Oct. 31, 2021 – “Beyond the Veil" – Rev. Margie Allen
Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. In the Celtic pagan tradition, this cross-quarter holiday marks a time when the veil between us and our ancestors is relatively permeable. Death is our dance partner all our life. This morning our eyes meet.
Mike Hoffman is the Worship Associate, and Peter Winkler, Deede Cook, and Linda Cortese share their gifts of music. This will be a live service in our sanctuary with a simultaneous broadcast to YouTube for those who need to attend virtually. We have capacity in the sanctuary for a max of 50 attendees only. The registration process operates on a first come, first served basis.
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Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Oct. 24-31
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After Service Chats
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Dear Friends, With in-person attendance at services still limited, we ask you to continue to support our mission, and to support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. 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!
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tues., Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets next online at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27. The topic is the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In our previous discussion of human need, the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) was brought up. Bhutan was an early adopter of GNH as a more important metric in government planning than Gross Domestic Product. Gross National Happiness is becoming a more important metric for other countries planning purposes. The 2021 ranking of countries happiness can be found here. Click here to read an explanation of "What is Gross National Happiness?" on the GNH Institute website.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259
Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
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. 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.)
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
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.