Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Service 2014

All Welcome!

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

331 Main Street, Aurora NY

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Education and Religion

On Sunday, October 5, 2014,  Tom DeWitt, interim president of Wells sat with 20 or so interested people and spoke to us about his own spiritual journey, his fondness for this church community and his perception of Wells as a whole and of Wells' students specifically. His conversation was a reaction to Bob's piece in the  June/July Beacon where he admittedly vented his frustration with the state of some Wells students with whom he had contact. College debt, "naked careerism", and parental pressure influenced students some students he dealt with in a negative way. Tom provided some socio-economic-religious background contrasting the student of the 50's say, with the students of today and while admitting the challenges today are more difficult than in days gone by, education is doing what it is supposed to do for the majority. It was a fruitful discussion and thanks to Bob for raising the question and to Tom for  responding.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Community Event

Reservations requested by August 29. Please call the UMA Office at 364-8543.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Non-Toxic Home: Keeping Kids & Pets Safe
Monday August 11 from 7 to 8 pm
at the United Ministry of Aurora, 337 Main Street, Aurora NY

Did you know there can be hazardous chemicals in sunscreen and face lotion? in food containers? in fabric and furniture? Don't be overwhelmed by the thought. Come and learn about simple precautions you can take, and especially how to protect your kids, grandkids, or pets.

Rebecca Ruggles, Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network (and sometime resident of Aurora) will explain the science and the common sense steps we can take to minimize our exposure to dangerous chemicals that are legal, and often unlabelled, in consumer products.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Options for Wellness

Options for Wellness
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the
United Ministry of Aurora - Social Room
Free and open to the public
If you’ve ever wondered what exactly acupuncture is and does it hurt, you can watch a demonstration of this component of Chinese medicine.  Jessica Hawk and Joanna Krueger, both Licensed Acupuncturists with Aurora Family Acupuncture, will discuss “The 5 major components of Chinese Medicine: Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), Qi Gong and Tai Qi (meditative exercise), Eastern Dietary Therapy, Herbs, and Acupuncture”.
Three other experts will also give a presentation with demonstration:  
Tara Lambert, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Owner, NRT practitioner at Nutritional Wellness Center, Ithaca
“How Nutritional Deficiencies Contribute to Poor Health”

Two of the experts have ties to the UMA:
Dr. Jessica Jordan, Chiropractic Physician, Owner, Cayuga Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Trumansburg
“What is Chiropractic and How Does it Keep the Body Young?”

Erin Connors Johnson, MS, ATC; (Certified Athletic Trainer), Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca

“Knee Rehabilitation”

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Fling Luncheon

Come to our annual
Spring Fling Luncheon
at the
United Ministry of Aurora
337 Main Street
Saturday, May 17
12 noon

With a hilarious program on HATS 
by Laurel Auchampaugh, Town of Owasco Historian

Catered by the Man in the Moon Bakery

Choice of Entrees:
Veggie Cheese Quiche with sundried tomato & basil
Ham & Cheese Quiche
Both served with green salad, fruit salad, bakery bread, cookie & beverage

Bring friend or two!

Please call 315.364.8543 by May 10

with your reservation & quiche selection.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Holy Week Services 2014

Sunday, April 13 at 10:30am
Palm Sunday Service
with special music and distribution of palms

Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm
Good Friday Service
"The Seven Last Words of Christ"
written by Dixie Whitney 
performed by the United Ministry Choir
Scott Gross, organist
Directed by Karen Menges

Sunday, April 20 at 10:30am
Triumphant Easter Service

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring at Last

The snow has melted from the labyrinth. Stop by to enjoy the serenity by the lake.