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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Program offered

"Faithful Citizenship -- Exercising the Right to Vote" will be presented by John E. Kelly, professor of philosophy at Canisius College at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Ave. Parking is available behind the school. The event is sponsored by the peace and justice committee of Blessed Sacrament Church. Call 881-2897 for details.

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Church discussion

The Rev. Francis Lombardo will discuss "Life after (this) Life, Our Life with Christ in Heaven" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 2052 Lakeview Road, Lake View.

Included will be open discussion on end of life issues and where the Catholic Church stands in relationship to them. Click on www.olphlakeview.com for details.

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African Children's Choir performs

The African Children's Choir, featuring 26 children from Uganda and Kenya, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore.

The choir has been performing community concerts across North America and around the world for over 23 years, raising awareness of the plight of Africa's most vulnerable.

The group will sing a mixture of traditional African songs and dances, well-loved children's favorites and familiar gospel songs.

A free-will offering will be taken.

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Interfaith conference to be held

The Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host its 10th interfaith conference from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Topic will be the concept of a messiah in Abramamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Speakers are Rabbi Allen Podet, the Rev. Butch Mazur, the Rev. James A. Lewis, Imam Mukhtar Cheema and Imam Azhar Hanif. Admission is free and open to public.

Please RSVP by Oct. 24 to buffalo.ahmadi@gmail.com or call 304-7025.

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Pastor anniversary celebrated

Antioch Holiness Church, 1461 Michigan Ave., will celebrate its bishop's 25th pastoral anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday in Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Transit Road and Genesee Street in Lancaster.

Clergy from around the country will join in the celebration of Bishop James H. Bowman's anniversary.

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