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Warriors of the Sword

In This Issue Lead Story “Warriors of the Sword” by Kathy Reandeau

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Warriors of the Sword bills itself as a family-oriented martial arts program with a difference because this karate system is taught by Christian instructors from a Christcentered perspective. It is an evangelistic martial arts ministry that seeks to add to God’s Kingdom through discipleship and teaching. The name comes from Ephesians 6:17, “…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Their logo incorporates the cross of Jesus, the Bible serving as the foundation, the World, and the Martial Arts they hope to use to spread the word of Jesus to the world. I met with Robert Dallmann, director, who gave me a brief history. In the 1980s, when he was in need of a spiritual foundation, God led him to the Rev. Robert F. Heisner on the campus of Niagara County Community College. Dallmann, who is the grandson of a minister, was in need of a class and found one that fit into his schedule for Wednesday nights. Since it was taught by a minister, Dallmann thought he would attend and find out if this minister knew what he was talking about. Turned out the minister did know something, and Dallmann was hooked.

campuses presenting evangelistic karate demonstrations, which eventually led to the founding of Warriors of the Sword. Bushido Kai, their style of karate, was birthed in 1989 and is a combination of several other styles. Instead of being based in eastern mystical traditions, Bushido Kai is based on a Christian foundation as karate designed to glorify Jesus. Together they have authored a book, “The Definitive History of Bushido Kai.” Dallmann still trains with Rev. Heisner to this day.

are held every Tuesday evening at Niagara Community Church and will continue through the summer. Anyone can join - you don’t have to be a Christian and you don’t need any experience. Even people with certain physical limitations can do an adapted form of the training. There are usually 15-25 students per class. In order to promote family time, parents train free with a registered child. If you are interested you can observe, or take a free class after signing a release of liability.

Robert explained some of the connections between evangelism and martial arts. The apostle Paul referenced the Greek/Corinthian Olympics because he wanted to use something that was familiar. Through that he correlated the physical to the spiritual, to help followers make the transition into spiritual truths. As a demonstration of the correlation between the physical and the spiritual, Robert asked his three sons - Jared, Andrew, and Ethan - to join us. They demonstrated how easy it for even the smallest child to move you when you have no foundation. Then Robert took a stance and all three boys pushing together could not move him. He said that with Jesus as a foundation, we are built on solid rock.

Sessions start with prayer and warmup exercises, and may include testing, devotionals, bag and board work. It was pleasing to see a basket filled with Bibles at the front of the class. Students are taught the tenets of acting respectfully, humbly, honestly, and courageously. They should be aware (of God), avoid (temptation) and act (on the word of God. I talked to a mother who is taking the class with her son. She said the spiritual aspect enhances what she is doing in her life and that this helps her build physical, mental and spiritual strength.

Warriors of the Sword also performs evangelistic team outreaches where they Rev. Heisner also happened to have studied present up to hour-long demonstrations on karate in Japan and Robert began training His goal is to bring people to Christ spiritual growth. They can tailor these to the with him. They started visiting college through classes and demonstrations. Classes audience and will work with whoever is in

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Warriors of the Sword continued from page 1 charge to meet their ministry needs. For example, with the AWANA clubs, they put together a demonstration around the theme of the “armor of God.” Depending on the team’s availability, Warriors of the Sword evangelistic martial arts demonstrations could be incorporated into such church activities as a family ministry, church service, or Sunday School presentation. The goal of the demonstrations is to impress people with the Salvation message of Jesus, not with the martial arts. Depending on the travel involved, the team is usually willing to put on a demonstration for a love offering, but they do ask that hosts prayerfully consider the costs involved. Warriors of the Sword is a ministry of ChristLife, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Bob hopes to use this ministry to bring people to Jesus, because “He is the one in charge.” In addition to his work with Warriors of the Sword, Bob is a full-time paralegal and spreadsheet application developer for custom spreadsheets, Director of ChristLife, Inc., a home school group leader, and an elder at his church. COMING EVENT: Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. weather permitting. The evangelism team will be putting on demonstrations during the Niagara Power Baseball Game for Faith Night. The Niagara Power (www.niagarapower.org)

is a collegiate baseball team that is part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The game takes place at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1200 Hyde Park Blvd in Niagara Falls. Warriors of the Sword will be putting on demonstrations at the beginning of the game and between innings.

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Church Services ANGLICAN St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church Christ-Centered; Bible Believing 2368 Eggert Rd, TOT (716) 831-1777 www.stbartston.org Rev. Fr. Arthur W. Ward Jr SAT: 4:30 PM SUN: 8:00am; 9:15am & 11:am Christian Ed. & Nursery 9:15am & 11:00am WED: 9:30am St. Steven’s Anglican Church 10 Indian Trail Road, WIL SUN: 11:00am ALLIANCE CHURCHES Kenmore Alliance 175 Bonnet Ave., TOT www.kenmorealliance.com Pastor Jon Schuerholz SAT: 6:00pm SUN: 8:30am, 10:00am (also Sunday School), 11:30am WED: 6:30 Prayer Meeting THUR: 6:15 AWANA Children’s Program APOSTOLIC New Apostolic 4229 Delaware, TOT SUN: 10:30am WED: 8pm New Life In Christ Ministries 285 Walnut Rd., LKPT SUN: 11:00 ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Lewiston Assembly of God 4754 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-7736 www. lewistonassemblyofgod.org SUN: 10:00 WED: 7:00 Lockport Assembly of God 200 Beattie Ave., LKPT (716) 433-2900 lockportag@roadrunner.com SUN: 10:30am WED: 7:00pm Praise & Prayer

New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Dr., TOT www.nctag.org Pastor Dan Hamlin Sunday: 8:45am & 10:00am First Assembly Of God 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd., NF www.niagarafallsfirst.org Rev. James Armpriester (716) 297-7794 SUN: 10:00am WEDS 7:00pm FRI: 7:00pm Youth Service BAPTIST CHURCHES Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Drive, AMH SUN:9:30am Fellowship, 9:45am – Contemporary Worship Service Sunday School 11:00am Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd., LKPT (716) 439-8101 Baptist Church Of Ransomville Youngstown-Lockport Rd, RAN (716) 791-4939 www. ransomvillebaptistchurch. org Pastor Rock Garrow SUN: 11:00am Sunday School & Coffee Hour 9:45 Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716)688-8668 www.bethel-nab.org Rev. Kevin L. Wright SUN 10:00am Sunday School 9:00am Brighton Community Church (American Baptist) 1225 Brighton Road at Parkhurst, TOT SUN: 10:30am Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, TOT SUN: 11:00am Sunday School 10:45am WED: 7:00pm Bible Study

Center Road Baptist Church 412 Center Rd. WS www. centerroadbaptistchurch.com Rev. William Livermore (716) 675-6545 SUN 11:00am, 6:30pm WED: 6:30pm Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 765 Niagara Falls Blvd., AMH SUN: 11:00am First Baptist 530 Meadow Drive, NT School: 9:30am SUN: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30am WED: 7:00pm Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 6:45pm Kind.-5th, 6th-12th First Baptist Church 511 Union Rd., WS (716) 674-1816 SUN 10:15am, 6:00pm WEDS 7:00pm First Baptist ChurchLockport 140 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 434-1783 www.fbclockport.com Pastor Dave McBeath SUN: 10:30 am WED: 6PM Jesus and Me First Baptist Church Of Wilson 251 Chestnut St., WILS (716) 751-6988 www.firstbaptistofwilson. com Pastor Stephen Hay SUN: 11:00am First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave., LKPT (716) 433-1611 SUN: 10:00am, 11:00am Sunday School, 6:30pm WEDS 7:00pm Prayer Meeting, 7:45pm Bible Study Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Pastor Jon Longwell (716) 836-1525 SUN: 10:30am Sunday School 9:00am

Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WILM (716) 689-3199 www.harrishillbaptistchurch.org SUN 11:00am - Morning Worship SUN: 1:15pm - Afternoon Worship Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship 9:45am Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN (716) 875-6223 www.kenmorebaptistchurch.org SUN: 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am LaSalle Baptist Church 8819 Munson Ave., NF (716) 283-5328 SUN: 11:00am, 6:00pm WED: 7:00pm Prayer Meeting Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT www.lighthousebaptistnt.com Pastor David Costantino SUN: 11:00am, 6:00pm Sunday School 10:00am SUN: 7:00pm Bible Study

1290 Whitehaven Rd., GI (716) 773-1004 www.Wrbc.Org Pastor Abram Duek SUN: 9:15am & 11:00am

Amherst Church of Christ 8285 Transit Road, AMH SUN: 10:30am & 6:00pm Sunday Bible Study 9:30am WED: 7:00- Bible Study

Youngstown Baptist Church 230 Lockport St., Youngstown, NY 14174 • 417-0021 Pastor Denny Webb Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Evening Bible Study 5:30pm Wed. Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:30pm Thurs. Women’s Bible Study 6:30pm

Faith Emmanuel Temple 36 Locust St. (716) 433-8484 SUN: 11:30am Sunday School 9:30am

CHRISTIAN Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy, AMH (716) 689-9832 amherstalliancechurch.org Pastor John Bock SUN: 10:30am

Faith Tabernacle Church 5676 Beattie Ave , LKPT (716) 434-5451 www.faithtablockport.com SUN: 9:30am Hartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (716) 772-6115 www.hartlandbible.com Pastor Jon Goodwin SUN: 11:00am 9:00am Breakfast 9:45am Discipleship Hour

Open Bible Baptist 72 E. Niagara St., COT SUN: 10:00am, 6:30pm Sunday School 11:00am WED: 6:30pm Prayer, 7:00pm Service Randall Memorial Baptist Church 6301 Main Street, WIL (716) 634-9800 www.randallchurch.org SUN: 9:00am - Bible School SUN: 10:15amContemporary Worship SUN: 10:35am- Traditional Worship Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT SUN: 10:30am Sunday Bible study 9:30am United Baptist Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 www.ubcclewiston.org Pastor Bette Bond SUN: 10:0 & 11:00 Sunday School 10:45 Whitehaven Road Baptist Church

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Church Services Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd ., LKPT (716) 433-3571 www.lockportalliance.org Pastor Kevin Robbins SUN 9:00 & 11:15 Life Hour 10:15am Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust Street Ext., LKPT (716) 478-0500 www.lockportcc.org SUN: 10:00am Niagara Alliance Church 7041 Witmer Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 716-731-5689 www.niagaraalliance.com Sun. 9:30am Life Hour (Sunday School) Sun. 10:30am Worship Service Wed. 7-8pm Prayer Meeting Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Road. WS (716) 434-5774 SUN 9:30am & 11:00am Salvation Army 50 Cottage St. LKPT 10:15 Family Worship 11:00 Worship The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Pkwy, Getzville (716) 631-2636 www.thechapel.com Pastor Jerry Gillis SUN: 9:00am & 11:00am The Chapel at Lockport 1 East Ave. (716) 250-5004 www.thechapel.com SUN: 10:00am at the Palace Theater Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd (716) 625-9300 www.vcclockport.com Pastor Ron Friedersdorf SUN: 9:00am THUR: 6:30pm CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Grove Street Christian 85 Grove St. TOT 6 — CCC Bulletin — May 2012

(716) 695-2446 Re. Jim Girling SUN: 10:30am CHURCH OF CHRIST LaSalle Church Of Christ 1121 N Military Rd., NF (716) 283-1214 SUN: 11:00am, 6:00pm WED: 7:00pm- Bible Study Tonawanda Church of Christ Delaware & Summit, COT SUN: 10:30am Sunday Bible School 9:30am WED: 11am, 5:30pm- Youth Service CHURCH OF GOD Yotvata Community Church (General Conference) 2271 Delaware Ave, KEN (Chapel Of Kenmore Presbyterian) SUN: 11:30am Contemporary Worship Style WEDS: 7:00pm Children Church & Prayer and Bible Study River of Life Church (Cleveland TN) 195 Schenk St., NT (716) 692- 2230 SUN: 11:00am TUES 7:00pm- God Shop CHURCH of the NAZARENE Amherst Sonrise Church of the Nazarene 849 North French Road, AMH (716) 689-9832 SUN: 11:00am DISCIPLES of CHRIST Payne Ave. Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., NT (716) 260-1217 www.payneavenue.org Rev. Jerry McGlone SUN: 10:00am Weekly Coffee hour 9 am Adult and Children’s Sunday School 11:15 am EPISCOPAL Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton Street, WIL SAT: 4:00 pm Holy Eucharist - Contemp. Music SUN: 7:45am Holy Eucharist - Spoken SUN: 9:00 am - Family

11:00am Holy Eucharist Choral (1st Sun, ea. mo. is Rite I) WED: 7:00 am Holy Eucharist -Spoken THURS: 12PM Holy Eucharist w/prayers for healing Children’s ed. end of 9am service until 10:55am Adult Ed. Sun. at end of 7:45 am service & 10am Bibly Study: Thurs. 10am Rev. Ethan J. Cole, Rector www.calvaryepiscopal.net Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (716) 433-9229 www.christlkpt.org Rev. Thomas J. Mitchell SUN 8:00am & 10:30am Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, KEN Rev. Terry W. Bull www.adventkenmore.org SUN: 8:00am, 10:00am Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 433-2878 www.gracelkpt.org Rev. Cannon Carolyn Lumbard SUN 8:00am & 10:00am St John’s Episcopal Church 431 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6109 www.stjohnswilson.com Rev’d Dr. Judith Lee SUN: 9:00am THUR: 11:00am St John’s Episcopal ChurchYoungstown 110 Chestnut St., YNG www.stjohnsyoungstown.org Rev. Ellen L. Brauza SUN: 8:00am & 10:00am St Martin-Fields Episcopal 2587 Baseline Rd., GI www.stmartinsgi.org (716) 773-3335 Rev’d Earle King SUN: 8:00am & 10:00pm Sunday School 9:00am St. Mark’s Episcopal Payne & Tremont, NT SUN: 8am, 10am WED: 10:00am St Paul’s Episcopal Church 400 Ridge Rd., LEW

(716) 754-4591 www.saintpaulslewiston.com Rev. Susan Keppy SUN: 8:00 & 10:30 SUN Bible Study 9:00 Sunday School 10:30 St Paul’s Episcopal Church 4275 Harris Hill Road, WIL (716) 689-3199 www.stpaulsharrishill.org Rev. CE Piger SUN: 8:00am- Holy Eucharist (spoken Rite I) SUN: 10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Rite II with hymns) St Stephen’s Episcopal Church 616 Cayuga Dr., NF (716) 283-2774 www.ststephensnf.org Rev. Canon Isaac Ihiasota, Ph.D. SUN 8:00am, 10:00am EVANGELICAL COVENANT Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN Sunday: 10:45am LUTHERAN Abiding Savior 1534 Ruie Rd, NT (716) 693-0180 SAT: 6:30pm SUN: 9:15am- Christian Education SUN: 10:30am- Worship Amherst Lutheran Church 5125 Main Street, WIL (716) 632-4185 amherstlutheranchurch.org SAT: 5:00pm – Live Jazz Worship SUN 10:00am – Traditional Worship Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT (716) 832-5720 www.augustana.bfn.org Pastor Troy Mulvaine SUN: 10:30am Sunday School 9:00am Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH (716) 835-7567 www.lutheranrose.org Rev. Ethan Cole SUN: 10:30am Sunday

Morning Divine Service Crossroads Lutheran Church 4640 Main Street, AMH SAT: 5:00pm- Informal Service; SUN: 9:00am Contemporary Service SUN: 10:30am- Festival Service Sunday School - Adult Sunday 9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. Youth - Sunday 10:00 A.M.11:30 A.M. Faith Lutheran Church 2730 Transit Rd., NEW (716) 751-0310 Rev. Clarence Elliott First English Lutheran Church 185 Locust S, LKPT (716) 433-6161 Rev. Flavia Skilbred SAT: 5:30pm SUN: 10:00am First Trinity 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT (716) 835-2220 www.firsttrinity.com Rev. Charles Whited Saturday: 5:30pm SUN: 8:45am & 11:15am Sunday School: 10:00am Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr. NF (716) 283-1843 SUN: 10:30am Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT SUN: 10:15 Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15am Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 6630 Luther St., NF (716) 731-3030 SAT: 5:00pm SUN: 8:00am, 10:30am Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT SAT: 5pm SUN: 10:30am Sunday School 9:00am Immanuel Lutheran Church

7147 Ridge Rd., LKPT Rev. Kenneth Craig (716) 434-0521 SUN: 10:45am Sunday School 9:30am Messiah Lutheran Church 915 Oneida St., LEW (716) 754-4944 Rev. Thomas Mason Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd. LKPT (716) 434-8500 Rev. James Zang SUN: 8:30am- Traditional Worship, 10:30am- Blended Worship Holy Communion weeks 1 & 3rd Weeks Pilgrim Lutheran Chapel & Delaware Rd, KEN (716) 875-5485 pilgrimkenmorelcms.org Rev. Ben Eder SUN: 10am Redeemer Lutheran Falconer at Thompson, NT (716) 692-5734 www.rlcnt.com Pastor David Beutel SUN: 10:30am St James Evangelical Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-4057 www.stjamesberg.org Pastor Jeff Milsten SUN: 8:15am, 10:45am St. John Evangelical 6950 Ward Rd, NT (716) 693-9677 SUN: 8:00am & 10:30am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15am WED: 7:00pm St John’s Evangelical Lutheran 3512 Clinton St. WS (716) 668-2152 www.saintjohnsws.org SAT: 5:00pm SUN: 8:30am & 11:00am Sunday School & Education Hour 9:30am

Church Services St John Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 6540 Main Street, WIL SUN: 8:30amContemporary Worship, 10:30am- Traditional Worship St. Mark’s Evangelical 576 Delaware Rd, KEN SUN: 10:00am St. Mark’s Lutheran 1135 Oliver St, NT (716) 693-3715 www.stmarknt.org Rev. Patrick McKenzie SAT: 5:00pm SUN: 9am, 11:15am SUN Education Hour: 10:10am St. Martin Lutheran 322 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 693-4415 Rev. Devie Ellis SUN: 9:00am Sunday School 10:15am St. Matthew Lutheran 875 Eggert Dr, NT (716) 692-6862 SUN: 9:15am St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 68 Eagle Street, WIL (716) 634-2330 www.stpaulswilliamsville. org Rev. Timothy Madsen SUN: 9:00am & 10:30am St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 692-3255 www.stpaulnt.com Re. Karl Haeussler SUN: 8:00am & 10:45am MON: 7:00pm St. Paul’s Lutheran- Wilson 220 Young St., WILS (716) 751-9300 www. stpaulslutheranwilsonny. com Pastor Ron Haefer SUN: 10:30am Sunday School & Adult

Bible study 9:15am Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 6167 Walmore Rd., SAN (716) 731-4422 Pastor Bruce M. Gamache’ www.stpeterslcmcsanbornny.org SUN: 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45am St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1453 Staley Rd., GI (716) 773-4400 www.sttimothygrandisland. org Rev. Dean Hunneshagen Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH (716) 688-9245 www.trinityontransit.org SAT 5:00pm SUN: 10:30am Sunday school 9:00am Trinity Lutheran Church 67 Saxton St. LKPT (716) 434-3106 Rev. Alan J. Bauch SUN: 8:30am & 11:00am Sunday school & Bible Study 9:45am SUN: 8:00am & 10:00am THURS: 7:00pm Trinity Old Lutheran Church 3445 Sheridan Drive, EGG (716) 836-4868 SUN: 10:45am Trinity Lutheran 146 Reserve Rd. WS (716) 674-5353 www.trinity-lutheranchurch. com Rev. Ronald Habedank SUN 8:00am, 10:30pm Zion Lutheran Church 447 Central Ave., GAS (716) 772-2277

METHODIST Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT (716) 836-8722 SUN: 9:30am, 10:45am Bible Fellowship Church 1136 Baseline Rd., GI (716) 773-3748 www.Bfcgi.Org Pastor Calvin VanderMey Clinton St. United Methodist 50 N Adam St., COT (716) 433-6227 Pastor Cheryl Brown THURS 2pm Adult Bible Study SUN 11:15am Sunday school and Junior church held during main service Covenant United Methodist 539 Main St., WS (716) 674-6869 Rev. Ewart Morris SUN: 10:45am Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Ave. LKPT (716) 433-2838 www. lockportemmanuelumc. org Rev. Duane Priset SUN 8:15am & 10:30am Sunday school 9:15am MON: 6:30pm- Healing Service Exley United Methodist Church 338 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6057 Rev. John Loeser First United MethodistNorth Tonawanda 65 Main St, NT (716) 694-2456 Rev. Greg Crispell SUN: 8:30am, 10:45am Sunday School: 9:30am First United Methodist Church- LaSalle 8210 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-3370 SUN 10:00am Harris Hill United Methodist Church

8495 Main St., WILM (716) 632-4688. www.harrishillumc.org Rev. Katie Zettle SUN: 10:30am Sunday School for Adults, Jr. & Sr. High at 9:30 am Sunday School for 5th grade and under during worship. Hartland United Methodist 8019 Ridge Rd., GAS (716) 772-2376 Pastor Cheryl Brown SUN: Worship Service 9:30am Sunday/Adult School 10:00am TUES: Adult Bible Study 10am Kenmore United Methodist 32 Landers Rd., KEN (716) 875-5091 SUN: 9:20am & 11:30am Living Faith Free Methodist 1907 Center Rd., WS (716) 674-3030 SUN 10:30am Nash Road Free Methodist 958 Nash Rd, NT (716) 692-8683 www.facebook.com/ nashroadfmc SUN: 9:00am & 11:00am Newfane United Methodist Church 2699 Main St., NEW (716) 778-7011 Pastor Kim Smith New Hope Methodist Church 2846 Seneca St., WS (716) 825-8745 Pastor Jeff Nowak SUN 11:00am North Ridge United Methodist Church 3930 North Ridge Road Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4105 www.nridgeumc.org Rev. Matthew Worley Sunday 10:45am Open Bible Church Free Methodist 4143 Beach Ridge Rd, NT SUN: 8:30am & 9:45am

Pendleton Center United Methodist 6864 Campbell Blvd, NT (716) 625-8306 www.pendletoncenter.org Pastor Tom Kraft SAT: 5:00pm SUN: 8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am & 6:30pm 1st Monday of the month: 6:00pm -Prayer Service Pendleton Community Free Methodist 5721 Creek Rd, NT SUN: 10:55am Sunday School: 9:45am Quaker Rd. United Methodist 2800 Quaker Rd., GAS (716) 772-7457 SUN: 10:45am Ransomville Free Methodist 3924 Ransomville Rd. RAN (716) 791-3855 www.rfmconnect.org Pastor Bill Lowery, Jr. SAT: 5:07pm SUN: 10:00am SUN: 9:00- Kids Jam & Adult Fusion Ransomville United Methodist 2573 Youngstown Lockport Rd., RAN (716) 791-4978 www.ransomvilleumc.org Rev. Matthew Worley SUN 9:15am Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11:00am

Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St, COT (716) 693-1199 www.tfmc.info Pastor Don Mohr Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am Monday: 7:00pm Biker Church Trinity Church of Grand Island 2100 Whitehaven Rd., GI www.gitumc.org Rev. Larry Baird SUN: 8:00am & 10:30am Warrens Corners Methodist Church 5293 Stone Rd. LKPT (716) 434-7385 Rev. Carl Chamberlain SUN 11:00am Williamsville United Methodist 5681 Main Street, WIL (716) 634-4800 www.williamsvilleumc.org Rev. Rich Neal SUN: 9:00am & 11:00am ORTHODOX St Theodore Orthodox Church 96 Los Robles Street, WIL SAT: 5:00pm- Vigil SUN: 9:30am- Sunday Divine Liturgy PENTECOSTAL New Life Center United Pentecostal 80 Luksin Dr, COT (716) 694-0071 SUN: 10am, 6:30pm WED: 7:30pm


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Church Services Harbor Lights Fellowship 1821 Grand Island Blvd., GI (716) 773-7900 www.harborlightsfellowship. org Pastor Gerard Haberstrow SAT: 7:00pm SUN: 10:00am Zion Dominion Church of God 895 North Forest Road, WIL (716) 250-7040 www.ziondominion.org Pastor Roderick Hennings Sunday Protocol of Worship Morning Manna - 8:30am Legacy Leadership Institute - 9:40am Celebration Service 11:00am Latter Rain - 6:00pm PRESBYTERIAN Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH (716) 633-4656 www.amherstpreschurch. org Rev. David A. Smith SUN: 10:30am Bible Presbyterian Church 1650 Love Rd., GI (716) 773-7303 www.Biblepres.Org Pastor Kevin Backus, Ph.D. SUN: 10:45am - Morning Worship & Junior Church 6:00 pm - Evening Worship 9:30 am - Sunday School (All Ages) Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT (716) 834-3534 SUN: 10:00am Deerhurst Presbyterian 257 Deerhurst Park Blvd, TOT (716) 875-1962 www.deerhurstchurch.org Rev. Steven E. Jelensperger SUN: 10:00am

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Faith United Presbyterian 3150 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 875-9550 SUN: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:00am First Presbyterian ChurchLewiston 505 Cayuga Dr. LEW Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4945 www.firstpreslewiston.org SUN: 11:00am First Presbyterian Church Lockport 21 Church St., LKPT (716) 433-5905 www.lockport1stpres.org Rev. James Hardy SUN: 10:30am First Presbyterian Tonawanda 149 Broad St, COT (716) 692-1319 SUN: 11:00am First Presbyterian Church West Seneca 2085 Union Rd., WS (716) 668-1115 SUN: 10:00am First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown 100 Church St., YNG (716) 745-7067 www.youngstownpres.org Pastor Rex T. Stewart SUN 8:30am & 10:45am Island United Presbyterian Church 1822 Huth Rd., GI (716) 773-4849 www.Islandpresbt.Org Rev. Carla Marie Kline Second Presbyterian Church 71 Van Buren St., LKPT (716) 434-2105 SAT 5:00pm Wrights Corner Presbyterian Church 6515 Ridge Rd. (716) 434-7752 SUN 10:00am

Kenmore Presbyterian 2771 Delaware Ave, KEN (716) 875-7600 www.kenpres.org Rev. Howard Boswell SUN: 10:00am, 6:00pmYouth Service Knox Presbyterian 2595 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 873-2423 www.knoxchurchbuffalo. com Rev. Matthew T. Haberman SAT: 6:30pm- Contemporay SUN: 9:30am- Discipleship, 11:00am- Blended North Presbyterian 168 Payne Ave, NT (716) 693-7030 SUN: 11am Sunday School: 9:45am Third Presbyterian 110 Felton St., NT SUN: 10:45am North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Road, WIL (716) 632-1330 www. northchurchwilliamsville.org Rev. William Hennessy SUN: 8:30- Worship in the Chapel – 10:45am- Worship in the Sanctuary SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist Church 32 W High St., LKPT (716) 433-2327 SAT: 10:00am - Bible Study SAT: 11:20am - Church Service UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST Cambria United Church Christ 4045 Lower Mountain Rd, CAM (716) 434-4205 SUN 10:00am Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT SUN: 9:00am & 10:30am

Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main St. GAS (716) 772-7802 SUN 10:00am Ebenezer United Church of Christ 630 Main St. WS (716) 674-4566 SUN 9:15am, 11:00am Kenilworth UCC 45 Dalton Dr, KEN (716) 835-4120 SUN: 10:30am Kenmore UCC 295 Delaware Rd, TOT (716) 875-1725 www.simplesite.com/kucc SUN: 10:30am Sunday School - all ages & nursery care during the 10:30 service Coffee hour reception following service each week Lockport United Church of Christ 98 East Ave., LKPT (716) 433-2545 Rev. Stephen HAll SUN: 10:30am Salem UCC 144 Morgan St at Main St. COT (716) 692-3429 SUN: 10:30am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:30am St. Paul’s UCC (Wendelville) 7416 Campbell Blvd, NT SUN- 10:00am St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT (716) 693-0749 www.stpetersnt.org Rev. Linda Harle-Mould SUN: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:00am St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 1475 Orchard Park Rd., WS (716) 674-1233 www.st-petersucc.org Rev. Hope Harle-Mould

SUN 10:00am St Stephen United Church of Christ 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, EAST AMH (716) 741-3481 www.clarenceucc.com SUN: 10:30am Coffee Hour 10:00am Zion UCC Parker Blvd & Koenig Cir., TOT (716) 836-6220 SUN: 9am, 10:30am OTHERS Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT (716) 693-6990 www.bethesdafullgospel.org Pastor Sam Ciffa SUN: 10:00am WED: 7:00pm- Bible Study FRI (1st and 3rd Friday): 7:00pm Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware, COT (716) 692-6450 SUN: 10:00am, 6:00pm THUR: 7:00pm

Sunday classes for all ages 11:00am (716) 297-3399 SUN: 9:30am The Oasis Center Services held in: Knox Gymnasium 2595 Elmwood Ave. TOT www.oasisoutreach.com Sunday 4:00pm Salvation Army- LaSalle 7018 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-7697 SUN: 11:00am Salvation Army- Tonawanda 46 Broad St, COT SUN: 11:00am Salvation Meeting: 7:00pm True Word Anointed Ministry of Jesus Christ 600 Oliver St., NT SUN: 9:30am Sunday School 11:00am WED: 7:00pm - Bible Study Vanguard Christian Church 75 17th Avenue, NT (716) 694-7816 Pastor Alan Valentine SUN: 11am FRI: 6:30pm- Youth Service

Fellowship of God’s Word 116 Broad St, COT SUN: 10:30am The Fair Havens Church 7337 Ward Rd, NT (716) 693-9204 Pastor Patricia MacKinnon SUN: 10:00am Niagara Community Church 10500 Cayuga Drive, NF Sunday: 9:30 a.m.

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events SATURDAY, May 5th, 9:00am – 3:00pm Rummage Sale St. John Lutheran Church 6540 Main St. Williamsville Wide variety of household goods, clothing and toys. Early Bird Admission from 9 AM - 10 AM is $2. Free after 10 AM. SATURDAY, May 5th 4:00 – 7:00pm Beef-on-Weck Dinner & Theme Basket Raffle Lockport United Church of Christ 98 East Ave., Lockport www.lockportucc.com Beef-on-Weck Sandwich, Salads, Beverages & Homemade Dessert Buffet. $7.00 - under 6 $3.50. Eat In or Take Out. Large Variety of Theme Baskets & Gift Card Boards to be raffled. SUNDAY, MAY 6th 3:00 p.m. FREE Spring Concert “Strike The Rock” & St. Peter’s Chancel Choir St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca (674-1233) Free will donation. Call for info at: 6741233 or www.st-petersucc.org FRIDAY, MAY 18, 7-10 p.m. Third Friday St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca (674-1233) “Third Friday” Coffee House & Open Mic featuring Erin’s Amazing All-Star Heifer Farm Music Revue fundraiser for Heifer International $2 adult, under 12 free. For info: 674-1233 or www.st-petersucc.org

to people with a disability through the training and placement of different types of assistance dogs, including: Service Dogs for people with physical disabilities; Hearing Dogs for people who are hearing impaired; Therapy Dogs for people with many other types of disabilities; Facility dogs which work in Special Schools and other group settings. Demonstration of Canine Helper Dogs at 1 and 3pm, Strike the Rock, a contemporary Christian music group performs at 2pm, Theme Basket Raffle and Food throughout the day. For more information on The Canine Helpers go to: www.caninehelpers.org WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD 5:00-7:00PM Annual Chicken BBQ First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St., LKPT (434-1783) www.fbclockport.com Chicken, Potato, Cabbage Salad, Roll, Applesauce, Homemade Dessert and Beverage. Donation $9.00 per dinner. Take Outs Available SATURDAY, MAY 26th 8:00am Iron Men’s Breakfast Niagara Frontier Bible Church 5287 Bronson Drive Lewiston, NY  14092 (297-8783) May 26 at 8 AM – Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Breakfast. If you have any questions please contact the church office at 297-8783 or office@ niagarafrontierbible.com

STARTING SUNDAY MAY 27th NEW Worship Schedule Mount Olive Lutheran Church SATURDAY, MAY 19th 8:00am- 4:00pm 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT Flea Market Payne Ave Christian Church                          (434-8500)               www.mountolivelockport.org mtolivechurch@verizon.net 1459 Payne Ave NT (260-1217) Traditional Worship Sunday 8:30am Looking for vendors, crafters, farm Worship in the Woods produce, food trucks, etc. to reserve Sunday 9:45am (Woods chapel) a space in our Outside Flea Market! May 19th from 8am to 4pm. Spaces SUNDAY, MAY 27th 10:30am available, 10’ x 15’ for $20. Call Andy Northmen Gospel Quartet at 807-6761 or the church office for Niagara Frontier Bible Church reservations and information. 5287 Bronson Drive Rain date May 26th. Lewiston, NY  14092 (297-8783) The Northmen Gospel Quartet will SATURDAY, May 19th  Noon - 4:00 PM  perform at Niagara Frontier Bible Church, Canine Helpers Fundraiser 5287 Bronson Drive in Lewiston on May Phoenix UCC, 1280 N. French Rd. 27 at 10:30 AM. This concert is open to Amherst the public and a freewill offering will be Canine Helpers is a community support taken.  If you have any questions please organization that provides assistance

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contact the church office at 297-8783 or office@niagarafrontierbible.com. SUNDAY, MAY 27th Starting at 10:30 Dare to be Courageous Niagara Frontier Bible Church 5287 Bronson Drive Lewiston, NY  14092 (297-8783) Niagara Frontier Bible Church invites you to join us on May 27 for a “Dare to Be Courageous” Sunday beginning at: 10:30 AM with a concert by the Northman Quartet – Free will offering will be taken 12:30 PM Potluck Lunch (all welcome) 1:30  PM True to life reenactment of the of Life of  Master Sergeant Lew Wallace who lived one of the most dramatic, courageous, colorful lives of the 19thcentury America. 2:30 PM The motion picture movie:  Courageous – where we will all be challenged to live courageous lives for the glory of God. Don’t miss this “Dare to be Courageous” Sunday at Niagara Frontier Bible Church, 5287 Bronson Drive, Lewiston. If you have any questions please contact the church office at 297-8783 or office@ niagarafrontierbible.com. SATURDAY, May 26, 2012, 5 – 10:pm 50’s Theme Silent Dinner Auction: “Happy Days are Here Again!” New Covenant Church 345 McConkey Dr. (874-4685) Please come and join us for a night of fun while raising funds for Kingdom Wheels Ministry. This Kingdom Wheels Ministry, ministers to family and children in the Sheridan Parkside area. Tickets are $20.00 a person, Adults only To purchase tickets please contact Margarita Parisi 874-4685. If you would like to donate a gift basket or make a monetary donation please contact Margarita.

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Sunday June 3rd, 2012 from 1pm-5pm Summer Camp Open House Duffield Camp and Retreat Center 11740 Worden Rd., Delevan, NY 14042 www.campduffield.org Free Family Fun! On Sunday June 3rd, 2012 from 1pm-5pm, Duffield Camp and Retreat Center in Delevan, NY will be holding a “Meet the Camp” Open House. Come on June 3rd between the hours of 1pm and 5pm to learn about a beautiful facility that provides a meaningful May 2012 — CCC Bulletin — 9


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background about LCTV, time effects will be covered in this introductory course. We will will be spent discussing the also discuss outputting your upcoming training sessions and open enrollment will begin projects to DVD and getting your program ready for airing that evening. One again, the on LCTV. Orientation is mandatory for When:[Spring II 2012 all potential users of LCTV’s Tuesday 5/29/12 7pm-9pm] facility prior to starting the training process. Registration [Summer 2012 - Tuesday 7/31/12 7pm-9pm] for Orientation session is [Fall 2012 - Tuesday 9/25/12 strongly recommended. To 7pm-9pm] register call 434-1733. [Winter II 2012 - Tuesday When: [Spring II 2012 SUNDAY, June 10th 11:00 11/20/12 7pm-9pm] Tuesday 5/15/12 7pm-8pm] until 4:00pm Cost: $35   [Summer 2012 Car Wash & Garage Sale Lockport Community Tuesday 7/17/12 7pm-8pm] Covenant United Church [Fall 2012 - Tuesday 9/11/12 Television                                     of Christ 4449 Main St., Lockport Community Television       7pm-8pm]                                Gasport (772-7802) Studio Camera Operation                                 Orientation to LCTV- FREE           [Winter              II  2012          -  Tuesday      Covenant Youth is having a 293 Niagara Street                                           293 Niagara Street                      11/6/12               7pm-8pm]              garage sale and car wash Lockport, New Cost: Free!!! Lockport, New York on Sunday, June 10th from York 14094 (434Community     11:00 until 4pm. at Covenant 14094 (434-1733)                      Lockport 1733) www.lctv.net                                       www.lctv.net                               Television                                                                This class focuses on the United Church of Christ at Portable Field Production            operation                of   the      studio          based LCTV’s Orientation session 4449 Main St., Gasport. 293 Niagara Street                      cameras              including              shot       is a REQUIRED overview of Hot dogs and drinks will be Lockport, New York LCTV’s eligibility, policies available. Your donations will composition as well as the 14094 (434-1733)                      basics       of floor managing and and procedures one will be greatly appreciated for www.lctv.net                               taking           direction.                 encounter while volunteering both the car wash and the This class focuses on learning When: [Spring II 2012 at LCTV. In addition to giving garage sale items. Proceeds to videotape on location. In potential volunteers some from the event will be for our Tuesday 6/12/12 7pm-9pm] class we discuss common [Summer 2012 - Tuesday mistakes in videography as 8/14/12 7pm-9pm] Cosmetic, Implant well as the notion of shooting [Fall 2012 - Tuesday 10/9/12 with editing in mind. We will 7pm-9pm] & Holistic Dentistry demonstrate LCTV’s mini-dv [Winter II 2012 - Tuesday camcorders as well discuss 12/4/12 7pm-9pm] field audio gear and location Cost: $15 lighting. Lockport Community When: [Spring II 2012 Television                                     Providing all aspects of Tuesday 5/22/12 7pm-9pm] Studio Graphics                                               Dentistry from simple [Summer 2012 -Tuesday 293 Niagara Street                                           7/24/12 7pm-9pm] cosmetic fillings to Lockport, New [Fall 2012 - Tuesday York 14094 (434Orthodontics 9/18/12 7pm-9pm] 1733) www.lctv.net                                         [Winter II 2012 - Tuesday How to create titles for your 11/13/12 7pm-9pm] studio Call for a consultation. Cost: $25  TV programs. We will Lockport Community Television       discuss             designing                graphics   We work with Editing in Final Cut Express        for     television,                 operating               the   293 Niagara Street                     computer                during          shows          and    Most Dental Plans Lockport, New York adding photos to your projects. 14094 (434-1733)                     When:         [Spring II 2012                              Tuesday              6/5/12             7pm-9pm]         Anthony J. Ippolito, MD, DDS www.lctv.net The basics of editing in Final [Summer 2012 - Tuesday 4774 North French Road Cut Express. Everything from 8/7/12 7pm-9pm] importing your footage into [Fall 2012 - Tuesday 10/2/12 East Amherst, NY 14051 a computer to making cuts, 7pm-9pm] (716) 639-1101 adding transitions, titles and [Winter II 2012 - Tuesday camping experience right here in Western NY! The FREE event will include tours of the facilities, information sessions, lunch and a bonfire. Located at 11740 Worden Rd. Delevan, New York it is just a short drive south of Buffalo. Visit our website: www. campduffield.org to view a map and get directions.

youth group’s “Kids for the Cure” Relay for Life Team. We will be walking in memory of our classmate and dear friend “Megan Redenbach” on Saturday June 16 and 17, 2012 at Emmet Belknap Interm. School Track. If you have any items you wish to donate to our garage sale you may leave a message for Scott at church , 772-7802, with your name and phone number and he’ll get back to you.


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events Prayer and Bible Study 11/27/12 7pm-9pm] Christ Episcopal Church Cost: $15   Drive, Lkpt (433-9229) Lockport Community Television                    7145         Fieldcrest      Studio Directing                                                                 6:00pm 293 Niagara Street                                       EVERY            MONDAY       Youth Group Meetings Lockport, New York 14094 (4341733) www.lctv.net                                    Mt.       Olive         Lutheran               Church     6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT Detailed demonstration of how to (434-8500) operate the studio switcher as well as (Any student grades 7-12 are welcome!). how to effectively communicate with Mondays 6:00pm beginning September crew and perform videotape roll-in. 12th Operation of the studio audio mixer operations will also be discussed. EVERY MONDAY 7:00pm When: [Spring II 2012 - Tuesday Biker Church 6/19/12 7pm-9pm] Tonawanda Free Methodist Church [Summer 2012 207 Grove St., TON (693-1199) Tuesday 8/21/12 7pm-9pm] 30 Minute-Biker Church. We ride [Fall 2012 - Tuesday 10/16/12 7pmto different locations each Monday 9pm] evening after 7:00pm Biker Church for [Winter II 2012 - Tuesday 12/11/12 food and fellowship.  All are welcome. 7pm-9pm] Cost: $25 EVERY FIRST SUNDAY 9:00am* Free Breakfast Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., GSPT (772-6115) Discipleship Hour is at 11:15am

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5287 Bronson Drive Lewiston, NY  14092 (297-8783) Soup’s on! 1st Tuesday 6:30pm All Ages We gather around the dinner table, share a light meal and engage in telling our stories. Stories are how we pass on the meaning and beauty of our history. Stories make us laugh or cry. They make us more aware. They help us understand what our relationship to God is and why the stories of ancient times have meanings for our lives today. EVERY TUESDAY 10:00am Panera Fellowship Breakfasts Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (4348500) Breakfast meeting is held at Panera Bread on Transit Rd. in Lockport. EVERY TUESDAY 9:00am - 11:00am Sharing Shop Payne Ave. Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., NT. Payne Avenue Church has begun

EVERY SUNDAY 9:45-10:30AM Coffee Café Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) Join us for fellowship, coffee and donuts before our Sunday service. Everybody welcome! EVERY SUNDAY 6:00-7:30pm Kenmore Presbyterian 295 Elmwood Ave, KEN (875-7600) Youth Fellowship EVERY SUNDAY 7:30-9PM New Young Adult Bible Study North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd, WLM (632-1330) Are you 18-30s looking to meet other young adults at North Church? Please join us for a Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments on Sundays from 7:30-9pm at Peter & Tara Martin’s home in Eggertsville. Questions? Email Tara at tara.wyckoff@gmail. com. EVERY THIRD SUNDAY 8:00am & 10:00am Anointing and Prayers for Healing Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (433-9229) EVERY MONDAY 10:01 AM May 2012 — CCC Bulletin — 11

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a “Sharing Shop” where gently used items of clothing and household goods have been collected and are available to those who find themselves in need of some assistance. Items are free with a goodwill offering accepted to help defray expenses.  The shop is located in the school building at 1469 Payne Ave and will be open every Tuesday from 9am to 11am and we hope to add more hours in the future.  If you are interested but not able to stop by at that time please call the church office at 260-1217 and an appointment can be arranged EVERY TUESDAY 8:00PM Vintage The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-2636) Vintage College-Age Young Adults Ministry “Vintage” – the college-age/young adult group. Live music- Honest dialogue- Real people. Join hundreds of other 18-20 something’s every Tuesday night at 8pm for the best night of your week! For more information contact Wes Aarum. www. vintagetruth.com SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY 7:00PM Niagara Frontier Bible Church Films & Faith 5287 Bronson Drive Lewiston, NY  14092 (297-8783)

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EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 11:30am Togetherness on Tuesdays Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) Every Third Tuesday is Togetherness on Tuesdays (TOT) at Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive in Lockport. Morning Prayer at 11:30 AM followed by lunch at noon. Call Church for reservations at 4339229. EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 1:00pm Ruth Circle First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St., LKPT (433-5905) Ruth Circle is a group of golden age women who meet for study and companionship. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 2:00-8:00pm Classic Guitar with Mir Ali Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton St., WLM (633-7800) EVERY WEDNESDAY 9:30-11:15am Mommy and Me Playgroup KNOX Presbyterian Church 2595 Elmwood Ave., KEN (873-2423) office@knoxchurchbuffalo.com

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EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm Wednesday Family Night Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00-7:00pm King’s Kids Club –Ages 3 years to 5TH grade Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Avenue, LKPT (433-2838) Focuses on the teachings of Bible stories: Inter-active lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks. EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:15-9:00pm MOVI The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-2636) The MOVI movement gathers every Wednesday night in the Crosspoint Theatre, at the Crosspoint campus, from 6:159:00pm. Teens should expect that every Wednesday when they leave they are

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MAY 2012 equipped and encouraged for the weeks journey ahead. This will happen through music, small groups, and discussions from the bible and more. EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Youth Group Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. GTZVL (688-8668) www.bethel-nab.org Middle school and High School Students gather for a time of recreation (games), discipleship (bible study), and praise worship. All are invited to attend. EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Jesus & Me (JAM) - Children’s Outreach First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St., LKPT (434-1783) JAM meets It begins with a meal, come hungry! JAM uses lively worship, Bible teaching, an emphasis on missions, and small group activities. JAM ministers to children from K- 5th grade. EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Adult Bible Studies Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., AMH (691-9456) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm AWANA Children’s Program Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., AMH (691-9456) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30–7:30pm Mid-Week Prayer Service Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd., LKPT (433-3571) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00 pm Youth Group Calvary Baptist Church 405 Lincoln Ave., LKPT (434-2251) Cubby Bears (peewee club) ages 2-K Patch Club (Grades 1-6) CBC Teens EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:45-8:15pm Classes for all Ages Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Bible Study Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, KEN (876-4629) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00pm – 8:00pm Family Night at Bethel Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. GTZVL (688-8668)

www.bethel-nab.org Join us for Family Night at Bethel. We begin with our “Dollar Deal Meal” at 6PM. At 6:30PM is Bethel Buddies (children’s program: 4-11 year olds). Our Prayer Group “mets” is from 6:30PM-7PM. Men/ Women’s Bible Study is from 7-8:30PM. EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00-8:00pm New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Drive, KEN (877-1335 ) God Encounter EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Zang’s Gang Bible Study Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Zang’s Gang Bible Study, EVERY WEDNESDAY Family Night Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-5774) AWANA Boys Brigade Ignite (Jr. High) Fusion (Sr. High) Bible Study EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY 10:30am Tea and Sharing EVERY 2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH INVITATION TO ALL LADIES Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest) LKPT (433-9229) Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport extends a warm invitation to all the ladies of the community to attend their informal “Tea Time” on every second Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the parish hall.  Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome so please bring a friend and come join us for fellowship.  Christ Church is handicapped accessible. EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY (Sept- May) 4:30-6:30 Spaghetti dinner New Covenant 345 Mc Conkey Dr. TOT (877-9882) www.nctag.org Help support our food pantry! $7.00 adult & 3.50 child 4-12 EVERY THURSDAY 5:30pm Church Night Out Randall Baptist Church 6301 Main St. WLM (634-9800) Pizza Dinner - $3 adults, $1 kids

(reservations required) EVERY THURSDAY 6:15pm AWANA Children’s Program Kenmore Alliance Church 175 Bonnet Ave. KEN (876-5570) AWANA Children’s Program EVERY THURSDAY 6:30–8:15pm AWANA Kids Club Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd., LKPT (625-9300) All kids are welcome! Join us for Games, Fun, and Biblical teachings EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm MOSAIC- Singles Ministry The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (6312636) The Chapel Singles Ministry provides an environment that encourages ChristCentered living through Biblical teaching, fellowship, and service. We meet on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. www.thechapel.com/mosaic EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm Divorce Care The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-

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MAY 2012 Friday at 9:00am on WUFO 1080AM EVERY FRIDAY 10:00am Prayer Meting Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) EVERY FRIDAY 5:30PM Youth Group Amherst Sonrise Church –Nazarene 849 North French Rd., AMH (691-7795) EVERY FRIDAY 7:00pm AWANA Children’s Program New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Drive, TON (877-1335) Youth Service EVERY FRIDAY 7:00 pm TFMC Youth Group Tonawanda Free Methodist Church 207 Grove St. COT For updates, events and changes Login to www.tfmc.info EVERY FRIDAY Prayer Meeting Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Prayer Meeting at the Church EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Golden Eagles The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (6312636) At The Chapel we value our senior citizens and strive to provide open doors for fellowship and a growing sense of community by enjoying life together. The Golden Eagles Ministry exists to encourage worship and service for those over age 55. We strive to provide open doors for fellowship and foster a growing sense of community by serving side by side.  Monthly group gatherings provide a social setting for interaction, companionship and spiritual growth. This interaction is a luncheon event. Monthly luncheons are held the second Friday of every month in the Fireside Room at our Crosspoint location. A group gathering follows each luncheon. Gatherings vary and often include social networking with games and activities, biblical teaching and discussion, or may be service oriented.  These luncheons and gatherings provide

an opportunity for fellowship, fun and food in a light-hearted atmosphere, enabling everyone to become acquainted. For more information, contact Skip Hartman at 716-631-2636 x204. EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Women in the World Bible Study Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) FIRST SATURDAY   9:00am - NOON Kenmore Alliance Church 175 Bonnett Ave., TOT (876-5570) Join us the First Saturday of the month for our clothing co-op where anyone can purchase children’s clothing, toys, baby gear. Most items are only 25 cents. This is open to the community. FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH! Habitat for Humanity First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad St., COT (692-1319) E-mail: church@firstprestona.org. Web address: www.firstprestona.org Our Church is continuing its active support of Habitat for Humanity by scheduling a series of workdays throughout the year. We have a Habitat Workday on the first Saturday of each month! The Habitat programs are so designed that anyone, with any skill level, can participate! Participants will meet at 8am in the Church parking lot to form carpools. Come and experience the fellowship, cooperation and feeling of accomplishment that one receives working with Habitat! Come, and bring a friend who’s looking to make a difference in the world! TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS Clinton St. United Methodist Church Exodus Bible Study 50 North Adam St., LKPT (433-6227) CSUMC hosts a Disciple Bible Study Group, Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Thursdays at 2:00pm. The Pastor leads the class with the study of Exodus. It is FREE for any church to post an event in the Community Events Calendar. Contact us at: events@ cccbulletin.net or call us at (716) 240-1038. Deadline is the 20th of every month.

ON Walking for Fitness Is It Okay for Me To Walk? Answer the following questions before you begin a walking program:  q Has your doctor ever told you that you have heart trouble? q When you exercise, do you have pains in your chest or on your left side (neck, shoulder or arm)? q Do you often feel faint or have dizzy spells? q Do you feel extremely breathless after mild activity? q Has your doctor told you that you have high blood pressure? q Has your doctor told you that you have bone or joint problems, like arthritis, that could get worse if you exercise? q Are you over 50 years old and not use to a lot of exercise? q Do you have a condition or physical reason not mentioned here that might interfere with an exercise program? f you answered yes to any of these questions,

please check with your doctor before starting a walking program or other form of exercise. How Do I Start a Walking Program? It is important to design a program that will work for you. In planning your walking program, keep the following points in mind: • Choose a safe place to walk. Find a partner or group of people to walk with you. Your walking partner(s) should be able to walk with you on the same schedule and at the same speed. • Wear shoes with thick flexible soles that will cushion your feet and absorb shock. • Wear clothes that are right for the season. Cotton clothes for the summer help to keep you cool by absorbing sweat and allowing it to evaporate. Layer your clothing in the winter, and as you warm up, you can take off some layers. • Stretch before you walk. See the warm up exercises here. • Think of your walk in three parts. Walk slowly for 5 minutes. Increase your speed for the next 5 minutes. Finally, to cool down, walk slowly

again for 5 minutes. • Try to walk at least three times per week. Add 2 to 3 minutes per week to the fast walk. If you walk less than three times per week, increase the fast walk more slowly. • To avoid stiff or sore muscles or joints, start gradually. Over several weeks, begin walking faster, going further, and walking for longer periods of time. • The more you walk, the better you will feel. You also use more calories. Safety Tips Keep safety in mind when you plan your route and the time of your walk. • Walk in the daytime or at night in well-lighted areas. • Walk in a group at all times. • Notify your local police station of your group’s walking time and route. • Do not wear jewelry. • Do not wear headphones. • Be aware of your surroundings.


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NEWS & HAPPENINGS YWCA Tonawandas will offer Summer Enrichment 2012 Programs for children ages 2 through 4 years at their location at 49 Tremont Street in North Tonawanda. The programs run for seven weeks starting on Monday July 9th and continuing through Friday August 24th. The two year olds class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to Noon. The three and four year olds class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 am to Noon. Activities include story time, songs, arts and crafts and time for play and socializing.

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“When We Really Need to Change” Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until the time of our own death. At the root of transformation we find change. We can look at change as the birth of something new out of what has been, a rebirth, a clearing of our path to make way for something new and unknown. At this season in which we celebrate Christ’s journey to the cross and the power of his resurrection , his rebirth into the fullness of God’s eternal love, we can choose to refocus our own journey in a similar way with faith in the outcome. Repeated bouts of adversity are an unavoidable aspect of our lives. Each person or family has its’ own way of the cross marked by loss, illness, broken relationships, grief and guilt. We battle against our inner struggles or outer situations. Many times we emerge on the opposite side of our struggles stronger and better able to cope with challenges yet to come. Sometimes though, we will encounter difficulties that seem completely hopeless to deal with. At those times we will apply everything we have learned up to that time to fix the problem, only to meet with results that did not work in the past and still doesn’t. What do we do at this point? Too often, we gather our

perseverance and staying power and push the same old solution even harder. When we are met again with the same result or perhaps an even more deteriorated situation, we may feel demoralized and hopeless. It is at such a point in our own journey that we may be most open to the forces of faith and grace. In eastern spiritual traditions, the life path is seen as a bird with two wings, one is God’s grace, the other is our own selfeffort. Without both wings working, the bird cannot fly. For us in a crisis, our two-winged bird may require a change in perspective, behavior or response along with the faith that God’s grace supports this. These changes can do much more to help us move past a difficult point where our old ways no longer serve us. But how do we arrive at this transformative change of perspective? How do we rise from the pains of our own crosses? Perhaps we have to pause, and look inside ourselves in some way for new answers. This can be particularly challenging work when we are anxious and stressed yet it is absolutely necessary if change is to occur. To use a modern analogy, when we fly to a destination, the first thing the flight attendants tell us is that we must first put oxygen masks on ourselves if we are to have

any chance to help our traveling companions in an emergency. One way give ourselves that same opportunity to breathe fresh air into a difficult situation or frame of mind is to find a counselor to walk with us for a while. The counselor who is a good fit for us listens deeply to our story and is able to function as a mirror for us. In viewing ourselves in this clear, caring yet objective mirror, personal transformation and change becomes a real possibility maybe for the first time in our life. Change is seldom easy and can yield unexpected outcomes. Yet, just as we welcome Spring with faith in the resurrection of the fresh, fragrant, mysterious beauty of God’s world, so can we feel assured that the same faith can carry us through our own trials stronger and ready to take the next step on our path. If it feels like a time in your life when working with a Samaritan Counselor will help you with that needed change in perspective, we can be contacted for an appointment at 716-743-9117. We are able to counsel you at a convenient location near your home or workplace. Penny Mckenna MsEd, MA MHC

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Christian Media At the Gates of Heaven: A Collection of Christian Poetry by: Michael E. Osborne A compilation of inspirational poems concerning God, country, and family, written with personal experience and insight into the world that we live in today, Michael Osborne says of his work. This collection is a mixture of inspirational and learning poems

designed to lift and inspire those who read them. Some poems are based on the Bible while others may deal with experiences found in everyday life. They all are designed to help the reader feel a more spiritual healing. Christian and non-Christian readers will find this book uplifting and meaningful to their lives. This collection

of poems is written with the intention to lift the spiritual souls of all human beings who read it—and hopefully inspire a closer walk with the Lord. This is the follow-up book to Homeward Bound: A Collection of Christian Poetry. This book also includes scriptures from the Bible with some of the poems. Michael Osborne gives all

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St. John Lutheran St. John Lutheran School K-8 6950 Ward Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-9677 stjohnnt.com/school. html St. Mark’s Lutheran Church St. Mark’s Preschool Pre-K, Ages 3-4 1135 Oliver Street N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-3715 stmarknt.org/school.htm St. Matthew Lutheran St. Matthews School K-8 875 Eggert Drive N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-6862 stmatthewlutheran.net St. Paul Lutheran St. Paul Preschool Pre-K, Ages 3-4 453 Old Falls Blvd, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-3255 stpaulnt.com/about_ our_preschool.htm

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A House Jesus Would Have Known BY JEFF KEEFE In 2009 the Israel Antiquities Authority, under the direction of Alexandra Yardenna, announced they uncovered the remains of a 1st century house in Nazareth on the grounds of a convent near the Church of the Annunciation. The house consisted of two rooms and a courtyard that held a rock-hewn cistern that would have collected rainwater. In addition to ordinary pottery fragments, some chalk vessels were found. Chalk vessels are sometimes called stone vessels, by either name, they were made of white or bituminous chalk which is soft limestone. The presence of chalk vessels indicates its inhabitants were observant of the purity laws of the Torah. Stone or chalk vessels did not become ritually unclean. The quality of the potter fragments and vessels would indicate the residents were not wealthy.

The discovery is quite important for understanding Jesus and his village background. Nazareth was just 3 miles outside of Sepphoris which was built by Herod Antipas and served as his capital during Jesus’ early childhood and teen years. Sepphoris was the major urban center of Galilee filled with Roman and Greek culture in contrast to an agricultural peasant hamlet about an hour’s walk away. Nazareth is not mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures or in the inventory of Galilean towns by the 1st century Jewish writer, Flavius Josephus. That has led some to speculate that Nazareth never existed. This discovery should end that speculation. The size and style of the house indicates that Nazareth was a modest Jewish village typical of the time. Nazareth was a small community, perhaps sheltering a few dozen families, perhaps 50 homes. They

likely grew legumes and other vegetable crops, barley and wheat, grapes, figs, olives and maybe pomegranates. Dr. James Tabor, Chair of the University of North Carolina Religious Studies, writes that “this discovery, along with tombs and agricultural remains, seems to reflect a coherent picture of a rather typical 1st Jewish century village located near a natural spring in the valley surrounded on hills, with Sepphoris just to the northwest. This location also fits our early Christian tradition of Miriam (Mary), mother of Jesus, growing up in the outskirts of Sepphoris where her parents Joachim and Anna lived.” Dr Tabor further speculates, “Its...name might well derive from its inhabitants laying claim to Davidic lineage–the Hebrew word netzer, meaning “branch,” from which the name is taken, is used

in Isaiah 11 to refer to the royal house of David.” Modern Nazareth is a city of 65,000 people, with over 200,000 in its metropolitan area. The expense involved in moving people out of occupied modern buildings, not to mention permits and other permissions make the prospects for an expanded archaeological excavation of Nazareth unlikely at this time. Alexandre Yardenna, director of the excavation, told news reporters, “It was likely Jesus and his childhood friends would have known the house.”

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Writer and pastor Max Lucado in his book Walking With the Savior said “The most powerful life is the most simple life. The most powerful life is the life that knows where it’s going; that knows where the source of strength is...” We need to be reminded of the K.I.S.S. formula, “Keep It Simple Sweetie”. Christianity is simple not complicated. The Good News is that Christ died according to the Scriptures, he was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” His last words on the cross were, “It is finished! (Tetelestai). It was a banking/ financial term meaning “Paid in full”. Christ suffered and died “once” for our sins, never to be repeated. He paid our sin debt against a Holy and Just God once and for all at Calvary’s cross. The simple yet profound response on our behalf is to receive that truth, that fact by simple child like faith. It is to be received and accepted by faith, total trust and reliance on what He did on our behalf. Then our simple life response to Him is summed up: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind... and love your neighbor as yourself.” - Pastor Tom Broderick Niagara Frontier Bible Church

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