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Humanist Discussion Group Meeting - Tues., Jan. 18, 7:00 p.m.

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The Humanist Discussion Group will meet next online at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 18. The topic is "Who are the people who want to Make America Great Again." We will consider the profile of those arrested for the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol. "University of Chicago professor Richard Pape, who has been studying the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, tells “Face the Nation” that the people participating in the attack were “mainstream” and not on the fringe."

Join Zoom Meeting: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/218927225
Meeting ID: 218 927 2259

Share Your Thoughts on What Community Means to You!

CommunityWe’ve been reflecting a lot about community and its changing shapes during the pandemic. At our Sunday service on Jan. 23, Rev. Emmie Arnold is going to share some of her reflections on what community means, and she wants to hear from you during our time together. If you would like to participate, please consider this question: What does it mean to be a community and to care for one another when we are profoundly tired and still experiencing the pain of a pandemic?

You are welcome to send your reflections to by the end of day, Thurs., Jan. 20. (As time allows, Rev. Arnold will also take reflections posted in the chat at the appropriate time in the service.)  

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Contact Linda Mikell (631 543 0337; ) to register or for more info about yoga or Essentrics or the spring semester of Tai Chi.

  • Kripalu Yoga on Zoom - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 6-Mar. 24
  • Essentrics live in the sanctuary - Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., Jan. 18-Apr. 12 
  • Essentrics on Zoom - Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., Jan. 20-Apr.14
  • Tai Chi lessons have been canceled until the spring semester in April. New schedule comes out in March and includes Tai Chi for Health (beginners and intermediate) as well as advanced forms. 
  • Drumming lessons on Zoom are still available with Tracy and Sharon. 5-lesson session on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Jan. 4- Feb. 8. Contact teacher Sharon Pataky at .

Note: All Labyrinth events are canceled for the rest of January.

Open to All UUs - "Aging Gracefully" on Zoom

NewThe UU Congregation at Bridgehampton is offering an information-full series of programs on Zoom regarding aging. Topics include making financial decisions, taking charge of your medical care, caring for aging parents, and nurturing relationships. They will be held on the following Sundays at 7:00 p.m.: Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 3, and May 22. Programs are open to all Unitarian Universalists. For further information and the Zoom links, go to www.uucsf.org or click here to view the flyer.

Caregiver Support Group — First and Third Thursdays of the Month on Zoom, 1:00-2:30 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?

The group is facilitated by the Rev Dr. Linda Anderson. If you are interested in being part of such a group, please contact Rev Linda at . The next meeting will be held on Thurs., Jan. 20.

Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.

lotus transYou are invited to join Rev. Linda Anderson and the Stony Brook Sangha in a Zoom morning meditation. On Mondays through Fridays, a number of us gather to meditate from 7:30-8:00 a.m. We start with a guided meditation and then finish in silence. It’s a great way to start the day. If you are interested in joining, please contact Linda at .

Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

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This is the proposed 8th Principle which is being talked about and voted on in congregations throughout the UUA. For more information, please go to the website www.8thprincipleuu.org or speak or write to one of the members of the 8th Principal Task Force (8PTF): Laura Lesch, Joan Rubinstein, Barbara Coley, June Cerveny, and Joanne Hammer
(Click here to read the current 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism.)