We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We welcome Atheist, Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-Centered, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, or those who identify with other philosophical or religious traditions. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions.
Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities—and the world—a better place. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.
Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQIA justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All of who you are is sacred. All of who you are is welcome.
Sunday Services start at 10:30am, unless otherwise noted.
Sharing Personal Stories to Support Equity & Justice
Hendel Leiva and Eliana Fernandez speak on the importance of using one’s story to support the effort for equality and justice.
Stay after for a showing of Hendel’s film, From One Mistake, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm.
With the news that the Deferred Action (DACA) program was cancelled last week, Long Island immigration activists Hendel Leiva and Eliana Fernandez join us to premiere their new documentary, and speak to the importance of becoming engaged with the issues that affects more than 800,000 DACA recipients, and 11 million undocumented immigrants, who also live in our local communities.
From One Mistake is a first hand account from Hendel Leiva, about the factors that led him to target day laborers as a high school student, despite having an undocumented father, and the connection to the rise in today’s hate incidents in America. From One Mistake is a film about the journey to self-awareness, empowerment, and action, in today’s hostile political atmosphere.
(Runtime: 1 hr 7 min)
— Presented by UUGSB’s, Damon Governa, MDiv.
Unitarian Universalist tradition since the 1980’s, this ritual is enacted to symbolize our coming together as individuals to form a sacred community. Each person attending this service is encouraged to gather up, between now and Sept. 10th, a small amount of water that is from a source which holds some special significance for you. Water may be collected on a day special to you, gathered from places you might travel, or from the ocean, a favorite pond, your backyard pool, a garden hose, even your own kitchen sink!
Summer Schedule is in effect. During the Summer, we will not be holding Sunday Services.
“Youth and Civil Political Dialogue”
— Presented by guest speaker, Charles M. Fox, Jr..
Thoughts and strategies around engaging youth in political advocacy and civic duty and dialogue focused on building bridges between communities. Guest Speaker: Charles M. Fox, Jr., Mr. Fox has spent more than a decade in the youth development/non-profit field. Charles is the Senior Coordinator for Community Services for the Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.-Youth and Adolescent Services.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay
11 Collins Avenue, Sayville NY 11782