Religion News Briefs

Missionary speakers

Fellowship Church of Brocton will be hosting Terry and Marilyn Weaver on Sunday evening, at 6:30 p.m. The Weavers are missionaries in Tanzania (Africa) and will share their current project to drill a well in “the bush of Tanzania.

Women there whose job is to haul water must spend a whole day to hand carry suitable drinking water for the Masai Tribe.

Providing a well will free the women up for other jobs and open the opportunity to build a church at the well site.

All are welcome to come and hear of their mission adventures.

Refreshments will be served.

For information, please call Pastor Sandi Ball at 672-9862.

Charitable Works

The Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. will distribute food through their Food Pantry program on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. All visitors will receive a bag of non-perishable food items. Community and beyond are welcome. For details, contact Cynthia Wickwire at 679-1501.

The Apostolic House of Prayer #2 at 212 Park Ave, Dunkirk will have a clothes give-away from noon until 3 p.m. on the following Saturdays: July 26, Aug. 2, and Aug. 9.

Music and more

The Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia is sponsoring a band concert and dessert fest on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The concert is free, and all are welcome. Dessert fest is $3 for three samples of a variety of homemade desserts. For details, contact Ellen Vacanti at 679-1501.

The Ellington Community Church invites the public to a Gospel concert featuring the “Higher Ground Trio” with Bucky Young and Conrad and Sylvia Mighells on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The church is located at 5009 Thornton Rd. and is handicapped accessible.


A salad bar fundraiser is planned by The Trinity Episcopal Women. After visiting the Fredonia Farmers Market and the Fredonia History Days activities in the Park on Saturday July 18 the public is welcome to stop by Garland Hall, behind Trinity Episcopal Church at 11 Day St. Fredonia. Once again the group will offer over 20 different salads (not just lettuce and carrots) for you to enjoy. For only $7, fill your plate (refills extra no take outs of leftovers). You may take your entire choice with you as a take-out lunch, or dine in air-conditioned comfort, seated at small tables set with linen table cloths, real flower centerpieces, china plates, and choice of water or fresh made lemonade and a roll. Relax and chat before you heading back out to enjoy the Fredonia History Days activities in the park.

Tickets for this event will be sold beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the church until 1:30 p.m. Lunch begins at noon and ends at 2 p.m. or when sold out. Money raised from the event goes to operating expenses for the Rural Ministry, the Friendly Kitchen and other local needs.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave. Dunkirk, is sponsoring a “Freedomfest” event on Saturday, July 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes 1 hot dog, 1 hamburger, macaroni salad, backyard beans, cole slaw, watermelon, dessert, and beverages. Presale tickets are $7.50, or tickets can be purchased at the door for $8. Phone 366-0710 for reservations.

Food and Sale

The town of Sheridan is holding its annual “Sheridan Day” community celebration today beginning 11 a.m. The Sheridan United Methodist Church, 2679 Route 20, Sheridan, will have a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, from noon to 4 p.m., a silent auction, bake sale and vendors. Across the street from the church, there will be a yard sale to help maintain Memorial Field. For details, call 672-2048.

A fall outside flea market and pig roast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church on Main Street in Cherry Creek. The pig roast will feature two sides, dessert and beverage for $9 from 11 a.m. until sold out. There will be a basket silent auction.

To reserve a 10′ x 10′ spot, the cost is $10 without a table, or $15 with a table. Send request and money to : Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7, Cherry Creek, 14723 by Oct. 4. Call 338-8429 or 450-0820 for details.

All proceeds from the pig roast, basket auction, and spot rental benefit the church fuel bill.


The South Dayton United Methodist Church continues its rummage sale today from 10 a.m. until 3. A bag sale is starts at noon. There will also be a bake sale.

Derby author releases book about personal miracles

DERBY – In “Believe and Receive Your Miracle, Today,” author Mary Ellen Gordon shares personal testimonies along with 10 revelations from the Word of God. When acted upon, she believes these testimonies and revelations will enable readers to receive the miracle that they need and to help them learn how to live life in the supernatural, where miracles happen every day.

Gordon has sought to convey the truth in a simple manner, which has set many free from every form of sickness, bondage and unacceptable circumstance.

The author invites those who need to be healed physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually; those who are in need of a financial miracle, the healing of a broken heart or loss of any kind to join her and read real-life stories about people just like them who discovered that truly, with God, all things are possible.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Gordon is an ordained minister of Full Gospel Assemblies International, who passionately proclaims the Healing Gospel of Jesus Christ through seminars, conferences and miracle services. She is the founder and president of Waves of Glory Miracle Ministries with the mandate of fulfilling the “great commission.”

Weekend vacation Bible school

The Mayville Community Bible Church, 41 N. Erie St., Mayville, invites youth grades K-5 to participate in a weekend vacation Bible school experience.

The schedule is: Friday, Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.,registration.

Friday, August 8, 10 a.m., first session followed by lunch.

Saturday, August 9, 10 a. m., second session followed by lunch.

Sunday, August 10. 10 a.m., vacation Bible school rally during the service.