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.
Damon Governa, MDiv
— Topic to be Announced. Damon, UUGSB’s ministerial leader, is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and holds undergraduate degrees in comparative religion and psychology. With a passion for raising public awareness of Unitarian Universalism, Damon appreciates the opportunity to “reclaim” religious texts, interpreting them from a UU perspective.
After Service, we will be holding our Annual Corporate Meeting.
For those of you not familiar with this UUGSB tradition, we encourage everyone to bring a favorite poem (or two) to share. In the past our poems have included childhood favorites, love poems, haiku, and more. Have you written your own poem? We’d love to hear it! Too shy to read your favorite poem? No problem! We will have volunteer readers at the ready. Child participation is warmly encouraged.
“Identity Crisis”, part I
Presented by UUGSB’s Damon Governa, MDiv. Damon is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and holds undergraduate degrees in comparative religion and psychology. With a passion for raising public awareness of Unitarian Universalism, Damon appreciates the opportunity to “reclaim” religious texts, interpreting them from a UU perspective.
“Nurturing, the UU Way”
Presented by UUGSB’s Sunday Service Committee. Mother’s Day is a day in which we acknowledge with gratitude the people who have nurtured us. Who do you nurture? Who nurtures you? Today we will explore the ways in which our denomination, congregation, and members nurture our society in an effort to create a world in which the inherent worth and dignity of every person is honored.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay
11 Collins Avenue, Sayville NY 11782