Midday Pause - Food for the Spirit: Fridays, Oct. 23 & 30, 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Please join the Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association for spiritual sustenance during these anxious times. Take a break from the stresses of life with this short offering of readings, meditations, reflections meant to feed and comfort the spirit. Each Friday in October leaders from different faith traditions will be on hand to guide us in the midday pause. This is for people of all faiths and no faith. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Join by Facebook Live (Three Village Interfaith Clergy Association) OR click this link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96784609924?pwd=eVcyQlNvaW5MZnJpUnJRVkpXRzZrQT09
Soul Pulse Drum Classes Start Oct. 30 on Fridays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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?
Humanist Discussion Group Online Meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
The next Humanist Discussion Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 3. Join Zoom Meeting https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/2189272259 Meeting ID: 218 927 2259
The topic is ""Highly fragmented school districts produce highly segregated schools on Long Island. There are ways to reduce the fragmentation and increase the diversity of school districts. How might that be accomplished?" "
New York State assesses the economic situation at the district level in terms of the discrepancy between “need” and “resource capacity.” School districts are thus classified as “low‐need,” “average‐need,” and “high‐need.” Low‐need districts are rich in resources and can provide their students with state‐of‐the‐art learning facilities, technology, and faculty. High‐need districts are resource‐starved and students do not have the same opportunities available to them.
The vast majority of Long Island students attend low‐ and average‐need districts. Only 14% of all Long Island students attend high‐need districts. There are, however, extremely large racial and ethnic differences: 76% of all students in high‐need districts are black and Hispanic. Moreover, the percentage of black and Hispanic students who are schooled in high‐need districts is ten times the percentage of white students who are schooled in high‐need districts. Given that education is the central factor for upward mobility in our society, this situation predisposes racial and ethnic minorities to further disadvantage, which in the long run is a societal cost shared by everyone alike. from 8 Key facts about Long Island School Districts.
Online Tai Chi and Qigong Classes with Judith Budd-Walsh
Tai Chi Flow - Mondays, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Utilizing the core principles of tai chi - movement control, weight transfer, postural alignment, focus breathing, mental clarity and relaxation - Judith introduces, reviews and leads you through a practice of forms to enhance mental focus, physical strength, balance, overall health and well-being. No prior experience is necessary. (Ability to stand is preferred to develop balance, but not required.) Dates: Mondays, 9/21-11/9, with a makeup class if needed on 11/16. $96 for 8 lessons.
Qigong - Tuesdays, 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Judith will lead you through “the ancient system of exercises and breathing techniques to cultivate health, energy, and relaxation.” Based on the preventative and self-healing philosophy of Chinese medicine, these practices have been linked to increased strength, stamina, physical balance, tranquility, and well- being. No prior experience is required. All welcome. (Movements may be practiced standing or seated.) Dates: Tuesdays, 9/22-11/10, with a makeup class if needed on 11/17. $80 for 8 lessons.
NOTE: All tai chi and qigong classes will be recorded, so if you miss a class you can get the recording.
Fall Session of Yoga - Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Yoga means union, and the goal during our practice is to bring union to body and soul through postures that are stable, steady, strengthening and healing. Jean Cipriano has taught Kripalu Yoga for over six years at our Fellowship and has been providing classes via Zoom during the pandemic. Join her on these Thursdays in our fall semester: Sept. 25, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Nov. 5 makeup date) at 6:30 p.m., $72 for the six-class session, prorated after the semester has started.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Mondays thru Fridays, 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Series on UUA Report on Institutional Change - Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Please join Long Island UUs for this important zoom series on the UUA Report on Institutional Change, which Rev. Margie focused on in her Oct. 4th service. Click here for the details about this three-part series. Registration is required. You can find the report itself here (print and audio format) or order it from the UUA Bookstore.