Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship on life's sacred journey

Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.
— Parker J. Palmer

Message From Our Minister

From the Heart

We are dealing with so much change in our lives these days, and many of these changes are disheartening. Sometimes it is a personal loss, sometimes a change in the broader political and cultural scene we find upsetting and perhaps heartbreaking.

In January I will be leading a workshop on Healing and Resilience to help us come to terms with these heartbreaking events. See the detailed description of this workshop on the News & Events tab or online calendar on this website.

The workshop process invites us to recognize the pain of our troubled world, whether personal or more broadly. We do this at the same time as we recognize the simple things in life we are profoundly grateful for. Out of this, we search together for how we might look at the world in a new way, and how we might act on our new vision.

We do not promise to solve all the problems, but rather to find a stronger stance from which we can look clearly at what we are called to do.

This workshop is open to all who are willing to make common purpose with us in seeking the Beloved Community Dr. King speaks of. Please join us.

May it be so.
Rev. George Buchanan