312 FILLMORE STREET, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301 PHONE: 718-447-2204
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Sunday, February 2, 2020 • 10:45 am
Do We have a Race Problem?
Public historian and professional genealogist, Debbie-Ann Paige, will lead our Black History Month Service with a focus on racism on Staten Island. She will view this history, past and present, through the lens of the Fourth UU Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Debbie-Ann specializes in local African American history. She is co-president of the Richard B. Dickenson Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS). She has worked on numerous local history projects and has appeared as a historical interpreter in several independent documentaries.
She is a friend of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, and has led a series of book discussions on racism and race relations with the UCSI Black Lives Matter Committee.
Sunday January 26, 2020 10:45
Hold Your Beliefs with Integrity: James Luther Adams Speaks
With Rev. Emily DeTar Birt in the pulpit
James Luther Adams, or JLA, was one of the leading Unitarian Universalist theologians and ethicists of the 20th century. He named the importance of a free faith. In the face of the end of World War II, he spoke to the struggle of how to be a relevant faithful movement for change. As a professor social ethics, Adams became an analyst of voluntary associations and their essential role in creating, sustaining, and renewing democratic societies. A life-long activist, he saw participation in associations bent on social reform as a mark of authentic faith.
Respecting the associational dimension of human existence, we may say by their groups you shall know them. It is through group participation that sensitivity and commitment to values are given institutional expression. It is through groups that social power is organized. It is through groups that community needs are brought to the focus that affects public policy. It is through groups that the cultural atmosphere of a community and a nation is created.
His words continue to inspire us today, alluding to what it means to hold integrity for ourselves and others in our beliefs.
Get/Stay Connected with the 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 with a Women’s Group here at the Unitarian Church of SI.
The next Women’s Gathering, in January, time and place to be announced.
Through the monthly meetings of the Women's Group we look forward to getting to know one another better than we can in church services and hospitiality hour. This month's moderator and will be guiding us through a series of sharing exercises to help us learn more about each other and build connection. We hope to see you there.
Religious Exploration Classes
Religious Exploration Classes with our Religious Exploration Committee and Volunteers
This year our curriculum is shaped by stories that reflect our congregation's worship theme, and are designed for kids of multiple ages.
Throughout the year, Religious Exploration classes will be held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
THE CHURCH IS LOCATED 1 BLOCK FROM SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER, ON THE NORTH SHORE OF STATEN ISLAND. A 15 MINUTE BUS/TAXI RIDE FROM THE SI FERRY TERMINAL IN ST. GEORGE.
BY TAXI: Drive to 312 FILLMORE ST, corner of CLINTON AVE—a 10 minute drive from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
BY BUS: From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, take the S40 BUS towards GOETHALS RD via RICHMOND TERRACE. Get off at corner of CLINTON AVE and RICHMOND TERRACE. Walk one block to 312 FILLMORE ST.
BY CAR: From the VERRAZANO BRIDGE, OUTERBRIDGE or GOETHALS BRIDGE, take the CLOVE ROAD EXIT on RT278. Turn onto Clove Road going toward and crossing VICTORY BLVD. Continue on CLOVE ROAD until you can make a RIGHT on BARD AVE and continue to RICHMOND TERRACE. Turn RIGHT on Richmond Terrace and proceed 4 BLOCKS to CLINTON AVE. TURN RIGHT onto CLINTON AVE and proceed 1 block to FILLMORE ST.
From the BAYONNE BRIDGE, take the first exit (EXIT 13) onto MORNINGSTAR RD. Turn right onto MORNINGSTAR and continue until the road ends at RICHMOND TERRACE. Turn right, going under the overpass, and continue on RICHMOND TERRACE for about 10 minutes, until you reach CLINTON AVE. Turn RIGHT onto CLINTON AVE. Go 1 block to FILLMORE ST. There is ample (and free) street parking.