See our Calendar for upcoming worship services, meetings and other events
Chalice Circle Sundays
Religious Exploration experiences are offered for three multi-age groups: Elementary, Coming-of-age, and Teen/Adult. All groups will meet at the UUCNC meetinghouse (222 Temple St., Fredonia NY) on the third Sunday of each month at 10 AM.
Each group develops its own covenant of right relations and reviews it each month. Occasional multi-generational activities will be planned.
- Elementary classes (grades K-4) follow Soul Matters themes. Children will be introduced to the UU Seven Principles.
- Coming-of-age classes (grades 5-8) focus on studying faith traditions and developing personal faith.
- Teen/Adult Discussions focus on topics chosen by participants (e.g. UU values, current issues, social action, spiritual practice, UU history, book study, etc.) and may follow Soul Matters themes or activities. Online recorded classes in nonviolent communication, relationship building, conflict resolution, and bystander intervention may be included. Guests may be invited to present on areas of expertise.
Sunday Worship Services
From September through June, we provide weekly worship services led either by our contract minister, a visiting minister or minister-in-training, a lay member of our congregation or a guest speaker from the larger community. Our summer worship schedule varies. For more information, see the Worship link at left or view the calendar at the link above.
Soul Matters groups
The Soul Matters small group format encourages spiritual growth, engaging in spiritual practice, deep listening, and sharing on each month’s theme. Soul Matters groups (6-10 people) commit to meeting twice a month, currently on the Zoom platform.
Religious Exploration for Adults
We offer adult spiritual exploration studies on topics of common interest. A Chosen Faith and Discover Your Spiritual Type have been popular foundational courses. We have also pursued studies in the historical roots of Universalism and explored Life Tapestries, a study giving insights into approaching life issues with a sense of community, spirituality, and creativity.
Recent classes included Healing and Resilience in a Difficult World and discussions/activities based on the books Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day, by Jay Shetty; Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowen and Dr. Linda Thal; Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving; and White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo.
As classes are planned, they are announced at the News & Events tab above and listed on the online calendar.
The Social Action Committee promotes justice and opportunity for all people. This is done through a combination of service, advocacy, education and partnerships with grassroots organizations; and by supporting the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) mission to meet needs in the areas of economic justice, civil liberties, environmental justiceand humanitarian crises.
See the Social Action link at left for more information, or for upcoming events see the calendar at the link above.
Some for adults only, some for all ages!
When it is safe to gather in person, our congregation shares in celebration and community with occasional potlucks, group outings, concerts and sing-a-longs, and more. All are welcome! See the calendar at the link above.
Small Affinity Groups are one way to strengthen our community as the congregation grows in size. They’re a good place to better get to know others. Visitors and new attenders are welcome. Affinity Groups events are posted on the calendar at the link above. Currently, one Affinity Group holds monthly meetings:
- Women of Spirit, for women of high school age or older, meets monthly on a Friday evening. Information is posted on the online calendar.
The MarketPlace Circle Affinity Group does not hold group meetings, but those who are interested may participate in a group order from the Marketplace: Handwork of India catalog in spring or fall. View the catalog at www.marketplaceindia.com.