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bullet District Calendar
bullet District-Sponsored Events
bullet Events Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group (CERG) or Districts in CERG CERG comprises the Joseph Priestley, Ohio-Meadville, Saint Lawrence, and Metro NY districts.
bullet Webinars Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group
bullet Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
bullet Summary of Events for Youth For more information regarding all youth events, visit www.metroyac.org.
bullet You may also want to visit the District calendar or the District Young Adults calendar.
bullet List of UU Summer Camps Near Metro New York - 2013.
 

District-Sponsored Events

 
Junior High Retreat
September 12-13, 2015
Camp Herrlich, Patterson NY
For a flyer, click here
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For registration, click here.
For Waiting List, click here.
 
Caring for the Dying and the People Who Love Them
October 3, 2015
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, East Setauket NY
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
 
Central East Regional Youth CON
October 9-12, 2015
UU Congregation of Frederick, Frederick, MD
For more information, click here.
To register, click here.
Registration Deadline:  September 4, 2015
If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the co-chairs and we can help you out:
Andrea Briscoe (JPD) -
Hannah Rigdon (MNY) -
Eliza Steffen (OMD) -
Lars Dahl (SLD) -
 
Defying Gravity
November 14, 2015
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
More information to come
 
Metro NY Annual Meeting
May 6-7, 2016
Hyatt Morristown, Morristown NJ
More information to come
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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Leadership Day - September 12, 2015 - Columbus, OH
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Wilmington DE Healthy Congregations Training - Series Starts September 12, 2015
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Pennsylvania Universalist Convention Fall Meeting - October 2-4, 2015
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Draw the Circle Wide Leadership Day - October 3, 2015, Syracuse, NY
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Teacher Development Renaissance Module - October 4-6, 2015 - Alexandria, VA
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CER Regional Youth Con - October 9-12, 2015
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Our Whole Lives Elementary Teacher Training - October 9-11, 2015
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Building Our Capacity for Authentic Diversity - October 17, 2015
bullet LREDA Fall Conference - October 22-25, 2015
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Renewing the Family Sized Church ~ November 21, 2015, East Aurora, NY
   
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Click here for more information about the Central East Regional Group (CERG).
 
Summary of Events for Youth
 
You may also want to visit the MetroYouth website: www.metroyac.org
What When Where
YAC Retreat (members only) September 5-6, 2015 Murray Grove Retreat Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Junior Youth Retreat September 12-13, 2015 Camp Herrlich, Patterson, NY
Evening cluster event- NYC and LI congregations September 25, 2015 UU Fellowship of Huntington, NY
Cluster Event - UU Danbury, UU White Plains, UU Westport September 26, 2015 Unitarian Church in Westport, CT
YAC Meeting October 3-4, 2015 Location - tba
CERG Regional CON (limited registration) October 9-12, 2015 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Frederick, MD
CONdike Bar - Social Con October 23-25, 2015 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
YAC Meeting October 31, 2015 Location - tba
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 14, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
Fundamentals Training of Trainers November 13-15,2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
CHAPPY – Chaplain workshop November 20-22, 2015 UU Fellowship of Huntington, NY
Be the Change Workshop December 4-6, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Fundamentals Training January 8-10,2016 Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, NJ
Social Justice Community Working Con January 16-18, 2016 All Souls Church, NYC
YAC Meeting January 30, 2016 Location - tba
Cluster Con Weekends February, 2016 ALL OVER!
Evening cluster event February 6, 2016 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
Evening cluster event February 6, 2016 First Unitarian Society of Westchester
Hastings, NY
CERG non con meeting February 13-14. 2016 Location - tba
Social Con February 26-28, 201 Unitarian Church in Westport, CT
YAC Meeting March 12, 2016 Location - tba
Junior Youth Con March 19-20, 2016 Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation White Plains, NY
Social Con April 1-3, 2016 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
UU-UNO Spring Seminar April 9-10, 2016 NYC
Metro NY Annual Meeting May 6-7, 2016 Morristown, NJ
YAC Meeting May 23-24, 2016 Location - tba
General Assembly June 22-26, 2016 Columbus, Ohio
     

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
   
bullet September 11, 2015 - GARDEN STAGE PRESENTS GLEN ROETHEL AND MATT NAKOA IN CONCERT -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
   
bullet September 12, 2015 - "METAMORPHOSIS"  -
sponsored by The South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation
   
bullet September 19, 2015 - WRITE YOUR OWN WONDERFUL STORY -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
   
bullet October 3 & 4, 2015 - INTERACTIVE PEACEBUILDING WORKSHOP AND SUNDAY SERVICE -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
   

 
Garden Stage Presents Glen Roethel and Matt Nakoa in Concert
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY
 
September 11, 2015 - 8:30 pm
open mic at 7:30 pm
 
Glen Roethel - Somewhere between Folk and Rock, classic and modern, pop and abstract there walks a very fine award-winning singer-songwriter named Glen Roethel. His powerful baritone-tenor voice recalls the more playful melodies of his favorite, Cat Stevens. When he plays it can be hard to tell where his arm ends and the guitar begins, so blink and you might miss something good. But don't worry, he knows why you are really there – to have a great time.
 
Born in San Diego, Glen grew up in New York, developing his easy rapport with audiences right here in and around the Big Apple. He's a real crowd pleaser, and having learned from the best music of our era he's attracting fans of artists as diverse as John Gorka and the Righteous Brothers; Joni Mitchell and Judi Collins; Jason Mraz and John Denver; the Black Eyed Peas and the Beatles.
 
He's a Posi artist, a favorite teacher at SummerSongs, and a bringer of sing-along excitement. Check out his 4 solo CDs, or one of many compilation discs (and CDs by other fine artists like Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Mara Levine and others) which feature his performances.
 
For more about Glen Roethel, click here.
 
Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Central New York and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a concert pianist, he won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. There Matt worked alongside a who’s who of soon-to-be industry darlings, including Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding. After school, Matt wrote and toured with his Berklee-bred band, The Fens. His first solo release, 2012’s Light In The Dark, was received by fans as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece while Matt’s latest studio album, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a mainly acoustic palette. This acoustic avenue has led to steady folk radio airplay and performances with veteran songsmiths Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and Tom Rush. An engaging performer, Matt tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India. Matt is a 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist. Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM, and on Disney.com.
 
For more about Matt Nakoa, click here.
 
Tickets $20 with advance reservation/$22 at the door
 
For reservations and information contact -calendar@uuccn.org
 
Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau and is a fundraiser for the congregation.
 
For more about Garden Stage, click here.
 
Visit Garden Stage on Facebook.
 

 
Metamorphosis
sponsored by The South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation
228 South Ocean Ave, Freeport NY
 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
 
The South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation (SNUUC) will share in a congregation-wide central theme: “A Year of Metamorphosis” for the 2015-16 congregation year. Metamorphosis, defined as “the changing from one form to another,” will be used as a metaphor as the congregation transforms from where it is now to what it will be in the future.
 
Each month, the theme will change to support the larger metamorphosis idea. October will explore “promise/growth/ renewal.” December will concentrate on “awe and praise” while April will focus on “awakening.” The year will culminate in June with “freedom and celebration” as the congregation rejoices and releases butterflies into the community.
 
All worship services, religious education, choir music, artwork and meditation will revolve around these monthly themes.
 
“We’re excited to explore metamorphosis with a ‘whole congregation’ approach to programming,” said Laurie Stuart, transition minister, “And we’re inviting the community – families and individuals -- to join us for this joy-filled exploration in our changing world.’ she said.
 
All are invited to join SNUUC for an opening potluck at 5:00 pm on September 12 at 228 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. The first worship service of the season is scheduled for September 13 at 10:30 am with coffee hour to follow. For more information, contact -minister@snuuc.org or visit snuuc.org.
 
About the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation:
SNUUC embraces diversity and welcomes people of all ages, races and orientations. At SNUUC, members nurture their spirit and strive toward social awareness. Services and religious education are every Sunday morning at 10:30 at 228 S. Ocean Avenue in Freeport. (516) 623-1204. Visit www.snuuc.org for more information.
 
For a flyer, click here. .
 

 

Write Your Own Wonderful Story

sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY
 

September 19, 2015 - 9:30 am-4:30 pm

 
A One-Day Writing Workshop
With Thomas Boyd - writer-consultant, active blogger and web contributor, writing teacher and coach
 
This is a workshop to help you write personal narrative based on the most durable and universal theme - seeing yourself as the hero of your own story. There are episodes in every life, including yours, when you travel the road of the “hero’s journey.” Mythologist Joseph Campbell has written about it. Popular fiction has borrowed it for novels and short stories. Hollywood has built blockbusters on it. But you have lived it, and now you will write about it.
 
The hero’s journey describes a time in your life when something changed. You took a risk, entered an unknown world, struggled with something or someone, won a victory, claimed your prize, and were transformed by the experience: at work, in relationships, in matters of health, or family, or any big event in the style or substance of your life. In this workshop, you’ll write about one of those moments.
 
You’ll be doing different kinds of writing: free- writing, short exercises, first or third person, games, journalistic narrative, perhaps some poetry. You’ll be given a lot of “prompts,” suggestions and triggers to help start the flow. And at the end of the session you’ll have a draft of a story that you might want to pursue!
 
The day-long writing workshop is $45 Bring your own lunch
 
For registration, contact Joanne Melosh Dezego -jsbeach@verizon.net or 516-432-3099
 
Checks can be made payable to UUCCN
 
For more information and a flyer, click here .
 

 
Interactive Peacebuilding Workshop and Sunday Service
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
109 Browns Road, Huntington NY
 
October 3, 2015 - Workshop - World Politics in the Twenty-first Century – Is Peace Possible? - 1:30-4:30 pm
October 4, 2015 - Sunday Service - The Paradoxical Role of the United Nations - 10:30 am
 
On Saturday, October 3, from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, an interactive workshop, World Politics in the Twenty-first Century – Is Peace Possible?, will be presented by Dr. Ann Kelleher, an author and senior researcher and educator for The Junction, a peace organization in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The workshop addresses these issues, including the mix of long-term trends and chronic issues impacting specific world regions, among them the legacies of colonialism, including arbitrarily drawing state borders without regard for local identities or interests; declining quality of life and standards of living; autocratic rule often accompanied by cronyism and denial of human rights; and an erosion of the natural environment's capacity.
 
“A common perception at the end of the Cold War assumed that a `new world order’ would ensue, allowing a peaceful engagement among world powers,” says Dr. Kelleher. “Yet while world large-scale interstate wars have diminished, intrastate wars have escalated to the point where we now talk about failing and failed states. So what happened to the hope for a more peaceful world?”
 
The workshop, part of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington’s new Global Perspective Event Series, will offer a local approach to learning about global issues.
 
“Focusing on how people in a specific location and circumstances experience the effects of worldwide trends and related issues can provide an effective way to learn about why international events happen,” says Dr. Kelleher. “Such an approach also can broaden our perspective on the global issues we all face.”
 
At the 10:30 worship service on October 4, Dr. Kelleher will speak about The Paradoxical Role of the United Nations. “The UN is a group of sovereign states. It cannot be looked to as a policy-making body,” she says. “It is, however, a moral body at its base, so it must keep presenting itself as a force for peace in the world.”
 
Pre-registration for the workshop can be made to the office either by phone - 631-427-9547-  or email -info@uufh.org. There’s a $10 suggested donation at the door. Refreshments will be served. This event is made possible by the generous bequest of long-time UUFH member Johanna Van Roy in living memory of her son Peter. For more information, please contact Liza Burby at 631-673-4082.
 
Services and Religious Education are held each Sunday at 10:30 am at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Road. For more information, visit www.uufh.org or call 631-427-9547.
 
For more information on the workshop, the Sunday Service, and Dr. Ann Kelleher, click here .
 
For a flyer, click here .
 

Guided by our living faith, the Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York exists to be a source of connection and transformation for our congregations and our larger world.