August 19, 2018, “The Heart of Unitarian Universalism” - Rev. Margie Allen
One of you asked me this good question: “What’s at the heart of our beliefs? How does that inform us in our lives and how we dedicate ourselves?” I’ll try to find the center of the wheel of our faith, get us rolling.
Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 8:00 p.m.
On Aug. 14 we will walk the candlelit labyrinth with Julie Doczi accompanying on her tenor recorder. She will be playing familiar hymns and light classical music. (Soft humming is allowed.) Time to de-stress, meditate, pray, think clearly, experience mindfulness. Labyrinth facilitator Linda Mikell gives a brief introduction after opening words.
All are welcome. Free will donation in the lobby. Last month the fireflies were magnificent.
Fellowship Work Party - Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m.
On Saturday Aug. 18 we will clean all the windows we can get to at the Fellowship. It would make the job quicker and a lot more fun if a large group takes part. If several people arrive at 9:00 a.m., we could get the sanctuary windows all sparkly before the Koga group get started at 9:45 am. Will you please join us in making the Fellowship look fresh and new before the Homecoming service? John Lutterbie is going to spray the poison ivy in the front of the building so we should be able to reach the office windows for the first time in ... decades? People who know how to deal with screens especially welcome! Please bring your own window cleaning supplies and a smile.
Bob Westcott at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Sept. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Bob Westcott’s career began as a teenager playing guitar in the streets and basket houses of Greenwich Village. Onetime owner of Folk City and famed Greenwich Village scene author Robbie Woliver has called Bob "the real deal", and for good reason: Bob has been perfecting his elegant finger-style guitar work for well over 30 years. Both timely and timeless, his astonishing guitar playing and universally resonant songwriting have made him a perennial favorite on the Long Island scene and he impresses audiences wherever he goes.
His performances are peppered with stories about his personal experiences, his travels and travails. Bob’s CD Wherever You Go is beautifully crafted, an exploration of instrumental destinations which is "well-grounded and substantial, yet delicate and airy... an appealing choice for any fan of melodic instrumental music.”
Humanist Discussion Group – Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 3 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will continue our discussion of Beyond the Partisan Divide. The topic is "Congregational Stands on Significant Issues." All are welcome.
When considering whether or not to pass a congregational resolution on an issue, there are several important questions that can help discern if and how to go about it. https://www.uua.org/justice-programs/resolutions
- The first thing to keep in mind is that anything done in a congregational setting can be divisive if done poorly.
- An important question when considering a congregational resolution is to ask how it helps reach a goal.
- Another question to consider is whether or not the resolution reflects the congregation’s identity.
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.