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

Midnight Run: Breakfast Run
The Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless, a Breakfast Run will be led by our Senior Youth on Saturday December 20 & 21.

The SNUUC-led Midnight Run Breakfast Run is an event for active, registered senior high youth and chaperones but anyone can help prepare. If you are interested in helping prepare, be at SNUUC on Saturday December 20 at 5pm and please
contact Ilene Corina so they know to expect you. Bring $5.00 for pizza and snacks to share. Youth planning to go on the breakfast run should plan on sleeping over. Chaperones are needed for the sleep over.

Donations are needed: travel-size toothpaste, soap and shampoo. We can distribute warm socks, gently used or new large sweatshirts, sweaters or t-shirts, socks and razors. Plastic bags would help in the distribution. Water bottles & granola bars are also helpful. All donations should be in the youth room by noon December 14.

A list of what is needed is on the welcome table or speak to a Senior Youth or Ilene Corina. Monetary donations always welcome. Thanks!

Dates of Interest
- 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
- LIAC/UU Connect presents an Intergenerational Games Night on Saturday Dec. 6 at 7pm. To be held at the UU Fellowship of Huntington. All ages, families and friends welcome.
- Second Annual yUUle Holiday Party. Saturday Dec. 20. 7pm at SNUUC. Dress your best. For youth in Grades 9-12. Food, friends, music, holiday treats. Sign ups open right after Thanksgiving. Space is limited.

Of Note
- Applications are being accepted for the LIAC Sponsored Our Whole Lives Program for Grades 10 -12. Brochures and information at www.liacuu.org
- 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 David Silver for information and applications

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.