312 FILLMORE STREET, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301 PHONE: 718-447-2204
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Sunday Services at the UCSI will resume on September 8, 2019. In keeping with our long-standing tradition, Sunday Services are suspended during the summer months. Instead, we present a Summer Sunday Series of activities. See schedule below.
NOAA Photo: Superstorm Sandy strikes US East Coast
Special Event: Monday, August 26, 2019 • 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate Crisis and Staten Island:What Can We Do?
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments. Free Admission.
Join Staten Island Women Who March (SIWWM) and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island (UCSI) as we welcome Dr. Adam Sobel, along with members of the Sunrise Movement, for a discussion on Climate Change, its impacts on Staten Island, the Green New Deal and how we can encourage our neighbors and elected officials to fight for a future with us!
Dr. Adam Sobel is an atmospheric scientist and professor at Columbia University where he directs the Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. His first book, Storm Surge, explores Hurricane Sandy’s relationship to climate change. https://adamsobel.org/about/
Sunrise Movement is an army of young people forming to stop climate change and creating millions of jobs in the process. https://www.sunrisemovement.org/
At: The Unitarian Church of Staten Island Fellowship Hall
312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, One block from the East Gate of Snug Harbor
OUR SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019 • 10:30 am
A Visit to the Reformed Church of Prince Bay
With Rev. Karen Jackson in the pulpit
The Reformed Church of Prince Bay is always reforming, according to Reverend Karen Jackson. It also strives to be the Church that Never Closes, “Because God’s House should always be open to all who knock…because not everyone has someone waiting for them at home…because not everyone has a home.”
Reverend Jackson has invited our congregation to join her and her congregation at this unique Protestant Church where all people are truly welcome. The interfaith and intergenerational Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 and is followed by lunch at noon.
The Reformed Church is located at 239 Seguine Avenue, Staten Island, 10309, at the corner of Amboy Road.
August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am
Religious Exploration Open House
Hosted by Members of the Religious Education and Membership Committees
If you are looking for a caring community in which your children can learn about values and respect for the dignity and worth of each person, and if you want to expose your child to non-dogmatic exploration of the beliefs of a variety of world religions, please join us on August 25th to learn about what we can offer your family!
There will be refreshments and the opportunity to meet the parents, kids and volunteers that make our program possible. They will tell you about some of the lessons we teach, and why we care about holistic faith exploration.
Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St, Staten Island, one block from the East Gate of Snug Harbor.
Sunday, August 18, 2019 • 10:00 am - RESCHEDULED FROM Sunday, July 21, 2019
Meet at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal for the 10:00 am boat
Exhibition: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
at the Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street
World-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. For decades, he tenaciously supplied the world with melancholy and urgent observations on the state of the human heart, in songs such as “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire,” and “Hallelujah.”
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything is the first exhibition entirely devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montréal, Canada. The exhibition includes commissioned works by a range of international artists who have been inspired by Cohen’s style and recurring themes in his work; a video projection showcasing Cohen’s own drawings; and an innovative multimedia gallery where visitors can hear Cohen’s songs and view clips and photos that cover the entire range of his career.
Meet at the Staten Island ferry for group travel to the Jewish Museum. Doors open at 10:00 am. General Admission: Adults: $18, Seniors (65 and up) $12, Students $8.
RECENT SUNDAY SERVICES 2019
Sunday, June 9 • 10:45 am
Oh the Places We'll Go
With Reverend Emily DeTar Birt
Looking at a year in review, we have come so far. And we have continued dreaming and moving towards those dreams. Let us recount all the places we have gone this year, all the ways we have grown, and look towards all the places we will go.
Sunday, June 2 • 10:45 am
The Many As One: Flower Communion
With Reverend Emily DeTar Birt
We are such a strong community, in part because of the great diversity there is among us. Look around and see how each of our differences, each of our voices, each of our presence, helps our garden grow. We are ready to flourish, but only if we have each other.
Get/Stay Connected UCSI Women's Group
Have you felt that you want to get to know the women attending our church better? We have.
Have you felt that there just isn’t enough time at Hospitality to talk about all you want to? We have.
Are there women interested in coming to our church but for one reason or another can’t make it on a Sunday? Well, here is an opportunity to come, hang out and develop a Women’s Group here at the Unitarian Church of SI.
The very first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. We can talk about how we would like it to move forward. We can decide when and where to meet and what we would like to accomplish or if we want to accomplish anything more that an opportunity to socialize. For the first meeting just bring yourself, we will provide some drinks and tidbits to munch on.