Dear Friends, we have suspended in-building services for now, but we are continuing services and Fellowship on-line. Information about how to access our services is below, and we follow each service with an on-line social time. Please join us and feel the fellowship!
Our larger mission continues as well — we will still support the community through our Share the Plate program. We continue to see supporting our Fellowship in many ways as part of our spiritual practice. Many people are working behind the scenes to keep worship services happening. And we can all do our part to keep our Fellowship going. 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.
Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option.
Online Service - "Religious Depth" - Sunday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
This year, Easter Sunday will find the world struggling to cope with a pandemic unlike anything that any of us have had to deal with before. Let us all pause for a time to be together while apart, and consider the essence of our Unitarian Universalist faith and how that relates to our Christian roots. Dave Tarbell is the Worship Leader, Laura Lesch is the Worship Associate, and Deede Cook and Peter Winkler share the gift of music. A link to join the service will be posted here by the end of the week.
Online Service - "Awaiting Passover" - Sunday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.
Today our worlds are turned upside down by an unseen virus, but this is not the first time in human history when we have waited in the dark and struggled with our fear. As we wait through COVID-19, we remember those who waited through the terror of the first Passover. The Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, Minister of Lifespan Religious Education at the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, leads our worship, Colleen Rudman is the Worship Associate, and Bethany Riddle and Claudia Jacobs share the gift of music.
The recorded service is posted here, or click below.
Click here to see the recorded service from Sunday, Mar. 29.
Click here to see the recorded service from Sunday, Mar. 22.
Food Pantry Collection - Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Many of you have been asking, “What can we do to help during this crisis?” Our congregation typically donates food to the Faith Baptist Church Pantry, which is currently closed due to Covid-19. The Faith Baptist Church Community is now dependent on receiving food from the Island Heart Food Pantry, which is sponsored by Mt. Sinai Congregational Church. Keith Owens of KO Cares is picking up food from Island Heart Food Pantry, and delivering the food to ensure the health of the Faith Baptist community members. The pantry is currently in need of the following items: canned tuna fish and meats, canned vegetables, rice, jelly, spaghetti sauce, cereal, oatmeal, boxed and bottled juices and boxed milk products. If you would like to help by providing any of these items, it would be most appreciated.
Peggy Fort and Lori Jones will be in the UUFSB parking lot on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be bags and boxes placed in a row so you can easily drive in and drop off your contributions. We will maintain the recommended distance for the health and safety of all. The donations will be delivered to Island Heart on Tuesday afternoon.
Humanist Discussion Group Online Meeting - Tues., Apr. 7, 7:00 p.m.
The next Humanist Discussion Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Apr. 7 online (details below). The topic is the Amendments added to the US Constitution after the Bill of Rights.
Meditative Arts Ministry - Tai Chi / Qi Gong Workshops
Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the workshops offered by Judi Hason will be held on Oct. 2-3, instead of in April. Please mark your calendars.
LIAC Annual Spring Dinner & Workshop - Sat., Apr. 18
Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, this event has been CANCELLED.
UUA General Assembly - June 24-28, 2020
Year after year, General Assembly gives us an opportunity to pause and be together, reminding us of our connection to each other and to our shared Unitarian Universalist faith. In that regard, General Assembly 2020 is no different. While the Conference Services team and GA Planning Committee are working to adapt to the unprecedented needs of this moment, the mission of our work remains the same.
We are monitoring local and national news, as well as hotel and conference service industry organizations, for updates, protocols, and advice about the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. We are discerning how General Assembly will be shaped to meet changes and challenges, but we are sure that General Assembly will take place from June 24 – June 28, 2020.
In the weeks ahead, we will keep you informed to this very fluid situation. Unitarian Universalism teaches us to stay connected, especially in uncertain times. We are hopeful and encourage you take good care of yourselves and one another even as we hold those who are directly affected by this crisis in our thoughts and prayers.
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.