February 2018  
Upcoming Events


District Committee on Ordained Ministry
9:15 AM to 5:00 PM
East Randolph United Methodist Church, 122 Church St.
Appointments with dCOM must be scheduled in advance and materials submitted 2 WEEKS prior to appointment.
Power of Prayer
10:00 AM
Meet in the Sunshine Room at Ripley UMC, 84 W. Main St.
Time of Prayer & Praise
6:30 PM to 7:10 PM
Chapel at Christ First UMC, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown. Chapel is located just inside the church's Buffalo Street entrance.
Bible Search
Chautauqua County Rural Ministry
Executive Director: Kathleen Peterson

Chautauqua Co Rural Ministry is supported by the: American Baptist Churches, Lutheran Churches of America, United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., and the local community.

  • Provided substantial funding in getting the gleaning project off the ground now a successful gleaning program, recovering nearly 320,000 pounds of food that would have otherwise been left in the fields to waste.
  • Provided funding to complete a gleaning project cookbook- not yet at the printers. All recipes are from recipients of the gleaned product or farmers. The cookbook also will contain nutrition facts and little trivia about gardening.
  • Provides funds to ensure 11 weekly meals are offered at the Friendly Kitchen – seven noontime meals and 4 evening meals each week. Over 38,000 meals are served annually.
  • Provides funds to purchase food to ensure the hungry in Chautauqua County have adequate nutritional foods in the event of a crisis in their household. Some 900 bags are given out each month.
  • Provides funds for prescription assistance, travel assistance, and emergency housing. Annually we provide over 200 families with these services.
  • Funds to support our community gardening project. We now have six successful gardens located throughout Chautauqua County.
  • The opening of our second thrift store in Ripley, NY. This opened in October 2004 and we are slowly growing out of our space.


Please visit the website at www.theccrm.org