Virtual Unitarian Service on January 16: Dr. Len Faulk on UUCJ History

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On Sunday, January 16, SUNY Fredonia Professor Emeritus Dr. Len Faulk will look back at the history of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown at their 10:30 a.m. virtual service.

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown

“Bits and Pieces: Looking Back at the History of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) Established in 1885” will be the message at the church’s 10:30 a.m. virtual service on Sunday, January 16.

Presenter Dr. Len Faulk notes that, “Since 1885, the Congregation we now call UUCJ has been a voice for Liberal Religious thought and action in Jamestown.” He will present thoughts and stories gleaned from the rich history of the church of which he is a longtime member.

Faulk’s message relates to the fourth of seven principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

Born and raised in Jamestown, Faulk received his Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and his Master of Social Work and Ph.D. in Social Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. The SUNY Fredonia Professor Emeritus served the University as a Political Science Professor and Department Chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Associate Vice President and Graduate Dean.

Faulk has dedicated a significant portion of his life to improving the quality of life for residents throughout the Chautauqua region. Much of his work has focused on neighborhood and housing initiatives. Prior to coming to SUNY Fredonia in 1981, he was a successful administrator of several community service agencies.

Faulk has received numerous awards including the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s John D. Hamilton Community Service Award, the League of Women Voters Service to Democracy Award, and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Pam Lydic Coalition Builders Award.

For those who are interested, an optional virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services are remaining virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate with the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.

You can learn more about the UUCJ at UUJamestown.org or on the Facebook page facebook.com/JamestownUU.