July 25, 2021 – “Naïve and Needing Help" - Gil Hanson, Worship Leader
After leaving high school I was bewildered and desperately wanted to find a career path but had no idea what it might be. Thankfully, I had wizards who guided me at each of the crossroads along a lengthy journey. In the end it worked out well; I became a Stony Brook University professor thanks to the wizards. Dave Tarbell is the Worship Associate. Saimoen Anderson shares the gift of music. Hymns performed by Linda Kirk, Bethany Riddle, Mike Hoffman, and Peter Winkler.
To join the service at 10:30 on Zoom, click:
Webinar ID: 920 9385 6109 Passcode: 691062
Click here (link coming soon) to view the recording of the July 18th service. Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – July 25-August 1
Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news.
Small Group Chats After Service
If you would like to talk in a small group after the service ends, please leave the service meeting a few minutes after service ends. Then click on the link below to join a new meeting in which you will be broken out into small groups:
Dear Friends, While our in-building services are suspended, we are continuing services and Fellowship online. Our larger mission continues as well — we still support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. We continue to see supporting our Fellowship as part of our spiritual practice. And we can all do our part to keep our Fellowship going. We ask our Members and Friends to continue to make pledge payments and plate offerings by mailing a check to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733; making your payments through a billpay service with your bank; or using the Paypal button below. Whatever method you use, please be sure to designate where you want your donation directed. For checks / bill pay, add the designation in the "Memo" line / "Add a Memo" field. Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option. Thank you!
Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. It will also be a prominent topic at GA (General Assembly) in June. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipleuu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)
UUFSB Members: Right Relations Covenant
Our COMC has proposed a Convenant of Right Relations. Important links:
- Introductory material
- The Covenant of Right Relations
- Members can click here to access a Google form where you can enter your feedback for the COMC to consult as we prepare a final draft of this living document
Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If you are, have been, or anticipate being a caregiver for a loved one, you might know what a hard job it can be. Maybe you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you think you finally have a handle on something and everything changes. It’s an ever- present learning curve and a host of different emotions. From whom and what do you draw support? What resources are available to you? How do you take care of yourself?
The group is facilitated by the Rev Dr. Linda Anderson. If you are interested in being part of such a group, please contact Rev Linda at . Upcoming meetings will be held on Thursdays, July 15 and Aug. 5.
Evening West African Drumming Classes: Choose In-person or via Zoom
Our dynamic Soul Pulse drumming teachers have decided to offer live AND Zoom lessons in Djembe and Dunun drumming this summer. Contact Linda Mikell () to register and if you have any questions. Please let her know which you plan to attend (live or virtual classes). Checks should be made out to “UUFSB” and mailed to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733. Please put “live drumming” or “Zoom drumming” in the memo line.
Friday evenings, 7:00-8: 30 p.m. $100 per 5-class session. Click here to view the flyer. Dates: Session 2 - July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $150 for the full session (10 classes). Recordings will be available. Zoom information will be sent to the registrants. Dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 1
New Essentrics Semester Is Underway
This is an exercise program for you! Light-spirited, with great music, stretches for every muscle in your body…you won’t be disappointed. All this on Zoom so you don’t have to go out. Also, all lessons are recorded; if you have to miss one, it can be sent to you as a recording. Kay Aparo is our fully certified Essentrics instructor. She leads us through an hour of seated, standing and floor exercises. Floor movement can also be done in a chair. Beginners are welcome!
We started this semester on May 18 (Tuesday) and May 20 (Thursday), but it isn't too late to join. You may choose one or two times per week. Call or email Linda Mikell for fees and registration information: 631-543-0337 or .
Weekly Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks - Thursdays, 1:30 p.m
We have resumed our weekly walks at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Each walk will be limited to 10 attendees. Send an email () to Linda Mikell to sign up. You can reserve for one or more sessions for the month of June.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Linda at .
If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
You can find them at clfuu.org.
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 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.