Based on recommendations from our Pandemic Response Team, the Fellowship is open for worship services in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Services are also being live streamed over YouTube. Please click here to read the latest from the PRT. NOTE: COVID PROTOCOLS UPDATED ON MARCH 9, 2023.
Mar. 26, 2023 - "Hope in Corporate Renewal: How Working Together Helps Us Build Upon One Another" - Pastor Madelyn Campbell
Is it enough to be Spiritual But Not Religious, or are we able to create something more when we're in religious community together? Why do we gather?
Click here to view the recording of the Mar. 19 service.
Visit our Service Archives for links to recordings of all UUFSB past online services.
Click here to read about upcoming services.
Click here for more information including COVID protocols for adults and RE program.
Weekly Events and Special Announcements – Mar. 26-Apr. 2
Click here to see this week's events and special announcements, including the weekly calendar, service attendance, pledge status, and share-the-plate news.
Pledge Payments/Share the Plate
Dear Friends, With in-person attendance at services still limited, we ask you to continue to support our mission, and to support the community through our Share-the-Plate program. We ask our Members and Friends to continue to make pledge payments and plate offerings by mailing a check to UUFSB, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket, NY 11733; making your payments through a billpay service with your bank; or using the Paypal button below. Whatever method you use, please be sure to designate where you want your donation directed. For checks / bill pay, add the designation in the "Memo" line / "Add a Memo" field. Please consider using the "Make this a monthly donation" option. Thank you!
Upcoming Events / News
New Member Class Starts Sun., Mar. 26, Noon
Thinking of becoming a member of UUFSB? Are you a newcomer wanting to learn more about Unitarian Universalism? Come to the New Member Class on Sunday, Mar, 26, at noon. For more information, contact Pastor Madelyn at g.
Bible Study Starts Sun., Apr. 2, Noon
Are there things about the Bible that you’ve wanted to ask? Things you want to know more about? Troubling passages that you’d like to wrestle with? Join Pastor Madelyn for Bible Study on Sundays at noon, beginning Apr. 2. We’ll look at what it says, what the context was for when it was written, and what meaning it can have for us now. Bring a Bible, use a Bible app (Pastor Madelyn likes BibleGateway) or borrow one from the Fellowship. Any translation will do. The more the merrier. This is open to anyone of any age who would like to participate.
Friday Book Group Discussion - Fri., Apr. 7 , 7:30 p.m.
The Fellowship Book Group meets via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. On Apr. 7, we will be discussing Artcurious by Jennnifer Dasal. Click here to read a review of the book.
Click here to receive the Zoom meeting invitations. Newcomers are always very welcome! Click here to read more about our book group and future selections.
Next Evening labyrinth Walk - Apr. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Come to our evening labyrinth walk on Apr. 11. Meditate and find peace and clarity. Listen to Charles Holdener play the American Indian flute. We walk in candle light on our beautiful indoor Petite Chartres labyrinth. Linda Mikell, certified labyrinth facilitator, will explain everything before the walk.
We also walk every Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Please email Linda if you're interested in attending either walk: .
Grounds & Sounds Café Presents James O'Malley - Fri., Apr. 14, 8:00 p.m.
Grounds & Sounds Café is pleased to welcome James O’Malley back to its stage on April 14! James has, throughout the years, graced the legendary stages of Gerde's Folk City, The World Café in Philadelphia, Carnegie Recital Hall, PostCrypt Cafe, Huntington Folk Festival, Stephen Talkhouse, Vail-Levitt Hall, The Bitter End, The Speakeasy, Outpost in the Burbs, The Cutting Room, Our Times Coffee House, Hard Luck Cafe, The Brokerage, Grounds & Sounds Café, NOOM, and various other venues. His songs have been played on radio stations in the area, around the country, and throughout the world. His song, The Writer Remains, was a 2016 top-10 staff pick of WFUV-FM radio. James currently has four CDs out, with a new one on the way!
James will be joined by special guests, The Mountain Maidens and 3 of Hearts. These fine musicians play with James on a few of his songs, and we are thrilled that they are able to join us for the show!
For advance tickets ($15) and for more information about our monthly coffeehouse, go to: groundsandsounds.org. Walk-ins welcome!
Supporting Ukraine Relief Efforts
The UU Service Committee recommends donations go to the following places:
- the Hungarian Unitarian Church - you can support directly (click here for details) in its effort to care for refugees
- the UUSC Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine Response (write for Ukraine on the memo line)
- the International Women’s Convocation’s Faithify Campaign.
Morning Meditation on Zoom - Weekdays at 7:30 a.m.
You are invited to join 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 Denise Stevenson at .
Alex Le at Le Petit Salon - Sun., Apr. 30, 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Alexandria Le is a long-time favorite of Le Petit Salon de Musique audiences. Alexandria’s solo piano performances have brought her to the world’s most illustrious stages, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the Salle Cortot in Paris, as well as the most intimate of venues, such as the French Embassy in New York City to the Hamptons’ Parrish Museum She returns to us for a solo concert on Apr. 30.
NOTE: If you purchased advanced tickets for the cancelled Mar. 19th Le Petit Salon concert, you should have received reimbursement through PayPal. If you haven't, please contact .
Proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism
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.)
People Talking About Unitarian Universalism
This video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to Unitarian Universalism.
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.
A Precarious Path: The Bold Experiment of the Fellowship Movement
Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith (Mark W. Harris)
History of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook by Edith Hull
Video of our 50th Anniversary
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.