Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

humanist greenThe next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group will be on Tues. April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. The topic is Increasing the Minimum Wage.  All are welcome.

The UUA views "...raising the minimum wage to a living wage as a moral imperative and working on local, state, and national levels to do so, through campaigns such as Fight for $15..." (http://www.uua.org/economic).  Click here to read an article by the National Council of State Legislatures on the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage.

Click here to read more about the Humanist Discussion Group.

UU-UNO Seminar on International Criminal Justice: Apr. 9-11

The Unitarian Universalist United Nations office (UU-UNO) invites you to attend the upcoming Intergenerational Spring Seminar entitled: International Criminal Justice: From Punitive to Restorative. The seminar will take a global look at criminal (in)justice as a human rights issue from many different perspectives and will take place in Manhattan from April 9-11. Click here to register. Registration will be open until March 23. Please visit the UUA web site to learn more about this upcoming Intergenerational Spring Seminar.

Applications Available for Student Internship Program

SAF logoThe 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).

LIAC Annual Dinner - Saturday, Apr. 18, 6:00 p.m.

The Long Island Area Council of UU Societies (LIAC) Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday April 18 at the UU Congregation in Shelter Rock.  The guest speaker this year is Elaine Gross, president of Erase Racism NY, on the topic of "Heading in the Wrong Direction: Growing School Segregation on Long Island."  The dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 paid in advance or $25 at the door. Please make reservations by April 10 by sending a check to made out to LIAC, with annual dinner in the memo line to: Gretta Johnson-Sally, 5 Reydon Way, Commack, NY 11725.  If you have any questions, please contact Gretta at .

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.

“Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century” – A Leadership Development Workshop To Help You Get the Job Done! - Monday, Apr. 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Ever feel that planning, preparing and organizing takes up too much of your group’s time and energy? We would like to introduce you to some easy-to-use tools that can simplify the necessary tasks of running a committee, a meeting or an event.

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Please join us on April 27 in a practical workshop entitled “Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century.” Members of the UUFSB Communications Committee will provide step-by-step instructions for using some basic technological tools for sharing and working in groups. These will include: Google Docs (Google Drive), Doodle polls, Survey Monkey, Sign-up Genius, teleconferencing, and online meetings. We will provide handouts, but please be prepared to take additional notes. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet for some hands-on experience. This workshop will be useful for anyone who works as part of a team.

Please RSVP to Susan C. in the office at  or 631-751-0297. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Colleen at .  Light refreshments will be served.

Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – New Groups Forming Every 3 Months

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 at  / 631-751-0297 or Linda Anderson at