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  • October 22  Ploughing the Ground of Our Being 
  • Speaker: Shari Halliday-Quan—Shari Halliday-Quan is a third-year M.Div. student at Union Theological Seminary and candidate for UU ministry. She currently serves on staff at First Unitarian in Brooklyn and is considering a calling to our nation’s largest young adult ministry–military chaplaincy. She and her wife Elisabeth share their home with a 17-pound cat named Hildegard von Harlem and more houseplants than is reasonable.
  • Worship Associate: Stephen “Tuna” Flores
  • Musician: Steven Skoldberg
  • Unitarian Universalism, as well as the mission statement of this congregation, calls us to act against exclusion, oppression, and violence. We pride ourselves on being a progressive faith in pursuit of justice, and yet as people who live in the world, we are not immune to the social and cultural forces that shape us. What if white supremacy lives not only in Charlottesville and the dark corners of the Internet, but also in our own institutions and communities? How, then, do we work for justice? How do we get free?
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  • October 29 Reflections on Hospitality
  • Speaker: Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
  • Musician: Nancy Remkus
  • This week, members and friends share their reflections on hospitality — as individuals and as a community. We also honor those members of our community who have passed away.

     

 Events

  • Wednesdays October 18,  6pm
  • Women of the Spirit
  • Interested in knowing more about powerful spiritual women throughout history? Join with multifaith East End clergy for this weekly exploration of spiritual women: women in the Bible and beyond. Each session includes some introductory information about the figure of the week, followed by discussion.9/27; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25; 11/8; 11/15
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  • Discussion Leaders: Rev. Karen Campbell, Christ Episcopal Church; Rev Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church of Southampton; Edna Trunzo Interfaith Minister; Rev. Eda Lorello, Roman Catholic WomanPriest; Rev. Nancy Remkus-interfaith/interspiritual minister; Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation the South Fork
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  • Wednesdays October 25,  6pm
  • Women of the Spirit
  • Interested in knowing more about powerful spiritual women throughout history? Join with multifaith East End clergy for this weekly exploration of spiritual women: women in the Bible and beyond. Each session includes some introductory information about the figure of the week, followed by discussion.9/27; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25; 11/8; 11/15
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  • Discussion Leaders: Rev. Karen Campbell, Christ Episcopal Church; Rev Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church of Southampton; Edna Trunzo Interfaith Minister; Rev. Eda Lorello, Roman Catholic WomanPriest; Rev. Nancy Remkus-interfaith/interspiritual minister; Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation the South Fork
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  • Saturday, October 28
  • Circle Dinners
  • Circle Dinners are returning: Saturday October 28. If you are interested in attending or hosting a circle dinner, please contact Jeanne Wisner jkwisner@optonline.net  (516) 383-0415
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  • Sunday, October 29, Noon
  • The Wisdom Path
  • Join us for this exploration of money and spirituality. Together, we will explore the ways in which money connects us with others, including issues of classism and economic justice as well as money issues in congregational life, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. 90 minute sessions include such topics as personal and cultural money stories, economic justice, classism, and the impact of our financial decision making on our ability to live lives of meaning and purpose.
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  • As a congregations, families, and individuals, we will learn to speak openly about a subject that is often fraught with unstated presumptions and unacknowledged tensions and foster the creation of spiritually healthy approaches to money, generosity, economic justice, investment, and stewardship
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  • Money and Society
  • Participants explore the ways in which money connects us with others, including issues of classism and economic justice as well as money issues in congregational life.
  • October 29, 2017; 4: The Many Meanings of Money
  • November 12, 2017; 5: Money and Society  RESCHEDULED from 11/5
  • November 19, 2017; 6: A Network of Mutuality
  • December 3, 2017; 7: Imagining a Transformed World
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  • Money, Spirit, and Life
  • Participants delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being.
  • January 7, 2018; 8: Faithful Earning
  • January 14, 2018; 9: Faithful Spending
  • January 28, 2018; 10: Faithful Giving
  • February 4, 2018; 11: Faithful Investing
  • February 18, 2018; 12: Spiritual Practices in a Material World   RESCHEDULED from 2/11
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  • Saturday, November 4  1– 4pm
  • SoulCollage®: Discover Your Wisdom, Change Your World
  • With Jeanne Marie Merkel
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork
  • SoulCollage® is a fun process of making a set of collaged cards that represent the many parts of yourself, your community, and the archetypes that inspire you.  Working with the cards, you learn to access your own inherent wisdom and guidance. This wonderful technique was developed by Seena Frost as described in her book “SoulCollage® Evolving”.  Jeanne was trained as a SoulCollage® facilitator by Seena in 2006, and has assisted in the training of over 250 facilitators.
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  • No art experience is needed!  Just come with a desire to play and let your intuition guide you.  All materials will be provided, but please bring scissors (one large and one for fine cutting)  If you have special images or photos you’d like to use, or any magazines you’d like to donate, you are welcome to bring them.
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  • Cost: $15
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  • Pre-Registration required by October 27th, so that supplies can be ordered.  Please email Jeanne at jeannemariemerkel@gmail.com to register.  Any questions feel free to call: 631-298-8604.
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  • Wednesdays November 9, 6pm
  • Women of the Spirit
  • Interested in knowing more about powerful spiritual women throughout history? Join with multifaith East End clergy for this weekly exploration of spiritual women: women in the Bible and beyond. Each session includes some introductory information about the figure of the week, followed by discussion.9/27; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25; 11/8; 11/15
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  • Discussion Leaders: Rev. Karen Campbell, Christ Episcopal Church; Rev Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church of Southampton; Edna Trunzo Interfaith Minister; Rev. Eda Lorello, Roman Catholic WomanPriest; Rev. Nancy Remkus-interfaith/interspiritual minister; Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation the South Fork
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  • Sunday, November 12, 12pm
  • Qi Gong
  • Tune in to your essential being and open to your true strengths. These deep invigorating movements and self massages from classical Chinese tradition are easy to learn and enhance energy and personal balance.  Join us!
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  • Wednesdays November 15,  6pm
  • Women of the Spirit
  •  Interested in knowing more about powerful spiritual women throughout history? Join with multifaith East End clergy for this weekly exploration of spiritual women: women in the Bible and beyond. Each session includes some introductory information about the figure of the week, followed by discussion.9/27; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25; 11/8; 11/15
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  • Discussion Leaders: Rev. Karen Campbell, Christ Episcopal Church; Rev Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church of Southampton; Edna Trunzo Interfaith Minister; Rev. Eda Lorello, Roman Catholic WomanPriest; Rev. Nancy Remkus-interfaith/interspiritual minister; Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation the South Fork
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  • Saturday, November 18, 4pm
  • Junk Science vs. Real Science: How Can We Tell the Difference?
  • A Panel Discussion and Conversation
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  • Have you ever wondered how an ordinary citizen who is untrained in science and whose mathematics doesn’t go beyond high school can possibly make informed judgments about claims by people who present themselves as experts? After all, even the experts often don’t agree.
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  • Let’s face it. We’re all biased by the opinions of our friends and our tendency to believe those who tell us what we want to hear. That’s just human nature.
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  • This is especially the case when science bears on issues of political or religious importance, where we have spent much of our lives forming and then justifying opinions and unconsciously choosing as friends those who think as we do.
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  • There’s no easy answer to this conundrum, but there are strategies by which we can mindfully avoid being taken in, not just by deliberate liars, but even more insidiously by sincere advocates of false ideas in which they happen to believe. 
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  • A major cause of mistaken perceptions of scientific ideas is lack of clarity about what science is. Many people think science simply accumulates facts. This leads to consternation when science seems to change its mind. Biologist Stuart Lowrie will help us understand how science really works.
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  • Engineer Edson “Tip” Brolin will then provide some examples of junk science. He’ll illustrate the strategies by which purveyors of ideas that are either simply false or at best unproven will use scientific-sounding speech to lull us into uncritical agreement.
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  • Finally, physicist John Andrews will discuss some of the ways that liars manipulate statistics to stand truth on its head. “Beware of misused averages, misleading charts, and cherry-picked data,” he says.
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  • Each panelist will limit his presentation to 15 minutes, following which there will be a discussion with members of the audience. Light refreshments will be served. 
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