April 26 – “A May Day Celebration” – Rev. Margie Allen
A hard winter calls for a truly glad spring. A May Day in April. Yes, there will be a maypole, dancing for kids and adults, music for winding the pole with colors. Come enjoy an intergenerational celebration of spring!
This is "Bring a Friend to Fellowship" Day. Adults, children and youth are invited to bring a friend to this intergenerational May Day service. Let's share Unitarian Universalism.
UU Women's Potluck Dinner - Friday, Apr. 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
We have had two dinners thus far and they have been very well received, affording the opportunity for women to meet, greet, enjoy conversation, and eat a delicious dinner provided by each other.
“Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century” – A Leadership Development Workshop To Help You Get the Job Done! - Monday, Apr. 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Register by April 24!
Ever feel that planning, preparing and organizing takes up too much of your group’s time and energy? We would like to introduce you to some easy-to-use tools that can simplify the necessary tasks of running a committee, a meeting or an event.
Please join us on April 27 in a practical workshop entitled “Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century.” Members of the UUFSB Communications Committee will provide step-by-step instructions for using some basic technological tools for sharing and working in groups. These will include: Google Docs (Google Drive), Doodle polls, Survey Monkey, Sign-up Genius, teleconferencing, and online meetings. We will provide handouts, but please be prepared to take additional notes. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet for some hands-on experience. This workshop will be useful for anyone who works as part of a team.
Town Hall Meeting on Proposed By-laws Changes (UUFSB Members Only) - Sunday, April 26, Noon
The Board of Trustees will introduce the recommended changes to our by-laws, to be voted on at the June 7 annual meeting. Gather in the sanctuary following the service. Please plan to attend!
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, May 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group will be on Tues. May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. There are only two meetings left this religious academic year: May 5 and May 19. At the May 5 meeting we will review the topics and issues that we have covered this academic year on Escalating Inequality and begin preparing an action item statement for the Fellowship based on our discussion group meetings this year. Our intention is to develop the statement during our May 19 meeting. All are welcome.
Click here to read more about the Humanist Discussion Group.
Grounds & Sounds Cafe - Friday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.Kristen Graves, a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield CT, serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour and mentioned as "the new generation of folk" by the New York Times, will be performing. More details TBA.
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too. The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30, and the show begins with an open mic at 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – New Groups Forming Every 3 Months
The death of a loved one is considered to be the greatest stressor in life and it can take months or even years to regain balance. Grieving people can often benefit from sharing their feelings in a safe environment with people who are not necessarily family or close friends. UUFSB member, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, is beginning a Bereavement Support Group for UUFSB members, friends, and members of the community. The potential to benefit from a bereavement group is not limited to people who have suffered a loss in recent weeks or months, and Linda encourages anyone who has lost a loved one within the past fifteen months and struggles with grief to join the group. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. Registration is required. Please contact the office at / 631-751-0297 or Linda Anderson 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.