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Church Life newsletter - Social Activities
The Foreword - Our Monthly Newsletter
Welcome to Sunday Worship!
Our Sunday church services are 10:30am.
PAIDEIA FORUM - Sunday mornings 9:00-10:00 in the Emerson Room
Coffee & bagels available for a small charge.
May 12 - Last Month’s Joint District Assembly in Niagara Falls. We will gather to share our impressions and discuss what we have learned. Please participate whether or not you yourself went to D.A.
May 19 - "The Case for Transit" by Doug Funke. Doug, who used to chair our Social Justice/Economic Concerns committee for many years, is the President of Citizens for Regional Transit, a local non-profit citizen's advocacy organization. His talk addresses the arguments for extending Buffalo's light rail.
June 2 - Jewish History Through Archaeological Artifacts. Experience the excitement of holding in your hands actual 4,000 year-old artifacts highlighting the history of the Jewish people from the days of Abraham through the Second Revolt Against Rome. Rabbi Irwin A. Tanenbaum, spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Shalom, will share with us antiquities from his personal collection.
Volunteers make things run smoothly on Sunday mornings!
Transportation: There are several people we know of, and this list will probably grow, that need rides to church on Sundays and perhaps to other church activities. We would like to form a list of people who are able to provide rides. If our list of drivers is big enough, no one will have to worry about finding an alternate when they are not available. If you would like to be added to the list of committee volunteers and/or have questions, please contact Suzanne Christ, chair of the Caring for One Another Committee.
Childcare is provided on Sundays as well as Religious Education for youth.
Greeters: Greeting in the lobby is easy and fun. Just arrive between 10 and 10:15am on Sunday morning; Smile, Shake Hands and Be Friendly; Answer Questions or Refer people to the proper source. At 10:30 or so, you can head into the service, so you won't miss a thing.
Welcoming People with Disabilities: Learn about promoting equality and access for UU's with disabilities. Visit the website – www.equualaccess.org.
The Committee on Ministry would like to make our congregation aware that several members have allergies to perfumes/colognes. As a welcoming congregation, we would like to see our members make a conscientious effort to avoid wearing scents at church and church functions so our allergic members can worship and enjoy programs with their fellow congregants. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Ushers: Elaine Cusker, Ria and Hinni Martens and Bob Wack will join me again this year as ushers on Sunday mornings. We'll be putting the inserts into the Order of Service, handing them out to you as you enter the Chapel, and passing the plate at the collection. As if that wasn't enough to keep us busy, we also count and record attendance and contributions. We are often assisted by unsuspecting volunteers who we corral as they walk in the door! - Dennis Bihl
The Art Wall: Please share your creative endeavors with the U.U. congregation by displaying them on or in front of the Art Wall. Simply sign up on the sheet next to the Art Wall. If you have any questions or would like some assistance in displaying your masterpieces, please contact Cindy Baumgartner.
Adult Choir: Rehearsal continues on Thursdays at 7:15 pm. We have room for more choir members, please come and join us! The choir meets Thursday evenings and most Sunday mornings. - Marie Zak, Music Director
Welcoming Circle: Do you want to help out, but never seem to be able to get to church early enough to be a greeter or coffee hour host? Your Membership Committee is looking for a few friendly people to help meet & greet newcomers after the service. Please see Hella Jacob to volunteer.
Mini-Orientations for Newcomers Some Sundays 11:45-12:15 PM. Are you relatively new here and just trying to figure out what we’re all about? I’ll be showing a twelve-minute DVD with an overview of Unitarian Universalist history, theology, worship experience, religious education, social justice, and inclusiveness. I will also be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you a tour of our building. We will meet in the “Living Room” (the room near the stairs).
Unitarian Universalism 101 – A Message to Visitors, Newcomers & Fellow Explorers:
I invite you to learn more about our faith and our congregation by attending our "New UU" sessions with Rev. Len De Roche and myself. New UU consists of three 2-hour workshops, which together form part of our Path to Membership. Join us to ask questions, tell us about your search for truth and meaning that brought you here, and find out if UUCA may be the right spiritual home for you. Ideally, participants will attend three workshops in a row, but please feel free to take them one at a time, in any order, as they fit into your schedule. The classes will meet in the comfort of the Living Room in the old “mansion”. Please let me know what times work well for you and will try to schedule to meet your needs in the future. All are welcome; childcare can be provided for those who need it.
New UU I: “Tell Your Story”. What has brought you here? We all have a story to tell, and a history with faith communities. Build new and lasting friendships with your fellow searchers. It will be a wonderful adventure where you can ask those burning questions and find new pathways to growth—spiritually, emotionally and socially.
If you'd also like to attend, please let me know! (phone 903-7508 or email
). ~ Hella Jacob
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Our staff includes:
Seminarian: Michelle George
First Sunday Pianist: Fran Landis
Caretaker: Amanda Free