September 22, 2019, “Wrestling with Despair” — Rev. Margie Allen
Fending off despair is a form of spiritual exercise. Hope is your personal trainer. With practice, strength.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.
The first meeting of the Humanist Discussion group for this congregational year is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Blue Room at the Fellowship. The topic this fall is “What does the future hold for the health of the earth’s ecosystems and the health of its people.”
The main considerations are:
- global warming is a real threat
- corporations and businesses have an immense influence on the adoption of policies that increase their profits regardless of the effect on the health of ecosystems and people.”
Rather than start with a gloomy view of the future, at the first meeting we will consider how some people and organizations are demonstrating what can be done to mitigate the disasters that we face.
Caregiver Support Group — Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:00-3:00 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?
If you are interested in being part of such a group, please come to the gathering on Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m. This is open to the community.
NYCLU Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, Sept. 21, 12:45-3:30 p.m. at UUFSB
Please join the NYCLU Suffolk County Chapter at our Annual Membership Meeting, co-sponsored by UUFSB's Social Action Committee.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Time: 12:45 PM – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Reception for “In Our Hands: Everyday Sacred” Sanctuary Display - Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
A reception for “In Our Hands: Everyday Sacred,” the UUFSB sanctuary display, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Photographer Doris Diamond will be there to share some stories of the images which are from her travels from across the globe and feature people at work and play. The title refers to her gratitude for her hands and the everyday miracle that they are.
LI UU Social Justice Roundtable - Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Please join us for a meeting of the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Roundtable on Sunday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk, 28 Brentwood Rd., Bay Shore, NY 11706, featuring Irma Solis, Suffolk County Chapter Director, New York Civil Liberties Union.
Save the Date: “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.
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.