Rochester, NY Chapter Blog

Next AU Chapter Board Meeting

posted by Linda Stephens   [ updated ]

Monday, April 1, 2019
Wegmans Cafe
1750 East Ave,
Rochester, NY
7 PM

Notice of next AU Rochester Board Meeting

posted Mar 10, 2019, 12:05 PM by Linda Stephens

AU Rochester Board meeting.  
Monday, March 11, 2019
 Wegmans Cafe
 1750 East Avenue, Rochester. 
 7:15 pm.

Informal chat with AU board members

posted Jan 13, 2019, 5:38 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 5:40 AM ]

Friends of Americans United,

You are invited to attend an informal chat at 7 pm on Tuesday January 22, 2019 with Board members of the Rochester Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. This event will be held at the Equal Grounds Coffee Shop located at 750 South Avenue in Rochester. 

The evening will feature a discussion by Linda Stephens, our Chapter Vice President. who was one of the litigants in the case regarding invocations at the Greece Town Board meetings  that ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court. This case drew national attention and resulted in the Supreme Court establishing guidelines for such invocations. Linda will be sharing information about what the impact of this case has been.
 
We hope you’ll also feel free to raise other topics concerning church-state separation of local and/or national interest that you'd like to discuss. 

Again, coffee and a cookie will be on us. It would be helpful if you can reply with respect your intention to attend. Hope to see you there.
 
Robert H. Goldstein
President, Rochester Chapter
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
 

Notice of upcoming AU Rochester board meeting

posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:42 AM by Linda Stephens

Monday, November 12 at 7 pm at Wegmans Cafe, 1750 East Avenue, Rochester.

Come one, come all

posted Jul 19, 2018, 8:07 AM by Linda Stephens

The Rochester Chapter of AU is sponsoring an event on Monday, July 23 at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford to discuss anything & everything having to do with Church/State separation.  Everyone is welcome.  No need to be a member.  Time: 7 pm, in the Cafe.

Announcement of Chapter Board Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:26 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Monday, June 4, 2018.  7:15 pm.  Wegmans (Cafe area) at 1750 East Avenue. Rochester.

The AU Chapter's Spring Speaker

posted Apr 22, 2018, 3:21 PM by Linda Stephens

Rochester-based lawyer Donald Rehkopf Jr. is legal counsel for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a watchdog group and an advocacy organization that works to ensure members of the US Armed Forces receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

The MRFF is often pitted against fundamentalist Christian organizations, going to battle against their bullying in the US military.  Rehkopf will speak about some of the cases he has been involved with representing members of the military.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Brighton

7 PM,  Free and open to the public.

This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of Americans United.

March 2018 Board Meeting

posted Mar 2, 2018, 7:34 AM by Linda Stephens

The meeting will be held on March 3 at 7:15 pm in the Community Room of 5-Star Bank, 395 Westfall Road, Rochester, 14620.

Outgoing head of Americans United promises to pull no punches in upcoming talk

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:23 AM by Linda Stephens

Executive Director Barry Lynn will be retiring at the end of this year after a remarkable 25 years of service to Americans United. It is our good fortune that Barry has agreed to return to Rochester in October to present his perspective on the state of church/state separation under the Trump administration.

In his talk, which is titled “The Trump Administration Really, Truly Hates Separation of Church and State,” Barry will point out all the ways the present administration has tried to thwart efforts to maintain the separation of church and state.

To celebrate Barry’s retirement, cake and coffee will be served after his talk, giving audience members the opportunity to thank him for his years of outstanding service to the organization, which for 70 years, has led the fight to maintain church/state separation.

This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of AU.

Date:      Monday, October 23, 2017

Place:      Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 
               (Ample parking in back of church.)

Time:      7 pm

Free and open to the public 

Notice of upcoming AU Chapter Board Meeting

posted Sep 28, 2017, 8:13 AM by Linda Stephens   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 8:14 AM ]

Flower City Community Room at City Gate
395 Westfall Road
Rochester, 14620

Time: 7:15 pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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