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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

 
Being a Healing Presence: A Training in Pastoral Care Lay Ministry
April 11, 2015
UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt Kisco NY
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
 
CONye West
April 17-19, 2015
The Unitarian Church in Summit, Summit NJ
Registration opens Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Flyer to come.
For registration, click here.
For a Day Pass, click here.
For Waiting List, click here.
 
Metro NY Annual Meeting
May 1-2, 2015
Hyatt Morristown, Morristown NJ
For registration and information, click here.
 
Goldmine Youth Leadership School West
July 5-11, 2015
East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Kirtland OH
Early bird deadline May 15, 2015
Registration and cancellation deadline June 15, 2015
To register, click here.
 
Goldmine Youth Leadership School East
August 16-21, 2015
Stony Point Centre, Stony Point NY
Early bird deadline June 1, 2015
Registration and cancellation deadline July 15, 2015
To register, click here.
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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JPD District Assembly - April 10-11, 2015
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Building Our Capacity for Authentic Diversity - April 18, 2015
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UUMAC - July 12-18, 2015
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OPUS - August 19-23,2015
   
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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
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 15, 2014 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
YAC Meeting November 15, 2014 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
YAC Meeting January 10, 2015 Location tba
CHAPPY – Chaplain workshop January 16-18, 2015 First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson NY
Donkey 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
PanharmoniCON February 27-March 1, 2015 UU Congregation of Danbury, CT
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
CONye West 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
Goldmine Youth Leadership School West July 5-11, 2015 East Shore UU Church, Kirtland, OH
Goldmine Youth Leadership School East August 16-21, 2015 Stony Point Centre, Stony Point NY

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
   
bullet March 19-June 11, 2015 - YOUNG ADULT COVENANT GROUP  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet April 11, 2015 - COMPASSIONATE LISTENING WORKSHOP -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of The Poconos
   
bullet April 17, 2015 - BOXCAR LILIES LIVE AT THE DREAMING TREE COFFEEHOUSE -
sponsored by First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County
   
bullet April 18, 2015 - LONG ISLAND AREA COUNCIL - ANNUAL SPRING DINNER -
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
   
bullet April 23, 2015 - THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS AND THEIR MUSIC: A LECTURE CONCERT WITH ADAM KENT, PIANIST AND MUSIC EDUCATOR -
sponsored by The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
   
bullet June 24-August 9, 2015 - ACTIVATE - TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING FOR YOUTH  -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice
   
bullet July 12-18, 2015 - UUMAC 2015 RETREAT  -
sponsored by UU Mid-Atlantic Community
   
bullet August 9-14, 2015 - SOPHIA FAHS RE CAMP  -
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
 

 

Young Adult Covenant Group

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

starts Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00-9:00 pm

 
Join a facilitated dialogue on spirituality, social justice and living as a young adult in this day and age. This is an open and inclusive space - it’s open to 18-30 yr olds and to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. We will begin meeting Thursday, March 19th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm and every other Thursday after that until June 11th in the Shelter Rock Chapel.
 
Thursdays, March 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28, and June 11, 2015
 
Contact India Harris, Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator to sign up:
Email: iharris@uucsr.org -
Phone: 516.472.2943
 
Connect on Facebook: Young Adult Unitarian Universalists of Shelter Rock
 
For a flyer, click here .
 
 
Compassionate Listening Workshop
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Of The Poconos
118 Knight St, Stroudsburg PA
 
April 11, 2015 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
 
Compassionate Listening helps us to awaken to what the mystics have known for centuries: that cultivating the wisdom of the heart is the key to real peace from the inside out. The intention of Compassionate Listening is to access our deepest wisdom to transform separation and conflict into an opportunity for connection, healing and peace.
 
Compassionate Listening is:
bullet A personal practice to cultivate inner strength, self-awareness, self-regulation and wisdom
bullet A skill set to enhance all our interpersonal relations and navigate challenging conversations
bullet A process to bring people together to bridge differences and transform conflict
bullet A healing gift to offer to someone who feels marginalized or is in pain
 
We are thrilled to be able to offer this day-long workshop led by Compassionate Listening Project trainer Bill Jacobsen to members of UU congregations in the New York Metro and Joseph Priestly Districts.
 
Space is limited to 25 participants, so register early to ensure your place!
 
Workshop cost is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch.
 
Send payment along with your name, address, e-mail and phone number to:
UUFP
Dept C, PO Box 756
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
 
The Compassionate Listening Project is an internationally-acclaimed organization that teaches powerful skills for peacemaking in our families, our communities, on the job, and in social change work. Its workshops grew out of many years of reconciliation work in Israel and Palestine. For more information, visit, www.compassionatelistening.org
 
For more information and registration, click here .
 

 

Boxcar Lilies live at the Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse

sponsored by First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County
1 Oak Summit Rd, Baptistown NJ
 

April 17, 2015 7:30 pm

 
 
Boxcar Lilies live in concert
 
The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, electric bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard, including The Birchmere Music Hall, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel, and opening for legendary performers like Bill Staines and The Seldom Scene. In 2012, they were selected to perform an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference.
 

 
Long Island Area Council -  Spring Dinner
sponsored by the Long Island Area Council
 
Location of event: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
Social Hall, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Cocktail hour: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Speaker: 7:15 pm
 
Heading in the Wrong Direction: Growing School Segregation on Long Island
 
Guest Speaker: Elaine Gross, MSW, President of Erase Racism

Ms. Gross was hired by the Long Island Community Foundation to launch the ERASE Racism Initiative in June 2001. In 2004, ERASE Racism became an independent New York State not-for-profit corporation. Ms. Gross has successfully led ERASE Racism, bringing together a cross section of Long Island leaders to discuss and formulate remedies to persistent regional inequities, resulting from imbedded institutional and structural racism in health, education and housing. Under Ms. Gross' leadership, ERASE Racism has been recognized locally and nationally for its cutting edge work addressing institutional and structural racism, especially in the area of housing and community development. Ms. Gross has received numerous awards and is a frequent presenter on the topic of structural racism. Recognizing Ms. Gross' leadership and expertise, one of the Ford Foundation divisions invited Ms. Gross to be one of three presenters at an international foundation staff retreat

Ms. Gross also served as a Program Officer for the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock and developed a portfolio of grants across the U.S. focused on human rights and economic development.

 
Please R.S.V.P. by April 10, 2015
 
Tickets: $20 pp in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for students
 
Checks payable to: LIAC, Memo line: Spring Dinner
 
Please send payments to: Gretta Johnson-Sally (LIAC Administrator)
5 Reydon Place, Commack, NY 11725
 
For additional information, please contact Gretta --gjsdre@hotmail.com
 
For a flyer, click here .
 

 
The Transcendentalists and their Music:
A Lecture Concert with Adam Kent, Pianist and Music Educator
sponsored by The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ
 
April 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm
 
Concert pianist and music educator Adam Kent will bring to life the musical culture and tastes of the New England Transcendentalists and perform vivid examples of music by late 19th-century New England composers inspired by this movement, such as John Knowles Paine, Amy Beach, and Edward MacDowell.
 
This evening of words and music will also include excerpts from Charles Ives’ monumental “Concord Sonata,” the greatest piano work directly connected to the Transcendentalist movement.
 
The New York Times has praised Kent’s artistry for its “wonderful sense of authority and technical flair.”
 
$15 - Tickets can be purchased at the door - Light refreshments
 
Adam Kent received a DMA from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and served as an adjunct professor. Adam Kent is currently on the Piano Faculties of Brooklyn College, Manhattan School of Music, and New Jersey City University.
 
To further your appreciation of these composers and their works, here are Adam’s supplementary reading suggestions, offered as a point of departure to those interested:
 
bullet Block, Geoffrey. Ives: Concord Sonata. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
bullet Chase, Gilbert. America’s Music. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1966.
bullet Ives, Charles. Essays Before a Sonata and Other Writings. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1961.
bullet Kingman, Daniel. American Music: A Panorama. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979. (Chapter 13)
bullet Mellers, Wilfrid. Music in a New Found Land. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.
 
For more information about Adam Kent, visit www.adamkentmusic.com.
 
Child care available with 2 weeks notice. Please contact Carol Loscalzo -
 
For a flyer, click here. .
 

 
Activate - Transformative Social Justice Training For Youth
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice
 
June 24-August 9, 2015
 
Open to all high-school-aged youth interested in justice, UUCSJ’s Activate programs offer you the chance to gain hands-on skills to help organize, transcend boundaries, and engage in justice work grounded in UU theology. Working with local partners, you’ll create community across differences and leave with a deeper understanding of yourself and the work of social justice.
 
Youth who attended high school during the 2014–15 school year are invited to participate.
 
Find out more and apply today at uucsj.org/youth.
 
Financial assistance is available, so apply early!
 
Activate - Pre-General Assembly - June 24, 2015
Want a taste of what UUCSJ is all about? Join us before General Assembly in Portland, OR., on June 24 for a one-day sampler exploring the call to social justice.
 
This powerful one-day training for high school youth will offer a deep dive into the social justice values that guide the work of UU College of Social Justice. In partnership with the UUA’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, this program will offer an opportunity to explore justice values in community, and develop plans for action once we part ways. This event will take place prior to General Assembly in Portland, Oregon
 
Activate - New Orleans - July 18-26, 2015
This active urban program, run in partnership with the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, introduces you to the issues of justice involved in rebuilding a thriving New Orleans.
 
Activate - Boston - July 18-August 1, 2015
Through real-world internships and hands-on work with partners like Boston Mobilization, you’ll gain a broad foundation of social justice skills. Explore identities and learn what it means to be an ally, all in a city rich with UU history.
 
Activate - Southwest Border - August 1-9, 2015
This new partnership with BorderLinks, based in Tucson, Ariz., will give you profound and personal insight into immigration and human rights. Spend time in the border region learning about immigration justice and your place in it.
 
Still have questions? E-mail - info@uucsj.org.
 
We’re putting our faith to work. Come join us!
 
Visit uucsj.org or call 617-301-4347.
 
For more information and flyer, click here. .
 

 
UUMAC 2015 Retreat
sponsored by UU Mid-Atlantic Community
 
Location of event: DeSales University, Center Valley PA
2755 Station Ave, Center Valley PA
 
July 12-18, 2015
 
UUMAC 2015
Building Beloved Community
Beyond Partisan Division
 
Theme Speakers and Ministers of the Week:
Anya and Scott Sammier-Michael
 
Register by April 1, 2015 to receive Early Bird rate!
 
Children under 5: free
Children (5-9): $225.00
Tweens (10-13):: $450.00
Teens (14-17): $506.00
Adults: (18+): $562.00
 
For the brochure, click here .
 
For more information, click here.
 
For registration, 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.