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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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Upcoming Sunday Worship Services


Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

"The Virtue of Compassion in Buddhism”

In the pulpit: Lama Thupten Phuntsok

Music: Dr. Carolyn Clark and choir

Lama Thupten Phuntsok, from Haiti originally, was raised in New York City. He was an ordained member of the Gelugpa Sangha (Gelong) from 1993 to 2012. He is a long-time student of Sermey Khensur Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang Tharchin, who passed in 2004. Over the past 15 years, Lama Phuntsok has studied at Sera Mey Monastery in Mysore, India. He has also taken teachings from many prominent Tibetan Lamas, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and has participated in Mind and Life Institute conferences held by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Western scientists.

Lama Phuntsok has taught meditation and led retreats at a number of locations over the past 16 years. He is known for his ability to make the practice of meditation accessible to all practitioners.


Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

"No Person is an Island”

In the pulpit: Rev Darrell Berger

Music: Dr. Carolyn Clark and choir

Our worship will be the Anniversary of the Memorial Garden. The sermon will discuss Unitarian Universalist attitudes and practices concerning the end of life, an area of where we have been helpful to people of all religions, and to society in general.


Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

"Border Patrol Nation"

In the pulpit: Todd Miller

Journalist Todd Miller will give us a firsthand account about the U.S. Border Patrol and militarization of our southern border, and frame the moral debate on the reach of Homeland Security into the lives of American citizens and immigrants.


Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

"Krisallnacht – Night of Broken Glass"

In the pulpit: Rabbi Judah Newberger

On the night of November 9, 1938 the sounds of breaking glass shattered the air in cities in Germany and parts of Austria, as Jews were killed and their property destroyed. It was the beginning of the Holocaust. Rabbi Newberger will be speaking about this controversial time in the context of European and Western history.


Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

"Divine Providence or Something”

In the pulpit: Rev Darrell Berger

Music: Dr. Carolyn Clark and choir

The world proceeds through forces far greater than we can comprehend. Even Unitarian Universalists used to talk about the hand of God at work in history. How do we come to terms with the force of history and the affect of humanity upon the earth now?


Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

Word and Music on Thankfulness and Hope

In the pulpit: Virginia Allen


With Thanksgiving, followed by the winter holidays, the solstice and the New Year approaching, this service is a time for each of us to bring a poem, reading or music that is personally meaningful. Come and share, listen, enjoy and reflect on thankfulness and hope.  

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