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Eyes of Faith Helps Others See God Clearly By Kathy Reandeau

Jim Schneider was a successful insurance underwriter who was looking for more of a purpose in his life. He and his wife, Amy, were happily ensconced in their family life in Sharon, Pennsylvania, but both still felt that something was missing. One night in bed Jim had a vision of starting an eyewear company that would somehow benefit people in third world countries. He excitedly woke his wife to share his news and she promptly told him to go back to sleep. Although Amy had spent time as an optician, Jim had no experience in this field, so she felt his idea was just a dream. But he felt he was being led by the hand of God and started exploring the idea in-depth. The very next day he booked a trip to a large eyewear show and was at Expo Vision in Las Vegas just a few days later. Of the 5000 brands on exhibit, there was nothing that represented faith, so Jim likes to say that the idea for Eyes of Faith was born in Sin City. He wanted to start a company that would provide a quality product, and yet still help disadvantaged people in some way. He eventually took a leap of faith, sold his interest in his insurance agency, and started Eyes of Faith. The literal vision for his company was to provide people with hope-inspired, designer eyewear and the ability to share the gift of sight. He developed a logo, set up a corporate

structure and philosophy, and found a factory partner in New York City. In another remarkable coincidence Jim had been looking for a Christian music festival to attend and found the “Night of Joy” at Disney World, when he came up with the idea to launch his brand there. He happened to be playing golf when he got a phone call from an insurance friend in Kansas City who hooked him up with the sponsor coordinators for the event. Everything fell into place and the Beauty and the Beast stage was transformed into the Eyes of Faith stage for an amazing two nights. Eyes of Faith creates fashionable eyewear and sunglasses for family members of all ages. Jim’s wife Amy eventually came on

board and is now Vice President of product development. She works to provide a medical device that still makes a style statement. They want to provide a quality frame that tastefully communicates faith. Current collections include the Eyes of Faith® house brand, Not of This World®, and the first line of eyewear from VeggieTales®. Coming this fall is a Women of Faith® design. Frames incorporate the Eyes of Faith logo (which includes a subtle cross), branding from a licensed company known for its faithbased values, or cherished symbols such as the cross, stained glass, or ichthys fish. Some now include a scripture verse on the inside temple. Jim’s feeling is that he wants his faith to be on your face, not in your face. The frames are available at independent eye care Continued on page 4

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Get to know . . . Get Tickets Now for Buffalo’s Hottest Fiesta– The Summer Affair A benefit for Hospice Buffalo

Ingram Micro presents this summer’s hottest fiesta, the Summer Affair, Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at AcQua along the Buffalo waterfront at 2192 Niagara St. The annual event benefits Hospice Buffalo, Inc. Guests at the Summer Affair will enjoy drinks, dinner and dessert station, theme package auctions plus a live performance by Hit N Run, Western New York’s premiere party band. Hit N Run has opened for such national acts as The Kinks, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Summer Affair tickets are $50 per person and are available to purchase at Hospice Buffalo’s secure website, or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090. In addition, drawings will be held for a $300 shopping spree at the Walden Galleria Mall and an Apple i-pad. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at HospiceSummerAffair. com. The 21 and over event is casual attire. In addition to Ingram Micro, additional sponsors include

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The Buffalo News, Rural/Metro Medical Services, the Buffalo Sabres, Grover Cleveland Press, Country 106.5 WYRK, Blue Light Lime, News 4 WIVB-TV, and Time Warner Cable, WNY Healthy Living and NeighborLink News. The services of Designated Drivers of Buffalo will also be available at the Summer Affair for patrons. Hospice Buffalo cares for more than 500 patients with serious illness each day in homes, hospitals, assisted living and nursing homes, as well as Hospice residences at Delaware Nursing & Rehabilitation in Buffalo and Beechwood Homes in Getzville, NY.

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

Eyes of Faith Continued from page 1

professionals in over 600 locations throughout the United States. According to Jim, “God uses us to connect people. These frames are a vehicle for us to do his work.” The best part is that for every Eyes of Faith purchase, they donate a complete pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses to a person in need through Wear & Share™. This program transforms a portion of each eyewear purchase into a donated pair of prescription glasses, readers, or sunglasses that reach people in need. Sight Ministries partners with missionaries and indigenous pastors to conduct multiple eye clinics in

communities where eye care providers and facilities are not readily available. The latest Eyes of Faith contribution to Sight Ministries brought their total glasses and sunglasses donated to more than 10,000 pairs. They have also helped to contribute human resource support via doctor and optician grants in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists International. Jim has made two trips to Kenya with Sight Ministries to participate in the distribution process. Clinics are held at local churches where those in need receive free eye exams. If a vision problem is noted, the patient receives free prescription glasses on the spot. Many walk away with clear sight and able to read the Bible for the first time in their lives. If there is no vision problem, patients receive a free pair of sunglasses to protect against sun damage. All receive an ample dose of love and a message of hope. The company also recently launched its “Eyes of Faith Storehouse” e-commerce website where consumers can Wear & Share with John 3:16 eye chart t-shirts. A reciprocal t-shirt is donated to missions for each purchase. Additional t-shirt designs and accessories complementary to the eyewear collections are slated for availability at the online store this summer. The Eyes of Faith vision is to be the leading designer of eyewear for Christ-followers, sought out for its style, quality, Wear & Share™ give-back program, and features that provide an opportunity to proudly display and share faith. Ask your local independent optical dispenser if they carry the Eyes of Faith line.

Eyes of Faith Jim Schneider | President EOF Optical, LP 352 Penn Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146 888-777-9390

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Places of Worship ANGLICAN

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


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


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

285 Walnut Rd., LKPT Sunday: 11:00

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

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


Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Drive, AMH Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship, 9:45 a.m. – Contemporary Worship Service Sunday School: 11:00 a.m. Antioch Bible Baptist Church 3984 Lockport Olcott Rd., LKPT (716) 439-8101 Baptist Church of Ransomville Youngstown-Lockport Rd, RAN (716) 791-4939 Pastor Rock Garrow Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Hour 9:45 a.m. Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Road Getzville, NY 14068 (716)688-8668

Rev. Kevin L. Wright Sun 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

Brighton Community Church (American Baptist) 1225 Brighton Road at Parkhurst, TOT Sun: 10:30 a.m. Calvary New Covenant 78 Pyle Court, TOT Sun: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Center Road Baptist Church 412 Center Rd. WS Rev. William Livermore (716) 675-6545 Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 765 Niagara Falls Blvd., AMH Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Baptist 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 First Baptist Church 511 Union Rd., WS (716) 674-1816 Sunday: 10:15 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church of Clarence 10790 Hunt’s Corner Rd. Clarence (716) 741-3432 Rev. Ron Tryon Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Children Service: 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour after service First Baptist Church — Lockport 140 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 434-1783 Pastor Dave McBeath Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. Jesus and Me

Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study

First Baptist Church of Newfane 6047 East St. Newfane (716) 778-9216 Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

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

First Baptist Church of Wilson 251 Chestnut St., WILS (716) 751-6988 Pastor Stephen Hay Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Bible Baptist Church 949 Lincoln Ave., LKPT (716) 433-1611 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting, 7:45 p.m. Bible Study Grace Baptist 2525 Eggert Rd, TOT Pastor Jon Longwell (716) 836-1525 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Harris Hill Baptist Church 5071 Harris Hill Road, WILM (716) 689-3199 Sunday 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Sunday: 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Worship Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship: 9:45 a.m. Kenmore Baptist 10 Wardman Rd., KEN (716) 875-6223 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. LaSalle Baptist Church 8819 Munson Ave., NF (716) 283-5328 Sunday: 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Lighthouse Baptist 383 Wheatfield St., NT Pastor David Costantino Sunday: 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.

Randall Memorial Baptist Church 6301 Main Street, WIL (716) 634-9800 Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Bible School Sunday: 10:15 a.m. Worship Service Shalom Baptist Church 64 East Felton, Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 (716) 694-5680 Rev. Roland Mills Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. ¶ 6:00 p.m. Wed.Bible Study 6:00 p.m.

Tonawanda Baptist 3200 Elmwood Ave., TOT Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study: 9:30 a.m. United Baptist-Christian Church 4800 Creek Rd., LEW (716) 754-4473 Pastor Bette Bond Sunday: 10:00 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. West Somerset Baptist Church 1876 Hosmer Rd. Appleton 716795-9929. Sunday morning services: 9:45 Sunday school; 10:45 Morning worship; 6:30 Evening worship; Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00. Pastor Scott Walker Whitehaven Road Baptist Church 1290 Whitehaven Rd., GI (716) 773-1004 www.Wrbc.Org Pastor Abram Duek Sunday: 9:15 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.

Youngstown United Baptist— Christian Church 230 Lockport St., YNST, NY 417-0021 • Pastor Denny Webb Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Bible Study: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Women’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.


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

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Places of Worship

Lockport Christian Church 5845 Locust Street Ext., LKPT (716) 478-0500 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

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

Wheatfield Community Church Meadowbrook Square Plaza 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. Suite 5 • Wheatfield (716) 553-3794 www.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ)

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


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


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

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


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


Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton Street, WIL Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist - Contemp. Music Sunday: 7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist - Spoken Sunday: 9:00 a.m. — Family 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist — Choral (1st Sun, ea. mo. is Rite I) Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist -Spoken Thursday: 12 p.m. Holy Eucharist w/prayers for healing Children’s ed. end of 9 a.m. service until 10:55 a.m. Adult Ed. Sun. at end of 7:45 a.m. service & 10 a.m. Bibly Study: Thurs. 10 a.m. Rev. Ethan J. Cole, Rector Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr., LKPT (716) 433-9229 Rev. Thomas J. Mitchell Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, KEN Rev. Terry W. Bull Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church 100 Genesee St., LKPT (716) 433-2878 Rev. Cynthia Sever Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. St John’s Episcopal Church 431 Lake St., WILS

(716) 751-6109 Rev’d Dr. Judith Lee Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Thursday: 11:00 a.m.

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

Abiding Savior 1534 Ruie Rd, NT (716) 693-0180 SAT: 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Christian Education Sunday: 10:30 a.m. — Worship Amherst Lutheran Church 5125 Main Street, WIL (716) 632-4185 Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Live Jazz Worship Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Augustana Lutheran 3141 Eggert Dr., TOT (716) 832-5720 Pastor Troy Mulvaine Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Calvary Lutheran Church 575 Ayer Road, AMH (716) 835-7567 Rev. Karl Schmidt Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Divine Service Crossroads Lutheran Church 4640 Main Street, AMH SAT: 5:00 p.m. Informal Service; Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Festival Service Sunday School — Adult Sunday 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Youth — Sunday: 10:00 a.m–11:30 a.m. Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 2730 Transit Rd. Newfane (716) 778-7981 Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.


Faith Lutheran Church 2730 Transit Rd., NEW (716) 751-0310 Rev. Clarence Elliott


First English Lutheran Church 185 Locust S, LKPT (716) 433-6161 Rev. Flavia Skilbred

Evangelical Covenant Church 786 Kenmore Ave., KEN Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

First Trinity 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd, TOT (716) 835-2220 Rev. Charles Whited Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:45 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church 736 Cayuga Dr. NF (716) 283-1843 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd 2669 Sheridan Dr. TOT Sunday: 10:15 Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:15 a.m. Holy Ghost Lutheran Church 6630 Luther St., NF (716) 731-3030 SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran 107 Scott St, COT Saturday: 5 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 7147 Ridge Rd., LKPT Rev. Kenneth Craig (716) 434-0521 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church 915 Oneida St., LEW (716) 754-4944 Rev. Thomas Mason Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd. LKPT (716) 434-8500 Rev. James Zang Sunday: 8:30 a.m.- Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m.— Blended Worship Holy Communion weeks 1 & 3rd Weeks Pilgrim Lutheran Chapel & Delaware Rd, KEN (716) 875-5485 Rev. Ben Eder Sunday: 10 a.m.

Places of Worship Redeemer Lutheran Falconer at Thompson, NT (716) 692-5734 Pastor David Beutel Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

St James Evangelical Lutheran Church 2437 Niagara Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14304 (716) 731-4057 Pastor Jeff Milsten Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. St. John Evangelical 6950 Ward Rd, NT (716) 693-9677 Sunday: 8:00 a.m.;10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran 3512 Clinton St. WS (716) 668-2152 SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. St John Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 6540 Main Street, WIL Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship, 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship St. Mark’s Evangelical 576 Delaware Rd, KEN Sunday: 10:00 a.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran 1135 Oliver St, NT (716) 693-3715 Rev. Patrick McKenzie SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Sundau Education Hour: 10:10 a.m. St. Martin Lutheran 322 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 693-4415 Rev. Devie Ellis Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

St. Matthew Lutheran 875 Eggert Dr, NT (716) 692-6862 Sunday: 9:15 a.m.

St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 68 Eagle Street, WIL (716) 634-2330 Rev. Timothy Madsen Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran 453 Old Falls Blvd, NT (716) 692-3255 Re. Karl Haeussler Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. Monday: 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Lutheran- Wilson 220 Young St., WILS (716) 751-9300 www.stpaulslutheranwilsonny. com Pastor Ron Haefer Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible study: 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sundays St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 6167 Walmore Rd., SAN (716) 731-4422 Pastor Bruce M. Gamache’ www.stpeterslcmc-sanbornny. org Sunday: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1453 Staley Rd., GI (716) 773-4400 Rev. Dean Hunneshagen Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 8760 Transit Road, EAST AMH (716) 688-9245 Contemporary SAT 5:00 p.m. Traditional Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday school: 9:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Daniel Hoffman

Trinity Lutheran Church 67 Saxton St. LKPT (716) 434-3106 Rev. Alan J. Bauch Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Sunday school & Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m. Thursday: 7:00 p.m.

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


Bethany United Methodist 177 Cornwall Ave, TOT (716) 836-8722 Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Bible Fellowship Church 1136 Baseline Rd., GI (716) 773-3748 www.Bfcgi.Org Pastor Calvin VanderMey Clinton St. United Methodist 50 N Adam. St., COT (716) 433-6227 Pastor Cheryl Brown Thursday: 2 p.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday: 11:15 a.m. Sunday school and Junior church held during main service Covenant United Methodist 539 Main St., WS (716) 674-6869 Rev. Renee T. Engels Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church 75 East Ave. LKPT (716) 433-2838 www. lockportemmanuelumc.

org Rev. Duane Priset Sunday: 8:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school: 9:15 a.m. Monday: 6:30 p.m. Healing Service Exley United Methodist Church 338 Lake St., WILS (716) 751-6057 Rev. John Loeser

Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church 2523 Youngstown-Wilson Rd., Ransomville (716)791-3815 Rev. Anne Cole Sunday Worship Service: 11 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. Thursday: Adult Bible Study: 7 p.m. First United MethodistNorth Tonawanda 65 Main St, NT (716) 694-2456 Rev. Greg Crispell Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church- LaSalle 8210 Buffalo Ave., NF (716) 283-3370 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Harris Hill United Methodist Church 8495 Main St., WILM (716) 632-4688. Rev. Katie Zettle Sun: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for Adults, Jr. & Sr. High at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for 5th grade and under during worship.

Kenmore United Methodist 32 Landers Rd., KEN (716) 875-5091 Sunday: 9:20 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

Living Faith Free Methodist 1907 Center Rd., WS (716) 674-3030 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Nash Road Free Methodist 958 Nash Rd, NT (716) 692-8683 nashroadfmc Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. Newfane United Methodist Church 2699 Main St., NEW (716) 778-7011 Pastor Kim Smith Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. New Hope United Methodist Church 2846 Seneca St., WS (716) 825-8745 Rev. Renee T Engels Sunday: 11:00 a.m. North Ridge United Methodist Church 3930 North Ridge Road Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-4105 Rev. Matthew Worley Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

(716) 625-8306 Pastor Tom Kraft SAT: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. 1st Monday of the month: 6:00 p.m. — Prayer Service Pendleton Community Free Methodist 5721 Creek Rd, NT Sunday: 10:55 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Quaker Rd. United Methodist 2800 Quaker Rd., GAS (716) 772-7457 Sunday: 10:45 a.m. Ransomville Free Methodist 3924 Ransomville Rd. RAN (716) 791-3855 Pastor Bill Lowery, Jr. SAT: 5:07 p.m. Sun: 10:00 a.m. Sunday: 9:00 — Kids Jam. & Adult Fusion

Open Bible Church Free Methodist 4143 Beach Ridge Rd, NT Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.

Ransomville United Methodist 2573 Yngst-Lkpt Rd., RAN (716) 791-4978 Rev. Matthew Worley Sunday: 9:15 a.m. St. James United Methodist 4661 Porter Road Niagara Falls, NY (716) 297-6421 Pastor: Rev. Daryl Bennett

Pendleton Center United Methodist 6864 Campbell Blvd, NT

Tonawanda United Methodist 221 Morgan St, COT Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

Hartland United Methodist 8019 Ridge Rd., GAS (716) 772-2376 Pastor Cheryl Brown Sunday: Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday/Adult School 10:00 a.m. Tuesday: Adult Bible Study 10 a.m. JULY 2013 — Neighbor Link News — 7

Places of Worship

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


Legacy Leadership Institute — 9:40 a.m. Celebration Service — 11:00 a.m. Latter Rain — 6:00 p.m.


Amherst Presbyterian Church 151 South Youngs Road, AMH (716) 633-4656 Rev. David A. Smith Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Bible Presbyterian Church 1650 Love Rd., GI (716) 773-7303 www.Biblepres.Org Pastor Kevin Backus, Ph.D. Sunday: 10:45 a.m. — Morning Worship & Junior Church 6:00 p.m. — Evening Worship 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School (All Ages) Curtis Park Presbyterian 748 Woodland Drive, TOT (716) 834-3534 Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

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

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


Faith United Presbyterian 3150 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 875-9550 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.

New Life Center United Pentecostal 80 Luksin Dr, COT (716) 694-0071 Sunday: 10 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Harbor Lights Fellowship 1821 Grand Island Blvd., GI (716) 773-7900 Pastor Gerard Haberstrow Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church — Lewiston 505 Cayuga Dr. LEW Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-4945 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church Lockport 21 Church St., LKPT (716) 433-5905 Rev. James Hardy Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Zion Dominion Church of God 895 North Forest Road, WIL (716) 250-7040 First Presbyterian Pastor Roderick Hennings Tonawanda Sunday Protocol of Worship 149 Broad St, COT Morning Manna - 8:30 a.m. 8— Neighbor Link News — JULY 2013

(716) 692-1319 Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church West Seneca 2085 Union Rd., WS (716) 668-1115 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown 100 Church St., YNG (716) 745-7067 Pastor Rex T. Stewart Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. Island United Presbyterian Church 1822 Huth Rd., GI (716) 773-4849 www.Islandpresbt.Org Rev. Carla Marie Kline Second Presbyterian Church 71 Van Buren St., LKPT (716) 434-2105 Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Wrights Corner Presbyterian Church 6515 Ridge Rd. (716) 434-7752 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Kenmore Presbyterian 2771 Delaware Ave, KEN (716) 875-7600 Rev. Howard Boswell Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.— Youth Service Knox Presbyterian 2595 Elmwood Ave, KEN (716) 873-2423 Rev. Matthew T. Haberman Saturday: 6:30 p.m. Contemporay Sunday: 9:30 a.m.— Discipleship 11:00 a.m. — Blended North Presbyterian 168 Payne Ave, NT (716) 693-7030 Sun: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Third Presbyterian 110 Felton St., NT Sunday: 10:45 a.m.

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

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


Phoenix United Church of Christ 1280 N French Rd Amherst, NY 14228 Rev. Debbie Baxter (716) 713-6370 Worship: Sundays at 10 am www. phoenixunitedchurchofchrist. com Church of the Nativity 1530 Colvin Blvd, TOT Sunday: 9:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main St. GAS (716) 772-7802 Sunday: 10:00 a.m. Ebenezer United Church of Christ 630 Main St. WS (716) 674-4566 Sunday: 9:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Kenilworth UCC 45 Dalton Dr, KEN (716) 835-4120 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Kenmore UCC 295 Delaware Rd, TOT (716) 875-1725

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

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


Bethesda Full Gospel Tabernacle Delaware and Broad, COT (716) 693-6990 Pastor Sam Ciffa Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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HOT DOG EATING CONTEST Benefits North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels Thursday, July 4th 2:00PM at Old Man River Restaurant 375 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY PRAISE IN THE PARK “The Gathering” SATURDAY, JULY 6TH 12:00-8:00PM LaSalle Park Amphitheater (Near the Waterfront) 1 Porter Ave Buffalo, NY This unprecedented gathering of so many churches on a summer day will be one of the first in the region. Praise in the Park Buffalo 2013. “The Gathering”. “The Gathering” will take place at the Lasalle Park Amphitheater in Buffalo’s own Waterfront Park on July 6th from 12-8pm. The Word of God instructs His church “not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.” (Hebrews 10:25). This directive was observed, and as a result Good Friday Together, witnessed over 13,000 Christians coming together to lift up the name of Jesus.

games, entertainment, vendors, face painting, crafts, petting zoo and pony rides! For more information call 632-4688.

VBS- KINGDOM ROCK JULY 22nd - 26th 9:00 - Noon St. Martin Lutheran Church 322 Old Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda (693-4415) Are you looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Are they ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, St. Martin and St. Paul Lutheran Churches would be thrilled to have your children attend their Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School program the week of July 22 - 26 from 9:00 - Noon. Kingdom Rock will be held at St. Martin Lutheran Church at 322 Old Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda. Children from age three to Grade 5 are welcome to attend! Kingdom Rock is filled with incredible Biblelearning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the royally rockin’ activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, please be sure to send your child in play clothes and safe shoes.) FAMILY FUN DAY Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission SUNDAY, JULY 14th 11:00am-3:00pm project to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry in North Evangel Assembly of God Church 8180 Greiner Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221(688-4941) Tonawanda. Register at or call Family Fun Day. Free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, 693-4415 for more information. We welcome you to sno-cones. Music, clown, giant slide and inflatables for support our program with a freewill offering, but there is no required fee for this wonderful week! kids. No charge. No reservations needed. EVERYWHERE FUN FAIR VBS CANAL FEST PARKING JULY 22th- JULY 25th 6:30-8:30pm by North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels Asbury United Methodist Church 850 Dodge Rd July 14th -21st Getzville, New York 14068 at CARQUEST Auto Parts Everywhere Fun Fair. A Global Celebration that 89 River Road, feels like a Worlds Fair. Make friends with neighbors North Tonawanda, NY from around the world and Discover God’s Love CHICKEN BBQ & SILENT AUCTION Everywhere Music and fun for Everyone. Register SATURDAY, JULY 17th 2:00-7:00 by Phone 688-8677 or At Asbury United Methodist St. Martin in the Fields Church Church 850 Dodge Rd. Getzville, N.Y. 14068 or online 2587 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072 Family fun. Complete dinner with all the fixin’s. SUMMER FIESTA- HOSPICE BENEFIT Bounce house, 50”Flat Screen raffle. $9/complete THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st 6:00pm - ? dinner AcvQua COMMUNITY CARNIVAL 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY SATURDAY, JULY 20TH 11:00am-3:00pm Ingram Micro presents this summer’s hottest fiesta, the Harris Hill United Methodist Church Summer Affair, Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at AcQua 8495 Main Street (corner of Main and Harris Hill), along the Buffalo waterfront at 2192 Niagara St. The Williamsville annual event benefits Hospice Buffalo, Inc. We will be hosting a Free Community Carnival on Summer Affair tickets are $50 per person and are Saturday, July 20 from 11 am-3 pm. Join us for food, available to purchase at Hospice Buffalo’s secure

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OMMUNITY website, or call the Hospice Foundation at (716) 686-8090. In addition, drawings will be held for a $300 shopping spree at the Walden Galleria Mall and an Apple iPad. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at PLAY-n-LEARN PROGRAM EVERY FRIDAY 10AM-11:30AM (6wks) Play n Learn Program Children ages 2-3 years Next Level Church 751 French Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227 (716) 982-9183 They’ll enjoy activities like games, music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories, snack and more. Cost is only $65. *There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration. Program starts September 13th Women of the Word Thursday, September 19th beginning at 9:15 a.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 W.O.W. is an interdenominational, Christian Bible study for ladies of all ages. Includes childcare for infants and an interactive program for pre-schoolers. This year’s study includes lessons on Basic Christian beliefs and the book of Revelation. For more information or to pre-register, email wowbible14072@ or call: Patty Cancilla 289-4139, Beryl Kinney 773-7571 or Kathy Duff 867-7966 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

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3915 Millersport Hwy., Amherst (689-9832) Join us for fellowship, coffee and donuts before our Sunday service. Everybody welcome! Youth Fellowship EVERY SUNDAY 6:00-7:30pm Kenmore Presbyterian 295 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore (875-7600) New Young Adult Bible Study EVERY SUNDAY 7:30-9:00pm North Presbyterian Church 300 North Forest Rd, Williamsville (632-1330) Are you 18-30s looking to meet other young adults at North Church? Please join us for a Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments on Sundays from 7:309pm at Peter & Tara Martin’s home in Eggertsville. Questions? Email Tara at YOUTH GROUP SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS 6:00 - 8:00pm Covenant United Church of Christ 4449 Main Street, Gasport, NY Gasport Youth Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6p-8p at Covenant United Church of Christ, 4449 Main Street, Gasport, NY. The group is made up of students from the neighboring towns for grades 5-12. For information: www. 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)

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

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OMMUNITY Vintage EVERY TUESDAY 8:00PM The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) Vintage College-Age Young Adults Ministry “Vintage” – the college-age/young adult group. Live music- Honest dialogue- Real people. Join hundreds of other 18-20 something’s every Tuesday night at 8pm for the best night of your week! For more information contact Wes Aarum. Ruth Circle EVERY THIRD TUESDAY 1:00pm First Presbyterian Church 21 Church St., Lockport (433-5905) Ruth Circle is a group of golden age women who meet for study and companionship. Classic Guitar with Mir Ali TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 2:00 - 8:00pm Calvary Episcopal Church 20 Milton St., Williamsville (633-7800) GENERATION NeXt FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY St. Bartholomew’s Pro-Anglican Church Christ Centered; Bible Believing 2368 Eggert Road Town of Tonawanda NY (716) 831-1777 ext. 15 Generation NeXt meets on the First and Third Wednesdays of every month at St. Bartholomew’s ProAnglican Church. Generation NeXt is a place to grow in your faith as well as have fun. Please join us for a night of fun, fellowship and worship. Juniors meet from 7:00pm till 8:30pm Seniors meet from 6:30pm till 8:30pm FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30-6:45pm 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: Inter-active lessons, crafts, fun activities and snacks. MOVI EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:15-9:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint

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500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) The MOVI movement gathers every Wednesday night in the Crosspoint Theatre, at the Crosspoint campus, from 6:15-9:00pm. Teens should expect that every Wednesday when they leave they are equipped and encouraged for the weeks journey ahead. This will happen through music, small groups, and discussions from the bible and more. CHILDRENS PROGRAM EVERY MONDAY 6:30pm – 8:30pm Bethel Baptist Church 995 Dodge Rd. Getzville (688-8668) The ages are 4 years to grade 5. The time is 6:308:00pm. The kids enjoy a time of singing, crafts, snacks, games & a Bible story each night. US TOO- Cancer Support Group FIRST TUESDAY 7:00-9:00pm the VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY 14215, in Room 301 US TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215, in Room 301, from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is FREE and you do not have to be a veteran to attend. We also meet on the first Thursday of each month at Sisters Hospital, St. Joe’s Campus on Harlem Rd. in Cheektowaga NY, 14225, from 7pm to 9pm, in the first floor Community Room. Relaxed round table family oriented discussions. For info call 716-834-9200 ext. 5169 or our hotline at 7437595. Jesus & Me (JAM) - Children’s Outreach EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30pm First Baptist Church 140 Genesee St., Lockport (434-1783) JAM meets It begins with a meal, come hungry! JAM uses lively worship, Bible teaching, an emphasis on missions, and small group activities. JAM ministers to children from K- 5th grade. Adult Bible Studies EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., Amherst (691-9456) AWANA Children’s Program EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00pm Amherst Baptist Church 100 Willow Ridge Dr., Amherst (691-9456) Mid-Week Prayer Service

EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30–7:30pm Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd., Lockport (433-3571) FAMILY NIGHT EVERY WEDNESDAY Ridgewood Bible Church 7073 Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-5774) AWANA Boys Brigade Ignite (Jr. High) Fusion (Sr. High) Bible Study Tea and Sharing EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY 10:30am Christ Episcopal Church 7145 Fieldcrest Dr. (corner of Rochester Rd. & Fieldcrest) Lockport (433-9229) Christ Episcopal Church, 7145 Fieldcrest Drive, Lockport extends a warm invitation to all the ladies of the community to attend their informal “Tea Time” on every second Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the parish hall. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome so please bring a friend and come join us for fellowship. Christ Church is handicapped accessible. Spaghetti dinner EVERY THIRD WEDNESDAY (Sept- May) 4:30-6:30pm

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New Covenant 345 McConkey Dr. Town of Tonawanda (877-9882) Help support our food pantry! $7.00 adult & 3.50 child 4-12 WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY Every Thursday 11:00am - NOON Payne Avenue Christian Church 1451 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda Come join us in our weekly Bible Study, every Thursday from 11am to noon and please feel free to bring a lunch. Bible Study EVERY THURSDAY NOON Clinton Street United Methodist Church 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

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Victory Christian Church 6886 S Transit Rd., Lockport (625-9300) All kids are welcome! Join us for Games, Fun, and Biblical teachings MOSAIC- Singles Ministry EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) The Chapel Singles Ministry provides an environment that encourages Christ-Centered living through Biblical teaching, fellowship, and service. We meet on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Divorce Care EVERY THURSDAY 7:00pm The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) Divorce hurts! We’re not interested in the whys and how’s and what’s of your divorce, or to condemn or criticize. We’re interested in providing a forum where, in an environment of accountability built on unconditional acceptance, each person can face the issues of divorce with dignity and hope. www. 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)

JULY 2013

OMMUNITY 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) AWANA Children’s Program

EVERY FRIDAY 7:00pm New Covenant Tabernacle 345 McConkey Dr., Town of Tonawanda (877-1335) Youth Service Prayer Meeting EVERY FRIDAY Mt Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500) Prayer Meeting at the Church Golden Eagles EVERY SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH The Chapel at Crosspoint 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (631-2636) At The Chapel we value our senior citizens and strive to provide open doors for fellowship and a growing sense of community by enjoying life together. These luncheons and gatherings provide an opportunity for fellowship, fun and food in a light-hearted atmosphere, enabling everyone to become acquainted. For more information, contact Skip Hartman at 716-631-2636 x204. VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW SATURDAYS EVERY SATURDAY 9:00am - 2:00pm Grace Lutheran Church 375 Payne Ave (corner of Robinson) North Tonawanda, NY 14120



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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 716-5230944. Free admission Women in the World Bible Study EVERY SATURDAY 9:30am Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 6965 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Lockport (434-8500)

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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.

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

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

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News & Happenings Holy Land Trip Now Open

If you always wanted to go to the Holy Land, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tonawanda invites you to join their group going the end of next winter, Feb 21, - March 3, 2014. It should be cool and you might see some rain. People in Biblical times experienced it, you can too. You’ll learn that, unlike what you see in movies, Israel is a land of milk and honey – and much of it is green, especially in the winter months. Almond trees should be blooming and the wild flowers abundant - “the lilies of the field For Immanuel’s new pastor, Rev. Andrew James Abraham, this will be his 2nd trip to the Holy Land. He will accompany the group as chaplain and spiritual guide at appropriate times and places. The tour is scheduled to be led by the award winning Israeli tour guide, Liam Barkay. You’ll be back in time for Ash Wednesday. Imagine how meaningful Lent and Easter will be, have just come back from visiting some real historical sights, and many traditional sights. The itinerary has been laid out by Jeff Keefe, (He writes the History Corner in this paper). Jeff has visited Israel, owned his own travel agency and is a student of Biblical History with “continuing education” credits earned at seminars sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society

We’ll start out with a night in the Judean wilderness. A place to escape, pray, meditate and if the Spirit is willing, perhaps you experience a new closeness to God. In some Christian traditions the Wilderness is a place or state of withdrawal from the world to face the reality of God, oneself and one’s neighbor, and to overcome the power of evil. We’ll be saying at the Ein Gedi oasis, one of the places David hid from King Saul. Ibex sometimes venture on to the property, which adjoins a desert botanical garden. Still in the wilderness, we’ll travel along the Dead Sea to a place where the Essenes, a Jewish sect, that rejected the existing Jerusalem priesthood as illegitimate, evil and wrong about a lot of things, lived a communal life awaiting the final battles between the light and dark, good and evil, God and the Satanic. They hid their ancient scrolls in caves and wrote new ones before and during Jesus’ lifetime. Also experiencing the wilderness nearby was John the Baptist, only a few miles north of the Dead Sea. Onto to Jericho, another oasis in the wilderness, fed by at least 7 springs and a walled city with a tower, that pre-dates the rise of cities in Egypt and Mesopotamia by thousands of years.

St. Martin and St. Paul Lutheran Churches Invite All Children to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School Are you looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Are they ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, St. Martin and St. Paul Lutheran Churches would be thrilled to have your children attend their Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School program the week of July 22 - 26 from 9:00 - Noon. Kingdom Rock will be held at St. Martin Lutheran Church at 322 Old Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda. Children from age three to Grade 5 are welcome to attend! Kingdom Rock is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, teambuilding games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the royally rockin’ activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is handson, please be sure to send your child in play clothes and safe shoes.) Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry in North Tonawanda. Register at or call 693-4415 for more information. We welcome you to support our program with a freewill offering, but there is no required fee for this wonderful week!

The children from left to right are: Caroline Thiele, Bryan Weaver, Caroline Weaver, Jillian Weaver, Kellen Daboll, Andrew Thiele, Robbie Bohnstadt, Aiden Belling, Emily Wanamaker and David Wanamaker

Then we’ll travel on to the “hill country of Ephraim”, to Shechem, which lies between Mt. Ebal and Mt Gerizim, the mountains of blessings and curses (Deuteronomy 11 and Joshua 24). A lot of things happen in or near Shechem; Abraham built an altar to God, his grandson Jacob dug a well and his favorite son, Joseph, may have been buried. Don’t forget, Jesus met a Samaritan woman at the well in Shechem. We’ll pass by Samaria, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Israel on our way to Galilee. The tour will be in Galilee for four nights at a hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Days will be spent visiting various sights known to Jesus and the disciples. A boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, a visit to Capernaum’s synagogue and a trip to Nazareth Village where you can see and learn about life in a small village in the time of Jesus are all included. We’ll take time to read the “Sermon on the Mount” while on a verdant hillside outside of Capernaum. The last four days will be in Jerusalem, at a nice boutique hotel, about a 15 minute walk of the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. . We’ll visit where Luke says Jesus life started in Bethlehem. We visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and walk the “way of Sorrows,” i.e. the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We’ll visit the holy sights of Jews and Muslims, e.g. the Western Wall, the temple mount, and the Dome of the Rock The tour is priced at $2769 a person twin and $3284 per person single. For more information about this unique opportunity call Jeff Keefe at 693-0795, Way To Go Tours in North Tonawanda or email Immanuel Lutheran in Tonawanda at


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A Healing Moment Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Dynamic Continuing Education for Pastors and Lay Ministers CPE supervisor.

The Rev. Robert Spilman, CPE Supervisor Samaritan Counseling Center, North Tonawanda, NY

How can pastors and lay ministers lead their congregations most effectively? What can help them to empower church members to be in ministry in the world? How can they relate to their congregations less anxiously and address problems and crises in the church without taking on the stress of others? Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) helps ministers address these important questions that are at the heart of their calling. It is a unique continuing education program offered by the Samaritan Counseling Center, North Tonawanda, New York. Developed for pastors, lay ministers, and staff in local churches, the CPE program helps them to be the listeners and leaders that God calls them to be. Using reflection on faith with a family systems theory approach to ministry, Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education provides a four to fivemonth long learning experience in a small group format. It helps ministers grow in their pastoral and leadership skills and deal more effectively with the challenges of ministry. When pastors work with families in crisis and lead their churches in times of stress and challenge, they can be most effective with the support and counsel of other peers in ministry under a trained coach. Congregation-Based CPE offers this dynamic opportunity for personal and pastoral growth. The Samaritan Counseling Center is committed to offer this unique learning approach to the church community in Western and Central New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. When CPE Classes Are Offered

Three Congregation-Based CPE classes are offered per year: (1) Winter-Spring in the Buffalo, New York area. (2) Winter-Spring in the Rochester, New York area. (3) Summer-Fall in Binghamton, New York (2013) and Western Pennsylvania (2014).

When CPE Classes Are Offered

Three Congregation-Based CPE classes are offered per year: (1) Winter-Spring in the Buffalo, New York area. (2) Winter-Spring in the Rochester, New York area. (3) Summer-Fall in Binghamton, New York (2013) and Western Pennsylvania (2014). Who to Contact

A Personal Witness from a Pastor in the CPE Program

“Congregation-Based CPE is such a valuable program because it begins and ends with the individual student. All that we do—as clergy and lay ministers in a church, chaplains at a hospice, or pastoral care associates in an agency—is colored by our life experiences as parent, child, sibling, student, and staff member. Whenever we are in relationship with other people, we are in a system, and all of our experiences in other systems will affect our behavior in the current system. “Learning how we respond to anxiety, stress, and discord allows us to see how we are contributing to the action in the system. Congregation-Based CPE not only teaches these concepts, the program supervisor and peers walk with you as you learn and live these concepts. Identifying our own tendencies makes us, ultimately, much better clergy people and lay ministers.” How It Works

In a group of five to eight persons, CPE participants meet together with the CPE supervisor one day per week over a four-month period. The curriculum includes (1) case material from church ministry, (2) family of origin work, (3) presentations on systems theory and ministry, (4) reflection time in the group, and (5) individual coaching time with the

For further information, contact the Rev. Robert Spilman at 716-479-7933 or the Samaritan Center at 716-743-9117. E-mail: Pastors and lay ministers: consider participating in Congregation-Based CPE for your personal and pastoral growth. Church members: recommend the program to your pastor or lay minister. The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accredits Congregation-Based Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), a program of the Samaritan Counseling Center. It is accredited by ACPE as a satellite of the Sisters of Charity Hospital CPE Program, Buffalo, New York. Rev. Robert C. Spilman, M.Div. is the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)-Samaritan Counseling Center. Rev. Spilman is an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church and past Director of Pastoral Care-Lutheran Service Society of Western New York. In 2004 Rev. Spilman was the recipient of the Samaritan Counseling Center, “Good Samaritan Award”.

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History Corner Shechem The oldest record of Shechem is in the Elba Tablets, about 2300BC. Shechem was a commercial center on a trade route through the hill country, separating the Plain of Sharon from the Jordan River and connecting Beersheba with Megiddo and Hazor. It lies between Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim. Centuries later “Abram went as far as the sanctuary at Shechem, the Terebinth tree of Moreh” Gen 12:6. There was a Canaanite sanctuary there. It was here that the Lord first told Abram he’d give the land to his descendants. Abram built an altar in Shechem before moving on. Jacob and his family left Harran, Shechem is the place he chose to settle. He pitched his tent, bought some land from Hamor and built an altar. A local prince, named Shechem, was attracted to Jacob’s daughter Dinah. He was in love with her, sought to win her affection and lay with her. Shechem asked his father Hamor, to talk to Jacob and arrange a marriage. Jacob and his sons agreed to the wedding if the men of the town will get circumcised. It was agreed and done. While the men of the town were in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simon and Levi killed all the men, took their sister Dinah from Shechem’s home and stole anything of value. When Jacob told Simon and Levi that they had given

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him a bad name, they replied, “Is our sister to be treated as a common whore?” God told Jacob to move to Bethel. Before he left Jacob collected the foreign gods in his family’s possession and buried them under a terebinth tree. See Genesis 31 Joshua 8 tells us that Joshua built an altar on Mt. Ebal and with half the people facing Mt. Ebal and half facing Mt. Gerizim, he read the list of blessings and curses to the Israelites (See also Deut. 11 and 17). In Joshua 24, Joshua again assembled all the tribes of Israel to appear before God at Shechem. The people made a covenant with God and Joshua set up a stone as a witness to the covenant “… under the terebinth in the sanctuary of the Lord” Joshua 24:26. We are also told that the bones of Jacob’s son Joseph were buried on the land Jacob had purchased. When Gideon died he had 72 sons. In Judges 9, we are told one of them, Abimelech, killed 70 of his brothers, but the youngest one Jotham escaped. The inhabitants of Shechem made Abimelech king next to “… the propped up terebinth at Shechem (v. 6). Abimelech had been “prince over Israel for three years” when the people of Shechem rebelled against him. When he attacked Shechem the people took refuge in the “temple of

El-Berith” or temple of the God of the Covenant. Abimelech destroyed the Temple and the city around 1100BC. After King Solomon’s death, about 930BC “all Israel” was at Shechem and asked Rehoboam ,Solomon’s son and heir apparent ,to ease the burden imposed on them by Solomon. Rehoboam told the people he would not ease the burden he’d make it worse. The people rebelled and made Jeroboam King of Israel. He built up Shechem as his residence and the first capital of his Kingdom but he set up golden calves at Bethel (only about 11 miles from Jerusalem’s temple) and at Dan (Israel’s far north) for people to worship as the gods who rescued them from Egypt. Rehoboam was King only of Judah. Shechem was destroyed by the Assyrians in their destruction of the Kingdom of Israel. It was rebuilt and became a prominent city around 300BC. The Samaritans, believing they worshiped the Lord where he commanded them to, built a temple on the adjacent Mt Gerizim. After the successful Maccabean revolt against Antichous IV, John Hyrcanus, the prince, king, high priest of the Jews (135-104BC), destroyed the Samaritan Temple and city in 129BC. Jesus visited Shechem (Scholars debate wither Shechem and Sychar

are the same place or are separate villages). They are both at the foot of Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal are a short walk from Jacob’s field and well. John 4:5 “So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)” Later she tells Jesus, our fathers worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews say God and only be worshipped in Jerusalem. The Samaritans in 2013 still worship and sacrifice on Mt. Gerizim above ancient Shechem.


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