Riverside-Salem Program

October-November, 2004 

[SUNDAYS in BOLD; other events of interest in italics.  Unless otherwise specified, all programs are at the Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island,

from 4-6 p.m.] 

Oct. 12           “The Election: What’s At Stake?” with Roger Cook, Sue Tannehill, Amy Liberatore, and Rebecca Town, speaking on the economy, war and peace, the environment, and youth concerns.  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main Street (parking in rear).  Free & open to the public.  “The People Speak” Multi-Faith Forum of the Network of Religious Communities (882-4793 for information). 

Oct. 13           Buffalo Votes hosts “Debate Watch”, 7:30-10:30  p.m., UAW Region #9, 35 George Karl Blvd [off Wehrle near Transit]; meet local Congressional candidates, too! Info: 833-5416. 

Oct. 14           7-9 p.m., Kenilworth UCC.  God Is Still Speaking (“Comma”) Team meets regarding UCC identity project. 

Oct. 17      Patricia Cervantes of Justicia para Nuestras Hijas and mother of Neyra Azucena Cervantes, who disappeared on May 13, 2003 in the city of Chihuahua, and Tom Hansen, National Coordinator of the Mexico Solidarity Network, tell us of the struggle for justice by the Mothers of the Disappeared in the Maquiladoras. VOICE action at Zion Dominion Ministries, 360 Genesee St. from 3:30-5:00 p.m.: Nancy Naples/Brian Higgins will respond to concerns. 

Oct. 18-19      AVP Level I Workshop (Audrey Mang: 832-0507 or peacemanga@aol.com). 

Oct. 24     Rev. Geoffrey Black, UCC/NY Conference Minister, will speak with us about the work of the Conference and our relationship to it. 

Oct. 31      FIFTH SUNDAY: ARTS SUNDAY (NRC, 1272 Delaware) – Hallowe’en!  Witches/Masks – bring any artful expression on these themes!  4-6 p.m.; light refreshments (no potluck). 

[November schedule on other side!] 

November 6  WNY Peace Center Annual Dinner, 6 p.m., Buffalo Convention Center (info: 894-2013). Meet PEF Awardees. 

Nov. 7       BUSINESS MEETING; Fall Meeting, WNY Churches In Covenant, St. Paul’s UCC, Attica. 

Nov. 14     Video on Kent State (in preparation for Nov. 21st program);

Royal Serenaders at First Presbyterian Church, Symphony Circle, BFLO, 6 p.m. 

Nov. 15                      “A Look at Venezuela,” Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware, 7 p.m. 

Nov. 19-20            AVP Level II Workshop (Audrey Mang: 832-0507 or peacemanga@aol.com

Nov. 20          Food For All and VISIONS Harvest Event, “The Ethics of Food,” 12-3 (includes lunch), Unitarian Universalist Church, Ferry & Elmwood.  Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), fair-trade coffee and other goods, justice for farm workers, and hunger in America.  Sue Tannehill, Jim Mang, Bill Abom, and Pat Griffin, along with Food Not Bombs, El Buen Amigo, and Ten Thousand Villages. For info: 894-2013.  

Nov. 21     Tom Grace, a local union leader, recently earned his doctorate in political history with “A Legacy of Dissent: The culture and politics of protest at Kent State from 1958-1964.” Four students were killed by National Guardsmen during anti-war activities there in 1970.  Tom, who was injured then, will discuss the influence of his parents on his attitudes toward the activists. Thanksgiving Service, 7 p.m., St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Grand Island (Staley & Stony Point roads) 

Nov. 25                      THANKSGIVING 

Nov. 28          Sharing Our Gifts: Faith Stories  

Dec. 5          BUSINESS MEETING  

For confirmation, information, suggestions: Rev. Shirley Chan (646-9834)

 or June Licence (773-1426, jlicence@buffalo.edu)