Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. It will also be a prominent topic at GA (General Assembly) in June. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipleuu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)
African Drumming Classes - New Session
Tracy Hamilton and Sharon Pataky of Soul Pulse are teaching the West African drum (djembe and dunun) in a new 12-week semester, in person at the Fellowship and via Zoom. Click here for the schedule. The one-hour classes are taught in the “oral tradition.” You will be taught actual African drum rhythms and sequences. Drumming can reduce anxiety and stress and give one a feeling of connection with those around you.
Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
The Humanist Discussion Group meets next online at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 7. We will discuss the role of governments in meeting our Fundamental Human Needs and Human Rights as expressed in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259
Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
New Course Offered by Meditative Arts - Autumn Lung Health: Healing Qigong and Tai Chi Flow
Judith Budd-Walsh will be teaching this class on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. LIVE at the Fellowship. The six-week course is $72 and is great both as an introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong AND for continuing your practice.
You are invited to discover inner peace, strengthen your immune system and balance your body physically, and emotionally. Instructor Judith Budd-Walsh will guide you through ancient healing modalities of Qigong and Tai Chi. This six-week autumn series will highlight seasonal eating, movement and meditation to support the spleen and lung energies (no special equipment or clothing needed, may participate seated or standing). - Judith Budd-Walsh
****Click here for our complete Fall 2021 schedule of Meditative and Wellness Arts classes.****
Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
If 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?
Weekly Sanctuary Labyrinth Walks - Thursdays, 1:30 p.m
We 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 September.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You 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 .