Interfaith News for June 30


Chautauqua Catholic Community

Daily Mass is held at 8 a.m. Mondays and Fridays and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Mary of Lourdes in Mayville. Daily Mass is held at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Mary of Lourdes in Bemus Point. Consult the website for details:

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Since we cannot socialize in person this season, here is a serving of Social Tea to enjoy:

Recipe for a Happy Day

A heart full of thankfulness.

A thimble of care.

A soul of simple hopefulness.

An early morning prayer.

A smile to greet the morning with.

A kind word as a key

To open the door and greet the day,

Whatever it brings to thee.

A patient trust in providence

To sweeten all the way.

All these combined with thoughtfulness

Will make a happy day. 

Hebrew Congregation

To preregister for this week’s Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5 p.m. Friday, July 3, via Zoom, email by noon Thursday, July 2.

Lutheran House 

The Lutheran House hosts a brief, live 40-minute discussion of Janis Searles Jones’ lecture on CHQ Assembly, “The Ocean and the Climate: How to Save Both” from noon to 12:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, via Zoom. Email if you would like an invitation.

Our social hour is at 4:30 p.m. EDT every Tuesday via Zoom. For an invitation, contact our hosts Sue and Jerry Keppel at

Mystic Heart Community Meditation

The mission of The Mystic Heart is to help participants discover and manifest peace, compassion, and kindness in themselves, in their relations with others, and in their communities.

Kainat-Felicia Norton leads a session on Sufi Meditation at 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, on the Virtual Porch.

Carol McKiernan leads a session on Centering Prayer Meditation at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, on the Virtual Porch.

Larry Terkel leads a session in the Judaism/Kabbalah tradition at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, on the Virtual Porch.

Michael O’Sullivan leads a session on Korean Zen Meditation at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, on the Virtual Porch.

Prayers for Peace through Compassion 

For many years, every morning during the season from 8:55 – 9 a.m., Chautauquans gather in the Grove to pray for peace through compassion. In 2020, all Chautauquans around the world are invited to join together from wherever they are in silent prayer and reflection for five minutes.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Chautauqua

A weekly “get together” for social connection, support, and to answer the inquiries and needs of the greater Chautauqua community is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email  

Women in Ministry

Women who are involved in ministry are welcome to attend our noon meeting every Wednesday via Zoom. Email by Tuesday evening to receive an invitation.

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The author Meg Viehe

Meg Viehe is a retired teacher living in Newport Beach, California, during the off-season. She is happiest when she and her husband Rich are surrounded by their children, grandchildren and the extended Viehe clan and friends at Chautauqua. Her advice to her grandchildren and others: “Be nice to everyone at Chautauqua. You never know who will be part of your future family!”