Interfaith News for August 25


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

“God accepteth the good will and the labour of his servants, no matter how we feel.” — Julian of Norwich 

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 Our Lady of Lourdes in Bemus Point. Consult the website for details:

Disciples of Christ
Join us for our online social hour via Zoom from 3 to 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 25. For access, contact

Hebrew Congregation
All are welcome to the Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat service of the Hebrew Congregation from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT on Fridays. Following the service, there will be Break Out Rooms with rotating small groups for schmoozing until 6:30 p.m. To register, send an email request to president Larry Cohen.

Lutheran House
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. 

Michael O‘Sullivan leads a session on Korean Zen Meditation at 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 25, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Carol McKiernan leads a session in Centering Prayer at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 25, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Larry Terkel leads a session on Judaism and the Kabbalah at 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 26, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Subagh Khalsa leads a session on Sikh Dharma Meditation at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 26, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Prayers for Peace through Compassion
For many years, every morning during the season from 8:55 to 9 a.m., Chautauquans have gathered 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
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) host a weekly “get together” for social connection, support, and to answer the inquiries and needs of the greater Chautauqua community at 6 p.m. EDT 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 the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 25, 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!”