December 6 – “One God, Many Prophets: Jesus in the Qur’an” – Rev. Margie Allen
Reflections on the life of Jesus as told in the holy book of Islam in 93 ayaat, or verses (Moses shows up in 136, Abraham in 69). And some thoughts on the power and hope in our interfaith relationships.
Click here to download and print the kid-friendly "Acts of Kindness" advent calendar to celebrate the days leading up to Christmas in a special UU way. For example:
- Dec. 2 - Find a place in your home where you can set up a chalice for the month of December to honor UU Acts of Kindness.
- Dec. 21 - Ask your parents or caregivers how you can earn money to donate to Guest at Your Table.
Humanist Discussion Group Continues Study of "Escalating Inequality" - Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Our next meeting is 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tues. December 17 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. The topic is how to address the long-term, well-being of Americans despite the loss of jobs to automation. We will consider the article "A World Without Work" by Derek Thompson. Click here for further details about the group. For information or if you would like to be on the mailing list, please contact Gil Hanson at .
Laughter Yoga Classes - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Next Session Dec. 1
Laughter Yoga offers a scientifically proven way to reduce stress, increase endorphins and induce relaxation, along with a host of other incredible benefits. Laughter Yoga uses special guided techniques to induce laughter, which oxygenates the body and brain, lifts the mood, and can relieve a myriad of health conditions. Join our certified Laugher Yoga Facilitator, Jean Larsen, at any time and attend whenever is convenient. We appreciate if you can RSVP to Peggy at . All are welcome. Additonal classes will be held on the following Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.: Dec. 15, 29 Jan. 5, 19
Classical Holiday Trio at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Dec. 13, 2:00 p.m.
On December 13, at 2:00 p.m., Le Petit Salon de Musique will welcome the season with a special performance by The Holiday Trio. The Trio is comprised of three outstanding local chamber orchestra performers, violinist Beatrice Flipse, flutist Sally Shorrock, and cellist Tiffany Jordan. These three talented performers have created a festive holiday musical celebration that includes the beloved Haydn London Trios, Brandenberg Concerto No. 5 by J.S. Bach, Mozart trios, Blues for flute, violin and cello, an adventurous newly composed piece by Gary Schocker, as well as merry songs of the season including a Nutcracker Suite medley. Join us and be carried into the holiday spirit by the most beautiful sounds of this amazing trio.
Tickets for this event are $20 at the door or $15 online at www.lepetitsalon.org. Tickets for seniors are $15 at the door or $10 online and for students are $5.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB
The death of a loved one is considered to be one of the greatest stressors in life and it can take months or even years to regain balance. Grieving people can often benefit from sharing their feelings in a safe environment with people who are not necessarily family or close friends. UUFSB member, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, runs a Bereavement Support Group for UUFSB members, friends, and members of the larger community. Contact the office ( – 631-751-0297) or Linda Anderson () for more information and to learn when the next group will begin.
Meditative Arts at UUFSB: Kripalu Yoga and Tai Chi Classes
Our fall semester is underway, but you can still join these classes (prorated at $15.00 per class for the rest of the semester.)
Kripalu Yoga is a very gentle yoga. . . good for all ages and all abilities. Our wonderful teacher, Jean Cipriano, is cognizant of people’s abilities and makes it a superb experience for each student. Classes are Monday morning (8:45 a.m.) and evening (6:00 p.m.). Click here for the fall schedule. Call or email Linda Mikell for more information or to sign up (543-0337 or ).
Our Fellowship has one of the largest Tai Chi offerings on Long Island with wonderful patient teachers ready to help students at all levels. As you learn and practice the movements, your flexibility, balance and strength improve, your memory is challenged, and you can experience a spiritual tranquility. Click here for the calendar of fall morning and evening classes. Call Linda Mikell to help you decide which is the perfect fit for you (543-0337) or call Susan in the office at 751-0297 to register.
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.