May 16, 2021 – "Practicing Community" - Rev. Margie Allen
Lots of interesting questions and concerns are surfacing as people dig into the draft of a Covenant of Right Relationship that the Committee on Ministries of the Congregation is circulating for comment. We look at some of the brilliant spots and sticky places. Deede Cook is the Worship Associate. Lee Morris, John Morris, Linda Cortese, and Rich Hall share the gift of music.
To join the service at 10:30 on Zoom, click:
Webinar ID: 920 9385 6109 Passcode: 691062
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – May 9-16
Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news.
Small Group Chats After Service
If you would like to talk in a small group after the service ends, please leave the service meeting a few minutes after service ends. Then click on the link below to join a new meeting in which you will be broken out into small groups:
RE Online Classes - 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Teachers will admit students individually into the class, so you may wish to log in a few minutes early. Please use this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95876524843.
Dear Friends, While our in-building services are suspended, we are continuing services and Fellowship online. Our larger mission continues as well — we still support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. We continue to see supporting our Fellowship as part of our spiritual practice. 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. Whatever method you use, please be sure to designate where you want your donation directed. For checks / bill pay, add the designation in the "Memo" line / "Add a Memo" field. Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option. Thank you!
Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. It will also be a prominent topic at GA (General Assembly) in June. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipaluu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)
Weekly Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks - Thursdays, 1:30 p.m
We have resumed our weekly walks at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Each walk will be limited to 10 attendees. Send an email () to Linda Mikell to sign up. You can reserve for one or more sessions for the month of May.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Linda at .
Zoom into Story Theology with Rev. Margie - 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Story Theology is a form of lectio divina in which we read a short text together and then plumb our reaction to the piece in a specific order that builds personal and shared revelation of meaning. This process can become a lifelong spiritual practice of engaging your whole body’s wisdom in your approach to texts you read and stories you hear. As a discipline it protects you from snap judgments and other kinds of reactivity, and provides a reliable route through the surface meaning into the deeper place where your experience and the text inform each other.
We are meeting on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 11:00 a.m.-noon, in the Zoom room at the link below. Drop in—drop out. No preparation required.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting. Meeting ID: 966 9265 7792 Passcode: 074688
New Essentrics Semester Begins May 18-19
This is an exercise program for you! Light-spirited, with great music, stretches for every muscle in your body…you won’t be disappointed. All this on Zoom so you don’t have to go out. Also, all lessons are recorded; if you have to miss one, it can be sent to you as a recording. Kay Aparo is our fully certified Essentrics instructor. She leads us through an hour of seated, standing and floor exercises. Floor movement can also be done in a chair. Beginners are welcome!
Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If you are, have been, or anticipate being a caregiver for a loved one, you might know what a hard job it can be. Maybe you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you think you finally have a handle on something and everything changes. It’s an ever- present learning curve and a host of different emotions. From whom and what do you draw support? What resources are available to you? How do you take care of yourself?
Evening West African Drumming Classes Start in June: Choose In-person or via Zoom
Our dynamic Soul Pulse drumming teachers have decided to offer live AND Zoom lessons in Djembe and Dunun drumming this summer. Contact Linda Mikell () to register and if you have any questions. Please let her know which you plan to attend (live or virtual classes). Checks should be made out to “UUFSB” and mailed to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733. Please put “live drumming” or “Zoom drumming” in the memo line.
Friday evenings, 7:00-8: 30 p.m. $100 per 5-class session. Click here to view the flyer. Dates: Session 1 - June 4, 11, 18, 25, and July 9 Session 2 - July 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $150 for the full session (10 classes). Recordings will be available. Zoom information will be sent to the registrants. Dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 1
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.