September 22, 2019, “We the People” — Rev. Margie Allen
“This is what democracy looks like” is a chant often heard at marches and rallies these days. This morning, an anatomy of the heart of our democracy and a report from the streets.
Caregiver Support Group — Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:00-3:00 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?
If you are interested in being part of such a group, please come to the gathering on Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m. This is open to the community.
NYCLU Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, Sept. 21, 12:45-3:30 p.m. at UUFSB
Please join the NYCLU Suffolk County Chapter at our Annual Membership Meeting, co-sponsored by UUFSB's Social Action Committee.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Time: 12:45 PM – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
Click here for more information and to RSVP.
For Artists, Photographers and Poets
Sanctuary Display’s next exhibit is “CELEBRATION OF FOOD”: holiday food, traditional food, comfort food, foreign food, favorite food, exotic food, memories of food…FOOD!
Reception for “In Our Hands: Everyday Sacred” Sanctuary Display - Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A reception for “In Our Hands: Everyday Sacred,” the UUFSB sanctuary display, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Photographer Doris Diamond will be there to share some stories of the images which are from her travels from across the globe and feature people at work and play. The title refers to her gratitude for her hands and the everyday miracle that they are.
LI UU Social Justice Roundtable - Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Please join us for a meeting of the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Roundtable on Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Rd., Bay Shore, NY 11706, featuring Irma Solis, Suffolk County Chapter Director, New York Civil Liberties Union.
NPR Featured Artist Dasha Bukhartseva at Le Petit Salon de Musique - Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Award-winning virtuoso pianist Dasha Bukhartseva will open Le Petit Salon de Musiques’s 10th Anniversary season. Ms. Bukhartseva, who has been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top program, will present an eclectic mix of music including works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov, and UUFSB’s own Peter Winkler. Bukhartsev began playing as a young child in Ukraine, and attended prestigious schools of music in Europe and North America. She has won more than thirty international piano competitions.
Save the Date: “New Day Rising” Lay Leadership Day - Saturday, Oct. 26
“New Day Rising” is a Lay Leadership Day coming to Shelter Rock on Saturday, Oct. 26, a day-long (9:00-4:30) interactive presentation and workshops developed by Central East Region's staff and piloted recently in the Washington DC area where it was very well received.
This is a wonderful opportunity for lay leaders and staff teams to gather and learn from one another about the work we are doing in our congregations to dismantle white supremacy culture from the inside out. Please click here for more information and click here to register.
Death Café: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The subject of death is something many of us would like to have nothing to do with. Yet we are all mortal; we all die. In this Sunday edition of Death Cafe we will have an opportunity to talk about something most avoid. Rev Linda Anderson and Lori Jones will lead.
What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the DeathCafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, with food, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." (www.deathcafe.com)
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.