December 17 Winter Solstice Service – Rev. Margie Allen and RE
Join us for this year’s creative iteration of our intergenerational celebration of Yule, plus our beloved Mitten Tree and Twelve Days traditions. You’re not a UUFSB UU until you’ve hoisted “6 geese a-laying” or “10 lords a-leaping” a few times.
Evening Labyrinth Walk – Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Our next evening labyrinth walk is Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. This event will have harpist, Annie Mark, playing as we walk. Come to enjoy the peaceful, meditative environment, much needed during this busy holiday season. Take a deep breath on the labyrinth.
Vespers Service - Friday, Dec. 15, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Please come experience this lovely evening service, the second in a series of four this congregational year. Designed to be accessible to anyone of any faith, within or outside our congregation, this service is a peaceful, mini-light and candle lit, meditative, music-infused space for tired people at the end of a work week. Stay for tea and cookies and a few minutes of connecting with friends before heading out into your weekend life.
New Year’s Day Labyrinth Walk - Monday, Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m.
Our tradition has been to start the year off with a community labyrinth walk and social. We will meet at 1:30 on Jan. 1 to walk the labyrinth (indoors). Each person brings something to share and we set up a beautiful ‘grazing’ table. After the walk we eat and socialize. All are welcome. Start the year off “right” by “walking at your own pace.” Also part of our tradition is having our own Julie Doczi play her flute as we walk.
A Training for Assisting and Leading Worship Services - Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Location: UU Fellowship at Stony Brook
- Leaders: Rev. Jim Macomber and Rev. Linda Anderson
- Sponsored by the LIAC Adult Program Committee
It takes many hands to create our worship services. This training is for those who wish to learn about leading/co-leading worship and for those who already lead/co-lead worship to improve their skills and learn new ones.
Topics to be covered: The purpose of worship; Worship leaders as creators of a worshipful atmosphere; Speaking from the pulpit (mics and PA systems); Creating pulpit scripts; Coordinating with pulpit guests and/or the minister; Working with musicians and Choosing hymns; Preparing the worship space; Managing announcements; Joys and Sorrows/Concerns
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Yellow Room at UUFSB. At this meeting we will continue our discussion of "The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Church and State." Everyone is welcome. The discussion is not so much about whether the First Amendment’s establishment clause separates church from state, but rather the extent to which religion should be separated from politics or public life. You may consider reading "the First Amendment includes separation of church and state" and/or the discussion "Separation of Church and State in the United States."
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.