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Evening Labyrinth Walk at the Fellowship - Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Professional harpist Miriam Shilling will be playing music at our next evening labyrinth walk at the Fellowship on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Each of our labyrinth walks is fully facilitated, which means we start with opening words, then instructions are given for setting an intention, then a brief explanation is given about the history and how to walk the labyrinth. The labyrinth walk has been described as a metaphor for life. It is an ancient design that speaks to people of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Indeed, labyrinths have been found in all parts of the world. Come for peaceful thought, meditation, prayer, candlelight and beautiful music. Email Linda Mikell at if you have further questions.
Grounds & Sounds Cafe Presents Robinson Treacher - Friday, Mar. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds and Sounds Café welcomes Robinson Treacher, a New York City acoustic singer/songwriter whose music spans folk/country/gospel/blues/rock/soul and more – often all in one passionate and gritty song. Doors open at 7:30; Open Mic starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online here.
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Mar. 17, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting is on Tues. March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fellowship (Yellow Room). Andy Collver will give a short summary of the nature of framing. We will then watch a TED talk by Nick Hanauer a billionaire plutocrat addressing "Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming." You may find it rewarding to watch his talk before we meet.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from now until May 19. For information about the group click here.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Thursday, Mar. 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The death of a loved one is considered to be the greatest stressor 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, is beginning a Bereavement Support Group for UUFSB members, friends, and members of the community. The potential to benefit from a bereavement group is not limited to people who have suffered a loss in recent weeks or months, and Linda encourages anyone who has lost a loved one within the past fifteen months and struggles with grief to join the group. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. Registration is required. Please contact the office ( – 631-751-0297) or Linda Anderson () for more information.
Save the Date! Leadership Development Workshop on “Designing an Effective Survey" - Monday, Mar. 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Your Leadership Development Team is planning a most exciting and informative Leadership Development Workshop, the second in our series this year, on "Designing an Effective Survey," presented by political science professor and head of the SBU Survey Center, Dr. Leonie Huddy. How often have we had questions and concerns about the efficacy of a fundraiser or particular program that we might have been involved in and needed to get a sense of its value; or of congregational interest and motivation on a variety of topics for which we might plan; or even to ascertain "outsiders'" perception of, say, their experiences here, whatever they may be. Especially in our data-driven world, we need to base our judgments and plans on peoples' real wishes, desires and opinions, not just on what we think they are. You don't have to hold a leadership position at UUFSB to participate. You don't even have to be interested in leadership positions at UUFSB. However, you just might come away with a budding or renewed sense of personal empowerment. To register, please notify Susan in the office (751-0297 or ). Refreshments will be served
Applications Now Available for Student Internship Program
The Student Activity Fund is a grant program funded by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock that enables Long Island UU high school seniors and undergraduate college students to perform significant community service while earning money to help finance their education.
The purpose of the Student Activity Fund is to encourage our students to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service provision. Through the years, students have participated in the program in their home towns and all over the world. The program is open to students who will be high school seniors and undergraduate college students next Fall, & whose families are members of Long Island UU Congregations. Read about the experiences of last year's student participants on the Long Island Area Council website, http://www.liacuu.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2015 and the 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR is APRIL 15, 2015. Applications and more information about the Program are available on the LIAC Website (http://www.liacuu.org) or by contacting Linda Pfeiffer, Coordinator of the SAF Program by e-mail () or phone (631-584-6854).
Save the Date! Next UU Women's Potluck Dinner - Friday, Apr. 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
We have had two dinners thus far and they have been very well received, affording the opportunity for women to meet, greet, enjoy conversation, and eat a delicious dinner provided by each other.