SAVE THE DATE! UUFSB’s 2017 Goods & Services Auction – Over the Rainbow – Saturday, Nov. 18

AuctionRainbowGet ready for our 2017 Annual Goods and Services Auction, “Over the Rainbow,” at the UUFSB on Saturday, Nov. 18. Come as your favorite Wizard of Oz character – perhaps Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Glinda, or the Wicked Witch of the West! Or not! (Costumes are optional.) Tickets will go on sale in early  October. Please see complete details in our October newsletter. There's no place like our UU home!  There's no place like our UU home!

humanist greenHumanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.

The next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Yellow Room at UUFSB. The topic is "The U.S. Constitution and the Separation of Church and State." Everyone is welcome. You may wish to read this article about Separation of Church and State. 

"Who We Are” - Thursday, Oct. 19

Dave Tarbell is leading an adult RE series this fall, “Who We Are,” on four Thursdays. The remaining dates are Oct. 19, Nov. 2, and Nov. 16. The series addresses human nature from the perspective of philosophic religious naturalism. The focus is on an exploration of aspects of human nature that fall outside of the way that subject can be treated in the sciences, while making use of the insights that science offers us. For more information contact Dave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sanctuary Display Artwork Sought

Sanctuary Display is planning an exhibit during the holiday season entitled, "Light Up the Darkness: Festivals, Celebrations and Other Excuses."  We are looking for appropriate art, photographs and poetry.  Please send a small file of what you've got to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 23.

Religious Education Program for Women and Teenage Girls - POSTPONED

Cakes for the Queen of Heaven: In Ancient Times, a six-session UU religious education series for women and teenage girls, has been postponed to the spring. Watch for new dates to be announced in December.

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication - Saturday, Oct. 28, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Tired of pointless, exhausting, repeated arguments with people you love? This is the workshop for you! Rev. Margie invites you to come learn about a method for communicating clearly, even in difficult situations. Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication is a challenging spiritual practice for heart-centered, empathetic conversation with yourself and others that seeks clarity in the understanding of circumstances, in the expression of feelings and needs, and in our requests of one another. The tools of the practice are applicable to any interaction with another person, whether beloved relatives and friends, acquaintances, or strangers. You may find skills in NVC particularly useful these days, as we try to understand points of view about current events and issues that differ from our own. To register or for questions, contact Margie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Teens and adults welcome. Childcare provided if requested by Oct. 14.

UUA Disaster Relief Fund

Our UU friends and neighbors in Florida and the Caribbean—including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands—have experienced extraordinary devastation following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We invite you to contribute to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund (formerly the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund) so the UUA can provide financial assistance to UU congregations impacted by these and other natural disasters. In addition to facilitating their own disaster recovery, congregations receiving disaster relief funds will have discretion to provide financial assistance to their members, as well as to support local partner organizations serving the community at large. The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) may apply on behalf of CLF members living in disaster areas. For more information, including suggestions for how to contribute beyond the UU sphere, visit our website. 

Bereavement Support Group at UUFSB – Mondays, Nov. 13 through Jan. 8,  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 11-13-17 through 1-8-18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The group is free to all and is designed to be helpful to people of all faiths. 

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.  

Effervescent Trio at Le Petit Salon de Musique – Sunday, Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m.

ParhelionTrioOn Sunday November 12 at 2:00 p.m., Le Petit Salon de Musique presents The Parhelion Trio.  Praised by The Strad Magazine for their "effervescent" playing, The Parhelion Trio is a New York City based, all-female ensemble dedicated to bringing virtuosic, robust, and impactful contemporary music to diverse audiences.  For its Le Petit Salon performance, the trio will play an exhilarating program of 21st century works for flute, clarinet and piano, interspersed with beloved classics by Brahms and Debussy. 

 The Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and has premiered over 20 new works dedicated to, or written by, the trio.

 “Some of the most exhilarating playing I’ve heard in years.” (Paul Schoenfeld, American Composer and Faculty at University of Michigan)

 Tickets for this event are $25 at the door or $20 online at Tickets for seniors are $20 at the door or $15 online and for students are $5. 

 Essentrics Fall Session Is Underway

Essentrics new transEssentrics is a full-body stretch program that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens muscles and is suitable for both women and men of all fitness levels. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please click here for details and the complete schedule.

<-->Humanist Discussion Group - Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. The next meeting of the UUFSB Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will be discussing Working in the Gig Economy. For the growing number of the "no longer employable," the Gig Economy may be their only alternative. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. For a description of the Gig Economy, click here. All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more about the Humanist Discussion Group, click here.