LONG ISLAND CARES Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs [...]
As summer approaches the Development Committee is gearing up again for an interesting year of fundraising. Here’s an update: Pumpkin Patch- will still be held. Pencil in Oct. 3rd as delivery date- as usual, we’ll need as many people as possible. The pumpkin company is generously allowing us to cancel by mid September if we [...]
The League of Women Voters has collaborated with the LetNYVote coalition partners for this survey and will be sharing the results with all of them. Here is the link to a survey that we and the LWV of New York would like anyone in New York State who voted by absentee ballot to complete: https://forms.gle/aSxtqXjivAtsXfHa7. The focus [...]
The Board of the Community Food Council thanks the members of UUFH yet again for their generous donations. These groceries, donated over recent months, directly benefited needy families in our town. This past Wednesday, the last box of macaroni and last can of beans left at the UUFH were dropped off by our Peter McGullam [...]
All members and friends of the UUFH are invited to join the Social Justice Ministry for a Spiritual Directions meeting. We will discuss what we learned about social justice issues at GA. We also encourage everyone who can to actually attend GA. Please join us and become part of the UUFH SJM conversation. This conversation [...]
You may have previously read in this space that you can shop online and support the Fellowship financially at the same time. That’s because the Fellowship earns a percentage of every purchase made when you name the UUFH your designated charity on AmazonSmile. Clearly it’s working because our recent statement says that the Fellowship just [...]
CUUPS and the UUFH Social Justice Ministry want to wish all Pagans a wonderful Summer Solstice on June 21st
The summer Solstice also called Midsummer and Litha is one of the four solar holidays and is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest. Among the Wiccan sabbats also celebrated by many other pagan traditions, Midsummer is preceded by Beltane 5/1, and followed by Lammas or Lughnasadh 8/2. Although [...]
UUFH Social Justice Ministry wants you to know that Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th, this week.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. It is significant because it marks Emancipation of the last remaining [...]
JUNE is Pride month! UUFH Social Justice Ministry congratulates all those celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month and celebrates with you!
Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or [...]
UUFH Social Justice Ministry recommends a Pulitzer prize winning essay that you should read before the 6/28 Service
This is the link to the Pulitzer Prize winning first essay of the 1619 project. This is an award-winning essay that is essential reading for every American. The Service on Sunday June 28 will be exploring essential ideas from this essay. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/black-history-american-democracy.html