Jamestown, N.Y. – In June, Janet Forbes and Emily Garrick, both long-time members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, represented their church at the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2023 General Assembly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 24, they will share their experience with the congregation. Their message is “Faithfully Becoming: Reflections on General Assembly 2023.”
Forbes has been a member of UUCJ and the UU Fellowship of Chautauqua for more than 40 years and is a long-time Unitarian Universalist Service Committee supporter. She received her nursing degree from Jamestown Community College and her B.S. in Human Services from SUNY Empire State College. Now retired, her work experience included WCA Hospital, Cassadaga Jobs Corps Academy, and Chautauqua County Health Network. Her many volunteer activities include American Association of University Women, Audubon Community Nature Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chautauqua County Master Gardeners, James Prendergast Library, YWCA Jamestown and New Neighbors Coalition.
The board secretary of the UU Young Adult Revival Network and former president of the UUCJ’s Board of Trustees, Garrick is a graduate of Jamestown High School and Wells College. She received her M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Rochester. A teacher of English as a New Language at Jamestown’s Washington Middle School, she will receive her M.S. in Adolescent Literacy from SUNY Oneonta in December. She volunteers for the Girl Scouts of Western New York and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
A social time follows the service.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use 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 support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.