UUA Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality - June 26

PeterMoralesThe Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following today's historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality:

"Today the U.S. Supreme Court stood on the side of love with its 5 to 4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges establishing federal recognition of same-sex marriage. I applaud the court's ruling as a major step in recognizing full civil rights for LGBTQ people. The ruling is cause for celebration..." Please click here to read Rev. Morales' full response.

Laughter Yoga Classes - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Next Session Is July 7

laughter transparentWho doesn't need a good laugh? Laughter Yoga is open for all who want to explore a scientifically proven way to reduce stress, increase endorphins and induce relaxation, along with a host of other incredible benefits. Laughter Yoga is great for anyone who wants to be happy!

Laughter Yoga uses special guided techniques to induce laughter. The group starts out by performing light exercises together with eye contact and playfulness. Then it turns to contagious laughter. Laughter oxygenates the body and brain. It lifts the mood and can relieve a myriad of health conditions. Join Peggy Fort, Gilda Candela and certified Laugher Yoga Facilitator, Jean Larsen on the following Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.:  July 7 and 21, and August 4 and 18. We appreciate if you can RSVP to Peggy at All are welcome.

Grounds and Sounds Cafe Welcomes Back Christine Sweeney & the Dirty Stayouts - July 10, 8:00 p.m.

ChristineSweeneyGrounds and Sounds welcomes the unique sound of indie/blues/pop (with a sprinkle of jazz and folk) band Christine Sweeney & the Dirty Stayouts back to our stage on July 10. Christine has been playing the LI music scene for 10 years, with a voice as powerful as it is sultry and sweet. Her writing style is focused heavily on emotion of the lyrics, but the underlying music structure illustrates that she's no stranger to complexities in harmony, as well.The band features Mike Walsh on bass, Dave Ferro on piano/organ, Hugo Lopez on drums, and Samantha Kantor on backing vocals.

To hear some of their music, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

MiriamShilling harpistEvening Labyrinth Walk with Harpist Accompaniment - Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 p.m.

On July 14, Linda Mikell, certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, will conduct a Labyrinth Walk for all interested adults. A labyrinth is a place where people from all religious backgrounds can find peace and meditation together. All are welcomed to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket). Linda will explain the how and why of the labyrinth. Miriam Shilling will be playing the harp. Free will donation. Call for further information: 631-543-0337