These are some of the events going on at congregations around Western New York in the next few weeks.
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Harris Hill – St. Paul’s Celebrates 70 Years (September 18)
Hamburg – Trinity Golf Tournament (September 21)
The 9th Annual Trinity Church Golf Tournament will take place September 21 at the Eden Valley Golf Course. Learn more and register.
Burt – Exploring Faith Cafe Service (September 25)
St. Andrew’s, Burt, hosts a Café Service on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The September 25 gathering is titled “Teaching Tolerance” and will be hosted by Pam Leibring. Learn more on the St. Andrew’s website.
Williamsville – An Evening with Mike and Mandy (September 28)
On September 28 at 6:00 p.m., Calvary Williamsville will host Mike Way and Mandy Raff, a keyboard and guitar duo who play a variety of music, ranging from blues, classics and standards to New Orleans jazz and tunes from the 1950s and 60s. Learn more on the Calvary website.
Hamburg – Discovering Humor in the Bible Classes (Begins October 2)
Beginning October 2, Trinity, Hamburg will offer ten sessions on Discovering Humor in the Bible, a book that uses the Bible’s humor to help people become more skillful and insightful Bible readers. The course is free, and classes begin on October 2. Texts are available on Amazon for $15.65 (or $9.99 or Kindle). View the class schedule and resource list.
Buffalo – Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course (Begins October 4)
Catholic Health’s Faith Community Nurse Program, in collaboration with Parish Nurse Ministries of New York, Inc., trains nurses to be health educators, counselors, and resources for members of their congregations. The Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, open to registered professional nurses of all faiths and denominations, teaches participants to assess their congregation’s health needs and develop their own programs.
The course takes place over three weekends, beginning with a retreat October 4 and 5 at Christ the King Seminary in Buffalo. The remainder of the course will take place the weekends of October 11 and 12, October 18 and 19 at the Catholic Health ARTC Building at 144 Genesee St. in Buffalo.
The cost for the course is $275, but scholarships are available. For more information call Lois Tripp, RN at 716-870-2807 or Yvonne Askew, MSN ED., RN-BC at 716-220-5098.
Burt – Pumpkin Painting Event (October 6)
West Seneca – Medical Missions in Nigeria Presentation (October 7)
On Monday, October 7 at 7:00 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church in West Senecawill host the Rev. Dr. Isaac Ihiasota, priest-in-charge at St. Michael and All Angels in Buffalo. Ihiasota will be speaking about his upcoming medical mission trip to Nigeria, scheduled for early January. In 2019, the Father Isaac Fund was created to continue his ministry caring for poor communities in Nigeria that lack health care supplies and medical personnel.
Buffalo – Italian Dinner to Benefit Father Isaac’s Foundation (October 12)
St. Michael and All Angels Buffalo will host an Italian dinner on Saturday, October 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available in advance (adults $10, children 6-11 $5, children 5 and under free) by calling (716) 836-0220. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Father Isaac’s Foundation, which was formed as a response to the health crises and the health educational needs in Nigeria. Learn more on the parish website.