Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship on life's sacred journey
Call to Action: Food Drive
posted: February 3, 2016

Each Sunday during the month of February, members and friends are encouraged to donate shelf-stable food and personal care items. Items collected on Sundays will be donated to the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (127 Central Ave, Dunkirk NY).


Our Consulting Minister
posted: February 2, 2016

Reverend George Buchanan became our half-time consulting minister as of January 1, 2016, with responsibilities for services coordinated with the Worship Committee.

Get to know Reverend George at one of these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, February 13: 10 to 11:30 AM Coffee with Your Minister at Kasia Coffee (183 East Main Street, Suite 6, Fredonia NY)
  • Sunday, February 14: 11 AM worship, “Love Locally”
  • Saturday, February 27: 9 to 11 AM Workshop, “Love, Actually” at the First United Methodist Church (25 Church Street, Fredonia NY, facing Barker Commons)
  • Sunday, February 28: 11 AM worship, “Prayers of a Humanist”
  • Tuesday, March 1, 5:30-9 PM: Startup Workshop at Lanford House (194 Central Ave, Fredonia NY), open to all members and friends interested in the ministry of our congregation. RSVP.

See the online calendar, linked at left, for details.


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 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.