Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH) is an active religious community which provides diverse opportunities to explore one’s personal spiritual journey and understand Unitarian Universalist principles, to strive for a better world, to find a haven in a hectic life and to promote personal & intellectual growth. Integrating into a new community is often challenging, but satisfying, and the level of involvement is a matter of personal preference. Here are some suggestions and activities for newcomers to meld into our fellowship.
Click on the calendar and newsletter for activities and events beyond our Sunday services, Children’s Religious Education or Adult Programs. Look into the Choir or Gallery if you have an interest in the arts. If social justice is your passion, there are activities to put Faith in Action.
These programs and activities promote and nurture a sense of belonging, enjoyment and companionship which are as essential to congregational life as worship and religious education. Join us one or all.
Join regularly scheduled Yoga classes on premises several times a week.
Join in our Friday morning meditation. We arrive at 9:00 am and sit in silence for 45 minutes. A bell is sounded to end the silence, along with a short poem. Then we are invited to check in, and to share mediation experiences. In addition, we will discuss readings from various Buddhist sources.
Last Licks Cafe – Monthly Coffeehouse
On the fourth Saturday of each month from September through May, the UUFH hosts its Last Licks Café coffeehouse, featuring a diverse array of musical talent, mostly from Long Island. Open mic time gives individuals a chance to share their varied talents, and the featured acts have ranged from singer-songwriters to instrumental jazz to vocal ensemble to chamber music. There’s a modest admission fee and tasty refreshments on sale.
Second Saturday Shared Maintenance
On the second Saturday of each month, a group gathers to perform maintenance tasks from 9 am to noon. No particular skills are required since the tasks range from complex to merely straightening up. Coffee and bagels are provided.
Centers Nights with Potluck Dinners
A Tradition of Food & Fellowship
The second Monday of every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Oct, Dec.)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Social Hall
Many of our committees hold their monthly meetings on this evening and welcome visitors to attend. Centers Nights are good opportunities to investigate committees in which you may have an interest. Bring a dish for potluck sharing and $1 for beverages. Dessert is supplied. We gather at 6:00 PM and dinner is served at 6:30 PM. Committee meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and generally run until 8:30pm to 9:00pm. Everyone is invited to share this bimonthly evening meal, which is hosted by a different cluster or working committee of the Fellowship every month. Dessert rounds out the feast. Centers Night is an excellent opportunity to meet people and investigate how the Fellowship works.
Not Necessarily Seniors
This stimulating group meets twice a month on Wednesdays in the early afternoon, often over brown bag lunches. Activities are planned as well as topics of interest to seniors and not-so-seniors.
A group of a dozen or more meet monthly to discuss books chosen by the group.
A new group just for women will discuss, and act on issues of importance to women here and around the world. Meetings will be at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month starting in September. There will be guest speakers, films and panels discussions, leading us to find ways to improve the world. Please join us!
Women’s Dining Group
All Fellowship women are invited to join us for dinner and delightful conversation at the Huntington Outback on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 5:30. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu, in addition to the regular fare. No advance notice needed. Just c’mon over!
Friday Night at the Movies
Friday Night at the Movies has become a constant on the UUFH calendar. Movies based on a yearly theme are shown monthly, usually the third Friday of the month. For a small donation, you’ll see a great film, enjoy popcorn and drinks, and socialize with friends, new and old. Check the calendar for details.
Beginning with a dinner, this fun evening is for all ages. It includes raffles, a live auction, and offerings of parties and events all year long. Participation in the Services Auction guarantees an evening of enjoyment, a active social life for the year and a financially secure Fellowship. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.
The Services Auction auction is now web-based! Please visit the UUFH Services Auction on the web for details.
Pride Week is a celebration of Gay Pride including a Sunday Service and other activities such as a film, forum, brunch, parade and festival in the Hecksher Park.