May 19, 2019, “Intuition” (Series on the Senses #6) - Rev. Margie Allen
This is the final service in our series on the senses. Intuition isn’t always included as one of them. But what is it then? The UUFSB Choir will perform.
Vespers Service: Friday, May 17 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Our Vespers services are contemplative worship experiences designed to be accessible to anyone of any faith, within or outside our congregation. The order of service includes chants and short songs from a variety of religious traditions sung in a variety of languages with multiple repeats; intervals of instrumental music; short readings; a ten-minute meditation in darkness; a candle lighting and light gathering; and a shared benediction. There is no sermon, no instruction, no imposed meaning-making, just a spacious hour in which to slow down and connect with yourself, with others, and with a light- and song-infused liturgy of peace.
Meet in the sanctuary. All ages welcome. (Tea and cookies following.)
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets next at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 in the Yellow room at the Fellowship. The topic is "What is the Alt-Right?" The Alt Right (short for “alternative right”) is a loosely organized far right movement that emphasizes internet activism (especially memes) and is hostile to both multicultural liberalism and mainstream conservatism. Alt-right ideology combines white nationalism, misogyny, antisemitism, and authoritarianism in various forms and in political styles ranging from intellectual argument to violent invective.
White supremacism has been seeping into the GOP base through the conservative movement, the tea party, and the Evangelical community for many years now; with Trump at the helm, the ruling party’s link to far-right extremists has become quite apparent. Jonah Shepp
All are welcome.
Vendors Invited for July 13 UUFSB Craft Fair
Attention all crafters and artists! The UU Fellowship at Stony Brook is hosting a fundraiser craft sale on July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All members and friends are invited to sell their creations at the sale.
- Are you a knitter with more mittens than your grandchildren?
- Accumulated more jewelry than you can wear?
- Have some photos (matted or not) to grace shoppers’ bare walls?
- Painters and wood crafters, do you have original creations to sell?
- Has your collection gotten out of hand?
- Already read all those books now piled on the floor?
Woodstock Revival at Grounds and Sounds - August 9, 2019
Grounds and Sounds Café is planning a very special 50th Anniversary Woodstock show, with Christine Sweeney, Toby Tobias, Rich Lanahan, and The Claudia Jacobs Band doing their favorite songs from the greatest music festival ever! Relive the moment! Sing the songs! Peace, Love, and Harmony! More details to come. Save that date!!
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.