Riverside-Salem Program

December 2004 – January 2005


(SUNDAYS in BOLD; other events of interest in italics.  Unless otherwise specified, programs are on

Sundays from 4-6 p.m. at our Cottage at 3449 West River Road, Grand Island [between Whitehaven & Bedell Roads]. For information or confirmation: 773-1426 or jlicence@buffalo.edu.  Program schedule is available on-line at www.isledegrande.com/riversidechurch.htm.)



Dec. 11            WNY Peace Center Quarterly Meeting, 1-3, Epiphany UCC, 2205 Genesee at Domedion.

Dec. 12            Roxanne Amico art show opening: “Five Sacred Things . . . From This End of the World,” 2-4 p.m., Unity Church Gallery, 1243 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.


Dec. 12           “Bethlehem Travels: Healing the Stone” - An informal presentation by Jim Whitlock on his recent travels in the Bethlehem area and on the possibilities he intends to pursue for developing and supporting meaningful public-benefit projects based on next-generation Internet videoconferencing.

Dec. 19           CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS: A Carol Sing and Potluck with Nan Hoffman and Tom & Kathy DeLoughry. Bring your voices and a dish to pass!


Dec. 26           Sharing Our Gifts:  BIRTH (as in re- and Happy 60th B-day, Chuck!)


Dec. 31            New Year’s Eve party/gathering at Shirley’s: 8 p.m. onward.  5096 College, Hamburg.  For info/directions:  646-9834.


Jan 2               [No church – HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL]


Jan. 9              BUSINESS MEETING


Jan. 16            Joann Hale, UCC representative to Church World Service (CWS) , will report on their work responding to technological disasters, including the training for responders.  Joann has served as a volunteer consultant with Church World Service since 1987. She was the primary response coordinator for the CWS September 11 response in the New York City area and recently received an award from the folks she helped there.


Jan 23             Sharing Our Gifts:  Join Martin Croes in a conversation about the Sun.  Come prepared to speak, be silent, think, and feel in and about the Sun.  Outer Sun.  Inner Sun.  “Touching Sun.”


Jan. 30            FIFTH/Arts Sunday: “Poetry in Wartime” – national, local, historical.  See video & celebrate our own local publication at 1515 West River Road, Grand Island (June & Roger’s), 4-6 p.m. as usual.


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it