Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Introductory Session to World Peace Diet Study Group

Please join Susan Datri in an an Introductory Session to

World Peace Diet Study Group

Attend one session
Wednsday, April 25 • 6pm
Wednesday, May 2 • 6pm

The study is based on the book The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle Ph.D.An Amazon #1 bestseller, published in sixteen languages, some people call “the Bible of veganism”.

Where: 11 Collins Ave, Sayville.  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay (the former Sayville public library building) Parking: Free parking at church lot

Description: The World Peace Diet brings a message of the interrelatedness of all life. It teaches that going vegan is one of the most positive, uplifting and transformative actions any human being can make and it is a profound and effective questioning of the core violence of our culture, rooted in its’ animal-based food choices. Switching to a plant based diet for ethical reasons is the first step in a spiritual adventure and a path to peace and freedom.

Info: At the seven week World Peace Diet Study Group, we will read/review the entire book together. There will be bonus materials and presenters. Projected dates for the Study Group are the seven consecutive Wednesdays, from Wednesday, June 6th through Wednesday, July 18th, 2018.

Who should attend: Open to all interested in veganism, e.g. those who are vegan for a short time and want to strengthen themselves, longer term vegans who want to become better vegan advocates and everyone who wishes to learn, be inspired and enlightened by this masterful book.. Will Tuttle is a professional pianist, composer, teacher, a Dharma Master in the Zen Tradition, a former Zen Buddhist monk trained in Korea and an educator and lecturer on the World Peace Diet and veganism, nationally and internationally.

Bring:  Your copy of The World Peace Diet if you have one. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.

Cost:  $0–$5 per session sliding scale, according to ability to pay. (Contribution is for use of church building.) Pay at event.

Program Host/Facilitator:  Susan Datri LCSW-R is a Certified World Peace Diet Facilitator, certified by Will Tuttle Ph.D. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is a vegan of six years. Susan serves as a volunteer coach of the Long Island Vegan Living Program, is a member of Vegan Long Island, and a Board member of the South Country Peace Group.

Refreshments will be available.
Feel free to bring your own vegan snacks or vegan beverage.

Registration: Please Call 914-316-6301 or to RVSP.

Please advise If you would like to arrange a book for purchase (or Audio-book) through Susan.
Orders may need two weeks to be received.

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First Fridays: March 2—Games Night


All are welcome to join us this Friday, March 2nd, 7-9 pm for a family-friendly games night!

You’re invited: “Peace to all beings” Holiday Open House at UUGSB, Dec. 24

Dear UUGSB members and friends,

If you already have plans for Christmas Eve afternoon/evening, enjoy! But if a dogma-free, family-friendly Holiday Open House sounds like fun, please join us at UUGSB, 4 – 8pm. The plan is for merry & secular multigenerational activities, with animal-free food & drink. See schedule for details.

All welcome! To help me plan how much food to make, text/email me your RSVP by noon Saturday (including names/ages of attendees): 631-278-5108,

In the face of so much Grinchiness out there this holiday season, I am wishing for us all: reasons to feel gratitude and hope.

May peace prevail,

4:00 Doors open!
Socializing, games, skit preparations.
5:30 Laidback Skit #1 (for the very young!)
6:00 Dinner – Current plan is to serve up vegan chili, brown rice & green salad ($5 per adult), but this might change. You are also welcome to bring in your own food (thank you for bringing only vegan fare).
6:30 Laidback Skit #2 (ages 6-12)
7:30 Laidback Skit #3 (ages 13+)
7:45 Bonus Storytime: “Santa’s First Vegan Christmas”

What’s a Laidback Skit? It’s a participatory, no-pressure production—basically, a narrated Storytime with Players who help act it out. (No lines to memorize!) Age ranges above are mere suggestions, thus entirely flexible. The goal is to be inclusive and have fun.

Selected stories:
Skit #1: On the Day You Were Born
Skit #2: Mim’s Christmas Jam
Skit #3: A Christmas Carol
(Other proposals welcome.)

Jennifer Greene | | 631-278-5108
UUGSB Member

Holiday Mittens initiative!

With the holiday season upon us, UUGSB is once again helping to brighten the holiday’s for disadvantaged children in the community with our Holiday Mittens initiative! Please visit the Mittens Tree in the UUGSB lobby to adopt a child in need.

See the attached flyers for more information!   Deadline is Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 to bring in Unwrapped donations (we hope to have a family-oriented wrapping party to wrap presents).  So pick your mitten soon!

For more information, download our Flyers:
Rebecca Anderson
UUGSB Member
Social Worker
New HOUR for Women and Children—LI
PO Box 213
Brentwood, NY 11717
Office: 631.273.3300
Cell: 631.830.5820

Book Discussion Group

Fri., March 17, 6:30pm

Meets every 2 months at Aytaç Edwards’ house: Potluck dinner & discussion. Contact Aytaç Edwards, at (631) 828-8037, if interested. The address is 1 Lake Placid Ct., Coram. The book for the next meeting is A Tale Of Love And Darkness by Amos Oz.

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