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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

 
Colleague Conversations
October 29, 2014
Community Church of New York UU, Manhattan
For minister and religious educator teams.
For a flyer, click here
.
To register, click here.
For more information, contact Andrea Lerner.-
 
The CONstume Party
October 31-November 2, 2014
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, Ridgewood NJ
For a flyer, click here
.
Registration opens Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00 pm
To register, click here.
For the wait list, click here.
 
Ninth Annual Leadership Day: Defying Gravity
November 15, 2014
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Details to come.
 
Small Wonder: A Day of Learning and Sharing for Smaller Congregations
January 24, 2015
Location tba
For a flyer, click here
.
Registration information to follow.
For more information, contact Andrea Lerner.-
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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CERG Regional Youth Con - October 10-13, 2014
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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 October 1, 2014 - UUMA METRO NY CHAPTER MEETING  -
sponsored by The Fourth Universalist Society
   
bullet October 10, 2014 - GARDEN STAGE PRESENTS DAVID ROTH IN CONCERT  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
   
bullet October 10-12, 2014 - THE LARAMIE PROJECT - A STAGED READING OF THE PLAY  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury
   
bullet October 25, 2014 - COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP SERIES: WORKSHOP 1 - NURTURING OURSELVES -
sponsored by 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 22, 2014 - COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP SERIES: WORKSHOP 2 - NURTURING ONE ANOTHER -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet August 9-14, 2015 - SOPHIA FAHS RE CAMP  -
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
   
 
UUMA Metro NY Chapter Meeting
sponsored by The Fourth Universalist Society
160 Central Park West, New York NY
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm
 
“Gender and Ministry”
 
Our Chapter President, Jef Gamblée, attended a GA workshop focusing on changes in women’s experience as UU ministerial leaders over several decades. Your Chapter Exec. thought it would be interesting to broaden the focus to include the full range of genders and gender expressions and the varied ways in which gender influences and shapes UU ministerial leadership. We’ve asked Church of the Larger Fellowship Senior Minister Meg Riley to provide leadership for this exploration in both worship (10 am) and collegial conversations (1:00 pm).
 
We look forward to gathering once again on October 1.
 
Program:
 
9:30 am - Gathering with coffee, tea, etc.
 
10:00 am - Worship and Re-Covenanting: Preacher: Rev. Meg Riley, Senior Minister, Church of the Large Fellowship
 
11:00 am - Announcements and Check-in
 
12:00 pm - Lunch
 
1:00 pm - Collegial Conversation About Gender
 
2:45 pm - Parting Remarks
 
3:00 pm - Adjourn
 
For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA), click here.
 
For more information and registration, click here .
 

 
Garden Stage Presents David Roth In Concert
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY
 
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:30 pm
open mic - 7:30 pm
 
David’s songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, NASA’s Space Shuttle “Atlantis”, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts, the Kingston Trio’s latest CD (and 12 of his own), 4 Positive Music Awards, 2 songbooks, and countless venues in this and other countries (and now other WORLDS) for two and a half decades. Poignant to improbable, holistic to hilarious, the Chicago native ~ who spent the 1980's in NYC with the Fast Folk community ~ joins us from his home on Cape Cod. Join US for an evening to remember.
 
"David's pure, smooth voice, unsurpassed instrumental ability, incredible humor, and heart-piercing, intelligent lyrics brought folk music, New Age, comedy club, coffeehouse, and a bit of heaven all together in one unforgettable evening..." ~ New Haven Folk Alliance
 
For more information about David Roth, click here.
 
Tickets - $20 with advance reservation, $22 without.
 
For reservations and Information email - calendar@uuccn.org or call (516) 248-8891.
 
Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.
 
Indulge in delicious homemade desserts in the Mallette Gallery during the intermission.
 
For more information please visit www.gardenstage.com, www.uuccn.org or call 516-248-8891.
 

 
The Laramie Project - a staged reading of the play
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury
24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury CT
 
October 10, 2014 - 7:30 pm
October 11, 2014 - 7:30 pm
October 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm
 
The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
 
"Mathew Shepard in 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He was the victim of this assault because he was gay. The Tectonic Theatre Project interviewed more than 200 people in Laramie and created this play to explore the breadth of the reactions to this hate crime and share their experiences."
 
"The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable."
(Dramatists Play Service, Inc.)
 
Suggested for ages 17 and older due to mature content - all are welcome!
 
Tickets: Suggested donation $15 each or 2 for $20
$5 with current Student ID
 
For a flyer, click here.
 

 

Compassionate Communication Workshop Series: Workshop 1 - Nurturing Ourselves

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

October 25, 2014, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

 
We are beautiful and powerful beings, and yet this truth eludes us in how we think of ourselves or others. In this workshop we will find ways to practice and grow this understanding of our individual worth and promise through the tools of Compassionate Communication and Emotional Intelligence. We will walk the path of nurturing ourselves by aligning our thinking, communication and actions with our deepest values. We will learn how understanding and expressing our own needs can help us get what we need - from ourselves and others. In so doing, we will develop greater resilience and capacity to care for others.

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 more information, 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 .
 

 

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 more information, click here .
 
 
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.