the second Monday. Also, the time has changed. The truck will arrive about 9:30 a.m. Clients need to be signed in by 9:30 a.m. The next visit will be April 23.

The location is the Sinclairville Park United Methodist Church at Sinclair Drive. Please call 485-1984 or 595-8718 for details.

Catholic Daughters

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church on Cushing Street, Fredonia. Members will be electing a new slate of officers at this meeting. New members are always welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Discover Catholicism

For those who have wondered about the Catholic faith or been intrigued by Catholic practice, had a taste of the Church’s 2000-year-old spiritual heritage, felt the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in their lives or considered becoming Catholic, a special program is available.

The Catholic communities of St. Joseph, Fredonia (679-4116), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton of Dunkirk (366-2827), and Holy Trinity of Dunkirk (366-2306) offer inquiry sessions that are open to anyone seeking answers to these questions and more. No commitment is necessary. Simply come and see!

Inquiry Sessions take place most Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Anyone can attend – even if for just one evening. New faces are always welcome. Call for more information including the location of the next session.

Reverend Theresa Kime to speak

The Reverend Theresa Kime will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Northern on Sunday at 11 a.m at the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia. She will explore the month’s worship theme of freedom and what that might mean for Unitarian Universalists. All are invited to attend this service.

During the service, nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5. Grades K-4 will meet with their teachers for their own worship service in their classroom.

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

Spring rummage sale

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk Ladies’ Guild will be holding its spring rummage sale on Friday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. until noon at Westminster Hall, 410 Eagle Street, Dunkirk. Parking is available in the parking lot next to the church. Money raised from the rummage sale will be used to support local, national and world missions.