October 22 "Decentering Whiteness" – Rev. Margie Allen
Two-thirds of the UUA’s member congregations took part in last spring’s White Supremacy Teach-In. Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism have asked us to offer a second installment this fall. There is a lot we do not know about racism. It is time to learn. Come join us.
SAVE THE DATE! UUFSB’s 2017 Goods & Services Auction – Over the Rainbow – Saturday, Nov. 18
Get ready for our 2017 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “Over the Rainbow,” at the UUFSB on Saturday, Nov. 18. Come as your favorite Wizard of Oz character – perhaps Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Glinda, or the Wicked Witch of the West! Or not! (Costumes are optional.) Tickets will go on sale in early October. Please see complete details in our October newsletter. There's no place like our UU home! There's no place like our UU home!
Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Yellow Room at UUFSB. The topic is "The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Church and State." Everyone is welcome. You may wish to read this article about Separation of Church and State.
"Who We Are” - Thursday, Oct. 19
Sanctuary Display Artwork Sought
Religious Education Program for Women and Teenage Girls - POSTPONED
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven: In Ancient Times, a six-session UU religious education series for women and teenage girls, has been postponed to the spring. Watch for new dates to be announced in December.
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication - Saturday, Oct. 28, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
UUA Disaster Relief Fund
Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—have experienced extraordinary devastation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We invite you to contribute to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund (formerly the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund) so the UUA can provide financial assistance to UU congregations impacted by these and other natural disasters. In addition to facilitating their own disaster recovery, congregations receiving disaster relief funds will have discretion to provide financial assistance to their members, as well as to support local partner organizations serving the community at large. The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) may apply on behalf of CLF members living in disaster areas. For more information, including suggestions for how to contribute beyond the UU sphere, visit our website.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Mondays, Nov. 13 through Jan. 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The death of a loved one is considered to be the greatest stressor in life and it can take months or even years to regain balance. Grieving people can often benefit from sharing their feelings in a safe environment with people who are not necessarily family or close friends. Unitarian Universalist Community Minister in affiliation with UUFSB, The Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson, will facilitate a Bereavement Support Group on Monday evenings from 11-13-17 through 1-8-18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths.
The potential to benefit from a bereavement group is not limited to people who have suffered a loss in recent weeks or months, and Linda encourages anyone who has lost a loved one within the past fifteen months and struggles with grief to join the group.
Effervescent Trio at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m.
On Sunday November 12 at 2:00 p.m., Le Petit Salon de Musique presents The Parhelion Trio. Praised by The Strad Magazine for their "effervescent" playing, The Parhelion Trio is a New York City based, all-female ensemble dedicated to bringing virtuosic, robust, and impactful contemporary music to diverse audiences. For its Le Petit Salon performance, the trio will play an exhilarating program of 21st century works for flute, clarinet and piano, interspersed with beloved classics by Brahms and Debussy.
The Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and has premiered over 20 new works dedicated to, or written by, the trio.
“Some of the most exhilarating playing I’ve heard in years.” (Paul Schoenfeld, American Composer and Faculty at University of Michigan)
Tickets for this event are $25 at the door or $20 online at lepetitsalon.org. Tickets for seniors are $20 at the door or $15 online and for students are $5.
Essentrics Fall Session Is Underway
Essentrics is a full-body stretch program that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens muscles and is suitable for both women and men of all fitness levels. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click here for details and the complete schedule.
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.