September 3 10:00 AM
Salon: Reflections on work in poem, quotation, anecdote, history, and personal reflection.
Salon Leader: Andrew Coder
September 10 10:30 AM
“Water the Stuff of Life” Rev. Lisa Peterangelo
Service Leader: Catherine Majewski Pianist: Nicholas Emmanuel
September 17 10:30 AM
“Never Read an IEP Ahead of Time” Rev. Peter House
Service Leader: Jeanette Geckler Pianist: Nicholas Emmanuel
September 24 10:30 AM
“The Attica Prison Uprising” Lee Cappola
Service Leader: Bill Josefiak Pianist: Madeline Harts
9 /10 Rev. Lisa Peterangelo came to Unitarian Universalists in 2014 when she became a member of the East Aurora church. She is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist tradition. She holds a M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School and did her Supervised Ministry with the UU Church of Amherst. She is a certified chaplain and works in the social service community in Buffalo.
9/17 Rev. Peter House is a 2000 graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. He has served as ministerial intern, and summer minister at the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, summer minister at First Unitarian Church in Rochester, NY, and has served since 2007 as the summer minister at the First Universalist Church of Rochester. During the year, Peter is a special education teacher working with 6th grade students. he and his partner, Michael Hannen, live in Rochester their two cats Mary Beth, and Lauren, and their dog, Ollie who has joined us for coffee hour.
9/24 Lee Cappola Mr. Coppola has had a successful and varied career. He was a news reporter for the Buffalo News, troubleshooter for WKBW Channel 7 television, and an investigative reporter for WIVB Channel 4 television, Assistant US Attorney and is a retired Dean of Journalism School at St Bonaventure University. As a TV reporter, he won the George Polk Award and awards from The Investigative Reporters and Editors at the National Press Club.
9/10 “Water: The Stuff of Life” How do we navigate through the rough waters of today? Let’s look at the smoothing and healing properties of water in our lives. Please bring a sample of water that holds significance in your life.
9/17 “Never Read an IEP Ahead of Time” My mother always told me, “Take people as you find them.” We will explore the importance of encountering other people, and the world itself, on our own terms.
9/24 “The Attica Prison Uprising” The Attica Prison uprising was the deadliest revolt in U.S. penal history. What happened and why? Has it taught us anything about incarceration in the last 47 years? These are some of the questions that will be answered by the reporter who was there the day the prison was retaken and 38 men lost their lives.
We are deeply saddened to share with you the news that Joan Herold passed away in mid-August. Joan was a much beloved long-time member of the UUEA – bright, lively, charming, humorous, involved, and a wonderful and challenging conversationalist. She enthusiastically participated in social outreach for many liberal causes and for many years headed both Chalice Lighters and Friends of Night People. Joan was born in Perth, Australia, married the late George R. Herold, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1956. She earned a BS in Psychology and MS in Speech Pathology from SUNY Buffalo, working for twelve years in the Dept. of Child Psychology at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and at BOCES in East Aurora. Joan loved her family, the out-of-doors and her ‘good buddy,’ a Kelpie-mix dog, Cobber. She is survived by her sons George and Michael Herold, daughter-in-law Patricia, and grandchildren Elsie and George D. (Geordie). A memorial service is planned for Saturday, August 26th at 10:30a.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of East Aurora. Please share his information with anyone who might wish to know.
The Caring Committee sent summer birthday cards and also get well wishes to Catherine Majewski, Connie Camnitz
Sunday Services Committee Meeting: Monday, September 11 at 9:30 AM. New members welcome.
Board of Trustees Meeting: September board meeting takes place on Monday, September 25 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Buddhist Meditation: Tuesdays, September 5 and 19 at 7:00 PM
Social Justice Committee Meeting : Monday, September 18th, 6:30 pm.
Social Justice – Social Action
Civil Rights martyr Heather Heyer died standing up for what she believed in. She joins a long list of other martyrs, from all races and ethnic groups, who have given their lives while standing up to hatred. Heather urged others to be active in their community posting,“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
Friends described her as a passionate advocate for the disenfranchised who was often moved to tears by the world’s injustices. That sense of conviction led her to join demonstrators protesting a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. Let us work together in the words of Heather’s mother. “I’d rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we’re gonna make it count.” Unitarian Universalist Association
President Susan Frederick-Gray marched against white supremacy with an interfaith a multiracial clergy coalition. https://www.uuworld.org/articles/clergy-coalition-resists-white-supremacy
“Social Justice is the Heartbeat of Unitarian Universalism.” ~ Rev. Michelle Buhite
Please attend our next committee meeting on Monday September 18th, 6:30 pm. With your help, we will offer presentations which address Civil & Human Rights in the wake of tragedy in Charlottesville. The time for Social Action is NOW. Note: We need a new Chair or Co-chair to work with Dianna Colligan. Please contact Dianna, Maggie Smith, Sue Marom or Bill Josefiak.(Maggie is retiring as Co-chair.) Also, please see the updated information on our table from the Southern Poverty Law Center.https://www.splcenter.org/ We can build “The Beloved Community.” Thank you for your support, Maggie
Love RESISTS aims to expand sanctuary, grow solidarity, and raise our voices. https://www.uua.org/loveresists
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, they can be taught to love. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”~NelsonMandela
Thank you to those who organized and participated in our Church’s candlelight vigil. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Food is a serious need for children and families in our community. Please help by donating healthy, non-perishable food items to the Food Basket in our Sanctuary. Donations go to an East Aurora community food pantry. ~ Thank you.