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Unitarian Universalist Society
February 1, 2015 Vol. 78 No. 3
View from the
Study Window…
One of the richest symbols we have
is Fire. Its discovery and use were
crucial to human evolution. And consider: aren’t energy, [global] warming, and “firepower” still the biggest
issues facing us?
I am thinking this month about the
power of fire, its symbolism, and the
passion which burns without consuming.
When I think of the relatively modern UU ritual of the Flaming Chalice,
I say...
In this small flame dwell:
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
and Religious Education
February 1
Cup and Flame
Rev. Jean L. Wahlstrom
The flame we light in the sanctuary each Sunday is a symbol of our connection
to Unitarian Universalist congregations around the globe. At May Memorial, its
meaning has grown with the years, a reminder of heroic deeds, of our guiding
values, our unique intergenerational community, and our shared ministry.
*12:00 pm—First Sunday Luncheon in Social Hall hosted by the MMUUS Choir
February 8
Creative Love
Rev. Jean L. Wahlstrom
How large is the presence of Love in your life? How strong is the call to march,
move, and stand upon a sure foundation of Love?
the beacon light of lanterns
guiding travelers home;
*12:15 pm—”The May Cabaret” (Talent Show) in Sanctuary
the warmth of hearth fires
February 15
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Notes from R.E. ............................. 2,6
Social/Environmental Concerns ..... 3,8
MMUUS Loves the Arts ................... 4
Soul to Soul w/ UU Young Adults ..... 4
GoingGreen ....................................... 5
Family Bingo Night ............................ 5
MMUUS’ Mid-Winter Celebration..... 6
2015 MMUUS Book Sale .................. 7
News from First UU .......................... 8
Community News ............................. 9
2015 Folkus Concert Schedule ....... 10
The Fire of Commitment
Rev. Jean L. Wahlstrom
What fires you up? What sparks your imagination? What enflames your
passion? What eternal flame sustains you? What embers warm your soul?
February 22
Worship Committee
News &
David and Helen Ashley are taking
delivery of their new plug-in car any
day now—or perhaps it has already
arrived! It's a BMW. There is now a
charging station in their garage.
Treat him nicely, and David may let
you sit in it! [See “21 Reasons Why
You Should Get an Electric Car,”
page 5 in this newsletter.]
George Kirkpatrick, no spring chicken himself, tells us that he enjoyed
visiting Al Obrist on Al's 97th birthday in mid-January. More power to
We want to include your news in
this column. Although news of illness and bereavement will always
be covered (if we know about it and
you consent,) GOOD NEWS is especially welcome to balance it. Please
let a member of the CareRing
(Peggy Ryfun, Carol Bickart, or
Remo Bianco) know of your joys as
well as your sorrows. We can be
reached at [email protected]
N o te s
fr o m
R .E .
t's February! Surprisingly I haven't written “2014” on a single check this
year. I've managed the transition to the new year and my new calendar
smoothly. Speaking of my calendar, the little hearts in the background this
month remind me that Valentine's Day is approaching, you know, the “love”
holiday. My daughter Clara has already crafted her Valentine box, a shoebox
transformed into a pastel receptacle for “Clara's Valentine's” as the sign on
the front proclaims. The boys have not yet begun their preparations, I'm not
sure if that means they are less interested in the ritual of placing small cards
with witty quips about friendship and love into their schoolmates' shoeboxes,
or if their teachers are waiting to get closer to the holiday.
So with the reminders of hearts and a decorated shoebox, I've been spending
some time thinking about “love” and what it means to my kids, my family,
and my faith community. While Valentine's Day is usually touted as a romantic holiday, kids in elementary school are usually much more focused on the
friendship and candy aspects. Especially since they are expected to bring a
Valentine card for each person in their class, not just their sweetheart.
I asked my kids what love meant to them and they all spoke about family. I
asked what family looks like and got some great answers. My youngest said it
looked like people. He started out saying at least three people, and then he
thought for a minute and said no, two people could be a family if there was
just one parent and a kid or just two grownups, or that even one person could
be a family if other people had died. Hmm, I can't say that I would have had
that broad a definition when I was his age! In first grade I can confidently say
that I would have answered, “a mommy, a daddy, and at least one kid.”
Clara had a different take on the question. When asked what family looks like,
she wrapped her arms around my neck and kissed my cheek. “That's what it
looks like mom.” Wow. I was humbled at the idea that these young people
are growing up with the idea that people who come together in a wide variety
of circumstances create a family together through loving one another, that
their perceptions at such a young age are so much wider than mine had been
until I was nearly an adult.
As UU's we “stand on the side of love,” we acknowledge that love doesn't
always look the same, but that it is precious and wonderful and should be
honored and protected. I remember just recently that Henry came home and
talked about some kids taunting him at school. “Mom, they made me say the
word gay and then they laughed at me.” We talked about what gay meant
and that they knew people who were gay and lesbian and that that isn't
something to taunt people with. He thought about his friend Manny who has
two moms and was upset that those kids would think something bad about
his friend's family. I explained to him that we can keep living by example and
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May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
Social & Environmental
February is Black History Month
Commentary by committee member Lynne Perry
ompletely overshadowed by Valentine's Day,
February is Black History Month, too. In fact,
one of the most famous African-Americans of the
17th century, and one who had strong ties to Central New York, chose February 14th as his birthday—perhaps because his mother called him her Little Valentine.
Born a slave, Frederick Douglass never knew his real birthday or birth year—
although it is thought to be 1818. His owners taught him to read and write,
even though it was illegal to teach slaves. In 1836, he escaped to Massachusetts, where he became a powerful speaker against slavery, and helped others reach freedom through the Underground Railroad.
A target for recapture, he escaped to Europe, speaking to large crowds for
two years about the evils of slavery. During that time, British supporters raised
enough funds to purchase his freedom in 1847. Returning to this country, he
moved to Rochester, and started The North Star, which denounced slavery
and argued for the emancipation of women. The newspaper had more than
4,000 readers throughout the United States, Europe and the West Indies. Four
years later, it merged with the Liberty Paper in Syracuse.
By the time of the Civil War, Douglass was the most famous Black man in the
country. He was the first African-American invited to the White House, where
Abraham Lincoln sought his advice about the treatment of Black soldiers. He
was appointed to several political positions, and was even nominated for Vice
President in 1872. He died of a heart attack in 1895, and is buried in Mt. Hope
Cemetery in Rochester.
Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley was born February 4, 1913. She grew up
with her grandparents in Montgomery, Alabama—both of whom were former
slaves. In order to support her sick grandmother and mother, Rosa left school
in the 11th grade and worked in a shirt factory. When she was 19, she married
Raymond Parks, an active member of the NAACP. She then finished high
school, joined the NAACP herself and became a seamstress in a department
In Montgomery, transportation was segregated, and bus drivers had the power of police officers. They placed movable signs in the middle of buses, showing that white passengers could sit in front, while Black passengers had to sit
behind. When African-Americans boarded, they paid their fares in the front,
got off, and re-boarded at the back.
On her way home from work on December 1, 1955, Rosa sat in the first row
designated for “coloreds,” but when the bus got crowded, the driver moved
the sign back one row, and told Black passengers to give up their seats. Rosa
refused and she was arrested, although she was later released on bail.
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(“Social & Environmental Concerns” continued)
That evening, the local NAACP organized a boycott. Leaders formed the
Montgomery Improvement Association, and
elected Martin Luther King, Jr., as its
leader. The MIA asked Black passengers not to ride buses on Dec. 5, the
day of Rosa's trial, when she was
found guilty of violating a local ordinance and fined $14. The boycott
lasted 381 days, and became nationally known. Buses were nearly empty. Some people carpooled, but most
of the estimated 40,000 Black commuters walked to work. The boycott
crippled the bus system, and segregationists retaliated. AfricanAmerican churches were burned,
and Rev. King's home was bombed.
In response, a Black legal team went
to the U.S. District Court, which declared these “Jim Crow” laws unconstitutional. The City of Montgomery appealed, but the U.S. Supreme
Court upheld the ruling, and the boycott officially ended on December
20, 1956.
Rosa and her husband lost their jobs.
Unable to find work, they moved to
Detroit, where Rosa served as a secretary for U.S. Rep. John Conyer.
During her lifetime, she received the
Congressional Gold Medal and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rosa
died in 2005 at the age of 92, and
was the first woman to lie in state in
the Capitol Rotunda. On February 4,
2013 (the 100th anniversary of her
birth), President Obama unveiled a
statue in Washington, honoring this
courageous woman.
We all know that our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was born
February 12th, which is now a national holiday. The year was 1809 and
the place was a one-room cabin in
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February 1, 2015
Go Soul to Soul with the
Young Adults
The Soul to Soul book charts out a
series of discussions based on the
included readings and activities that
let us learn more about ourselves
and each other. We have found that
sharing our ideas with one another
helps our thinking evolve and deepens our own connection to our inner
Throughout the winter and spring of
2015 (February-June), we'll meet in
the Memorial room at May Memorial on the first Tuesday each
month. The dates for winter/spring
2015 are: February 3rd - Resilience;
March 3rd - Aging; April 7th - Blessings (Last topic in the Soul to Soul
book!); May 5th - Topic TBA; June 2nd
- Topic TBA
“May Memorial
Loves the Arts
February is “May Memorial Loves the
Arts” Month!
he time has arrived—”May Memorial Loves the Arts Month” is here!
Throughout the month, we will celebrate the arts as well as the artists of
May Memorial. Below are some upcoming highlights:
• Art Gallery Exhibition—When you step into the Social Hall on
Sunday, February 1st, you'll be surrounded by wonderful paintings,
sketches, photographs, poetry and writings—all accomplished by your
friends here at May Memorial. Every one of them is original, so have
an extra cup of coffee, take your time gazing at each one and remember to compliment all of those who created them.
• The May Cabaret (Talent Show)—Be sure to stay after coffee hour
on Sunday, February 8th, because it's coming again—the famous May
Cabaret will be in Syracuse for one day only and will be playing a matinee at 12:15 pm. Don't miss it! Take your seat in the Sanctuary when
you hear the drums!
If you're interested in trying it out,
contact Pilar (533-2684) or visit the
Facebook Group (https://
Syr.UUYA/) for more information and
to RSVP.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
(“GoingGreen” continued)
Electric Cars: 21 Reasons Why You Should
Own One Now
ay Memorial is a sustainable
green leader in our fleet of Green
Prius cars. But now it’s time that we
became a leader in Green electric
cars. Every major car manufacturer—
Ford, GM, Mini, Honda, VW, Fiat, Nissan, Tesla and others as of 2015 has an
electric model. I just bought a BMW I3 all electric. Check out the really cool
new electric Kia Soul EV that gets over 100 miles on a charge; available in
New York State soon.
19) Every family with two cars
should have at least one
20) Lower total cost with
$7,500 tax credit
21) Be really Cool and Green
Don’t wait, do it now!
~ David Ashley,
Social & Environmental Concerns
Committee Member
The MMUUS Green Sanctuary Committee will be starting a list of folks interested in the Kia Soul EV so we can approach a dealer about getting them here
and a discount. Email [email protected] to express interest.
Family Potluck and
Bingo Night!
Here are 21 reasons why you should go electric now:
Join us for our Annual Intergenerational Potluck
and Bingo Party on Saturday, February 7th, from
6:00 pm—8:00 pm in the
Social Hall at MMUUS.
Please bring a dish to
share, your own place setting (this is a green event),
a gift to put on the Prize
Table for all who plan to play, and $1
for each person playing (proceeds
will go to Homeless & Hungry fund).
Never have to stop at a gas station again
Get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon of gas
Emit six tons average less Climate Change-causing CO2 per year
Save at least $1,000 - $3,000 per year in fuel & maintenance costs
Brakes almost never wear out (regenerative braking)
Starts instantly in cold weather
Never have to change the oil again
Never have to get a tune-up
Never change carburetors, fuel pump, radiator, spark plugs
10) Never again replace a muffler or catalytic converter
11) Hear your radio or hands free phone (no engine noise)
12) Motor stops instantly when you stop.
13) Emits no polluting fumes
14) Almost instant heat and cooling (uses a heat pump)
15) Great starting and passing acceleration with electric motor
16) Charge at night and use no fossil fuel electricity
17) Be part of our coming Smart Grid system
18) Get preferred parking next to buildings and plugin spots
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People often inquire about what sort
of prizes to bring….the best prize:
something you yourself would like to
win (for adults: a bottle of wine, theater tickets, fine chocolate, etc.)
There always seems to be lots of kid
prizes...again, think of things your
child would enjoy winning.
Drinks are provided free of charge.
There will also be a small bar with
beer and wine to purchase ($1)
See you on the 7th...surely to be another evening of grand fun for all!!
Contact Julie Daniel
([email protected]) if you have
any questions..
February 1, 2015
“Notes from R.E.”
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show the world what it looks like
to live with an open mind and an
open heart. I'm proud that those
are the values we share together
at May Memorial and that the children in our community get the opportunity to see love for the value
it has, and stand on its side.
So since we are often known as
the “love people” when UUs
show up at rallies with their bright
yellow shirts on, I think we could
all take an extra moment to talk to
our kids about the “love holiday”
and why love is so important to us.
In Peace,
Stacy Sceiford,
Director of Religious Education
You are invited to the MMUUS Mid-Winter
Where: MMUUS Social Hall
When: Saturday, February 14th, 5:30 pm—9:00 pm
Why: To celebrate our successful capital campaign,
To thank our generous donors,
To review all our wonderful improvements,
To look ahead to future plans,
To meet this year’s Stewardship co-chairs,
To spend an evening of food, drink and music with friends
This is an all church event. Everyone is welcome. We are at our best
when we are together.
R.S.V.P. to Alexa Carter at [email protected] or Brian at
offi[email protected] Please reserve childcare if needed.
Coffee and Tea
Because there are so
many categories of tea and we are
trying to accommodate many taste
buds, we ask your cooperation in
following the following guidelines:
• We provide five categories
of tea—black, black decaf,
green, green decaf, and
• Please do not donate any tea
except herbal. Make sure
that any herbal tea that you
donate is not a mix of black or
green tea and herbal.
• Because most herbal teas do
not have identifying tabs we
will put out only two kinds
each Sunday. You will find
them, identified, in a plastic
container with the other
~ Don MacKay and Adele Toney
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
The Book Sale is on!
May 13 & 14 (For set-up) May 15-17 (Sale)
s you contemplate the arrival of spring (It will
come!) and spring cleaning, please consider
saving the items listed below for our bi-annual book
and CD sale. Unfortunately, we cannot store donations at MMUUS until two weeks before the sale.
More notices about dates and about opportunities
to volunteer at this fun fundraising event will be
We accept the following - for adults and children:
Fiction and Non-fiction (hard cover and paperback)
CDs (music and children’s educational programs)
Audio Books (CDs only)
Movies (DVDs)
Computer games
Vinyl 33 1/3 or 78 (in good condition. Most of the well-used, well-loved
records we received two years ago did not sell)
We do not accept textbooks, old computer software, audio cassettes, encyclopedias and condensed books because they don’t sell.
When packing items, please put them in smaller boxes or double-bagged paper grocery bags so we can easily handle them.
Questions? Please call Alice Chico at 478-2393 or email her
at [email protected]
Cleaning out
the attic
The Social Hall attic
is once again filled
to overflowing with
stuff. Sometime this winter, a small
crew of us will be “redding
up” (Western Pennsylvanian for
cleaning out) that space. Items that
are clearly marked for future use will
be safe, but much will be heaved.
Please look at the list of items below
and let me know if you feel that it
should be kept and, if so, for what
• The speaker enclosure that
hung from the ceiling in the
• A Maypole
• A “Persian” rug (formerly in
the Memorial Room)
• A stencil and paint for
"Handicapped Parking"
• A pole with a multicolored umbrella
• An American flag on a pole
• Boxes of decorations (not
• Building plans that are becoming tattered
• Fake Christmas tree
~ Don MacKay
[email protected]
February 1, 2015
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rural Kentucky. He became a selfeducated lawyer in Illinois, served
one term in Congress, then practiced law in Central Illinois. In 1860,
he was elected President. A moderate from a swing state, seven southern states seceded before he even
took office.
When the Civil War began in 1861,
Lincoln's goal was to reunite the
Union. His Emancipation Declaration
in 1863, used the Army to protect
escaped slaves, encouraged the border states to outlaw slavery, and led
to the 13th Amendment, which permanently outlawed slavery.
He was assassinated in 1865 by the
actor John Wilkes Booth while
watching a play in Ford's Theater.
The country deeply mourned his
death; and he is now considered by
many to be our greatest President.
News from First UU…
Soul Food Retreat
Saturday, February 28, 2015,
8:30 am—3:30 pm
109 Waring Road, Syracuse, New York 13224
Workshop Schedule
8:30 am
Registration & Coffee
9:00 am—9:20 am
Opening Worship
9:30 am—11:00 am
Morning Session 1
Teen Dating Violence
w/ Loren Cunningham, Vera House
Melt and Pour Soap w/Keith Bertrand
Developing a Spiritual Practice
w/ Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias
Upcycling Workshop w/Theresa Mandery
11:15 am—12:45 pm
Morning Session 2
The Men We Want Our Boys to Be w/Paul Barfoot
~ Lynne Perry, Co-Chair,
Social & Environmental Concerns
150 Ukuleles-Fellowship with First Unitarian
Society of Ithaca w/Dennis Killian-Benigno & Co.
Body Work and Massage w/Felice Killian-Benigno
Urban Beekeeping: An Introduction—Megan Root
12:45 pm—1:30 pm
1:30 pm—3:00 pm
Afternoon Session
Caring for Self & Loved Ones after Trauma
w/Pamela Spearman
Reproductive Justice w/Christine Smith
Social Change in Response to Climate Change,
From a UU Perspective w/Jim D’Aloisio
3:15 pm—3:30 pm
Closing Worship
3:45 pm
Nursery Closes
Advance registration fee $15 per adult & teen, $10 per child ($5 more at the
door). Nursery is free. Pay by check or PayPal at
Questions? Contact Pamela Spearman at [email protected]
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
Community News
Catholic Charities offers
home repair help to seniors
Project Fix is an in-home repair
service for senior citizens (age 60+)
living in Onondaga County.
Project Fix helps by assessing the
problem and doing the work for you,
or if the job is too big, by helping you
find a reputable contractor. Some of
these minor repairs include:
plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and
small masonry repairs.
Fifth Annual World Interfaith Harmony
Assembly: “Commonalities WithIn Our
Sunday, February 8, 2015
3:00 pm—5:00 pm, with reception to follow
Clients are asked to pay for materials
for each job. Project Fix will
determine what is needed and pick
the materials up for you.
Whenever possible, clients are
asked to make a labor donation
which is used within the general
budget for this program. Call (315)
424-1810 for suggested donation
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
220 East Fayette Street,
Syracuse, New York 13202
InterFaith Works of CNY and Women Transcending Boundaries invite you to
join them in spreading the message of harmony and tolerance, by showcasing
and celebrating the many faith traditions in Central New York.
World Interfaith Harmony Week has been celebrated since 2010 when it was
first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly by King Abdullah II of
Jordan. It provides a platform for all interfaith and goodwill organizations to
demonstrate their impact and necessity. The movement is strengthened by
building ties among world religions, educating ourselves about each other, and
helping our community appreciate the beauty and diversity of our faith traditions and our diverse cultures.
Celebrate “Commonalities WithIn our Diversity” with the 2015 MCs, Rev.
Georgina Hegney, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and Marc Clay, President of
the Syracuse Stake, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Information is available at
Questions? Please contact Daryl Files at (315) 449-3552, ext. 208 or
dfi[email protected]
February 1, 2015
Our Care
Are you curious
about where the
items in our
Care Baskets go when they leave
MMUUS? I was and here is the
Vicky Schipper generally delivers
the items (may get help from
some church members occasionally). Food collected goes to the Inter-Religious Food Council which
distributes food to local pantries
free of charge. Personal hygiene
items go to Plymouth Church
where they have a food pantry on
Thursday mornings. These items
augment the food they give. At
Plymouth clients are told they can
take two or three personal hygiene
items depending on how much
they have available. At the Interreligious Food Council a worker
distributes the food as pantries call
with a specific need.
Personal hygiene items that are
in high demand: deodorant,
lotion, shampoo, toothpaste,
tooth brushes, and soap (Be sure
your donations are new and have
not be opened!).
Thanks so much to all who donate
to these important services in our
community. Be sure to add items
to your weekly grocery list, and
keep them in your car so you don’t
forget them on Sunday morning!
~ Julie Daniel
2015 Folkus Concert Schedule
February 6th—Aztec Two-Step—Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent
a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step, and
continue to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts.
This year marks a very special anniversary as its been forty years since the
1975 release of their Second Step album. Rex and Neal will celebrate this
occasion by performing the album in its entirety when they bring their act to
the Folkus Project. The second set of the evening’s concert will include other
ATS classics.
The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk/rock music
in America. Originating from a chance meeting in 1971, they took their name
from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four plus decades
as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring,
Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting,
dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies.
Tickets are $20 (Folkus Member price: $17).
February 13th—Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb—Loren Barrigar and
Mark Mazengarb first met at a guitar camp with Tommy Emmanuel in 2005
and have been touring extensively on both the USA and Europe ever since.
Their repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar
duets as well as songs, giving them wide appeal. Their music is influenced by
Bluegrass, Jazz, and Old-time/Country; their style of guitar playing is largely
built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle
Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed,
and their songs feature Loren’s
superb vocals and some beautiful
harmonies from Mark. Loren and
Mark have headlined guitar festivals in
both the USA and Europe and their
fan base is rapidly increasing. In the
short time the pair have been
together, they have performed with
guitar sensation Tommy Emmanuel
and recorded with 5-time Grammy
winner Lloyd Maines.
Tickets are $18 (Folkus Member
price: $15).
All shows start at 8:00 pm. To
reserve tickets, or for details and
additional ticket info, visit
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
View from the Study Window
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Sunday, February 15th
9:40 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
12:15 pm
Individual Spiritual Practice
Worship Service
Monday, February 16th
2:00 pm
6:30 pm
Presidents’ Day *Office Closed*
CareRing Meeting
Memorial Room
Spiritual Enrichment Group
Memorial Room
Tuesday, February 17th
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Board of Trustees`
Teen Room
Social Hall
Memorial Room
tended through the
the transforming energy of
furnaces and the power and life
of our sun.
May these blessings –
warmth and light and life-giving
energy –
be kindled in each of us.
Wednesday, February 18th
6:30 pm
Men’s Fellowship Potluck/Discussion
Social Hall
Thursday, February 19
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
Social Hall
~ Jean
T’ai Chi Chih
Choir Rehearsal
Friday, February 20th
8:00 pm
Folkus Concert: The Kennedys
Sunday, February 22nd
9:40 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
Individual Spiritual Practice
Worship Service
Teen Room
Monday, February 23rd
6:30 pm
Spiritual Enrichment Group
Memorial Room
Tuesday, February 24th
3:00 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Thursday, February 25th
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Choir Rehearsal
Social Hall
Memorial Room
Social Hall
February 1, 2015
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13214
Unitarian Universalist Society
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May Memorial is a member of the
Unitarian Universalist Association
and the Unitarian Universalist Service
The Rev. Jean L. Wahlstrom
Email: [email protected]
Glenn Kime
Phone  315.729.3734
Stacy Sceiford
Email: [email protected]
Peter Colman
Email: [email protected]
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Email: offi[email protected]
Fax  315.446.4605
Office Hours: 9-4 Monday–Friday
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Sunday, February 1st
9:40 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
Individual Spiritual Practice
Worship Service
First Sunday Luncheon
Teen Room
Social Hall
Monday, February 2nd
6:30 pm
Spiritual Enrichment Group
Memorial Room
Tuesday, February 3rd
3:00 pm
6:30 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
UU Young Adults
Social Hall
Memorial Room
Thursday, February 5th
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Choir Rehearsal
Friday, February 6th
8:00 pm
Folkus Concert: Aztec Two-Step
Saturday, February 7th
5:00 pm—8:00 pm
Family Bingo Night
Sunday, February 8th
9:40 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
12:15 pm
Individual Spiritual Practice
Worship Service
The May Cabaret (Talent Show)
Monday, February 9th
6:30 pm
Spiritual Enrichment Group
Memorial Room
Tuesday, February 10th
3:00 pm
5:30 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Twisted Sisters
Social Hall
Memorial Room
Thursday, February 12th
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
T’ai Chi Chih
Choir Rehearsal
Social Hall
Friday, February 13th
8:00 pm
Folkus Concert: Loren and Mark
Saturday, February 14th
5:30 pm—9:00 pm
Valentine’s Day
MMUUS Mid-Winter Celebration
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
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Social Hall
Social Hall
Teen Room
Social Hall