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March 2013

FEATURES

Cover Story

Get To Know

Financial Matters

Places of Worship

Community Events On Health

News & Happenings

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Thoughtful Minute

The Watchman’s Academy Church Security Consulting and Training

By Kathy Reandeau

It’s unsettling to write about the need for church security, but hopeful to note The Watchman’s Academy can help prepare churches for increased danger. Unfortunately, violent and non-violent crime in churches has risen steadily over the past several years. At a church shooting outside Milwaukee, a gunman fired 22 bullets in less than a minute, reloading in the process. Six people were killed, four were wounded. In September a gunman killed his wife at their Florida home then burst through the door of a nearby church, wounding a pastor and associate pastor. From 1999 to 2010 deadly force incidents in churches increased 1080%. 2011 was the third year in a row with triple digit incidents of church violence; in 2004 only four incidents were reported. Since August 2010 there have been 25 reported cases of rape, suicide, Taser

attacks, and assaults on pastors. We may think violence stops outside the sanctuary doors but divorce rates among church attendees continue to increase, bringing the potential of domestic violence and custody disputes inside the church. Steve Padin, founder of The Watchman’s Academy, told me the pastor at his own church recently received a threatening e-mail from a parishioner’s estranged husband. Many churches now have a nursery or child care facility, which can also lead to incidents. Churches are seen as traditionally

“easy” targets for thieves and con artists. In 2010 property losses in churches were estimated at $24 million due to break-ins, thefts, purse snatchings and vandalism. This Christmas thieves hit the Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, stealing an estimated $25,000. Steve founded The Watchman’s Academy in 2010 to help churches proactively look after their flocks. The name comes from Ezekiel 33:7, “I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel.” He is a retired 25 year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department with extensive experience training police and military units throughout the world. He first thought about church security when a local church called the Police Department asking for a security assessment. He has been a part-time missionary since 2003 with Mission Mobilization International, retired law and military Continued on page 4

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Get to know . . .

Twin Cities Community Outreach (TCCO) Twin Cities Community Outreach (TCCO) is a “three in one “ organization. TCCO serves both the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda. Friends of TCCO pronounce its acronym as “taco”. Founded in 1984 TCCO brought together the North Tonawanda Interchurch Food Pantry, NT Clothes Closet, and North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels in one place. The TCCO building at 100 Ridge Road, North Tonawanda is owned by the non-profit agency. The maintenance and utilities for the groups are paid by TCCO. Without TCCO, the three agencies would not be able to operate. In 1991, the former Twin Cities Ice Rink building at 100 Ridge Road, North Tonawanda became available. After a year of hard work, the building was cleaned and renovated enough to be habitable for the three agencies. Because only part of the 63,000 square foot building was used by the three agencies, the unused half has since been turned into a bus garage and repair shop for the North Tonawanda city schools. With the School District’s help, other renovations were accomplished to further complete the new facilities. Offices, work and storage areas, restrooms and various other necessary repairs made the facilities comfortable, warm and clean. Funding for TCCO comes from both communities.

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Support comes from individual donations, business gifts, TCCO remains the “umbrella agency” for the three nonhelp from corporations, churches, clubs, civic groups, and profit groups today. other organizations which provide financial assistance. For further information TCCO will be holding their fourth annual “Basket Please contact: Roberta Seekins Bonanza” on Sunday, October 7 at Sikora Post American Contact phone numbers: Legion Hall, 950 Payne Avenue, in North Tonawanda. Sale 693-6010 (TCCO Office 10 am - 1:00 pm) of tickets and previewing of the baskets will be from noon 693-9726 (home-- evening) to 3:00 pm. Drawings begin at 3:00 PM. You need not be present to win Proceeds from this theme tray auction will benefit TCCO and its three agencies. If you or your company would like to donate gift certificates, merchandise, basket items, or make monetary donations contact Bobbe Seekins (692-9726) or Linda Finiki (692-1191) or contact the TCCO office (693-6010). Members of the TCCO Board of Directors presently include: Barry Donner, Barbara Elbers, Linda Finiki, Bill Giambelluca, Cathy Kern, Rebecca Lennox, and Joyce Santiago. Officers of the Board are : William Welch (President), Daniel Brick (Vice President), Roseann Lureman (Secretary), and Roberta Seekins (Treasurer).


Financial Matter$ Rebuilding after Financial Transition

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

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

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

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The Watchman’s Academy Continued from page 1 professionals who use their skills to reach authorities and peacekeepers for Christ in countries around the world. They use the skills of team members to provide tactical training to these men and women while spreading the Gospel message. The group also offers practical seminars such as dealing with stress, successful family principles, leadership, and ethics. Steve has been to Panama, Costa Rica, Columbia, Mexico and Peru and was searching for ways to raise money to support his efforts. The Watchman’s Academy is his way of providing a needed service and also raising money for his mission work. When making churches aware of potential security threats, Steve stresses the “Three Ps” - prevention, preparation and persistence. The main goal is prevention by taking measures to lessen the chances of an incident. If an incident should occur, the church needs to be prepared to respond appropriately and attempt to stop the situation from escalating. The third key is to remain persistent about prevention and preparedness, and not get lulled into a false sense of security. Security training does not always mean getting physically involved when intervening in a situation. It is being able to spot a potential problem, handle it with good verbal tact and contact the appropriate person to take it from there. He brings security into perspective for churches, being low-key, yet training them to be proactive in questionable circumstances. He believes that churches which are not prepared expose themselves to even more danger if they are caught by surprise and somebody who is intent on violence is left free to do harm. Some places of worship might be reluctant, thinking that having security might not seem “welcoming.” Steve’s response is that having police cruisers, news cameras and a coroner’s van outside your church is a lot less welcoming than having a few people paying attention to their surroundings. When Steve consults with a church, he first performs a perimeter search, working from the outside in to assess potential dangers. Then he helps to establish church security rules and select a security ministry leader (not

the pastor). He works with the leader to select and set up EE Teams (Eyes and Ears). Team members should have spiritual maturity, good judgment, and humility as they need to be compassionate yet assertive in the task at hand. Background checks need to be performed. Steve uses scenario-based training to help the teams recognize suspicious behavior and respond appropriately. Security teams should be stationed strategically in the parking lot, foyer, sanctuary and other meeting areas. The initial source of protection begins in the parking lot to prevent suspicious individuals from gaining access to numerous potential victims. In the sanctuary Steve identifies strategic areas to station security personnel without being distractions to worship. He does not recommend they sit in the pulpit as this is not likely to be where danger originates, and security ministers need to spot and respond quickly to suspicious activity. If a situation has not escalated, two trained people might approach the suspect and try to start a conversation to defuse the situation. If necessary, security personnel are trained in how to control a suspect through “pain compliance.” Steve cited a number of Biblical references to the need to stand guard and protect those that gather in the church. When training churches and making them aware of potential security threats, he works to instill preventive measures that lessen the chances of an incident. The Watchman’s Academy is available as a security consultant and training service for individual churches, or Steve is willing to conduct a group seminar on church security. He also has a manual, “Security Guide For Churches,” that is available by contacting him through the website..

The Watchman’s Academy Steve Padin 716-961-8846

www.thewatchmansacademy.com info@thewatchmansacademy.com

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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 www.stbartston.org 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.

ALLIANCE CHURCHES

Kenmore Alliance 175 Bonnet Ave., TOT www.kenmorealliance.com 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 www.lockportalliance.org 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 www.niagaraalliance.com Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Life Hour (Sunday School) Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday: 7-8 p.m. Prayer Meeting

APOSTOLIC

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 ofgod.org Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAPTIST CHURCHES

First Baptist Church — Lockport 140 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 434-1783 www.fbclockport.com 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 www.firstbaptistofwilson.com Pastor Stephen Hay Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave., LKPT (716) 433-1611 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Bible Study Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Pastor Jon Longwell (716) 836-1525 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.

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

Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT www.lighthousebaptistnt.com 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 www.randallchurch.org Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Bible School Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Worship Service Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study: 9:30 a.m. United Baptist-Christian Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 www.ubcclewiston.org Pastor Bette Bond Sunday: 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

CHRISTIAN

Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy, AMH (716) 689-9832 amherstalliancechurch.org 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 www.faithtablockport.com 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 ww.gbcnewfane.com Pastor Tom Martin Hartland Bible Church 8110 West Ave., Gasport (716) 772-6115 www.hartlandbible.com 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 www.lockportcc.org 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 www.niagarafrontierbible.com 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 www.thechapel.com Pastor Jerry Gillis Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. The Chapel at Lockport 1 East Ave. (716) 250-5004 www.thechapel.com Sunday: 10:00 a.m. at the Palace Theater United Baptist-Christian Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 www.ubcclewiston.org 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 www.vcclockport.com Pastor Ron Friedersdorf Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Wheatfield Community Church Meadowbrook Square Plaza 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.

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

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ)

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF GOD

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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CHURCH of the NAZARENE

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

CONGREGATIONAL

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

EPISCOPAL

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 www.calvaryepiscopal.net Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (716) 433-9229 www.christlkpt.org 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 www.adventkenmore.org Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 433-2878 www.gracelkpt.org Rev. Cannon Carolyn Lumbard Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.

St John’s Episcopal Church 431 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6109 www.stjohnswilson.com Rev’d Dr. Judith Lee Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Thursday: 11:00 a.m. St John’s Episcopal ChurchYoungstown 110 Chestnut St., YNG www.stjohnsyoungstown.org Rev. Ellen L. Brauza Sunday: 8:00 a.m.;10:00 a.m. St Martin-Fields Episcopal 2587 Baseline Rd., GI www.stmartinsgi.org (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 www.saintpaulslewiston.com 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 www.stpaulsharrishill.org 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 www.ststephensnf.org Rev. Canon Isaac Ihiasota, Ph.D. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN

Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

LUTHERAN

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 amherstlutheranchurch.org Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Live Jazz Worship Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT (716) 832-5720 www.augustana.bfn.org Pastor Troy Mulvaine Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH (716) 835-7567 www.lutheranrose.org 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 www.firsttrinity.com Rev. Charles Whited Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr. NF (716) 283-1843 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT Sunday: 10:15 Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:15 a.m. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 6630 Luther St., NF (716) 731-3030 SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 7147 Ridge Rd., LKPT Rev. Kenneth Craig (716) 434-0521 Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church 915 Oneida St., LEW (716) 754-4944 Rev. Thomas Mason Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd. LKPT (716) 434-8500 Rev. James Zang Sunday: 8:30 a.m.- Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m.— Blended Worship Holy Communion weeks 1 & 3rd Weeks


Places of Worship

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

St James Evangelical Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-4057 www.stjamesberg.org 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 www.saintjohnsws.org 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 www.stmarknt.org 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 www.stpaulswilliamsville.org Rev. Timothy Madsen Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 692-3255 www.stpaulnt.com 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 www.sttimothygrandisland.org Rev. Dean Hunneshagen Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH (716) 688-9245 www.trinityontransit.org 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

METHODIST

Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT (716) 836-8722 Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Bible Fellowship Church 1136 Baseline Rd., GI (716) 773-3748 www.Bfcgi.Org Pastor Calvin VanderMey Clinton St. United Methodist 50 N Adam. St., COT (716) 433-6227 Pastor Cheryl Brown Thursday: 2 p.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday: 11:15 a.m. Sunday school and Junior church held during main service Covenant United Methodist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Places of Worship Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Tonawanda Free Methodist 207 Grove St, COT (716) 693-1199 • www.tfmc.info Pastor Don Mohr Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Monday: 7:00 p.m. — Biker Church Trinity Church of Grand Island 2100 Whitehaven Rd., GI www.gitumc.org 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 www.williamsvilleumc.org Rev. Rich Neal Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m .

ORTHODOX

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

PENTECOSTAL

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 www.harborlightsfellowship.org 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 www.ziondominion.org 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.

PRESBYTERIAN

Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH (716) 633-4656 www.amherstpreschurch.org 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)

(716) 433-5905 www.lockport1stpres.org 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 www.youngstownpres.org 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

Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT (716) 834-3534 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

Second Presbyterian Church 71 Van Buren St., LKPT (716) 434-2105 Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

Deerhurst Presbyterian 257 Deerhurst Park Blvd, TOT (716) 875-1962 www.deerhurstchurch.org Rev. Steven E. Jelensperger Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

Wrights Corner Presbyterian Church 6515 Ridge Rd. (716) 434-7752 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 www.firstpreslewiston.org Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church Lockport 21 Church St., LKPT

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Kenmore Presbyterian 2771 Delaware Ave, KEN (716) 875-7600 www.kenpres.org Rev. Howard Boswell Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.— Youth Service Knox Presbyterian 2595 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 873-2423 www.knoxchurchbuffalo.com 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

UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST

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

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

Lockport United Church of Christ 98 East Ave., LKPT (716) 433-2545 Rev. Stephen Hall Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Calvary Bible Church 445 Delaware, COT (716) 692-6450 Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 7:00 p.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 www.stpetersnt.org 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 www.st-petersucc.org Rev. Hope Harle-Mould Sunday: 10:00 a.m. St Stephen United Church of Christ 8520 Tonawanda Creek Road, EAST AMH • (716) 741-3481 www.clarenceucc.com 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.

OTHERS

Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT (716) 693-6990 www.bethesdafullgospel.org Pastor Sam Ciffa Sunday: 10:00 a.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 www.oasisoutreach.com Sunday: 4:00 p.m. Salvation Army- LaSalle 7018 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-7697 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Salvation Army- Tonawanda 46 Broad St, COT Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Salvation Meeting: 7:00 p.m. True Word Anointed Ministry of Jesus Christ 600 Oliver St., NT Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. — Bible Study Vanguard Christian Church 75 17th Avenue, NT (716) 694-7816 Pastor Alan Valentine Sunday: 11 a.m. Friday: 6:30 p.m. — Youth Service


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KENMORE HOUSING AUTHORITY 657 Colvin Blvd., Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 874-6000 • Fax 871-9094 Stephen V. Stone Executive Director

March 2013

FISH FRY & FELLOWSHIP FRIDAY MARCH 1ST 4:30-7:00pm Harris Hill United Methodist Church 8495 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 (632-4688) harrishillumc.org Krolick’s Bar-B-Q Fish Fry or Chicken Fritter Dinner, $10. Eat in or take out. Battered Haddock or Chicken Fritter, 2 sides: Cole Slaw and your choice of French Fries or Macaroni Salad. FISH FRY FRIDAY MARCH 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 4:00-6:30 St. Peter’s UCC 1208 Oliver St., NT (693-0749) Fish or Shrimp dinner includes: coffee, tea (water and pop available), your choice of potatoes (German, baked, French fries) and your choice of homemade pies TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE, call 693-0749 FISH FRY FRIDAY MARCH 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 4:00-7:00 Pendleton Center UMC 6864 Campbell Blvd., NT (625-8306) Haddock, Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, Sample Platters and Children’s Dinners will be available. Dinners include: French Fries or potato salad, applesauce or coleslaw, rolls & beverage. (Our fried dinners contain no trans fat!) For takeouts, phone 625-8306

North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Concordia College-New York is a college of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in Bronxville, New York just 30 minutes north of New York City.  The Tour Choir has been touring to domestically and internationally for more than 50 years. This choir’s tour program will feature a wide variety of music from the Lutheran choral tradition to gospel, folk and new music.  Some of the highlights this yer will be Paul Man’s E’en So Lord, Quickly Come, William Billing’s Easter Anthem, and Larry Fleming’s Every Time I Think About Jesus.  This year’s concert will also feature the Concordia Chamber Choir. The Tour Choir is made up of students from a wide variety of majors from across the college community, including Biology, Nursing, Music, and Education.  Dr. Jason Thoms, Director of Choral Activities at Concordia College, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and a former member of the worldrenowned St. Olaf Choir.  He is also a professional chorister with a number of the country’s finest ensembles, including Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists  and the Collegiate Chorale.  Dr. Thoms states that the goal of the Tour Choir is to “perform beautiful and challenging music with a strong message of faith and hope, and travel to communities around the US sharing this message with schools and congregations.”

Krolick’s Fish Fry FRIDAY, MARCH 8th 4:00 - 6:30pm Payne Ave Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave NT (260-1217) Women, Money, & Power Workshops Payne Ave Christian Church will be holding their Monday march 4TH 6:5-8:00PM Annual Krolick’s Famous Fish Fry on Friday Christ United Methodist Church March 2nd from 4 to 6:30pm.  Dinners will include 350 Saratoga Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 (839-2460) coleslaw, potato salad, roll w/ butter, a dessert and www.ChristChurchAmherst.org drink all for $10.  For presale tickets please call Do you feel certain about your financial future? Andy 260-1217, or purchase at the door.  Dinners Wondering where to start or where to go from here? will be available as take out or dine in. We are YOU’RE NOT ALONE! 90% of ALL women will located at 1459 Payne Ave. N. Tonawanda for tickets be solely responsible for their finances at some point call 260-1217. in their lives. FISH FRY & BASKET AUCTION Christ Church is partnering with Allaire Financial SATURDAY MARCH 9TH 3:00-7:00PM Strategies to help you understand who you are Grove Street Christian Church financially, take control of your financial future, 85 Grove St., Tonawanda, NY 14150 achieve financial goals, and BE PROACTIVE!  Chiavettas Chicken Barbeque and Theme Basket $10.00 registration fee can be paid at the door. Auction Saturday, March 9th from 3 to 7 pm at CONCORDIA COLLEGE-NEW YORK CHOIR Grove Street Christian Church, 85 Grove St., Tonawanda. Dinner tickets are $9 pre-sale or $10 at WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2013 @ 7 PM the door. For tickets or more information call Jen at St. John Lutheran Church 694-8944 or Denise at 692-4126. 6950 Ward Road

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March 2013

African Children’s Choir Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm Kenmore United Methodist Church 32 Landers Road (Corner of Delaware Rd and Landers) Kenmore, NY 14217 Come join the 40th African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community during their US Tour. The Choir will be performing at our church on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! Admission will be free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the Choir’s concert. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and rhythmic Gospel favorites. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation! In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining.

Pendleton Center UMC 6864 Campbell Blvd., NT (625-8306) Rain or Shine! Refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall after the event. Bunny Village for kids 2 and under. Prizes for everyone! ALL Welcome!

The free-will offering will help support the Music for Life Institute. The African Children’s Choir has been Music for Life’s major international program during its 28-year history. Music for Life Institute (MFLI) has relief and development programs in seven African countries. MFL has currently educated over 52,000 children and hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by Music for Life Institute’s international relief and development programs. If you have any questions please call: 716-875-5091 We’re looking forward to seeing you at this inspirational performance!

New Young Adult Bible Study EVERY SUNDAY 7:30-9:00pm North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd, Williamsville (632-1330) Are you 18-30s looking to meet other young adults at North Church? Please join us for a Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments on Sundays from 7:309pm at Peter & Tara Martin’s home in Eggertsville. Questions? Email Tara at tara.wyckoff@gmail.com.

Community Easter Egg Hunt SATURDAY, March 30th 10:30am

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!

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: www.covenantyouth.org. Scott Brauer is the leader along with many of the parents. Anointing & Prayers for Healing EVERY THIRD SUNDAY 8:00am & 10:00am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., Lockport (433-9229) Prayer & Bible Study EVERY MONDAY 10:01 AM Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport (433-9229)

Youth Fellowship EVERY SUNDAY 6:00-7:30pm Kenmore Presbyterian 295 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore (875-7600)

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

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OMMUNITY YOUTH GROUP MEETINGS EVERY MONDAY 6:00pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) (Any student grades 7-12 are welcome!). Mondays 6:00pm beginning September 12th YOUTH GROUP EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668) www.bethel-nab.org Middle school and High School Students gather for a time of recreation (games), discipleship (bible study), and praise worship. All are invited to attend. 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. 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! 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 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

MARCH 2013

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 www.stbartston.org 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. www.generationnextyg.com Juniors meet from 7:00pm till 8:30pm Seniors meet from 6:30pm till 8:30pm FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy., AMH (689-9832) EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:00-7:00pm King’s Kids Club –Ages 3 years to 5TH grade Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Avenue, Lockport (433-2838) Focuses on the teachings of Bible stories: Interactive lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks. MOVI EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:15-9:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) The MOVI movement gathers every Wednesday night in the Crosspoint Theatre, at the Crosspoint campus, from 6:15-9:00pm. Teens should expect that every Wednesday when they leave they are equipped and encouraged for the weeks journey ahead. This will happen through music, small groups, and discussions from the bible and more. CHILDRENS PROGRAM EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668) www.bethel-nab.org 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)

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OMMUNITY “Continuing to Care... since 1877” Traditional & Low Cost Funeral & Cremation Arrangements Pre-Need Arrangements, including Medicaid

(716)693-4481 hampfuneral.com 37 Adam Street Corner of Seymour Tonawanda, NY 14150

Spaghetti dinner EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY (Sept- May) 4:30-6:30pm New Covenant 345 McConkey Dr. Town of Tonawanda (877-9882) www.nctag.org Help support our food pantry! $7.00 adult & 3.50 child 4-12

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

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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.

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY Every Thursday 11:00am - NOON Payne Avenue Christian Church 1451 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda Come join us in our weekly Bible Study, every Thursday from 11am to noon and please feel free to bring a lunch. Bible Study EVERY THURSDAY NOON Clinton Street United Methodist Church 50 North Adam St., Lockport (433-6227) Thurs.  NOON (12:00 P. M.)  Bible Study with Pastor Cheryl Brown. Bring your lunch! Church Night Out EVERY THURSDAY 5:30pm Randall Baptist Church 6301 Main St. Williamsville (634-9800) Pizza Dinner - $3 adults, $1 kids (reservations required) AWANA Children’s Program EVERY THURSDAY 6:15pm Kenmore Alliance Church 175 Bonnet Ave. Kenmore (876-5570) AWANA Children’s Program AWANA Kids Club EVERY THURSDAY 6:30–8:15pm Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd., Lockport (625-9300) All kids are welcome! Join us for Games, Fun, and Biblical teachings

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OMMUNITY MOSIAC- 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. www.thechapel.com/mosaic DIVORCE CARE EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) Divorce hurts! We’re not interested in the whys and how’s and what’s of your divorce, or to condemn or criticize. We’re interested in providing a forum where, in an environment of accountability built on unconditional acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and hope. www.thechapel.com/divorcecare STEP ONE EVERY THURSDAY 6:30pm Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (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) TOGETHERNESS ON THURSDAYS EVERY THIRD THURSDAY 11:30am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest), LKPT (433-9229) Every Third Thursday is Togetherness on Thursday (TOT) at Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive in Lockport. Morning Prayer at 11:30 AM followed by lunch at noon. Call Church for reservations at 433-9229. WEEKLY RADIO BROADCAST EVERY FRIDAY 9:00am Zion Dominion Church of God 895 N Forest Rd., Williamsville (250-7040) Listen to our radio broadcast, every Friday at 9:00am on WUFO 1080AM PRAYER MEETING EVERY FRIDAY 10:00am Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) YOUTH GROUP EVERY FRIDAY 5:30PM Amherst Sonrise Church –Nazarene 849 North French Rd., Amherst (691-7795)

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At The Chapel we value our senior citizens and strive to provide open doors for fellowship and a growing sense of community by enjoying life together. These luncheons and gatherings provide an opportunity for fellowship, fun and food in a lighthearted atmosphere, enabling everyone to become acquainted. For more information, contact Skip Hartman at 716-631-2636 x204. VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW SATURDAYS EVERY SATURDAY 9:00am - 2:00pm Grace Lutheran Church 375 Payne Ave (corner of Robinson) North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Vendor/Craft Show Saturdays will feature vendors showcasing their products in and around the Church Memorial Hall coinciding with the NT City Market 9am-2. Second Saturday of each month the Church will continue to sell its famous hot chowder. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to charitable organizations. Tables available, contact Brian 716-523-0944. Free admission WOMEN IN THE WORLD BIBLE STUDY EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) CLOTHING CO-OP FIRST SATURDAY 9:00am - NOON

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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: church@firstprestona.org. Web address: www.firstprestona.org Our Church is continuing its active support of Habitat for Humanity by scheduling a series of workdays throughout the year. We have a Habitat Workday on the first Saturday of each month! The Habitat programs are so designed that anyone, with any skill level, can participate! Participants will meet at 8am in the Church parking lot to form carpools. Come and experience the fellowship, cooperation and feeling of accomplishment that one receives working with Habitat! Come, and bring a friend who’s looking to make a difference in the world!

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News & Hapenings African Children’s Choir Come join the 40th African Children’s Choir as they perform in our community during their US Tour. The Choir will be performing at our church on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm. Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! Admission will be free for all ages; a free-will offering will follow the Choir’s concert. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features wellloved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and rhythmic Gospel favorites. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation! In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and always wonderfully entertaining. The free-will offering will help support the Music for Life Institute. The African Children’s Choir has been Music for Life’s major international program during its 28-year history. Music for Life Institute (MFLI) has relief and development programs in seven African countries. MFL has currently educated over 52,000 children and hundreds of thousands of lives have been impacted by Music for Life Institute’s international relief and development programs.

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A Healing Moment “When We Really Need to Change” By Penny Mckenna MsEd, MA MHC.

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

with the same result or perhaps an even more deteriorated situation, we may feel demoralized and hopeless. It is at such a point in our own journey that we may be most open to the forces of faith and grace. In eastern spiritual traditions, the life path is seen as a bird with two wings, one is God’s grace, the other is our own self-effort. Without both wings working, the bird cannot fly. For us in a crisis, our two-winged bird may require a change in perspective, behavior or response along with the faith that God’s grace supports this. These changes can do much more to help us move past a difficult point where our old ways no longer serve us. But how do we arrive at this transformative change of perspective? How do we rise from the pains of our own crosses? Perhaps we have to pause, and look inside ourselves in some way for new answers. This can be particularly challenging work

when we are anxious and stressed yet it is absolutely necessary if change is to occur. To use a modern analogy, when we fly to a destination, the first thing the flight attendants tell us is that we must first put oxygen masks on ourselves if we are to have any chance to help our traveling companions in an emergency. One way give ourselves that same opportunity to breathe fresh air into a difficult situation or frame of mind is to find a counselor to walk with us for a while. The counselor who is a good fit for us listens deeply to our story and is able to function as a mirror for us. In viewing ourselves in this clear, caring yet objective mirror, personal transformation and change becomes a real possibility maybe for the first time in our life. Change is seldom easy and can yield unexpected outcomes. Yet, just as we welcome Spring with faith in the resurrection of the fresh, fragrant, mysterious beauty of God’s world, so can we feel assured that the same faith can carry us through our own trials stronger and ready to take the next step on our path. If it feels like a time in your life when working with a Samaritan Counselor will help you with that needed change in perspective, we can be contacted for an appointment at 716-743-9117. We are able to counsel you at a convenient location near your home or workplace.✢ March 2013 — Neighbor Link News — 17


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1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg beaten 4 granny smith apples,cored, peeled, diced (3 cups) 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 tsb vanilla

IRISH COFFEE CAKE 1/2 tsb baking powder 1/2 tsb baking soda 1/2 tsb salt 1/2 tsb cinnamon 1/2 tsb nutmeg 1 cup flour

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In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, apples, nuts and vanilla and stir well. Sift in dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake until the cake is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then unmold and serve hot or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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History Corner GREEK MANUSCRIPTS The New Testament’s focus is on Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus the Christ or Jesus, the son of God. Our knowledge about him comes from the written words of the Bible. Everyone agrees there are no original copies of the Bible. There is not a single Greek New Testament manuscript that everyone agrees upon. In some Bibles you will find foot notes about “other manuscripts read” There are over 5000 fragments of Greek of New Testament manuscripts, but very few are anywhere near complete and there is nothing from the 1st century. From the 2nd century there are only about 30 different New Testament papyrus fragments in libraries around the world. The oldest New Testament fragment is “P52,” P for papyrus, in the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England. It probably dates to around the year 120. It contains about 30 words from John 18 (shown). The largest fragments from the 3rd century date are the Papyrus Chester Beatty or P45, P46 and P47. They can be found at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland and at the University of Michigan. The Beatty Papyrus P45 contains Matthew chapters 20/21 and 25/26, portions of the Gospel of Mark chapters 4-9, 11-12, portions of the Gospel of Luke 6-7, 9-14, portions of the Gospel of John 4-5, 10-11, and portion of the Acts of the Apostles 4-17. P46 was written maybe 50 years earlier and contains Romans chapters 5-6, 8-15, all of Hebrews, Ephesians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, virtually all of 1–2 Corinthians and 1

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have been written about 400AD. Stephanus’ work became known as the “Textus Receptus” or “received text.” It is what the translators used for New Testament in the King James Bible in 1611. Today scholars have access to three complete or nearly complete Greek New Testaments that Erasmus, Stephanus, the Reformation theologians and the King James translators did not have. All three are codices (singular = codex). A codex is a book, as opposed to a scroll, these were made with parchment instead of papyrus. Codex Vaticanus (in the Vatican Library, hence its name) and Codex SInaiticus both date to the 4th Century, Sometimes 325-350 or 350-390, it depends on the scholar, but the agree on 4th century. Codex Alexandrinus, c.450, was not available to the Western church until 1627, 16 years after the King James translation. It was brought to England from Constantinople, but had originated in Alexandria Egypt. Codex Sinaiticus, it was discovered at St. Catherines Monastery in Sinai, by a young Biblical scholar Constantin Tischendorf of Saxony. He was on an expedition, funded by Tsar Alexander II of Russia in 1859, to look for ancient manuscripts unknown to western Bible scholars. . The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) and the English Standard Version (ESV) and the New International Version (NIV) are among some modern translations that make use of these older manuscripts of the New Testament.✢

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“Everything we draw turns to gold”

In summer; while venturing in Vermont’s vibrant valley, Where without a vivid vision we’d simply dilly-dally, While treasuring moments, though not keeping a tally, Of the days we’d dreamed of dining in the ship’s galley! Though many celebrated when farm markets would rally, Now as the future swiftly unfolds, revealing a surprise. With awe; the meaning of life blooms before our eyes. As age desires an explanation for the lows and the highs, Bravely; we went beyond the mountain to find what lies, On the other side; seeking for what makes a man wise! If life doesn’t leave much, when push comes to shove, Then this existence must be handled with a velvet glove! Especially when life is short; with people seeking love, Only those who surrender; find true love from up-above!

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