August 25, 2019, "Seven Principles and Six Sources" - Rev. Margie Allen
We print them on the back of every order of service. They’re that important. An overview of the principles and the sage voices that guide us in the pursuit of personal wholeness and wholesome community.
September 1, 2019, "When Good People Do Something: Long Island Responses to the War on Immigrants" - Dr. Richard Koubek, Worship Leader
In 1790 Edmund Burke warned that "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [people] to do nothing." This reflection will set today's anti-immigrant policies and outbursts in historical context, focusing on how "good" Long Islanders today are drawing upon America's cherished values, doing something to resist the exploitation of newly-arrived immigrants. Richard Koubek is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Long Island Jobs with Justice.
September 8, 2019, “Messages” - Homecoming: Air Communion — Rev. Margie Allen
The new congregational year starts NOW! Air carries our messages to those who need to hear them. Wear clothes bearing a life-affirming message (social justice, yes! partisan politics, no!), bring a side dish and a chair/blanket for the barbecue that follows. We start on the grass out back (smile for the camera!) and then re-people our sanctuary with the Us-We-Are-Now.
September 15, 2019, “Even a Watched Pot Will Boil” — Rev. Margie Allen
We prepare for the September 20th Global Climate Strike by the scariest thing ever: the destruction of our planet’s capacity for supporting human life in any way we might recognize. This is our children’s planet we are talking about here.