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Due to the rapid rise in cases of the Omicron variant, all upcoming services, for at least the months of January and February, will be fully virtual. We have taken this step to protect the health and well-being of all. 

Jan. 16, 2022 – "bell hooks and the Beloved Community" – Rev. Margie Allen and Rev. Linda Anderson

The acclaimed Black feminist, cultural critic, prolific author, and Berea College professor bell hooks died just before Christmas. A Buddhist Christian, she asked herself, “What does Martin Luther King want me to do today?” The answer was always: “Go out into the world and in every way that I can, small and large, build a beloved community.” This service is a collaboration with South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeport on the Freeport Zoom platform.

  • CLICK HERE to join the service via Zoom. 
  • CLICK HERE to view the Order of Service online.
  • NOTE: This service will include an opportunity to be in conversation with a small group of people from both congregations. So there will be no UUFSB-only post-service chat this week.

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Religious Education on Zoom This Sunday! Our DRE Deb Little will be offering RE on Zoom from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6774597276?pwd=dEZVLzlMZWxpcW1wS3pEdHZobWxIQT09
Meeting ID: 677 459 7276
Passcode: 0625

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Click here to view the recording of the Jan. 9 service.  Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.

Click here for more information including COVID protocols for adults and RE program.

Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Jan. 16-23

Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news..

Jan. 23, 2022 – "Community: Keeping the Flame Alive During a Pandemic" – Rev. Emmie Arnold

We’ve been reflecting a lot about community and its changing shapes during the pandemic. Rev. Emmie Arnold is going to share some of her reflections on what community means, and she wants to hear from you during our time together. If you would like to participate, please consider this question: What does it mean to be a community and to care for one another when we are profoundly tired and still experiencing the pain of a pandemic? You are welcome to send your reflections to by the end of Jan 20 or wait to share until the service.

Rev. Emmie Arnold is a newly-ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church who is honored to be joining us on Jan. 23. She has worked as a chaplain at various hospitals in NJ, MN, and NY and as communications director at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove.

Jan. 30, 2022 – TBA – Rev. Margie Allen

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Feb. 6, 2022 – "Mental Health Empowerment Through Shared Experience" – Melissa Wettengel, Service Leader

"Peer support" began as a civil rights movement and community for people wanting an alternative to the traditional mental health system. Melissa Wettengel, a fellow Unitarian Universalist and person in long-term recovery, is also the CEO of Hands Across Long Island (HALI), a "peer-run" mental health non-profit. She'll touch on the transformative role peer support played in her own life and how peer services have grown into a critical part of recovery for people who struggle with mental health challenges. Mike Hoffman is the Worship Associate.