Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship  on  life's  sacred  journey

Shared Thanksgiving Dinner

posted: September 11, 2014

The Vegetarian Dining Group plans a Shared Thanksgiving Dinner, time and place to be announced.

Based on expressed interest, the dining group has decided to go ahead with dinner plans. The dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 27. Participants will bring a dish for the dinner and will assist with some aspect of set-up and clean-up. The details of the dinner will be announced by Nov. 1.

The group has hosted Thanksgiving dinners in the past – complete with both traditional turkey and vegetarian main dishes – and these have been wonderful congregational gatherings, but do require volunteers for set-up and clean-up.

Questions? Please talk to either Judy Singer or Catherine McAllister.


Collection for Animal Sanctuary

posted: September 10, 2014

Children in the Religious Exploration (R.E.) classes are collecting donations for Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, a small animal rescue in Sherman, NY, dedicated to rescuing unwanted rabbits and other small pets. Our children are animal lovers and want to share their love by helping this organization.

The donation box will be at the table by the R.E. bulletin board through Sunday, Nov. 16. Items needed:

  • Newspapers; these seem unimportant but are a major part of keeping the bunnies clean and healthy.
  • Towels
  • Bunny Food, Manna Pro Brand
  • Bunny Cages

If you shop with Amazon, you can view the Sanctuary’s wish list by typing in Little Angels Animal Sanctuary under the wish lists tab.

On behalf of the Religious Exploration classes, we thank you for your support!


Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

posted: September 7, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 12:30-2 PM

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism will be held following the worship service and social hour. All are welcome!

If you’re new to our congregation or faith tradition and would like to learn more about who we are – our history, our values, our programs, what membership means – as well as ask any questions you may have of us, please join Rev. Terry and UUCNC members for a time of presentation and sharing. We will meet downstairs at the Grange Hall, and a pizza lunch will be served.

RSVP by Wed. Nov. 12 by calling the UUCNC phone, 716 679-7944, and leaving a voice message, or use the information under the Contact Us tab above to RSVP.


Building Acquisition News

posted: July 16, 2014

The restructured Building Acqusition Committee steering committee (BACSC) has been in existence for a year. The BAC has worked to take the steps necessary for finding space that better supports the congregation’s ministry.

Given the call for for simplifying the organizational relationship role of those representing the steering committee, changes to the BAC diagram were discussed and accepted at the July 8th meeting. The updated BACSC diagram is under the Governance tab above; select the virtual Filing Cabinet, then the Building Acquisition link near the top of the page.

Current BAC steering committee members are Cate McAllister (Board Member and Path Home custodian), John Ames (BAC finance committee chair), Amy O’Connell (member at large), Mitchell Cummings (member at large), and ex officio member Reverend Theresa Kime. Space search chair is Skeeter Tower with Nancy Mayer assisting. The chair of the BAC committee has not been named.


Welcome, Kids & Families!

posted: September 27, 2013

Welcome to Religious Exploration (RE) classes at UUCNC!

In addition to loving care in the Caterpillar Room, for children from birth to age 5, older children are welcome in the Butterfly Class (ages 5-10)! The Dove Class (grades 5-8) usually meets one Sunday each month. Learn more by clicking the About Us tab above, then selecting Children’s Programs.

Questions about Children’s Religious Exploration? Speak with RE Coordinator Karen Taverna.


Please donate your deposit cans and bottles!

posted: September 2, 2011

The Youth Group reminds the congregation that the donation of your deposit cans and bottles is greatly appreciated! Colleen, the owner of Cash for Cans (on Route 60 in just north of Route 83; driving from Rte. 20 it is housed in a large garage with a bright green roof on the left) has generously offered to continue keeping a tab for us for this ongoing fundraiser. Call ahead to check when they’ll be open: 716 672-2274.

All you need to do is drop off your deposit cans and bottles when you are out running errands. If you ever have trouble getting there or need help with a large accumulation, members of the Youth Group will pick up your contribution.

Every little bit helps! In 2011 we raised just over $150 in four months for our trip to Boston, and each year since we have raised a similar amount. Thank you for your support!


Battery Recycling!

posted: June 21, 2011

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation now has a BIG GREEN BOX for battery recycling!

Drop off your Alkaline – NiCd – NiMh – Lead – Silver – Mercury and – Lithium batteries for recycling.

Batteries can be dropped off Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at 212 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk, NY.

For more about BIG GREEN BOX, click the title above.