January 19, 2020, "Martin Luther King: An Unsung Freedom Fighter" - Eric Acree, Service Leader
Eric will look at how Martin Luther King, Jr. ties directly in with a continuum of Black freedom fighters since the conception of the “Americas.” His reflections will also raise the question of whether America has lived up to the words that King spoke of at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in August 1963. The Unicorn Singers will provide the music.
Inclement Weather Closing Information
To find out if a Sunday service has been canceled due to inclement weather, please do one the following:
- Check this wbpage for a cancellation notice
- Check your e-mail and look for a UUFSB message
- If you have Cablevision, watch Channel 12 OR visit www.walkradio.com (click on the InfoBar).
For other UUFSB events that are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will also email a Special Newsfeed and post a notification on this website.
Winter 2020 Meditative & Wellness Arts Classes
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets next at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. The topic is how to develop/create Smart Growth communities on Long Island. All are welcome.
The topic is how global warming will affect Long Island. The effects of higher temperatures will result in:
- more severe weather events
- the present ecosystem changing to that found much further to the south
- sea level rise due to glacier melting and warming oceans
- invasion by more southerly pests that will cause havoc to native plant live
- increase in illnesses associated with invasive pests such as mosquitoes and ticks
The changes will not just be in the future; the effects on Long Island have already begun. Click here to read the article by Edward B. Colby entitled "Five Ways Climate Has Changed on Long Island and Beyond."
The Meixsells at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Le Petit Salon de Musique encourages music lovers to join us on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., to listen to a selection of the world’s most beloved songs performed by Ron and Julie Anne Meixsell, with pianist Doris Anne McMullen. This entertaining collaboration of a talented husband and wife vocalist duo with an accomplished pianist has become a favorite of Long Island audiences and this year's appearance promises to be the best ever. They’ll offer Operatic selections, German lieder and art songs, as well as a second act of classic Broadway.
Ron and Julie Anne have performed to rave reviews for more than twenty years, and each time these enthusiastic and accomplished performers grace Le Petit Salon’s stage, audience members leave with favorite melodies ringing in their heads and joy in their hearts.
Tickets in advance $20 at lepetitsalon.org. Ticket price at the door $25/seniors $20/under 18 yrs $10. Please call 631-751-0297 for group pricing (10 or more).
Martin Swinger at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Feb. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds and Sounds welcomes back to its stage an old friend, Martin Swinger. With a three-octave vocal range and a talent for writing award-winning songs, Swinger is a veteran of 40 years of performing award-winning original songs, traditional and contemporary Americana music as well as swing and jazz standards. Martin has seven CDs and numerous songwriting awards. He is now living in Asbury Park, NJ where he is quickly gaining a reputation across the Northeast as a formidable performer and songwriter.
Currently Martin is co-developer (along with his husband of 35 years) of a new LGBTIQA board game called Rainbow Quest! which teaches LGBT history and culture while inspiring self-esteem and community building, and is pursuing his first musical - Hungry Pond - a collection of songs about the life cycle of a freshwater pond told in first-‘person’ by the critters who inhabit the eco-system. Martin is a wonderful person with a unique love of life and music. Please join us. To hear some of Martin’s music, click here. For tickets, click here.
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.