In an early March service, around the time of the Christian Ash Wednesday, we also paused to remember that we are dust and return to dust. Today we remember the “little deaths”—times we burned out and rose again.
Earth Day is April 22 - EarthKeepers Suggest This ActivityDoing your utmost to take care of this great planet? Conserving resources at home and in your daily life? Try this link to see how well you’re doing: http://myfootprint.org/en/.
Or, view this link with your children to see how your family can minimize your carbon footprint:
For more information, links and tips, please check out the EarthKeepers page.
All Fellowship Seder - Saturday, April 19, 5:00 p.m.
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Our next meeting is from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 22 in the green room at the Fellowship. The topic is "War." Possible questions for discussion include:
- What can the UN do to prevent war?
- Should we send help and weapons to the "better" side?
- Should we send food aid to the civilian population?
- Should we take in refugees from war torn countries?
- Do you approve of the arms trade?
For general information about the Humanist Discussion Group, click here.
How to Motivate People to Productive Action - Monday, April 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Whether you want people to attend your Fellowship meeting, come to your event, fill out a form, volunteer, or simply follow directions, effective communications is key. That’s why the next in our series of Leadership Development Training Workshops will be on “Communicating Effectively.” Led by members of the Communications Committee, this interactive workshop will provide hands-on training, and will be valuable to anyone leading a UUFSB committee/group or planning an event/other activities. All are welcome. Council members should find this session especially useful. Subjects include:
- How to motivate people to come to your Fellowship meeting or event. Techniques and resources.
Small group activity: Work as a team to promote an event.
- How to reach out, educate, and inform using our Fellowship electronic media: website, newsletter, emails, Facebook, etc. Real-time training: Editing your own committee website pages. Bring your laptop if you would like to participate. (We can work in pairs.)
- How the Communications Committee can make your communications efforts easier.
CommUUnity Tag Sale - Saturday, May 17 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
As sure a sign of spring as the robin or crocus, the May CommUUnity Tag Sale is nearly upon us. Now in its 5th year, we are looking forward to welcoming buyers and sellers into our space, our warmth and our friendly community. The CommUUnity Tag Sale is, at heart, a mission to unite people who have used clothing and household items in good condition with people who need those items and may not be able to afford to buy them new. We rent our parking lot spaces to individuals who want to be part of a giant garage sale. We sell simple refreshments (water is free!), and have our own space selling items donated by UU's. At the May Sale, we are also accepting books.
Special Note: Getting out the news about the Tag Sale is critical. Please click here to download our flyer. Print it out and post it at your local convenience store or office bulletin board. Thank you!
Qi Gong Workshop – Saturday, May 31, 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
SORRY THIS WORKSHOP IS COMPLETELY FULL
UUFSB Children & Youth Choir Perform at Stony Brook University
Our UUFSB Children & Youth Choir once again performed the National Anthem at the Stony Brook Men's basketball game, on Saturday, February 1st. Click here to view the video!
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.