September 21 – People’s Climate March – Rev. Margie Allen
We are making an unprecedented request to the UUFSB community that all adults, youth and children who are able plan to travel into NYC to participate in this critical and, we hope, historic March. We march and speak for our Earth and all the life she will sustain to the 7th generation and beyond.
Those who cannot march with us in the city are invited to gather at the Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Gil Hanson will lead a service that outlines the long term history of climate changes and how the present man-made climate change is influenced by that history. We will be able to take part in the walk through a short video of the UUFSB members as they gather for the walk.
"Presenting Climate Change in a Geologic Time Perspective" -- Worship Leader: Gil Hanson
We are, geologically speaking, in a relatively cool period that began tens of millions of years ago and will last for many tens of millions of years into the future. During this period there are intervals of some 100,000 years of relatively cold climates with sudden, large changes in global temperature followed by intervals of mild, stable climates with only small changes in global temperature that last for about 10,000 years. We are near the end of a mild interval that began about 10,000 years ago. Humans have adapted very well to this stable climate resulting in a huge increase in population from a few million 10,000 years ago to 7 billion today. It is not clear how this population dependent on a stable climate will endure the large change in global temperature associated with climate change.
Fall Session of Kripalu Yoga: Classes Starting Now
Morning and evening classes at the Fellowship are available. For details, please click here.
Humanist Discussion Group Fall Program Will Consider Escalating Inequality - 1st Meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The UUA General Assembly voted in June to have this year's Congregational Study/Action Issue be Escalating Inequality. In our meeting on June 16 just before the GA Assembly met many of us agreed that Inequality of wealth, income and power was the most important issue facing the United States. So we have decided that Escalating Inequality will be the topic for this fall's Humanist Discussion Group.
We will meet the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship. At our first meeting on Tuesday Sept. 16 we will first watch the eight-minute video "Tax the Rich: an Animated Fairy Tale" followed by a group discussion of the general issue of wealth, Income and power Inequality in the United States.
"The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments.” – Adam Smith
"Social Media: Teaching an Old Fellowship New Tricks" - Save the Date! Monday, October 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Want to get news, flyers, plugs, blurbs, petitions, reminders, photos, videos, and ideas out to the people who need to see them and to others who are likely to be interested? The baby-boomers among us have spent most of our life communicating primarily in person, by phone or by stamped mail. All the new electronic options for sending a message can feel overwhelming. Chris D'Orso manages social media at Stony Brook University. On October 27 at 7 p.m. he gladly brings his expertise to our second Leadership Development workshop: "Joining The Conversation: The Dynamic World of Social Media." Come join other congregational leaders in learning to use the power of social media to reach and engage others who share your passions and goals. Yes, you can teach an old Fellowship new tricks!
Check the UUFSB Facebook Page for General Assembly Report and Photos
Click here to read a short summary and view photos of UUFSB members at this year's General Assembly.
Test Your Carbon Footprint!
Doing your utmost to take care of this great planet? Conserving resources at home and in your daily life? Try this link to see how well you’re doing: http://myfootprint.org/en/.
Or, view this link with your children to see how your family can minimize your carbon footprint:
For more information, links and tips, please check out the EarthKeepers page.
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 now 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.
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.