November 25, 2018, “At Midlife We Call It a Crisis” - Rev. Margie Allen
This is the second service in a series of three about aging. All our lives we are coping with changes that impact our physical ability, our identity, our capacity to make meaning of our experiences, and our spiritual and psychological adjustment to loss and change. When we are old, we call this process aging. When we are young, we call it growing. At midlife, we call it a crisis.
Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m.
The Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association will be offering its annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving service on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at North Shore Jewish Center (385 Old Town Road, Port Jefferson Station). The money collected through the service offering will go to the Three Village School District food pantries which provide support to students and families in need. The community also is invited to bring grocery store gift cards to donate to the school district pantries.
Pack up your Thanksgiving visitors and family and come join us to celebrate the gifts of our religious diversity. We hope you will be able to stay for a while after the service to enjoy refreshments and conversation.
Our Reverend Family Hosts 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Potluck Thursday, Nov. 22, 3:00-8:00 p.m. in the UUFSB Sanctuary
Margie, Linda and Matthew invite you, your families and friends to join them for an intergenerational Thanksgiving potluck feast. Absolutely anyone looking for feasting company is welcome. Come any time between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. to help set up, talk, drink, snack, lounge, play and produce a feast. We’ll fix up a hang-out space in the sanctuary for chatting, video-watching, puzzles and games. If it’s a pretty afternoon kids can play outside.
The Rev. Family will handle the roast turkey and homemade breads. For your part, bring a favorite Thanksgiving vegetarian or vegan entree; or a side dish, salad, or dessert and beverages to share. BYOB. Seasonal decorations, flowers, favorite games and videos welcome. We’ll have an ice chest (and the large fridge) for cold beverages. And yes, we will drink merrily and responsibly.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group will meet next at 7:00 p.m. on Tues. Dec. 4 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will consider what topic(s) we should discuss next.
Pianist Shir Semmel at Le Petit Salon - Dec. 9, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
Hailed as a “wonderful pianist” with “absolute devotion to the music” and “admirable technique” (Globes), pianist Shir Semmel has performed in Europe, the United States, and her native Israel to critical acclaim. Praised for her “unstoppable energy and personality” (timesunionPLUS), her performances have been described as “gripping from beginning to end” (The Jerusalem Post).
An avid chamber musician, Semmel has recently won First Prize in several international competitions and has been invited by Sir András Schiff to play recitals throughout Europe as part of his “Building Bridges” series, created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise. Many of Ms. Semmel’s concerts have been recorded for release on CD, and she worked with renowned pianists such as Sir András Schiff, Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Robert Levin, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, and many others. Born in Jerusalem, Semmel is currently pursuing her DMA at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Gilbert Kalish.
For a full listing of this season's performances and tickets, 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.