November 1: “Mercy Now” The Rev. Frances Manly with special guest Doug Yeomans
“Mercy” is not a word we hear a lot about, but maybe mercy is one of the things our world needs most of all, and one of the most important things we can offer each other. This service will weave together song, story, and reflection to explore the intersections of mercy, grace, and justice.
Rev. Frances Manly is Minister Emerita of the First UU Church of Niagara and an active member of the UU Church of Buffalo. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Yeomans is a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Presenters: Frances Manly and Doug Yeomans
November 8: "Gratitude"
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we'll be looking at Gratitude for the lessons of the past and the blessings of the present.
Speaker: John Snodgrass
November 15: “Change Amongst Chaos”
We are in a time of chaos as we process the election, new pandemic issues and the season of autumn which brings us close to examining life, death and dormancy. How do we journey through in good spiritual health? Come hear ideas, thoughts and good music to carry us on our way.
Speaker: Susan Frawley
November 22: “True Grit - Defining Courage”
We tend to associate the word "courage" with extraordinary acts and extraordinary people, but the truth is, we are all courageous, and not just at one time or another, but throughout our lives. Strength and courage are many things, and to say we are not strong, or not courageous is to deny our own sense of inherent worth. What are the ingredients for having "true grit," and how do we integrate these various traits into our lives every day?
Speaker: Donna Evans-Deyermond via ZOOM
November 29: "Will you get on the bus?"
A talk about engaging with communities before their needs are decided for them- This is a product of white privilege.
Mr. Kirkwood is an author, a veteran, a speaker, a trainer, and a social justice and education advocate. He is a husband and father of three. His passion is to help individuals push through their perceived limits to take control of their lives.
Speaker: Duncan Kirkwood
December 2017 The church's driveway lined with items for the homeless to take. We couldn't find an agency to help so we decided to do this. Someone is taking them and we're hoping it will make them more comfortable in our cold snowy climate.
Social Action Committee picketing in front of McDonald's for higher wages - in the rain! Thanks group!