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Sunday Services at the UCSI, in keeping with our long-standing tradition, are suspended during the summer months.
Instead, we present a Summer Sunday Series of activities that may include forums, visits to other faith communities, museum trips or volunteer opportunities. We will be posting more detailed information about the series here and on our Facebook page, which you can access from the homepage of our website by clicking on the little Facebook icon on the upper right corner.
The Series will begin on Sunday, July 7 with a trip to Richmond Terrace Therapeutic Gardens as we join our Earth Day speaker, Sarah Blas, in learning about how she started the garden. Come join in the community spirit, and help plant, water, and garden at the Therapeutic Gardens.
OUR SUMMER SUNDAY SERIES 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Meet at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal for the 9:00 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.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 • 11:00 am
"The Power of We": Report from GA
with UCSI Board of Trustees Member Maureen Curran and Delegates Susan Flynn and Mike Stein
In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith demand from us? At this year’s General Assembly we explored the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. Attendees left inspired, with the tools needed to carry on the work into their own congregations and communities. Join us we hear what our members and delegates took away from this assembly of Unitarian Universalist congregations from all over the world, and how we may integrate the best UU practices into our own congregational work.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 • 11:00 am
Gardening at Richmond Terrace
We are honored to partner with our Earth Day speaker, Sarah Blas, at the Richmond Terrace Therapeutic Gardens. Come join in the community spirit and help plant, water and work the garden. There will be a tour and discussion of the project's mission before gardening begins. Participants are asked to bring a shovel and/or trowel, if possible and gardening gloves if desired. The Garden is in need of shade-loving perennial plants, but this would be an entirely optional additional offering. Time in the shade, water/drinks and light snack will be provided. We'll meet at Gerardi's Farmers Market and Nursery, 561 Richmond Terrace, after parking on the street nearby, and go to the garden at 456 Richmond Terrace together at 11 am. For questions contact Sarah Dolinar at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.