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Sunday Worship & Youth Program at 10:30am

Update - May 27, 2016


THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE – May 29th, at 10:30 am

Eleanor Roosevelt: No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent

Barbara Kamerance


First Lady, humanitarian, advocate for civil rights and women’s equality, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady of the United States through her active participation in American politics. Barbara Kamerance of our congregation will tell the story of Eleanor Roosevelt, who grew up feeling inferior and realized her potential in becoming a living conscience for our country. As her husband, Franklin’s eyes and ears, she did what no other First Lady had done and set an example for all who succeeded her. She said that her most proud action was in helping to formulate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  At her funeral, Adlai Stevenson, then Ambassador to the U.N. said of her, “She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world”.





The Membership Committee is pleased to announce another meeting of the new and improved UU101. The purpose of this informative presentation is to answer questions and teach attendees about both Unitarian Universalism and May Memorial.  All who are interested are invited to attend this meeting in the Memorial Room, this Sunday, May 29th, at 12:00 pm.


If you have any questions or would like more information, you may contact the committee at





May Memorial’s office will be closed this Monday (Monday, May 30th) in observation of Memorial Day.





The Nominating Committee is pleased to propose the following slate of officers, trustees and Nominating Committee members, to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on June 5, 2016. As always, nominations from the floor will be accepted.  Please make sure that anyone who is nominated from the floor is willing to serve.


Officers and Trustees

President: Mariah Ducey (1 year term)

Vice President: Rob Neimeier (1 year term)

Secretary: Ruth Yanai (1 year term)


Board of Trustees

Leah Cronlund (3 year term)

Jane Fagerland (3 year term)

Carroll Grant (for 1 year remaining on Peter Cannavo’s 3 year term)


Nominating Committee

Cynthia Carter, Peter Colman, John Kaftan,

Don MacKay, Peggy Ryfun (all 1 year terms)





With the 2015-16 MMUUS fiscal year drawing to a close, here are two dates and three times to mark on your calendars:


Sunday, June 5th

•  6:30 pm—Desserts and Coffee—Bring your favorite dessert to share and sweeten up the evening.


•  7:00 pm—Annual Meeting—MMUUS’ annual business meeting will include adoption of a budget and election of officers for next year. Other business as deemed proper may be brought before the members. Pledging members are urged to attend and cast their votes.


Sunday, June 12th

•  1:00 pm—End of Year Picnic—May  Memorial’s 2016 End of Year Picnic will take place on June 12th, at 1:00 pm, at the Sherman-Cross home, located at 3844 Pompey Center Road, Manlius, New York 13104. If you would like to grill, please bring your own food, as well as beverages, a dish to pass, and your own place settings. Bocce, croquet and volleyball are all possible outdoor games, and you are welcome to bring your own!