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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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Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Premiere Staten Island Screening of the award-winning film, ARISE, narrated by Daryl Hannah.



A film that captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth, weaves together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth.

This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Women Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore Street, SI, NY

For more information about the about the Women Greening the Globe Series and Symposium please visit

This event is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island




Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

"How to Make Your Child WANT to Cooperate Without Yelling, Bribes or Threats"

A Presentation by Dr. Laura Markham, founder of AHA Parenting—One in a series of Thrive Parenting events sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Staten Island

No parent is peaceful all the time, but it's completely possible to create a more peaceful home where affection, connection and humor help you resolve conflict happily, and where kids want to follow your lead. After this 55 minute presentation, there weill be a 30 minute Q & A period to ask questions about your own parenting. During the presentation you will learn:

• Why yelling, threats and punishment actually create more misbehavior.

• How children develop self-discipline and learn to regulate their emotions.

• Your secret weapon to get your child cooperating.

• The most important parenting habits to create a peaceful home.

• Strategies to handle your own strong emotion so you can help your child.

There will be food served (including vegan and gluten-free options) following the lecture—$10 for adults / children free of charge. A book signing and raffle will also follow Dr. Laura's presentation. A signed copy of Dr. Laura's book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, will be raffled off as a door prize. You are automatically entered to win with the price of your ticket. Chances to enter to win other prizes will be available at the door. Copies of Dr. Laura's book, in hard cover, will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Laura is the founding editor of She is a leading advocate for parents and children, and has been featured in hundreds of publications, from Redbook to the Wall Street Journal. She has a PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University. To read more about Dr. Laura Markham,click here.

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at door (depending on seating availability) Space is limited and will fill rapidly. Register today at

Dinner of soup, salad and pasta following the presentation: $10 for adults, children free of charge. Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Complimentary childcare will be available, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve your childcare place please contact Christine at thrive - at - with the subject line “CHILDCARE” and the age(s), name(s), gender of your child(ren) and any special considerations (allergies, behavioral concerns).

For more information about the program, contact Christine at thrive - at -


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Saturday March 14, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the 3rd Annual

Irish Pub Night: Beer Tasting, Dinner and Storytelling Contest


The Golden Potato Award (l to r): 2013 Winner, Marguerite Maria Riva with Rich Florentino, 2014 Winner, and Viv Vassar, event host.


The popular Irish Pub Night event at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, is open to all.
All proceeds will benefit the Religious Education Program of the church.

Beer Tasting, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm in the Church Library

Entrance to the tasting is:
$15. per adult (21 years of age or over)

Pub Buffet Dinner (for all ages) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Entrance to the dinner will cost:
$ 7. per Child (under 14)
$ 15. per Adult (14 & up)
$ 30. per Family of four (maximum of 2 adults/ with children under 14) soft drinks included.
The Pub Buffet will feature corned beef, colcannon, and meatless traditional specialties.

A Lotta Malarkey: A Storytelling Contest for Liars, 7:00 pm

This rollicking competition will allow the audience to decide who will carry home the coveted Golden Potato Award for the most unbelievable-believable five minute story. Competitors may sign-up to tell a tale by contacting

arts@ucsi -at- with the subject “Golden Potato”. (Spaces are limited)

Volunteers/donors can contact event chair Diane Matyas at dmatyas -at- to learn how you can assist with this cheerful community event.


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Sunday, March 29 at 10:45 a.m.

Freedom Seder: A Celebration of Liberation, Multicultural Unity and Interfaith Understanding.


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