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bullet District Calendar
bullet District-Sponsored Events
bullet Cluster-Based Events - H-UULTI - The Hybrid/Online Unitarian Universalist Leadership Team Institute
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

 
The CONstume Party
October 31-November 2, 2014
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood NJ
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
For Day Pass registration, click here.
For the wait list, click here.
 
TOTALLY – Team Training on Leadership for Youth/Advisors
November 14-16, 2014
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
 
Ninth Annual Leadership Day: Defying Gravity
November 15, 2014
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
For a flyer, click here
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For Workshop Descriptions, click here
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To register, click here
 
Small Wonder: A Day of Learning and Sharing for Small Congregations
January 24, 2015 (Snow date February 7, 2015)
UU Congregation, Stamford CT
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
 
Being a Healing Presence: A Training in Pastoral Care Lay Ministry
April 11, 2015
UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt Kisco NY
Flyer and registration link will be posted in early February.
 
Cluster-Based Events
 
Healthy Leadership 101: In-Person Community of Practice for Spring 2015
Presented by the Long Island Leadership Institute
Session 1: Saturday, February 15, 2015
UU Fellowship at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY
Session 2: Saturday, March 21, 2015
South Nassau UU Congregation, Freeport NY
Session 3: Saturday, May 9, 2015
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
For a brochure, click here
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For a syllabus, click here.
To register for an online account to access course materials (free), click here.
To enroll ($60 fee covers lunch and materials. Click on the "Take this course" button at the bottom of the page,) click here.
For more information contact the H-UULTI Dean, Rev. Renee Ruchotzke -
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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JPD Racial Justice Conference - November 7-8, 2014
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Haiti Journey with UU College of Social Justice Opportunity - January 17-24, 2015
   
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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
Goldmine Youth Leadership School July 6-12, 2014 East Shore UU Church, Kirtland, OH
Goldmine Youth Leadership School August 17-23, 2014 Unitarian Church of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
YAC Retreat (members only) August 30-31, 2014 Murray Grove Retreat Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Junior Youth Retreat September 13-14, 2014 Camp Herrlich, Patterson, NY
YAC Meeting September 26-27, 2014 Central Unitarian Church, Paramus NJ
Youth Advisor Workshop September 27, 2014 Central Unitarian Church, Paramus NJ
UULMNJ Action Day September 27, 2014 Central Unitarian Church, Paramus NJ
Cluster Events Early October ALL OVER!
CERG Regional CON (limited registration) October 10-13, 2014 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, State College, PA
CONstume Party October 31-November 2, 2014 Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ
Team Leadership Training for Youth/Advisors November 14-16, 2014 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 15, 2014 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
YAC Meeting November 15-16, 2014 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
YAC Meeting January 10, 2015 Location tba
Social CON January 30-February 1, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Cluster Con Weekends February, 2015 ALL OVER!
Evening cluster event February 6, 2015 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
YAC Meeting March 7, 2015 Location tba
Junior Youth Con March 21-22, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
UU-UNO Spring Seminar April 8-11, 2015 NYC
Social CON April 17-19, 2015 Unitarian Church in Summit, Summit, NJ
Metro NY Annual Meeting May 1-2, 2015 Morristown, NJ
YAC Meeting May 23-24, 2015 Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, White Plains, NY
General Assembly June 24-28, 2015 Portland, OR

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
   
bullet November 7-9, 2014 - ANNUAL WEEKEND RENEWAL  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association of the New York Metropolitan District and The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet November 8, 2014 - COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: NURTURING OUR LIVES, RELATIONSHIPS, AND WORLD  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
   
bullet November 14 & 15, 2014 - "EARTH, NATURE AND SPIRIT" --- THE SAMSTONE LECTURE EVENT FEATURING STARHAWK  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
   
bullet November 21,  2014 - JOHN GORKA PERFORMING  -
sponsored by The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County
   
bullet November 22, 2014 - COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP SERIES: WORKSHOP 2 - NURTURING ONE ANOTHER -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet November 22, 2014 - HARVEST FAIR -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
   
bullet August 9-14, 2015 - SOPHIA FAHS RE CAMP  -
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
   

 
Annual Weekend Renewal
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Women’s Association of the New York Metropolitan District and
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
 

Location of event: St Josaphat’s Retreat House, 1 East Beach Drive, Glen Cove, NY

 

November 7-9, 2014

 
Spirits Rising
A Two-Part Workshop on Expression and Creativity
 
Jana Smith - “HELP! HOW DO I GET OFF THIS PLANET?”
Come play with all the unplayable bad news. Learn practical waysto cope with stress so we can begin to consider giving effective service. Promoting spiritual growth, problem solving, and relationship healing.
 
Jana Smith: LMSW, RDT, licensed social worker and registered drama therapist, has spent a lifetime in service to humanity, in mental health and children and family services largely in NYC. She received degrees from the U. of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work and the Institute for the Arts in Psychotherapy, NYC. Since retiring to Woodstock, she has developed and promoted, “Green Stories To The Rescue”, a community program to bring theatre into the Environmental Movement. After 30 years of improvisational theater with the Theater Within, studying with master teacher, primal therapist and director, Alec Rubin, her intention is to help us discover the theater within and without.
 
Reena Kondo - MANDALAS OF THE WORLD
Symbol of unity and wholeness, the circle has been of major importance in every culture, from the beginning of time. The mandala, the highest form of the unifying circle is used in magic and meditation around the world. Rediscover as your own the forms and symbols that we come across on this journey. They are the basic elements of creation, part of everything, and at the same time also the Whole. All materials are supplied.
 
Reena Kondo: is an artist who attended Rudolph Baranik’s Critique Class for several years at the Art Students’ League and has worked and exhibited in many art mediums but lately has been working primarily in paper collage; and is a member of Community Church of New York – UU, active in their Women’s Group and President of UU Women’s
 
Phyllis Keil DeMarinis, a Wholistic Health Practitioner, will guide us through various meditations. Through this awareness we bring the mind into the present moment, which allows for freedom, balance and innate peace.
 
Willow, an interfaith women's choir, under the direction of Farah Chandu, will entertain on Saturday night.
 
For more information and registration form, click here .
 

 
Compassionate Communication: Nurturing Our Lives, Relationships, and World
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ
 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30 am-3:00 pm
(please plan to arrive by 9:15 for coffee and light breakfast foods before we begin)
 
The Committee on Ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, in Titusville NJ, is pleased to announce that Reverend LoraKim Joyner will be presenting a Compassionate Communication workshop at the church.
 
Compassionate Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication, is a transformative practice that enriches our relationships with ourselves and others. This workshop will give an overview of Compassionate Communication and will discuss specific applications of the practice to a congregational/ organizational setting. Please consider joining us for this exciting opportunity!
 
Rev. Joyner is the Right Relations consultant for the UU Metro NY District, and is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication. She is a Unitarian Universalist minister as well as an avian veterinarian who works in Latin American conservation.

Registration: (please register by November 1, 2014)

Fee is $18.00 to cover costs (includes a catered vegetarian lunch).

For more information or to get a registration form, please email- COM@uucwc.org, or call Peter Rafle at 609-414-2991.

 
For more information and flyer, click here .
 

 
"Earth, Nature and Spirit" -- The Samstone Lecture Event featuring STARHAWK
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ
 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 900 am-2:00 pm
 
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00-8:30 pm - "Starhawk Tales"
8:30 pm - Book signing
 
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:00-11:00 am - The Samstone Lecture: "Taking Root: Grounding Spirit in the Earth"
11:00 am-12:00 pm - Lunch (included with preregistration)
12:00-2:00 pm - Breakout Sessions
 
Full registration (Friday and Saturday) -- $75
Friday evening only -- $35
Saturday only -- $50 (lunch included with preregistration)
Students (full registration with student ID) -- $25
 
To register, click here.
 
Registration deadline: November 5, 2014
 
For a flyer and more information, click here .
 

 
John Gorka Performing
sponsored by The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County
Old Stone Church, Rte 519 and Oak Summit Rd.
 
November 21, 2014 - 7:30 pm
 
Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse is a new contemporary folk music series at the Old Stone Church at Route 519 and Oak Summit Road in Kingwood Township, New Jersey. Sponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County. Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse spotlights nationally renowned musicians playing in a historic building with superior acoustics. The concert series will benefit organizations that promote social justice.
 
On Friday, November 21 at 7:30 pm, Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse presents John Gorka.
 
From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collector’s edition box featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Windham Hill also released a collection of John’s greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. In 2010, he also released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse. Getting high praise from critics and fans alike, it landed on the Billboard Folk Charts and was one of the most played albums on folk radio.
 
Come to Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse for the best music, the best coffee, the best atmosphere, the best Friday night experience, and a chance to make the world a little bit better place.
 
For tickets, go to hunterdonuu.org.
 

 

Compassionate Communication Workshop Series: 2 - Nurturing One Another

sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset NY
 

November 22, 2014, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

 
As Unitarian Universalists we covenant and affirm and promote, in our First Principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Living out this principle is difficult when our own needs are not met, but through practice we can develop and embody a consciousness of compassion during difficult times, including challenging conversations, complaints and conflict. We will begin by learning how to honor and connect to our own needs and judgments, or ourselves and others, so we can engage with others compassionately.

In this series of workshops we will gain practical tools on how to nurture relationships and live compassionately. We will do this by growing our ability to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all in thought, word and action. Through practice, experience and reflection these workshops will help us to reorient our lives towards our deepest values and hopes. We will learn how to nurture ourselves so that we may become a healing force and compassionate voice in our congregation and the world. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 80.
 
Workshops facilitated by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, UU Metro New York Right Relations Consultant.
 
Register with Sharyn Esposito in the office at 516-472-2960, or -sesposito@uucsr.org, or on line at www.uucsr.org in the Events Calendar.
 
Cost is $15 for congregational members, and $20 for nonmembers (includes breakfast and lunch).
 
This workshop is open to members of the general public as well.
 
For a flyer, click here .
 

 
Harvest Fair
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY
 
Saturday, Novemember 22, 2014 - 100:00 am-4:00 pm
 
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau holds its Harvest Fair on Saturday, November 22, just in time to get delicious homemade pies and breads for Thanksgiving.
 
Holiday Items, Collectables, Silent Auction, Baked Goods, Book Room, Gourmet Lunch, Raffles.
 
Admission is free and hours are 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
 
 
Sophia Fahs RE Camp
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
 
August 9-14, 2015
 
Location: Camp Quinipet on the western shoreline at Jennings Point of Shelter Island.
 
For directions, 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.