UUCB provides enriching adult education classes that delve into religious exploration, promoting spiritual growth, alongside engaging courses in music comprehension, fostering a well-rounded learning experience for individuals seeking intellectual and cultural development.

New Member Class
Sunday, April 14,​ 12:00-1:30pm
Emerson Room

Pub Theology
Tuesday, April 16​ 6:30-8:00pm
Free Street Tavern, 1469 Niagara St

UU Elevator Speech Workshop
Tuesdays, 3/5, 3/26 & 4/9 7:00pm

Introduction to Sufism
Sundays, April 14, April 21 & April 28 12-1pm

The meeting on April 14 will be in the Library, and the meetings on April 21 and April 28 will be in the Alliance Room.

UUCB Banned Book Club with Mary Lou and Sharon​

We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Marge Gardner Room, 7:00-8:30pm. All are welcome. Join us at any time. For more information, contact  Mary Lou Hill and Sharon Walker at uucbbbc@buffalouu.org or DRE Jess Pond at jpond@buffalouu.org.

In April, we’re reading and discussing Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. Alison Our May reading, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, wraps up the year.

In the news: The Oscar nominated short documentary, “The ABC’s of Book Banning,” is now streaming on Paramount+.

Please support UUCB Women’s Society used book sale in late April.

Shakespeare’s Enchanted Forest
John Snodgrass, Instructor
Wednesdays, April 17, April 24, & May 1
10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Alliance Room

Cost: $20 for course, or $10 per session. To register, contact Jess at jpond@buffalouu.org or 716-885-2136. Bring or send your check (made payable to UUCB) to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo; 695 Elmwood Avenue; Buffalo, NY 14222. Put ‘Shakespeare Course’ on memo line of check. There is a minimum number of registrations required for this class to be held, so please register if you’re interested!

April 17 Shakespeare’s Enchanted Forest: In Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, women who are trapped in a patriarchal nightmare manage to gain some control in their lives, assisted by the magic of the forest.

April 24 English Faeries: An exploration of how stories of magical forest-dwellers challenged rigid social rules, and promoted the preservation of British woodlands.

May 1 A Faerie Feud: In Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, a custody dispute between the faerie king and queen threatens to cause an apocalypse. Only by bringing masculine and feminine powers into balance can the world be saved.

John Snodgrass is the author of Shakespeare’s Goddess: The Divine Feminine on the English Stage and Supernatural Shakespeare: Magic and Ritual in Merry Old England. He teaches courses on Native American Religions and Religious Studies at Canisius College and speaks regularly at Unitarian churches in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Hamburg, and East Aurora. J-snodgrass.com