humanist greenHumanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m.

The next meeting of the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will be discussing Working in the Gig Economy. For the growing number of the "no longer employable," the Gig Economy may be their only alternative. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. For a description of the Gig Economy, click here.  All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more about the Humanist Discussion Group, click here.

Goods and Services Auction, Saturday, Nov. 19

UnderTheSea logoGet ready for an undersea adventure at our 2016 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “UUnder the Sea,” at the UUFSB on Saturday, Nov. 19. Come as your favorite sea critter – perhaps as the shark from Jaws, The Little Mermaid, or a dancing frog! Or not! (Costumes are optional.) Tickets are now on sale after service for $25.00 per person.  Your ticket buys you dinner, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, delicious desserts, coffee, and a wonderful night of entertainment!  All are welcome.

Do you have empty baskets lying around and don't know what to do with them? Please bring them to the Fellowship and leave them in the foyer. They will be collected for the raffle baskets. We need baskets of all sizes. Thank you!

Never been to a UUFSB auction before or just not clear about the different ways we auction off items? Click here to read all about the live auction, silent auction, and Treasure Chest raffle auction! 

Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Tuesdays, Nov. 22 through Jan. 3 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.

LindaAnderson smThe death of a loved one is considered to be one of the greatest stressors 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 Affiliate Minister, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, is starting a Bereavement Support Group for UUFSB members, friends, and members of the community. She runs groups like this as a part of her ministry of bereavement services.

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 will consist of eight weekly sessions, with each session focusing on a topic of importance to grieving people. We will talk about the characteristics of grief, coping with holidays, anniversaries and such, finding your way, etc. The support group will have no more than ten people and will close after the second session, so registration is necessary. Please contact the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 631-751-0297) or Linda Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. Please tell your friends and associates about it if you think they might benefit from a bereavement group.

African American History and Culture Timeline

Barbara Coley, co-chair of Racial Concerns Committee, has put together a chronology of facts important in African American, American and European history and culture. The timeline helps us to understand aspects of our history so that we can appreciate more fully who we were, who we are, what happened then, and what’s happening now, and is offered as a handy reference tool. Please click here to access the timeline.