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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Harvest Network confab

Crossroads Christian Church at 1050 Girdle Road, East Aurora, will host the annual convention of Harvest Network International, an organization of more than 400 churches, including Crossroads, in 33 nations, Monday through Thursday.

Keynote speakers include Pastor Pat Kleitz of Crossroads Church, Pastor Michael Fletcher of Fayetteville, N.C., the Rev. Seth Barnes of Atlanta, and Pastor Jim Anderson, presiding overseer of Harvest Network International. Conference theme is "Reaching Neighbors & Nations," and evening sessions are open to the public. Call 652-7356 for details.

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LiPuma to be honored

The Rev. David G. LiPuma, secretary to Bishop Edward U. Kmiec and vice chancellor for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will be inducted into the Our Lady of Pompeii Church Wall of Fame at a dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. The award recognizes an outstanding parishioner each year.

LiPuma, a graduate of Our Lady of Pompeii school, marks his 20th anniversary as a priest this year. He is the only Catholic priest ordained from the parish at 158 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, in its 98 years.

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Annulment workshop

Annulment Companions will conduct an annulment writing workshop for anyone who needs help with the Catholic annulment process at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings, July 9 through July 30 in St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport. A $20 registration fee covers a book, paperwork, supplies and snacks.

For information or to register, call Barbara Wyse at 633-7786.

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Retreat for women

"Being a Light in Our World Today" is the theme for a sisters and women's retreat July 1 through 7 in the St. Columban Center, 6892 Lakeshore Road, Derby. Presenter is Sister Madonna Hoying. Cost is $400, which includes meals. Call 947-4708 for more information.

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Conference set

First Holy Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church will host a conference on "Taking the City from Despair to Praise" July 19-21 in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St.

Guest speakers include Bishop William Murphy, Elder William Murphy III and ministers DeVaughn and Dejaughn Murphy. Call the church at 896-3896 for details.

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