humanist greenHumanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tues., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Humanist Discussion Group meets online at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 7, 2023. The topic for discussion is "Should Euthanatia and Assisted Suicide be Legalized?"

  • This site describes Netherlands Laws on Euthanasia, assisted suicide and non-resuscitation on request
  • This site answers Frequently Asked Questions on Death with Dignity

Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259 Meeting ID: 218 927 2259

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Please click here for the complete winter schedule of classes, including Tai Chi, Yoga, and Essentrics. Contact  or visit our web pages for further information.

Learn How to Dance: Beginner Cuban Salsa - Sun., Feb. 12, 12:15 p.m.

Mayté Alzugaray will offer a free one-hour beginner's lesson of Cuban Salsa Dancing on Sun., Feb.12 at 12:15 p.m. (meet in the sanctuary). No experience or partner is necessary. The advantage of Cuban Salsa is that it can be danced in couples, or in a circle that we call "rueda" (which means "wheel" in Spanish), exchanging partners after every move. This dance is a lot of fun and a very communal experience. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to dance your first very simple rueda to happy Cuban music. If you want to learn more, you can Google "Rueda de Casino." If you have any questions, email Mayté at .

Discussion of Caste - Sundays after Service, Feb. 12, 19 and 26

Caste BookTo celebrate African American History and Culture throughout February, the Racial Concerns Committee (RCC) will host facilitated discussions of Isabel Wilkerson's provocative book, Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents. You can find Wilkerson's book at your local library.

In-person discussions of sections of the book will be held after Sunday services on Feb. 12, 19, and 26 from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. For those unable to attend in person, RCC will host facilitated discussions of Wilkerson's book on Zoom on Thurs. Feb. 16, Thurs. Feb. 23, and Tues. Feb. 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

The sign-up for discussions of Caste has begun. You can sign up for in-person or Zoom discussions on Sundays during coffee hour or sign up online by clicking here. RCC is delighted to host the discussions and provide tantalizing refreshments for participants.

Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tues., Feb. 14, 8:00 p.m.

CharlesHoldenerFluteOur next evening Labyrinth Walk is Feb. 14 at 8:00 p.m. That's right -- it's Valentine's Day! Our theme will be "Love of ALL kinds." Come with friends, family, loved ones. You must reserve a place, we have limited registration. Email Linda Mikell at to reserve. Our guest artist is Charles Holdener playing the American Indian Flute and drum. Come for peace, clarity, problem solving, community.

Friday Book Group Discussion - Fri., Mar. 3 , 7:30 p.m.

BookGroup logo transBGThe Fellowship Book Group meets via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. On Mar. 3, we will be discussing The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. Click here to read a review of the book.

Click here to receive the Zoom meeting invitations. Newcomers are always very welcome! Click here to read more about our book group and future selections.

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.

Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.

lotus transYou are invited to join 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 Denise Stevenson at .

Save the Dates: Le Petit Salon Concerts - Sundays, March 19 and April 30, 2:00 p.m.

AndreaChristieRachelSchutz2Welsh-American soprano Rachel Schutz is known for her sensitive and evocative performances and wide range of repertoire. She is perfectly accompanied by Canadian pianist Andrea Christie, a versatile performing artist with a flair for late-romantic works and a passion for contemporary music. Equally at home as soloist and chamber musician, Andrea is the pianist of the NYC-based Parhelion Trio, an all-female ensemble praised by The Strad Magazine for their “effervescent” playing. This fabulous duo will be performing on March 19.

AlexLeDr. Alexandria Le is a long-time favorite of Le Petit Salon de Musique audiences. Alexandria’s solo piano performances have brought her to the world’s most illustrious stages, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the Salle Cortot in Paris, as well as the most intimate of venues, such as the French Embassy in New York City to the Hamptons’ Parrish Museum She returns to us for a solo concert on April 30. 

Click here for tickets for either or both concerts!

 Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

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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.)

voices-of-liberal-faith-video-screenshotThis video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to 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.

Further Reading

A Precarious Path: The Bold Experiment of the Fellowship Movement

Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith (Mark W. Harris)

UU History in 8 Minutes

History of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook by Edith Hull

This is confirmation of your admission to the Grounds & Sounds Variety Show on April 10 at 7:30 p.m.  The link to get into the show is below.  We look forward to seeing you there and having some fun!

Grounds & Sounds Talent/Variety Show

Time: Apr 10, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This page provides links to useful information to take into consideration before making your 2021-22 pledge.

Pledge Drive co-chairs Ron Kagel and John Morris would like to invite you to participate in one of our small online group meetings in April. Board members and finance committee members will attend each meeting. They will be happy to answer your questions about plans for the year to come, and you’ll be able to share your own ideas about the Fellowship’s future.

The last meeting is scheduled for 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 22. Please click here to sign up for this dates.

pledge drive info 2021Click here for our official brochure with Pledge Drive info.

Click here to view Co-chair John Morris's informative and motivating presentation, which he made at our March 7th Sunday service. 

Click below to view Co-chair Ron Kagel's inspiring "rap" first aired at our March 7th Sunday service.

Click here to read the UUA "Fair Share Contribution Guide." This page explains more about this Fair Share document.

UU Minutes - In Sunday services during the pledge drive, Fellowship members have been sharing thoughts about the Fellowship and about pledging in short segments that we call UU Minutes. Some of those are posted here.

You can make your pledge online here.

This page provides links to useful information to take into consideration before making your 2022-23 pledge.  Pledge Drive co-chairs are Ron Kagel and John Morris.

Click here for our official brochure with Pledge Drive info.

Click here to read the UUA "Fair Share Contribution Guide." This page explains more about this Fair Share document.

You can make your pledge online here.

Click here to view Ron's Pledge Drive Rap.

Online Silent Auction: May 14-20

  • Our Online Silent Auction will take place through our auction website complete with photos and details.

  • Online bidding started at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 and will close at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20. 

  • Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register and start bidding!
    To go directly to the auction website, click here

  • For any technical issues with the Silent Auction website, please contact Rich Hall at or Linda Cortese at .

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Live Auction: May 21, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Our Live Auction Tea for TUU  will be held at the Fellowship and facilitated by our auctioneers, Claudia Jacobs and Dan Dunmire.

  • Your $15.00 ticket includes a midday buffet, soft beverages or champagne punch, desserts, coffee and, of course, a wonderful selection of teas.

  • Click here to view the catalog of Live Auction items.

  • We encourage you to dress up for the occasion in your afternoon tea finery. (Optional)

Can't attend but want to contribute?

If you are unable to attend the Live Auction but would still like to support this fundraising effort, we would be grateful to accept any monetary donations. Please click here and be sure to write "Auction May 2022" in the memo line of your check or select the Goods & Services Auction item on the PayPal page.

FAQs

How do I register for the online Silent Auction?

Our online Silent Auction site provides a simple registration form. 

How will I know if I have won an item that I bid on in the online Silent Auction?

You will receive email notification that you have won.

How will I get the items I have successfully bid on in the online Silent Auction?

Arrangements will have to be made on an individual basis. If you are attending the Live Auction, you likely can arrange to pick up your items that afternoon. 

How can I get tickets for the Live Auction on May 21?

Tickets for the Live Auction will go sale at the Fellowship after services for three Sundays starting on May 1. OR you can contact Susan in the Fellowship Office at 631-751-0927 to arrange your ticket purchase. 

What COVID protocols will be in place for the Live Auction?

We will follow the protocols recommended by the UUFSB Pandemic Response Team that are in effect at the time of the auction.

Are children welcome at the Goods & Services Live Auction?

Yes! We will provide activities (inside and, if weather permits, outside) and child-friendly food for the duration of the Live Auction. However, in order for us to plan, we request that you purchase your family's tickets no later than May 15 -- only $5.00 per child.

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Get your ticket so you don’t miss the fun!

Tickets are just $10 per person. So little to pay to help the Fellowship and watch 15-20 of your UUFSB friends show off their talents. This virtual Zoom event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 pm. What a great way to celebrate Spring or a late April Fool’s Day!

When you purchase tickets, by clicking the button below, you'll receive a confirmation email and an email on the day before the show with a link to connect through Zoom. If more than one person in a household will be watching this Variety entertainment, we ask that you purchase a ticket for each person.

When you complete your PayPal transaction, click "Return to Merchant" to receive your Zoom link. You will also receive a reminder email with the link on the day of the show. Be sure to have your Zoom app up-to-date.  See you at the show!

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