Services are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

September 10- “Reflections on Water” -Rev. Renee Ruchotzke

Please bring water from a place, far or near, that has touched your heart, lifted your spirit, or fed your soul.  Let’s join together in our first Sunday Service of the new church year to support each other as we become that “welcoming spiritual community” that will sustain us throughout the months ahead.

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke is our regions Congregational Life Consultant and thus has the expertise to provide guidance regarding various aspects of congregational growth.  She is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School.  She has been involved with UU churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.  We’re pleased to welcome her back to our pulpit!

 

September 17-  “Emboldened by Faith” –Kristina Church

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm that all individuals have inherent worth and dignity.  But what does it mean to “stand on the side of love” in times characterized by hate, fear, and violence?  How can we stand for truth, justice and love in a troubled and divided world?

This autumn, Kristina will be entering the Master of Divinity program at Meadville Lombard Theological School.  She is a social worker by profession and a mother to a six year old son.  She is a decade long member of the UU Church of Buffalo where she participated in choir, religious education and pastoral ministry.  She and her husband Greg moved to WNY in 2008 after living in several other states.

 

September 24-    “Ya Gotta Believe”   –Susan M. Frawley

In a take on the Buffalo Bills anthem, we explore “Belief”. In the UU tradition; what do we believe, do you have to believe, why believe (or not).  How does belief inform our principles?  Maybe a little reference to Ripleys Believe it Or Not.

Susan began as a regular speaker for us during the 2015-16 church year.  At that time she was a divinity student.  Now she is a ministerial candidate.  If all goes well in December when she meets with the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee, she hopes to be ordained in the spring.  Susan is co-parenting her two children, Max and Ayla.

Our monthly Potluck Luncheon will follow this service.

 

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