November 26 "Impact of Discrimination on Trans People" – Guest Speaker: Juli Grey-Owens
People who do not conform to gender-based stereotypes, or whose gender presentation or identity differs from the one usually associated with their anatomical sex, often experience persistent discrimination and harassment. We will discuss what causes transphobia and the effects of an environment where gender-expansive people must hide who they are or face the consequences of family rejection, loss of employment, housing and other public services. We will explore why those who are brave enough to be “out” regularly face violence and mistreatment, and what can be done to stop this indefensible situation.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Mondays, Nov. 13 through Jan. 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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. Unitarian Universalist Community Minister in affiliation with UUFSB, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, is facilitating a Bereavement Support Group on Monday evenings from 11-13-17 through 1-8-18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths.
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.
Jay & Lee - Spanish Duo at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m.
Le Petit Salon de Musique presents the exiting guitar fusion couple, Jay & Lee - Spanish Guitar Duo, on Sunday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. This engaging couple plays a unique brand of guitar fusing Spanish, Flamenco and Classical styles.
Jason and Elysa Hochman are co-founders of the New York Guitar Academy as well as Jay & Lee Rumba Flamenca and are among the most sought after flamenco and classical guitarists in New York City. Originally from Brooklyn, they have studied at the prestigious Carmen de las Cuevas School of Flamenco in Granada, Spain, and have learned from renowned guitarists all over the world. Jason and Elysa released their first original album in 2009 and Melbay will soon publish their book of 22 original etudes and songs for classical and flamenco guitar students.
Tickets for this event are $25 at the door or $20 online at lepetitsalon.org. Tickets for seniors are $20 at the door or $15 online and for students are $5.
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Yellow Room at UUFSB. At this meeting we will continue our discussion of "The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Church and State." Everyone is welcome. The discussion is not so much about whether the First Amendment’s establishment clause separates church from state, but rather the extent to which religion should be separated from politics or public life. You may consider reading "the First Amendment includes separation of church and state" and/or the discussion "Separation of Church and State in the United States."
Miles to Dayton at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Dec. 8, 8:00 p.m.
On Dec. 8, Grounds and Sounds welcomes Miles to Dayton. Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival. They've been the featured artist at the Acoustic Long Island Podcast and Summer Concert, and have performed in venues from NYC (The Living Room, Arlene's Grocery) to Montauk (The Stephen Talkhouse).
"A mix of folk, country and classical music, Miles to Dayton has a very polished sound reminiscent of Nickel Creek. Delivering four-part harmonies and improvisational violin and cello parts, Miles to Dayton is stacked with solid musicianship and is definitely worth checking out." Relix Magazine
Evening Labyrinth Walk – Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Our next evening labyrinth walk is Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. This event will have harpist, Annie Mark, playing as we walk. Come to enjoy the peaceful, meditative environment, much needed during this busy holiday season. Take a deep breath on the labyrinth.
New Year’s Day Labyrinth Walk - Monday, Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m.
Our tradition has been to start the year off with a community labyrinth walk and social. We will meet at 1:30 on Jan. 1 to walk the labyrinth (indoors). Each person brings something to share and we set up a beautiful ‘grazing’ table. After the walk we eat and socialize. All are welcome. Start the year off “right” by “walking at your own pace.” Also part of our tradition is having our own Julie Doczi play her flute as we walk.
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.