Sing along with Nan Hoffman and Joe Tumino

nan and joe this junex

Nan and Joe sing at Music in the Woods on June (jphoto by Jon Rieley-Goddard).

Join us as we Sing-Along with Nan Hoffman & Joe Tumino this Wednesday, August miki soos logo10th, 6:30 p.m. (+ 6:00 p.m. potluck for those who wish) at our Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Music in the Woods this Sunday

Music in the Woods









With Nan Hoffman, Joe Tumino,

Kathy & Tom DeLoughry

Sunday, June 26, 2016

4:00 p.m.



Environmental Sanctuary

3449 West River Road

Grand Island, New York 14072

Information:  Nan (773-5315), June (773-1426)

Refreshments/potluck  –  Free-will donation

Join in wood-chip blitz; get free laurel and hardy handshake

miki soos logoJoin us this Sunday, May 8th, (any time from 1-2 p.m. onward) to celebrate our Riverside-Salem Environmental Sabbath/Earth Day (Mother Earth Day)/ You can participate in wood-chipping the paths at the cottage and through the adjoining Town land or in generally cleaning/sprucing the garden beds and grounds.  Please bring gloves and any implements (pitchforks, wheelbarrows, rakes, etc.).  Snacks/potluck likely, too.  :-).

RS Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.

Here is your laurel and hardy handshake.

Programs for the rest of May:

May 15            Chris Barbera, Dreamers, Romans and Prisons: Meditations on Crime, Illness, Healing and Liberation. Chris will speak about the method of creating a theory and practice of justice, creativity and intelligence by collaborating and facilitating rather than advocating and educating – and then creating a network by mailing the words of inmates back to prison inmates.  June will speak about “Women Respond to Attica,” an article in the book.

May 22            Paul & Linda McQuillan show DVD: “THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.”  In The Armor Of Light Reverend Rob Schenck, antiabortion activist and fixture on the political far right, breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Rev. Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.  The McQuillans are Upstate Coordinators of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

May 29            [Memorial Day Weekend] – work/planting Sunday

*This Changes Everything* DVD on Sunday, May 1st

miki soos logoOn Sunday, Mathischangesy 1st, at 4 p.m., Pamela Hughes, Sierra Club Niagara Group Chair, will show a DVD, “This Changes Everything”, at the Environmental Cottage of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

From the DVD publicity: “Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

“Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

“Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

“The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.”

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072-0207

Program from 4-6 p.m. Sunday; potluck following.

Arun Gandhi to speak at Sister Karen Klimczak remembrance

Arun Gandhi

miki soos logoArun Gandhi, grandson of the great peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi, will speak on “Legacies of Nonviolence: From Gandhi to Sister Karen” at the annual fundraiser for the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence on Sunday, April 24th at 3 pm at Immaculata Academy, 5138 South Park Ave. in Hamburg, NY.

Riverside-Salem members and friends are encouraged to attend. There will be no program at the Cottage on this date.

Internationally known, Gandhi has been spreading the message of peace and nonviolence for decades. Founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, he will share lessons about compassion and love he learned from his grandfather.

This year is the 10th anniversary of Sister Karen Klimczak’s passing and the event will include a special commemoration of her life and ministry. The Center for Nonviolence founded in her memory shares a mission with Arun Gandhi to eliminate violence in our world.

Tickets are $25, student price $5 and scholarships are available. Tickets are available by calling 716-362-9688, purchasing online at or at the door.

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