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OCTOBER 2011

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Lockport CARES the Shelter Director since it opened. She is a Registered Nurse who worked in Lockport CARES is an emergency pastoral health ministries, and was a peer homeless shelter serving the needs of counselor and volunteer for CareNet. While Lockport and greater Niagara County. there, she tried to find Christian-based CARES is an acronym for Community Action transitional housing for some of the new Response Emergency Shelter, but it really mothers who didn’t have a place to stay, reflects the Christian caring and concern and found there was a need for this service. provided here. Lockport CARES, Inc. is a She was thinking of starting a facility when 501(c)(3) organization that was conceived in she heard about Lockport CARES. After 2007, with the house opening in November attending an organizational meeting, she 2009. It provides shelter, meals and laundry was hooked and became one of the original services for guests for up to ten consecutive founders, now serving as secretary of the business days, not counting holidays or charter board. weekends. After that, a thirty day period They look after guests’ basic needs for is required before reentry, with two stays a short time so they can concentrate on allowed per calendar year. While at the getting permanent arrangements in place. shelter, guests are provided compassionate Lockport CARES can help and guide them in care and are treated with dignity and respect this process, and may even be able to help while they are assisted and guided in the provide furniture once a residence is found. means to become self-supporting. The “We didn’t want this to feel like a traditional house has individual bedrooms, including a homeless shelter,” Marty said. “While they’re handicap-accessible first floor room, with a here, there is structure but guests can also common living room and dining room areas. relax in a homelike atmosphere. We also I met with Marty Nagy, who has been want them to experience the love of Christ, by Kathy Reandeau

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and everybody that comes in hears the Gospel message.” The residence can hold up to twelve people. In 2010, they hosted 167 guests, each staying an average of 7.3 days. The largest percentage of referrals comes directly from the Niagara County Department of Social Services. Other clients are referred by former guests, as word of mouth is a significant factor. Marty noted that the homeless population is increasing, and by September 2011 they had already served 150 people. Guests are only admitted through an intake interview and not at the door. The facility is alcohol, drug, weapon and smokefree, although there is a designated outdoor smoking area. When prospective guests call the CARES Hotline at (716) 939-0926 they are asked to briefly describe themselves and their situation. The Hotline representative then makes a determination of if and when they are given entry.

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Why we do what we do:

by Kevin Walker The least, lost and last…Jesus taught us to reach out and help those around us and spread the WORD. That is exactly what Pastor Tyrone Alston put into practice at his church. I had an opportunity to meet with Rev. Alston to discuss his ministry. They truly reach out in the community and invite all those to hear the word of God. They work with the homeless, broken and those that need some support. The meet at Knox Presbyterian every Sunday at 4:00. The congregation is a wide spectrum of believers. At Oasis, no one pre-judges but rather welcomes anyone who will hear. They truly are a relevant Ministry for today’s challenges. As Pastor Tyorne states “The Oasis World Outreach Center people are fruitful and increasing abundantly; we’re multiplying and growing exceedingly mighty and Western New York is filled with Oasis people in Jesus’ mighty name!”. The Oasis Leadership Team is a unified people in committed agreement to see the love of God,

the word of God and the power of God transform broken lives to impact a community that will impact the nations of the world for Jesus, the Christ! The Oasis World Outreach Center is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-racial economically diversified family. All are always welcomed.

Sunday Celebration Services are Held in:

The Knox Gymnasium 2595 Elmwood Avenue (on the corner of Hamilton) Kenmore, New York Time: 4:00 PM For Transportation Call: (716) 866-290 Church Office: (716) 862-4585 www.oasisworldoutreach.com

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• We gather weekly for our main celebration service, as well as Bible Study according to: Hebrews 10: 25 2 Timothy 2: 15 • We lift our hands in worshipful surrender to God according to: Hebrews 12: 12 Psalm 134:2 Psalm 63: 4 • We sing and celebrate Jesus with instruments according to: Psalm 150 • We hear the word of God through teaching and preaching according to: 1 Corinthians 1: 18 1 Peter 2: 2 • We put oil on (anoint) and pray for the sick according to: James 5: 14

What we believe: • We believe the Bible to be the inherent infallible word of the almighty God. 2Peter 1:20-21 • We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the perfect Son of the living God! Matthew 16: 16-18 • We believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of mankind, rose from the dead, is alive and seated at the right hand of the Father God in heaven and is all powerful. Acts 2: 1-36


NEWS & HAPPENINGS KENMORE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

The Kenmore-Tonawanda area has changed greatly over the past 85 years, but one thing that has remained during that whole time is the small red brick church on the corner of Delaware Rd. and Danbury Lane. Kenmore United Church of Christ is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year and would like to share some of the history and traditions that have helped give it the affectionate nickname of “The Little Church with the Big Heart.” The history and traditions of this church are really the stories of the people who had a dream of worshipping together and eventually building a House of God. The names are too numerous to include all the dedicated and enthusiastic Christians who worked to make their dream in Kenmore a reality. The church building itself is a testament to their vision and hard work. A long-time historian of KUCC, Kathryn Jolls, captured the many important events in the life of the congregation when she wrote the history of the church for the celebration of its 75th anniversary in 2001. Without people like Kathryn, the story of our faith journey might have been lost. The following are some of those special events. By sharing a glimpse of our past, you may be able to see how we have become the caring, welcoming congregation we are today. In the fall of 1925, several people met in a private home to discuss the possibility of organizing an Evangelical Covenant Church in Kenmore. The property at the corner of Delaware Rd. and Danbury Lane was purchased in May, 1926 for $5000. The cornerstone was laid in July and the building was dedicated October 17, 1926. Since its beginning, KUCC has been served by 8 different full-time ministers. Rev. Theodore Lehmann served the longest with tenure of 42 years. The building has undergone two major additions, one in 1953 when a new sanctuary was added and the building was covered in brick, and again in 1959 when a new kitchen and Sunday school rooms were built. Besides changes in the building, there have also been two name changes during these 85 years. In 1935, the Evangelical and Reformed churches merged making this Kenmore Evangelical and Reformed Church. In 1961, the E&R Church merged with the Congregational Christian Church taking the name United Church of Christ, giving us the name we have today. Visitors to Kenmore UCC are met at the door by smiling greeters and welcomed during the service by a member who makes and hands out “welcome bags” to all visitors. Our service is followed by a Coffee Hour with

light refreshments and drinks, giving everyone a chance to meet and greet for a few minutes each week. This social time is very important to our members and helps to include our guests right from the start Children have always been an important part of our church family. We have always had a full Sunday school which serves all ages, nursery through high school. The classes meet at the same time as the adult worship. Once a month they are invited to join the service for a Children’s Time. Twice a year, the classes present programs for the congregation. Over the past 85 years, some seasonal traditions which have developed and continued year after year are: spring and fall rummage sales, Advent Workshops, Mitten Sunday (hundreds of mittens, scarves and hats are collected for the needy), spring plant sale and fall chicken BBQ, Lenten luncheons and Easter gifts handmade by the Senior class. Rally Day is held the Sunday after Labor Day to kick off the new Sunday school year. A bounce house has been added to the festivities for the past couple of years. Two years ago, an altar cloth was fashioned from more than 50 men’s ties which were donated in honor or in memory of someone connected to our congregation. It has become another annual event to display it on Father’s Day. Many more ties have been donated and have been made into cloths used elsewhere. We will be celebrating this anniversary with a special luncheon on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant. If you would like to attend, please contact the church. Space is limited, but we welcome anyone who wishes to share our joy on this wonderful occasion. Kenmore Historian John Percy will join us that afternoon to share the history of the village our congregation calls home. To paraphrase Kathryn’s words from the 75th Anniversary: This is a year of great rejoicing for the people of our church. 85 years of service in the community and the world at large have brought us together in closer fellowship. Those years have seen the dreams and labors, joys and sorrows, prayers and gifts of many devoted people. We all know that we have been richly blessed over the years. Those who built this church have not labored in vain. With humility and hope we look forward to a bright future for our “little church with a big heart.”

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Lockport CARES Breakfast is served daily, but guests are provided with a packed lunch and are out of the house from 9-4, pursuing the next steps in re-establishing permanent living arrangements. A family style supper is served in the evening. Prayers are offered at every meal. Volunteers sit and chat with the guests, ask about their day, and discuss their relationship with God and Jesus if the guest is open to it. There is a 7:00 p.m. curfew unless the guest has a job. Evenings are relaxed, with board games, television or cards, and a snack. Sometimes there is a Bible study session. On Sundays, the house is closed from 10-1 and guests are encouraged to attend a church service. Volunteers are the mainstay of the organization and are always desperately needed. There are 32 active volunteers, with 58 slots to be filled each week. Volunteers are required to attend training

sessions which are offered on an on-going basis. Those interested in volunteering should call 438-2273 and can “shadow” a shift to see what is involved. Those who do become involved experience the benefits of looking outside themselves, seeing what God is doing in the local community, sharing their faith, and making a difference. Most of the support Lockport CARES receives is through the faith community, particularly with the meal ministry since meals are donated and brought to the house. The web site has more information about volunteering and the meal ministry. Donations of time, skills, money and certain supplies are always appreciated. Financial donations are tax deductible. They are in need of non-perishable supplies such as tissues, hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes), as well as cleaning

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continued from page 1 supplies (laundry and dishwasher detergent). Specific items Marty mentioned include men’s T-shirts and underwear, ladies’ underwear, and kitchen supplies such as granulated sugar, coffee, powdered creamer, drink mixes, paper goods, and pancake mix. The second annual fall fundraising event will be held on November 3 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue. The evening will include basket auctions and dinner, with catering provided by Donna Eick Catering. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $25 each and can obtained by calling 514-2009. Lockport CARES truly cares about an often neglected segment of our community. Marty concluded by saying that she prays God will touch the hearts of more caring people to help serve this deserving population.


Church Services ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Lockport Assembly of God 200 Beattie Ave. (716) 433-2900 lockportag@roadrunner. com Sunday: Service @ 10:30 A.M. Wednesday: Praise & Prayer @ 7:00 P.M. New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Drive, TON Sunday: 9-9:45am (Family Education), 10am Wednesday: 7-8pm (God Encounter)

ANGLICAN St. Bartholomew’s Anglican 2368 Eggert Road, TON Beginning September 11: Sat. – 4:30 PM; Sunday – 8; 9:15; 11 AM; Christian Ed. & Nursery 9:15 & 11 AM; www. stbartston.org St. Steven’s Anglican Church 10 Indian Trail Road, WIL Sunday Service at 11:00am

ALLIANCE CHURCHES Kenmore Alliance 175 Bonnet Ave., TOT Saturday: 6pm Sunday: 9am, 10:30am*,

12pm Wednesday: 6:30 (Prayer Meeting) Thursday: 6:15 (Awana Children’s Program)

APOSTOLIC New Life In Christ Ministries 285 Walnut Rd. SUN 11:00

BAPTIST CHURCHES Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Drive, AMH 9:30am – Fellowship 9:45am – Contemporary Worship Service 11:00am – Sunday School Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 765 Niagara Falls Blvd., AMH Sunday Service – 11:00am Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WIL Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship –9:45am Morning Worship – 11:00am Afternoon Service – 1:15pm Randall Memorial Baptist Church 6301 Main Street, WIL Bible School - 9:00 AM Contemporary Worship -

10:15 AM Traditional Worship 10:35 AM Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, TON Sunday School: 10:45am Sunday: 11am Wednesday Bible Study: 7pm First Baptist 530 Meadow Drive, NT School: 9:30am Sunday: 11am, 6pm Wednesday: 7pm (Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting), 6:45 (Kind.-5th, 6th-12th) Friendship Baptist 7260 Ward Rd., NT Sunday: 11am Thurs.: 7:30pm (Prayer Meeting) Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 11am Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT Worship: 11am, 6pm Sunday School: 10am Bible Study: 7pm Open Bible Baptist 72 E. Niagara St., COT Sunday: 11am, 6:30pm Sunday School: 10am Wednesday: 6:30pm (Prayer), 7pm (Service) Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT Sunday: 9:30am (Bible

Study), 10:30 (Worship) Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Sunday School: 9am Service: 10:30am Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd (716) 439-8101 Calvary Baptist Church 405 Lincoln Ave. SUN 9:30 & 6:00pm SUN 11:00 Sunday School for all ages

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church 4375 Harris Hill Road, WIL Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am & 5:00 pm Weekdays: 6:30 am & 9:00 am Saturday: 8:00 am Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church 5480 Main Street, WIL Sunday Mass at 7:45am, 9:30am, 11:30am

St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church 250 Saint Gregory Court, WIL Sunday Mass at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00 am, 12:30pm & 4:30 pm St Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church 885 Sweet Home Road, AMH Sunday Masses: 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am; Sat. Vigil: 4:30pm

First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St. (716) 434-1783 SUN 10:30 am First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave. (716) 433-1611 SUN 10:00 Sunday School 11:00 SUN Night 6:30 WEDS 7:00-7:45 prayer meeting, 7:45 Bible Study

CATHOLIC CHURCHES Christ the King Church 30 Lamarck Drive, AMH Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. Monday - Friday Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 p.m. ONLY Sunday Masses: 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

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Church Services St Mary’s Church 6919 Transit Road, Swormville Sunday Mass at 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:15am and 6:30pm

Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Road • (716) 434-5774 SUN 9:30am Worship Service & 11:00 am Discipleship Hour

CHRISTIAN

Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd • (716) 433-3571 SUN 9:00 & 11:15 Life Hour 10:15am

Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy, AMH Sunday morning worship and Kids Church – 10:30am Amherst Church of Christ 8285 Transit Road, AMH Sunday Bible Study - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Pkwy, Getzville Sunday services at 9:00am and 11:00am Faith Emmanuel Temple 36 Locust St. (716) 433-8484 SUN 9:30 Sunday School 11:30 Worship Faith Tabernacle Church 5676 Beattie Ave • (716) 434-5451 SUN 9:30 am Worship Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (716) 772-6115 SUN 9:45

Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust Street Extension (716) 478-0500 SUN 10:00am Salvation Army 50 Cottage St. 10:15 Family Worship 11:00 Worship The Chapel 1 East Ave. (716) 250-5004 SUN 10:00 (Palace Theater) Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd (716) 625-9300 THURS 6:30; SUN 9:00 CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Grove Street Christian 85 Grove St. TOT Sunday: 10:30am* Payne Avenue Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., NT; Worship: 10AM Sundays

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CHURCH OF CHRIST

EPISCOPAL

Tonawanda Church of Christ Delaware & Summit, COT Sunday: 10:30am (Worship and Children’s Church), 9:30am Bible School Wednesday: 11am, 5:30 (Youth)

Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton Street, WIL 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist 9:00 am - Young Adult / Adult Education 9:40 am - Children’s Education 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist

CHURCH OF GOD (General Conference) Yotvata Community Church 2271 Delaware Ave, KEN (Chapel Of Kenmore Presbyterian) Sunday: 11:30am (Contemporary Worship Style) Children Church: 12:00 Wednesday: 7:00pm Prayer and Bible Study.

CHURCH OF GOD (Cleveland TN) River of Life Church 195 Schenk St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692- 2230 Worship: Sundays at 11:00am God Shop: Tuesdays 7:00 PM

St Paul’s Episcopal Church 4275 Harris Hill Road, WIL Holy Eucharist (spoken Rite I) 8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II with hymns) 10:00am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (716) 433-9229 SUN 8:00 & 10:30 Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St (716) 433-2878 SUN 8:00 & 10:00 Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 8am, 10:30am Wednesday: 7:30am

CHURCH of the NAZARENE

St. Marks Payne & Tremont, NT Sunday: 8am, 10am Wed: 10am

Amherst Sonrise Church of the Nazarene 849 North French Road, AMH Sunday Service – 11:00am

New Apostolic 4229 Delaware, TOT Sunday: 10:30 Wednesday: 8pm

EVANGELICAL COVENANT Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN Sunday: 10:45am *

LUTHERAN Amherst Lutheran Church 5125 Main Street, WIL Saturday 5pm – Live Jazz Worship Sunday 10am – Traditional Worship Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH 10:30am Sunday Morning Divine Service Crossroads Lutheran Church 4640 Main Street, AMH Informal Service - Sat. 5:00 P.M. Contemporary Service Sunday 9:00 A.M. Festival Service Sun.10:30 AM Sunday School - Adult Sunday 9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. Youth - Sunday 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. St John Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 6540 Main Street, WIL Contemporary Worship 8:30 Sunday Camp - 9:30 Traditional Worship 10:30

St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 68 Eagle Street, WIL Sunday - 9:00am & 10:30am Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH Sunday at 10:30 am Trinity Old Lutheran Church 3445 Sheridan Drive, Eggertsville, NY 14226 (836-4868) Worship service at 10:45am Abiding Savior 1534 Ruie Rd, NT Saturday: 6:30pm Sunday Christian Education: 9:15am Sunday: 10:30am Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT Sunday: 10:30am (9:30 in Summer), 9am (Sunday School) First Trinity 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT Saturday: 5:30pm Sunday: 8:45am, 11:15am Sunday School: 10am


Church Services Grace Evangelical 375 Payne Ave, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday School: 8:45am Sunday: 10am Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT Sunday: 9:15am (Bible Study), 9:15am (Sunday School), 10:15am Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT Saturday: 5pm Sunday School: 9am Sunday: 10:30am St. John Evangelical 6950 Ward Rd, NT Sunday: 8am & 10:30am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15am; Wednesday Service 7pm St. Mark’s Lutheran 1135 Oliver St, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 9am, 11:15am Education Hour: 10:10am St. Martin Lutheran 322 Old Falls Blvd, NT Sunday: 9am Sunday School: 10:15am St. Matthew Lutheran 875 Eggert Dr, NT Sunday: 9:15am St. Paul Evangelical 64 East Felton St., NT Sunday School: 9:30am Sunday: 10:45am

St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT Sunday: 8am, 10:45am Monday: 7pm Pilgrim Lutheran Chapel & Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10am Sunday Adult: 9am, 11am Redeemer Lutheran Falconer at Thompson, NT Sunday: 10:30am St. Marks Evangelical 576 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10am First English Lutheran Church 185 Locust St • (716) 433-6161 SUN 10:00 Sat 5:30 Immanuel Lutheran Church 7147 Ridge Rd (716) 434-0521 SUN 9:30 Sun School & Bible hour 10:45 Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd (716) 434-8500 SUN 8:30 (Traditional) Worship in the Woods 9:45am Holy Communion weeks 1,3 & 5 Trinity Lutheran Church 67 Saxton St (716) 434-3106 SUN 8:30 & 11:00 AM - 9:45 Sunday school & Bible Study

Zion Lutheran Church 447 Central Ave., Gasport (716) 772-2277 SUN 8:00 & 10:00 THURS 7:00

Warrens Corners Methodist Church 5293 Stone Rd. • (716) 434-7385 SUN 11:00

METHODIST

Beach Ridge Free Methodist 4143 Beach Ridge Rd, NT Sunday: 8:30am, 9:45am Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT Sunday: 9:30, 10:45

Williamsville United Methodist 5681 Main Street, WIL Sunday Worship Services - 9:00am and 11:00am Clinton St. United Methodist 50 N Adam St • (716) 433-6227 SUN 11:00am Sunday School 10:00 Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Ave • (716) 4332838 SUN 8:15 & 10:30 Sunday school 9:15 MON Healing 6:30 Hartland United Methodist 8019 Ridge Rd., Gasport (716) 772-2376 SUN 11:15, Sunday/Adult School 10:00 Quaker Rd. United Methodist 2800 Quaker Rd., Gasport (716) 772-7457 SUN 10:45

Nash Road Free Methodist 958 Nash Rd, NT Sunday: 9am, 11am First United Methodist 65 Main St, NT Sunday: 8:30, 10:45 Sunday School: 9:30am Kenmore United Methodist 32 Landers Rd., KEN Sunday: 9:20am, 11:30am* Pendleton Center United Methodist 6864 Campbell Blvd, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 6:30pm 1st Monday of the month: 6:00pm (Prayer) Pendleton Community Free Methodist 5721 Creek Rd, NT Sunday School: 9:45am Sunday: 10:55am

Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11am

Wrights Corner Presbyterian Church 6515 Ridge Rd. (716) 434-7752 SUN 10:00

Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St, COT Sunday: 9am, 11am Monday: 7pm Biker Church

ORTHODOX St Theodore Orthodox Church 96 Los Robles Street, WIL Saturday Vigil - 5:00pm Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am

PENTECOSTAL Zion Dominion Church of God 895 North Forest Road, WIL Sunday Protocol of Worship Morning Manna - 8:30am Legacy Leadership Institute - 9:40am Celebration Service 11:00am Latter Rain - 6:00pm

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St • (716) 433-5905 SUN 10:30 Second Presbyterian Church 71 Van Buren St (716) 434-2105 SAT 5:00

Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT Sunday: 10am Deerhurst Presbyterian 257 Deerhurst Park Blvd, TOT Sunday: 10am Faith United Presbyterian 3150 Elmwood Ave, KEN School: 9am Sunday: 10:30am First Presbyterian 149 Broad St, COT Sunday: 11am* Knox Presbyterian 2595 Elmwood Ave, KEN Saturday: 6:30pm Sunday: 9:30am, 11am Kenmore Presbyterian 2771 Delaware Ave, KEN Sunday: 10am Youth: 6pm North Presbyterian 168 Payne Ave, NT School: 9:45am; Sunday: 11am Third Presbyterian 110 Felton St., NT Sunday: 10:45am*

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Church Services Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH Sunday Worship 10:30am. North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Road, WIL Worship in the Chapel – 8:30am Worship in the Sanctuary – 10:45am

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Andrew Elmwood & Sheridan, TOT Saturday: 4pm Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 5pm St. Andrew Kim 9 O’Hara Drive, TOT Wednesday: 7:30 PM Wednesday: 7:15 PM (Confession) Sunday: 10:45 AM, 11:00 AM St. Christopher’s 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT Saturday: 4:30pm, 7:00pm Sunday: 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 5pm St. Francis of Assisi 150 Broad St, COT M-F 8:30am Wednesday and Friday: 12pm; Saturday: 4:30pm; Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am Confession: Saturday: 3-4pm

St. Jude the Apostle 800 Niagara Falls Blvd, NT Weekdays: 6:45am, 9am Saturday: 9am, 5am Confession: Saturday 4pm; Sunday: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 7pm St. Timothy 565 E. Park Dr. (Ensminger Rd), TOT: Sunday: 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 7pm; Saturday: 4:30pm, 7pm Our Lady of Czestochowa 64 Center Ave, NT Saturday: 4pm; Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11:30am; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:15am; Wednesday: 7pm

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist Church 32 W High St (716) 433-2327 SAT 11:20 - Sabbath School, Bible Study SUN 10:00

UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST Cambria United Church Christ 4045 Lower Mountain Rd (716) 434-4205 SUN 10:00

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Covenant United Church - Christ 4449 Main St., Gasport (716) 772-7802 SUN 10:00 Lockport United Church - Christ 98 East Ave. (716) 433-2545 SUN 10:30 Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT Sunday: 9am* & 10:30am* Kenilworth UCC 45 Dalton Dr, KEN Sunday: 10:30am* Kenmore UCC 295 Delaware Rd, TOT Sunday: 10:30am* St. Paul’s UCC (Wendelville) 7416 Campbell Blvd, NT Sunday- 10am* St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT School: 9am Sunday: 10:30am Salem UCC 144 Morgan St at Main St. COT Sunday: 9:30am (Sunday School) Sunday: 9:30am (Bible Study) Sunday: 10:30am

Zion UCC Parker Blvd & Koenig Cir., TOT Sunday: 9am, 10:30am

Salvation Army 46 Broad St, COT Sunday: 11am Salvation Meeting: 7pm

St Stephen United Church of Christ 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, EAST AMH Sunday, 10:30 AM Coffee Hour 10:00 AM

Salvation in Christ 316 Thompson St., NT Sunday: 11:30

OTHERS Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT Sunday: 10am Wednesday: 7pm (Bible Study) Friday: 7pm (1st and 3rd Friday) Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware, COT Sunday: 10am, 6pm Thursday: 7pm Fellowship of God’s Word 116 Broad St, COT Sunday: 10:30am* The Fair Havens Church 7337 Ward Rd, NT Wednesday: 7pm (Prayer) Sunday: 10am Living Word Ministry 1307 Erie Ave., NT Sunday: 10:00 Tuesday: Bible Study 6:30 New Life Center United Pentecostal 80 Luksin Dr, COT Sunday: 10am, 6:30pm Wednesday: 7:30pm

True Word Anointed Ministry of Jesus Christ 600 Oliver St., NT Wednesday: 7:00pm (Bible Study) Sunday: 9:30am (Sunday School) Sunday: 11:00am

Vanguard Christian Church 75 17th Avenue, NT Sunday: 11am Youth: Friday 6:30pm *- Denotes Sunday School Occurs During this Service


events EVERY FIRST SUNDAY 9:00am* Free Breakfast Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., GSPT (772-6115) Discipleship Hour is at 11:15am 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 Anointing and Prayers or Healing Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (433-9229) EVERY MONDAY 6:00pm Youth Group Meetings Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) (Any student grades 7-12 are welcome!). Mondays 6:00pm beginning September 12th

EVERY MONDAY 7:00pm Biker Church Tonawanda Free Methodist Church 207 Grove St., TON (693-1199) 30 Minute-Biker Church. We ride to different locations each Monday evening after 7:00pm Biker Church for food and fellowship. All are welcome. EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:00pm Basic Bible Truths Women’s Study Celebrate Jesus! Ministries 285 Walnut St. LKPT (795-2725) Learning outreach of Celebrate Jesus! New Beginning 10 Basic Bible Truths women study 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Join us EVERY MONDAY for New Beginnings 10 Basic Bible Truths women study 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Info and directions, call: (716) 795-2725 EVERY TUESDAY 10:00am Panera Fellowship Breakfasts Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Breakfast meeting is held at Panera Bread on Transit Rd. in Lockport. 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 dialogueReal 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

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EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 1:00pm Ruth Circle First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St., LKPT (4335905) 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 The Mommy & Me Playgroup is designed for moms and their children from birth through Pre School. They meet every Wednesday in the Family Life Center for stories, crafts, snacks, music and of course. For additional information call, E-Mail or visit the Knox Christian Web Site at: www. knoxchurchbuffalo.com 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 75 East Avenue, LKPT (433-2838) Focuses on the teachings of Bible stories: Inter-active lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks.

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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 equipped and encouraged for the weeks journey ahead. This will happen through music, small groups, and discussions from the bible & more.

October 2011 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 AWANA Children’s Program Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., AMH (691-9456)

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Adult Bible Studies Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., AMH (691-9456)

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

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EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30–7:30pm Mid-Week Prayer Service Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd., LKPT (433-3571)

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:45-8:15pm Classes for all Ages Amherst Alliance 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Bible Study Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, KEN (876-4629) 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) WEDNESDAY 7:00pm beginning Sept. 7th EVERY 2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH - INVITATION TO ALL LADIES Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest) LKPT (433-9229) We extend a warm invitation to all the ladies of the community to attend their monthly “Tea and Sharing” time on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!! Please bring a friend and come join us for fellowship and celebration!! Christ Church is handicapped accessible!! EVERY WEDNESDAY Family Night Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-5774) AWANA Boys Brigade Ignite (Jr. High) Fusion (Sr. High) Bible Study


events 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 (631-2636) 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 (631-2636) Divorce hurts! We’re not interested in the whys and how’s and what’s of your divorce, or to condemn or criticize. We’re interested in providing a forum where, in an environment of accountability built on unconditional acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and hope. www.thechapel.com/ divorcecare EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm STEP ONE Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Join us for “Step One” -- a conversation about contemporary topics, refreshments and entertainment for all (even kids!) in a casual environment EVERY FRIDAY 9:00am Weekly Radio Broadcast Zion Dominion Church of God 895 N Forest Rd., WLM (250-7040) Listen to our radio broadcast, every 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

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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.

EVERY FRIDAY Prayer Meeting Mt Olive Lutheran 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 (631-2636) 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

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EVERY THIRD FRIDAY FAMILY GAME NIGHT!!! Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) On each game night, bring a snack to pass. Beverage will be provided. We’ll play a different game each time and there will always be prizes for the big winners!! (Gift Cards will be awarded for the highest adult and child’s scores each night. Adults and children can play every game we play and we’ll teach you if you don’t know how. If you have one of the games, bring it along!

EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Women in the World Bible Study Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) 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! SATURDAY, OCT. 1st 5:00pm Octoberfest Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd., KEN (876-6504) Join us for a celebration on October 1st, 2011 @ 5:00pm $10 Fun & Food. Youth Group Fundraiser

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SUNDAY, OCT. 2nd 4:00pm-5:00pm Blessing of the Animals Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd. KEN (876-6504) Bring your animal to be blessed.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 2nd NOON-3:00pm Big Bonanza Basket Event TCCO @ Sikora Post (950 Payne Ave., NT) Come out and support the Twin Cities Community outreach with our Theme Basket Event. Starts at NOON, drawings to be held at 3:00 (need not be present to WIN). In addition to the baskets, there will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. For information call 693-9726. Come out and support our community!

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October 2011 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 10:00am - 1:30 pm Mini Boutique, Plants & Thrift Store First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad Street COT (692-1319) Mini~Boutique, Plant Place, Thrift Shop Luncheon ~ 11 am to 1 pm Special Goulash Plate – Home Baked Pie Coffee – Tea – Punch E-mail: church@ firstprestona.org Web address: www. firstprestona.org THURSDAY, OCT. 6th 1:00pm Fellowship Group Mt. Olive Lutheran Church @ Finnan’s 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Olive Pits fellowship group meet at Finnan’s (corner of Lincoln and Davison, Lockport) for lunch, All Welcome! FRIDAY APRIL 7th & 21st 4:00-6:30PM Fish Fry St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT (693-0749) Fish or Shrimp dinner includes: coffee, tea (water and pop available), your choice of potatoes (German, baked, French fries) and your choice of homemade pies. TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE, call 693-0749

SATURDAY OCT 8th 10:00-NOON Chowder Sale Grace Lutheran Church 375 Payne Ave. (693-2420) SATURDAY, OCT. 8th 11:00am - NOON Emergency Preparedness for Pets! First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad Street COT (692-1319) American Red cross presents Emergency Preparedness for you and your pets! For more information please contact Denise Herkey-Jarosch, American Red cross @ 878-2231 or email HerkeyJaroschD@usa. redcross.org SATURDAY, OCT. 8th 5:00-7:00pm Chicken BBQ Dinner First Baptist Church of Lockport 140 Genesee St., LKPT (Corner of Pine and Genesee) Menu: Chicken, Applesauce, Red Potatoes, Coleslaw, Roll, Desert and Beverage (Take-Out Only), Cost: $9.00. Tickets Available in Advance @ Church Office (Only 50 Tickets Available at Door). Proceeds Benefit Children in Haiti (Elementary Education, Chapel, and Feeding Program) Thru Evangelistic World Outreach www.vangelisticworldoutreach.com

FRIDAY/SATURDAY OCT. 14th & 15th Rummage Sale St John Lutheran Church 6950 Ward Rd. NT (573-7131) Email : hitzonok2897@ roadrunner.com Rummage sale being held on Friday 10/14/11, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to NOON. SATURDAY ONLY- FILL A BAG FRIDAY, OCT. 14th, 21st, 28th 4:00-7:00pm Fish Fry Pendleton Center United Methodist Church 6864 Campbell Blvd. PEN (625-8306) Haddock, Shrimp, Chicken Tender, Sample Platters and Children’s Dinners available. Dinners include: French fries or potato salad, applesauce or coleslaw, rolls & beverage. (Our fried dinners contain no trans fats!) For Takeouts, phone 625-8306

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SATURDAY, OCT. 15th 9:00am-2:00pm Theme Basket Event St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 7416 Campbell Blvd at Tonawanda Creek Rd PEN St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be hosting a Theme Basket Event and homemade lunch Saturday, October 15th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Over 85 Theme Baskets to choose from! A 19” LCD TV doorprize, baked goods for October 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 13


events SATURDAY, OCT. 15th 10:00am- NOON Community & Business Faire Pendleton Center United Methodist Church 6864 Campbell Blvd. PEN (625-8306) The Community Faire and Business Expo will provide an opportunity to connect with different services the County has to offer. Services include : Safe Child ID Cards, Child safety seat check, Home heating assistance programs, Passport information, ThankA-Vet Discount Cards, Health and Wellness programs, Senior lunch and meals on wheels, Senior benefits, County Prescription Drug Discount Cards, Employment and Training programs, Recycling information and Fire and safety Programs. SPECIAL: Protect your identity for businesses and residents FREE On-Site Document shredding. SATURDAY, OCT 15th 4:00-7:00pm Spaghetti Dinner Ransomville United Methodist 2573 Youngstown Rd. RAN (791-4978) We are having a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 15, 2011. We will be serving from 4 - 7 PM. This includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, rolls dessert and a beverage. Donation- $8.00 Adult and $5.00 for children. Tickets are available at 7914978 or 791-4809, or at the door. SUNDAY, OCT 16th Noon - 3:00 p.m. Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations Faith United Presbyterian 14 — CCC Bulletin — October 2011

3150 Elmwood Ave., KEN The Visiting Nursing Association will be at Faith United Presbyterian Church will be offering FLU AND PNEUMONIA IMMUNIZATIONS. Enter through the parking lot door and follow the signs. After receiving immunization(s) everyone is invited to attend a Buffalo Bills’ Tailgate Party in Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be available. You must bring your insurance card. No appointment is necessary. SUNDAY, OCT. 16th 6:00pm-? An Evening Of Acoustic Worship First Baptist Church Of North Tonawanda 530 Meadow Dr., NT (585-356-5524) Join Us Every 3rd Sunday of the month for an evening of Contemporary Acoustic Praise And Worship. Join others in our church community for a wonderful evening of Praise And Worship. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and plan on attending! WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Parents Night Out First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad Street COT (692-1319, ext.1) Parents Night Out (Students ages Pre-K to Gr. 6) We will have dinner and fun fall activities. Be sure to wear your Halloween Costume Please RSVP by Monday October 24th @ 692-1319 ext. 1 E-mail: church@firstprestona. org. Web address: www. firstprestona.org SATURDAY, OCT. 29th NOON-4:00pm

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Chicken Chowder Sale & More Trinity Old Lutheran Church 3445 Sheridan Dr. EGG (8364868)BOO! How does a nice bowl of chicken chowder, a donut, and a glass of apple cider sound? If it sounds at all spooktacular, please plan on attending a special Halloween event at church on Saturday, October 29 from Noon to 4:00 PM. At that time, these yummy items will be available for sale. Guests are invited to dine in and/or use our takeout. Please plan on coming we dare you to come dressed up in your best Halloween costume! ALL ARE WELCOME! SATURDAY/SUNDAY, OCT. 29TH & 30TH Haunted Church Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd., KEN (876-6504) Saturday October 29th 2:008:00pm; Sunday October 30th 12:00-4:00pm; $3.00 per person. A tour of the Haunted Church. There will be Games, Activities & Refreshments. Kids of all ages welcome. SATURDAY, OCT., 29th 7:00pm St. John Hymn Sing-a-Long St. John Lutheran Church & School 6950 Ward Rod, NT (693-9677) Please join us for a hymn sing-a-long on Sat. Oct. 29 at 7:00pm. We will gather in the church for singing and then enjoy refreshments. This is YOUR CHANCE to pick the hymns! We’ll also learn some interesting facts about Martin Luther, including his love of congregational singing! Please let Karen Foote know

if you would like to bring an instrument and play along. A free-will offering will be taken to support our church music program. MONDAY, OCT 31st 6:00-9:00pm Hallelujah Night (Alternative to Trick-or-Treating) Victory Christian Church @ Kenan Center Arena 6886 S Transit Rd , LKPT (625-9300) Hallelujah Night is a safe, fun, and family-friendly alternative to Halloween for children up to 6th grade. We will have numerous carnival-like game booths, inflatable games, giveaways, tasty concessions, live entertainment, and plenty of candy for each child. Event is at Kenan Center Arena - 433 Locust Street Lockport NY 14094. For more information: dandreashaine@yahoo.com

AMH = Amherst CLR = Clarence COT= City of Tonawanda EGG= Eggertsville GAS= Gasport GTZVL = Getzville KEN= Kenmore LKPT= Lockport PEN= Pendleton RAN= Ransomville SWMVL = Swormville TON= Town of Tonawanda WLM = Williamsville


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GOD KNOWS JUST WHAT WE NEED A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter. Upon returning to her car she found that she had locked her keys in the car. She was in a hurry to get home to her sick daughter. She didn’t know what to do, so she called her home and told the baby sitter what had happened and that she did not know what to do. The baby sitter told her that her daughter was getting worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.” The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground, possibly by someone else who at

some time or other had locked their keys in their car. Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman thought, “This is what you sent to help me?” But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful. The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”

He said, “Sure”. He walked over to the car, and in less than one minute the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.” The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison yesterday. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out less than 24 hours.” The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, Thank you God! You even sent me a Professional! “ God may not always send us what we expect, but He will always send us what we need. It’s up to us to have the wisdom to recognize the difference and be thankful. -- Author Unknown

Carrot, Egg or Coffee Bean? You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She then pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, Mother?” Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity -- boiling water -- but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?” Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity? Do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor of your life. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you changed by your surroundings or do you bring life, flavor, to them?

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Seniors Crossing the Digital Divide Seniors all across WNY are taking on the challenge of surfing the Internet, landing on the other side of the Digital Divide. Tired of suffering from e-exclusion, many seniors are turning to Kim Tomaszewski, educator and owner of the local company, The Net Cracker, for help! Feeling helpless when a news reporter ends a story with “For more information log onto our website” and not knowing how, many seniors have had enough of being left in the dark. Unfortunately, enlisting the help of their children and grandchildren to learn how to use a computer often leaves our seniors feeling more frustrated and intimidate than before they asked for help. While some throw their hands up in the air in defeat, others have called a local company, The Net Cracker, and have been most pleased with the results. Small classes of no more than five students are held in senior living communities and senior centers throughout WNY. In addition to the one-on-one attention students receive, they are also given a written “How-toGuide” to help them remember each step of what they have learned in class. Tomaszewski says that many students tell of their experience of having people “help them” by doing everything for them. Her students are quite pleased when they are able to successfully use the mouse, search the Internet and use email in the classes by themselves. At the request of her students, Kim Tomaszewski has written a book called “Simply Put: a Guide to Basic Computer Skills for Senior Citizens.” The book, which will be available in October, includes everything from how to turn the computer on, to searching the Internet, using email, to computer safety, and

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how to customize a computer for senior citizens. The Net Cracker offers a free onehour presentation for senior facilities and groups. The presentation consists of a 10-15 minute talk about the services provided by the company and includes five stations set up so the students can explore the laptops and ask questions about the classes. Anyone with questions about the program or scheduling a FREE presentation, may call The Net Cracker at 716-531-0494 or access the website at www.thenetcracker.com.

Hallelujah Night is a safe, fun, and familyfriendly alternative to Halloween for children up to 6th grade and open to any and all children in our area. Much like years past, we plan on this being a very special evening for families and children alike. There will be numerous carnival-like game booths, inflatable games (3), giveaways, tasty concessions, live entertainment, and plenty of candy for each child. We anticipate between five hundred and six hundred children in attendance. Program: back drop for staging, lighting rigs for stage, props (super hero costumes) HD projector

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Covenant United Church of Christ Covenant Nursery School Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 4449 Main St. Gasport, NY 14067 (716) 772-7802 Pendleton Center UMC Genesis Children’s Program Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 6864 Campbell Boulevard (at Bear Ridge Road) North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 625-8306 • www.pendletoncenter.org First Presbyterian Church Happy Times Preschool 18 months to 12 years 21 Church Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4987 Christian Academy of WNY — C.A.W.N.Y K-12 621 Payne Avenue North Tonawanda New York 14120 (716) 433-1652 www.cawny.com

First Trinity Lutheran Church First Trinity Preschool Pre-K, 2-4 year olds 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda, NY 14150 Phone: (716) 835-2220 www. http://firsttrinity.com/preschool New Life Christian Center New Life Christian School Pre-School 3&4 year olds K-8 80 Luksin Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 694-0071 www. newlifecenterofwny.com

SALEM Salem United Church Salem Pre School  Pre-School 3&4 year olds 114 Morgan Street Tonawanda NY 14150 (716) 692-3429 www.salemchurchtonawanda.nextmeta.com

Fair Havens Wee Havens Preschool 3&4 yr olds 7337 Ward Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-9204 www. weehavenspreschool.com October 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 21


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St. John Lutheran St. John Lutheran School K-8 6950 Ward Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-9677 www.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 www.stmarknt.org/school.htm Pendleton Center/Genesis Program Pendleton Center UMC Genesis Children’s Program Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 6864 Campbell Boulevard North Tonawanda, NY 14120-9517 (716) 625-8306 www.pendletoncenter.orl St. Paul Lutheran St. Paul Preschool Pre-K, Ages 3-4 453 Old Falls Boulevard, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-3255 www.stpaulnt.com/about_our_preschool.htm St. Matthew Lutheran St. Matthews School K-8 875 Eggert Drive N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-6862 www.stmatthewlutheran.net 22 — CCC Bulletin — October 2011

Have you ever wished that you could step outside your local church and get a bird’s eye view of what the body of Christ is doing in the Buffalo-Niagara region? If you have, you are welcome to come to Christian Academy of Western New York’s first ever ministry awareness fair on Saturday, November 12 from 10-2. The school is located at 621 Payne Ave in North Tonawanda. A variety of the area’s ministries will be present to personally answer questions and share about what they do. Represented at the fair will be local mid-week youth ministries, information on Christian schools and pre-schools, Christian camps, Christian outreach ministries to the community such as Son Rays and the Dream Center to name a few as well as Christian hobby groups and businesses that promote Christ in their activities and much much more! For your convenience Hearts for the Homeless will be onsite to accept donations of canned goods or winter apparel for our area’s neediest. Also, Christian Academy will be selling homemade baked goods as well as area favorite Chiavetta’s chicken dinners during the event. This is a free event being largely organized by stu-

dents at Christian Academy to promote greater awareness of Christian ministry in our community. If you are interested in being a

participant or would like more information contact Cara Hacker at 381-4571 or breezewood689@yahoo. com.


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Greg Bitgood

The Importance of a Christian Environment Have you ever encountered the parenting philosophy that says, “I’m not going to decide the faith issues for my children, I want them to discover what type of faith is best for them by themselves?” So the parent doesn’t insist on their children coming to church with them or is reluctant to pray and talk with them about faith issues. All this in the name of giving their child a broad life experience so they can decide for themselves. Any Christian parent who would take this approach obviously doesn’t have a great deal of confidence in their own faith. If my beliefs are real then why would I keep them from my children in order for them to stumble around the world until they find Christ on their own? Thankfully, most evangelical parents see the fallacy of this style of parenting. They give great diligence to ensuring that in their homes and churches their children receive a strong Christian witness so that they may have every opportunity to come to Christ in their youth. In the words of one committed parent, “I am not raising my children for the devil’s kingdom.”

I am amazed that many Christian parents do not use the same logic when it comes to the critical areas of education and child care. Our children spend the best part of their day with teachers who are devoted to shaping the way they think. Yet many evangelical parents still send their children into a secular environment so that they may be mentored by teachers who have no faith or are limited in their ability to include their values in the classroom. In fact they are being directed through curriculum, the B.C. College of Teachers and our provincial educational programs to present a non-Christian world-view in nearly every subject that our children are taught. These viewpoints are not neutral to our Christian perspective, they are antagonistic to your family’s beliefs. There are a few common reasons that parents have chosen secular over Christian education and care. The first is cost. Yes, it costs money and time to place your child at a Christian school. In most cases the costs are not as prohibitive as you might think and many schools have tuition assistance policies. Can

you afford not to give your child a godly environment to learn and study in? Many parents argue that if we all leave the public system then there won’t be a Christian witness there. Unfortunately the public system has left us. They have banned prayer in school. They have actively sought out non-christian values. They have discouraged our influence. Can we continue to be witnesses? Always! Yet do we do this at the risk and detriment of our own children’s faith? Some have reasoned that they want to give their children a “real education.” That, “a Christian education won’t prepare them for the real world.” Whose world are we preparing our children for? The scripture is clear, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God....”(Ps 14:1) and “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Prov 1:7). In the name of evangelism are we leaving our children’s education to fools who refuse to present the world in the way God created it? To leave God out of education means that the knowledge and wisdom that is passed on is anything but

truth. Do you want your child to be suspicious of everything their mentors teach? Do want them to segment their life experience into the secular and religious? Some believe that the educational standards are lower than the public system. This simply is not true. Our Christian Schools under the funding of the provincial government such as Heritage Christian School and Kelowna Christian School are required to meet the same standards as the public system and in many programs exceed them. Their teachers are certified with the ministry and their programs are inspected more often than the public schools. They are limited to the amount of courses and electives only because their enrolments are less than most public schools. This would change if they were supported by more Christian families. A Christian environment in the home, church and at school or day care will ensure that we are giving our children the absolute best chance at becoming true disciples of Christ. www.thechristianeducator.org

Greg Bitgood became involved with Christian Education in 1987 as a director of Heritage Christian School and in 1997 was appointed Superintendent. In the same year, Greg and his wife, Christine, founded Heritage Christian Preschool. In 2004, Greg started Heritage Christian Online School, a British Columbia accredited distance learning program for students K to 12. It is now Canada’s largest Christian Online School and is having a world-wide impact. Greg is a director for the Western Canadian division of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Greg continues to serve as the Pastor of Christian Education for Kelowna Christian Center where he has served in ministry since 1986. He has authored papers and articles, and several books. His latest book, “Discipling this Generation for a Digital World” can be purchased at www. ChristianThinker.org. Greg lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with his wife of 25 years. They have four grown children who are all strong in their faith and pursuing God’s plan for their lives. If you would like to contact us with suggestions about the podcast or articles you might want to see posted please email us at: info@ thechristianeducator.org.

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