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NT Meals on Wheels Celebrates 40 Years By Kathy Reandeau

It can be a challenge providing regular nutrition and daily contact for the senior citizens and homebound residents of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Fortunately one group has been rising to meet this challenge for forty years. North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels (MOW), an independent Meals on Wheels program, has been delivering meals and hope since 1973. Since then the organization, which is made up mostly of volunteers, has delivered over 1.2 million hot, nutritious, cost effective mid-day meals to frail, disabled, and homebound persons living in the Twin Cities. The meals, which are provided without regard to age, race, sex or religion, help promote healthy lifestyle choices, support daily well-being, and enable independent living for as long

as safely possible. I met with Joy Welch, the coordinator, and Susan Hittle, president of the Board of Directors, who informed me that their group is part of the Twin Cities Community Outreach, an umbrella organization that also includes the North Tonawanda Interchurch Food Pantry and Interchurch Clothes Closet, all of which are housed in the same building. The group currently services

about 130-135 clients on nine routes, with a waiting list for more. It takes about 150 volunteers to fill these needs. Each day there are usually five volunteers working in the kitchen and another eighteen people delivering the meals (two per car). They have also had a relationship with BOCES and the high school for the last twenty years or so, where classes of developmentally disabled students help in the kitchen and storeroom, and participate as part of a social experience. The group started at St. Mark Lutheran Church and moved to its present location in 1992, which was previously a skating rink where the Buffalo Sabres practiced. Extensive renovations were needed to bring the facility to its current condition. The agency does not receive any governContinued on page 2

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Get to know . . .

Platform – is this the best five cups of coffee ever?

When I read book reviews, I can be skeptical of those that insist a book is “unmissable”. I have a backlog of ebooks and paper publications waiting to be read, and need rather strong evidence that a new book actually offers worthwhile insights that repay my investment of time and money. On the strength of other people’s experience, I’ve already blogged twice about Michael Hyatt’s new book Platform. Now I’ve read it, I can tell you everything they said is true. This really is the best book available on using social media to communicate your message. Who is it for? If you are a non-profit, mission agency, advocacy campaigner, church, Christian ministry or resources supplier, or an individual wanting to leverage social media for evangelism or discipleship, this book provides the road map. Hyatt doesn’t tell you what to say – that of course is down to you. (And, I strongly recommend, you use a lot of storytelling, personal openness and interactivity. Social media doesn’t network itself – it needs a real person in the ongoing conversation.) But he explains how to say it in simple practical achievable steps, within an integrated raft of best practices drawn from his years of experience as a blogger, communicator and Christian publisher. Not every part of the book will apply to every situation or culture. And although Hyatt does give some advice on business selling, this is not the thrust of the book. It is about how to communicate a message. From my lookout point over the Christian web, I frequently see ministries that are losing out badly because they do not understand the nature of digital communication or social networking, and so are unable to use them effectively. ✢

NT Meals On Wheels ment funding and relies on meal fees, grants, community support and fundraisers to continue operating. Susan commented that a family history of helping and community service brought her to Meals on Wheels, where she initially began as a volunteer, and moved later to the Board. She considers this a labor of love and refers to her work as heart equity. Volunteers come here because they see a need and want to help. Many build friendships with each other and their clients that last a very long time, with some going back to the client’s house just to chat after their deliveries are completed. This seemingly simple gesture of a daily meal delivery can have quite an impact, according to

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Joy. For some clients it is the only daily contact they have. Some volunteers have arrived in time to help during a difficult situation. But she has also seen many clients that have not only started to gain weight but also had their outlook on life improved by this heartfelt outreach. Volunteers will notify the office if someone doesn’t answer the door and Joy will follow-up from there. This MOW groups provides a meal appro-

priate to the season and holiday, and tries to use fresh food products. Birthday cakes are provided whenever possible. Sometimes schools, scout troops, or other local groups will also donate hand-made cards, favors or small items that can be included with the meal to help cheer up the clients. This outreach helps children learn to help others in their community. NT Meals on Wheels has both the approval

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Financial Matter$ Rebuilding after Financial Transition

When everything you know has been changed by the loss of financial support due to divorce, loss of loved one, or disability, you need someone to guide you through the process of rebuilding your financial future. Contrary to popular belief, sometimes, life does give you a “do-over.” But the key to a “do-over,” is to do it over the right way. No matter what your stage in life, there are simple steps you need to follow to plan your financial future. Adrienne Rothstein Grace CFP®, CLTC, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst ( CDFA™), can take the financial pitfalls out of this emotional and challenging time by offering valuable insight and practical solutions her years of practice have developed. Adrienne is your “do over” financial planner. With a few easy steps you can be back in control of your financial future. Step One: REVIEW Organize and value your assets. Prepare a Statement of Net Worth and prioritize your goals.

Step three: ANALYZE Understand and analyze your liabilities, while also understanding your future earning potential. Create “compare and contrast” scenarios to understand how one change could affect other things. Step Four: REBUILD Now it’s time to exercise your new-found control over your financial future. It’s all about overseeing asset transfers, setting up budgeting and money management systems. It’s time to review your risk profile and reallocate investments to meet your current needs, and keep you on track with your goals. With the right guidance, you can take the financial pitfalls out of this emotional and challenging time and take control of your finances.

Step Two: PLAN Estimate your immediate needs. Develop a budget for current expenses and project a budget for future needs. This is the stage when you will start to build your picture of tomorrow.

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NT Meals On Wheels

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Nurses Christian Fellowship Meets third Thursday of the month St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church 2368 Eggert Road Tonawanda, NY 14150

and the acceptance of the Niagara County Health Department. Meals are delivered between 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday-Friday, 52 weeks a year, excluding national holidays. Each client receives one or two meals per day, with each meal providing at least one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for adults. There are a variety of menus, specially selected by professional dietitians to help the client maintain good nutrition and avoid unhealthful ingredients. The meals are generally low in fat and prepared with little or no salt added. Food is delivered hot and ready to eat in fiberboard containers. The North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels family plans to continue living up to its mission of contributing to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a caring volunteer. They live by the motto that when a meal is delivered, in walks hope. Those looking to help are asked to consider volunteering. Volunteers are always needed as drivers and servers, especially in the winter months. The group also appreciates any financial donations, which are always put to good use. To strengthen community relationships, the group participates in community events and parades and is willing to come and speak to any civic, school or church organizations. Upcoming in May is NT Meals on Wheels month, which will be observed

American Holistic Nurses Association

Meets fourth Tuesday of the month McAuley-Seton Residence — 1503 Military Road Kenmore, NY 14217, Contact Ava Sammarco (716) 462-3618 with events to promote the organization and funfor more information draising activities such as a Jar campaign and garage sale. The organization is also looking forward to its hot dog sale at WalMart in June, the Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4 at Old Man River Restaurant, and running a parking concession at the Canal Fest. ✢

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Places of Worship ANGLICAN

St. Bartholomew’s Pro-Anglican Church Christ-Centered; Bible Believing 2368 Eggert Rd, TOT (716) 831-1777 Rev. Fr. Arthur W. Ward Jr Service Schedule 9/11/12-6/16/13: Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:00a.m., 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Nursery 9:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. St. Steven’s Anglican Church 10 Indian Trail Road, WIL Sunday: 11:00 a.m.


Kenmore Alliance 175 Bonnet Ave., TOT Pastor Jon Schuerholz SAT: 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (also Sunday School) 11:30 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 Prayer Meeting Thursday: 6:15 p.m. AWANA Children’s Program Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd ., LKPT (716) 433-3571 Pastor Kevin Robbins Sunday: 9:00 & 11:15 a.m. Life Hour: 10:15 a.m. Niagara Alliance Church 7041 Witmer Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 716-731-5689 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Life Hour (Sunday School) Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday: 7-8 p.m. Prayer Meeting


New Apostolic 4229 Delaware, TOT Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 8 p.m.

New Life In Christ Ministries 285 Walnut Rd., LKPT Sunday: 11:00

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Lewiston Assembly of God 4754 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-7736 www.lewistonassembly Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Lockport Assembly of God 200 Beattie Ave., LKPT (716) 433-2900 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Praise & Prayer New Covenant 345 McConkey Dr., TON Pastor Dan Hamlin Sunday: 8:45 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. First Assembly of God 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd., NF Rev. James Armpriester (716) 297-7794 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Friday: 7:00 p.m. Youth Service

Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716)688-8668 Rev. Kevin L. Wright Sun 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

Brighton Community Church (American Baptist) 1225 Brighton Road at Parkhurst, TOT Sun: 10:30 a.m. Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, TOT Sun: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Center Road Baptist Church 412 Center Rd. WS www.centerroadbaptistchurch. com Rev. William Livermore (716) 675-6545 Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 765 Niagara Falls Blvd., AMH Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Drive, AMH Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship, 9:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship Service Sunday School: 11:00 a.m.

First Baptist 530 Meadow Drive, NT School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 6:45 p.m. Kind.– 5th, 6th-12th

Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd., LKPT (716) 439-8101

First Baptist Church 511 Union Rd., WS (716) 674-1816 Sunday: 10:15 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Baptist Church of Ransomville Youngstown-Lockport Rd, RAN (716) 791-4939 www.ransomvillebaptistchurch. org Pastor Rock Garrow Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Hour 9:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Clarence 10790 Hunt’s Corner Rd. Clarence (716) 741-3432 Rev. Ron Tryon Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Children Service: 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour after service


First Baptist Church — Lockport 140 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 434-1783 Pastor Dave McBeath Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m. Jesus and Me First Baptist Church of Newfane 6047 East St. Newfane (716) 778-9216 Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Wilson 251 Chestnut St., WILS (716) 751-6988 Pastor Stephen Hay Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave., LKPT (716) 433-1611 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Bible Study Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Pastor Jon Longwell (716) 836-1525 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.

LaSalle Baptist Church 8819 Munson Ave., NF (716) 283-5328 Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting

Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT Pastor David Costantino Sunday: 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Open Bible Baptist 72 E. Niagara St., COT Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Prayer, 7:00 p.m. Service Randall Memorial Baptist Church 6301 Main Street, WIL (716) 634-9800 Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Bible School Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Worship Service Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study: 9:30 a.m. United Baptist-Christian Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 Pastor Bette Bond Sunday: 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WILM (716) 689-3199 www.harrishillbaptistchurch. org Sunday 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Sunday: 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Worship Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship: 9:45 a.m.

Whitehaven Road Baptist Church 1290 Whitehaven Rd., GI (716) 773-1004 www.Wrbc.Org Pastor Abram Duek Sunday: 9:15 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.

Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN (716) 875-6223 www.kenmorebaptistchurch. org Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Youngstown United Baptist— Christian Church 230 Lockport St., YNST, NY 417-0021 • Pastor Denny Webb Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Bible Study: 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Women’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.


Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy, AMH (716) 689-9832 Pastor John Bock Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Amherst Church of Christ 8285 Transit Road, AMH Sunday: 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Faith Emmanuel Temple 36 Locust St. (716) 433-8484 Sunday: 11:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Faith Tabernacle Church 5676 Beattie Ave , LKPT (716) 434-5451 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Grace Bible Church 6023 Dutton Place Newfane WedS: 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. (716) 778-9081 Pastor Tom Martin Hartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (716) 772-6115 Pastor Jon Goodwin Sunday: 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:45 a.m. Discipleship Hour Living Water Community Church 2569 North Main St. Newfane (716) 778-5904 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust Street Ext., LKPT (716) 478-0500 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

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Places of Worship Niagara Frontier Bible Church 5287 Bronson Dr., Lewiston, NY (716) 297-8783 Pastor Tom Broderick Sunday Services Sunday School for all ages: 9 a.m. All Church Fellowship: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:25 a.m. Evening Worship — Bible Study on Heaven 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Road. WS (716) 434-5774 Sunday: 9:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Salvation Army 50 Cottage St. LKPT 10:15 a.m. Family Worship 11:00 a.m. Worship The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Pkwy, Getzville (716) 631-2636 Pastor Jerry Gillis Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. The Chapel at Lockport 1 East Ave. (716) 250-5004 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. at the Palace Theater United Baptist-Christian Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 Pastor Bette Bond Sunday: 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd (716) 625-9300 Pastor Ron Friedersdorf Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Wheatfield Community Church Meadowbrook Square Plaza 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Suite 5 • Wheatfield (716) 553-3794 www.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ)

Grove Street Christian 85 Grove St. TOT (716) 695-2446 email: Rev. Jim Girling Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Payne Ave. Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., NT (716) 260-1217 Rev. Jerry McGlone Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Weekly Coffee hour: 9 a.m. Adult and Children’s Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.


LaSalle Church Of Christ 1121 N Military Rd., NF (716) 283-1214 Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. — Bible Study Tonawanda Church of Christ Delaware & Summit, COT Sun: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible School 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Youth Service


Yotvata Community Church (General Conference) 2271 Delaware Ave, KEN (Chapel Of Kenmore Presbyterian) Sunday: 11:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Style Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Children Church & Prayer and Bible Study River of Life Church (Cleveland TN) 195 Schenk St., NT (716) 692- 2230 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.- God Shop


Amherst Sonrise Church of the Nazarene 849 North French Road, AMH (716) 689-9832 Sunday: 11:00 a.m.


Cambria Congregational Church 4045 Lower Mountain Rd. CAM 716-434-4205 Pastor Todd Blackley Sunday: 10:00 a.m.


Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton Street, WIL Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist - Contemp. Music Sunday: 7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist - Spoken Sunday: 9:00 a.m. — Family 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist — Choral (1st Sun, ea. mo. is Rite I) Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist -Spoken Thursday: 12 p.m. Holy Eucharist w/prayers for healing Children’s ed. end of 9 a.m. service until 10:55 a.m. Adult Ed. Sun. at end of 7:45 a.m. service & 10 a.m. Bibly Study: Thurs. 10 a.m. Rev. Ethan J. Cole, Rector Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (716) 433-9229 Rev. Thomas J. Mitchell Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, KEN Rev. Terry W. Bull Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 433-2878 Rev. Cannon Carolyn Lumbard Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.

St John’s Episcopal Church 431 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6109 Rev’d Dr. Judith Lee Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Thursday: 11:00 a.m. St John’s Episcopal ChurchYoungstown 110 Chestnut St., YNG Rev. Ellen L. Brauza Sunday: 8:00 a.m.;10:00 a.m. St Martin-Fields Episcopal 2587 Baseline Rd., GI (716) 773-3335 Rev’d Earle King Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Payne & Tremont, NT Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. St Paul’s Episcopal Church 400 Ridge Rd., LEW (716) 754-4591 Rev. Susan Keppy Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. St Paul’s Episcopal Church 4275 Harris Hill Road, WIL (716) 689-3199 Rev. CE Piger Sun: 8:00 a.m.- Holy Eucharist (spoken Rite I) Sun: 10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite II with hymns) St Stephen’s Episcopal Church 616 Cayuga Dr., NF (716) 283-2774 Rev. Canon Isaac Ihiasota, Ph.D. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.


Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN

Sunday: 10:45 a.m.


Abiding Savior 1534 Ruie Rd, NT (716) 693-0180 SAT: 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Christian Education Sunday: 10:30 a.m. — Worship Amherst Lutheran Church 5125 Main Street, WIL (716) 632-4185 Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Live Jazz Worship Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT (716) 832-5720 Pastor Troy Mulvaine Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH (716) 835-7567 Rev. Karl Schmidt Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Divine Service Crossroads Lutheran Church 4640 Main Street, AMH SAT: 5:00 p.m. Informal Service; Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Sunday: 10:30 a.m. 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church 2730 Transit Rd. Newfane (716) 778-7981 Sunday Service: 11:00 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 Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. First Trinity 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT (716) 835-2220 Rev. Charles Whited Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr. NF (716) 283-1843 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT Sunday: 10:15 Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:15 a.m. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 6630 Luther St., NF (716) 731-3030 SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 7147 Ridge Rd., LKPT Rev. Kenneth Craig (716) 434-0521 Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 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 Sunday: 8:30 a.m.- Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m.— Blended Worship Holy Communion weeks 1 & 3rd Weeks

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Places of Worship

Pilgrim Lutheran Chapel & Delaware Rd, KEN (716) 875-5485 Rev. Ben Eder Sunday: 10 a.m. Redeemer Lutheran Falconer at Thompson, NT (716) 692-5734 Pastor David Beutel Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

St James Evangelical Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-4057 Pastor Jeff Milsten Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. St. John Evangelical 6950 Ward Rd, NT (716) 693-9677 Sunday: 8:00 a.m.;10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran 3512 Clinton St. WS (716) 668-2152 SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. St John Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 6540 Main Street, WIL Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship, 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship St. Mark’s Evangelical 576 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10:00 a.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran 1135 Oliver St, NT (716) 693-3715 Rev. Patrick McKenzie SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Sundau Education Hour:

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St. Martin Lutheran 322 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 693-4415 Rev. Devie Ellis Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. St. Matthew Lutheran 875 Eggert Dr, NT (716) 692-6862 Sunday: 9:15 a.m. St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 68 Eagle Street, WIL (716) 634-2330 Rev. Timothy Madsen Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 692-3255 Re. Karl Haeussler Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. Monday: 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran- Wilson 220 Young St., WILS (716) 751-9300 www.stpaulslutheranwilsonny. com Pastor Ron Haefer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible study: 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 6167 Walmore Rd., SAN (716) 731-4422 Pastor Bruce M. Gamache’ www.stpeterslcmc-sanbornny. org Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1453 Staley Rd., GI (716) 773-4400 Rev. Dean Hunneshagen Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH (716) 688-9245 Contemporary SAT 5:00 p.m. Traditional Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Daniel Hoffman Trinity Lutheran Church 67 Saxton St. LKPT (716) 434-3106 Rev. Alan J. Bauch Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday school & Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. Thursday: 7:00 p.m.

Trinity Old Lutheran Church 3445 Sheridan Drive, EGG (716) 836-4868 Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran 146 Reserve Rd. WS (716) 674-5353 www.trinity-lutheranchurch. com Rev. Ronald Habedank Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church 447 Central Ave., GAS (716) 772-2277


Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT (716) 836-8722 Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. 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 Thursday: 2 p.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday: 11:15 a.m. Sunday school and Junior church held during main service Covenant United Methodist

539 Main St., WS (716) 674-6869 Rev. Renee T. Engels Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Ave. LKPT (716) 433-2838 www. lockportemmanuelumc. org Rev. Duane Priset Sunday: 8:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school: 9:15 a.m. Monday: 6:30 p.m. Healing Service Exley United Methodist Church 338 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6057 Rev. John Loeser Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church 2523 Youngstown-Wilson Rd., Ransomville (716)791-3815 Rev. Anne Cole Sunday Worship Service: 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. Thursday: Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. First United MethodistNorth Tonawanda 65 Main St, NT (716) 694-2456 Rev. Greg Crispell Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church- LaSalle 8210 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-3370 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

(716) 772-2376 Pastor Cheryl Brown Sunday: Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday/Adult School 10:00 a.m. Tuesday: Adult Bible Study 10 a.m.

Kenmore United Methodist 32 Landers Rd., KEN (716) 875-5091 Sunday: 9:20 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. Living Faith Free Methodist 1907 Center Rd., WS (716) 674-3030 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Nash Road Free Methodist 958 Nash Rd, NT (716) 692-8683 nashroadfmc Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Newfane United Methodist Church 2699 Main St., NEW (716) 778-7011 Pastor Kim Smith Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Open Bible Church Free Methodist 4143 Beach Ridge Rd, NT Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m. Pendleton Center United Methodist 6864 Campbell Blvd, NT (716) 625-8306 Pastor Tom Kraft SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 1st Monday of the month: 6:00 p.m. — Prayer Service Pendleton Community Free Methodist 5721 Creek Rd, NT Sunday: 10:55 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Quaker Rd. United Methodist 2800 Quaker Rd., GAS (716) 772-7457 Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church 2846 Seneca St., WS (716) 825-8745 Rev. Renee T Engels Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

Ransomville Free Methodist 3924 Ransomville Rd. RAN (716) 791-3855 Pastor Bill Lowery, Jr. SAT: 5:07 p.m. Sun: 10:00 a.m. Sunday: 9:00 — Kids Jam. & Adult Fusion

North Ridge United Methodist Church 3930 North Ridge Road Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4105 Rev. Matthew Worley

Ransomville United Methodist 2573 Yngst-Lkpt Rd., RAN (716) 791-4978 Rev. Matthew Worley Sunday: 9:15 a.m.

Harris Hill United Methodist Church 8495 Main St., WILM (716) 632-4688. Rev. Katie Zettle Sun: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for Adults, Jr. & Sr. High at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for 5th grade and under during worship. Hartland United Methodist 8019 Ridge Rd., GAS

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Places of Worship

St. James United Methodist 4661 Porter Road Niagara Falls, NY (716) 297-6421 Pastor: Rev. Daryl Bennett

Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St, COT (716) 693-1199 • Pastor Don Mohr Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Monday: 7:00 p.m. — Biker Church Trinity Church of Grand Island 2100 Whitehaven Rd., GI Rev. Larry Baird Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Warrens Corners Methodist Church 5293 Stone Rd. LKPT (716) 434-7385 Rev. Carl Chamberlain Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Williamsville United Methodist 5681 Main Street, WIL (716) 634-4800 Rev. Rich Neal Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m .


St.Theodore Orthodox Church 96 Los Robles Street, WIL Saturday: 5:00 p.m. — Vigil Sunday: 9:30 a.m. — Sunday Divine Liturgy


New Life Center United Pentecostal 80 Luksin Dr, COT (716) 694-0071 Sunday: 10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Harbor Lights Fellowship 1821 Grand Island Blvd., GI (716) 773-7900 Pastor Gerard Haberstrow

Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

Zion Dominion Church of God 895 North Forest Road, WIL (716) 250-7040 Pastor Roderick Hennings Sunday Protocol of Worship Morning Manna - 8:30 a.m. Legacy Leadership Institute — 9:40 a.m. Celebration Service — 11:00 a.m. Latter Rain — 6:00 p.m.


Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH (716) 633-4656 Rev. David A. Smith Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Bible Presbyterian Church 1650 Love Rd., GI (716) 773-7303 www.Biblepres.Org Pastor Kevin Backus, Ph.D. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. — Morning Worship & Junior Church 6:00 p.m. — Evening Worship 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School (All Ages) Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT (716) 834-3534 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Deerhurst Presbyterian 257 Deerhurst Park Blvd, TOT (716) 875-1962 Rev. Steven E. Jelensperger Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Faith United Presbyterian 3150 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 875-9550 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church — Lewiston 505 Cayuga Dr. LEW Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4945 Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church Lockport 21 Church St., LKPT (716) 433-5905 Rev. James Hardy Sunday: 10:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Tonawanda 149 Broad St, COT (716) 692-1319 Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church West Seneca 2085 Union Rd., WS (716) 668-1115 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown 100 Church St., YNG (716) 745-7067 Pastor Rex T. Stewart Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. 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 Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Wrights Corner Presbyterian Church 6515 Ridge Rd. (716) 434-7752 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Kenmore Presbyterian 2771 Delaware Ave, KEN (716) 875-7600 Rev. Howard Boswell Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.— Youth Service Knox Presbyterian 2595 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 873-2423 Rev. Matthew T. Haberman Saturday: 6:30 p.m. Contemporay

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.— Discipleship 11:00 a.m. — Blended North Presbyterian 168 Payne Ave, NT (716) 693-7030 Sun: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Third Presbyterian 110 Felton St., NT Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Road, WIL (716) 632-1330 www.northchurchwilliamsville. org Rev. William Hennessy Sunday: 8:30 — Worship in the Chapel 10:45 a.m.— Worship in the Sanctuary

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist Church 32 W High St., LKPT (716) 433-2327 Saturday: 10:00 a.m. — Bible Study Saturday: 11:20 a.m. — Church Service


Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main St. GAS (716) 772-7802 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Ebenezer United Church of Christ 630 Main St. WS (716) 674-4566 Sunday: 9:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Kenilworth UCC 45 Dalton Dr, KEN (716) 835-4120 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Kenmore UCC 295 Delaware Rd, TOT (716) 875-1725

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School — all ages & nursery care during the 10:30 a.m. service Coffee hour reception following service each week Lockport United Church of Christ 98 East Ave., LKPT (716) 433-2545 Rev. Stephen Hall Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Salem UCC 144 Morgan St at Main St. COT (716) 692-3429 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 9:30 a.m. St. Paul’s UCC (Wendelville) 7416 Campbell Blvd, NT Sunday: 10:00 a.m. St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT (716) 693-0749 Rev. Linda Harle-Mould Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 1475 Orchard Park Rd., WS (716) 674-1233 Rev. Hope Harle-Mould Sunday: 10:00 a.m. St Stephen United Church of Christ 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, EAST AMH • (716) 741-3481 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour: 10:00 a.m. Zion UCC Parker Blvd & Koenig Cir., TOT (716) 836-6220 Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.


Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT (716) 693-6990 Pastor Sam Ciffa

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.— Bible Study Friday: (1st and 3rd Friday): 7:00 p.m.

Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware, COT (716) 692-6450 Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Fellowship of God’s Word 116 Broad St, COT Sunday: 10:30 a.m. The Fair Havens Church 7337 Ward Rd, NT (716) 693-9204 Pastor Patricia MacKinnon Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Niagara Community Church 10500 Cayuga Drive, NF (716) 297-3399 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday classes for all ages 11:00 a.m. The Oasis Center Services held in: Knox Gymnasium 2595 Elmwood Ave. TOT Sunday: 4:00 p.m. Salvation Army- LaSalle 7018 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-7697 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Salvation Army- Tonawanda 46 Broad St, COT Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Salvation Meeting: 7:00 p.m. True Word Anointed Ministry of Jesus Christ 600 Oliver St., NT Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. — Bible Study Vanguard Christian Church 75 17th Avenue, NT (716) 694-7816 Pastor Alan Valentine Sunday: 11 a.m. Friday: 6:30 p.m. — Youth Service

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RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY, April 4th 9:00am - 2:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church 146 Reserve Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 (430-6468) Trinity Senior High Youth Group fundraiser

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CHRISTIAN MAGICIAN SUNDAY, APRIL 4th 7:00pm-9:00pm Niagara Presbyterian Church 3712 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Sheldon Rhodes with Jest Kidding Ministry from Michigan, will share his magic, stories, and humor. A “share a dish” dinner will take place at 6pm, just bring a dish to share if you come for dinner. FREE will offering INDOOR FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, APRIL 20th 8:00am-2:00pm Tuscarara Inn 128 Walnut St. Lockport, NY14094 Cost of entry is $1.00 or a jar of peanut butter/ jelly for local food pantries. One mans trash is another mans treasure. We will also have some local vendors in attendance. 28th ANNUAL AWARENESS BANQUET SonRays Ministries, Inc. Friday, April 26th, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm Samuel’s Grande Manor 8750 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 (716694-8634) Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry! Call for Reservations: 716-694-8634 or 716-564-1903 Reservation Deadline: April 16th, 2013 Tickets $25 per person Featuring a Live Auction For: Hand Crafted Walnut Queen-Sized Bed Vintage Queen-Size Quilt Golf Weekend at Holiday Valley Weekend Cottage Retreat at Van Buren Point Gift Baskets will be Available for Purchase Before and After the Banquet. Returning, By Popular Demand: The Cookie Bouquet CHIAVETTA’S CHICKEN BBQ SATURDAY, MAY 4th 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Clarence Center United Methodist Church 9750 Clarence Center Rd., Clarence Center, NY 14032 Clarence Center United Methodist Church is hosting a Chiavetta’s chicken BBQ dinner on May 4, 2013. Dinners will be served from 3:30 thru 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 9750 Clarence Center Road. Cost of a ticket is $9.00 and includes ½ chicken, salad, potato salad, roll butter, beverage, and dessert. Eat In or Take Out. For more information call church office at 7412410, or visit Cost is $9.00 FREE BREAKFAST EVERY FIRST SUNDAY 9:00am Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (772-6115) Discipleship Hour is at 11:15am Coffee Café EVERY SUNDAY 9:45-10:30AM Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., Amherst (689-9832) Join us for fellowship, coffee and donuts before our Sunday service. Everybody welcome! Youth Fellowship EVERY SUNDAY 6:00-7:30pm Kenmore Presbyterian 295 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore (875-7600) New Young Adult Bible Study EVERY SUNDAY 7:30-9:00pm North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd, Williamsville (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. YOUTH GROUP SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS 6:00 8:00pm Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main Street, Gasport, NY Gasport Youth Group meets on the 2nd and 4th April 2013 — Neighbor Link News — 9

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OMMUNITY Sundays of the month from 6p-8p at Covenant United Church of Christ, 4449 Main Street, Gasport, NY. The group is made up of students from the neighboring towns for grades 5-12. For information: Scott Brauer is the leader along with many of the parents. Anointing & Prayers for Healing EVERY THIRD SUNDAY 8:00am & 10:00am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., Lockport (433-9229) Prayer & Bible Study EVERY MONDAY 10:01 AM Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport (433-9229) Youth Group Meetings EVERY MONDAY 6:00pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) (Any student grades 7-12 are welcome!). Mondays 6:00pm beginning September 12th Youth Group EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668) Middle school and High School Students gather for a time of recreation (games), discipleship (bible study), and praise worship. All are invited to attend. Biker Church EVERY MONDAY 7:00pm

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Tonawanda Free Methodist Church 207 Grove St., City of Tonawanda (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. Pathways COFFEE HOUR EVERY TUESDAY 10:00am Pathways Bookstore Lincoln Rd. Lockport (434-8500) Join the people from Mt Olive church at Pathways Bookstore (Lincoln Rd. Lockport) ALL welcome!

20 Milton St., Williamsville (633-7800) GENERATION NeXt FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY St. Bartholomew’s Pro-Anglican Church Christ Centered; Bible Believing 2368 Eggert Road Town of Tonawanda NY (716) 831-1777 ext. 15 Generation NeXt meets on the First and Third Wednesdays of every month at St. Bartholomew’s Pro-Anglican Church. Generation NeXt is a place to grow in your faith as well as have fun. Please join us for a night of fun, fellowship and worship.

Vintage EVERY TUESDAY 8:00PM The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (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. Ruth Circle EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 1:00pm First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St., Lockport (433-5905) Ruth Circle is a group of golden age women who meet for study and companionship.

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OMMUNITY Juniors meet from 7:00pm till 8:30pm Seniors meet from 6:30pm till 8:30pm FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm 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, Lockport (433-2838) Focuses on the teachings of Bible stories: Interactive lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks. MOVI EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:15-9:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) The MOVI movement gathers every Wednesday night in the Crosspoint Theatre, at the Crosspoint campus, from 6:15-9:00pm. 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 and more. CHILDRENS PROGRAM EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668) The ages are 4 years to grade 5. The time is 6:308:00pm. The kids enjoy a time of singing, crafts, snacks, games & a Bible story each night. US TOO- Cancer Support Group FIRST TUESDAY 7:00-9:00pm the VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY 14215, in Room 301 US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215, in Room 301, from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is FREE and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. We also meet on the first Thursday of each month at Sisters Hospital, St.

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Joe’s Campus on Harlem Rd. in Cheektowaga NY, 14225, from 7pm to 9pm, in the first floor Community Room. Relaxed round table family oriented discussions. For info call 716-834-9200 ext. 5169 or our hotline at 743-7595. Jesus & Me (JAM) - Children’s Outreach EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St., Lockport (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. Adult Bible Studies EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., Amherst (691-9456) AWANA Children’s Program EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., Amherst (691-9456) Mid-Week Prayer Service EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30–7:30pm Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd., Lockport (433-3571) Youth Group EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00 pm Calvary Baptist Church 405 Lincoln Ave., Lockport (434-2251) Cubby Bears (peewee club) ages 2-K Patch Club (Grades 1-6) CBC Teens (Grades 7+) Zang’s Gang Bible Study EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) Zang’s Gang Bible Study, FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-5774) AWANA Boys Brigade

Ignite (Jr. High) Fusion (Sr. High) Bible Study Tea and Sharing EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY 10:30am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest) Lockport (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. Spaghetti dinner EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY (Sept- May) 4:30-6:30pm New Covenant 345 McConkey Dr. Town of Tonawanda (8779882) Help support our food pantry! $7.00 adult & 3.50 child 4-12

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WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY Every Thursday 11:00am - NOON Payne Avenue Christian Church 1451 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda Come join us in our weekly Bible Study, every Thursday from 11am to noon and please feel free to bring a lunch. Bible Study EVERY THURSDAY NOON Clinton Street United Methodist Church 50 North Adam St., Lockport (433-6227) Thurs. NOON (12:00 P. M.) Bible Study with Pastor Cheryl Brown. Bring your lunch! Church Night Out EVERY THURSDAY 5:30pm Randall Baptist Church 6301 Main St. Williamsville (634-9800) Pizza Dinner - $3 adults, $1 kids (reservations required) AWANA Children’s Program EVERY THURSDAY 6:15pm Kenmore Alliance Church 175 Bonnet Ave. Kenmore (876-5570) AWANA Children’s Program AWANA Kids Club EVERY THURSDAY 6:30–8:15pm Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd., Lockport (625-9300) All kids are welcome! Join us for Games, Fun, and Biblical teachings MOSAIC- Singles Ministry EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) The Chapel Singles Ministry provides an environment that encourages Christ-Centered living through Biblical teaching, fellowship, and service. We meet on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Divorce Care EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (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 STEP ONE EVERY THURSDAY 6:30pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (4348500) Join us for “Step One” -- a conversation about contemporary topics, refreshments and entertainment for all (even kids!) in a casual environment. Christian light, music and light refreshments) Togetherness on Thursdays EVERY THIRD THURSDAY 11:30am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) Every Third Thursday is Togetherness on Thursday (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 433-9229. Weekly Radio Broadcast EVERY FRIDAY 9:00am Zion Dominion Church of God 895 N Forest Rd., Williamsville (250-7040) Listen to our radio broadcast, every Friday at 9:00am on WUFO 1080AM Prayer Meeting EVERY FRIDAY 10:00am Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (4348500) Youth Group EVERY FRIDAY 5:30PM Amherst Sonrise Church –Nazarene 849 North French Rd., Amherst (691-7795)

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OMMUNITY AWANA Children’s Program EVERY FRIDAY 7:00pm New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Dr., Town of Tonawanda (8771335) Youth Service Prayer Meeting EVERY FRIDAY Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) Prayer Meeting at the Church Golden Eagles EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (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. 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.



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375 Payne Ave (corner of Robinson) North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Vendor/Craft Show Saturdays will feature vendors showcasing their products in and around the Church Memorial Hall coinciding with the NT City Market 9am-2. Second Saturday of each month the Church will continue to sell its famous hot chowder. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to charitable organizations. Tables available, contact Brian 716-523-0944. Free admission Women in the World Bible Study EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) CLOTHING CO-OP FIRST SATURDAY 9:00am - NOON Kenmore Alliance Church 175 Bonnett Ave., Town of Tonawanda (8765570) 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.

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Habitat for Humanity FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH! First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda (692-1319) E-mail: Web address: 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!

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ON There are few medical breakthroughs so amazing that they literally change the course of medicine. Just as LASIK surgery revolutionized vision care, and gastric bypass revolutionized weight loss, new technologies are revolutionizing how doctors treat pain and debilitating diseases such as degenerative joint conditions, migraines, arthritis, and neuropathy. The newest technology called MLS Laser Therapy, originally developed in Italy, is now available in the United States, and Dr. Anthony J. Bianchi, D.C. in Cheektowaga is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering this brand new therapy to his patients. MLS Laser Therapy is used to reduce pain, relieve inflammation, and restore mobility. It uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments

The Wave of the Future in Pain Management and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides very quickly. Unlike some pharmacological solu- tions, there are no known negative side effects. Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions including Harvard University. Moreover, MLS Laser Therapy is painless and treatments average only 10 minutes. Over 90% of patients experience positive results within the first few treatments, with treatment protocols ranging from 3 to 15 sessions, depending on the nature of the condition. Another new technology is Whole Body Vibration (WBV) which was initially used by the Russian aerospace industry and is now being used to reduce arthritic pain, increase muscle strength, flexibility, blood circulation, improve walk balance, and increase bone density! Finally Disc Rehydration Therapy is the primary non-surgical safe and effective treatment

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News & Happenings 28th Annual Awareness Banquet

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At Samuels’ Grand Manor 8750 Main Street, Williamsville, New York Doors Open at 5:45 pm Program Starts at 6:15pm

Live auction Items include: Hand-crafted Walnut Queen-sized Bed Vintage Queen-sized Quilt Golf Weekend at Holiday Valley Weekend Cottage Retreat at Van Buren Point and Gift Baskets will be availbale for purchase before & afer the banquet For reservations, contact or 716-695-9494 Reservations Deadline

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A Healing Moment “It’s a long white road for the weary; But it rolls through the heart of the May.” – Alfred Noyes

Waiting for May

In the deep of winter, it can seem like May will never arrive. Like waiting for spring, we sometimes feel so permanently fixed in life’s problems that we lose hope, and question God’s purpose in it all. Even believers can begin to feel weary, depressed and anxious. The Bible never guarantees a life free from suffering. But the Lord does promise to limit it. The dark moments of our life last only as long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose.The way we respond can determine how long and wide that road will be. Turning to the bible for encouragement is good place to begin. Often times we rely on people who may have good intentions, but we end up getting caught up unproductive “venting” such as gossip, bashing and complaining. Nowhere in the bible do we see God bless circumstances as these. There are healthier productive ways to discuss our problems by keeping the focus of our conversation on how “we” feel and not another person’s flaws. This allows us vent our feelings without displeasing God. A good counselor can provide effective listening in a non- judgmental way. Often in difficult times, I turn to the story of Joseph found in the book of Genesis. Here we see Joseph, the son of Jacob, certainly experienced a great deal of suffering. As his father’s favorite, he was

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hated by his ten older brothers. Although they wanted to kill Joseph, they instead sold him into slavery. As a captive, Joseph was taken to Egypt where he excelled in running Potiphar’s household. However, the man’s wife tried to seduce Joseph. And when he refused her advances, she accused him of raping her, and he was thrown in prison. While in jail, he interpreted dream and predicted that Pharaoh’s butler would be restored to his former position. The man, unfortunately, forgot to help free Joseph once he returned to royal service. Only when Pharaoh had a mysterious dream did the butler remember the young Hebrew’s amazing ability. How did God use suffering in Joseph’s life? Through suffering, the Lord prepared him to serve as

Prime Minister of that nation. Ultimately, his suffering equipped him with the skills he needed to save his family from famine. Like Joseph, we all experience suffering at times. Take heart, May will come, and if we respond correctly, we will be blessed. Read the bible, talk to emotionally healthy people, pray, obey, wait, trust, and suddenly you will realize that May has arrived. Samaritan Counseling Center is a place where you can find counselors, spiritual mentors and ministers of the church available for help and support. When you want the presence of a knowledgeable, caring professional, a Samaritan counselor is waiting to dialogue with you and can be reached at 716-743-9117. You can find us on the web at

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Welcome Spring! Stuffed Spring Peas

You will need: 1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese 2 tsp. minced chives 1 tsp basil 1 tsp minced garlic (in olive oil)

1/2 tsp caraway seeds 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning 30 fresh snow peas (trimmed)

In Large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let filling stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile in a lg. saucepan, bring 7 cups water to a boil, Add snow peas: cover and boil for 1-3 min. Drain and place peas in cold water. Drain, pat dry. Carefully split peas open; fill about 2 tsp of filling into each spring pea.

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Center Road Baptist Church The Center Road Christian Academy 412 Center Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 675-6545 www.centerroadbaptist html Christ the King Preparatory Academy K-8th Grade 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Wheatfield, NY 14120 (716) 553-6318 Christian Academy of WNY — C.A.W.N.Y K-12 621 Payne Avenue North Tonawanda New York 14120 (716) 433-1652 Covenant United Church of Christ Covenant Nursery School Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 4449 Main St. Gasport, NY 14067 (716) 772-7802 Fair Havens Wee Havens Preschool 3 & 4 yr olds 7337 Ward Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120

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First Presbyterian Church Happy Times Preschool 18 months to 12 years 21 Church Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4987 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 Holy Ghost Holy Ghost Lutheran School Pre-K - 8th Grade 6630 Luther Street Wheatfield, NY 14304 (716) 731-3030 Church of Christ Moppets Pre-School 3 & 4 Years Olds 616 Main St. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 662-5211 New Creation Fellowship Academy K-12

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West Seneca Christian School PreK-12 511 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-1820 St. James United Methodist Church Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center 6 weeks through 12 years old 4661 Porter Road Niagara Falls, NY (716) 297-6421 www.stjamesniagara. org/littlewonders

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History Corner Kingdom of Israel, 1050 -722 B.C. The first King of Israel was Saul, son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin. Saul reigned from about 1050 to 1007 B.C. Saul and most of his sons died battling the Philistine army at Mt. Gilboa deep in Israel. Saul’s 4th son Ishboshesh was proclaimed King by Abner, commander of Saul’s army. Ishboshesh was recognized as King by most of the Israelite tribes. But Judah wanted their hero David, son of Jesse, as King; and in Hebron they proclaimed David King of Judah. David then reigned over Judah for seven years in Hebron. Perhaps in the year 1000 B.C. the tribes of Israel accepted David as King over all of Israel. David and his forces, under Joab, conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusite people. David ruled until around 970 B.C. and his son Solomon ruled as King of Israel until about 930 B.C. In addition to the LORD, Solomon worshipped the goddess Ashtoreth and a neighboring god, Milcom. 1 Kings 11 tells us it was God’s plan to split the Kingdom into two and to give it to Jeroboam. “For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee,” We assume Jeroboam got his 10 tribes of Israel. This is how it happened. After Solomon’s death, the tribe of Judah wanted Solomon’s son Rehoboam as the next king. Representatives from the other ten tribes of Israel complained that Solomon treated them harshly and unfairly. When Rehoboam promised to be even harsher, the reaction of most of Israel, according to 1 Kings 12 was, “…the people answered the king, saying, “’what portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; to your tents,

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force of 2000 chariots and 10,000 men as part of a coalition to successfully battle the Assyrians at Qarqar in 853 B.C. His 2000 chariots were more than any other of his allies. It was during Ahab’s reign that God sent the prophet Elijah to the Kingdom of Israel. Ahab, like most people of his day, believed in multiple gods; the Baals and Asherah were worshipped in addition to the LORD, YHWH. However, it was not only idolatry that was a problem. In addition to idolatry, 8th century prophets, like Amos, Micah and Isaiah condemned Israel’s Kings and ruling class of living in palaces of ivory and using their power to exploit the lower classes for their own wealth. The prophets warned that if Israel did not change their behavior they would be punished O Israel! Now look after your own house, David!’ and destroyed by a foreign nation. So Israel departed to their tents” and made Jeroboam The Assyrian threat previously stopped by Ahab King of Israel. So beginning about 930 B.C., and and his allies became real in the 740s-730s B.C. from that time on, the Kingdom of Israel and the when Tiglath-Pileser King of Assyria and his army Kingdom of Judah were separate nations, each with invaded Syria and the Kingdom of Israel, defeating its own army, politics, taxes and government. them both, capturing much wealth and deporting Jeroboam made Shechem his capital; it had im- may people to other parts of the Assyrian Empire. portant historic religious significance; the patriarchs In 732 Hoshea became King of Israel and he paid had built altars there, Joshua renewed God’s cove- tribute to Assyria. When, in 727 B.C., Tiglathnant with Israel there. A later King moved the capital Pilezer died. King Hoshea and Israel stopped payto Tizra. When Omri became King of Israel he was ing tribute and began talking with Egypt to seek able to conquer territory held by other nations and their support against Assyria. When the Assyrians had the money after six years to build a new capital returned in 725 B.C., they laid siege to Samaria, still city, Samaria. Archaeology has noticed that other the capital city of the Kingdom of Israel and after cities in the Kingdom of Israel like Hazor, Meggido three years they conquered it, destroyed it and furand Jezreel had major building projects at about this ther deported many Israelites throughout their emtime. It seems an age of security and prosperity be- pire, thus bringing to an end the ancient Kingdom gan during Omri’s reign, and lasted well into his son of Israel in 722/721 B.C. The Kingdom of Judah Ahab’s reign. Ahab was strong enough to send a continued to exist for 125 years or so.


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