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the Unitarian Church of Staten Island The Rev. Darrell Berger, Minister
312 Fillmore Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
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UCSI Summer Forum, July-August 2016 • 11:00 am

Following our tradition, Sunday Services are suspended during the summer months. Regular services will resume again in September. In their place on Saturdays and/or Sundays, we hold a series of  forums and workshops.We are still in the planning stages and several weekends are open.

Sunday, July 10, 11:00 am

General Assembly Report on GA2016

Come listen to the impressions and news from our Annual GA, with Harry Hicks and others.

Sunday, July 17, 11:00

An Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Repair an old family photo, create a panorama from several photos, make a book cover.
A demonstration. No laptop needed! With Robin Locke Monda.

Sunday, July 24, starts at 11:00 am, two events

Book discussion: George Eliot's Adam Bede

Led by Richard Curry. A special look at the leading character Dinah Morris, who dares to preach in the open, defying the custom for the day that said women should stay home—and men did the preaching. Read the book if you can! This should be a very interesting talk.

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Make Paper Beads for Earrings and Necklaces

With Nina Rose. Rolling paper to make beads is a pleasurable craft. You recycle paper, and create wearable art. There are a few things one can do to make them especially eye-catching. Come learn how to make these beads. Nina will bring the supplies! Ages 8 and up. Younger ones are best accompanied by an adult as there will be paper cutters in use.

Sunday, July 31, 11:00 am

An Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Create a logo, a cartoon character, a simple poster.
A demonstration. No laptop needed! With Robin Locke Monda.

Sunday, August 7, 11:00 am

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration

On August 6 and August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing over 200,000 people.Learn how comics and anime have been used to tell this story. Join a discussion on our U.S.legacy in this tragic event.With Sally Jones and the Social Justice Committee.

Sunday, August 14, 11:00 am, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Book discussion: Threading My Prayer Rug, with Author Sabeeha Rehman

“A richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. A luminous story of many journeys.

Author talk and book signing at Building A, Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor Cultural Center,1000 Richmond Terrace. Free with Museum Admission

Sunday, August 21, 11:00 am

Book discussion: Passage to Ararat by Michael J. Arien

Led by Raffaella Iosue. With Germany's recent recognition of the 1915 killing of Armenians as genocide, this is an opportune moment to read Michael J. Arien's memoir of his search for cultural identity in the Armenian heritage which his parents had disowned. "The whole work glows like a jewel with the warmth of humanity and the appreciation, hard won, of both strength and weakness.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Sunday, August 28, 11:00 am

This Little Lamp of Mine

With Jill Hueckel and skilled potter, Steve Nutt

Make, tend and light a clay oil lamp. A hands-on workshop, including a discussion of what has brought each of us to the UCSI -- what we've gotten out of our membership and what we hope to contribute to, or derive from, our membership in the future. All ages welcome. Only a little messy. Light refreshments to follow.


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