Plainview: A candlelit service that is meditative in nature, with quiet singing (short songs repeated again and again), Scripture, silence for meditating (a time to reflect on whatever word or phrase touches one's heart), and prayer, all welcome, 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 99 Central Park Rd., free, ourshepherdlives.org, 516-349-1966.
Farmingdale: In-person and virtual worship services, 9:30 a.m., Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main St., free, visit farmingdaleumc.org for link to service, 516-694-3424.
Lake Ronkonkoma: In-person worship services at 10 a.m.; services are also available for viewing online on the church’s website; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 307 Hawkins Ave., free, holycross-lutheran.org, 631-588-9509.
Lynbrook: In-person service, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 13 Blake Ave., free, stjohnincarnation.org, 516-599-0778.
Roslyn: In-person service at 10 a.m., also available online, Trinity Episcopal Church of Roslyn, 1579 Northern Blvd., free, trinityroslyn.org, 516-621-7925.
INTERDENOMINATIONAL MORNING PRAYER SERVICE
Stony Brook: All faiths and traditions welcome, 8 a.m., All Souls Episcopal Church, 61 Main St., free, canned-food donations accepted, allsouls-stonybrook.org, 631-655-7798.
Port Jefferson Station: Meets weekly via Zoom (meeting ID: 977-887-967), all are welcome, 9:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 309 Patchogue Rd., free, stpaulslcpjs.org, 631-473-2236.
GREAT DECISIONS: RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY
Shelter Island: Moderator Kirk Ressler, joined by Galen Guengerich, senior minister of All Souls NYC and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Paul Martin, former director of the human rights programs at Columbia University and Barnard College to discuss some of the many challenges in the field of religion and United States foreign policy, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shelter Island Library, 37 N. Ferry Rd., free, register to attend in-person or online, shelterislandpubliclibrary.org, 631-749-0042.
FRIDAY, Sept. 23
Hauppauge: In-person and virtual services, all welcome, 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth Chai, 870 Townline Rd., free, bethchaiofhauppauge.com, 631-724-5807.
SATURDAY, Sept. 24
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
West Babylon: For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, held for nine sessions, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 19, Our Lady of Grace Church, 666 Albin Ave., free, call John at 631-874-0210 or Fran at 631-587-1578 for more information.
Sag Harbor: Service in Portuguese, 7:30 p.m., Hamptons Christian Fellowship, 2837 Noyac Rd., free, hamptonschristian.com, 631-725-4155.
SUNDAY, Sept. 25
MIKVAH AT THE BEACH
Centerport: Join Kehillath Shalom Synagogue for the mikvah to move into Yom Kippur as a new soul. The mikvah, or gathering of living waters, has the power to cleanse and renew and is envisioned as the water of the womb, all are welcome, 9 a.m., Centerport Beach, off Little Neck Road, free, reserve or get additional information by email at email@example.com.
Compiled by Gina Tabarus with LaToya Rodriguez, Daniel Variano, Keri Wall-Treudler