October 20, 2019, “Body Language” Our First Source (#1 in a series) — Rev. Margie Allen
“Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” A close look at the first of the six sources from which our living tradition draws.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is in the Blue Room at the Fellowship on Tues. October 15 at 7:00 p.m. The topic is Do we need Smart Growth villages on Long Island? All are welcome.
"The strength of any community is driven by its diversity, its commitment to the future, and residents' willingness to volunteer to make their Village a better place. By creating a vibrant downtown, the Village of Patchogue has become a place for professionals and young families to live and grow." - Paul V. Pontieri Jr. Mayor of Patchogue Village
Click here for more information about the Humanist Discussion Group at UUFSB.
Attention Artists, Photographers and Poets
Sanctuary Display’s next exhibit is “CELEBRATION OF FOOD”: holiday food, traditional food, comfort food, foreign food, favorite food, exotic food, memories of food…FOOD!
NPR Featured Artist Dasha Bukhartseva at Le Petit Salon de Musique - Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Award-winning virtuoso pianist Dasha Bukhartseva will open Le Petit Salon de Musiques’s 10th Anniversary season. Ms. Bukhartseva, who has been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top program, will present an eclectic mix of music including works by J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov, and UUFSB’s own Peter Winkler. Bukhartsev began playing as a young child in Ukraine, and attended prestigious schools of music in Europe and North America. She has won more than thirty international piano competitions.
“New Day Rising” Lay Leadership Day - Saturday, Oct. 26
“New Day Rising” is a Lay Leadership Day coming to Shelter Rock on Saturday, Oct. 26, a day-long (9:00-4:30) interactive presentation and workshops developed by Central East Region's staff and piloted recently in the Washington DC area where it was very well received.
This is a wonderful opportunity for lay leaders and staff teams to gather and learn from one another about the work we are doing in our congregations to dismantle white supremacy culture from the inside out. Please click here for more information and click here to register.
Death Café: Eat Cake & Talk About Death - Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The subject of death is something many of us would like to have nothing to do with. Yet we are all mortal; we all die. In this Sunday edition of Death Cafe we will have an opportunity to talk about something most avoid. Rev Linda Anderson and Lori Jones will lead.
What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the DeathCafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, with food, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." (www.deathcafe.com)
James VanDeuson at Grounds & Sounds, Friday, Nov. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Mix some folk, a bit of blues, and a helping of old country and you’ll have something like the distinctive tone of James VanDeuson. This inventive singer/songwriter had his first show at the age of 14 and has performed professionally ever since. From the United States to Canada and beyond, James travels wherever his music takes him.
James just released a new album titled "Dilation," recorded at Another Recording Company in Omaha, NE, a favorite of musicians like Jason Mraz, Conor Oberst, Phoebe Bridgers, The First Aid Kit and many others. The album will be available at this special Grounds & Sounds show.
To hear some of James’ music, click here.
UUFSB Goods and Services Auction: WhUU Done It? – Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m.
The game is afoot! Get your deerstalker cap on and join us at our 2019 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “WhUU Done It?” at UUFSB on Saturday, Nov. 16. Come dressed as a famous detective or criminal, or any character from a favorite mystery story - perhaps even as a murder victim! (Costumes optional.) You will be able to purchase tickets for $25.00 per ticket starting Oct. 20, after Sunday services or from the office (weekdays 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Your ticket buys you dinner, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, delicious desserts, coffee, and a wonderful night of entertainment.
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.