August 2 – Summer Series #6: "Perceiving the Seven Principles through Song" - Gil Hanson, Service Leader
In this series of services on music, I am the non-musician presenting my interests in music. Although I do not (cannot) perform as a soloist or part of a group, I do like to sing along (quietly) when the congregation sings. So this is my chance to perform. The music will be almost exclusively singing by the congregation. The songs will be easy to sing, spiritually uplifting and carry a message related to the seven principles and issues that are of concern to UUs.
Laughter Yoga Classes - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Next Session Is August 4
Who doesn't need a good laugh? Laughter Yoga is open for all who want to explore a scientifically proven way to reduce stress, increase endorphins and induce relaxation, along with a host of other incredible benefits. Laughter Yoga is great for anyone who wants to be happy!
Laughter Yoga uses special guided techniques to induce laughter. The group starts out by performing light exercises together with eye contact and playfulness. Then it turns to contagious laughter. Laughter oxygenates the body and brain. It lifts the mood and can relieve a myriad of health conditions. Join our certified Laugher Yoga Facilitator, Jean Larsen, for the remaining classes on the following Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.: August 4 and August 18. We appreciate if you can RSVP to Peggy at . All are welcome.
Grounds and Sounds Cafe Presents Robert Bruey - Aug. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds and Sounds is happy to welcome singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Robert Bruey to our stage on Friday, August 14, 2015. Robert grew up in rural New England, and now makes his home on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots are reflected in the original sound of his recently released CD, Carousel. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic and his live performances are moving and intimate. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style – with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment – provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words – imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.
Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse blazing his own musical path. To hear some of his music, click here.
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.