Roy Speckhardt Event April 29 and 30
"Humanism 101: Politics, Religion and Community for the Unchurched"
Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, and his wife, Maggie Ardiente, are coming on Saturday, April 29 from 2:00 to 4:00, and will be in the pulpit on Sunday, April 30, to inspire and enlighten us. His topic on Sunday will be "Creating Change through Humanism."
Roy has appeared on CNN Headline News, Fox News, numerous national radio shows, and has spoken to dozens of local humanist groups across the country. Please join us for two exciting and informative weekend events.
Leadership Training May 13
Saturday, May 13, 2017, is the date for some great leadership training sessions! These are open to the congregation and the community at large. There will be four ‘sessions’ – two in the morning and two in the afternoon – in Thomson Hall and the Chapel. Here’s the schedule:
10:00 am – 11:30 am
A. How to Protest – Part 1
How to work with national, state and local representatives and processes; What to know when you participate in a march, rally or protest; How to deal with people with whom you disagree; What else can we do?
B. The Path to Leadership
Ever wonder how we get our church leaders? How can you make that climb up the ladder to serve in the leadership? We’ll talk about the preliminary steps you can make to be better prepared for a leadership position.
There will also be a primer in how the church is governed. We’ll answer those questions you’ve had: “Who do I go to if I want to know X?”; “What’s up with this Program Council group?”; “What does the Finance Committee do that isn’t done by the Treasurer and the Disbursing Officer?”; and much more.
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30
Please feel free to stay and continue your discussions. Bring your lunch and we will provide drinks and desserts!
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
A. How to Protest – Part 2
A continuation of the morning’s discussions
B. Transgender Relations: "Let’s Get Educated!”
Members of the transgender community will present a program that will help us to understand our transgender neighbors, what they need, and how we can help.
UUCLR at the Buffalo River
Memorial Day Weekend Canoeing and Camping Trip
Go to the UUCLR Buffalo web page for information