Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship on life's sacred journey

Our Ministry

We minister to each other

Members and friends of the congregation minister to each other, as we build among and beyond ourselves a caring and compassionate community. Through our affinity groups, classes and projects we get to know one another more deeply and offer support and caring through all life brings us.

The Caring Circle helps people to connect and to build a caring and compassionate community by:

  1. Being available as a listening and caring presence to members and friends during times of need and joy;
  2. Offering members and friends the opportunity to use their gifts to assist one another; and
  3. Providing resources and educational opportunities that strengthen caring skills.
    Details are on the Committees page under the Governance tab above.

UUCNC is a Welcoming Congregation ; see Activities (at left), then the Social Action page (its link will appear on the left) for more information about how the designation underscores our commitment as a congregation to increasing our welcome of people with marginalized sexual orientations and/or gender identities.

Those whose personal ministry calls them to help coordinate response in special circumstances, such as illness, may speak with any member of the Executive Board about serving on the Caring Committee. Read more about the Caring Circle under the Governance Tab > Committees.

We minister to the world

The Social Action Committee encourages individuals to participate in activities in our local and global communities which promote social justice and opportunity for all people. Monthly meetings are open to all who are interested. Weekly displays at the Sunday morning worship services give individuals an opportunity to learn more about a variety of issues, both local and global.

Our consulting minister

Reverend George Buchanan is our Consulting Minister. He leads our worship services two Sundays per month, and leads workshops and discussions at other times. See the calendar elsewhere on this website for dates and times.

George is also available for individual consultation and meetings by appointment. Use the information at the Contact Us tabe above if you wish to meet with him.

George was ordained in the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 2006, and served several Unitarian Universalist congregations in Northeast Ohio before becoming our Consulting Minister.

George is currently exploring the ways Unitarian Universalist congregations can be more responsive and supportive in the face of global climate change. He is also studying the ways Unitarian Universalist congregations can help people strengthen their hearts as they encounter life’s joys and sorrows.

Your personal ministry

If your personal interests and ministry suggest participation in any of our committees, affinity groups, study sessions or other opportunities, please speak with the committee or affinity group chair, or with any board member.