Standing on the Side of Love: An Open Letter to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer-identified Unitarian Universalists

"...We will not forget Pulse, as we have not forgotten Stonewall. In the years to come, it will motivate us to transform violence into peace, hatred into love. And someday, we’ll find ourselves in the place we have created through our love and courage, that place over the rainbow."

Please click here to read the full letter written by Annette Marquis, LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director, Multicultural Growth and Witness, UUA

Register Now for Summer Session of Tai Chi Classes

Please click here to see the dates and descriptions for our summer session of Wednesday classes, plus all of our ongoing spring classes in Tai Chi. Contact Linda Mikell (543-0337, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to register or for further information. 

Essentrics Stretch Program Returns – July 5, 9:00 a.m.

StretchYourself transThe Essentrics Stretch program returns to the Fellowship beginning July 5, meeting Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00. Essentrics (also known as Classical Stretch) is a dynamic workout which aims to lengthen and strengthen every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and a pain-free body. Using the entire body during the workout, Essentrics utilizes the healing principles behind physiotherapy to help liberate and empower your muscles, increasing flexibility and relieving tension in the process. Certified Essentrics Instructor, Kay Aparo, offers this program gratis, so please join us!

Kirsten Maxwell at Grounds and Sounds - July 8, 8:00 p.m.

The next Joan Baez?

“I never thought I’d ever hear a voice as angelic and mesmerizing as I did when I first listened to Joan Baez some 50 years ago, but then I heard the voice, songs and melodies of Kirsten- Maxwell.” Jon Stein, The Hootenanny Cafe, WTBQ

Jon Stein’s praise might seem over the top. Joan Baez? Really? But take a listen to a couple of Kirsten Maxwell’s songs and see if you don’t agree:

KirstenMaxwellA prolific songwriter, Kirsten was awarded first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association. She was selected for a coveted slot in the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the 2015 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference and this year was named a winner of the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer Songwriter Competition, which means she’ll be performing on the festival's main stage in 2017.

Grounds and Sounds is delighted to give one of Long Island’s most promising young singer-songwriters our stage for this not-to-be-missed show! For tickets, go to groundsandsounds.org.

JanetKingNext Evening Labyrinth Walk – Tuesday, July 12, 8:00 p.m.

Harpist Janet King will be playing as we walk in the candle light. Come for peace and meditation. Some intentions you might have for walking a labyrinth might be: to find peace, to relieve stress, to remember someone you have lost, to work your way through a transition, to solve a problem, or to send support to someone who needs it. Your intention is your own and can be anything you want OR nothing….just walk and see what comes. All are welcome – bring a friend. Free will donation.