The UUFSB Board of Trustees, based on recommendations from our Pandemic Response Team, is pleased to announce that the Fellowship has re-opened for worship services in our sanctuary. Services are also being live streamed over YouTube. Please click here for important information about COVID protocols.
May 15, 2022 – “Orienteering: Spiritual Courage” – Rev. Margie Allen
This is the sixth and final service in the 2021-22 series on courage. The spiritual journey can be both harrowing and sublime. Finding our way and meeting the challenges along that path takes a certain kind of courage. We think about that.
- CLICK HERE to join the service via live streaming on YouTube.
- CLICK HERE to view the Order of Service online.
- CLICK HERE if you would like to chat with others via Zoom after the service ends.
Religious Education classes in person this Sunday!
Click here for more information including COVID protocols for adults and RE program.
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – May 15-22
Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news..
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!
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.
UUFSB Goods and Services Auction - Tea for TUU - May 2022
This year, our auction is comprised of TWO events: our Online Silent Auction running from May 14-20, and our Live Auction in-person in the sanctuary on Sat. afternoon, May 21, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Our Silent Auction has begun! Click here for easy step-by-step instructions to register and start bidding on items. Click here to go directly to the auction website.
Tickets are on sale for the live auction after Sunday services OR contact Susan in the office () to purchase tickets. Please visit our auction page for the latest details.
Next Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tues., May 10, 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a beautiful candlelit walk on a May evening. We will be serenaded by the harp strings of Harriet McKenna. We will start with a brief explanation, each will set a private intention, then we'll walk in the darkness. The peace often allows us to bring up to the surface thoughts and feelings that we need to address. Or just use the walk to "de-stress." Be sure to reserve your spot by emailing Linda Mikell at .
Tai Chi Spring Semester Has Begun
We are pleased to announce a new class this semester: Health and healing thru movement. "You are invited to experience the healing powers of the ancient arts of tai chi and qigong. Restore your physical and emotional balance, boost your immune system, be guided in seasonal eating and enjoy summer animal frolic.” No prior experience or special clothing is needed. The 70-minute session includes seasonal qigong, tai chi forms, and guided practice of Yang long form. Mondays, 10:00-11:15 a.m., Apr. 11-July 18, $150 paid in advance. For questions, contact Linda at .
Click here for additional tai chi class descriptions.
Meditative Arts Spring Semester of Classes
Please click here for the complete spring schedule of classes in our Meditative Arts Program, including tai chi, yoga and Essentrics.
Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If you are, have been, or anticipate being a caregiver for a loved one, you might know what a hard job it can be. Maybe you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you think you finally have a handle on something and everything changes. It’s an ever- present learning curve and a host of different emotions. From whom and what do you draw support? What resources are available to you? How do you take care of yourself?
Join Our Spring Session of Essentrics
In-person classes are held in the sanctuary on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. (May 3-June 7) and Zoom classes are held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. (May 5-June 9). $60 paid in advance for 6 sessions or $10 per lesson.
All classes are taught by Kay Aparo, a certified NY Teacher and a Level 2 Essentrics/Classical Stretch Instructor. Kay is dedicated to teaching others how to rebalance, tone, and strengthen their bodies through Essentrics. Her intention is to help students become stronger, healthier and more energized, so that they may enjoy all their favorite physical activities, no matter what their age or fitness level. For more information and to register, please contact Kay at , or visit our web page where you can view a short video.
Fellowship Fun Night - Sat., May 28, 7:00 p.m.
Do you love board games? Want to learn some new board games? Come to the Fellowship Fun Night on May 28 for another Board Game Night! Want to learn a new game? We'll have a selection of games and an "expert" to teach you the rules. Are you an expert? Bring your own game and we'll set you up at a table to teach others. Bingo will be offered as well. If you plan on playing, bring some coins or buttons in case we run out of chips. Light snacks and beverages will be served on the deck. Questions? Email Denise at or Shelly at . Masks are recommended, and donations will be gratefully accepted at the door.
Fellowship Fun Nights are the 4th Saturday of every month! ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Open to All UUs - "Aging Gracefully" on Zoom
The UU Congregation at Bridgehampton is offering an information-full series of programs on Zoom regarding aging. Topics include making financial decisions, taking charge of your medical care, caring for aging parents, and nurturing relationships. The remaining session will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. Programs are open to all Unitarian Universalists. For further information and the Zoom links, go to www.uucsf.org or click here to view the flyer.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and 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 Linda at .
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.