NEW! Click here to go to the Welcome Back page and read about the latest information on UUFSB's steps to reopen our building for Sunday services.
Sept. 19, 2021 – "Tulsa 1921" - Marlin Lavanhar, Worship Leader
Marlin Lavanhar, minister with our Tulsa, OK, congregation, occupies our virtual pulpit with an insightful and instructive service that includes sermon illustrations drawn by the preacher! Laura Lesch and Maureen Shaiman are the Worship Associates. Dan Weymouth and other UU musicians from around the country share the gift of music.
To join the service at 10:30 on Zoom, click:
Webinar ID: 920 9385 6109 Passcode: 691062
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Sept. 19-26
Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news.
Small Group Chats After Service
If you would like to talk in a small group after the service ends, please leave the service meeting a few minutes after service ends. Then click on the link below to join a new meeting in which you will be broken out into small groups:
Dear Friends, While our in-building services are suspended, we are continuing services and Fellowship online. Our larger mission continues as well — we still support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. We continue to see supporting our Fellowship as part of our spiritual practice. And we can all do our part to keep our Fellowship going. We ask our Members and Friends to continue to make pledge payments and plate offerings by mailing a check to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733; making your payments through a billpay service with your bank; or using the Paypal button below. Whatever method you use, please be sure to designate where you want your donation directed. For checks / bill pay, add the designation in the "Memo" line / "Add a Memo" field. Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option. Thank you!
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. It will also be a prominent topic at GA (General Assembly) in June. 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.)
African Drumming Classes - New Session
Tracy Hamilton and Sharon Pataky of Soul Pulse are teaching the West African drum (djembe and dunun) in a new 12-week semester, in person at the Fellowship and via Zoom. Click here for the schedule. The one-hour classes are taught in the “oral tradition.” You will be taught actual African drum rhythms and sequences. Drumming can reduce anxiety and stress and give one a feeling of connection with those around you.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets next online at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 7. We will discuss the role of governments in meeting our Fundamental Human Needs and Human Rights as expressed in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259
Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
New Course Offered by Meditative Arts - Autumn Lung Health: Healing Qigong and Tai Chi Flow
Judith Budd-Walsh will be teaching this class on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. LIVE at the Fellowship. The six-week course is $72 and is great both as an introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong AND for continuing your practice.
You are invited to discover inner peace, strengthen your immune system and balance your body physically, and emotionally. Instructor Judith Budd-Walsh will guide you through ancient healing modalities of Qigong and Tai Chi. This six-week autumn series will highlight seasonal eating, movement and meditation to support the spleen and lung energies (no special equipment or clothing needed, may participate seated or standing). - Judith Budd-Walsh
****Click here for our complete Fall 2021 schedule of Meditative and Wellness Arts classes.****
Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If you are, have been, or anticipate being a caregiver for a loved one, you might know what a hard job it can be. Maybe you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you think you finally have a handle on something and everything changes. It’s an ever- present learning curve and a host of different emotions. From whom and what do you draw support? What resources are available to you? How do you take care of yourself?
Weekly Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks - Thursdays, 1:30 p.m
We have resumed our weekly walks at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Each walk will be limited to 10 attendees. Send an email () to Linda Mikell to sign up. You can reserve for one or more sessions for the month of September.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and 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 Linda at .
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.