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Max Coots and one of his sculptures at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam.
Max Coots and one of his sculptures at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam.

Remembering Max Coots

Canton's longtime Unitarian-Universalist Minister, the Rev. Max Coot, died late Tuesday at his home. He was 81. Max Coots was minister of the Canton church from 1958 to 1992. After retiring, he had a sort of second career - as a sculptor of mostly clay figures he described as "often sublime, and sometimes ridiculous." Gargoyles , animals both real and imaginary, people. Todd Moe visited Coots at his studio out side Canton just last month. You can find his profile at our website. But before the sculptures, there were the sermons, and the meditative poetry that grew out of them. The sermons are collected in the book, Leaning Against the Wind. There are two collections of Max Coots' poetry, Seasons of the Self and View From a Tree. For an Open Studio broadcast two years ago, Max Coots talked with Dale Hobson about how poetry came into his life. They opened with Coots's reading of the poem "Prayer."
TAG: Max Coots, talking with Dale Hobson in 2007.  Go to full article

Preview: Buffalo UU Choir in Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community hosts a concert by the UU Church of Buffalo Choir this Saturday evening (7 pm) at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. They'll also perform Sunday afternoon (2 pm) in Saratoga Springs. Todd Moe talks with choir director Barbara Wagner who has directed the group since 1962.  Go to full article
The Rev. William Sinkford
The Rev. William Sinkford

U-U president hopes for tolerance

The Rev. William Sinkford, preseident of the Untarian-Universalist Association, brought a message of pluralism, tolerance and justice to Canton this week. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Cecilie Garden volunteers in Potsdam use hoes, shovels and their barehands to get the garden ready for planting.
Cecilie Garden volunteers in Potsdam use hoes, shovels and their barehands to get the garden ready for planting.

Digging In: Volunteers Kick Off Community Gardening Season

Dozens of gardening volunteers prepped two community gardens in Canton and Potsdam yesterday for another growing season. The gardens are being tended by students from SUNY-Potsdam and members of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton through "UShare", a congregation project to grow vegetables for food pantries. All the produce from the two gardens will be delivered to St. Lawrence County foodshelves during the harvest. Todd Moe spoke with some of the volunteers in the Cecilie Garden yesterday afternoon.  Go to full article
Rev. Richard Gilbert
Rev. Richard Gilbert

Through the Eye of a Needle...

The Reverend Richard S. Gilbert, will give a talk tonight at St. Lawrence University titled, "Through the Eye of a Needle: Is Economic Justice an Oxymoron?" The event is part of the University's Sesquicentennial celebration. It's open to the public, free of charge, at 7:30 in Eben Holden Hall. Gilbert is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. He's written and lectured exstensively on economic justice, ethics, and theology. One recent talk was titled "Was Robin Hood Right?" The Rev. Gilbert has also been active in social justice work, both within the Unitarian Universalist Church and the broader community. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Eileen Raymond and Donna Williamson, Canton, display their Vermont Civil Union certificate
Eileen Raymond and Donna Williamson, Canton, display their Vermont Civil Union certificate

Canton Church Hosts Forum on Marriage Equality

Nearly 100 people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton for the "Freedom to Marry" forum last night. St. Lawrence County gay and lesbian couples, supporters of same-sex marriage and clergy shared their experiences.  Go to full article

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