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Walking Together- January 2016

by Michelle Yates

In a living tradition like Unitarian Universalism, there are many sources that influence our spirituality, theology and way of living into our faith. The “Six Sources” try to capture, as concisely as possible, these influences. We reflected on the first source, “Mystery and Wonder,” in November. For January let’s consider the second source: “Words and deeds of […]

Walking Together- December 2015

by Michelle Yates

Each one of us can’t help but notice the daily reduction of our daylight hours in this season of the year. Some of us keenly feel the lack of light, and await its slow return after December 21. “Light” is an important part of our language and cultural theology, such as seeing a light when we are […]

Walking Together- November 2015

by Michelle Yates

         “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Socrates Many of us have heard of the Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, but less of us have heard of, or explored the Six Sources. Like the Principles, these are not doctrine, dogma, or commandments. Given our diversity of beliefs, the Principles and Sources […]

Renewing the Family Sized Church Conference connects churches from across the state for learning, fellowship and fun!!

by Michelle Yates

On Sat, Nov. 21st many of our members attended the conference that we co-hosted with the East Aurora Church. Besides members of the Hamburg and East Aurora churches, the conference was attended by representatives from the UU Congregations of Jamestown, Fredonia, Albion, Athens-Sheshequin, Cortland, Niagara Falls, and more. Workshops offered included: Barn-raising – connecting to […]

Walking Together – December 2015

by Michelle Yates

Each one of us can’t help but notice the daily reduction of our daylight hours in this season of the year. Some of us keenly feel the lack of light, and await its slow return after December 21. “Light” is an important part of our language and cultural theology, such as seeing a light when […]

Walking Together – Nov 2015

by Michelle Yates

Walking Together “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Socrates Many of us have heard of the Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, but less of us have heard of, or explored the Six Sources. Like the Principles, these are not doctrine, dogma, or commandments. Given our diversity of beliefs, the Principles and Sources […]