October 22 "Decentering Whiteness" – Rev. Margie Allen
Two-thirds of the UUA’s member congregations took part in last spring’s White Supremacy Teach-In. Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism have asked us to offer a second installment this fall. There is a lot we do not know about racism. It is time to learn. Come join us.
October 29 "Calling Their Names” – Rev. Margie Allen
In the Celtic wheel of the pagan year, Samhain (pronounced Sow [the pig] -win) is the cross quarter holiday that falls at the end of October between the Fall Equinox (Mabon) and the Winter Solstice (Yule). This morning we reconnect with our ancestors at the time of year when “the veil between the living and the dead is thin.”
November 5 "Terra Nullius: On Being Erased” – Rev. Margie Allen
A belated reflection on Indigenous People’s Day. North America was not “empty land.” On seeing and on being seen.
November 12 "Listen to Immigrant Farmworkers" - Deborah Little, Service Leader
During this service we welcome guests from Rural & Migrant Ministry. Rural & Migrant Ministry works for the creation of a just rural New York State through nurturing leadership, standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers and rural workers, and changing unjust systems and structures. Our speakers will include an immigrant who was detained in an ICE facility, subsequently received asylum, and now works as a farmworker in Eastern Long Island, and the Long Island coordinator of RMM’s Justice for Farmworkers Legislative Campaign.
After the service we invite everyone to join us for a potluck and further conversation in the Green Room. Bring yourself and something to share!
November 19 Thanksgiving Service – "Plenty" – Rev. Margie Allen
How much is “plenty?” Get set for the Thanksgiving holiday with an appreciation of the gifts of our Earth and our relationships with other living things. A choir of children join musicians Peter Winkler, Deede Cook and Claudia Jacobs.