Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

humanist greenThe next meeting of the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. In preparation for our UUFSB Sunday Service presentation on May 28, we will review the issues that we considered during the year associated with escalating inequality with an emphasis on the growing Gig economy and how to help those forced into the Gig economy as the only way for an unemployable, middle class, middle aged person to generate an income that meets a minimum standard of living.

ChrisAndBethanyA Night of Billy Joel Songs - Saturday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.

With Chris D’Orso on vocals, Bethany Riddle on piano, and other musical guests. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. They will play all of the songs you love:  Piano Man, Pressure, Movin’ Out, My Life, New York State of Mind … featuring singalongs, audience choice, and more.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Bethany Riddle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, May 9, 8:00 p.m.

KeenanZachPlaying for us as we walk is bassist Keenan Zach. You may have heard him at the Jazz Loft. The low soft vibrations of the bass strings add to the good feelings in the walking community. Come to this fully facilitated walk for clarity, peace, inspiration, stress reduction…..your intention is your own. Remember we walk every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. as well. All are welcome.

Quarter Horse at Grounds and Sounds Cafe - Friday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.

QuarterHorseGrounds and Sounds welcomes Quarter Horse, a unique new Long Island band, to the stage on May 12, at 8:00 p.m. If you force the six members of the band to describe their sound, they’ll eventually say they are an Americana band, with folk, rock, jazz and alternative influences. But they’d rather just make their own sound. However you classify them, it’s clear they are outstanding musicians and vocalists who have come into their own. Their recently released second album Quarter Horse displays their full musical prowess on acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, mandolin, upright bass and other instruments. The band’s signature three-part harmonies are patterned after Crosby, Stills & Nash. They’re also famous for their collaborative lyric-writing, tandem lead guitars and improvisational work. This is their second time bringing their unique sound to Grounds and Sounds. Grounds and Sounds regulars who saw the first show are still raving about it.

To hear some of their music, go to http://www.quarterhorseband.com/   Click Here for Tickets - Only $12.50

Death Cafe — Eat Cake, See the Frontline Special “Being Mortal” and Talk About Death – Friday, May 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

What’s a Death Cafe? A Death Cafe is a discussion, with desserts, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. Participants introduce themselves and share why they came to the Death Cafe and the discussion often takes off from there. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. (www.deathcafe.com) It will be held at the Fellowship.

What do people talk about? Some of the topics that come up are: What is a good death? What do you want to be remembered for? What kind of funeral, memorial service do you want? This month we will watch the Frontline special “Being Mortal” based on the book of the same name by Atul Gawande.

To register, contact Rev. Linda Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 845-706-7944)

Save the Date! Social Media Workshop: "Live-Tweet This: Twitter 101" - Monday, May 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

twitter logoChris D'Orso, our resident social media expert, will teach us the basics of using Twitter, with a focus on what role it can play as a communications tool for UUFSB event planners, committee chairs, other leaders, and anyone else who is interested in learning this medium. Chris, Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications at Stony Brook, has led a number of highly informative and entertaining social media workshops at the Fellowship, and you won't want to miss this one. Bring your phone or laptop and we'll help you get started! Open to all. Presented by the UUFSB Communications Committee; light snacks provided. Meet in the Blue Room at the Fellowship. Please notify us if you plan to attend by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 19.

 
<-->Humanist 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.