At the Jamesport Meeting House
An open-minded, open-hearted spiritual community
Our worship services draw from diverse sources including science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience
At this time we are meeting on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
When and why
At this time, as we breathe new life into our Fellowship, we're scheduling two worship services a month.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - followed by coffee hour in the hospitality room.
Proposing and planning for our outreach to the local community.
Project one: connecting incarcerated parents with their children through books and recorded readings.
Sunday Worship Services
(next service August 14th)
"That was then, This is now"
Fellowship founding member Mary Ellen Tomaszewski will present a light-hearted look at personal and spiritual growth.
We're always grateful for the gift musicians provide us. On this Sunday we'll hear Liz Yenetchi and Diana Foster. Liz plays flute and recorder. Diana plays the viola da gamba often referred to as the viol.
The church air conditioning is set for cool and comfort. For an hour that's different from other hours in your week, we hope you'll join us.
August 28th Service
Reverend Ben Bortin
The Religious Case for Choice
People often speak, with a broad brush, of outspoken religious leaders and denominations who favor outlawing abortion in this country under all circumstances. Such groups and individuals obviously exist ... The Roman Catholic hierarchy and many evangelical Protestant denominations are obvious examples. They, of course, realized quite a victory with the overturning of the 1973 Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision.
But do they represent the whole of religious people in this country? Absolutely not. I served on the Religious Coalition of Abortion Rights, which represents Jewish, Protestant, Unitarian Universalist, and yes, Catholic organizations.
A look at the ethical and religious argument for upholding a woman's rights over her own pregnancy.
Recent past services
July 24, A Mid-Summer Look at Shakespeare - Rev. Ben Bortin
For uncommon insight into human behavior, for formidable perception about questions of life and death, perhaps nobody rivals the man widely considered to be the greatest person of English letters, William Shakespeare. A brief mid-summer look at the contribution of the man whom poet Louis Untermeyer called "a mirror to humankind."
July 10, Portrait - UU - Pete Seeger
Fellowship founding member, Mary Ellen Tomaszewski presented a service on “Pete Seeger - activist, song writer, Unitarian Universalist.”
June 26 - “The Unitarian Universalist Adventure” – Rev. Ben Bortin
“Ours is a religious adventure, in my view. Where else is there a spiritual approach that so unabashedly celebrates the free and inquiring mind, in lieu of inflexible doctrine or unquestioned holy writ?"
June 12th- "The Wisdom of Rabbi Marc Gellman" - NFUUF member Jim Cain
Subjects: Pillars of our Faiths, Nature and Miracles, Prayer for Uvalde
May 22nd- "Worship Service of Celebration" - NFUUF founding member Mary Ellen Tomaszewski
Marking 26 years since the North Fork UU Fellowship became a church. We reflect on our past. We remember the diversity of speakers. We see reason to celebrate - both our past and our optimism about our future.
Announcing: Rev Ben Bortin will be joining us at least once a month!
We hope you’ll join us for our worship services: 10:30 followed by coffee in the hospitality room.
The Seven Principles
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The seven Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are.
In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
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June 26 2022 marked one year since the passing of our founding member, wise, generous-in-every-way, Jere Jacob. We will always feel her loss and be grateful for her time with us.