September 21 – People’s Climate March – Rev. Margie Allen
We are making an unprecedented request to the UUFSB community that all adults, youth and children who are able plan to travel into NYC to participate in this critical and, we hope, historic March. We march and speak for our Earth and all the life she will sustain to the 7th generation and beyond.
Those who cannot march with us in the city are invited to gather at the Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Gil Hanson will lead a service that outlines the long term history of climate changes and how the present man-made climate change is influenced by that history. We will be able to take part in the walk through a short video of the UUFSB members as they gather for the walk.
"Presenting Climate Change in a Geologic Time Perspective" -- Worship Leader: Gil Hanson
We are, geologically speaking, in a relatively cool period that began tens of millions of years ago and will last for many tens of millions of years into the future. During this period there are intervals of some 100,000 years of relatively cold climates with sudden, large changes in global temperature followed by intervals of mild, stable climates with only small changes in global temperature that last for about 10,000 years. We are near the end of a mild interval that began about 10,000 years ago. Humans have adapted very well to this stable climate resulting in a huge increase in population from a few million 10,000 years ago to 7 billion today. It is not clear how this population dependent on a stable climate will endure the large change in global temperature associated with climate change.
Fall Session of Kripalu Yoga: Classes Have Begun
Morning and evening classes at the Fellowship are available. For details, please click here.
First Intergenerational Fun Night, Saturday October 4th, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Invite and bring your friends! All ages are welcome! Come with the children! Join with others to play, enjoy pizza, sing and hang out together. Bring your favorite board game. We will have pizza and snacks. Notify Susan Catanzaro in the office (751-0297; ) or Gretta Johnson-Sally () that you are coming so we can provide enough provisions.
Humanist Discussion Group Explores Escalating Inequality - Next Meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The UUA General Assembly voted in June to have this year's Congregational Study/Action Issue be Escalating Inequality. In our meeting on June 16 just before the GA Assembly met many of us agreed that Inequality of wealth, income and power was the most important issue facing the United States. So we have decided that Escalating Inequality will be the topic for this fall's Humanist Discussion Group.
We will meet the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday Oct. 7.
"The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.” – Adam Smith
Calling All Alumni of the Long Island Area Council Student Activity Fund! Sunday, October 26
The Student Activity Fund (SAF) is celebrating our 40th anniversary – and we would like you to join us in looking back and looking forward. For the past 40 years the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock has encouraged UU college students to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service provision. If you participated in the SAF program any time in the last 40 years, we invite you to celebrate with us at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock on Sunday afternoon, October 26th. Please contact Linda Pfeiffer at , or 631-584-6854, for more information. We look forward to sharing with you the amazing accomplishments of our UU students through the years!
"Social Media: Teaching an Old Fellowship New Tricks" - Save the Date! Monday, October 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Want to get news, flyers, plugs, blurbs, petitions, reminders, photos, videos, and ideas out to the people who need to see them and to others who are likely to be interested? The baby-boomers among us have spent most of our life communicating primarily in person, by phone or by stamped mail. All the new electronic options for sending a message can feel overwhelming. Chris D'Orso manages social media at Stony Brook University. On October 27 at 7 p.m. he gladly brings his expertise to our second Leadership Development workshop: "Joining The Conversation: The Dynamic World of Social Media." Come join other congregational leaders in learning to use the power of social media to reach and engage others who share your passions and goals. Yes, you can teach an old Fellowship new tricks!
Check the UUFSB Facebook Page for General Assembly Report and Photos
Click here to read a short summary and view photos of UUFSB members at this year's General Assembly.
Test Your Carbon Footprint!
Doing 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.
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.
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.