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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Easter sunrise service

Elmlawn Cemetery will host its annual sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday in the Sunrise Court Mausoleum at the Brighton entrance, between Delaware Avenue and Colvin Boulevard.

Sponsored by the Ken-Ton Clergy Association, participants include the Rev. Richard and Susan Luh of Kenmore United Church of Christ and organist Michael Zachowicz of St. Paul Catholic Church in Kenmore. An Easter breakfast in Faith United Presbyterian Church, 3150 Elmwood Ave., will follow the ecumenical service.

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Prayer breakfast

Potter's House Christian Community Church, formerly St. Paul's Methodist Church at 723 Seventh St., Niagara Falls, will host its annual women's prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. April 21.

Guest speaker will be Brenda L. Conyers of Richmond, Va. Tickets are $20 for adults; $12 for youth. Call 285-3445.

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Pastor to be installed

An installation service for the Rev. David K. Martin, the new pastor of Faith United Church of Christ, will be held at 4 p.m. April 29 in the church at 1300 Maple Road, Amherst.

A reception will follow the service, which had been originally scheduled for the weekend of the surprise snowstorm in October.

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Classes on Judaism

Classes on the roots of Judaism and Jewish thought will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on April 24, May 1 and May 8 in Temple Beth Zion's Broder Center, 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

The evolution of Judaism, Jewish theology and Jewish ritual will be covered. The free classes will be taught by Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld. To register, call 836-6565, Ext. 12.

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85th anniversary

Evangelistic Temple and Community Church Center at 92 Hedley Place will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a worship service at 10:15 a.m. on April 22 and a luncheon at 2:30 p.m. in Fanny's Restaurant, 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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Church anniversary

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1004 Michigan Ave., Niagara Falls, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the church's founding at 2 p.m. April 22. Bishop Marie C. Jerge of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be a guest and the Lutheran Chorale of Western New York will perform.

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