Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service “Restoring Peace in Community" – Tues., Nov. 22, 7:00 p.m.
This year’s community interfaith Thanksgiving service will be held at the North Shore Jewish Center, on 385 Old Town Road in Port Jefferson Station. An offering will be taken at the service to support the Three Village School District Food Pantries.
Tango Argentino at the Sanctuary - Monday Evenings
UUFSB and the Meditative and Wellness Arts program have welcomed a new community to its sanctuary. Alonso Guzman and Dardo Galletto are bringing their community of Tango enthusiasts to us: Tango Argentino at the Sanctuary. They offer lessons on Monday evenings, from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per lesson. Singles are welcome. They describe their lessons as “a sensible and fun program dedicated to human connection." Visit their website for contact information.
Supporting Ukraine Relief Efforts
The UU Service Committee recommends donations go to the following places:
- the Hungarian Unitarian Church - you can support directly (click here for details) in its effort to care for refugees
- the UUSC Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine Response (write for Ukraine on the memo line)
- the International Women’s Convocation’s Faithify Campaign.
Meditative Arts and Wellness - Fall 2022 Classes
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Denise Stevenson at .
Friday Book Group Discussion - Fri., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Fellowship Book Group meets via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. On Dec. 2 we will be discussing Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy.
Click here to receive the Zoom meeting invitations. Newcomers are very welcome!
Humanist Discussion Group - Tues., Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets online at 7:00 p.m. Tues., Dec. 6. The topic is "What can the US do about the workforce gap in blue and white collar jobs?" The United States has a workforce gap of some 3 million workers compared to 2020. However, growth in the economy and the effect of the need for more workers as a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure investment and jobs act which is intended to "grow the economy, enhance our competitiveness, create good jobs, and make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just. The legislation will create good-paying, union jobs" means there will be even a greater gap.
All are welcome. Click here for more information about the group.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
Upcoming Labyrinth Walks
Monthly Evening Walk - Tues., Dec. 13, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
Our next monthly walk will be held on Tues., Dec. 13, at 8:00 p.m. We will be listening to guest musician Keenan Zach playing the string bass. The low vibrations of this wonderful instrument will add to the beauty of the evening. Reservations are being accepted now for the 15 who will walk. Often walkers state the labyrinth brings them clarity of thought, helps them with creativity, solving problems and transitions in life. Amazing what just walking can do. All are welcome. Free will donation.
Annual New Year's Day Walk - Sun., Jan. 1, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
As a tradition, we have had a New Year's Day walk at the Fellowship for years. It's a wonderful way to start the year. You can make silent resolutions and promises to yourself, take stock of last year, and plan for what you want to do in the coming year. Annie Mark will be playing the harp as we walk. Bring a snack to share during an informal social time after the walk. We start the walk at 2:00 p.m. We are limiting the number of people, and we are social distancing.
Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipleuu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)