Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship on life's sacred journey
Humanitarian Aid to Nicaragua
posted: June 26, 2016

Humanitarian Aid to Nicaragua is being collected by the D-F Center for Peace & Justice, July 5-31. Items for poverty-stricken residents of this Central American nation will be delivered by Ann Marie Zon, who has spent over three decades assisting the poor of Nicaragua.

Call Joan & Rodney Houck to make arrangements to deliver your donations to their home. Please do not deliver items without prior arrangements. If you’d like to help box up the items for shipment or load the truck, contact the Houcks.

Financial support is also greatly appreciated. Funds will be used to sponsor children’s education at $30, $50 or $100 (depending on the child’s age and grade level); for special or building projects; to support the cow and dairy project at $100 per cow; and to support the sheep project at $50 per animal. Donations of any amount may be made to assist with well digging or shipping costs. Checks, payable to Nicaraguan Mission, may be sent or delivered to the Houcks. Please specify if you would like to designate a particular project.

A list of items needed is linked on the heading above.

More information is at http://www.projectnica.com


Solar Chautauqua
posted: February 22, 2016

The Social Action Committee supports Solar Chautauqua, a 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.

Time is running out! The Solar Chautauqua campaign ends on August 15. In order to get in on our negotiated discounts, you need to enroll by the end of that day.

See the Solar Chautauqua website linked on the heading above, or visit www.facebook.com/solarchautauqua


Supporting the UU Service Committee
posted: January 6, 2016

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.


Recycling Ink Cartridges
posted: September 4, 2011

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.


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 has a BIG GREEN BOX for battery recycling.

Drop off your rechargeable and non-rechargeable 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.