September 27, 2020 - “Forgiveness” – Jewish High Holy Days- Rev. Margie Allen
Everybody has a need for forgiveness at some point. You will need to forgive yourself, to ask for forgiveness of another, to engage with someone who needs forgiveness from you. It’s always more of a project than a moment. June Cerveny is the Worship Associate. Phun Phan, cello, and Hsin-Chiao Liao, piano, perform the Kol Nidrei (Bruch), and Pat Killian and Bethany Riddle also share the gift of music.
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Click here (link coming soon) to view the service from Sept 20. Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.
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/99002634691?pwd=ZFIzblJxT3k1WkhRNGp3S2N3bXJIZz09.
Supplemental Annual Meeting - 11:45 a.m.
While all are welcome to attend this meeting, only those who have made a contribution of record to the general operating budget during the period of Sept. 11, 2019 through Sept. 11, 2020, or who have fulfilled their pledge commitment in full for fiscal year 2019-20, and who have signed the membership book will be eligible to vote. The meeting will include approval of the minutes from the June 7, 2020 Annual Meeting, the fiscal year 2020-21 budget, and the election of Trustees and select committee members.
Be sure to leave the service meeting before joining the annual meeting. You will be required to register for this meeting, so that we can establish a quorum of voting members. The link to register will be posted here on Saturday.
There will be no Small Group Chats this Sunday due to the Annual Meeting.
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!
Fall Session of Online Essentrics Classes - Sept. 15-Oct. 24
Essentrics, Aging Backwards classes are gentle, full-body workouts that focus on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness. Emphasis is on rotational joint movement while gently strengthening and stretching the entire body. UUFSB Member and certified Essentrics instructor Kay Aparo talks you through wonderful stretch movements to great music.
Soul Pulse Drum Class - Free Demo on Friday, Sept. 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Learn to play in the West African Drum style. Immerse yourself in rhythm! Teachers Tracy Hamilton and Sharon Pataky will give a FREE demo on Friday evening, Sept. 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 26. The demo will take place in UUFSB's backyard.
The six-lesson semester will start Oct. 30, on Friday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The cost is $120 for the whole semester. This is a Fellowship FUNdraiser! Click here for more information about the classes and our teachers.
Online Tai Chi and Qigong Classes with Judith Budd-Walsh
Tai Chi Flow - Mondays Starting Sept. 21, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Utilizing the core principles of tai chi - movement control, weight transfer, postural alignment, focus breathing, mental clarity and relaxation - Judith will introduce, review and lead you through a practice of forms to enhance mental focus, physical strength, balance, overall health and well-being. Presentation of class materials is appropriate for the Zoom format and incorporates her training as a “Silver Sneakers/EnerChi” instructor.
No prior experience is necessary. (Ability to stand is preferred to develop balance, but not required) Dates: Mondays, 9/21-11/9, with a makeup class if needed on 11/16. $96 for 8 lessons
Qigong - Tuesdays Starting Sept. 22, 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Judith will lead you through “the ancient system of exercises,and breathing techniques to cultivate health, energy, and relaxation.” Based on the preventative and self- healing philosophy of Chinese medicine these practices have been linked to increased strength, stamina, physical balance, tranquility, and well- being.
No prior experience is required. All welcome. (Movements may be practiced standing or seated.) Dates: Tuesdays, 9/22-11/10, with a makeup class if needed on 11/17. $80 for 8 lessons.
NOTE: All tai chi and qigong classes will be recorded, so if you miss a class you can get the recording.
Fall Session of Yoga Starts Sept. 25 - Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Yoga means union, and the goal during our practice is to bring union to body and soul through postures that are stable, steady, strengthening and healing. Jean Cipriano has taught Kripalu Yoga for over six years at our Fellowship and has been providing classes via Zoom during the pandemic. Join her on these Thursdays in our fall semester: Sept. 25, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Nov. 5 makeup date) at 6:30 p.m., $72 for the six-class session.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Mondays thru Fridays, 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Psychological Impacts of the Pandemic: Dealing with Uncertainty - Sunday, Oct. 4, 12:00 p.m.
After the service, join us in an informative Zoom discussion with Robyn Berger-Gaston, Division Director at Family Service League to discuss the many ways the COVID virus impacts us -- socially, psychologically, financially -- and how we cope with uncertainty. Robyn has been a popular speaker at UUFSB and will have useful information and will be available to answer questions. Bring your coffee and join us to learn from this knowledgeable, compassionate speaker. Sponsored by the Pastoral Assistants
Use this link to join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 961 8632 0982
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Virtual Death Cafe: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Sunday, Oct. 4, 3:00-4:30 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 will lead.
This is a virtual edition so registration is required. Space is limited to 25 people. Register in advance for this meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucu6qrDsjGtZzKYRT-pXQwYnlv0SVq5gU
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)
Humanist Discussion Group Online Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Humanist Discussion Group is continuing its study of how slavery on Long Island, beginning in Suffolk County in 1654, affected our attitudes toward blacks and how we treated blacks after they were emancipated. The purpose is to understand the history and nature of our racism so that we can dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves, and our institutions.
We Zoom meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Our next meeting is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 6. The topic is "How Long Island became so segregated in the mid-20th Century."
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259u.
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.