February 23, 2020, “Reason”—The Fifth Source (#5 in a series) - Rev. Margie Allen
"Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.” A close look at the fifth of the six sources from which our living tradition draws.Dan Weymouth and Claudia Jacobs share the gift of music.
Vespers Service - Friday, Feb. 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Our Vespers services are inclusive, contemplative worship experiences designed to be accessible to anyone of any faith. The services are open to the public. The Taizé-style order of service includes chants and short songs from a variety of religious traditions sung in a variety of languages with multiple repeats. There are intervals of instrumental music; short readings; a period of silent meditation in relative darkness; a candle lighting and light gathering; and a shared benediction. Terry Keevil will be our featured instrumentalist, performing on oboe and duduk. Informal conversation follows, with tea and cookies. All are welcome.
Kickoff of UU the Vote - Sunday, Feb. 23, 4:00-600 p.m.
United We Laugh Comedy Performance at UUFSB - Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Caregiver Support Group Meeting — Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2:30-4:00 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?
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting – Tuesday, Mar. 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Mar. 3 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will continue to read the United States Constitution. At the last meeting we read Article 1 on the legislative branch. At our meeting on March 3 we will proceed with Article 2 the executive branch.
“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.” ― Thomas Jefferson
Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tuesday, March 10, 8:00 p.m.
Please join us for a beautiful peaceful walk in candlelight listening to the music of harpist Harriet McKenna. Facilitator Linda Mikell will help set an intention for the walk, which can make the experience more meaningful for you. Your intention is your own and can be anything you choose. Take a short time out of your busy life to experience the deep peace of a labyrinth walk. Last month we had a group doing the Yang Style 24 Tai Chi Form before we started....perhaps we'll have that again.
Reparations Study Group Meeting - Monday, Mar. 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Racial Concerns Committee is leading the Reparations Study Group for six sessions of reading and discussion on this timely and critical topic. The group is open to others from our area as well as UUFSB friends and members. There is no cost to participate.
The remaining five sessions will take place on Mondays, Mar. 16, April 20, May 18, June 15 and Oct. 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. All the sessions will be at UUFSB except Mar. 16, which will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Setauket. (When severe weather causes cancellation of a session, the group will meet the following week.) There will be a reading followed by facilitated discussion at each gathering and a guest speaker at some. You need not be present at every session to participate. A reading list will be supplied to all who join.
SAVE THE DATE: LIAC Annual Spring Dinner & Workshop - Saturday, April 18
Hosted by UUFSB. Workshop & Keynote with Paula Cole Jones. Free afternoon workshop in the sanctuary 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. “Why Is It So Hard to Get People to Do Antiracism Work?”
Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. Paula is currently on staff at UUA and has facilitated congregational workshops here on Long Island.
For those attending the LIAC Annual Dinner - Cocktail Hour will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. with Dinner & Keynote from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner tickets $25 pp ($30 at the door). Italian Buffet witdh Omnivore/Vegan/Gluten Free options.
Winter 2020 Meditative & Wellness Arts Classes
Inclement Weather Closing Information
To find out if a Sunday service has been canceled due to inclement weather, please do one the following:
- Check this wbpage for a cancellation notice
- Check your e-mail and look for a UUFSB message
- If you have Cablevision, watch Channel 12 OR visit www.walkradio.com (click on the InfoBar).
For other UUFSB events that are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will also email a Special Newsfeed and post a notification on this website.
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.