December 11 – "What Is A Beloved Community? ” – led by Racial Concerns Committee
Racial Concerns will explore three aspects of how to achieve the vision of a Beloved Community: what it is, how to reach it, and our work in progress.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting – Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Our next meeting is at 7:00 p.m. on Tues. Dec. 6 in the Yellow Room. The discussion will be led by Andy Collver on the New Economy Coalition. The “new economy” represents an emerging vision for a just, sustainable, and democratic future.
- Justice - A new economy must work for all people, starting with those who have historically been marginalized and exploited by racism, imperialism, classism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression.
- Sustainability - A new economy supports regeneration of both human and natural systems. It builds community resilience by rooting wealth and power in place and in service of human needs on a finite planet.
- Democracy - A new economy incorporates democratic principles into the management of economic and civic life.
All are welcome. Please click here for more details about the Humanist Discussion Group.
Award Winning Duo at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Dec. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds and Sounds welcomes The Levins to our intimate stage on Friday, Dec. 9. Backed by guitar and piano, the gorgeous voices of this husband and wife folk duo offer uplifting original songs that address the complexities of life. They are 2014 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, CT Folk Festival Songwriter winners, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter Finalists. Their 2013 CD, My Friend Hafiz, was selected by John Platt, WFUV as a top 10 CD of the year and their newest release, TRUST, debuted in the Top 10 on Folk radio and top 20 Roots Chart. “I Am Here”, a song from the CD , was an Empower Award winner at the 2016 Posi Music Festival and the CD was awarded the Indie Acoustic Project’s ‘Best CD of 2015’ in the Acoustic Ensemble category.
"The songwriting is alluring, the vocals seem like one-blended, their playing and stage presence just perfect. In the pantheon of husband-wife duos, in any genre of music, run the tape and see....this duo is how it is done." Vance Gilbert
Musical Passion from Handler and Levesque at Le Petit Salon - Sunday – Dec. 11 - 2:00 p.m.
Le Petit Salon de Musique welcomes the exotic classical guitar and mandolin duo of Judy Handler and Mark Levesque. This dynamic husband and wife team has performed over 2,000 concerts together in the United States & Europe and become known worldwide for their passionate and lyrical performances of some the world’s most beautiful music. Their sophisticated sound blends classical, Brazilian, Latin, jazz, gypsy, and folk music influences in unique, expressive arrangements. Audiences respond with great enthusiasm to their extraordinary performance, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of their music. Their recordings – Passion, Two Guitars Live! & Acoustic Blend – have received critical acclaim and have been sold in dozens of countries across the globe. Tickets for this event, which will include some holiday favorites, for this event are $20 at the door or $15 online at www.lepetitsalon.org.
Remembrance Labyrinth Walk, Tuesday, Dec. 13
Linda Anderson and Linda Mikell are co-leading a labyrinth walk on Tuesday night, Dec. 13, 8:00 p.m. It will be a “Remembrance Walk” in honor of those we have lost. Our walk will be accompanied by music from Keenan Zack, a bassist. This is for people who have recently lost someone OR for people who have memories of people they have lost in the past and want to honor them. If you want, you may bring a picture of your loved one. We hope to see you on the path.
Learn Something New in the New Year!
- Chair Yoga Classes: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m., beginning Jan. 25, 2017. Free Demo on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2:00-2:30 pm. $12/class for 12-week semester, or $15/single class.
- Spanish Conversation Classes: Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 26, 2017. $12/week for a 12-week semester. Workbook to purchase for $25.
Call 631-849-3525 for information and preregistration.
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.