Hornell-Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society (HAUUS)

March-April 2009 Newsletter

HAUUS meets on the second and fourth Sunday’s at the Senior Center on the Broadway Mall in Hornell unless otherwise noted below. The meetings begin at 10:30 AM. All are Welcome. For more information about HAUUS please call (607)698-4508 (585)593-1623 (607)522-7803

March 8 – HAUUS Planning – please join us for this planning meeting as we prepare to move into our new location at 198 Main St. in Hornell. This is the building across from the movie theatre where the Peace Vigil is held. Be part of a changing and growing HAUUS. Input from all is needed as we move forward. The Futures Team (Penny, Sharon, Polly Barbara, Tim, Galen) will meet after the social time for further planning.

March 22 – Spring, Vernal Equinox, Ostara – A welcoming celebration for the season with ritual, poetry, readings, music and song. Bring a favorite poem or reading and a sign of the season for the altar as we honor the awakening earth.….

April 12– HAUUS’s Annual Meeting will include the election of officers, review of the past year and continued planning for the future. A dish to pass luncheon will follow the meeting. Along with your dish to pass, please bring your own table service and beverage. No microwave or refrigerator available.

April 26– Lest We Do Further Harm: Buddhist Meditation and Ecological Awareness – Ben Howard “Only awakening,” writes the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, “can save our planet.” This talk will explore links between ecological awareness and the Buddhist teachings of ahimsa (non-harming), interdependence, and the impermanence of all conditioned things. Ben Howard is Emeritus Professor of English at Alfred University and leader of the Falling Leaf Sangha, a Zen sitting group in Alfred.

News and Notes HAUUS for Peace – HAUUS members hold a silent Peace Vigil across from the movie theatre in Hornell prior to the Sunday meetings from 9:30-10:00AM. All are welcome to join us. Bring a sign if you have one.

There is a video available “Voices of a Liberal Faith” produced by the UUA. This video is very good to learn more about or feel affirmed in your discovery of UUism. To find the video on line go to http://www.uua.org/visitors/47881.shtml and click the link to the video On line information from UUA is available!!! Go to http://www.uua.org. You can access information from the St. Lawrence District at http://www.sld.uua.org.

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