Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship  on  life's  sacred  journey

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.


Threshold Team

posted: July 15, 2014

At their June 24 meeting with consultant Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, the Threshold Team announced that they had voted to withdraw from the Threshold program. The Team makes the following recommendations:

  • Consider a one-year hiatus from the search for a building to purchase.
  • Bring in a consultant to work with the congregation on Right Relations.

The Threshold Team will make records from their work available to the new Executive Board and to any new consultant.


Social Action Projects

posted: April 20, 2014

The Social Action Committee suggests donations to this community cause:

Donate clothing, non-perishable food, or household items to Willow Mission, a project of the Dunkirk Methodist Church and a recipient of UUCNC’s Share the Plate funds earlier this year.

Check with members of the Social Action Committee or with Rodney & Joan Houck for a list of specific items needed by Willow Mission.


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)! 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.