Hornell-Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society (HAUUS)
May-June 2014 Newsletter
HAUUS meets on the second and fourth Sunday’s of the month at 10:30 AM. We are located at 198 Main St. in Hornell NYunless otherwise noted below. All are Welcome. For more information about HAUUS please call (607)698-4508 or (607)522-7803
May 11 – This Sunday there will be a presentation on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas
(“Fracking”) in Dimock, PA. entitled “What if it Happens Here? Our Journey to Dimock”. This presentation with photos describes the tour of the Dimock HAUUS members Penny, George and Sharon experienced last fall. They continue to promote awareness regarding the impact of gas and oil drilling utilizing the hydraulic
fracturing process on our planet and on us.
May 25 – PERSPECTIVE: SHARING a JEWISH LIFE IN a SMALL TOWN — guest speaker Jane Jamison
“A look through my lens.”
The only child in her Jewish family, Jane grew up in Manhattan. She came to the Southern Tier to attend Alfred University and stayed to make her life here in the Canisteo Valley.
June 8 – The Flower Communion has become an annual HAUUS event. It began in Prague Czechoslovakia before World War II. We will celebrate by talking with each other about what our UU Fellowship means to each of us. Please bring flowers to share.
June 22 – A Solstice Gathering – The summer solstice begins the season of Litha in the Celtic and Wiccan year. This Sunday we will meet at Polly Nelson’s cottage on Smith Pond in Howard to honor and welcome the coming of the season. Bring alter items, a reading, poem or pictures to share. Our guest, Gloria Osborne will lead us in ritual, song and dance. Call 522-7803, 698-4508 or 566-2870 or email Sharon or Penny for directions
News and Notes
JULY 18 AND 19
Save the dates and donate some good stuff!!! As a fundraiser for our fellowship, we will be participating in the Hornell city-wide yard sales on Friday and Saturday July 18 and 19 at our HAUUS location at 198 Main St. Drop off for donated items for the sale is Thursday evening (7/17) from 6-8pm and Friday morning. It would be helpful if you would price your items before you bring them to 198 Main. We will also need volunteers to work a few hours at the sale.
HAUUS members continue to support local food pantries. Please bring non-perishable food items when you come to fellowship.
“Goodness is an art to be studied in our lives.”
Durant Drake (Unitarian, professor of philosophy), American Unitarian Association Religious Education #14, quoted by Richard S. Gilbert, In the Middle of A Journey
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