October 5 – "Ten Commandments" – Rev. Margie Allen
A look at the text and popular take on the commandments Moses received from his God and carried down the mountain to the Israelites, his people. What UU ten do and don’ts might we helpfully keep in mind as we envision the future Fellowship we want to live into?
Intergenerational Fun Night, Saturday October 4th, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Invite and bring your friends! All ages are welcome! Come with the children! Join with others to play, enjoy pizza, sing and hang out together. Bring your favorite board game. We will have pizza and snacks. Notify Susan Catanzaro in the office (751-0297; ) or Gretta Johnson-Sally () that you are coming so we can provide enough provisions.
Humanist Discussion Group Explores Escalating Inequality - Next Meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The UUA General Assembly voted to have this year's Congregational Study/Action Issue be Escalating Inequality. In our June meeting just before the GA met, many of us agreed that Inequality of wealth, income and power was the most important issue facing the United States. So we have decided that Escalating Inequality is the topic for this fall's Humanist Discussion Group.
We meet the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday Oct. 7 in the Yellow Room. We will consider the morality of inequality.
- Why do the rich think that they deserve so much wealth?
- Why do some of the rich appear to have disdain for the less fortunate?
- Are the poor responsible for their poverty because they are dumb and lazy?
"America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves." -- Kurt Vonnegut
Greg Galluccio Rock / Funk / Soul / Blues / Gospel / Folk Review at Grounds and Sounds - Friday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Every two years Greg assembles a large and diverse group of extraordinary musicians to perform songs from a range of genres. With the help of arranger/musical-director Dan “Dr. Dan” Weymouth, the concert builds from a stripped down acoustic set to a full blown finale with a horn section, backup vocalists and full choir. There is no other show like it on Long Island, and it plays to a full house every time.
Some of the many musicians performing are saxophonist Scott Litroff, drummer/percussionist Howie Silverman, vocalists Claudia Jacobs, Annie Mark, Jenna Silverman, The Unicorn Singers, and many others.
It’s a concert and a party and an event that will keep you talking long after the night is over. Get your tickets in advance!
Note: Tickets for the Extravaganza are $15
Fall Session of Kripalu Yoga: Classes Have Begun
Morning and evening classes at the Fellowship are available. For details, please click here.
Calling All Alumni of the Long Island Area Council Student Activity Fund! Sunday, October 26
The Student Activity Fund (SAF) is celebrating our 40th anniversary – and we would like you to join us in looking back and looking forward. For the past 40 years the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock has encouraged UU college students to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service provision. If you participated in the SAF program any time in the last 40 years, we invite you to celebrate with us at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock on Sunday afternoon, October 26th. Please contact Linda Pfeiffer at , or 631-584-6854, for more information. We look forward to sharing with you the amazing accomplishments of our UU students through the years!
"Social Media: Teaching an Old Fellowship New Tricks" - Save the Date! Monday, October 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Want to get news, flyers, plugs, blurbs, petitions, reminders, photos, videos, and ideas out to the people who need to see them and to others who are likely to be interested? The baby-boomers among us have spent most of our life communicating primarily in person, by phone or by stamped mail. All the new electronic options for sending a message can feel overwhelming. Chris D'Orso manages social media at Stony Brook University. On October 27 at 7 p.m. he gladly brings his expertise to our second Leadership Development workshop: "Joining The Conversation: The Dynamic World of Social Media." Come join other congregational leaders in learning to use the power of social media to reach and engage others who share your passions and goals. Yes, you can teach an old Fellowship new tricks!
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 now 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.
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.