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FLAMING CHALICE

MUTTONTOWN
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
FELLOWSHIP

A small, non-creedal, Unitarian Universalist church
located on Route 25A in Muttontown (between Old Brookville and East Norwich)
in northern Nassau County, Long Island, New York,
with worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

(Former Home Page Courtesy of S. Berliner, III, continued on MUUF Continuation Page)

"Former" because the Fellowship now has its own Website:   rev (15 Jun 2011)

http://muttontownfellowship.org/

to which you should repair forthwith.

[This page will NOT be maintained.]



PAGE INDEX

    On this page:
    SCHEDULE of SERVICES and EVENTS
      Upcoming Sunday - [no longer kept current]
    OTHER HAPPENINGS (Events)
    HISTORY of the FELLOWSHIP HOUSE
    Partner Church in Transylvania
    Recent Past Services
    (Please scroll down for miscellaneous other information.)

    On the MUUF Continuation Page:
    The Free Mind
    The Free Church     Previous Services

    MUUF Sermon Reviews for 2007: {tbs}

    MUUF Sermon Reviews for 2006: {tbs}

    MUUF Sermon Reviews for 2005: {tbs}

[You may wish to visit SB,III's UNITARIANISM PAGE
for a concise history of, and information about,
Unitarianism and Universalism.]


The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Muttontown1, Nassau County, Long Island, New York

[6090 North Hempstead Turnpike, on the south side
(Route 25A, a.k.a. Northern Boulevard),
about a ½-mile west of the intersection with
Route 106 (which IS in East Norwich),
immediately east of the Martin Viette nursery;
look for white brick gateposts with our white signs
and large signs for "Hunter's Hook Farm"2]

[* - formerly Calumet Farms/Calumet Equestrian Center]

[While MUUF's legal address is 6090 North Hempstead Turnpike, Muttowntown,
New York, do NOT look for any such nor use it for mailing.]

Where you CAN find MUUF:

MUUF-Map
(Ca. 1990 map by S. Berliner, III - rev'd 21 Jul 2007)

516-922-9833

MUUF Sign

(Photo by and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - 07 Nov 99)
[Thumbnail image; click on picture for large image.]

View of Fellowship House

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 123
  East Norwich, New York  11732

[They are NOT in East Norwich;
do NOT look for us there!
They are in MUTTONTOWN!
See directions above.]



The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a member church of the
Unitarian Universalist Association, a free affiliation of churches covenanted to
affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to
respect the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.
(based on the UUA Statement of Principles and Purposes.)

Unitarian Universalist
Association

They do not proselytize, but when they say "All are welcome", they mean it!  Go test them.



They believe that revelation is NOT sealed.

WaysidePulpit
(Illustration by and © S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image; or
click HERE for HUGE 1.5Mb image you can print out
at 8" x 10" to post in your own church.]



Their services are held Sunday mornings at 10:30

Their regular services end with their famous open discussion circle
[which many (inlcuding I, SB,III) feel is one of their most significant and distinguishing assets],
in which all are cordially invited to participate.

Summer services, which end on (or about) August 30th,
are somewhat different than their customary services;
they are shorter and less formal.

Weather permitting, they meet out on their lovely grounds - in the shade!


They do not have a full-time minister; they normally have a regular minister part-time and guest ministers or other speakers, giving a variety of viewpoints.  Most recently, they were served part-time by a graduated student UU minister of great skill and promise, Don Erickson and by several UU ministerial students; come by on a Sunday morning and enjoy the service, hospitality, and the discussion circle that follows.

Not being able to engage an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, they were enjoying the services of UU guest minister Rev. Lilia Cuervo and UU chaplain Hollis Huston and several UU graduate and student ministers and a rotation of skilled interfaith ministers, many of whom are real crackerjacks and most-sympathetic to their somewhat-casual style and varied needs.  Go on in and see for yourself; you may well be very pleasantly surprised.


Their last part-time regular minister was, until the end of June 2000,
the Rev. Ronald Wayne Sala; [Ron has his own Web site:
http://home.earthlink.net/~rsala,
where he has the texts of his sermons.]
Ron was next the Interim Minister at the
UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester in Mt. Kisco, New York,
but has moved on to The Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford, Connecticut.

Hollis Huston's sermons (or variants thereof) are posted on his blog at http://nextcircle.blogspot.com/.


Here is where the minister officiates (the front of the sanctuary/worship room),
and the view from the side (south) window,
with those hand-hewn beams overhead:

MUUF Pulpit   MUUF View from S. Window
(Photos by and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - 07 Nov 99)
[Thumbnail images; click on pictures for large images.]


An earlier MUUF minister popped out of the pages of NEWSDAY on Sunday morning, 14 Oct 01; on page A45, there was the Rev. Capt. Christopher J. McMahon smiling out at us!  Chris served us ca. 1955, was part-time minister out at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Water Mill, and is now Consulting Minister at the UU Fellowship of Bellport, while serving full-time at his Alma Mater, the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, as head of the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS).  The article was occasioned by his appointment as Special Assistant to Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta for Maritime Security.  Can't think of a better man for the job!


note-rt  Guest Interfaith Minister Rev. Mary Willams introduced "Enter In Silence, Leave in Joy" on October 29 and Nov. 4, 2006; there was a meditation period prior to the Fellowship service, beginning at 10:15.  Parishioners were asked to enter in silence and join us then.  Those who preferred to join the group at 10:30, were requested to keep socializing and conversations outside and to enter as quietly as possible.


In line with their belief that revelation is not sealed, you might like the suggestion by the Rev. Dr. Galen Guengerich (of All Souls Church in NYC) that we should keep our theology in a loose-leaf notebook!   added (09 Aug 09)


SCHEDULE of Upcoming SERVICES and EVENTS

Upcoming Sunday: - NO LONGER KEPT CURRENT!

SUNDAY SERVICES - 10:30 A.M.

The Main Event

    * - Visiting UU Minister or Guest UU Speaker.
    n - Visiting Minister or Guest Speaker.
    # - MUUF Parishioner.

June 2010
06 Jun - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
13 Jun - Rev. Sandra Wintern
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
20 Jun - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
27 Jun - Congregational Brunch (all are welcome)

May 2010
02 May - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
09 May - Rev. Sandra Wintern
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
16 May - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
23 May - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
30 May - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

April 2010
04 Apr - Rev. Sandra Wintern
11 Apr - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
18 Apr - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
25 Apr - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

March 2010
07 Mar - Michael Houzen (lay speaker) - Earth-centered Religions
    Please note change in schedule for 07 Mar
14 Mar - Rev. Sandra Wintern
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
21 Mar - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
28 Mar - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

February 2010
07 Feb - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
14 Feb - Rev. Sandra Wintern
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
21 Feb - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
28 Feb - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)

January 2010
03 Jan - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock) -
Stewardship
10 Jan - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
17 Jan - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
24 Jan - Rev. Sandra Wintern
31 Jan - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

    - - -* - - -

December 2009
06 Dec - Rev. Sandra Wintern
13 Dec - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
20 Dec - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain) [cancelled due to snow]
25 Dec - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    10:30AM - casual Christmas Candlelight Service
27 Dec - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

November 2009
01 Nov - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)
08 Nov - Anne Bancroft* (Intern Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock) -
    Forgive It Foreward - a spiritual practice for the holiday season
15 Nov - Rev. Sandra Wintern
22 Nov - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain) - Magnificat (Advent)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
29 Nov - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

October 2009
04 Oct - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
11 Oct - Rev. Sandra Olsenn {former MUUF minister} "On Going Home" (Mark 6:1-13)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
18 Oct - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain) - Prayer
25 Oct - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    Day of the Dead (Dia del Muerte) - please bring a photo or small memento of a lost one
        (Rev. Sandra Wintern is unable to serve).

September 2009
06 Sep - S. Berliner, III # - On the 48th annual UU General Assembly
13 Sep - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
20 Sep - Rev. Sandra Wintern
27 Sep - S. Berliner, III # (substituting) - Kindness

August 2009
02 Aug - Howard Graber #
09 Aug - Congregational Meeting (all welcome)
16 Aug - S. (Sam) Berliner, III# - Generosity
23 Aug - S. (Sam) Berliner, III# - Singing
30 Aug - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock) -
    Theodore Parker through the eyes of his loving wife, Lydia Dodge Cabot, a portrayal.

July 2009
05 Jul - {tbs}
12 Jul - {tbs}
19 Jul - {tbs}
26 Jul - {tbs}

June 2009
07 Jun - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
14 Jun - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
21 Jun - Rev. Sandra Wintern
28 - Congregational Brunch (all are welcome)

May 2009
03 - Joan Schultz#
10 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
17 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
24 - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
31 - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)

April 2009
05 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
12 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
19 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
26 - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)

March 2009
01 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
22 - S. (Sam) Berliner, III# (subst. for Rev. Lilia Cuervo)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
15 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
22 - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
29 - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)

February 2009
01 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
08 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
15 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
22 - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)

January 2009
04 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
11 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
18 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
25 - Rev. Barbara Stoutn

    - - -* - - -

December 2008
07 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
14 - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
21 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
28 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)

November 2008
02 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
09 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
16 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
23 - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)
30 - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)

October 2008
05 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
12 - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
    (preceded by Board meeting - all are welcome)
19 - Rev. Sandra Olsenn {former MUUF minister}
26 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)

September 2008
07 - Rev. Sandra Wintern
14 - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
21 - Frank Skalan (lay speaker)
28 - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)



The northwest front, the southwest rear, some of the grounds south of the building, the back of the sanctuary (worship room), and the "coffee" room (social hall), beyond:

MUUF View SE

MUUF View NE   MUUF Rear Yard

MUUF Rear of Worship
Hall   MUUF Social Hall
(Photos by and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - 07 Nov 99)
[Thumbnail images; click on picture for large image.]

Recent Past Services
(also not necessarily current):

    * - Visiting UU Minister or Guest UU Speaker.
    n - Visiting Minister or Guest Speaker.
    # - MUUF Parishioner.


August 2008
03 Aug - {tba}
10 Aug - {tba}
17 Aug - {tba}
24 Aug - {tba}
31 Aug - Frank Oliva# (MUUF President)

July 2008
06 Jul - Howard Grabern (congregant)
13 Jul - {tba}
20 Jul - Robyn Bellospiriton (congregant)
27 Jul - {tba}

June 2008
01 Jun - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
08 Jun - Rev. Sandra Wintern
15 Jun - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
22 Jun - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)
29 Jun - Picnic Brunch

May 2008
04 May - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
11 May - Rev. Sandra Wintern
18 May - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
25 May - S. (Sam) Berliner, III#

April 2008
06 Apr - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
13 Apr - Rev. Sandra Wintern
20 Apr - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
27 Apr - Rev. Greg Geiger*

March 2008
02 Mar - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
09 Mar - Rev. Sandra Wintern (preceded by Board meeting)
16 Mar - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
23 Mar - Norman Roscoe* (Humanist, member - UU Fell. of Bellport)
30 Mar - Rev. Greg Geiger*

February 2008
03 Feb - Rev. Barbara Stoutn
10 Feb - Rev. Sandra Wintern
17 Feb - Debra Goyenan (lay speaker)
24 Feb - Rev. Greg Geiger*

January 2008
06 Jan - Rev. Lilia Cuervo* (Affiliate Minister at UU Cong. at Shelter Rock)
    (with Evensong)
13 Jan - Rev. Sandra Wintern
20 Jan - Hollis Huston* (UU Chaplain)
27 Jan - Lissa Gundlach* (UU Ministerial Student)


Previous services are listed on the MUUF Continuation Page, et seq.


OTHER HAPPENINGS

@ - event sponsored by Muttontown UU Fellowship
 °  - outside organization using facility.

Singles Group°

In addition to the worship programs, a standing program is offered at the Fellowship; First Fridays, when a lively program is offered by Lilyan Strassman (of neighboring Shelter Rock), offering a lecture, discussion, and activities for 40+ singles, gathering at 8:00 p.m.; wine, cheese, and refreshments.  Call 516-944-4414 for information.

  05 Feb 2010 meeting was cancelled due to expected blizzard
      (which, happily, never materialized here)
.   rev (07 Feb 10)

[Notes: - a) The Singles Group no longer meets on Third Fridays and b) activities led by Rev. Marcia Gracen are no longer held at MUUF; call 516-433-3482.]   rev (10 Feb 08)


SPIRIT OF LIFE

    Spirit of life, come unto me
    Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion
    Blow in the wind, rise in the sea
    Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice
    Roots hold me close, wings set me free
    Spirit of life
    Come to me, come to me.

  (first verse of a song by Carolyn McDade, 1981, that has become,
    by popular acclaim, the UU "denominational anthem".)


Unitarian Universalists believe in:

    The worth and dignity of each human being
    The freedom of religious expression
    The never-ending search for truth
    The motive power of love
    The necessity of the democratic process
    The toleration of religious ideas
    The authority of reason and conscience


The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Metro New York District of the UUA.  While non-creedal and having complete congregational polity, we do subscribe to the Purposes and Principles of the UUA.

They are a small, friendly, tolerant, lively, intellectually- and spiritually-nurturing community.  These qualities reflect the beautiful pastoral setting of their 200 year old fellowship house, looking out on two and a half acres of fields and trees.

They have a meeting room and a coffee room, divided by back-to-back 19th century fireplaces, and enhanced by hand-hewn chestnut beams, as well as several smaller meeting rooms.  Their full kitchen serves them well for brunches, dinners, and barbeques held in the fellowship room and on their brick patio and sweeping lawns.  The facilities can be made available for Unitarian Universalist and personal functions, such as weddings, funerals, and memorial services.

    * Speakers                              * Fellowship
    * Discussions                           * Fairs
    * Workshops                             * Picnics
    * Classes                               * Barbeques
    * Concerts                              * Special Events

UU Minister Rev. Lilia Cuervo used this old sign at their back entrance as a lead-in to her sermon on stewardship on 03 Jan 2010:   added (03 Jan 09)

MUUF-Map
(Ca. 1990 map by S. Berliner, III - rev'd 21 Jul 2007)

"TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE THE WAY IS NEVER LONG" - not bad at all - they ARE all friends there at Muttontown!


HISTORY OF THE FELLOWSHIP HOUSE

(The Thompson-Layton House)

*  This building, formerly the Thompson-Layton house, was built
   somewhere between 1766 and 1797, and stands on 2.9 acres; it
   is one of the oldest buildings in this part of Long Island.
*  The present structure combines three different houses, the easternmost
   of which was an original toll house for the North Hempstead Turnpike
   (Northern Boulevard/Route 25A), and was located on the north side of
   (across) the highway as of an 1873 map.  Another may have been the
   gate house and the third the pump house of the original estate.
*  Beams in the meeting room, under the white paint, are believed to be
   chestnut.  Notice the very low ceiling in this room.  Notice that they
   are hand hewn - see the marks of the adze and think of the person who
   made them - and also that two beams appear to be later replacements.
*  If you go into the basement under the meeting room (from outside and be
   sure to duck as you enter), you will see what looks like the original
   planking, over which oak floors were laid at a later date.
*  In the basement are the original walls, about 5' to 6' high (1.5 to
   1.8m - watch out for your head on the beams!).  The wall is made up of
   stones, laid one on top of another.
*  Under the coffee room floor, the foundation wall sits only a few feet
   down, on the dirt ground, and this seems to be carried through under
   the kitchen and the room off the kitchen (now the office).
*  The steep staircase going up from the kitchen indicates considerable
   antiquity as did a former original staircase from the coffee room.

*  A chimney protrudes through the roof in the kitchen area; it is now
   used to vent heat from the two wall ovens.
*  A pair of back-to-back fireplaces, facing inside both the coffee room
   and the meeting room, were the original heating system.  Both
   fireplaces are now closed off and there is an oil burner under the
   worship hall.
*  Notice the similar architecture and fence of our property compared
   with the two adjacent homes directly to the east of us.  A Mr. Riley
   lived there; he spoke to us around 1985 or so and remembered being
   with his grandfather in the Fellowship house.
*  The coffee room was reconstructed between March and August of 1983
   due to the sinking of the foundation.  A sub-basement was added plus
   new wiring, required by the town, under the floor and kitchen areas.
   At this time a steep staircase then located to the north (toward 25A)
   of the fireplace in the coffee room was removed.
*  Famed socialite Brenda Frazier and her friend "Shipwreck" Kelly lived
   here in the 40's# in the brick manor house south of our back road.
   The Calumet (previously Gamboling) Farms facility across our side road
   to the southwest was their stables.  We took title from an Albert C.
   Nolte, Jr., on April 26, 1963, having previously met at members'
   private homes, the Neighborhood House of the Glen Cove YMCA, the
   Grenville Baker Boys' Club and the Lower School of the Friends Academy,
   both in Locust Valley, and lastly at Norway Hall in Glen Head.
*  The Fellowship was founded in 1957 as the "The Unitarian Fellowship of
   Glen Cove".  We incorporated and changed our name to "The Unitarian
   Fellowship at Muttontown" in 1961.  We became "The Muttontown Unitarian
   Universalist Fellowship" in 1987, thus reflecting the inclusiveness of
   the Unitarian Universalist Association.
				    From rough notes by Roy Sanger - Oct 87
         	     {Edited by Sam Berliner, III - Oct 93; revised Dec 97,
                                         see 26 Sep 75 Oyster Bay Guardian)

# - As of 19 Jun 98, a letter from one Trixie Taylor to the Oyster Bay FREEHOLDER (in the spring 1998 issue) states that Brenda Frazier was only born in the early '20s and so could not have known Kelly until '39 or '40 and that she was very prominent in the '40s and '50s!  (Oh, 'tis true, 'tis true!)  This history was published in the Winter 1998 issue with the erroneous dating, "20's".

Incidentally, Kelly (described as "the late" in an article ca. Jun 98) was a friend of Jock Whitney, who knew him as the football hero and Wall Streeter John "Shipwreck" Kelly, described as married to "deb-of-the-century" Brenda Frazier.  Better and better - "ya gotta be a football hero" - Kelly is immortalized by the University of Kentucky's "Individual Old-Time Records (1891-1945)" for Most Yards Rushing, Game - 280 - Shipwreck Kelly vs. Maryville, 1930.  Worser and worser - "Shipwreck" Kelly (1885-1952) was famous for flagpole sitting for long periods of time; he set many flagpole-sitting records.  He sat for 49 days on one flagpole.  He once estimated that he spent a total of over 20,000 hours sitting on flagpoles.  Flagpole sitting was a craze started in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1929.  Happily, for us, it appears that this Kelly was Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly - who set the world's record (seven weeks) for pole sitting (at Atlantic City's Steel Pier).

What's with the nickname, "Shipwreck", and the Kelly clan?


Some ten years ago, there used to be a unique view through the eastern window in the Worship Room; the greenery outside the window, which faces the seats in normal seating, and is just to the left of the minister as we view her/him and the pulpit, was growing in such a way that it gave the appearance of a green tunnel going off into infinity.  It has since grown in and the tunnel has disappeared, but it was quite a sight and source of focus for meditation.  Happily, another "tunnel" vista has opened up lately (late 2004).  The south window is a picture window and gives out onto the rear lawn (see photo above) and that aspect has great trees and distance and is most beautiful but it's not the same.


Partner Church in Transylvania

note-rt - This partnership is in abeyance;
more information should be forthcoming ca. Sep 2010 or so.

cimerz.jpg
[newer image now (10 Feb 00) courtesy of the Magyarországi Unitárius Egyház
(The Hungarian Unitarian Church)]

MUUF Plaque (Cimersz)  This emblem, the "Címer", popular in Hungarian and Transylvanian Unitarian churches and the device of the Unitarian denominations in both areas, and which appears on the beautiful, hand-carved, wood plaque sent to us from Bordos, depicts a dove encircled by a serpent - "be a peaceful as the dove and as cunning as the serpent", and often bears, or is accompanied by, the motto

Egy az Isten

(Edge uzh Ih'shtayn)

God is One

MUUF's Partner Church, Bordos, sent them this hand-carved wood plaque depicting the "Címer" when their then-minister visited the States ca. 1994; for some reason, even after image-processing, I can not bring out the richness of the blond wood.  Carvings like this are commonplace in the small villages of Erdéley (Transylvania).  MUUF's is mounted in a place of honor on the wall near the pulpit.

(photo 24 Nov 99 by and © 1999 S. Berliner, III - All Rights Reserved)

The UUA has a Partner Church Program with the Magyar(Hungarian)-speaking Unitarian churches in Transylvania (Erdély in Magyar or Siebenbürgen in German) in Romania; Muttontown is partnered with Bordos, a tiny church in a tiny mountain community.  You may also find more on Bordos and the other Erdélyi churches on SB,III's Partner Church page.




EMERGENCY!  One of MUUF's parishioners pointed out that, while we all acknowledge the "Interdependent Web of all Existence", nowhere do we give its URL!


[2 - If you remember hem but are looking here for their neighbor, the Hunter's Hook Farm (formerly Calumet Horse Farm, Ltd)., with which they share the entry gate, they are at 6080 North Hempstead Turnpike in Muttontown, New York, but have a mailing address in East Norwich, New York  11732-1601; phone:  516-624-3499.]


(Page continued on MUUF Continuation Page)


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The Oyster Bay Historical Society site.


MUUF Front
Front of Fellowship House

MUUF Rear
Rear of Fellowship House

These views were made ca. 1980 by member (the late) Will Farrington.


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