June 26 – "Harold and the Purple Crayon" - Judd Kramarcik, Service Leader
Join us as we kick off our summer series, exploring some of the books from our childhood that have influenced our lives and reflect our UU values. This Sunday, Judd Kramarcik uses the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon to explore creating our own paths through the choices we make.
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
Essentrics Stretch Program Returns – July 5, 9:00 a.m.
The 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:
A 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.
Next 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.
If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
You can find them at clfuu.org.
Video of our 50th Anniversary Service and Dedication Ceremony
A video of the full service from our special anniversary service and the building dedication on October 21, 2012 is posted on our website. The video is quite large and may take a few minutes to load. Go to http://uufsb.org/worship-service-videos.