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We gather at our Environmental Cottage on Grand Island, New York. The Cottage sits on several undeveloped acres.

-- Photo by Jon Rieley-Goddard

Calendar - January - February 2009

All programs are from 4-6 p.m. on Sundays at The Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, unless otherwise indicated. Other items of interest are in italics. Check out our website for updated information: www.riversidesalem.org or let June know if you want email notices and aren’t receiving them: jlicence@buffalo.edu (773-1426).

All programs at our Environmental Chapel (a/k/a The Cottage), 3449 West River Road, Grand Island,
from 4-6 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise indicated (potluck always following program).
For information: www.riversidesalem.org or 773-1426 (June).

January

Jan. 4 BUSINESS MEETING

Jan. 10 Celebration of Bob Grimm’s Contributions to Peace & Justice, 1-3 p.m., Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, 335 Richmond at Utica (RSVP: WNYPC, 894-2013).

Jan. 11 Jon Rieley-Goddard installed as pastor at Gaines Congregational UCC in/near Albion, NY. Call Marjorie Buscher for a ride (645-3395 or 631- 0760). NOTE: 3:00 p.m. [No program at the Cottage.]

Jan. 18 RS “Mission” Discussion: What are your personal goals for this year? What are your goals for the RS community this year? What are you prepared to commit to in order to help reach these goals?

Jan. 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Americorps MLK Celebration using PeacePrints;
Evening: Newton Garver update on Bolivia for LASC [info: WNYPC, 894-2013]

Jan. 25 PEACEPRINTS I: In the spirit of and on the shoulders of Sr. Karen, we’ll do a little “peaceprinting” of our own.

February

Feb. 1 BUSINESS MEETING

Feb. 8 PEACEPRINTS II: Writing our memoirs, building our history.

Feb. 15 Ostrov/The Island (DVD): Jim Forest describes this film as “essentially . . . a study of sanctity. . . . It’s filmed on the northern edge of Russia on a few barren islands in the White Sea where a small community of monks live a very austere life. One of them is Fr. Anatoly, who decades earlier was rescued by the monks after being washed up on the shore following the sinking of the coal barge he had been working on, stoking the boiler. He brings with him an almost unbearable burden, the memory of killing a defenseless man in order to save his own life. Repentance is at the core of his life. Ostrov has received prizes for best film, best actor, best cinematography. It was well received at various international film festivals: Venice, San Francisco, Seattle, London, Sundance, Montreal, etc.”

Feb. 16 LASC: Haitian/Human Rights speaker(s) – WNYPC for info: 894-2013.

Feb. 22 Mike Ziolkowski facilitates our discussion of Jeffrey Sachs’ Common Wealth.

March 1 BUSINESS MEETING

Here are some old calendar entries, to give a sense of what we do:

       

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