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An Interfaith Dialogue on Guns in America - Sunday, March 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association invites you to attend this discussion featuring panels of local faith leaders, moderated by the Rev. Tom Goodhue.

  • How do our beliefs impact our individual views on guns?
  • What do our scriptures and our traditions have to say about guns?
  • How do we think about questions of rights and responsibilities regarding gun ownership?
  • How do we balance individual freedom and the common good?
  • How do we address fear and create a sense of safety as faith communities and families?
  • How do we talk with one another and with our children about difficult issues?

Location: North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station

Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, March 13, 8:00 p.m.

AAmy and the harmoniummy Ellis will be accompanying our next evening labyrinth walk with her harmonium and singing mantras in Sanskrit. Her deep haunting voice is a perfect background to deep meditation. Come try a labyrinth walk. Labyrinths offer the opportunity to walk in meditation to that place within us where the rational merges with the intuitive and the spiritual is born. Linda Mikell, certified Veriditas facilitator, will lead the walk, explain some of the “hows and whys” and help set an intention. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Death Cafe: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Saturday, Mar. 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

When Breath Becomes Air

Mark your calendars now for the March edition of Death Cafe. We will discuss issues raised by Paul Kalanithi’s book When Breath Becomes Air. We encourage you to read the book before attending the cafe because the discussion will be richer, but if you cannot read the book, come anyway to the Death Cafe. When Breath Becomes Air is available through the library and bookstores. Please contact Linda Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have trouble obtaining the book.

What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the >Death Cafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, with food, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

UUFSB Town Meeting - Sunday, March 25

The Board will hold a Town Meeting on March 25, 2018 after service. The agenda will be discussions on two related topics. The first is a draft social justice policy (to be distributed in an email) which will guide the congregation in formulating congregational stands on social justice issues. The second is a review of the process by which the Board brings proposals to a congregational vote.

Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m.

humanist greenThe next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7 PM on Tues. Feb. 6 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. All are welcome. The topic will be "Beyond Partisan Division" which seems particularly relevant at this time. From the UUA: "Congregations promote and champion, sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly, partisan bias. Partisan affiliation exists on a continuum. Many politically conservative Unitarian Universalists who love our theological diversity, and our anti-oppression outreach, struggle to find a hospitable welcome within our ranks."

The UUA has a toolkit on the subject here at that will help us consider the conundrum facing us. As they state:

"Unitarian Universalism is a border-crossing faith. We constantly revisit what it means to be open and welcoming to all who would find sustenance in our message and our communities. Our first Principle calls us to see the inherent worth and dignity in every person. Our fourth champions a free search for truth and meaning. Still, living in our two-party political system, we sometimes struggle to embody a welcome that stretches across partisan division."