Coming Events

Where there is unity, God commands a blessing, even life everlasting! – Ps 133
There are so many opportunities to come together as one in Christ in our region; it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Therefore this list of coming events has been put together to help you plan your personal involvement and so you can hold all of these events and the people who lead and participate in your prayers. Thank you!

 

2019 EVENTS

 

 

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

 

Christ Church
3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
(corner of Fluvanna Ave & Dutch Hollow Rd)

 

Women of EnCOURAGEment (WOE) will bring stories
of courage and inspiration that will challenge and
encourage us spiritually and relationally.

 

Barb Hauck


Like so many families, Barb has struggled and suffered through the ravages of addiction that impacts us all so greatly when it touches our loved ones.

When Clean, Sober and Saved was introduced in Chautauqua County, Barb was drawn to the program. She took the training to facilitate a group twice a week at the Chemical Dependency Unit at TLC Hospital in Irving, NY. God moved her out of her comfort zone, and she loves what she is doing as she shares the love of Jesus and the hope He gives to each.

 

Her passion is to establish Christian self-sustaining housing for people suffer-ing from addiction.

 

Barb gave her heart to Jesus 18 years ago. For 12 years, Barb has been in-volved with Christ Chapel Church and has been employed there for over 4 years as Administrative Assistant.

 

Barb and her husband reside in Dunkirk, NY. They have 4 children, 16 grand-children, 3 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way. WHEW!

~ Come and Be Refreshed!~

 

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m FREE ADMISSION (love offering)
...

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
716.450.1501 (CALL OR TEXT)


Saturday, July 13, 2019

 

Christ Church
3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
(corner of Fluvanna Ave & Dutch Hollow Rd)

 

Women of EnCOURAGEment (WOE) will bring stories
of courage and inspiration that will challenge and
encourage us spiritually and relationally.

 

Dr. Sandra Cobham,
Niagara Falls, NY


Dr. Sandra Cobham serves in the pastoral office with her husband Apostle Kenneth Cobham as one of the Senior Pastors of Dominion Life Christian Center in Niagara Falls, New York. She served as a Pastor and Assistant Pastor in the Caribbean and was involved in church planting.

 

Dr. Sandra has served in areas of leadership in Women Reaching Women in Tulsa Oklahoma, Women’s Aglow, and presently the President of the Empowered Women Ministry at Dominion Life Christian Center. She received her Honorary Doctorate in Divinity from The New Freedom Bible College, Bellevue, Illinois.

She is a graduate of The West Indies School of Theology, and the School of Life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The call and anointing of God upon her life has ministered to many, and has brought about restoration of families, healing, and salvation in general.

God has given her a unique anointing to teach and minister on the Holy Spirit, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. God has used her life to minister in retreats, conferences, evangelistic meetings, Holy Spirit seminars and to the body of Christ in general.

She has ministered in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Canada, Swaziland, the USA, and the Caribbean. Dr. Sandra has been the recipient of one of Western New York’s Ministerial Awards. This Award is called the “Alabaster Box”. This award recognizes Pastor Sandra’s impartation to the body of Christ. She received an Everyday Hero Award from OPWDD, DDAWNY, even being crowned as one of Niagara’s Falls Women of Influence. She is the mother of three boys Larnelle, Andre, and Jason.

~ Come and Be Refreshed!~

 

Breakfast at 8:30 a.m FREE ADMISSION (love offering)
...

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
716.450.1501 (CALL OR TEXT)


 

Saturday, May 18

 

MEN OF INTEGRITY BREAKFAST

Lakewood Baptist Church
Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00 am

OUR SPEAKERS WILL BE LORY HATFIELD, DAVID GRUIFFRE, TIM SMART, AND DAN SWENSON FROM LOVE INC.


Lory Hatfield is board chair for Love In the Name of Christ of Southern Chautauqua County. She attends New Hope Community Church where she serves on Mission of Hope team.  David Gruiffre has volunteered in the Clearinghouse Call Center for 10 years, gathering the stories of our neighbors in need. Dave attends Bethel Baptist Church.  Tim Smart is a church partner with Love INC and serves as senior pastor at REALiFE Church.  Dan Swenson has been involved with Love INC from the beginning. He currently serves as the Furniture Ministry Coordinator and previously served on the board of Love INC. He attends Hillcrest Baptist Church where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher and with Impact.

 

PLEASE CONTACT JAMIE SPOSATO

At sposato@windstream.net

To make your reservation (by the 16th if you can).

Lakewood Baptist Church is located at
150 Erie St. Lakewood NY 14750

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. This will be followed by a time of worship in song let by our own Men of Integrity band. Then we will be treated to a very encouraging message from the LOVE INC. TEAM.  MEN, you may bring your sons. All are welcome.  We will conclude our time together by 10:00 a.m.

 



 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

 

 

WORKSHOP starts at 9:15 a.m

 

Brief, Biblical foundation of the praise dance, flag or banner ministry,
The symbolic use of flags and banners in praise and worship\\
Work together in groups creatively Joy Fellowship.

~ New Venue for This Month ~

 

515 East 7th Street, Jamestown
(between Lincoln and Liberty Streets — Off of 6th Street)

$10/ticket (WOE has complimentary tickets if needed)

...

 


R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
716.450.1501 (CALL OR TEXT)




Saturday, March 23, 2019

Come and Prayer-Walk
On site with insight

It’s very simple:
Just show up at Potters Terrace
(East 3rd Street in Jamestown)
By 11:00 a.m. Saturday the 23rd of March
To receive instructions and your walking assignment.

Plan to walk in groups of twos.

Report to the bright green “Pray Jamestown”
T-shirt display.
The first 12 people who report in will receive a free T-Shirt.
Others may purchase a T-shirt at a cost of $12 each.

Embracing Jamestown for Jesus; Be a part of it!

 


 

Agape Prayer Ministry School

Catt./Chau./Warren Region

Spring and Fall School Sessions

2019


Greetings,
Here is some information regarding the Agape Prayer Ministry School that will be held in the Cattaraugus/Chautauqua/Warren region. The School will be held Friday and Saturday, 05-06 April at the Frewsburg Alliance Church, 60 Falconer Rd., Frewsburg, NY 14738 and also 25-26 October at the Wiltsie Community Church, 2981 Swede Hill Road, Russell, PA 16345.

All first time attendees must have their pastor’s approval to attend the School. (The pastor’s signature of approval is required on all registration forms). If your pastor has questions, please let me know and I will be glad to send out an information packet or suggest an area pastor he or she could call to discuss the Agape Ministry.

Registration forms are enclosed for your use (First-time attendees may need to request their Registration Form and Background Profile – 2 documents – from their pastor). Individuals who have previously attended the school need to return both a completed Registration Form and Progress Profile [2 documents].

Space at the School is limited, so please return your Registration and Profile as soon as possible. Registrations must be postmarked three weeks prior to the School date. (15 March for April School and 04 October for the October School). Registration is $100 for individuals who have not previously attended an Agape School and $75 for previous attendees.

[A $5 late fee will be assessed for registrations postmarked after the deadline.]

If you have any questions, please contact Roy Miller at 716-720-0028 or roy@thebetterplace.org

Please pray for the School, each person who will attend, and the school’s leadership team as we make preparations.


 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
(corner of Fluvanna Ave & Dutch Hollow Rd)
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.



Pastor Dodi McIntyre


Pastor Dodi arrived in Jamestown in July of 2017 with boots on the ground. She came as the new pastor at Jamestown Free Methodist Church which is now re-named Joy Fellowship. A compassionate heart for people is what Dodi brings to Jamestown. The outreaches established since her arrival have been “We Believe” a 12-step Biblical recovery program on Monday nights; “Ignite” Saturday night of worship, prayer, and testimony followed by “Wrecked” a support group for addressing life challenges. When I think of Dodi, Isaiah 61: 1, 2 comes to mind, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted...bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners...to comfort all who mourn…” Dodi’s message will be one of hope and encouragement for she has faced life’s battles and emerged on the other side with boots on and sword in hand...A message you won’t want to miss!!


R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
716.450.1501 (CALL OR TEXT)



 

Saturday, January 26

FIRST MEN OF INTEGRITY GATHERING OF 2019

Bemus Point United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 26th, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00 am, cost is FREE!!

 

It’s 2019, and we (the Chautauqua Lake Men of Integrity) are excited to bring our first men’s breakfast of the new year!  And we are starting off with an awesome speaker – George Lilja.  You DO NOT want to miss this! If there was an opportunity to bring an unsaved friend, this is the event.  Please invite your friends, your fathers, your sons, your cousins, your grandpas, your uncles, they will be blessed to hear from this former NFL player. 

SPEAKER GEORGE LILJA

George Lilja was All-Big Ten and All-American as centter for the University of Michigan. In 1981 he was drafted in the the 4th round by the L.A. Rams. He later played for the New York Jets before joining the Cleveland Browns. He and his wife, Meg, live in Bay Village, Ohio. George stated in his bio, "I began searching for something, something to make me happy. I asked myself, 'Who am I? What am I doing here?' That's when I began reading some magazine articles about Christian athletes. I had grown up in a Christian home and had gone to church all my life. These athletes and I had the same goals. But they talked about something more that I didn't have, and that was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

PLEASE CONTACT JAMIE SPOSATO

At sposato@windstream.net

To make your reservation (b th 24th if you can).

Bemus Point United Methodist Church is located at
4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemis Point, NY 14712

 

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. This will be followed by a time of worship in song let by our own Men of Integrity band. Then we will be treated to a very encouraging message from George Lilja. Men, you may bring your sons. All are welcome. We will conclude our time together by 10: am.

Download the bulletin insert

 



Saturday, October 20, 2018

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


4 Panelists in Recovery
Judd Hamilton • Anron Grant
Bobby Howard • Kristie Piazza


October's meeting finds with a very special format and amazing testimonies and stories of hope and healing. Judd Hamilton, along with others will form a panel to discuss their stories of their struggles with addiction. After they share, there will be a time of open dicussion.


Come with your questions for thei panel...

 

Invite all those who have struggled personally or are going through the agony of watching their loves ones struggle to get free. I believe we are at the brink of break-through. When the enemy comes in like a flood the Lord will raise up a standard.


R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fall 2018 Men’s “Whole Life” Challenge!


At Mission Meadows


Afternoon, challenges and fellowship for men;
young and not-so-young
Evening dinner and program for the men
plus spouses and girl friends

Register today!

Schedule for the day:

1:00-1:30, Men arrive and register
1:30-5:30, Challenges
5:30-6:00, Women arrive. Also men who are coming for the evening only
6:00-7:00, Meal
7:00-8:00, Worship and Program

Flow of the Challenges:


Orientation
“Challenge to love with our whole heart”
Rock-climbing wall challenge
“Challenge to love with our whole mind”
Archery challenge
“Challenge to love with all our strength”
Woodsman challenge
“Challenge to love our neighbor as ourselves”
Obstacle course challenge
AND there will be the option to participate in a Corn Hole tournament in the mix.
All of this will be capped off with some teaching on our 2018 theme, “Choose Your Chosenness.”

Picnic Meal

The evening meal will be in the dining hall. The menu will include a choice of hamburgers, or hotdogs, or chicken breast.
Live music will be provided by Randy Graham

Evening worship and challenge

After some lively singing; a laughter-filled and encouraging talk on marriage will be presented by Steve & Stacy Taylor and Joe & Leslie Pascoe. You will be glad to be there!

 

 

Joe and Leslie were married on July 7, 2000.  They have 4 beautiful daughters and one amazing granddaughter.  They have a passion for doing life together as a family and especially doing it outdoors!  They love serving in ministry together, and give thanks to God for his grace which has been poured out in every area of their lives.  Throughout their 18 years of marriage they have learned what it is to communicate in the other persons love language, and what it means to extend grace when communication has failed.  Leslie home schools their daughters and Joe serves as the lead pastor at Park UMC, Sinclairville & Cassadaga.

 

Steve and Stacy were married on September 5, 1993; they celebrated 25 years this year! They have two adult children, Benjamin and Abigail, who are both serving the Lord in their lives.  Steve and Stacy met at Camp Findley in 1985, and officially began dating after reuniting again at Camp Findley in 1991.  Steve is currently the Lead Pastor at the Panama United Methodist Church and Stacy is a substitute teacher at Panama Central School.  They enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and anything outdoors.  They have a passion for healthy marriages, spiritual growth in families, and serving the church.

 

REGISTRATION

To register to attend for the full day or just for the meal and evening, please email Jamie Sposato at Sposato@windstream.net or mail in the completed form below. If registering by email, please provide all necessary information from the form.
If you are coming for the afternoon challenges; you are encouraged to register as teams of four. However, if this cannot be arranged; we will also be organizing men into teams upon arrival at Camp Mission Meadows.


The cost is $10 per person, for any part of the day or for all of the day -- Payable upon arrival on the 13th.

 

Please check appropriate box(s) and fill in blanks where appropriate:
[ ] I am registering as part of a team of four to participate in the afternoon challenges. Our names are:
1.

2.

3.
4.

[ ] Our wives/girlfriends will be coming for the dinner and evening program. Their names are:
1.

2.
3.
4.

[ ] I am registering just for myself for the afternoon challenge time.

[ ] I am registering for myself and my wife / girlfriend for the evening meal and program.

 

Contact information:
Name, ________________________________________

Telephone:______________________________________

Email: __________________________________________

 

Please submit registration by the 5th of October at the very latest. Mail this completed form to:
The Better Place, PO Box 532, Jamestown, NY 14702 or email Jamie at Sposato@windstream.net

The Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity is a ministry of The Better Place, INC.

 

 

FALL AGAPE PRAYER MINISTRY SCHOOL


Our Fall Agape Prayer Ministry School
is scheduled for
Friday and Saturday the 19th and 20th of October.

 

• Please keep Pastor Carles Moore in prayer as he is directing this School. It’s a lot of work!

• Please be praying for all who will teach and who will lead in other ways.

• Please be praying for all who should be present to be present.

• And please pray for the presence of God to be with us at the School.

 

It has been a long time since we had an Agape School. It is time for many of us to “get the rust” out by our attendance at a School. You may go to Agape Prayer Ministry School and download your registration material. There is also registration material for first-time attendees who you may invite.

 

We have had people attend our Western NY/PA School from as far away as Lynn, Massachusetts. Who knows; we might have people attend this October from Clayton, NC or from Ogdensburg, NY. Wouldn’t that be great?

The School this October will be hosted by the Wiltsie Community Church in Russell, PA.

We have already received one registration. – Hurry and get yours in. 

Be blessed!

 


 

 

Saturday, May 3, 2018

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

 

The annual Jamestown area National Day of Prayer observance will take place outside of city hall on Tracy Plaza:

Thursday the 3rd of May from noon to 1:00.

Rain or Shine; the gathering will take place.

Bring your own folding chair if you want to sit down.

Several area clergy will share brief reflections from Scripture and lead in times of prayer.

Music will be led by Nathan Bailey.

 

>> Download the flyer

 

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Mrs. B From Rochester area,
Due to sensitive subject, no photo of speaker


Mrs. B is a patient advocate for critically ill children and victims of violence in the Middle East, with a ministry called "Crossing Borders to hearts in the Middle East."

 

Within the persecuted church, Brenda became a "transporter" for emergency needs and urgent rescue of endangered lives. In 2005, Brenda moved to the disputed territories within Isreal for the restructure of a 29 year old ministry.

 

From 2007 through 2013, she continued advocating and assisting with the transport of critically ill Iraqui and Syrian children sufferung from birth defects, chronic ailments, injury, violence. With severe medical conditions, the hazards of fleeing homeland left these innocent ones severely traumatized.

 

Come hear how you can become part of those helping bring relief in the current Syrian war, by intercession for the tremendous medical intervention with which Brenda is so critically involved. Learn of volunteer efforts that expand help to those in danger of threats and personal harm due to endless persecution.

 

May the LORD bless you as you seek His calling on your life and your role in the ministry of Jesus Christ to the Nations.


R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)



Saturday, March 24, 2018

MEN OF INTEGRITY BREAKFAST

 

Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 to 10:00 am at
Healing Word Ministries Church

OUR SPEAKER WILL BE TOM LANGWORTHY
Tom and his wife Amy have 3 kids – Noah, Grant, and Eden.  He has been the Jamestown High School Varsity Football Coach for the past 10 seasons.  His team has won the Class AA Championship in 2014 and has won the Section VI Class AA Championship in 2013 and 2014.  The team has been to the Section Finals for 4 straight years from 2011 to 2014.  He currently is the Assistant Principal at Jamestown High School and has been working there since 2004. 

 

PLEASE CONTACT JAMIE SPOSATO
At  sposato@windstream.net
To make your reservation [by the 23rd please if you can].

Healing Word Ministries is located at 1006 W. 3rd St,
Jamestown, NY 14701

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. This will be followed by a time of worship in song led by our own Men of Integrity band. Then we will be treated to a very encouraging message from Tom Langworthy.  MEN, please bring your sons. All are welcome.  We will conclude our time together by 10:00 a.m.

 



Maundy Thursday, March 29 2018

 

5th Annual One-in-Christ Holy Week Service
Thursday 29 March 2018
6:30-8:00 p.m.
At the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
Jamestown, NY

At the 2017 service, the pastors performed a special musical number. By popular demand, they will sing again at the 2018 service.

 

Near the end of his book, Reunitus, in a chapter subtitled, “The power of corporate gatherings,” Joe Aldrich wrote: “The psalms are full of ‘songs of ascent.’ These ancient hymns reflect the power and impact of doing something together, doing something big, doing something en masse…… The absence of the large, corporate gathering has weakened the Church and kept it divided. We have discovered the value of such meetings and encourage each community to do at least one each year.”

 

When the Church of the greater Buffalo/Niagara Region came together to hold a massive Good Friday service in the downtown arena in Buffalo in 2013; it was reported on all the Buffalo TV stations and in the local newspapers. Roy Miller, the Director of The Better Place, brought the glowing reports of this event to our Jamestown pastors’ weekly prayer gathering just to share and celebrate what God was doing “up north.” But this planted a seed; especially in the heart of Bishop Leecroft Clarke, of the Healing Word Ministries Church of God, and the rest, as the saying goes, is history. We held our first One-in-Christ gathering on Maundy Thursday in 2014 and we have been holding these gatherings annually ever since.

 

Our gathering this March 29 will be the 5th annual One-in-Christ Holy Week gathering.

 

The stated purpose of our first gathering – and every one since – was “to glorify God through unity in worship.” Well, where there is unity, God commands a blessing, even life forevermore [Psalm 133] and, sure enough, God has been honoring His word. The blessings just keep flowing out to our Jamestown area in the form of new life in Christ, renewed lives in Christ, and a growing unity of the Church made visible with a growing number of life-transforming ministries being carried out together in our region. To God be the glory!

 

There is no charge to attend this event.
An offering will be received to support the ministry of “Love INC”



Friday, February 23, 2018

A special time to train and equip the local body of Christ to see their work as an opportunity to be missional is being planned. Please watch this short video that will help set the stage for what's going to happen Feb 23 at Park Church in Sinclairville, NY. [Park Church will be one of several host-sites for this simulcast and they will provide a lunch meal for the day].

 

>> View the video

 

The cost of the event that is set by the simulcast is $25. This will cover the registration and the meal. Go to www.parkumc.org and check out the upcoming events on their home page for more information and registration.

 

Because we serve the Lord together in our community; here in Chautauqua County, we will also have a follow up to this event immediately afterward and will begin to connect people from similar backgrounds. We hope you can sign up to attend the event, and also that you will share this with people in your congregation and with your colleagues at work.

 

For more information you may call Nate Bailey [716/397-7196] the Ministry Director at Park Church, Sinclairville; or Roy Miller [716/720-0028] our Director at The Better Place.


 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Martha & Julissa Navarro

Born in Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, and now a resident of Jamestown, Martha Ramos Navarro is the mother of three and grandmother of three.

You will not only hear bout a miracle but you will witness the miracle of a young girl and her mother. For 3 months, Martha took over-the-counter night medication due to being told she had the flu when in actuality, she was pregnant. A friend took her to an abortion clinic where the doctor allowed her to hear the baby's heartbeat and told her to go home and think about it and come back in the morning.


Martha did not return. She gave birth to a daughter, Julissa Navarra. At age 2, Julissa was labeled with speech delay and received early intervention. At the age of 3, the doctor noticed a defect with her legs and she was fitted with a brace. She was told that by the age of 12, Julissa would require major surgery.

Come celebrate with us and hear how the faith of this very courageous mother and daughter brought them to a place of victory.

 

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)

 

>> Download the poster


Saturday, November 4, 2017

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Margaret Nsubuga

Pastor Margaret Nsubuga is a full-time pastor along with her husband, Pastor Joseph Nsubuga, at Ambassadors of Encouragement church in Komamboga in Uganda. Together they have five children and they have also adopted three girls.

In 2012 Margaret started the “Woven Women” ministry in Uganda. This ministry empowers women to better their lives, spreads the good news of Jesus, and provides sanitary pads and underwear. To date, over 2,500 women have benefited from this ministry in Uganda and in Rwanda; and the number continues to grow as she reaches out to more communities.

Several years ago, Margaret also started a piggery project to financially empower pastors in Uganda who are living in deep poverty. Margaret raises and breeds pigs and then gives piglets to pastors. The pastors then breed the pigs and sell piglets for money to sustain their ability to remain in ministry.

Margaret is a counselor, a motivational speaker, and a mother to many in Uganda. She has paid for the education of many children with money she has earned through her own industrious undertakings. Many of these children have now graduated from secondary school and university and are now married with children of their own.

Margaret is an inspiration to women in her country, Uganda, and beyond.

 

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)

 

>> Download the poster


 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Erica Damcott

Growing up in Sherman and always expec6ng to return to Chautauqua County, God had different plans as he led Erica into full 6me missions six years ago.


For the last three years, she's been working with Freedom 61, a ministry bringing hope to women amidst sexual exploita6on in Latvia (www.freedom61.org).


Since being in Latvia, this "woman of courage" has been helping to develop,
open, and work at the Women's Center. The center exists to provide women
coming out of addic6ons, sexual exploita6on, prison, and other chao6c lifestyles
a safe place to heal and grow as they take their first steps towards a different
lifestyle.


Come and join us as we link arms and hearts as Erica shares about her journey to
Latvia and some of the experiences of walking alongside women and witnessing
the transforma6on God has brought in the process.

 

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)

 

>> Download the poster


Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Susan Colwell

“Who am I, Lord and who are you?” a question oten asked by Susan Colwell, September’s featured speaker for Women of EnCOURAGEment.

 

Over 23 years ago, Susan’s life dramatically changed when she spiritually came alive. With many broken pieces, Susan came to a new-found faith that would heal her marriage and set Susan on an unshakeable course. Since that time, her life has not been the same and she has experienced so many of God’s richest blessings.


With her husband of 30 years, Dan, 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren, plus 1 more arriving soon, Susan treasures faith and family. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers on the lake in Ashville enjoying family in both areas.


Since she retired as Executive Director of St. Susan Center Soup Kitchen in Jamestown (she certainly had the right name to hold that position), she has continued to pursue the calling on her life to affect change around her.


With a passion for women to know God more intimately, she is currently writing two books,
The Secret Dance of a Woman and How to Pray to Change the World Around You.


Prayer and the Word of God are her lifeline. She has learned through personal experience that prayer changes people, places and things! Her favorite saying: “Life is a hiccup but eternity is forever.” Come and join us as we link arms and hearts to receive yet one more encouraging tes6mony from Susan Colwell, our Woman of Encouragement!!

 

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)

 

>> Download the poster


Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

3012 Route 430, Greenhurst
Breakfast at 8:30 am
FREE ADMISSION (love offering)

 

Women of enCOURAGEment will bring stories of courage and inspiration that will challenge and encourage us spiritually and relationally.


Speaker: Shari Spinler

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony….” (Rev. 12:11)

 

that she is an overcomer, and a living miracle of the transforma7ve power of the
amazing God that we serve.
Her tes7mony is about healing through Jesus Christ from abuse, homosexuality, and
abor7on. Shari was in bondage to alcohol, marijuana and sexual addic7on but clearly
heard the voice of God tell her she didn’t have to be gay.
Free in Christ for over 26 years, she is presently working on her memoir en7tled, Born
Straight: My Journey Toward Wholeness.
Shari has her BA in English from Empire State College and lives with her husband, Merle,
their son, Skyler and two cats named Barney and Sissy.
COME and HEAR this "courageous" woman!


 

R.S.V.P. Nina Bell
www.abbetteraltenatives.com
716-450-2272 (call or text
)

 

>> Download the poster


 

 

 

CONTACT US


 

 

Watch and pray for these events that are sponsored and facilatated by The Better Place

  • Our Women of Encouragement meet for breakfast, prayer ministry, worship, and the word from a guest speaker on the second Saturday of most months. Contact Nina for monthly updates – abbabiz@hotmail.com – Gatherings start at 8:30 a.m. Meetings are hosted by Christ Church LCMC, 3012 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712. Women of Encouragement is a ministry of The Better Place.

  • Saturday, 19 January – School of Prayer Sampler, hosted by REALiFE Church

  • Saturday, 26 January – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast, hosted by the Bemus Point UMC

  • Please keep The Better Place Board of Directors in prayer this year as they meet on the 9th of February, 18th of May, 7th of September, and on the 9th of November.

  • Saturday, 16 February – Session one of the Regional School of Prayer, hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Saturday, 23 February – “Work as Worship.” Promoted and encouraged by TBP; sponsored locally and hosted by Park Church, Sinclairville.

  • Thursday, 07 March – The Brothers McClurg in concert. Promoted by TBP; sponsored and hosted by the Jamestown Free Methodist Church.

  • Sunday, 10 March – Dallas Holm in concert. Promoted by TBP; sponsored and hosted by Koinonia Christian Fellowship in the morning and by Fluvanna Community Church in the evening.

  • Wednesday, 13 March – Addiction Response Ministry (a ministry of TBP) will hold a lunch meeting for pastors and other Church leaders at Friendly’s in downtown Jamestown to give a detailed update on the achievements and future direction of this vital ministry. Reservations are a must. Call 716-708-2071 or 716-720-0028.

  • Saturday, 16 March – Session two of the Regional School of Prayer, hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Sunday, 17 March – Love INCs March Mania Pastors’ Basket Ball extravaganza. This annual fund-raiser and fun-raiser begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Frewsburg, NY high school.

  • Saturday, 23 March – 11:00 a.m., Gather at Potter’s Terrace pocket park in downtown Jamestown; prayer-walk downtown.

  • Saturday, 30 March – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast, hosted by Hillcrest Baptist Church, Jamestown.

  • Friday and Saturday, 05-06 April – The spring edition of our Agape Prayer Ministry School. This is an intensive two days of learning about and practicing the ministry of inner-healing and deliverance; hosted by Frewsburg Alliance Church.

  • Thursday, 18 April – Our annual Maundy Thursday community One-in-Christ service of worship and proclamation.

  • 24 April – 04 May, our team will once again be traveling to Uganda in East Africa to teach at pastor and church leader conferences and to minister among God’s people at a variety of mission settings. Please keep them in prayer.

  • Thursday, 02 May – The annual National Day of Prayer observance.

  • Saturday, 18 May – Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity breakfast

  • Wednesday, 22 May – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, 01 June – Session three of our Regional School of Prayer; hosted by REALiFE Church

  • Saturday, 15 June – Gather at 11:00 a.m. at Potter’s Terrace pocket park in downtown Jamestown; then go to “Pray at the Gates.”

  • Wednesday, 17 July – Regional Concert of prayer; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday & Friday, 08-09 August Global Leadership Summit; hosted locally by Hillcrest Baptist Church. --- All persons who are part of any of the many ministries under The Better Place umbrella may register at a great discount by registering as part of The Better Place.

  • Wednesday, 14 August – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, 14 September – Session four of the Regional School of Prayer; hosted by REALiFE Church.

  • Saturday, 21 September – “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” all day conference sponsored by Koinonia Christian Fellowship and our Chautauqua Lake Region Men of Integrity. This even will take place in the Crystal Ballroom in the Jamestown Hotel. Tickets, at $40 per couple, go on sale on the 1st of May. Purchase tickets on-line at www.philgungor.com

  • Saturday, 28 September – 10:00 a.m. start; Chautauqua County “Shore up the Wall” prayer.

  • Wednesday, 16 October – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m
  • Friday & Saturday, 25-26 October – Agape Prayer Ministry School; hosted by Wiltsie Community Church, Russell, PA

  • Wednesday, 13 November – Regional Concert of Prayer; 7:00-8:30 p.m.

To find details on any coming events and to read reports about past events; go to NEWS & EVENTS. And also, you may always call 716-720-0028 to get the latest information.