Out & About in the Community

Mindful Yoga at North Church
Fridays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm

Buffalo Mindfulness is now offering mindful yoga Friday evenings in North’s chapel. Classes are free but donations are gratefully accepted. Learn more.

Breakfast Series at Amherst Presbyterian Church (151 Youngs Rd., Williamsville)
Saturday, February 17, from 8-10am

Speaker will be Don Duggan-Haas, the Director of Teacher Programs at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth & Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, NY. Don’s focus will be on climate change. We’ll discuss the perils and promise of apocalyptic talk, look into the role of moral framing in the discussion of climate change, and share rules of thumb for discussing controversial issues more broadly. We’ll also discuss the underlying science of climate change.

Don has a B.A. in physics, an M.S. in Earth Science Education, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy with a focus on Science Education. Don grew up in Clarence Presbyterian Church.

Cost is $5/per person and includes a light breakfast. Sign up by calling North Church office at 716-632-1330 or in the church office.

Niagara/Northeast Branch of the Presbytery of Western New York
Tuesday, February 27, from 6:30-8pm at North Presbyterian Church, 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda

Collaborations with other churches and organizations, what is and what is hoped for. We’ll gather for a meal, worship and discussion of collaborations. Our meal will be a potluck/pizza mix. Bring a dish to share or throw a few dollars in the pot for pizza. (Either way, we’d like to know who is planning to attend and whether you’re bringing a dish or eating pizza.) Please respond by Feb 23 to Mary Beth Karr mbkarr@verizon.net or 716-870- 6276. Branch meetings provide opportunities for churches in four regions of the Presbytery to connect. By interacting in these non-business meetings, lay people and clergy can get to know one another better. Ultimately, we can nurture one another and our churches.

A Conversation with Rabbi Alex and Pastor Bill

Rev. Bill Hennessy and Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein of Congregation Shir Shalom invite you to a conversation about what brings Christianity and Judaism together and what tears us apart. How does the very language we use get in the way of understanding one’s faith? Join them on two Wednesdays at North Church—March 7 and 14—and two Wednesdays at Congregation Shir Shalom—March 21 and 28. These conversations all begin at 10:30 a.m.