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experience and is a certified fundraiser. He began with Hearts and Hands in 2008 and Hearts and Hands - Faith in Action is told me that in Western New York combined a unique part of the safety net of care in they are currently serving over 350 elderly, our community. The non-profit “neighbor frail and/or disabled individuals. Over helping neighbor” volunteer program 10,000 hours of services are provided per provides free support services to those in year with over 57,000 miles being driven on need. It focuses on activities that enhance behalf of those served in 2010. There are nutritional status, foster socialization, 170 dedicated volunteers who put forth their increase physical activity and provide access “Best Efforts” to answer the call to assist to healthcare and community services. Their their neighbors. In this era of cut-backs in motto is “The Caring in our Hearts shows all levels of care, this can be a lifeline for through the work of our Hands as we live many people. our Faith in Action.” The organization has coordinators who Services are provided in Clarence, Akron/ work with a pool of volunteers from local Newstead, Alden, Wales and the Tonawanda churches and those in need of assistance. Indian Reservation. I met with Executive Hearts and Hands relies on its volunteers, Director, James Bender at the Clarence sponsors and donors to continue providing office. They began providing services needed services for free to the best efforts here in January of this year and have five of the volunteers. The more volunteers there churches as part of the local coalition. About are available, the more service requests that 30 volunteers serve 15 care receivers, but can be met. Local interfaith and community they are slowly working to build up the service organizations are invited to join the numbers on both sides of that equation. Jim mission of meeting over 2500 requests for has fifteen years of non-profit management assistance each year. by Kathy Reandeau

Services are available to anybody with a disability or long-term healthcare need, but are primarily provided to elders sixty years of age and over. “We know it can be difficult for our clients to maintain their independence or for families to meet all their needs. Our goal is to help people stay healthy and well,” he said. “We want to help avoid institutionalized care as long as possible.”

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GET TO KNOW... Lockport Emmanuel United Methodist Church

History: Lockport Emmanuel United Methodist Church located at 75 East Avenue has had a long presence in Lockport dating back to the early 1800s when Methodist Circuit riders traveled on horseback between the Genesee and Niagara rivers. The congregation’s first church building was erected in 1824 on a space at the edge of a forest - now Genesee Street between Pine and Cottage Streets. After outgrowing that small frame building, the congregation built a brick church on the north east corner of Church and Niagara Streets. That building was destroyed by an 1854 Lockport fire that started in a grog shop and ravaged many other structures in its path. The congregation resolved to rebuild, and a new church building was dedicated on that site in 1859. Seventyfive years of worship saw the congregation outgrow the building and plans were made to build a new church on the north east corner of East Avenue and Washburn Streets. On December 30, 1928, the congregation bid farewell to

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their “old” church and marched singing and rejoicing up Main Street to their new church named Emmanuel which means “God With Us.” Focus: Emmanuel UMC is comprised of many good and caring people. Reverend Dr. Duane Priset, pastor of Emmanuel, includes in his many facets of ministry a nurturing, encouraging, and supporting “player coach” leadership style to Emmanuel’s laity. It’s a busy place offering a variety of opportunities to nurture spiritual growth, discipleship and involvement in activities and outreach. Emmanuel’s doors are open to the entire community through worship, fellowship, and various ministries. Worship Services: Sunday Worship Services are at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. The sacrament of Holy Communion is observed the first Sunday of each month. Services feature a biblically based sermon, and special music enhanced with Power Point visuals. A staffed nursery from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon is provided for parents who desire child care during worship services. The later service includes a special time for children, with child care for children 3 years to 1st grade also available if desired by parents. Adult and Children (beginning at age two) Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. Ample parking is provided in the church lot at the rear of the church and also on East Avenue. Disabled Accessibility: Parking spots are provided near the door in the parking lot. A liftivator provides easy access to our sanctuary, fellowship hall, meeting rooms and restrooms. Wheel chair seating is easily accessed in the sanctuary. All Sunday worship services are taped and available to those unable to attend worship.

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Prayer and Healing service: Held in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. each Monday evening, the service is based on the liturgy in The United Methodist Book of Worship. The service is centered on Christ as the healer, and offers devotion, prayer support and anointing in a participantfriendly, supportive, non-judgmental, atmosphere. Education: Emmanuel’s education program is designed to help people meet God, know Christ and live the Word. Adult classes provide a wide variety of topics including social issues, Bible study, and issues of Christian faith and discipleship. In addition to Sunday morning adult classes, both long and short-term weekday studies, Advent and Lenten spiritual growth groups, and new membership classes are offered. Confirmation class as a way of exploring membership in the United Methodist Church is offered to youth in eighth grade or above. The class includes Bible study, Methodist history, field trips and culminates with an early spring white water rafting trip. Children and Youth: Children ages 3 years through 5th grade learn about God and Jesus through stories, crafts, games and snacks at Wednesday evening King’s Kids Club. Youths ages 6th through 12th grade fellowship with other Christian youth through games, activities, and service at Sunday evening Youth Group.

Breakfast. Lenten and Easter events include: Lenten Luncheons, Thursday Night Together (TNT) with dinner and classes for all ages, Celebrating Mardi-Gras, Lenten and Easter Services. Spring, summer and fall events include: Chicken Barbeque, Strawberry Festival, Vacation Bible School, Community Block party, Rummage Sale, Turkey Dinner and Fall Festival. More Out-Reach Events Include: Benefit concerts, Angel Tree Ministry, Involvement in the formation and staffing of Lockport Cares, Inc. , Support for food pantries, Salvation Army, Red Cross Blood Drive, CROP Walk, and Local/Global Missions and Ministries. For specific event and outreach dates and times: Please call the church office at (716) 433-2838. After church hours the automated system will direct you to upcoming event info. Emmanuel’s Website is: Groups Meeting at Emmanuel Include: Venturing, Boy Scout Troop 6, Cub Scout Pack 6, several Girl Scout Troops, Lockport Chorale, Habitat for Humanity, Lockport Coin and Stamp, and Weight Watchers

Emmanuel’s Bicycling Fellowship: This group enjoys spring and summer day trips and an annual fall week-end trip traversing Pine Creek Pennsylvania’s rail-to-trail ride. This year pastor Priset and his son rode extra miles and raised $3600 for flood relief in eastern parts of New York State. Annual Events and Outreach to Look For: In December: Cookie Walk, Nativity display (in conjunction with Light up Lockport Event ), Lockport Chorale Concert & Reception, Christmas Eve early and later Candlelight Services, Christmas Concert, and Children’s Christmas Pageant & Pancake November 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 3

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Volunteers can help care receivers get to the grocery store so they have nutritious food available, make sure they keep their doctor appointments so they can remain healthy, and help them stay in the community they love. Some take care of minor repairs in the house so small issues don’t become big problems that may make the home unsafe. To request assistance initially the person in need or a family member contacts, calls or emails the local Hearts and Hands office and explains the needs. The coordinator schedules time for the in-take process at the individual’s home to make sure a safe environment is available for the volunteers. Once enrolled, the care receiver contacts the coordinator to request the services one week in advance of their need. This increases the likelihood of a volunteer being available. Hearts and Hands volunteers, young or old, can put their time, talents, and treasures back into the community. Typical services provided include transportation for medical appointments and routine errands, “phone pal” and wellness checks, in-home support, routine housekeeping, routine lawn care and minor handyman services. There is no lifting, toileting or personal care. Volunteering is easy because volunteers accept only the assignments that fit their schedule and skills. Training and coordination is provided by Hearts and Hands professional staff. Supplemental volunteer liability insurance is provided by Hearts and Hands-Faith in Action and mileage reimbursement is available. Volunteers decide when they are available and what types of services they are willing to perform. To become a volunteer, contact the local office or sign up on the website. After an orientation, volunteers are asked to identify their areas of interest and list a possible schedule. Some volunteers can only drive for one appointment per month while others may have more time available. Some may choose to provide yard services in the summer or may be available for home repairs as needed. Once the general availabilities are known, the coordinator can contact the volunteer with assignments. An eleven member volunteer Board of Directors

oversees the overall operations, with Community Outreach Councils working to promote the ministry in each local area. This is a faith-based, interfaith organization that is willing to engage with any churches or community groups that are interested. It can serve as an extension of some church ministries that may already exist and provide the administrative component. Ways to become involved include volunteering to provide services or serving on the Community Outreach Council or Board of Directors. Donations may be made directly online at the website. If you shop from the “Current” catalogue, access it through the Hearts and Hands website, and they receive a percentage. You can get your holiday gift-shopping done while helping the community. Local business may be interested in sponsorship opportunities. All sponsorship levels include a web link and logo on the Hearts and Hands Website, signage to promote your caring support and ad space in the quarterly newsletter. The newsletter can help businesses build their customer base by marketing to 1300+ members on the mailing list. Everyone is also invited to join the mailing list to learn about the ongoing services of Hearts and Hands. It’s easy to see that, when neighbors reach out to help neighbors in a program like this, our whole community benefits. The organization hopes that you can “Become part of their Hearts and Hands Caring Community.”

Hearts and Hands Faith in Action 5635 Goodrich Road Clarence NY 14031 716-741-8100 James Bender, Executive Director

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

APOSTOLIC New Life In Christ Ministries 285 Walnut Rd. SUN 11:00 New Apostolic 4229 Delaware, TOT Sunday: 10:30 Wednesday: 8pm BAPTIST CHURCHES Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Drive, AMH 9:30am – Fellowship 9:45am – Contemporary Worship Service 11:00am – Sunday School

ANGLICAN St. Bartholomew’s Anglican 2368 Eggert Road, TON Beginning September 11: Sat. – 4:30 PM; Sunday – 8; 9:15; 11 AM; Christian Ed. & Nursery 9:15 & 11 AM; www. St. Steven’s Anglican Church 10 Indian Trail Road, WIL Sunday Service at 11:00am ALLIANCE CHURCHES Kenmore Alliance 175 Bonnet Ave., TOT Saturday: 6pm Sunday: 9am, 10:30am*, 12pm Wednesday: 6:30 (Prayer Meeting) Thursday: 6:15 (Awana Children’s Program)

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 765 Niagara Falls Blvd., AMH Sunday Service – 11:00am Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WIL Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship –9:45am Morning Worship – 11:00am Afternoon Service – 1:15pm Randall Memorial Baptist Church 6301 Main Street, WIL Bible School - 9:00 AM Contemporary Worship 10:15 AM Traditional Worship 10:35 AM Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, TON Sunday School: 10:45am Sunday: 11am Wednesday Bible Study: 7pm

First Baptist 530 Meadow Drive, NT School: 9:30am Sunday: 11am, 6pm Wednesday: 7pm (Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting), 6:45 (Kind.-5th, 6th-12th) Friendship Baptist 7260 Ward Rd., NT Sunday: 11am Thurs.: 7:30pm (Prayer Meeting) Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 11am Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT Worship: 11am, 6pm Sunday School: 10am Bible Study: 7pm Open Bible Baptist 72 E. Niagara St., COT Sunday: 11am, 6:30pm Sunday School: 10am Wednesday: 6:30pm (Prayer), 7pm (Service) Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT Sunday: 9:30am (Bible Study), 10:30 (Worship) Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Sunday School: 9am Service: 10:30am Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd (716) 439-8101 Calvary Baptist Church 405 Lincoln Ave. SUN 9:30 & 6:00pm SUN 11:00 Sunday School for all ages

First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St. (716) 434-1783 SUN 10:30 am First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave. (716) 433-1611 SUN 10:00 Sunday School 11:00 SUN Night 6:30 WEDS 7:00-7:45 prayer meeting, 7:45 Bible Study Center Road Baptist Church 412 Center Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 675-6545 SUN 11:00, 6:30 WEDS 6:30

The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Pkwy, Getzville Sunday services at 9:00am and 11:00am Faith Emmanuel Temple 36 Locust St. (716) 433-8484 SUN 9:30 Sunday School 11:30 Worship Faith Tabernacle Church 5676 Beattie Ave • (716) 434-5451 SUN 9:30 am Worship Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (716) 772-6115 SUN 9:45

Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Road (716) 434-5774 SUN 9:30am Worship Service & 11:00 am Discipleship Hour Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd • (716) 433-3571 SUN 9:00 & 11:15 Life Hour 10:15am Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust Street Extension (716) 478-0500 SUN 10:00am

First Baptist Church 511 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-1816 SUN 10:15, 6:00pm WEDS 7:00pm LaSalle Baptist Church 8819 Munson Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-5328 SUN 11:00, 6:00pm WEDS Prayer 7:00 CHRISTIAN Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy, AMH Sunday morning worship and Kids Church – 10:30am Amherst Church of Christ 8285 Transit Road, AMH Sunday Bible Study - 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship - 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7:00 November 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 5

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Church Services Salvation Army 50 Cottage St. 10:15 Family Worship 11:00 Worship The Chapel 1 East Ave. (716) 250-5004 SUN 10:00 (Palace Theater) Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd (716) 625-9300 THURS 6:30; SUN 9:00 CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ) Grove Street Christian 85 Grove St. TOT Sunday: 10:30am* Payne Avenue Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., NT; Worship: 10AM Sundays CHURCH OF CHRIST Tonawanda Church of Christ Delaware & Summit, COT Sunday: 10:30am (Worship and Children’s Church), 9:30am Bible School Wednesday: 11am, 5:30 (Youth)

LaSalle Church Of Christ 1121 N Military Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-1214 SUN 11:00, 6:00pm WEDS Bible 7:00 CHURCH OF GOD (General Conference) Yotvata Community Church 2271 Delaware Ave, KEN (Chapel Of Kenmore Presbyterian) Sunday: 11:30am (Contemporary Worship Style) Children Church: 12:00 Wednesday: 7:00pm Prayer and Bible Study. CHURCH OF GOD (Cleveland TN) River of Life Church 195 Schenk St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692- 2230 Worship: Sundays at 11:00am God Shop: Tuesdays 7:00 PM CHURCH of the NAZARENE Amherst Sonrise Church of the Nazarene 849 North French Road,

AMH Sunday Service – 11:00am EPISCOPAL Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton Street, WIL 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist 9:00 am - Young Adult / Adult Education 9:40 am - Children’s Education 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist St Paul’s Episcopal Church 4275 Harris Hill Road, WIL Holy Eucharist (spoken Rite I) 8:00am Holy Eucharist (Rite II with hymns) 10:00am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (716) 433-9229 SUN 8:00 & 10:30 Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St (716) 433-2878 SUN 8:00 & 10:00 St Stephen’s Episcopal Church 616 Cayuga Dr Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-2774 SUN 8:00, 10:00

Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 8am, 10:30am Wednesday: 7:30am St. Marks Payne & Tremont, NT Sunday: 8am, 10am Wed: 10am

EVANGELICAL COVENANT Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN Sunday: 10:45am * LUTHERAN Amherst Lutheran Church 5125 Main Street, WIL Saturday 5pm – Live Jazz Worship Sunday 10am – Traditional Worship Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH 10:30am Sunday Morning Divine Service

Crossroads Lutheran Church 4640 Main Street, AMH Informal Service - Sat. 5:00 P.M. Contemporary Service Sunday 9:00 A.M. Festival Service Sun.10:30 AM Sunday School - Adult Sunday 9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M. Youth - Sunday 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. St John Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 6540 Main Street, WIL Contemporary Worship 8:30; Sunday Camp - 9:30 Traditional Worship 10:30 St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 68 Eagle Street, WIL Sunday - 9:00am & 10:30am Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH Sunday at 10:30 am Trinity Old Lutheran Church 3445 Sheridan Drive, Eggertsville, NY 14226 (836-4868) Worship service at 10:45am

Abiding Savior 1534 Ruie Rd, NT Saturday: 6:30pm Sunday Christian Education: 9:15am Sunday: 10:30am Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT Sunday: 10:30am (9:30 in Summer), 9am (Sunday School) First Trinity 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT Saturday: 5:30pm Sunday: 8:45am, 11:15am Sunday School: 10am Grace Evangelical 375 Payne Ave, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday School: 8:45am Sunday: 10am Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT Sunday: 9:15am (Bible Study), 9:15am (Sunday School), 10:15am Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT Saturday: 5pm Sunday School: 9am Sunday: 10:30am

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 6 — CCC Bulletin — November 2011

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Church Services St. John Evangelical 6950 Ward Rd, NT Sunday: 8am & 10:30am Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15am; Wednesday Service 7pm St. Mark’s Lutheran 1135 Oliver St, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 9am, 11:15am Education Hour: 10:10am St. Martin Lutheran 322 Old Falls Blvd, NT Sunday: 9am Sunday School: 10:15am St. Matthew Lutheran 875 Eggert Dr, NT Sunday: 9:15am St. Paul Evangelical 64 East Felton St., NT Sunday School: 9:30am Sunday: 10:45am St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT Sunday: 8am, 10:45am Monday: 7pm Pilgrim Lutheran Chapel & Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10am Sunday Adult: 9am, 11am Redeemer Lutheran Falconer at Thompson, NT Sunday: 10:30am St. Marks Evangelical 576 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10am First English Lutheran Church 185 Locust St • (716) 433-6161 SUN 10:00 Sat 5:30

Immanuel Lutheran Church 7147 Ridge Rd (716) 434-0521 SUN 9:30 Sun School & Bible hour 10:45 Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd (716) 434-8500 SUN 8:30 (Traditional) Worship in the Woods 9:45am Holy Communion weeks 1,3 & 5 Trinity Lutheran Church 67 Saxton St (716) 434-3106 SUN 8:30 & 11:00 AM - 9:45 Sunday school & Bible Study Zion Lutheran Church 447 Central Ave., Gasport (716) 772-2277 SUN 8:00 & 10:00 THURS 7:00

Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 6630 Luther St Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-3030 SAT 5:00 - SUN 8:00, 10:30 METHODIST Williamsville United Methodist 5681 Main Street, WIL Sunday Worship Services 9:00am and 11:00am Clinton St. United Methodist 50 N Adam St • (716) 433-6227 SUN 11:00am Sunday School 10:00 Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Ave • (716) 4332838 SUN 8:15 & 10:30 Sunday school 9:15 MON Healing 6:30

St John’s Evangelical Lutheran 3512 Clinton St West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 668-2152 SUN 9:30 Trinity Lutheran 146 Reserve Rd West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-5353 SUN 8:00, 10:30

Hartland United Methodist 8019 Ridge Rd., Gasport (716) 772-2376 SUN 11:15, Sunday/Adult School 10:00

St James Evangelical Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-4057 SUN 8:15, 10:45

Quaker Rd. United Methodist 2800 Quaker Rd., Gasport (716) 772-7457 SUN 10:45

Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-1843 SUN 10:30

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

Beach Ridge Free Methodist 4143 Beach Ridge Rd, NT Sunday: 8:30am, 9:45am Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT Sunday: 9:30, 10:45 Nash Road Free Methodist 958 Nash Rd, NT Sunday: 9am, 11am First United Methodist 65 Main St, NT Sunday: 8:30, 10:45 Sunday School: 9:30am Kenmore United Methodist 32 Landers Rd., KEN Sunday: 9:20am, 11:30am* Pendleton Center United Methodist 6864 Campbell Blvd, NT Saturday: 5pm Sunday: 8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 6:30pm 1st Monday of the month: 6:00pm (Prayer) Pendleton Community Free Methodist 5721 Creek Rd, NT Sunday School: 9:45am Sunday: 10:55am Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11am

Covenant United Methodist 539 Main St West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-6869 SUN 10:45 Living Faith Free Methodist 1907 Center Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-3030 SUN 10:30 New Hope Methodist Church 2846 Seneca St. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 825-8745 SUN 11:00 Harris Hill United Methodist Church 8495 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. 716-632-4688. Website: Sunday Worship is at 10:30 am Sunday School for Adults, Jr. & Sr. High at 9:30 am Sunday School for 5th grade and under during worship. First United Methodist Church 8210 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls, NY 14304

(716) 283-3370 SUN 10:00 ORTHODOX St Theodore Orthodox Church 96 Los Robles Street, WIL Saturday Vigil - 5:00pm Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am PENTECOSTAL Zion Dominion Church of God 895 North Forest Road, WIL Sunday Protocol of Worship Morning Manna - 8:30am Legacy Leadership Institute - 9:40am Celebration Service 11:00am Latter Rain - 6:00pm PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St • (716) 4335905 SUN 10:30 Second Presbyterian Church 71 Van Buren St (716) 434-2105 SAT 5:00

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

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

WIL Worship in the Chapel – 8:30am Worship in the Sanctuary – 10:45am

Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT Sunday: 10am

First Presbyterian Church 2085 Union Rd West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 668-1115 SUN 10:00

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

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist Church 32 W High St (716) 433-2327 SAT 11:20 - Sabbath School, Bible Study SUN 10:00 UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST Cambria United Church Christ 4045 Lower Mountain Rd (716) 434-4205 SUN 10:00 Covenant United Church - Christ 4449 Main St., Gasport (716) 772-7802 SUN 10:00 Lockport United Church - Christ 98 East Ave. (716) 433-2545 SUN 10:30

Third Presbyterian 110 Felton St., NT Sunday: 10:45am* Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH Sunday Worship 10:30am. North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Road,

Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT Sunday: 9am* & 10:30am* Kenilworth UCC 45 Dalton Dr, KEN Sunday: 10:30am*

OTHERS Kenmore UCC 295 Delaware Rd, TOT Sunday: 10:30am* St. Paul’s UCC (Wendelville) 7416 Campbell Blvd, NT Sunday- 10am* St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT School: 9am Sunday: 10:30am

Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT Sunday: 10am Wednesday: 7pm (Bible Study) Friday: 7pm (1st and 3rd Friday) Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware, COT Sunday: 10am, 6pm Thursday: 7pm

Salem UCC 144 Morgan St at Main St. COT Sunday: 9:30am (Sunday School) Sunday: 9:30am (Bible Study) Sunday: 10:30am

The Fair Havens Church 7337 Ward Rd, NT Wednesday: 7pm (Prayer) Sunday: 10am

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

Living Word Ministry 1307 Erie Ave., NT Sunday: 10:00 Tuesday: Bible Study 6:30

St Stephen United Church of Christ 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, EAST AMH Sunday, 10:30 AM Coffee Hour 10:00 AM Ebenezer United Church of Christ 630 Main St. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-4566 SUN 9:15, 11:00 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 1475 Orchard Park Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 674-1233 SUN 10:00

Fellowship of God’s Word 116 Broad St, COT Sunday: 10:30am*

New Life Center United Pentecostal 80 Luksin Dr, COT Sunday: 10am, 6:30pm Wednesday: 7:30pm Salvation Army 46 Broad St, COT Sunday: 11am Salvation Meeting: 7pm

Brighton Community Church (American Baptist) 1225 Brighton Road at Parkhurst Tonawanda, NY 14150 716-832-4889 Worship and Sunday school at 10:30am

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

The Oasis Center Services held in: Knox Gymnasium 2595 Elmwood Ave. TOT Sunday 4:00

True Word Anointed Ministry of Jesus Christ 600 Oliver St., NT Wednesday: 7:00pm (Bible Study) Sunday: 9:30am (Sunday School) Sunday: 11:00am Vanguard Christian Church 75 17th Avenue, NT Sunday: 11am Youth: Friday 6:30pm Niagara Community Church 10500 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday classes for all ages 11am 716-297-3399

First Assembly Of God 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-7794 SUN 10:00 - WEDS 7:00 FRI Youth Service 7:00 Niagara Community Church 10500 Cayuga Dr Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 297-3399 SUN 9:30 Salvation Army 7018 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 283-7697 SUN 11:00 *- Denotes Sunday School Occurs During this Service

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10

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events EVERY FIRST SUNDAY 9:00am* Free Breakfast Heartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., GSPT (772-6115) Discipleship Hour is at 11:15am EVERY SUNDAY 9:45-10:30AM Coffee Café Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) Join us for fellowship, coffee and donuts before our Sunday service. Everybody welcome! EVERY SUNDAY 6:00-7:30pm Kenmore Presbyterian 295 Elmwood Ave, KEN (875-7600) Youth Fellowship EVERY SUNDAY 7:30-9PM New Young Adult Bible Study North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd, WLM (632-1330) Are you 18-30s looking to meet other young adults at North Church? Please join us for a Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments on Sundays from 7:30-9pm at Peter & Tara Martin’s home in Eggertsville. Questions? Email Tara at tara. EVERY THIRD SUNDAY Anointing and Prayers for Healing Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (433-9229) EVERY MONDAY 6:00pm Youth Group Meetings Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500)

(Any student grades 7-12 are welcome!). Mondays 6:00pm beginning September 12th EVERY MONDAY 7:00pm Biker Church Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St., TON (693-1199) 30 Minute-Biker Church. We ride to different locations each Monday evening after 7:00pm Biker Church for food and fellowship. All are welcome. EVERY TUESDAY 10:00am Panera Fellowship Breakfasts Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Breakfast meeting is held at Panera Bread on Transit Rd. in Lockport. EVERY TUESDAY 8:00PM Vintage The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-2636) Vintage College-Age Young Adults Ministry “Vintage” – the college-age/young adult group. Live music- Honest dialogueReal people. Join hundreds of other 18-20 something’s every Tuesday night at 8pm for the best night of your week! For more information contact Wes Aarum. EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 1:00pm Ruth Circle First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St., LKPT (433-5905) Ruth Circle is a group of golden age women who meet for study and companionship.

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TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 2:00-8:00pm Classic Guitar with Mir Ali Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton St., WLM (633-7800) EVERY WEDNESDAY 9:30-11:15am Mommy and Me Playgroup KNOX Presbyterian Church 2595 Elmwood Ave., KEN (873-2423) The Mommy & Me Playgroup is designed for moms and their children from birth through Pre School. They meet every Wednesday in the Family Life Center for stories, crafts, snacks, music and of course. For additional information call, E-Mail or visit the Knox Christian Web Site at: www. EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm Wednesday Family Night Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00-7:00pm King’s Kids Club –Ages 3 years to 5TH grade Emmanuel United Methodist 75 East Avenue, LKPT (433-2838) Focuses on the teachings of Bible stories: Inter-active lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks. EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:15-9:00pm MOVI The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-2636) November 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 9

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EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm Jesus & Me (JAM) Children’s Outreach First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St., LKPT (434-1783) JAM meets It begins with a meal, come hungry! JAM uses lively worship, Bible

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm AWANA Children’s Program Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., AMH (691-9456)

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Bible Study Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, KEN (876-4629) EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00-8:00pm New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Drive, KEN (877-1335 ) God Encounter EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00pm Zang’s Gang Bible Study Mt. Olive Lutheran

6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Zang’s Gang Bible Study, EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:30am Tea and Sharing EVERY 2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH - INVITATION TO ALL LADIES Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest) LKPT (433-9229) We extend a warm invitation to all the ladies of the community to attend their monthly “Tea and Sharing” time on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 am in the Parish Hall. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!! Please bring a friend and come join us for fellowship and celebration!! Christ Church is handicapped accessible!! EVERY WEDNESDAY Family Night Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-5774) AWANA Boys Brigade Ignite (Jr. High) Fusion (Sr. High) Bible Study

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events EVERY THURSDAY 5:30pm Church Night Out Randall Baptist Church 6301 Main St. WLM (634-9800) Pizza Dinner - $3 adults, $1 kids (reservations required)

EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm Divorce Care The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (631-2636) Divorce hurts! We’re not interested in the whys and how’s and what’s of your divorce, or to EVERY THURSDAY condemn or criticize. 6:15pm We’re interested in AWANA Children’s providing a forum where, Program in an environment of Kenmore Alliance Church accountability built 175 Bonnet Ave. KEN on unconditional (876-5570) acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and EVERY THURSDAY hope. www.thechapel. 6:30–8:15pm com/divorcecare AWANA Kids Club Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd., LKPT EVERY THURSDAY (625-9300) 7:00pm All kids are welcome! STEP ONE Join us for Games, Fun, Mt. Olive Lutheran and Biblical teachings Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge EVERY THURSDAY Rd., LKPT (434-8500) 7:00pm Join us for “Step One” MOSAIC- Singles -- a conversation about Ministry contemporary topics, The Chapel at Crosspoint refreshments and 500 Crosspoint Parkway, entertainment for all GTZVL (even kids!) in a casual (631-2636) environment The Chapel Singles Ministry provides EVERY FRIDAY 9:00am Weekly Radio Broadcast an environment that Zion Dominion Church encourages Christof God Centered living through 895 N Forest Rd., WLM Biblical teaching, (250-7040) fellowship, and service. We meet on Thursday Listen to our radio nights at 7:00pm. broadcast, every Friday at 9:00am on WUFO 1080AM mosaic

EVERY FRIDAY 10:00am Prayer Meting Mt. Olive Lutheran 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) EVERY FRIDAY 5:30PM Youth Group Amherst Sonrise Church –Nazarene 849 North French Rd., AMH (691-7795) EVERY FRIDAY 7:00pm AWANA Children’s Program New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Drive, TON (877-1335) Youth Service

november 2011 group gathering follows each luncheon. For more information, contact Skip Hartman at 716-6312636 x204. EVERY THIRD THURSDAY 11:30am Togetherness on Thursdays Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) Every Third Thursday followed by lunch at noon. Call Church for reservations at 4339229.

EVERY FRIDAY Prayer Meeting Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) Prayer Meeting at the Church EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Golden Eagles The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, GTZVL (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. This interaction is a luncheon event. Monthly luncheons are held the second Friday of every month in the Fireside Room at our Crosspoint location. A November 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 11

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EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Women in the World Bible Study Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., LKPT (434-8500) FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH! Habitat for Humanity First Presbyterian Church 149 Broad St., COT (692-1319) E-mail: church@ 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!

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TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS Clinton St. United Methodist Church Exodus Bible Study 50 North Adam St., LKPT (433-6227) CSUMC hosts a Disciple Bible Study Group, Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Thursdays at 2:00pm. The Pastor leads the class with the study of Exodus.

SATURDAY, NOV. 5th 10:00am - 6:00pm 81st Annual Donation Dinner & Bazaar Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main St. GAS (772-7802) Annual Donation Turkey Dinner and Bazaar Doors open at 10 am, Dinner service begins at 3:30pm. Eat in or take out. Covenant United Church of Christ-Gasport, NY 14067

FRIDAY, NOV. 4th 4:00-6:30PM Fish Fry St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT (693-0749) Fish or Shrimp dinner includes: coffee, tea (water and pop available), your choice of potatoes (German, baked, French

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november 2011 Free. A theme basket auction will be held during the Spaghetti Dinner. SUNDAY, NOV. 6th 10:00am “How to get your Family Saved” Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust St Ext., LKPT (417-1826) Lockport Christian Church, located at 5845 Locust St Ext, Lockport is having Rev. Larry Keefauver come to speak on ‘How to Get Your Family Saved’. Larry has written several books, including Lord, I Wish My Family Would Get Saved. He will speak November 6 at the 10:00am service. A love offering will be taken for him. For more information, contact Terri at 716-478-0500. SUNDAY, NOV. 6th 10:00am Coming Home Sunday! Payne Ave. Christian 1459 Payne Ave. NT COMING HOME SUNDAY! Payne Ave. Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda will be celebrating our new church home and our newly installed stained glass windows! On Sunday, November 6th at 10:00am. Come early for coffee and stay after for Chowder! Everyone is welcomed! SUNDAY, NOV. 6th 10:00- 2:00pm Rummage Sale Zion United Church of Christ

15 Koenig Circle TOT The Youth Group is having a Rummage Sale to raise money for the National Youth Event. To shop at the Rummage Sale, please visit Kuck Hall from 10am-2pm on Sunday, November 6th. SUNDAY, NOV. 6th 10:30am All Saints’ Day Observance Faith United Presbyterian 3150 Elmwood Ave. KEN (875-9550) The congregation of Faith United Presbyterian Church will remember and honor members and relatives and friends of members who died this past year. The worship service at Faith Church is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited. TUESDAY, NOV. 8th 6:00am - Polls Close Biggest Bake Sale Holy Ghost Lutheran 6630 Luther St. WHT (731-3030) Join us ion Election Day for the Biggest Bake Sale! Three districts plus the general public are invited to shop as hundreds of home made products will be available. Bake ale is being held inside the school building. TUESDAY, NOV. 8th 4:00pm-6:30pm Election Day Ham Dinner & Holiday/ Gift Boutique St. John Lutheran Church Ward Rd. & Niagara Falls Blvd., NT (693-5725) TICKET DONATION: Adults:

$9.00, Children under 12: $5.00, Children under 5: Free. FOR TICKETS CALL: 693-5725 OR 693-9677. Take Outs are Available WEDNESDAY, NOV 9th 7:00pm Replace our Dossal Curtain Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) On November 9th “Replace our Dossal Curtain” fundraiser to be presented by Avon Products. Becky Johnson will demonstrate Avon products on a volunteer. There will be coffee and goodies served. Please plan to join us at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 9th for a fun evening. For any questions please call the church at 433-9229.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12th Doors open at 4:00pm Meat Raffle Faith United Methodist Church 3150 Elmwood Ave. KEN (875-9550) Admission: $4.00 per person, includes sandwiches and pop. ~ Meats supplied by Dash Markets ~ SATURDAY, NOV. 12th 10:00am- 2:00pm Fall Rummage Sale Pendleton Center United Methodist Church 6864 Campbell Blvd. PEN (625-8306) SATURDAY, NOV. 12th 10:00am- 2:00pm Ministry Awareness Fair & Chiavetta’s Chicken Christian Academy of WNY

SATURDAY, NOV 12th 8:00am Christian Motorcycle Association Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St., TON (693-1199) Christian Motorcycle Association meets the second Saturday of every month. For information contact Dewayne Cummings 471-2403. SATURDAY, NOV. 12th 10:00am - NOON Chowder Sale Grace Lutheran Church 375 Payne Ave. (693-2420)

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for our area’s neediest. Christian Academy will be selling homemade baked goods as well as area favorite Chiavetta’s chicken dinners during the event. This is a FREE event. For more information contact Cara Hacker at 381-4571 or breezewood689@yahoo. com. SATURDAY, NOV. 12th 3:00pm - 7:00pm Spaghetti Dinner Grove Street Church 85 Grove Street, COT (695-3169) Grove Street Christian Church’s Spaghetti Dinner by Rosina will feature a free Disney movie with dinner. Cost: $8.50, children 5-12 $4.00, children under 5 are free. Dinner includes spaghetti, sauce & meatballs, bread & butter, salad, dessert & drink. To order tickets call Marian 695-3169 or Grace 861-6346 before Sunday, Nov. 6th. SATURDAY, NOV. 19th 10:00- 3:00pm Fall Bazaar Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr., NF (283-1843) Join us for a chowder lunch and bazaar. SATURDAY, NOV. 19th 10:00am -3 :00pm Craft Show & Bazaar Paul Lutheran Church & Pre-School 253 Old Falls Blvd. NT

(692-3255) Women of St Paul Invites you to our 18th annual Craft Show, Bazaar and Trash ‘n Treasures, November 19, 2011, 10:00 am-3:00pm. GoodFood Lunch served at 11:00am .

Mount Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd. LKPT (434-8500) * Midweek Advent services begin Wednesday, November 30th, 7pm (with a light supper at 6pm)

SATURDAY, NOV. 19th 10:00am - 4:00pm Craft Show @ St. Johnsburg Firehall Sponsored by St. Peter’s UCC 7165 Ward Rd. NT (693-0749) Join us and many crafters at St. Johnsburg Firehall on Ward Rd.! There will be food and raffles available!

THURSDAY, NOV.24th 10:00am Thanksgiving Day Service St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church 2368 Eggert Rd. TOT (831-1777) Thanksgiving Day service @ 10:00 with Holy Communion

SUNDAY, NOV. 20th 10:30am Recognition of Community Leaders Faith United Presbyterian Church 3150 Elmwood Ave. KEN (875-9550) The public is invited to join the congregation of Faith United Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 20th, at 10:30 a.m. During the worship service community leaders will be acknowledged and thanked for their efforts on behalf of residents. The church is located at 3150 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore. WEDNESDAY, NOV 23rd 7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service

SATURDAY, NOV. 26th 1:00-3:00pm Meet & Greet and Author Amazing Grazing Store (in the Transit Casey Plaza) 9372 Transit Rd. AMH (932-7103) Meet local, now nationally renowned artist James Halloran. James will be autographing prints of his “Forever Santa” portrait. SATURDAY, December 3rd 9:00am - 3:00pm Annual Craft Show and Wreath Sale Harris Hill United Methodist 8495 Main St. WLM (632-4688) A variety of craft vendors, fresh wreaths and poinsettias, theme baskets. Dutch kitchen featuring homemade soup and baked goods.

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River of Life Church: Beginning to flow again I sat down recently with the Assistant Pastor of the River of Life Church, “Spike” Robert G. “Spike” Henry to discuss the new happenings and the history of the church. The building itself has been in existence for over 100 years. Initial land was donated to the church from Allan Herschell and there has always been a church at the property. Homer Cooper helped to build the original church. There has been over 12 churches on the property since its inception.

group and they are currently on a lecture series on King David. The vision of God Shop is a “A time when God can work”. Everyone is invited to attend, call the church for more information. Current services are Sundays at 11:00am.

In 1998, Pastor D.B Adams started River of Life Church in 1998, with procurement of the church from Fair Havens Christian Church. The current River of Life church has had Pastor James Dilbeck as it leader, since 2004. The current denomination of the Church is the Church of God- Cleveland, TN. Pastor James wife lost a battle after a courageous fight with an illness and Pastor James has decided to step down. The Bishops of the Church of God does not endorse the closing of churches, so the church will continue . As a result, the new Pastor that will begin at he end of the month will be Bishop Pythias Chabala. Bishop Chabala is in the process of moving from Arizona and will join the church, once established. The current ministries include “God Shop”, on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-810. Assistant Pastor Henry leads the

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The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?” He said, “Sure”. He walked over to the car, and in less than one minute the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.”

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A Healing Moment Samaritan Counseling Center Providing Professional Counseling With a faith-Oriented Context

by Penny Mckenna Samaritan Counseling Center Is communicating among loved ones in your family a problem? Are you having difficulty adjusting to a time of change in your life? Are you having marital difficulties? Are you dealing with loss through divorce, unemployment, empty-nesting, illness, bereavement or current or past traumas? Do you feel lost, alone or unsupported? Are you anxious or depressed? Do you struggle with your faith? Today’s world has become increasingly complex. Dealing with these pressures can be overwhelming to any of us at one time or another. Often, we aren’t sure whether counseling is needed, or if it is, how to find just the right fit. We can help. Samaritan Counseling Center responds to these needs by offering a unique environment for personal discovery, healing and growth. At Samaritan, we believe that working with the whole person leads to the most lasting change. Our counseling endeavors to integrate the emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual aspects of our clients. Yet, it is in the spiritual component that we stand out from other counseling choices in Western New York. We take faith and spirituality seriously believing that many people bring with them, a wealth of individual spiritual experiences or ideas which can be tapped and used to great advantage, as we deal with real-life issues and emotional pain. The bedrock of our counseling is a deep respect for the individual’s story. We want to hear it and listen with acceptance. Therefore, we do not insert individual or collective values into the process, rather we create an open space in which healing and transformation can take place. Our view regarding spirituality is ecumenical and we are mindful that some people come to counseling not wanting to employ a faith story into their process and we are comfortable with that also. At Samaritan, the client takes the lead. Our service is flexible and client centered in a number of areas. The Samaritan Center clinical team offers a broad range of experience and training. Many of our counselors are certified members of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselors as well as Licensed Clinical Social Workers. We also have residents and interns

from local universities and colleges. This wide range of counseling and spiritual expertise allows us to provide counseling matched to the client’s focus and to those whose limited income has kept them from accessing quality care. Most insurance providers are accepted as payment, and when finances are an issue, our fees can be set on a sliding scale based on income and circumstance, making us an affordable counseling choice. We can see you at thirteen different locations throughout Western New York. In addition to the private counseling of individuals, couples and families, the Samaritan ministry extends its’ expertise to pastoral work within congregations through Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). CPE teaches pastoral care, pastoral leadership and systems theory for clergy and lay ministers in the church. Clergy and lay ministers strengthen pastoral and leadership skills, creatively addressing tension and conflict in the church. The program focus is on in-depth systemic change that reduces congregational anxiety and addresses long term church issues. Participants use their current experiences in the church as clinical material and learn to apply family of origin patterns of relating to congregational dynamics using Bowen System theory, as applied to church leadership by Dr. Edwin Friedman. CPE will provide a comprehensive and transformative framework for growth and change within each church family. Another way that Samaritan provides outreach to the community is through the Stephen Ministry. Stephen ministers are lay caregivers providing ongoing , one-to-one Christian care to the terminally ill, bereaved, hospitalized,

divorced, unemployed and those facing any crisis in life. A Stephen Minister will walk with those wanting spiritual company through a tough time in life. Samaritan provides complete training, consultation and ongoing support to these dedicated people. There is also open cross-referral opportunities between Samaritan Counseling Center and Stephen Ministers should it be needed, allowing for the additional fine-tuning of each client’s Samaritan experience. Samaritan Counseling Center, through vital partnerships with local clergy, congregations and the community–at-large, strives to offer a unique integration of high-quality psychotherapeutic and educational services which promote hope, healing and restored wholeness, accessible to all who need it. Watch for future Samaritan articles on counseling to the military and their families and our newest counseling services to be offered to teens, families and individuals in Angola NY. And…look for our monthly column, “A Healing Moment” here in the CCC Bulletin.

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Simply Put!!!

Answer to Senior Citizens’ Requests! Kim M. Tomaszewski, educator and founder of The Net Cracker, announces book signings in Western New York in November. Tomaszewski has published a book entitled Simply Put!!! A Guide to Basic Computer Skills for Senior Citizens. This simply written step-by-step guide was written at the request of Tomaszewski’s students. Simply Put!!!, written in everyday language, begins with “Here’s the ON button” and teaches the reader how to search the Internet, use email, open/ save/organize photos, and customize a computer for ease of use for seniors. Tomaszewski wrote this guide after discussions with her students about their frustration in reading books that are filled with technical jargon, language that is foreign to them. The Net Cracker, LLC, was formed in August, 2010, by Kim M. Tomaszewski, a former public school teacher who started the business in an effort to help senior citizens connect to the digital world. The Net Cracker provides private and group lessons in senior living communities and senior centers throughout Western New York taking laptops and Internet connection to various sites for the convenience of the students. Class size is limited to five students to ensure one-on-one teaching. To contact Ms. Tomaszewski at The Net Cracker, call 716-531-0494 or email Book signings: Tuesday, November 15 10-12 Islandview Senior Apartments 2136 Baseline Road, Grand Island Tuesday, November 22 10-12 John Duke Center 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls Monday, November 21 10-12 Maplewood Commons 151 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga

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The Lesson of the Cocoon A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been; we could never fly.

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Center Road Baptist Church The Center Road Christian Academy 412 Center Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 675-6545 academy.html 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 (716) 693-9204 www.

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. Holy Ghost Holy Ghost Lutheran School Pre-K - 8th Grade 6630 Luther Street Wheatfield, NY 14304 (716) 731-3030 New Life Christian Center New Life Christian School Pre-School 3&4 year olds K-8 80 Luksin Drive Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 694-0071 www. Pendleton Center UMC Genesis Children’s Program Pre-School 3, 4 & 5 year olds 6864 Campbell Boulevard (at Bear Ridge Road) North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 625-8306 •

First Presbyterian Church Happy Times Preschool 18 months to 12 years 21 Church Street Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4987 November 2011 — CCC Bulletin — 21

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

St. Peter’s Lutheran Christian Day School Pre-K - 8th Grade 61868 Walmore Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132 (716) 731-4422 Trinity Lutheran Church Trinity Christian School 146 Reserve Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 3 (716) 674-5353

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church St. Mark’s Preschool Pre-K, Ages 3-4 1135 Oliver Street N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 693-3715 St. Matthew Lutheran St. Matthews School K-8 875 Eggert Drive N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-6862 St. Paul Lutheran St. Paul Preschool Pre-K, Ages 3-4 453 Old Falls Boulevard, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 692-3255 22 — CCC Bulletin — November 2011

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Benefits of a Christian Higher Education College-bound students must take into account an amazing array of details as they finally decide where to enroll. For the Christian student, an additional characteristic should be considered—compatibility with his or her beliefs and lifestyle. My experience as a Christian college graduate and as the father of children who attend a Christian university suggests some benefits you should consider. Relationships are an important part of any educational experience. Students away from home for the first time will find relational aspects of their education even more crucial. A Christian school is uniquely equipped to provide positive relationships for its students. For one thing, most Christian schools are smaller. The largest may be only one tenth the size of a state’s public university. A smaller student body allows for better attention from the school’s faculty and administration. Size and the tendency of believers to watch out for one another can provide encouragement as well as accountability to a young person facing new challenges and opportunities. Certainly, a state school is interested in encouraging students, but a school with a Christian mission statement will be better equipped to meet these needs. In addition to relationships, a Christian university or college will normally provide an atmosphere more familiar to Christian students. A non-Christian campus, especially a large one, can be quite a shock to incoming freshmen. The more wholesome environment on a Christian campus

can provide just as many opportunities without all the distractions and stress. This is not to say that believers should be shut away from the world or be afraid of their neighbors. Higher education is an important job, and some students can find the flash and noise of a big college town detrimental to a good education. A final benefit of Christian higher education is perhaps the most significant. The quality of a Christian college experience is higher than any other. Christian educators have an additional motivation to do their work with excellence—the call of Christ on their lives to do just that (I Cor. 10:31, Col. 3:17). Quality may also be enhanced by the emphasis on subjects and teaching deemed by God to be of first importance. A biblical focus will inform the manner, content, and even the scope of an educational experience, and Christian schools may be less influenced by cultural (or educational) fads. A Christian college or university should also teach from a biblical worldview. Ultimately, there is little point in attending a school that calls itself “Christian” if it does not approach all truth as being from God. This is a potential strength as well as a challenge to Christian schools. A biblical worldview will see God as the source of truth in mathematics, science, history, and all other disciplines. Christians believe that God not only made all things, but also knows them intimately. Therefore, His lordship over our studies is not limited to biblical studies. Not all students have the same needs, not even all

Christian students. For many, though, a solid Christian college or university will be the right choice. A Christian school can provide a positive educational experience and a strong biblical foundation for all the things God will call upon them to do in the years that follow. About the Author This article was written by Gary Ledbetter Gary Ledbetter serves as the communications director for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, located in Grapevine, Texas. Gary is a 1978 graduate of the Criswell College, and he and his wife, Tammi, have three children.

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

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