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Sounds of Silence on Sunday with Rev. Frances Manly and Doug Yeomans

The Unitarian Universa-list Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes back Rev. Frances Manly and Doug Yeomans, who will lead a service in word and song on Sunday.

In a world of noise and confusion, silence can be healing when it helps people to center themselves and find deep peace. But silence can also be awkward and even oppressive. This service will weave together words, music, and silence to help those present find the way to the healing silence deep within.

Rev. Manly is Minister Emerita of the First UU Church of Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York. She is currently a member of the UU Church of Buffalo, where she sings in the choir, serves on the worship and adult faith development teams, and preaches occasionally. She also serves on the Commissioned Lay Ministry Committee of the Central East Region of the UUA.

Yeomans, a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, plays a hybrid style including blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, and country with influences from jazz and beyond. He performs regularly throughout Western New York in venues ranging from churches to clubs, has toured nationally with Broadway shows, and composed and performed the music for “A Lesson Before Dying” at the Studio Arena Theatre. A master teacher, he teaches guitar students privately in person and online and has recently been a popular teacher at Steve Kauffman’s annual Acoustic Kamp in Tennessee.

Childcare for those under the age of 5 will be provided as requested. Call the church’s voicemail, 679-7944, by Saturday at 5 p.m. if childcare will be needed.

UUCNC worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St. Fredonia. Call 679-7944 visit www.uucnc.org or see the www.facebook.com/uucnc for details.

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