February 25 “Hope” — Rev. Margie Allen
We figure out what this word means and then go looking for it, because we need some.
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An Interfaith Dialogue on Guns in America - Sunday, March 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
The Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to attend this discussion featuring panels of local faith leaders, moderated by the Rev. Tom Goodhue.
- How do our beliefs impact our individual views on guns?
- What do our scriptures and our traditions have to say about guns?
- How do we think about questions of rights and responsibilities regarding gun ownership?
- How do we balance individual freedom and the common good?
- How do we address fear and create a sense of safety as faith communities and families?
- How do we talk with one another and with our children about difficult issues?
Location: North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station
Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, March 13, 8:00 p.m.
Amy Ellis will be accompanying our next evening labyrinth walk with her harmonium and singing mantras in Sanskrit. Her deep haunting voice is a perfect background to deep meditation. Come try a labyrinth walk. Labyrinths offer the opportunity to walk in meditation to that place within us where the rational merges with the intuitive and the spiritual is born. Linda Mikell, certified Veriditas facilitator, will lead the walk, explain some of the “hows and whys” and help set an intention. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Death Cafe: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Saturday, Mar. 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
When Breath Becomes Air
What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the >Death Cafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, with food, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
UUFSB Town Meeting - Sunday, March 25
The Board will hold a Town Meeting on March 25, 2018 after service. The agenda will be discussions on two related topics. The first is a draft social justice policy (to be distributed in an email) which will guide the congregation in formulating congregational stands on social justice issues. The second is a review of the process by which the Board brings proposals to a congregational vote.
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.