Hornell Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society
Meets Second and Fourth Saturdays, 3-5 PM
Second Saturday at Marino’s Restaurant 110 Loder Street, Hornell
Fourth Saturday at 198 Main Street, Hornell

October 9th, 3-5 PM, Marino’s Restaurant, 110 Loder
“The Inherent worth and dignity of every person” continued
It was the beginning of our grand venture together on Saturday September 11th. It was one in which we are seeking to find like minded people to come and join with us and one in which I am thrilled to work with you in our discussion of these Principles as we learn to make these a part of  our living. Both are important, to each of us. We have struggled over the past few years to figure out where we are going. We have discovered this is not easy. Now we at least have a goal, we want to grow. But more importantly, it has been a journey to realize that who and what we are is not a thing to be kept to ourselves, but something we can share with others, to aide them in their own growth. We need to realize we are a special beacon light in a dismal world that gets so easily lost in the banalities of living. So we offer that very important place where others can find a home for their minds and their spiritual beings. By doing so, we meet our goal. Hopefully these discussions will not only enlighten us but help others in their quests in this life.

October 23rd, 3-5 PM , 198 Main Street
“Visioning Sustainable Living” by Alison Clarke
Aiison is a member of the UU church of Canandaigua. In the mid seventies when she helped found the Rochester Peace and Justice Education Center {PJEC}. The center, a Clergy and Laity Concerned chapter, focused on the root causes of war in human rights, anti hunger, disarmament and safe energy. As a Co-coordinator for the first eight years of PJEC, she staffed the anti-hunger and human rights focii which were called the Politics of Food  and eventually the Rochester Committee on Latin America. In  1983 the Politics of Food became it’s own 501C3 not for profit and focused on community gardens and later school-community gardens connected to school state standard curriculum. It also worked with others on a local, state and national level on food policy which led to the formation of the NY Sustainable Agriculture Working Group {NYSAWG} which she also coordinated for the first 9 years of it’s existence till it spun off as a separate not for profit. She will include the amazing history of the SAWGS in her presentation. In about 1987 the Politics of Food partnered with Rose Valley Farm to form the first Community Supported Agriculture in Western NY which became Genesee Valley Organic Community {GVOCSA}. Around 2002 Alison formed the Center for Sustainable Living {CSL} which now has put out about 6 years of workshop booklets. That organization and the NY Small Scale Food Processrs’ Assn., a statewide trade association, occupy most of Alison’s time.

The NY State Convention of Universaliists are meeting at the May Memorial Church in Syracuse, October 22-23, 2010.The topic is Local Action Global Connection-21st Century Universalism.

Please remember to bring food for an area food bank. With Alstom cut way back, more peolpe are struggling.

If you didn’t attend the meeting at Marino’s, you can get a reasonable amount of good food at the same price as other local restaurants.


John Murray is known as the father of Universalism. Murray was not the first Universalist m9nister in this country, but he was the minister in a Philadelphia area church which wass the first to call itself Universalist. He brought the religion he preached from England in 1770, where it was known as Rellyism.

James Relly was the first to preach what we now call Universalism. Relly developed his idea of a loving God and no punishment after death some time previous to 1741.

Dr. George de Benneville was the first , in America, to preach what was to become Universalism. He farmed and preached and treated the Lenape indians outside of what is now Bethlehem Pa..

In 1793 a group calling themselves Universalists, from the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and New York held a general convention and the name stuck.


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