Hornell-Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society (HAUUS)
September – October 2013 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 NY unless otherwise noted below. All are Welcome. For more information about HAUUS please call (607)698-4508 or (607)522-7803
September 22 – Put Pen to Paper……this morning at HAUUS published writer and playwright Lee Marcus will facilitate a writing exercise for HAUUS members and friends. Please join us as we explore enhancing our creative writing skills.
October 6 – HAUUS adds an extra meeting this month. This Sunday we will visit the newly formed Olean Unitarian Universalist Community. Their service is at 11:00AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Allegany NY. We will meet at our Hornell Location (198 Main) at 9:30AM and car pool to the service. Afterwards we will visit the exhibit Contemporary Art of the Southern Tier Region at the Olean Public Library Gallery and/or the Center Gallery at the JCC Cattaraugus County Campus, Olean where Chris Tolbert is one of the featured artists. Please call Penny at 698-4508 for more information.
October 13 – East Meets West; Spirituality and the Environmental Crisis – What do the great words of spiritual texts tell us about this crisis and how to respond to it? We will explore ancient writings for current understanding. George Smith will facilitate our discussion.
October 27 – This Sunday itinerant, lay UU minister Homer Wilkins will once again visit HAUUS and share one of his newer talks:
“Some Thoughts on the American Dream: Its Promises and Problems”
The phenomenon of the “American Dream” was evidently not given a name until 1931. However, some of its aspects have been in operation ever since the first settlements were established by Europeans in what became the USA. This sermon focuses on some of the positive and negative implications of the “Dream”, its effect on my own life and some of my current concerns over some of the adverse consequences of the “Dream”.
News and Notes
Looking Ahead – We are looking for program facilitators from our membership. Often the programs we like the best are those that are led by our own members. Please be thinking about what program you might want to share at HAUUS this year.
HAUUS members continue to support local food pantries. Please bring non-perishable food items when you come to fellowship.
“Enough, I say, of big things and great things, and extraordinary things, and ultimate things. I celebrate the ordinary. I lift my voice in praise”
Richard S. Gilbert (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, reformer) Thanks Be for These: Meditations on Life and Death p.35
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