These are some of the events going on at congregations around Western New York in the next few weeks.
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Buffalo – Amazing Grace on Bidwell Parkway (May 29)
This will be the twelfth year that St. John’s-Grace (51 Colonial Circle in Buffalo) will host an interdenominational service for Memorial Day. The service, scheduled for the Monday holiday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m., has been a great success in bringing real religious solemnity to a day of remembrance too often reduced to shopping and picnics.
The service is loaded with tremendously moving language, music and ritual. All is designed to honor those who have died for those idealistic American values of freedom, equality, justice and community. At the same time the readings, prayers and music point to our obligation to those who have died, which is to embrace these values in our own lives.
The service is enhanced by the beautiful gothic revival sanctuary of St. John’s-Grace on Colonial Circle at the intersection of Lafayette, Richmond and Bidwell. It concludes at the War Memorial across the street, with an a cappella chorus of over eighty people singing Amazing Grace in the middle of Bidwell Parkway.
All members of the extended community, their families and friends are invited to attend.
Angola – Chicken Barbecue (June 3)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (930 Lake St. in Angola) will hold their 19th Annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 3. Dinner includes 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll, beverage and dessert. Dining Room service will take place from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and take out will be available from 12 noon to 5 p.m., or sold out.
Lockport – Strawberry Festival (June 21)
Christ Episcopal Church (7145 Fieldcrest Drive at Rt. 31 in Lockport) will host their 2017 Strawberry Festival on Wednesday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m. (rain or shine).
Entertainment will feature the Lock City Glee Club at 5:30 p.m., the North Park Select Choir at 6 p.m., and the Lockport Chorale at 6:30 p.m.
Available foods include: Pulled Pork, Roast Beef Sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Homemade Salads (Chef, German, Macaroni, & Potato), Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, and Strawberry Shortcake. Take out is available.
The event will also include games and a homemade baked goods sale. All are welcome!