Author: uucnc_admin

When the hibernating mood hits

Dear Friends,

A friend recently called this time of year “hibernation” season.  She mentioned that whenever she feels gloomy, overwhelmed with work, or has lengthy lists without the energy to attack them, she reminds herself of the season, makes a cup of hot, steaming tea, and … read more.

Making precious memories

Early one morning in mid-December I received a call from my youngest sister Mary. She was filling out a questionnaire focused on childhood Christmas memories as preparation for a game my sister-in-law made for our December family gathering. Mary was struggling to answer the questions … read more.

Online calendar

Some meetings are being held in person at the UUCNC meetinghouse (222 Temple St., Fredonia) with a Zoom option. Other meetings are held on Zoom only.

Consult our online calendar tinyurl.com/caluucnc for up-to-date information.

Celebrating our connections

As I write this message, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a State of Emergency and a ban on westbound commercial travel along the New York Thruway from Rochester to the Pennsylvania line on Route 90.

Will the weather allow me to travel safely on Sunday, when … read more.

Transforming a dreary November

I am going to reveal a secret: I don’t like the month of November very much, especially the beginning.  Samhain is left behind for one more year; the wind has whipped the last remaining leaves from the trees.  The inviting blue waters of Erie look … read more.

Share the best kept secret

Just like a new school year, a congregation’s worship year brings excitement, ideas, and hope galore.

A congregation with a big dream list signifies its members are creative, determined to make things happen. I consider myself very fortunate to serve you. You offer compassion and companionship … read more.

More to life

Greetings, Beloveds!

Though it is mid-August as I write this, you will read this column after the first of September.  It is good to be communicating through our newsletter now, but I am even happier to know that I will see and be with many of … read more.

Working to be the Beloved Community

Greetings, Dear Ones!

As you read this message it is early July, but I write this mid-June.  In order for this to be included in the monthly newsletter I write this a couple weeks ahead of the distribution date. Much like paying bills on time or … read more.

Pay with some toughness for a gentle world

In her poem “An Observation” May Sarton writes that we must “pay with some toughness for a gentle world”. This poem was written while observing her mother’s elderly, gnarled hands, feeling judgmental, then upon reflection, seeing instead, they represent a lifelong faithfulness to the task … read more.