March 1 – “Forgetting” – Rev. Margie Allen
Much human anxiety is connected to our tendency to “forget” all kinds of things due to various psychological and organic factors. We explore those factors, our anxiety and look for some principles to guide us in compassionate response to the people in our lives whose memories are failing them.
SNOW IN THE FORECAST (AGAIN)??? Before you head off to Sunday service or a UUFSB event, don't forget to check here for possible cancellation!
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Mar. 3, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting is on Tues. March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fellowship (Yellow Room). At our previous meeting on Feb. 17, we considered developing a frame for presenting escalating inequality. It became clear that this is not easy and that experience and skill in marketing is required. We shall continue consideration of framing issues in our discussions at the March 3 meeting.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from now until May 19. For information about the group click here.
Grounds & Sounds Cafe Presents Robinson Treacher - Friday, Mar. 13, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds and Sounds Café welcomes Robinson Treacher, a New York City acoustic singer/songwriter whose music spans folk/country/gospel/blues/rock/soul and more – often all in one passionate and gritty song. Doors open at 7:30; Open Mic starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online here.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Thursday, Mar. 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The death of a loved one is considered to be the greatest stressor in life and it can take months or even years to regain balance. Grieving people can often benefit from sharing their feelings in a safe environment with people who are not necessarily family or close friends. UUFSB member, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, is beginning a Bereavement Support Group for UUFSB members, friends, and members of the community. The potential to benefit from a bereavement group is not limited to people who have suffered a loss in recent weeks or months, and Linda encourages anyone who has lost a loved one within the past fifteen months and struggles with grief to join the group. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. Registration is required. Please contact the office ( – 631-751-0297) or Linda Anderson () for more information.
Save the Date! Leadership Development Workshop on “Designing an Effective Survey" - Monday, Mar. 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Your Leadership Development Team is planning a most exciting and informative Leadership Development Workshop, the second in our series this year, on "Designing an Effective Survey," presented by political science professor and head of the SBU Survey Center, Dr. Leonie Huddy. How often have we had questions and concerns about the efficacy of a fundraiser or particular program that we might have been involved in and needed to get a sense of its value; or of congregational interest and motivation on a variety of topics for which we might plan; or even to ascertain "outsiders'" perception of, say, their experiences here, whatever they may be. Especially in our data-driven world, we need to base our judgments and plans on peoples' real wishes, desires and opinions, not just on what we think they are. You don't have to hold a leadership position at UUFSB to participate. You don't even have to be interested in leadership positions at UUFSB. However, you just might come away with a budding or renewed sense of personal empowerment. To register, please notify Susan in the office (751-0297 or ). Refreshments will be served
Applications Now Available for Student Internship Program
The Student Activity Fund is a grant program funded by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock that enables Long Island UU high school seniors and undergraduate college students to perform significant community service while earning money to help finance their education.
The purpose of the Student Activity Fund is to encourage our students to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service provision. Through the years, students have participated in the program in their home towns and all over the world. The program is open to students who will be high school seniors and undergraduate college students next Fall, & whose families are members of Long Island UU Congregations. Read about the experiences of last year's student participants on the Long Island Area Council website, http://www.liacuu.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2015 and the 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR is APRIL 15, 2015. Applications and more information about the Program are available on the LIAC Website (http://www.liacuu.org) or by contacting Linda Pfeiffer, Coordinator of the SAF Program by e-mail () or phone (631-584-6854).
Save the Date! Next UU Women's Potluck Dinner - Friday, Apr. 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
We have had two dinners thus far and they have been very well received, affording the opportunity for women to meet, greet, enjoy conversation, and eat a delicious dinner provided by each other.
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.