Hornell-Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society (HAUUS)

September 2010

Please note HAUUS has changed its meeting day, time, and one of the meeting places.

HAUUS meetings will take place from 3:00-5:00 PM on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

The first meeting of each month will be held at Marino’s Restaurant 110 Loder St, in Hornell. The group’s last meeting of the month will be held at 198 Main Street in Hornell.

September 11- Marino’s 110 Loder St.                  “ New Beginnings”– We will begin a new era in the history of HAUUS. It promises to be an exciting new adventure, a discussion group led by Rev. George Smith, where what you say will be valued by others. For this first meeting we will begin with an ingathering ritual, “The Gathering of the Waters.” Please bring with you some water which represents where you spent time this summer. When you pour your water into the communal dish you may, if you wish, share your summer highlights with the whole group. The ritual will lead to our first discussion, the First Unitarian Universalist Principal—“We value the worth and dignity of every human being.”

September 25-198 Main   “ In Pursuit of Theology”—Unitarians Universalists profess belief in no creeds or dogma. Does this mean we are free to believe anything at all? Walter Brown, a founding member of HAUUS, will explore the reason most UU’s attend church. His presentation will follow the steps most of us have followed in reaching our present theology. There will be opportunity for all who wish to share their unique experiences as our theology has evolved.

News and Notes

We welcome the Rev. George Smith and his wife, Joanne! George will be HAUUS’s “service minister” this year and will be providing a discussion format program the second Saturday of each month at Marino’s. All are invited to enjoy Marino’s fine cuisine after our discussion.

HAUUS thoroughly enjoyed a reunion with Jim and Pauletta Copenheaver August 3 at Marino’s. Pauletta shared the website of a UUA generated series of programs being presented in Blacksburg: “SPIRIT IN PRACTICE-A Tapestry of Faith Program for Adults”. Check it out at http://www.uua.org/religiouseducation/curricula/tapestryfaith/thenew/indes.shtml

Canned and boxes food goods are wanted. With the drastic layoffs at Alstom, More of our community’s families are finding it difficult to put food on their tables. Area food banks are pushed to the limit.

The NYS Convention of Universalists will be held at May Memorial in Syracuse Oct 22-23. Local Action-Global Connection 21st Century is the theme. See Penny for a registration form.

Visit our Blog at HAUUS.org.

Septnewsletter.pdf

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