Pulpit Preview

May 1: Nurturing Beauty, Rev. Joan Montagnes

Beauty is always out there… pretty much everywhere. It doesn’t need to be nurtured. Our problem seems to be recognizing the beauty in all things. Our difficulty lies in nurturing, not beauty, but awareness.

May 8: So Many Ways to Love, Rev. Joan Montagnes

There is a popular notion that there are five different languages of love. Each of us understands messages of love best in one or a combination of these languages. Our congregation has them all – words of affirmation, quality time together, sharing gifts, acts of service, and physical embraces. Here you are loved and you can express and receive love in ways that make sense to you.

May 15: Music Sunday! The UUCB Music Staff and Choir will present our first full-scale Music Sunday since before the pandemic began: Sacred Sounds – The Devotional Music of Francis Poulenc. The colorful vocal works of 20th Century French composer Francis Poulenc are at once reverent yet playful, tuneful yet dense, and illustrate themes of grief, love, doubt, and wonderment. Our usual musical team will be joined by the voices of five of the Buffalo area’s best young professional singers – alto Alex McArthur, tenor Matthew Spaulding, baritone and bass Brandon and Tyler Mecklenburg, and the afore mentioned soprano Julia Anne Cordani – as well as the outstanding student musicians of Claudia Browns’s UB Chamber Singers.

May 22: Religious Education Sunday: The Celebration of Renewal!  Rev. Lisa Peterangelo

The last two years has been a challenge for the Religious Education Ministry Team. On February 13th we welcomed back volunteers and students into our classrooms. It has been a joy for everyone to be back together again and we want to celebrate it.  Please plan on attending this Sunday service and show your support to our volunteers, students, and families.

May 29: Beautiful Souls, Rev. Joan Montagnes

This Memorial Day service we invite you to bring a photo or other symbolic remembrance (medal, teacup, toy, etc.) of your loved one with a short obituary (e.g. Caroline Pitts (1914 -2001) My beloved granny; explorer, entomologist, illustrator, cookie baker, and the best storyteller in the whole wide world. – Betty Pitts Beagle). We will have a display of all our beloveds in the Parish Hall after the service. May they live on in our hearts and lives.

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