Hornell-Alfred Unitarian Universalist Society (HAUUS)
November-December 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
November 10 – Democracy with Courage – We have a president who was a community organizer. He learned from the greatest community organizer of them all Saul Alinski. We will explore his view of democracy and how it relates to our lives today. George Smith will facilitate our discussion
November 24 –Thomas Malthus(1798 theory) Revisited – Topics: The Biological S Shaped Curve, Carrying Capacity, Limited Factor Concept and How does this Affect Us Now? George Granger will present and facilitate this program.
December 8 – Jennifer and Tim are the chief investigators of the Wayland Paranormal Group and will be our guests this morning. They will be talking with us about the history and progress of their group and their approach to spirit communication. Jennifer (the founder of the group) and Tim will share stories and data they have collected over the years.
December 22 – “Celebration of Lights”— Light is the Source of life and when we have little of it, such as at the winter solstice we tend to revere it more. It is no coincidence that nearly every religion has their special ritual at this time of the year. We will explore these and also some of the more secular aspects of light. George Smith will facilitate this program.
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.
“I do not prefer one religion or philosophy to another. I have no sympathy with the bigotry and ignorance which make transient and partial and puerile distinctions between one man’s faith or form of faith and another’s – as Christian and heathen, I pray to be delivered from narrowness, partiality, exaggeration, bigotry. To the philosopher all sects, all nations, are alike. I like Brahma, Hari, Buddha, the Great Spirit, as well as God.”
– Henry David Thoreau, Journal 1850.
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