Based on recommendations from our Pandemic Response Team, the Fellowship is open for worship services in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Services are also being live streamed over YouTube. Please click here to read the latest from the PRT.
Feb. 5, 2023 - "Confronting Casteism and Racism Today" - Racial Concerns Committee
Our guest speaker, Pramila Venkateswaran, will discuss casteism. Ms Venkateswaran is a poet, teacher and president of the local chapter of Suffolk National Organization for Women. She is a member of Multi-cultural Solidarity. Her most recent book of poems is We are Not a Museum.
Click here to view the recording of the Jan. 29 service.
Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.
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Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Feb. 5-12
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Dear Friends, With in-person attendance at services still limited, we ask you to continue to support our mission, and to support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. We ask our Members and Friends to continue to make pledge payments and plate offerings by mailing a check to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733; making your payments through a billpay service with your bank; or using the Paypal button below. Whatever method you use, please be sure to designate where you want your donation directed. For checks / bill pay, add the designation in the "Memo" line / "Add a Memo" field. Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option. Thank you!
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tues., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Humanist Discussion Group meets online at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 7, 2023. The topic for discussion is "Should Euthanatia and Assisted Suicide be Legalized?"
- This site describes Netherlands Laws on Euthanasia, assisted suicide and non-resuscitation on request
- This site answers Frequently Asked Questions on Death with Dignity
Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259 Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
Enroll Now in Our Winter 2023 Semester of Meditative Arts Classes
Learn How to Dance: Beginner Cuban Salsa - Sun., Feb. 12, 12:15 p.m.
Mayté Alzugaray will offer a free one-hour beginner's lesson of Cuban Salsa Dancing on Sun., Feb.12 at 12:15 p.m. (meet in the sanctuary). No experience or partner is necessary. The advantage of Cuban Salsa is that it can be danced in couples, or in a circle that we call "rueda" (which means "wheel" in Spanish), exchanging partners after every move. This dance is a lot of fun and a very communal experience. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to dance your first very simple rueda to happy Cuban music. If you want to learn more, you can Google "Rueda de Casino." If you have any questions, email Mayté at .
Discussion of Caste - Sundays after Service, Feb. 12, 19 and 26
To celebrate African American History and Culture throughout February, the Racial Concerns Committee (RCC) will host facilitated discussions of Isabel Wilkerson's provocative book, Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents. You can find Wilkerson's book at your local library.
In-person discussions of sections of the book will be held after Sunday services on Feb. 12, 19, and 26 from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, RCC will host facilitated discussions of Wilkerson's book on Zoom on Thurs. Feb. 16, Thurs. Feb. 23, and Tues. Feb. 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
The sign-up for discussions of Caste has begun. You can sign up for in-person or Zoom discussions on Sundays during coffee hour or sign up online by clicking here. RCC is delighted to host the discussions and provide tantalizing refreshments for participants.
Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tues., Feb. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Our next evening Labyrinth Walk is Feb. 14 at 8:00 p.m. That's right -- it's Valentine's Day! Our theme will be "Love of ALL kinds." Come with friends, family, loved ones. You must reserve a place, we have limited registration. Email Linda Mikell at to reserve. Our guest artist is Charles Holdener playing the American Indian Flute and drum. Come for peace, clarity, problem solving, community.
Friday Book Group Discussion - Fri., Mar. 3 , 7:30 p.m.
The Fellowship Book Group meets via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. On Mar. 3, we will be discussing The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Click here to read a review of the book.
Supporting Ukraine Relief Efforts
The UU Service Committee recommends donations go to the following places:
- the Hungarian Unitarian Church - you can support directly (click here for details) in its effort to care for refugees
- the UUSC Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine Response (write for Ukraine on the memo line)
- the International Women’s Convocation’s Faithify Campaign.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Denise Stevenson at .
Save the Dates: Le Petit Salon Concerts - Sundays, March 19 and April 30, 2:00 p.m.
Welsh-American soprano Rachel Schutz is known for her sensitive and evocative performances and wide range of repertoire. She is perfectly accompanied by Canadian pianist Andrea Christie, a versatile performing artist with a flair for late-romantic works and a passion for contemporary music. Equally at home as soloist and chamber musician, Andrea is the pianist of the NYC-based Parhelion Trio, an all-female ensemble praised by The Strad Magazine for their “effervescent” playing. This fabulous duo will be performing on March 19.
Dr. Alexandria Le is a long-time favorite of Le Petit Salon de Musique audiences. Alexandria’s solo piano performances have brought her to the world’s most illustrious stages, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the Salle Cortot in Paris, as well as the most intimate of venues, such as the French Embassy in New York City to the Hamptons’ Parrish Museum She returns to us for a solo concert on April 30.
Click here for tickets for either or both concerts!
Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipleuu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)
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.