Pullman in the Press – a sampling of PR

October 22, 2015 – Picture book shows history of Halloween. The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church will again this year host a unique Halloween celebration at 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

September 18, 2015 – Historic walkway is reset by Pullman Church. Local stone mason Neal Muscarella has been busy the past three weeks at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church.

August 7, 2015 – Jedi Academy inside Albion church. The young padawans who gathered around a council table to discuss the saga unraveling before them weren’t from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

June 18, 2015 – Episcopal bishop visits several sites in Orleans. The bishop of the Western New York Diocese for the Episcopal Church spent several hours in Orleans County on Wednesday, visiting sites in Albion and Medina.

June 4, 2015 – Orleans storytellers to share favorite tales June 12. Four of Orleans County’s best storytellers will share their favorite tales…on June 12, the eve of the Strawberry Festival.

Feb. 15, 2015 – Some churches stay open on brutally cold day. With no travel advisory, some dedicated faithful attend Mass, church services.

Oct. 31, 2014 – According to church, ‘Halloween has gone to Hell’. Tomorrow at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church, [All Saints] day will be celebrated with a gala opening and reception titled “Halloween Has Gone to Hell,” featuring a collection of Victorian prints of saints belonging to Orleans County historian Bill Lattin.

Oct. 13, 2014 – Remley’s activism celebrated by Pullman Church. [Kim] Remley, the chairman of Stop Polluting Orleans County, chair and founder of the TGIF Program at the First Presbyterian Church, was honored Sunday as the Pullman congregation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year.

May 8, 2014 – Albion churches part of Sacred Sites tour. Worshippers at Albion’s First Presbyterian Church and Pullman Memorial Universalist Church are well aware of the magnificence of their churches. A statewide event will showcase both churches.

Apr. 21, 2014 – Pullman Church hosting Victorian exhibition. Pullman Memorial Universalist Church is hosting “Images of Jesus,” an exhibition of Victorian era devotional prints.

Feb. 28, 2014 – Robber Baron. Pullman Memorial Universalist Church on Albion’s Courthouse Square will offer tastes of Niagara Wine Trail wines, locally produced artisanal foods, and live music in an event theme set for March 15.

Jan. 17, 2014 – Albion church asks, ‘What’s the big idea?‘ Pullman Memorial Universalist Church will begin a monthly series of Chautauqua-style programs this Sunday at 11 a.m. by exploring Depth Psychology.

Dec. 13, 2013 – Hall of Rock. The first-ever Medina Sandstone Society Hall of Fame Class,…includes six structures, all of which call Western New York home. The class includes…Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion

Dec. 12, 2013 – New Hall of Fame shines light on great buildings made from local sandstone. “Don’t miss the extraordinary ordinary we have in Medina sandstone buildings here locally and spread throughout New York State,”

Dec. 6, 2013 – Stained Glass Tour set for Dec. 14. Orleans County Historian Bill Lattin is leading a Stained Glass Walking Tour of the churches surrounding Courthouse Square.

Oct. 31, 2013 – Nothing trivial about church tales. The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion will welcome visitors to a night with Orleans County historian Bill Lattin, who will share eyebrow-raising church stories from Albion’s past…

Oct. 16, 2013 – Humanitarian Award goes to Rape Crisis Service in Albion. Planned Parenthood of Albion has received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from Pullman Memorial Universalist Church.

Sept. 25, 2013 – Former Catholic nun to speak. A local author and former Catholic nun will give a talk titled “Once a Catholic” beginning at Pullman Memorial Universalist Church

Sept. 14, 2013 – Albion church’s Humanitarian Award going to rape crisis service provider. Pullman Memorial Universalist Church will honor Planned Parenthood of Albion with its Humanitarian Award in recognition of 40 years of rape crisis service in Orleans County.

July 29, 2013 – Trio of Albion churches awarded grants. The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church received a Sacred Sites grant of $3,000.

Mar. 13, 2013 – New Concerns. A crowd of more than 40 nursing home employees, residents and relatives of past and present nursing home residents gathered at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church.

Feb. 28, 2013 – Chris and Luke Explore the Burned Over District: Pullman Memorial Universalist Church. Architectural history buffs write about their exploration of PMUC.

Feb. 7, 2013 – Tom Rivers: Tourism promotion efforts should include religious art. The three stained-glass windows stand side by side inside an Albion church…They are early works of the famed Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in New York City.

Jan. 25, 2013 – ‘Body Snatching’ is topic of Sunday talk at Pullman church Dr. Timothy Madigan, associate professor of philosophy for St. John Fisher College, will take the pulpit to deliver his thoughts on “When a Body Meets a Body: The Ethics of Displaying Human Cadavers.”

Dec. 17, 2012 – Albion Church Offers Yule Service  The public is invited to a special Yule worship service and ritual in celebration of the winter solstice  at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21…The church also offers two worship services on Sunday, Dec. 23. The 11 a.m. service is titled “Getting God” and considers the idea that all people have divinity in addition to humanity. A ‘‘Christmas Eve Eve’’ service at 7 p.m. features a variety of live music with poetry and reflections in celebration of Christmas day.

June 11, 2012 – 500 Years of Music for Guitar  Guitarist/composer Peter Griggs of New York City will present a concert at 3 PM on Father’s Day at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion.

June 2, 2012 – New Book of Postcards Will Offer Glimpse of Albion’s Past  “Historical Postcard Views of Albion” will be on sale for $20 June 8 and 9 at the Pullman Memorial Church during the Strawberry Festival. Proceeds will be used for building restoration projects at the church. At 6 p.m. June 8, Lattin will give a brief talk at the church about the book and the postcard collection. He will also sign copies of the book.

May 12, 2012 – A Capsule Look at the ‘Sacred Sites’ Churches  A capsule look at the six local churches to be featured as part of the Sacred Sites open houses May 19 and 20…The church was built in 1894 with money provided by railroad manufacturer George Pullman, who was reared in Albion.

Apr. 19, 2012 – Book-signing Saturday for “Legendary Locals of Orleans County” A book signing party is scheduled at the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church to launch the release of a book featuring people from Orleans County, both living and dead, who have made an impact on the area.

Mar. 23, 2012 – Pullman Church to Host Organ Music Service Sunday  Margaret-Anne Milne on Sunday will present a worship service featuring the historic Johnson pipe organ of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church. Milne is a certified Colleague of the American Guild of Organists.

Dec. 17, 2011 – Albion Church Offers Winter Solstice Service  “The concept of marking the shortest day — and longest night — of the year is ancient,” said the Rev. Lee Richards, pastor of Pullman Church. “Unitarian Universalists honor the ancient traditions by recognizing humanity’s dependence on the sun and offering prayers and music to revitalize people for the year to come.”

Dec. 8, 2011 – Handbell Choir Plans Sunday Concert

Oct. 29, 2011 – Protesters in Albion Join ‘Occupy’ Movement  They didn’t camp out on the courthouse lawn, but five people joined the “Occupy” protest movement on Friday, carrying signs along Main Street, calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and financial reform so more money goes to the middle class and poor Americans.

Oct. 6, 2011 – Pullman Church Installs Pastor, Confers Minister Emeritus  For the first time in the 120-year history of the church, the congregation will confer the status of Minister Emeritus (Minister for Life). The recipient of this special honor is the Rev. Richard “Dick” Hood, who served the church for 35 years, from 1971 to 2006.

Oct. 6, 2011 – Church Prep

Sept. 19, 2011 – Bookshelf Bargains

Sept. 16, 2011 – Pullman Church to Discuss War Orphans  The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church will welcome members of the Project Life War Orphans Rehabilitation Program this Sunday. The church wants to discuss how to involve youth in church so they will want to be part of a faith community, said Lee Richards, the church pastor. Pullman also wants to highlight Project Life, a volunteer program run from Waterport.

Sept. 7, 2011 – Albion Ministerium to Conduct 9/11 Service  “It’s been 10 years, we’ve shed 10,000 tears, and made a million wishes for a better world,” said Pastor Lee Richards of the Pullman Church. “This service is offered for the entire community to come and remember those lost, to support the ones left behind, to try and come to terms with all that has happened since, and to move our hearts into a new place for the future.”

Aug. 26, 2011 – Book About Orleans Contributors in Works

Aug. 20, 2011 – Pullman Church Marks 120 Years  This week marked the 120-year anniversary of the founding of Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, according to pastor Lee Richards.

April 12, 2011 – Group Will Meet to Discuss Saving Orleans Nursing Home

April 9, 2011 – Orleans County Genealogy Society to Meet Sunday

Feb. 24, 2011 – Dulcimer Tunes and Tales Featured Tonight in Albion  Hammered dulcimers have been a part of Western New York State’s musical culture since the very early 19th century. Well-known performer and historian Mitzie Collins will present a program on the instruments at 7 tonight in Pullman Memorial Universalist Church, 10 East Park St.

Sept. 15, 2010 – Duo Presents an Evening of Song

May 24, 2010 – Church Service Open to Pets, Too  Cats, dogs and other “well-behaved” animals are welcome to join the gathering, organizers say. The special service is set for 11 a.m. Sunday at 10 Park St. Guest speaker Dr. Beth Allen, a veterinarian from Elba, will talk about “the role of animals in our lives and the future of society.”

Oct. 22, 2009 – Halloween Mourning  Bill Lattin has developed a new slide presentation of funeral customs of the 19th century, incorporating his collection of Victorian mourning art. The program will debut at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 29 at Pullman Memorial Universalist Church, 10 East Park St. Organist Diana Dudley of Albion will play appropriate music to set the mood.

May 14, 2009 – History Groups Meet in Albion Thursday

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