Sunday, May 15 Registration deadline:
Adult Religious Exploration Workshop facilitated by Reverend George Buchanan
Saturday, May 21, 1-3 PM
at First United Methodist Church (25 Church Street, Fredonia NY, facing Barker Commons)
Note that the location has now been confirmed as shown above.
Coffee and Tea provided
In this workshop, we will learn what it means to have active hope for the future. Active hope is the feeling that we are working actively to realize our personal and communal visions. When we are actively hopeful, we are likely to be more resilient in the face of the climate crisis and other global predicaments. These ideas of active hope and resilience are from the excellent book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy, by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.
Contact Reverend George in person, by email, or using the information at the Contact Us tab above by Sunday, May 15 if you wish to take part in this workshop. This is open to all members and friends of UUCNC as well as others in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area.
Sunday, May 15, 1-3 PM
sponsored by Chautauqua Citizens Respond to Climate Crisis (CCRCC)
at North County Training & Conference Center (10807 Bennett Rd, Dunkirk NY)
The Social Action Committee supports this event and encourages participation:
Sister Eileen O’Connor of Buffalo explains The Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si
Our role in climate crisis
CCRCC is pleased to announce that Sister Eileen O’Connor will explain the Pope’s views about Climate Change, stewardship of the planet, and the need for all people to work together for the future of the planet and all of its inhabitants.
The Pope’s voice of concern for the state of the environment joins the voices of world leaders, urging all people to examine their priorities and responsibilities toward making positive choices for the welfare of all. The Pontiff considers issues of consumerism, of social inequality, waste, and irresponsibility to draw the conclusion that all people must unite in this, perhaps the most important issue of our lifetime. Sister Eileen O’Connor delivers and explains the Pope’s message with clarity and urgency, encouraging all people of reason to make positive commitments for the greatest good of all.
CCRCC is pleased and proud to welcome Sister Eileen’s voice of compassion and concern to Chautauqua County, and invite people of all (or no) religions to hear the Pope’s message of responsibility and unity. There will be no admission fee for this event, although donations will be accepted.
Register by Wednesday, May 18
The Once & Future Church, or “Chicken Little Goes to Church”
Saturday, May 21, 9:30 AM to 4 PM
at UU Church of Amherst (6320 Main St, Williamsville NY)
Have you heard???
- The Church is in decline!
- Nobody goes to church anymore!
- The “millennial” generation just doesn’t care about religion!
- Everything the elder generation has built up is bound for ruin!
Get the facts and find out how we can be the solution!
Learn about the trends in American religious life – and how they impact UUs.
$5 at door includes lunch!
Registration link: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/s1xg7vqy0m5sqy4/
Hosted by the UU Church of Amherst, with co-hosts
UU Church of Buffalo and UUA Central East Region
The Social Action Committee supports this county-wide initiative:
Solar Chautauqua is a coalition to solarize Chautauqua County that facilitates opportunities for residents, farms, and small businesses of Chautauqua County to install solar power. Its goal is to jumpstart residential solar installations in our region by lowering the barriers to going solar. This includes negotiating with vendors for discounted rates, exploring shared solar, clarifying local permitting requirements, facilitating financing, and educating the public on the costs, benefits, and parameters of solar installations.
See the Solar Chautauqua website linked on the heading above, or visit www.facebook.com/solarchautauqua
Members and friends donated over $1,000 to the UU Service Committee’s Guest At Your Table program, and the Coming of Age group’s Bean Soup fundraiser netted an additional $175!
In November and December, the Social Action Committee challenged congregants to support the human rights work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) through the Guest at Your Table program.
For over 40 years, Guest at Your Table has raised millions of dollars for human rights projects that have made a real difference in people’s lives.
Donations supported UUSC’s global partnership of dedicated people who work, learn and grow together — a community of inspired and passionate human rights activists. Gifts of $125 or more are eligible to be matched dollar for dollar by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y.
Ink cartridges are collected and recycled by the Social Action Committee to benefit the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue (59 E Main St, Westfield NY).
Deliver spent ink cartridges at worship services on Sunday mornings, September through June.
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!
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation 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.