HAUUS Newsletter Feb-March 2016

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

(HAUUS)
February-March 2016

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog at HAUUS.org.

February 14 —- Ilsa Miller will present on Opioid Addiction and Treatment. As part of this program she will share her own personal journey surrounding this topic.

February 28 – Our speaker this week is Emrys Westacott, professor of philosophy at Alfred University. The topic of this Sunday’s program is ‘The Wisdom of Frugality’. This is the title of Emrys next book and addresses the question of whether living simply should still be praised today as it has been praised by philosophers from Socrates to Thoreau.

March 13Consumerism vs Capitalism – HAUUS member Suzanne Miller will lead this discussion on the economy.

March 27 – The Resurrection Revisited – Join HAUUS members George Smith and Sharon Saker for this discussion. We will also celebrate the arrival of spring (Ostara)

News and Notes

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food pantries in the area.

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand” Henry David Thoreau

“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky arrives the snow” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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HAUUS newsletter Feb-March 2016

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HAUUS Newsletter Jan-Feb 2016

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

(HAUUS)

January-February 2016

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog at HAUUS.org.

January 10“Were there two Rhesus monkeys or seven on the ark and what does this mean for your blood type?” The book, Who Wrote the Bible by scholar Richard Friedman will be reviewed by HAUUS member Steve Smith. This will be somewhat of a rehash for the general public of something called the Documentary Hypothesis. Prior to Steve’s program we could look this (Documentary Hypothesis) up in Wikipedia.   It is about a 2 page article. Steve will provide examples such as 2 biblical accounts of the Flood apparently written by different people and some chronology of the Bible, the Ten Lost Tribes, etc.

January 24Faith Amidst Prosthetic Culture -UU roots are found in Puritan Calvinism.   The strategy we use for our personal and church life operate within the ‘prostheses’ of popular culture.  Discussion will involve how we handle zeal of social movements that deny our personal losses and the fear that we cannot live outside the contrived dimensions of everyday life. Tim Bancroft will lead our discussion.

February 14 — There are several possibilities being explored for this Sunday’s program. There is nothing certain as of this writing. A notice will be emailed separately once the program is confirmed.

February 28 — There are several possibilities being explored for this Sunday’s program. There is nothing certain as of this writing. A notice will be emailed separately once the program is confirmed.

News and Notes

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food pantries in the area.

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand” Henry David Thoreau

“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky arrives the snow” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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HAUUS Newsletter Nov-Dec 2015

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

(HAUUS)

November-December 2015

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog at HAUUS.org.

Please Note: In December we will meet on 12/13 and 12/20!!!!!!

November 8 –  HAUUS member Bert Brown will lead our exploration into The Many Faces of Love. Synonyms for love, the different meanings and kinds of love will be included in the discussion.

November 22Thanksgiving Explored- Today we will explore our thoughts and feelings about Thanksgiving. We will discuss such things as what it means, how important it is or isn’t and how it relates to the “first Thanksgiving. What are our ideas about Thanksgiving today?

December 13Faith Amidst Prosthetic Culture -UU roots are found in Puritan Calvinism.   The strategy we use for our personal and church life operate within the ‘prostheses’ of popular culture.  Discussion will involve how we handle zeal of social movements that deny our personal losses and the fear that we cannot live outside the contrived dimensions of everyday life. Tim Bancroft will lead our discussion.

December 20Festival of the Lights -We will be looking at the world’s great religions and their festivals at this time of the year that celebrate light. We will explore some other aspects of light and how it impacts our lives.

News and Notes

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food pantries in the area.

Visit our blog at HAUUS.org  

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― 
Marcel Proust

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HAUUS Newsletter Sept-Oct 2015

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

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September – October 2015

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog at HAUUS.org.

September 13 –  Biological systems and the Equinox – A discussion of deer, pheasants, snowshoe hares and plants and how they react to the spring and fall equinox. Our program will be led outdoorsman and HAUUS member George Granger

September 27 — “A Quiet & Peaceable Life – The Amish, but their times, they are a “changing” Many Amish families have moved into our area recently. Program covers their value system and lifestyles both here and in Pennsylvania. Craig Braack, Allegany County Historian is our presenter.

October 11 — HAUUS member Bert Brown will lead our exploration into The Many Faces of Love. Synonyms for love, the different meanings and kinds of love will be included in the discussion.

October 25 — This Sunday we will discuss the Day of the Dead (October 31) and make a group Day of the Dead altar honoring anyone recently deceased. Please bring mementos, such as flowers (especially yellow), food, candles, feathers, masks, small objects, etc. as a way to commemorate the person(s) being honored. Cut tissue paper can also be used. Related holidays will be mentioned, and our feelings of this time of year can be discussed. HAUUS member Toni Moon will facilitate.

News and Notes

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food pantries in the area.

Pdf version:  HAUUS Newsletter Sept-Oct 2015  
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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”             A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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HAUUS Newsletter May-June 2015

HAUUS newsletter May-June 2015

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

(HAUUS)

May – June 2015

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog HAUUS.org.

May 10 –  Have you ever questioned or wondered if faith and evolution can co-exist? This is the topic of a sermon given by Laurie DeMott at the Alfred Union University Church. We will read her sermon and discuss the ideas presented. This fellowship will be led by Sally Hopkins on this Mother’s Day Sunday!

May 24 — Homer Wilkens joins us to share his new talk; “We Are All Travelers” “Early in my nationwide travels on behalf of lay UU services, I found in my motel room a printed card entitled “Greeting to Guests”. I was impressed by the thoughtful message and made a copy of it on my clip-board. In subsequent years, after making a slight change in the wording, I have used it several times as “Closing Words” for services. In this sermon I will state my modified version of the “Greeting” and then discuss the various parts of it as aspects of a UU way of life, and of a kind of send-off to someone embarking on a new life path. This discussion will include ideas on how the message of the “Greeting” can provide a focus for our lives.

June 14— Crossing Over Together Community – Always a Pilgrim –Walking the Christian Zen Path with Anthony Lipnicki – learn about insights into a journey relevant to living in our own bewildering world of violent change and confusion and how to respond to the questions we have about compassion and mindfulness as they relate to living our daily lives.

June 28— 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.

News and Notes

HAUUS summer picnic will be Sunday, July 26 at 2:00PM at the home of Penny Whitford-5101 St. Rt. 36 in Canisteo. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. If you need directions please call (607)698-4508

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food pantries in the area.

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HAUUS Newsletter March-April

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY
(HAUUS)

March-April 2015

HAUUS meets at 10:30AM, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or (607) 522-7803 or visit our blog HAUUS.org.

March 8 –  Barren Christianity – Much of Christianity can be seen as a barren, empty religion stuck in self survival and yet at its’ very depths are the possibilities to meet the current crisis of the environment, human relationships and so much more. We will search the words of a 1st century Jew seeking help and guidance for today. George Smith will lead our discussion.

March 22 — Ostara, Vernal Equinox, spring, Easter – Whatever we call these days and weeks, this season of rebirth and balance tends to hold special meaning for us. HAUUS member Sharon Saker will lead a discussion about the ritual, astrological happenings, myths and lore of this season of rebirth. Please bring an item for a spring alter such as flowers, eggs, bunnies, shells etc. that can be left to adorn our space throughout the season.

April 12— Beyond “Fracking” HAUUS guests today are Meg Krywe and Fred Sinclair from CCAC (Concerned Citizens of Allegany County). Meg and Fred are environmental activists and will provide important information we need to be aware of concerning the oil and gas industry in our area.

April 26— HAUUS Annual Meeting. Our annual meeting will include the election of officers, review of the past year and future planning. Your input is extremely important for future direction of our fellowship. A dish to pass luncheon will follow the meeting. Along with your dish to pass, please bring your own table service and beverage. Small microwave is available. There are limited electrical outlets for crock pots.

News and Notes

Daylight Savings Time – We spring forward 1 hr. on March 8 – Don’t forget!

Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers – May Sarton

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food banks in the area.

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Newsletter – January – February 2015

HORNELL ALFRED UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY

(HAUUS)

January – February 2015

HAUUS meets at 10:30, at 198 Main Street in Hornell NY. All are welcome. For more information call (607) 698-4508 or 522-7803 or visit our blog HAUUS.org.

January 11 – Photo Journalism – Truth or Deception? – Do photos convince us of the truth? What are the ethics of photo journalism so that truth will win out? George Smith will lead our discussion.

January 25 — This week is Green Sunday for HAUUS– Rachel Treichler, noted local attorney and environmental activist joins us to review what is happening with efforts to protect our environment. Bring your questions for this open discussion.

February 8— Craig Braack, Allegany County Historian is our guest speaker this Sunday. Join us for his program entitled “Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Fires,” Central and Western New York State was a hot bed for religious movements in the early and mid-1800s. This program covers 5-7 religious movements that had tremendous influence on our Nation and our area.

February 22— In Search of the Tiffany Window – Our guest speaker is Steve Cotton, Canisteo’s Historian. Steve will share with us his search for the Tiffany window once hanging at the Woodbury Universalist Church of Hornell and the rich and tragic history surrounding it. This church stood at the corner of Genesee and Church Street until the 1980s.

News and Notes

Please remember to bring canned and non-perishable food items to HAUUS for donation to various food banks in the area.

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