October 11 – “Personal Visioning” - Rev. Margie Allen
Later this year we really will hold a number of special gatherings for the purpose of articulating a vision and a mission concept for our Fellowship. This morning we practice the art on ourselves as individuals. What is your vision for your life?
October 18 – Mary Beth Guyther, Worship Leader
Mary Beth Gunther is the Program Officer for Long Island Community Foundation Program. She manages the Long Island UU Fund alongside a Board which includes two members of our congregation: Cindy Stewart and Linda Pfeiffer.
October 25 – “Contemporary American Poverty: Is it a Moral Necessity to Increase the Minimum Wage?” led by Gil Hanson & Humanist Discussion Group
Gil Hanson and members of the Humanist Discussion Group will attempt to frame the issue of increasing the minimum wage in terms of UU principles #1 and #2, "The inherent worth and dignity of every person" and "Justice, equity and compassion in human relations."
November 1 – “Samhain” - Rev. Margie Allen and Gretta Johnson-Sally, DRE
Samhain (pronounced “Sow-when”) is the ancient Celtic name of the holy day that falls between the Fall Equinox (Mabon) and the Winter Solstice (Yule). You may know it as “Halloween” or “El Dia de los Muertos,” the day of the dead. This morning we explore its traditions and meanings together in multigenerational community.
November 8 – “Diplomacy versus War” - Frank Myers, Worship Leader
November 14 – “Witnessing Whiteness” - Rev. Margie Allen with Kay Aparo and others
A group that has been engaged in a fascinating curriculum by this name offers insights into the role of people raced as “White” in maintaining a system that values Black lives less.