Unless otherwise indicated, all events are at the church cottage at 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, from 4-6 p.m.)
First Sunday of the month is BUSINESS; second and third Sundays are for programs; fourth Sunday is for Sharing Our Gifts; any fifth Sundays are for music & play.
December 7 - Advent Celebration: "A Time for Joy, A Time for Reflection," by Church Women United, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, Delaware & Landers Road in Kenmore, 9:30 a.m. $10. 882-4793. Keynote speaker: Rev. Sarah Buxton-Smith.
December 9 - ADVENT celebration with Rev. Marge Neal
December 16 - "Poetry for the Longest Night" with Anna Walsh and Chuck Culhane
December 23 - Christmas Service at UCC Home, 1190 Amherst, 2 p.m. Chaplain Tom Perl wants everyone to know that your presence is wonderful and that it picks up the spirit of the place and makes the "regulars" feel important and supported.
December 30 - NO CHURCH [Listen to music and play nicely by yourselves.?]
December 31 - New Year's Eve Celebrations at June & Roger's, 1515 West River Road, Grand Island, 7:00 p.m. onward (join us at any time after 7 p.m.); 773-1426
January 6 - BUSINESS/POTLUCK [ANNUAL MEETING - Elections/Budget, Etc.]
January 13 - "Why Bother?" part I on Activism - facilitated by Roger Cook
January 14 - "Religion of Islam I": Second in a six-series program sponsored by Network of Religious Communities & American Muslim Council; held at the Islamic Society, 741 Heim Road, Getzville, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
January 20 - "Why Bother?" part II on Activism - facilitated by Roger Cook
January 27 - Sharing Our Gifts: Arts and Activism; & SouperBowl of Caring
January 28 - Region-Wide Interreligious Conversation Kick-Off, St. Lawrence RC Church, 1520 East Delavan, 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Network of Religious Communities. For info: Fr. "Butch" Mazur, 882-4793 x. 223.
February 3 - BUSINESS/POTLUCK
Riverside Salem UCC
Click Program Schedule February 2002.
Riverside-Salem Environmental Sanctuary and Preserve
Riverside-Salem UCC, in cooperation with the Town of Grand Island and Quality Quest Coalition, has created an environmental sanctuary and preserve on the lands that connect the church and the town at 3449 West River Road.
A short walking trail through the wooded town preserve area and across the church land has been created by church members with help from St. Stephen's confirmation class. Members of Riverside-Salem will add an outdoor labyrinth and a pond, along with enhancing the natural and local shrubs, flowers and trees.
"We want particularly to thank Gene and Christine Ryshkus of Grand Island Garden Center for their donation of a dozen high-bush cranberry bushes (and Nancy Barnes of Quality Quest for arranging it) which now grace the hedgerow connecting the church and town land," June E. Licence of Riverside-Salem said recently. "We also greatly appreciate assistance from the Connections grants program and the town recreation department," she said.
It is hoped that Grand Islanders (and others) will take advantage of these meditative spaces and will suggest other improvements/enchantments and possibly offer help to create them. For more information, call June or Roger at 773-1426.
If you are a member of this organization we need your help. GIECOM.Net has partnered with the Connections program to help Grand Island as a community "Get it Together". Please visit our website G-I-Together.ORG and fill out our SURVEY. Every group on Grand Island will have its own FREE webpage, listing: meeting times location, contact persons, your Mission Statement and a listing of events. We will also be linking your news events that appear in the local media and on IsledeGrande.Com Grand Island's E-News Source, to your page, maintaining an archived journal of pictures and news. This is the perfect opportunity for your group to connect with potential new members and the community.