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Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

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United States

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Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, curious and compassionate people. We aspire to be a loving religious community where we can grow spiritually and build a more just and joyful world.

Language:

English

Contact:

516.492.6064


Episodes

Our 8th Principle?

2/14/2021
Unitarian Universalist congregations are considering adding an 8th Principle which speaks directly to the need to build the Beloved Community by working for racial justice, equity, and inclusion. How might we engage in this conversation? Led by Rev. Dr. Natalie M. Fenimore on Sunday, February 7, 2021.

Duration:00:43:25

Power and Possibility: We Vision a World

1/31/2021
Veatch Sunday began with the Worship Service, lifting up the theme: Power and Possibility: We Vision a World. We heard from multiple grantees about the possibilities envisioned by these leaders, and the world they are bringing into reality. Following the streamed service, Veatch staff and Governors joined the Coffee Hour. At 1:00 PM, the Annual Meeting explored live: Recovery in our Health, Economy and Democracy. Grantees spoke to their work in these areas, and to the powerful role of Veatch...

Duration:00:38:49

Remembering the Body - An All Long Island Service - led by Rev. Margie Allen, UU Fellowship of Stony Brook

1/24/2021
We gather this day, Unitarian Universalists living through a pandemic on Long Island, to acknowledge, thank, and bless our long-suffering and so far surviving bodies in this combined live and recorded service. This is a special service with all Long Island congregations participating. The Stony Brook congregation will serve as our tech host. Music is provided by Bethany Riddle, the Shelter Rock-organized Virtual Choir, Daniella, Ariana, and Pete Kata, and Dan Weymouth.

Duration:01:01:30

Old Lessons for a New Era, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks

1/17/2021
Old Lessons for a New Era, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks. When we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is now a national holiday, we honor the struggles and achievements of the civil rights movement and King's leadership. Those struggles live on in the movement for Black lives and the work of today's leaders. Dr. King's legacy isn't a page in a history book. His legacy is a commitment to practices and strategies that not only assert the inherent worth of every human being,...

Duration:00:49:20

After The Storm, led by the UUCSR Ministry Team

1/10/2021
In light of the events of this week, the UUCSR ministers offered a service of readings, music and prayer on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The planned service on the 8th Principle Service was rescheduled for February 7, 2021.

Duration:00:26:37

Soulful Sundown, January 2021

1/9/2021
Led by the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower with The Cosmic Orchestra

Duration:00:37:15

Hinge of the Year, led by the Rev. Jennifer L. Brower

1/3/2021
On the first Sunday morning of 2021, as we were poised on the Hinge of the Year, having left 2020 behind and just entering 2021, UUCSR members and our gifted professional soloists shared some of what they discerned in the strange days of the past year, and offered their hopes for the days ahead. Enjoy

Duration:00:47:37

Sublime Silence

12/27/2020
Service on December 27, 2020, Sublime Silence, was led by Seminarian Cassandra Montenegro. She wrote, "In Virginia Woolf's novel, To the Lighthouse, silence is both a welcome vehicle for inquiry into selfhood, and an oppressive force that unravels the self. How is it that we hold these two contradictions at once, and give silence the place it needs so that we come to know freedom for our selves?"

Duration:00:33:28

Light of the World Christmas Eve Service

12/24/2020
Readings and carols tells the birth story of Jesus of Nazareth, Light of the World, whose message of love and peace encourages each of us to be light-bearers in our time. Led by Rev. Jaye (Jennifer) Brooks

Duration:00:44:53

Winter Solstice Service

12/20/2020
The 2020 Winter Solstice Service was led by Student Minister Alia Shinbrough. They asked, "Are you looking to mark the Winter Solstice in a special way this year? Do you have practices around embracing holy darkness as a nurturing force in the cycle of seasons? Have you been yearning to create sacred spaces and experiences anchored in earth-based spiritualities?" If so, you're in the right place!

Duration:00:35:16

A Light in the Darkness: Hanukkah Memories

12/13/2020
This year Hanukkah, the Eight-day Jewish Festival of lights, was observed December 10-18. Unitarian Universalists honor the lessons of this Jewish celebration: the quest for religious freedom, and the times and places of miracles in our lives. Led by Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, there were stories of Hanukkah memories which brought light in the darkness. The Young People's Choir participated.

Duration:00:45:40

The Face of Mystery, led by Rev. Jaye (Jennifer) Brooks

12/6/2020
As we entered the season of winter holidays, we prepared to celebrate the diversity of religious traditions within Unitarian Universalism. A UU who does not practice a particular faith-based celebration nonetheless honors it and those who do celebrate it. This Service explored some of the ways those traditions present a different face of the mystery that includes us all. Led by Rev. Jaye Brooks on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Duration:00:42:39

Open Hearts, Healing Hands, Alia Shinbrough, Student Minister

11/29/2020
There is a chant, what might be thought of as a healing chant, that goes “When the world is sick… can’t no one be well.. but I dreamt we were all beautiful and strong.” In this time of pandemic, amidst the grief and longing, love and loneliness we’ve come to know many more ways our world is sick. How might we dream ourselves into healing, to become more beautiful and strong together?

Duration:00:29:52

Nourish the Body, Feed the Soul

11/22/2020
With our Annual Thanksgiving Worship Service, we again celebrated this community. We brought together bread from our many individual families, traditions. We shared our bread and the stories surrounding our feasting. Our bread nourishes bodies and the stories about the bread feeds our souls. The sharing strengthens our community and forms our common table. While we were not able to eat bread together in the same room, we still shared our family’s bread. The Young People’s Choir sang and the...

Duration:00:34:23

Coming Back to You

11/15/2020
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Rev. Patrice Curtis, UUA Director of Transformational Interim Ministries, presented an interactive Service that invited each person to come back to who they are, to remember and befriend anew the vision in the mirror. With Worship Assistant Suzanne Viverito, and Rev. Jaye Brooks.

Duration:00:39:41

The Quantum Mirror, led by Rev. Jaye Brooks

11/8/2020
The television series “Stargate SG-1” popularized a device called the Quantum Mirror. Anyone who passes through it ends up in a parallel universe, one that's similar to, but not the same as, our own. Every election day acts as a Quantum Mirror. The entire nation passes through it and comes out into a different universe. What next?

Duration:00:52:51

Service of Remembrance

11/1/2020
Special Service of Remembrance, led jointly by UUCSR and the UU Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City (UUCCN). Members of both congregations were invited to submit photos of each deceased loved onea to “lift up” in the Service. On this day, as we remembered those no longer with us, we reflected upon rituals of mourning and celebrations of life from around the world.

Duration:00:36:36

People, Power, Planet: UN Sunday

10/25/2020
On October 25, 2020, Service was led by UN Envoys Janet Bendowitz and Clara LaCorte, with Rev. Jaye Brooks, and special guest Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association at the UN (UU@UN). In recognition of United Nations Day, celebrated around the world on October 24, this Worship Service lifts up the work of the United Nations and its efforts to protect the planet Earth and its inhabitants from climate change.

Duration:00:40:34

What's at Stake?, led by Student Minister Alia Shinbrough

10/18/2020
On Sunday, October 18, 2020, Student Minister Alia Shinbrough asked, "What's at Stake?" More and more, it is clear: there is no such thing as a risk-free life. But who is risking what? Which risks are ours to take and which ask too much, not only of ourselves but of our interdependent systems and communities? How do we live ethical lives when each decision is measured by risk not entirely known, and never entirely our own? To whom are we accountable, for whom are we responsible, and with...

Duration:00:42:41

Clouds

10/11/2020
The October 11, 2020 Worship Service was led by Rev. Jaye Brooks. When the storm is coming, we brace ourselves for it. We hunker down. Powerful storms are usually brief and then we come out into the sunshine. It's different when we have a stretch of prolonged cloudiness, when day after day the sky is overcast. How do we cope with the clouds that linger in our lives? Is there really a "silver lining?" Can we look at clouds from "both sides now?" We're now in a time, an era, when even the...

Duration:00:44:10