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Death Cafe: Eat Cake and Talk About Death - Saturday, March 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

For this edition of Death Cafe we will discuss issues raised by Paul Kalanithi’s book When Breath Becomes Air. We encourage you to read the book before attending the cafe because the discussion will be richer, but if you cannot read the book, come anyway. When Breath Becomes Air is available through the library and bookstores. Please contact Linda Anderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have trouble obtaining the book.

DeathCafeWhat’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 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 will consist 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.

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 75x75Essentrics 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.