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Seeking Harmony Among Religions

Pictured Above: Dr. Don Russo (l) and Rabbi Gadi Capela (r) at the model Seder in Greenport The fundamental story behind Easter has its roots in Jesus's Passover Seder that became The Lord's Supper. The Seder, a meal commemorating the Jews' exodus from Egypt, tells a story with power to draw together people of all faiths. This past Wednesday, March 27, about 60 parishioners from many faiths gathered at Greenport's
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Unitarian Congregation Seeks Grant Proposals

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork (UUCSF), under the leadership of Reverend Kimberly Quinn Johnson, is now accepting applications for the latest round of High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) grants to support local non-profits and community organizations. The HICO program targets local nonprofit groups, grassroots organizations, and national organizations with East End offices.   Over the last four years, HICO awarded $156,000 to 25 outstanding Long Island nonprofits. 
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UU Church Seeks Community Outreach Grant Applications

Although COVID and the pandemic may be entering a milder phase, the impact and the needs of our East End community continue to expand in numerous ways.   The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork’s High Impact Community Outreach program is awarding financial assistance to a select group of institutions residing in any of the five townships -- East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Riverhead and Southold — plus the Shinnecock
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Southold UU Church Hosts Spring Art Festival

The First Universalist Church of Southold will hold a Virtual Spring Art Festival via Zoom on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7 p.m. A link to the event can be found at the church website:  "The Universalist Church of Southold had an annual art festival for quite a few years in the Fall called 'Harvest of the Arts,'" said Suzette Reiss of Orient, who is organizing the festival for
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UUs Issue Community Grants

Back in January, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork (UUCSF) started down a new path in search of partnerships with East End nonprofits, aiming to assist in funding community outreach projects with the congregation’s bequest from departed member Paul Berman.  After reviewing many highly qualified proposals, seven grant recipients were selected.    “The UUCSF is proud and elated to announce our very first High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) grant recipients
Rev. Kimberly Dubus at her ordination May 27.

Faith & Fire: On Eve of Ordination, UU Minister Reflects on Past Two Years

[caption id="attachment_35843" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Rev. Kimberly Debus at her ordination May 27.[/caption] by Beth Young As Southold’s First Universalist Church burned down in March of 2015, Reverend Kimberly Debus was at her prior parish in Key West, debating whether to come to Southold to serve as this congregation’s minister, while she finished the work needed to be ordained a UU minister. For the past two years, Rev. Debus has worked