April 18, 2021 – "Earth Day, 1970-2021" - Laurie Filstrup, Worship Leader
A brief history of how Earth Day fits into the history of conservation in the United States. Our Seventh Principle is: "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part" or in a children's version: "We believe in caring for our plant Earth, the home we share with all living things." Does this religious principle mesh with our practices and how do we share responsibility for the Earth with other religious faiths? Dave Tarbell is the Worship Associate. Deede Cook, Peter Winkler, Greg Maggio, Pete Kata, John Seppala, and Pat Killian share the gift of music.
To join the service at 10:30 on Zoom, click:
Webinar ID: 920 9385 6109 Passcode: 691062
Click here to view the recording of the April 11 service. Click here for a list of all the resources, with links, that were shared during Dr. Asare's talk. Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Apr. 18-25
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!
Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks Have Resumed - 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 April.
LIAC Annual Spring Workshop - “Crucial Conversations and Conflict Resolution” - Saturday, Apr. 17
For many of us, conversations with people who don’t agree with us can be difficult. This workshop will help us build our skills for engaging conflict in ways that can lead to deeper belonging.
Guest Workshop Leader is Rev. Tandi Rogers. Rev. Rogers is a multi-vocational minister: professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School, adjunct faculty at Seattle University’s School of Theology & Ministry, a Learning Strategist for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Congregational Life Conflict Engagement effort, and a Spiritual Director in private practice.
- 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop Part One
- 12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch and Reflection on your own
- 2:00-3:30 p.m. Workshop Part Two
Please register in advance by clicking here. There is no cost for this workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.
Online Book Discussion of Breathe - Monday, Apr. 19, 7:00 p.m. CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled due to lack of response. Nevertheless, the Racial Concerns Committee urges people to read the UUA Common Read for this year, the book Breathe by Imani Perry.
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 .
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 Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 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
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?
The group is facilitated by the Rev Dr. Linda Anderson. If you are interested in being part of such a group, please contact Rev Linda at . Upcoming meetings will be held on Thursdays, April 15 and May 6.
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.