United We Laugh Comedy Performance at UUFSB - Tues., Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.

United We Laugh, a stand-up anti-racist comedy performance, is coming to UUFSB on Feb. 25 as a benefit for Multicultural Solidarity, founded by Joel and Doris Diamond. Four diverse comics are followed by an audience participation discussion led by Dr. Jim Banks, Director of Multicultural Affairs at Suffolk Community College. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:00. Tickets are $25 and are available from Joel or Joan Rubinstein OR you can purchase them online here. For more information, contact Joan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kathee receptionClosing Reception for Kathee Shaff Kelson Sanctuary Display - Sat., Feb. 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Please join us for the closing reception for the sanctuary display of Kathee Shaff Kelson's paintings and photographs. Some works are still available for sale. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome. 

Help Every Long Island Immigrant Count in the 2020 Census: A Training for Immigrant Advocates at UUFSB - Tues., Mar. 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies may frighten many immigrants from participating in the 2020 Census. With just a .6% undercount, New York could lose two Congressional seats and millions of federal funding dollars. This training will include:

  • Message points about why the Census count is critical to Long Island
  • How to calm immigrants’ fears about participating in the 2020 Census.
  • How religious congregations and community organizations can prepare immigrants to participate in the Census.
  • How advocates can work with congregations and organizations to facilitate immigrant participation in the census.

Please register by March 1 by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsored by Long Island Jobs for Justice. Light refreshments will be served. Note that this training will also be offered on March 4, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch.

Caregiver Support Group Meeting — Tues., Mar. 3, 2:30-4:00 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?

If you are interested in being part of such a group, please join us on Feb. 18. (Note the time change.) You are welcome to attend any or all meetings; the group is ongoing and meets on the first and third Tuesdays. Newcomers are always welcome. This is not only for UUFSB folks. If you know of someone who might benefit, please invite them. The group is facilitated by Rev Dr. Linda Anderson. Contact her for any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Humanist Discussion Group Meeting – Tues., Mar. 3, 7:00 p.m.

humanist greenThe Humanist Discussion Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Mar. 3 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will continue to read the United States Constitution. At the last meeting we read Article 1 on the legislative branch. At our meeting on March 3 we will proceed with Article 2 the executive branch.

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Evening Labyrinth Walk - Tues., Mar. 10, 8:00 p.m.

HarrietHarpistPlease join us for a beautiful peaceful walk in candlelight listening to the music of harpist Harriet McKenna. Facilitator Linda Mikell will help set an intention for the walk, which can make the experience more meaningful for you. Your intention is your own and can be anything you choose. Take a short time out of your busy life to experience the deep peace of a labyrinth walk. Last month we had a group doing the Yang Style 24 Tai Chi Form before we started....perhaps we'll have that again.

Reparations Study Group Meeting - Mon., Mar. 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Racial Concerns Committee is leading the Reparations Study Group for six sessions of reading and discussion on this timely and critical topic. The group is open to others from our area as well as UUFSB friends and members. There is no cost to participate.

The remaining five sessions will take place on Mondays, Mar. 16, April 20, May 18, June 15 and Oct. 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. All the sessions will be at UUFSB except Mar. 16, which will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Setauket. (When severe weather causes cancellation of a session, the group will meet the following week.) There will be a reading followed by facilitated discussion at each gathering and a guest speaker at some. You need not be present at every session to participate. A reading list will be supplied to all who join.

Registering in advance is appreciated for planning purposes. For further information or to register, please contact Barbara Coley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Laura Lesch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

"Shop Your Style” Clothing Swap FUNdraiser – Sat., Mar. 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

ShopYourStyle logoDo you have clothes or accessories in great condition that don’t call to you anymore? Bring these new/gently used items to our Spring 2020 UUFSB “Shop Your Style” fashion swap on Saturday, Mar. 28 and go home with some new treasures! The afternoon will include a new presentation on Fashion: Can It Be a Spiritual Practice? Fashion maven and UUFSB Member Gilda Candela will lead our exploration of this question. Can we streamline our wardrobes? By recombining elements of clothing, can less be more? We’ll consider if a minimalist approach to dressing could indeed make room for what else is important.

Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-$20 PLUS one or more items to swap. Tables and clothes racks will be set up for you in the sanctuary to display your items. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

SPECIAL NOTE: Fellowship Member Chris Puleo donates used clothing to homeless shelters and other outlets, and to coincide with the Clothing Swap, he is making a specific appeal for donations of much-needed coats and blankets. There will be a special box in the lobby to place these donations. Chris will also distribute the leftover clothing from the swap directly to those in need. Questions? Contact Chris Two Feathers @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For any questions about the swap, contact the “Shop Your Style” team: Kay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Gilda (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Peggy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Colleen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you plan to attend, we appreciate if you would RSVP to Colleen to help us with our preparations.

Le Petit Salon de Musique Presents Soprano Ju Hyeon Han with Accompanist Renate Rohlfing - Sun., Mar. 29, 2:00 p.m.

JuHyeonHanAt Le Petit Salon de Musique on Sunday March 29, at 2:00 p.m., soprano Ju Hyeon Han accompanied by Renate Rohlfing will perform classic lieder of the 19th and 20th Centuries. This stellar duo has been performing together, to great acclaim, since 2012. For this concert they will revisit music that is especially meaningful to them, and that they are sure you will enjoy. Highlights include songs by Rachmaninov and Felix Mendelssohn. In addition, they always like to program composers whose music is seldom heard, and this time, we are excited to showcase the music of Florence Price, a renowned African American woman composer from the early 20th century.

Le Petit Salon de Musique is honored to offer our audience a chance to see these remarkable musicians performing some of the world’s most beautiful music in an intimate and accessible setting. Tickets in advance $20.00 http://www.lepetitsalon.org/. Ticket price at the door $25/seniors $20/under 18yo $10. Please call 631-751-0297 for group pricing (10 or more).

Meditative Arts Ministry - Tai Chi / Qi Gong Workshops - Apr. 3 and 4, 2020

TaichiWomanFourteen years ago, Judi Hason, a highly-regarded Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor, came to the Fellowship and established classes here that have grown and remained popular with members and the larger community. We now have eight classes of people learning this ancient Chinese martial art that has been proven to improve health, balance, joint strength and memory. Judi is giving workshops on April 3 and 4, described below. All profits will benefit the Fellowship.

For registration or more information, please contact Linda Mikell: 631-796-1862 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tai Chi Workshop - Yang Style 24 Movement Short Form - Fri., Apr. 3, 3:00– 5:30 p.m.

This workshop is open only to those people who have studied the Yang style 24 movement short form. If you’ve ever studied this form or are studying it now, you will benefit from this workshop. (Cost: $50)

Judi says: “We will spend some time refining our form and then begin to go deeper into the subtle nuances of the form. We will focus on breathing with each movement. If we have the time we will try folding and sinking each movement and practice the ever-elusive eye coordination. Relaxing each joint, muscles and tendons is always a challenge and I can give you some focused direction for that as well.”

Qi Gong Workshop - “Stopping the Leakage and Filling the Vessel” - Sat., Apr. 4, 9:30-3:00 p.m.

We are all born with an abundance of Life-force. As we age, it becomes apparent that we can’t do those things that seemed so effortless when we were young. The reason for that is as we age, we are little by little leaking our life-force. If we leak too much, we start to get sick and begin to deteriorate.

This full-day experiential workshop is for anyone who wants to learn and participate in Qi Gong (cost: $75). It will focus on the halting of Qi leakage, and the building and creating of an abundance of Qi. We will review some of our most beloved Qi Gong exercises and explore new concepts of renewal. You will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of how the concept of Qi is so much deeper than we thought possible.

new trans bgSAVE THE DATE: LIAC Annual Spring Dinner & Workshop - Saturday, April 18

Hosted by UUFSB. Workshop & Keynote with Paula Cole Jones. Free afternoon workshop in the sanctuary 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. “Why Is It So Hard to Get People to Do Antiracism Work?

Paula Cole Jones is the founder of ADORE (A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity), a former president of DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries) and an independent consultant specializing in multicultural competencies and institutional change. Paula is currently on staff at UUA and has facilitated congregational workshops here on Long Island.

For those attending the LIAC Annual Dinner - Cocktail Hour will immediately follow at 5:00 p.m. with Dinner & Keynote from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner tickets $25 pp ($30 at the door). Italian Buffet witdh Omnivore/Vegan/Gluten Free options.

Online Registration & Payment is available at www.liacuu.org (scroll down the page). For additional information or to pay by check, please contact the LIAC Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE: To attend the free workshop without dinner, you still must register for “LIAC Annual Workshop ONLY.”

Winter 2020 Meditative & Wellness Arts Classes

Essentrics new transThe schedule of classes for our Meditative and Wellness Arts Winter Program is available online. The program includes Tai ChiQigongKripalu Yoga and Essentrics. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and include something for everyone, from beginner to advanced. For more information contact Linda Mikell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Inclement Weather Closing Informationsnow shoveler

To find out if a Sunday service has been canceled due to inclement weather, please do one the following:

  • Check this wbpage for a cancellation notice
  • Check your e-mail and look for a UUFSB message
  • If you have Cablevision, watch Channel 12 OR visit www.walkradio.com (click on the InfoBar).

For other UUFSB events that are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will also email a Special Newsfeed and post a notification on this website.