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W.O.W. - Women of the Word By Kathy Reandeau Women of the Word (W.O.W.) is an interdenominational, Christian Bible study for ladies of all ages. This year’s session reconvenes on September 19 at 9:15 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Grand Island, and runs through next May, with a short Christmas break. There will be special music and a synopsis of the year. Attendees will receive their lesson packets to prepare for the classes, which begin September 26. The course of study includes lessons on Basic Christian beliefs and the book of Revelation. “This study explores the depths of Revelation verse by verse and brings to life the mysteries of this highly symbolic book. In some ways the scariest book in the Bible, Revelation is also one of the most comforting, reassuring, and exhilarating books. It is vibrant, alive and profoundly applicable to the times in which we live.” (from Joy of Living) This will be the 26th year the group has offered Bible study to the women of Grand Island, the Tonawandas, Kenmore, Amherst, Niagara Falls and Lewiston. In 1988 Barbie Bird moved from California to Grand Island with her husband. She wanted to start a Bible study group similar to what she experienced in California. Those lessons were written by Lois Lindley, a pastor’s wife who founded W.O.W. in California. WOW groups now exist across the country and internationally, but the Grand Island

group is the only one with members having diverse Christian affiliations. Barbie wanted to start her interdenominational group at the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church as a group for the churched and unchurched of the surrounding areas. Her purpose was to just study the 66 books of the Bible and nothing else, using the word of God as the sole authority. When she and 26 other women approached the Grand Island Ministerium for permission to hold the group, they were told that its interdenominational nature Continued on page 4

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Financial Matter$ How to Prepare for Divorce

By: Adrienne Rothstein Grace


This article is part of a multi-part overview

of preparing for divorce. For a copy of all steps contact Adrienne Rothstein Grace at GETTING STARTED If it is really, really going to happen, if for whatever reason you and your spouse just can’t see yourselves to continuing in this journey of marriage, then it is time to get realistic about preparing for divorce. I am not suggesting that divorce is a simple solution to a very complex problem. It certainly can’t be prepared for as one might prepare for a move into a new house (though that is also a likely transition you will need to manage). I am suggesting that divorce, in all its complexities and emotional upheavals, can be made simpler, easier, and less acrimonious with the right

amount of preparation and organization. And so with that, let’s start at the beginning and give you the steps to prepare for your divorce. Step #1 – Take a financial assessment. You’ve no doubt analyzed your feelings about this impending divorce over and over again. You’ve probably tried counseling or some sort of support mechanisms. (If you haven’t we suggest that you try!) You’ve had gut wrenching discussions and have assessed how you will feel about being separated from your spouse. Well, now it’s time to do the same process about your finances. It’s time to get realistic. Gather all of your financial statements and organize them in one place. When we say ‘your’, we mean those in your name, your spouse’s name and joint name. I find that when doing my taxes or purchasing some property it is best to get myself a multi-section portable file folder that helps me get organized. You will need: ■ Mortgage Statement including any Home Equity Loans and purchase information ■ Retirement Account Statement, as

well as 401k’s, pension plan statements ■ Credit Card Statements ■ Checkbook Registry for the last year ■ Any other long term debt account statements you may have including car loans ■ Bank account and investment account statements Pull all of the paperwork together so that you can develop an overview of how your money was spent last year and what needs to be paid in the coming six to twelve months. Then, get the highlighter out and highlight those expenses that you will take with you upon divorce (e.g. if it’s your car,

assume it goes on your side of the bills). Don’t forget those pesky bills like insurance and repairs. Then add to that list new expenditures you know will be coming up in the next 24 months (braces for little Tommy or college tuition for Beth). Pull it all together, take a breath, and walk away. For a few days. Over those few days, more things will come to mind. Write them down. Then check back every week or so to be sure nothing new has crept up into your financial picture.

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would prove to be a stumbling block, but they were welcome to go ahead and try anyhow. Over a quarter century later the group is still going strong. One of the foundational members was Beryl Kinney, who is still one of its teaching leaders. I met with Kathy Duff, another teaching leader who came to WOW in 1992 after moving to Grand Island. She had recently become a Christian and started reading the Bible when she felt she needed some help. When she heard about the group and learned that it had a children’s portion that would take care of her two youngest children who were still at home, she decided to give it a try. She’s been hooked ever since on the opportunity to hear the Word of God taught faithfully and to experience Christian fellowship with other women. She eventually became one of the small group leaders and moved up to become a teaching leader in the fall of 2000. This year’s course is from a ministry called Joy of Living. It is broken down into a six day format which the women study each day on their own to build their own personal relationship with God. Each Thursday attendees can join in an optional time of coffee fellowship before meeting in small groups of 8-10 women to review the lessons they have studied during the week. There is a time of worship and also a teaching/lecture time where one of the teaching leaders will explain the lesson and review the chapters, concluding with a time of prayer. Meetings usually end around 11:30 a.m. Sometimes there are special events such as a Christmas Advent Luncheon or a Valentine’s Day Friendship Tea. Duff sees WOW as the ability to observe what the Word of God says, interpret what it means, and apply what it means to each participant. They tend to switch between Old and New Testament lessons each year - last year was the Book of Genesis. Additional benefits are the fellowship and mentoring the women provide to each other. Along the way they have walked together through many of life’s experiences. People come in who have never studied the Bible and don’t know Jesus Christ in a personal way. When they read the truth of God’s words, they have the opportunity to pass from insecure to redeemed. As they begin to see that there is a position in

Women of the Word

Nurses Christian Fellowship Meets third Thursday of the month St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church

Meets Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Beginning September 19, 2013 At Trinity United Methodist Church 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island

2368 Eggert Road Tonawanda, NY 14150 Patty Cancilla: 289-4139 Beryl Kinney: 773-7571 Kathy Duff: 867-7966 heaven saved for us, they also understand that there is a better way of dealing with our life here. Personally Duff feels that the study has revealed His truth and helped her to know where she is going. Things that happen are under God’s sovereign will and we need to know that we are walking in truth. Some of these lessons have also filtered through to her son and daughter who participated in the children’s program. Now in their 20s they are solid in their relationship with God. Even from the simplest song of “Jesus Loves Me,” children learn that the “Bible tells me so” and begin to see that God presented information to our forefathers to pass on to us so that He could be knowable. The pre-school group is called C.O.W. - Children of the Word and the Nursery Group is called B.O.W. W.O.W. Babies of the Word of Women of the Word. There are consistent caretakers who have been with the group for at least a decade. WOW is a self-supporting non-profit organization but donations are accepted. There is a registration fee of $45 to cover lesson materials and expenses, with some scholarships available. A nominal fee of $5 per week is charged for infant and pre-school care. Last year there were about 65 participants but new members are welcome to join at any time throughout the year. No previous Bible experience is required.

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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


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. Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd., LKPT (716) 439-8101 Baptist Church of Ransomville Youngstown-Lockport Rd, RAN (716) 791-4939 Pastor Rock Garrow Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Hour 9:45 a.m. 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 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. First Baptist Church 511 Union Rd., WS (716) 674-1816 Sunday: 10:15 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.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. Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WILM (716) 689-3199 Sunday 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Sunday: 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Worship Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship: 9:45 a.m. Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN (716) 875-6223 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 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

Shalom Baptist Church 64 East Felton, Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 694-5680 Rev. Roland Mills Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. ¶ 6:00 p.m. Wed.Bible Study 6:00 p.m.

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. West Somerset Baptist Church 1876 Hosmer Rd. Appleton   716-795-9929.  Sunday morning services:  9:45 Sunday school; 10:45 Morning worship; 6:30 Evening worship; Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00. Pastor Scott Walker  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. 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

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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


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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. Cynthia Sever 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 Services: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:45 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 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

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Places of Worship 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: 10:10 a.m. 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. 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 (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. New Hope United Methodist Church 2846 Seneca St., WS (716) 825-8745 Rev. Renee T Engels Sunday: 11:00 a.m. North Ridge United Methodist Church 3930 North Ridge Road Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4105 Rev. Matthew Worley 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. 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 Ransomville United Methodist 2573 Yngst-Lkpt Rd., RAN (716) 791-4978 Rev. Matthew Worley Sunday: 9:15 a.m. 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


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Places of Worship

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


Phoenix United Church of Christ 1280 N French Rd Amherst, NY 14228 Rev. Debbie Baxter (716) 713-6370 Worship: Sundays at 10 am www. phoenixunitedchurchofchrist. com Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. (716) 875-3365 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: 2:00 p.m. Bible Study: Thursday from 7:30-8:30pm 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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SUMMER FIESTA- HOSPICE BENEFIT THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st 6:00pm - ? AcvQua 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY Ingram Micro presents this summer’s hottest fiesta, the Summer Affair, Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at AcQua along the Buffalo waterfront at 2192 Niagara St.  The annual event benefits  Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Summer Affair tickets are $50 per person and are available to purchase at Hospice Buffalo’s secure website,  or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090. In addition, drawings will be held for a $300 shopping spree at the Walden Galleria Mall and an Apple iPad. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUG 5th-9th St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Payne & Tremont Sts., North Tonawanda Register at: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUG 12th - 16th, 9am-noon Trinity Old Lutheran Church $5.00 per family.Pre-K-5th Grade Register online@ or call 836-4868. SUMMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP AUG 19th-23rd 6:30-8:30 pm, FRI 5:45 St Mark Lutheran Church 576 Delaware Rd, Kenmore “SERVE: Living Faith in Daily Life” is the theme for both adult and children’s programs.   Register by calling 716-875-3707. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL“The Christians of the Mediterranean” AUG 19 - 23 Monday through Friday 7 - 9 PM Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware St. Tonawanda NY 14150 (692-6450) Featuring exciting Bible Stories, singing, fun games, crafts and The Old Sea Captain. Ages 5 - 12 yrs. Need a ride - Van Service available Don’t miss this life changing event!

Women of the Word Thursday, September 19th beginning at 9:15 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 W.O.W. is an interdenominational, Christian Bible study for ladies of all ages. Includes childcare for infants and an interactive program for preschoolers. This year’s study includes lessons on Basic Christian beliefs and the book of Revelation. For more information or to pre-register, email or call: Patty Cancilla 289-4139, Beryl Kinney 773-7571 or Kathy Duff 867-7966 PLAY-n-LEARN PROGRAM EVERY FRIDAY   10AM-11:30AM  (6wks) Play n Learn Program Children ages 2-3 years Next  Level  Church  751 French Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 (716) 982-9183      They’ll enjoy activities like games, music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories, snack and more. Cost is only $65.  *There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. Program starts  September 13th 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 AUGUST 2013 — Neighbor Link News — 9


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at North Church? Please join us for a Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments on Sundays from 7:309pm at Peter & Tara Martin’s home in Eggertsville. Questions? Email Tara at Middle school and High School Students gather for a time of recreation (games), discipleship (bible study), and praise worship. All are invited to attend.

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 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.

Biker Church EVERY MONDAY 7:00pm 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.

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)

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!

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

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. www.vintagetruth. com

Youth Group EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668)

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. Classic Guitar with Mir Ali TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 2:00 - 8:00pm Calvary Episcopal Church 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. Juniors meet from 7:00pm till 8:30pm Seniors meet from 6:30pm till 8:30pm FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm

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OMMUNITY 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. 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 716-8349200 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 (877-9882) Help support our food pantry! $7.00 adult & 3.50 child 4-12 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

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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 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.

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STEP ONE EVERY THURSDAY 6:30pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) 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)

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.

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

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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 (876-5570) Join us the First Saturday of the month for our clothing co-op where anyone can purchase children’s clothing, toys, baby gear. Most items are only 25 cents. This is open to the community. 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!

It is FREE for any church or community group to post an event in the Community Events Calendar. Contact us at: or call us at (716) 240-1038. Deadline is the 20th of every month.

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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

for patients with herniated disc, degenerative joint disease, facet arthritis, disc bulge, and spinal stenosis. This new therapy actually reduces the pressure inside the discs of the spine by drawing the bulging and herniated material back into the disc, relieving the pressure on the nerves of the spine, and eliminating pain. Unlike drugs or injections, this new therapy is natural and its effects are lasting and often permanent. The best news is that these new therapies are suited for almost everyone. Regardless of the therapies you’ve tried in the past you still have a chance to relieve your chronic pain or other debilitating condition and regain a normal healthy lifestyle. For more information about these therapies call 213-6824 or visit www.buffalopaindoctor. com. Mention this article when you call to qualify for a no-charge consultation with Dr. Bianchi. ✢

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News & Happenings The Field of Miracles “The Return”

The Field of Miracles “The Return,” is coming this August 9-11 to Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, NY. It is a Crusade of hope for the whole family and completely free to attend. On Friday and Saturday (August 9 & 10) there will be a service at 7:00 PM and on Sunday (August 11) service will be at 6:00 PM. Coming to The Field of Miracles is son, Gabriel Swaggart. Jimmy Swaggart Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and his grand- has preached in stadiums filled to capacity all over the world and his television ministry reaches millions around the world with the Message of the Cross. The Field of Miracles is a completely free event and it is for all ages. Sal Maglie Stadium is located at 1200 Hyde Park Blvd. in Niagara Falls. Parking is free around the ball park, and free shuttle busses will travel between the stadium and overflow parking at Niagara Falls High School on Porter Road. Summer Bible Fellowship 2013 “SERVE: Living Faith in Daily Life” Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23 6:30-8:30 pm, 5:45 pm potluck supper on Friday for Adults and Children The Lutheran Parish of the Tonawandas will hold its third annual Summer Bible Fellowship for adults and children, from August 19-23 at St Mark Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore 14223, from 6:30-8:30 pm and at 5:45 pm on Friday for a potluck supper. “SERVE: Living Faith in Daily Life” will be

Be sure to bring your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to this Crusade. The message of hope that is available to every person through Jesus Christ will be shared at every service, as well as prayer for the sick. Don’t miss this opportunity to be touched and changed by the power

the theme for both adult and children’s sessions. Each evening, after the welcome/opening session, there will be Bible study in small groups and a brief closing worship, followed by refreshments and fellowship. Special events will include a healing and prayer service (Wed), a service project (Thurs), and a potluck supper (Fri). For children, there will be numerous activities: Bible stories, songs, crafts, games, snacks, etc. Registration for the entire week is $5 per person or $15 per family. Please join us for as many evenings as you can. For additional information, please call 716-8753707, leaving a message if necessary. Please join us!

of God. Make your plans now to be at Sal Maglie Stadium on August 9-11, 2013! The Field of Miracles is sponsored by Joshua Revolution in cooperation with churches throughout Niagara Falls, Western New York and Southern Ontario. For more information or to request promotional material go to or call 1.888.415.KIDS.


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A Healing Moment WHY SAMARITAN? by Theresa Walker, MS, MAPD, MDiv

Most of us have a sense of what a “good Samaritan” means in the world today. We have heard of laws protecting people who act “in good faith” to help others because, in our very litigious society, there seems to be someone ready to file a lawsuit if they don’t like the outcome of a difficult situation. Many people think twice before they act – or, more likely, choose not to act – out of fear of doing the “wrong” thing. When was the last time you felt the fear but did something anyway? How did it turn out? Let’s take a closer look at the story from the Gospel of Luke, where this concept originates. The lawyer in the story asks a rhetorical question, and when pushed to answer the question himself (he obviously knows the answer in legal terms), he seeks to justify himself, to save face by asking a seemingly obvious yet really more obscure question, “Who is my neighbor?” Looking around, we can easily recognize neighbors as people who live in our own neighborhoods, who look similar to us, who have similar values, religious practices, incomes, careers, families, perhaps even belong to the same ethnic, social or racial group as we do. As Jesus tells the parable, he takes the lawyer on an inner journey that opens a new perspective for him. The lawyer is drawn into the story to hear with new ears and see with new eyes, and then is challenged to respond in a new way. The nameless victim on the road is foolish: he has travelled on the often-dangerous downhill road from Jerusalem to Jericho alone, and now all his possessions are gone. His personal identity, once recognizable by clothing and adornments, has been taken away by others, leaving him wounded and abandoned. The priest does not recognize the man as being from his own religious group or clan. The priest realizes that if he touches a dead person or a foreigner (someone outside his belief system), he will become ritually impure. This challenges his identity, his “status quo”, so he rides by. The Levite is also a person attached to a particular ritual system and faces similar challenges. He looks but cannot tell if this person

is dead or alive, or of he is of the same or a different religious or social group. Anyone beset by robbers on this road was probably a foreigner or a fool asking for trouble, anyway. So the Levite, too, passes by. Then the Samaritan comes along. He is also faced with risks that are not as readily apparent to us. As a foreigner, he could find himself in a legal predicament through helping the wounded man. If this man is of a different religion, the Samaritan can be charged by the man’s family with mishandling him (if he dies) or making him ritually impure (if he lives). As the Samaritan looks on the wounded, naked man, he is “damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t” when it comes to deciding what to do, so he does the most human (and humane) thing. He gets on the ground with the wounded man and gets his hands dirty. The Samaritan applies stinging antiseptic (wine) and soothing oil to the wounds to begin the healing process. He provides for the continuing care of the one in need. He acts with compassion. The question now changes from, “Who is my neighbor?” to “Who is a neighbor?” The lawyer cannot bring himself to admit that a foreigner could be his neighbor, but he can see that the one who shows mercy to those in need is a neighbor to others. Who are you in this story? Have you been

wounded on the road of life? Have others ignored your pain and left you to struggle alone and scared? Are you feeling abandoned? Are you struggling with life circumstances that are challenging your values and beliefs? Do you ever wonder, “Where is God in all of this?” Does confusion blur your vision, leave you indecisive or without a clear sense of direction or purpose? Counselors and spiritual mentors at the Samaritan Counseling Center are companions for the journey, trained in both mental health and spirituality. We are willing to touch the wounded places in your life, no matter what and where they are, and help you find hope and healing. We will greet you with compassion and walk with you through your fears and uncertainties, to help you move from paralysis to action. Even your most difficult problems can open up new ways of understanding for you, and you will discover strengths and abilities you did not realize you had. You, too, can hear with new ears, see with new eyes and respond in new ways. Contact the Samaritan Counseling Center at 743-9117. Make an appointment to enter a journey of self-discovery. Theresa Walker, a spiritual mentor at the Samaritan Counseling Center, holds advanced degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, as well as a Masters in Divinity from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora. She assists clients at our main office in North Tonawanda, as well as our satellite offices in Buffalo, Williamsville and various Southtowns locations.

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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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New Life Christian School Pre-School 3&4 year olds K-8 80 Luksin Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 694-0071 Pendleton Center UMC Genesis Children’s Program Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 6864 Campbell Blvd. (at Bear Ridge Road) North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 625-8306 Ransomville Free Methodist Church ABC Preschool 3 & 4 year olds 3924 Ransomville Rd Ransomville, NY 14131 (716) 791-3971

Salem United Church Salem Pre School Pre-School 3 & 4 year olds 114 Morgan Street Tonawanda NY 14150 (716) 692-3429 salemchurchtonawanda. St. John Lutheran St. John Lutheran School K-8 6950 Ward Road N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-9677 html

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History Corner Philippi Luke in the Acts of the Apostles calls Philippi “the leading city in that district of Macedonia” (Acts, 16.12). Ancient Philippi was in what is now modern Greece. It should not be confused with Caesarea Philippi , founded by one of Herod the Great’s sons in what is now Israel. Both were founded or built up by rulers named Philip. King Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, is often considered the founder. In about 360BC the area was settled by colonists from the nearby offshore island of Thasos. They established two cities; Krinides about 8 miles inland as the center to mine the gold from the nearby hills and Neapolis, on the Aegean coast would serve as the port for the mining colony. The colonists were threatened and harassed by their neighbors from Thrace, they appealed to King Philip of Macedon for help. He helped by taking the colony over, expanding it and improving its walls, stationing troops there and re-naming the city after himself in 356BC. Meanwhile back in Judah and Jerusalem were still part of the Persian Empire, being ruled by a high priest and Persian appointed governor. In the hills nearby were some gold and silver mines. Philip improved and expanded the production of these

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mines. That added considerably to his wealth, the gold mines gave him more power and prestige. It helped him pay his Macedonian soldiers and his hired foreign troops. Today, a visitor can see the ruins of Roman Philippi at the foot of the acropolis, including two bathhouses, a forum, a temple dedicated to the emperor, an aqueduct, and a theater. Because the Romans settled many of its retiring troops in Philippi and politically making it a Roman City, there are many Latin inscriptions to be found. There’s also a temple for the Egyptian gods Isis, Serapis, and Harpocrates. In the year 167BC the Romans defeated a Macedonian army and the region became part of the Roman Republic. ( It is about this time that in Judah, the Maccabees began their revolt against the Greek Seleucid’s Empire). In about 140BC a major Roman road, the Egnatian Way , about 19.5 feet wide, was built opposite the major Roman port of Brindisi from the Western side of Greece through Philippi to Neapolis and then eventually to Byz-

antium. Armies, merchants, couriers, and eventually the Apostle Paul and his companions used this road. It ran alongside the main market in Philippi. Luke writes in Act 15-16 that Paul and Silas (c. 50AD) visited congregations in Syria, Cilicia, Debre and Lystra where they met “disciple name Timothy. They end up in port of Troas where Paul had a vision of a Macedonian asking for help. In Acts 16 Luke switches from using “they” in verse 9 to “we” in verse 10. “We” sailed from Troas to Neapolis and from there only about an 8 mile walk to Philippi. Some speculate that Luke was from Philippi. In Philippi Lydia invited Paul and his companions to stay at her house.

After they drove a spirit out of a girl, Paul and Silas were attacked, beaten and jailed. An earthquake opened the jail’s doors and the next day they were escorted out of town. Note, when they are forced to leave, Luke stays behind. Paul continued to travel and sometime later he wrote a letter to Christians at Philippi and according to chapter 1 he was writing it from prison. Scholars are divided as to if Paul’s letter was written from Ephesus or Rome. Paul’s letter to the Philippians begins “…to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus. The Philippians are singled out by Paul as being the only congregations to help with his ongoing expenses. The Philippians in the 2nd century AD wrote a letter to Bishop Polycarp of Smyrna to ask about righteousness. Polycarp was student of the Apostle John. He reminded them they are saved by grace not good works. He quoted part of the Sermon on the Mount. He mentioned that Paul wrote multiple letters to the Philippians and that they should read them. A translation by Rick Brannan of Polycarp’s letter to the Philippians can be found on line at: http://www.


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A few souls through Longsuffering become very meek. This could consequently contribute to calmer Peace. Especially; after receiving the Love which they seek, It takes Faith to endure as trials and afflictions increase. For Gentleness is a wise persons’ proof of Self-control. As Patience will be tried by woes that will not cease, There’s Joy for folks’ whose names are on the scroll. That lists any Saint, who with Goodness helped a weak. World traveler gain Abiding Absolutes without lease. While Honesty conquers wickedness; from pole to pole, Along with Kindness that comforts when life is bleak. Where Purity is necessary; to complete our Earthly role, Yet; Unselfishness is a tight wheel needing no grease. Eventually a forgiven sinner fulfills Heaven’s Holy goal.

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