UUFSB’s 2017 Goods & Services Auction – Over the Rainbow – Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m.

AuctionRainbowOur 2017 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “Over the Rainbow,” is this Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m. at the UUFSB. 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 are available in the Fellowship Office, Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or at the door. 

Click here for more info, or click here to see the auction booklet. (Click here for the supplement of additional Silent and Live auction items that didn't make it into the booklet.) There's no place like our UU home!  There's no place like our UU home!

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, is facilitating 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.  

The group consists of eight weekly sessions, with each session focusing on a topic of importance to grieving people.  We will talk about the characteristics of grief, coping with holidays, anniversaries and such, finding your way, etc.  The support group will have no more than eight people and will close after the second session, so registration is necessary.  Please contact the office  to register (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – 631-751-0297) or Linda Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.  

Jay & Lee - Spanish Duo at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m.

jayandlee sunsetLe Petit Salon de Musique presents the exiting guitar fusion couple, Jay & Lee - Spanish Guitar Duo, on Sunday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. This engaging couple plays a unique brand of guitar fusing Spanish, Flamenco and Classical styles.

Jason and Elysa Hochman are co-founders of the New York Guitar Academy as well as Jay & Lee Rumba Flamenca and are among the most sought after flamenco and classical guitarists in New York City. Originally from Brooklyn, they have studied at the prestigious Carmen de las Cuevas School of Flamenco in Granada, Spain, and have learned from renowned guitarists all over the world. Jason and Elysa released their first original album in 2009 and Melbay will soon publish their book of 22 original etudes and songs for classical and flamenco guitar students.

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. 

humanist greenHumanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m. 

The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Yellow Room at UUFSB. At this meeting we will continue our discussion of "The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Church and State." Everyone is welcome. The discussion is not so much about whether the First Amendment’s establishment clause separates church from state, but rather the extent to which religion should be separated from politics or public life. You may consider reading "the First Amendment includes separation of church and state" and/or the discussion "Separation of Church and State in the United States."

Miles to Dayton at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Dec. 8, 8:00 p.m.

MilesToDaytonOn Dec. 8, Grounds and Sounds welcomes Miles to Dayton. Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival. They've been the featured artist at the Acoustic Long Island Podcast and Summer Concert, and have performed in venues from NYC (The Living Room, Arlene's Grocery) to Montauk (The Stephen Talkhouse).

"A mix of folk, country and classical music, Miles to Dayton has a very polished sound reminiscent of Nickel Creek. Delivering four-part harmonies and improvisational violin and cello parts, Miles to Dayton is stacked with solid musicianship and is definitely worth checking out." Relix Magazine

To hear some of M2D's music, click here. For tickets, click here.

AnnieMarkEvening Labyrinth Walk – Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8:00 p.m.

Our next evening labyrinth walk is Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. This event will have harpist, Annie Mark, playing as we walk. Come to enjoy the peaceful, meditative environment, much needed during this busy holiday season. Take a deep breath on the labyrinth.

New Year’s Day Labyrinth Walk - Monday, Jan. 1, 1:30 p.m.JulieD

 Our tradition has been to start the year off with a community labyrinth walk and social.  We will meet at 1:30 on Jan. 1 to walk the labyrinth (indoors).  Each person brings something to share and we set up a beautiful ‘grazing’ table.  After the walk we eat and socialize.  All are welcome.  Start the year off “right” by “walking at your own pace.”  Also part of our tradition is having our own Julie Doczi play her flute as we walk. 

<-->Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. The next meeting of the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will be discussing Working in the Gig Economy. For the growing number of the "no longer employable," the Gig Economy may be their only alternative. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. For a description of the Gig Economy, click here. All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more about the Humanist Discussion Group, click here.