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"Happiness is the natural fruit of duty"- Mother Teresa

Dates of Interest
- Everyone is encouraged to come to SNUUC in costumes this Sunday for our Halloween Party and Costume Parade
- The Religious Education Committee meets on Sunday November 2 at 12 pm in the RE Wing. All are invited to attend
- The RE Wing sponsored Intergenerational Luncheon will take place on Sunday November 9 immediately following services. Sign ups begin on November 2
- Do you have a youth away at college or graduate school? Then please send us their address for our upcoming Campus Ministry Holiday Care Package activity.
- The RE Wing is sponsoring a field trip to the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center of Nassau County on Sunday December 5 right after services. All ages are invited. Adult drivers and chaperones are needed. Please let Ilene Corina know of your interest

Of Note
- The UUCCN in Garden City is inviting all youth in grades 8-12 to their Halloween Party this Saturday October 25 from 5pm-8pm. Lots of fun activities are planned
- The Long Island Area Council of UU Congregations is offering the Sr. HS Our Whole Lives program for youth in grades 10-12 beginning on Sunday January 11, 2015. Please contact me for information and applications

Other Dates of Interest
• Social Con for HS Youth Oct. 31- Nov. 2 Ridgewood, NJ
• Defying Gravity Leadership Day- Nov. 15 Shelter Rock

Midnight Run: Breakfast Run
We are organizing another Midnight Run Breakfast Run for Sunday, December 21 with a sleep over for Sr. Youth and chaperones on Saturday night December 20. There will be a planning meeting on Sunday, November 16 at noon in the RE wing for anyone who is interested to find out more and helping for the Run.

Only active, registered Sr. Youth will be able to go on the run with a limited number of adults. But, what is needed are cooks to prepare breakfast food on Saturday night, volunteers to collect clothing and toiletries, drivers and sleep-over chaperones. Anyone in the congregation is invited to come and help but you need to attend at least one of the planning meetings.

If you have any questions, please see Ilene Corina.

Social Action
Social Action is a big part of the RE Wing this semester. After several months of planning, fund raising and organizational meetings, a Midnight Run to benefit the homeless in New York City took place on Friday March 14. The RE Wing was abuzz with activity on the night of the run with volunteers sorting clothing, assembling toiletry bags, preparing hot food items and making sandwiches and care packages to give out at various stops across Manhattan. Cars were loaded up with the various items and we were ready to proceed.

Our caravan left SNUUC at 9:00pm and we made our first stop near the Midtown Tunnel at 10:00pm. At each stop, car trunks were opened and items distributed to all who were in need. Our youth were happy to be engaging with the recipients of these items and this was repeated a half dozen times that evening. We gathered back at SNUUC at 2:00am and unpacked what was left over, which was donated to the INN at Freeport and the SNUUC Thrift Shop. We shared our thoughts together before heading home, knowing that the good we do is its own reward and that is enough.

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UU Youth Programs on Long Island

Student Activity Fund
The Student Activity Fund (SAF) is a program to encourage young Unitarian Universalists to live their religious values through internships in social action, advocacy and service provision.

SAF is a grant-program funded by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock that enables high school seniors and college students to perform significant service to the community while earning money to help finance their education.

Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of grade appropriate courses in sexuality education. The program provides accurate information and Unitarian Universalist values for children, youth, adults, and families.

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The Coming of Age Program
The Coming of Age (COA) Program is about learning, sharing, growing and bonding with other Unitarian Universalist youth from various Long Island congregations. The purpose of the program is to acquaint the participants with an understanding of Unitarian Universalism, explore their developing personal religious philosophies, examine and discuss adolescent issues and to foster the development of open communication among the youth and between the youth and their families.

Sophia Fahs U.U. Camp
Sophia Fahs provides enjoyable, practical and spiritual experiences in a safe, beautiful and natural environment that will inspire children, youth and adults to explore their identities: personal, communal and Unitarian Universalist.