March 18 “Trying to Do Good” — Deborah Little, Worship Leader
Deborah Little will speak about our efforts as a church to do good. She will discuss her findings from reviews of our history of social justice work, interviews with 21 long-term members of this congregation, and data from last year’s COMC evaluation of our social justice mission.
Inclement Weather Closing Information
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Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
The next Humanist Discussion Group meeting is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 20 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We are continuing studying the UUA programs in Beyond the Partisan Divide. The topic is "What motivates Liberals and Conservatives? Can a social and political conservative thrive in a liberal church?"
My parents politically associate as Republicans.They loved our Unitarian Universalist home congregation. They grew wise in the embrace of the members and ministers, but over time, began to feel more and more estranged and uncomfortable. I learned, long after they ceased participating, that they no longer felt welcome, that they could no longer bring their full selves to the altar of worship or the circle of fellowship. -- Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael
Death Cafe: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Saturday, March 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
When Breath Becomes Air
What’s a Death Cafe? The founders of the Death Cafe phenomenon call it a “social franchise.” A Death Cafe is a discussion, with food, between groups of 6-8 people, with a facilitator present. Confidentiality and respect for differing ideas and beliefs is practiced. It’s a surprisingly pleasant event. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
UUFSB Town Meeting - Sunday, March 25, 12:15 p.m.
The Board will hold a Town Meeting on March 25 at 12:15 p.m.. The agenda will be discussions on two related topics. The first is a draft social justice policy (to be distributed in an email) which will guide the congregation in formulating congregational stands on social justice issues. The second is a review of the process by which the Board brings proposals to a congregational vote.
Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Mondays, April 16 through June 11 – 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, will facilitate a Bereavement Support Group on Monday evenings from 4-16-18 through 6-11-18, 7-8:30pm.
The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. Please tell your friends and associates about it if you think they might benefit from a bereavement group.
Save the Date: Essentrics Workshop - Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Essentrics Instructors Kay Aparo of NY and Dyan DeCastro of CT will host an Essentrics® Workshop at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook on Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This workshop is for those interested in moving their body in order to feel better. The workshop will include a one-hour standing workout featuring gentle rebalancing exercises as well as an overview of Essentrics, its benefits and how it helps ease pain in feet, knees, back, etc., allowing everybody the possibility to live happier, healthier, and pain-free lives. Click here for more information.
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.
Video of our 50th Anniversary Service and Dedication Ceremony
A video of the full service from our special anniversary service and the building dedication on October 21, 2012 is posted on our website. The video is quite large and may take a few minutes to load. Go to http://uufsb.org/worship-service-videos.