April 19 – "All For One, One For All" - led by EarthKeepers
This annual Earth Day service hosted by our EarthKeepers committee will focus on the concept that the community has an obligation to care for each of its members, and each member has an obligation to serve the community. It will be an adventure for the mind and the spirit. The dedication of our solar panels and recognition of all those who brought them from a dream to a reality, will take place during this service.
Applications 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).
LIAC Annual Dinner - Saturday, Apr. 18, 6:00 p.m.
The Long Island Area Council of UU Societies (LIAC) Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday April 18 at the UU Congregation in Shelter Rock. The guest speaker this year is Elaine Gross, president of Erase Racism NY, on the topic of "Heading in the Wrong Direction: Growing School Segregation on Long Island." The dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 paid in advance or $25 at the door. Please make reservations by April 16 by sending a check to made out to LIAC, with annual dinner in the memo line to: Gretta Johnson-Sally, 5 Reydon Way, Commack, NY 11725. If you have any questions, please contact Gretta at .
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group will be on Tues. April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. The topic is "The Minimum Wage and the Social Safety Net." The social safety net includes programs such as: earned income tax credit, child tax credit, food stamps, rental assistance, etc. Click here for a description of the federal safety net programs. All are welcome.Click here to read more about the Humanist Discussion Group.
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.
“Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century” – A Leadership Development Workshop To Help You Get the Job Done! - Monday, Apr. 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Register by April 24!
Ever feel that planning, preparing and organizing takes up too much of your group’s time and energy? We would like to introduce you to some easy-to-use tools that can simplify the necessary tasks of running a committee, a meeting or an event.
Please join us on April 27 in a practical workshop entitled “Working as a Team: Tools for the 21st Century.” Members of the UUFSB Communications Committee will provide step-by-step instructions for using some basic technological tools for sharing and working in groups. These will include: Google Docs (Google Drive), Doodle polls, Survey Monkey, Sign-up Genius, teleconferencing, and online meetings. We will provide handouts, but please be prepared to take additional notes. You may want to bring your laptop or tablet for some hands-on experience. This workshop will be useful for anyone who works as part of a team.
Grounds & Sounds Cafe - Friday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.Kristen Graves, a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield CT, serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour and mentioned as "the new generation of folk" by the New York Times, will be performing. More details TBA.
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too. The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30, and the show begins with an open mic at 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – New Groups Forming Every 3 Months
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 at / 631-751-0297 or Linda Anderson 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.