Dec. 8 - "Life, Mind, & Spirit" - Dave Tarbell, Worship Leader
This service will involve some philosophical reflections on life and mind. A philosophy of life cannot end by being nothing more than a philosophy of life. Such an effort of thought puts us in contact with the natural divine, the spiritual dimension of this natural world, and thus moves us towards the religious dimension whether we will it or not. This is natural religion, not a trip into the supernatural or other-worldly dimension; it has a strong connection to Margie’s unprovable belief that our bodies know more than our minds.
Meg Braun at Grounds & Sounds, December 13th
UUFSB’s Grounds and Sounds Café welcomes Meg Braun for a solo performance on Dec.13th, at 8:00 p.m. Braun is a Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter known for her fearless writing, dynamic vocal style and performances that have charmed audiences from California to Texas and throughout the Northeast. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online at www.groundsandsounds.org. Hear some of Meg’s great music at www.megbraun.com.
Take the Food Stamp Challenge
How does it feel to be food insecure? And how well do the “safety nets” that exist assuage hunger? During November --a month in which food is central to our celebrations and charitable giving-- the Social Justice Committee invites you to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge. The Challenge will give you a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans. You will experience the difficulty of making food choices on a limited budget, and get a deeper sense of how difficult it is to avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy with too few resources.
We ask you to take the Challenge for 5 days, living on $4.75 per day worth of food – the average food stamp benefit for New York. Participating households should use $4.75 per person x the number of people in their home x five days.
Please click here for details and to sign up for the Challenge.
Learn about Unitarian Universalism and UUFSB - Orientation Series for Newcomers (Oldcomers Too!)
New to the congregation? Been here a while but want to reconnect and explore? Consider attending the fall Belonging series, our orientation to Unitarian Universalism and our Stony Brook UU congregation. Click here for program details. The schedule for this series is:
- Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Session I: Connecting
- Sun., Dec. 8, 12:30-3:00 p.m. - Session II: Deepening
- Sat., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m. - noon - Session III: Belonging
New Year’s Day – Labyrinth Walk and Social
On Wednesday, January 1st at 1:00 p.m. we will host a New Year’s Day Labyrinth Walk in our sanctuary. Join people from our congregation and the community who enjoy starting their year in this peaceful, meaningful way. Everyone brings a snack to share and we have a social time afterwards. This event is free and open to all.
We continue to have our weekly labyrinth walks on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and our next monthly walk will be Tuesday evening, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. “It is solved by walking.” (St. Augustine)
Video of our 50th Anniversary Service and Dedication Ceremony
A video of the full service from our special anniversary service and the building dedication on October 21, 2012 is now posted on our website. The video is quite large and may take a few minutes to load. Go to http://uufsb.org/worship-service-videos.
This video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to Unitarian Universalism.