Humanist Discussion Group Online Meeting - Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7:00 p.m.

humanist greenThe Humanist Discussion Group meets online at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. The topic is "The Tech and Media Monopolies (Oligopolies).." All are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259 Meeting ID: 218 927 2259 One tap mobile +16468769923,,2189272259# US (New York)

For more info, contact Gil Hanson at or 631-513-1583.

Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks Have Resumed - Thursdays, 1:30 p.m

labyrinthWe 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.

Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.

lotus transYou 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 .

easter egg 2021Zoom into Story Theology with Rev. Margie - Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

ReadingGroupStory 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.

CaregiverIf 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,  May 6 and 20.

voices-of-liberal-faith-video-screenshotThis video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to Unitarian Universalism.

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.

Further Reading

A Precarious Path: The Bold Experiment of the Fellowship Movement

Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith (Mark W. Harris)

UU History in 8 Minutes

History of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook

This is confirmation of your admission to the Grounds & Sounds Variety Show on April 10 at 7:30 p.m.  The link to get into the show is below.  We look forward to seeing you there and having some fun!

Grounds & Sounds Talent/Variety Show

Time: Apr 10, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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This page provides links to useful information to take into consideration before making your 2021-22 pledge.

Pledge Drive co-chairs Ron Kagel and John Morris would like to invite you to participate in one of our small online group meetings in April. Board members and finance committee members will attend each meeting. They will be happy to answer your questions about plans for the year to come, and you’ll be able to share your own ideas about the Fellowship’s future.

The last meeting is scheduled for 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 22. Please click here to sign up for this dates.

pledge drive info 2021Click here for our official brochure with Pledge Drive info.

Click here to view Co-chair John Morris's informative and motivating presentation, which he made at our March 7th Sunday service. 

Click below to view Co-chair Ron Kagel's inspiring "rap" first aired at our March 7th Sunday service.

Click here to read the UUA "Fair Share Contribution Guide." This page explains more about this Fair Share document.

UU Minutes - In Sunday services during the pledge drive, Fellowship members have been sharing thoughts about the Fellowship and about pledging in short segments that we call UU Minutes. Some of those are posted here.

You can make your pledge online here.

 variety show

Get your ticket so you don’t miss the fun!

Tickets are just $10 per person. So little to pay to help the Fellowship and watch 15-20 of your UUFSB friends show off their talents. This virtual Zoom event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 pm. What a great way to celebrate Spring or a late April Fool’s Day!

When you purchase tickets, by clicking the button below, you'll receive a confirmation email and an email on the day before the show with a link to connect through Zoom. If more than one person in a household will be watching this Variety entertainment, we ask that you purchase a ticket for each person.

When you complete your PayPal transaction, click "Return to Merchant" to receive your Zoom link. You will also receive a reminder email with the link on the day of the show. Be sure to have your Zoom app up-to-date.  See you at the show!

 

Congregational Life Brochure CoverThis brochure outlines ways to get involved at UUFSB, including committees, activities such as the choir, and social activities:

Click here for a flip book version.

Click here for a downloadable pdf version.

For more information about any of these activities/events, please contact the Fellowship office at . Note that during the pandemic, many of these are now being held online, with some held in abeyance until we can safely meet in person again.  You can check our calendar for meeting/event dates and times.

Thank you for making a donation to UUFSB.  When you click on the button below, you will be taken to Paypal, where you can make a donation with your PayPal account, or with a major credit card. (PayPal account is NOT required.)

Please specify how you want your donation to be applied:

  • your UUFSB pledge
  • the social justice recipient
  • a general donation to the Fellowship (general operating fund)
  • a targeted donation to a specific Fellowship fundraiser (e.g., Meditative Arts, auction, etc.)
  • "50-50 split" which will be divided between a general donation to the Fellowship and the social justice recipient.

For PayPal, click on "Add a note" and specify your directions.

For a Credit Card, click on "Add special instructions to the seller" with your directions.

 

 

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