Parish Events

These are some of the events going on at congregations around Western New York in the next few weeks.

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Buffalo – Play: “Least Resistance” (September 1)

For several years, Steven Cobb, Associate Director of the Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County had searched for a play that would resonate with the daily struggles he saw from people in the Jamestown Community he served. As someone with a strong background in theatre, he believed that it would be a powerful and effective way to engage with the community at large on this issue. Eventually realizing that the only way to tell Jamestown’s story would be with an original work, Steven approached British writer Richard Olson-Walter, a Jamestown resident, to develop the piece.

Supported by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and it’s theatre ministry, The Winged Ox Players, a play was created based upon interviews, testimonies, and conversations from people in the local community who offered many different perspectives on the blight of addiction. The resulting script, entitled Least Resistance, was performed in May 2017, and was a great success. Interest in staging the play continues to come from across the country.

Now, for one night only, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Least Resistance will be staged in Buffalo with much of the original cast. Admission is free to the public, and after the show Evergreen Health will offer the audience an opportunity to take part in Narcan Training if they would like to.

Where: Evergreen Commons, 67 Prospect Ave., Buffalo
When: Friday, 1 September 2017 @ 7:00PM
Admission: FREE

 

Buffalo – Rummage Sale (September 9)

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will hold a Rummage Sale at the St. Philip’s Rectory (19 Fernhill Ave. in Buffalo) on Saturday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All items $3.00 or less. Everything must go!

 

Amherst – Important Documents Series Session One: Introduction to Important Documents (September 14)

Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program, St. Benedicts RC Church, St. Leo the Great RC Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-Eggertsville are co-sponsoring a four-part series on “Important Documents: What are they and why do I need them?”.  All sessions will take place at St. Leo the Great RC Church (885 Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst).

Session 1 will take place on Thursday, September 14, from 7-8:30 p.m., and will serve as an Introduction to Important Documents. The evening will begin with a presentation by Brainstormers, who will provide a short staged reading, “My Way: the case for Advanced Directives”. An educational Power Point defining medical terms surrounding critically ill individuals will be presented, and Advance Care Booklets will be distributed.

This series is free and open to the community.  All are invited!

Questions: Contact: Lois Tripp RN, Faith Community Nurse St. Peters Eggertsville, 716-870-2807

 

Amherst – Important Documents Series Session Two: Advanced Directives & End of Life Issues (October 12)

Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program, St. Benedicts RC Church, St. Leo the Great RC Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-Eggertsville are co-sponsoring a four-part series on “Important Documents: What are they and why do I need them?”.  All sessions will take place at St. Leo the Great RC Church (885 Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst).

Session 2 will take place on Thursday, October 12, from 7-8:30 p.m.  Sherry Pomeroy RN, PhD, Faith Community Nurse will discuss Hows and Whys of completing Advanced Directives and ways to initiate conversations to make your wishes known.  Also, Fr. Ray Corbin, Pastoral Care Dept RPCI, will talk about end of life through the eyes of faith.

This series is free and open to the community.  All are invited!

Questions: Contact: Lois Tripp RN, Faith Community Nurse St. Peters Eggertsville, 716-870-2807

 

Amherst – Important Documents Series Session Three: Wills & Powers of Attorney (October 26)

Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program, St. Benedicts RC Church, St. Leo the Great RC Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-Eggertsville are co-sponsoring a four-part series on “Important Documents: What are they and why do I need them?”.  All sessions will take place at St. Leo the Great RC Church (885 Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst).

Session 3 will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. Elderlaw Attorney Joseph Gervase, Esq. will share his expertise regarding Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Individual appointments with Faith Community Nurses will be available after session 3 and 4 to review and complete Advance Directives.

This series is free and open to the community.  All are invited!

Questions: Contact: Lois Tripp RN, Faith Community Nurse St. Peters Eggertsville, 716-870-2807

 

Amherst – Important Documents Series Session Four: Funeral Pre-planning (November 2)

Catholic Health Faith Community Nurse Program, St. Benedicts RC Church, St. Leo the Great RC Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church-Eggertsville are co-sponsoring a four-part series on “Important Documents: What are they and why do I need them?”.  All sessions will take place at St. Leo the Great RC Church (885 Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst).

Session 4 will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. Funeral Director, John Dengler will provide valuable information about why pre-planning a funeral is a good choice for some people.

Individual appointments with Faith Community Nurses will be available after session 3 and 4 to review and complete Advance Directives.

This series is free and open to the community.  All are invited!

Questions: Contact: Lois Tripp RN, Faith Community Nurse St. Peters Eggertsville, 716-870-2807