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OUR MISSION is to encourage and facilitate consideration of ethics, philosophies, and religions and the development of our individual values and beliefs; to provide opportunities for fellowship and mutual support; to establish and maintain a vigorous Unitarian Universalist presence in our local community; and to expand our membership.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED
to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.


OUR 6th ANNUAL MARKETPLACE — on Sunday, December 1st and December 8th Shopping Fun Continues - while offerings last    The Marketplace’s purchase tables will be open on  so be sure to sign up early for those unique themed dinners as well as the many other exciting events and helpful services that you don’t want to miss.   Many of our members are offering  useful services, special meals, activities and interesting events for purchase.  For example, you might enjoy taking lessons in making chocolates, trying a sailing adventure, or enjoying musical events as well as other interesting and fun opportunities such as a stay at a condo in Chautauqua, (New York) or attending a Downton Abbey Tea, or tickets to “Paris at the Peabody.”   You can also get help with such chores as shopping, cleaning, and other assistance that our fellow UU’s have offered.


Potluck on December 6th, 2019 will treat attendees to a Scandinavian flavor of food, music and fun.   The hosts will provide the meat dishes and you, the participants are requested to bring vegetable dishes and desserts. If you have a small Chistmas ornament you would like to share for the night,  bring it along, but do not forget to take it back when you leave. 


LIFE LONG LEARNING 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11th Topic Change:  Census 2020: The Magic of Numbers 

Tom Hilburn will deliver a presentation on the  national  Census 2020. Tom will discuss the following:

  • The History of the Census
  • What is Census 2020
  • Census 2020 in Florida
  • Why it is important
  • What you can do

 Tom is a Professor Emeritus of Software Engineering and a Distinguished Engineering Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie-Mellon from 1997–2009. He is a member of the League Women Voters and the Volusia County Census 2020 point person for the League.  Details 


 UU Holiday Cafe Dec 20, 5-8 pm


Florida Unitarian Universalist Womens Retreat  UU Women Joining Forces for Change and Justice  April  3-5,  2020  DaySpring Conference Center Ellenton, Florida Details and Registration Form 


Prior to the 10:30 am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"

       SUNDAY SERVICES                                                

                                          Audio of Past Sermons  

Upcoming Pulpit Presentations

December 8, 2019
9:15 Discussion Topic: "The Significance of the Equator in the Cultural Differences in the World”.  Topic Leader: Phil Elliott
10:30 Service —Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “Be Still, Look Up, and Listen”                     Borrowing from the title of our choral anthem for this Sunday, there is no better recommendation amidst the flurry of the Christmas season.                   Service Leader: Linda Kalaydjian 

December 15, 2019
9:15 Discussion Topic:
10:30 Service
—Dr. Dan Gribbin, “The Power of the Folk”                                             Ballads, work songs, and songs of social justice have contributed a great deal, in America, to our sense of ourselves as a strong and independent people.  This sermon in song tells the story of the power of the folk by highlighting a number of powerful and moving songs, including some by contemporary singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.                                         
Service Leader: Rita Scheeler

December 22, 2019
9:15 Discussion Topic:
10:30 Service —Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa”              Kwanzaa is a seasonal celebration not to be conflated with Christmas or other religious holiday of the winter season. Let us explore Kwanzaa’s distinctive African heritage.          Service Leader: Patty Alsobrook

 Tuesday, December 24— Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey,“Joyeux Noel”                                               A Christmas Eve candlelight service celebrating the peace on earth that the birth of Jesus inspires

 December 29, 2019

 9:15 Discussion Topic:
10:30 Service — Ellen Nielsen and the Congregation, “Looking Back, Looking Forward”                                                         As we look back at 2019, what joys and sorrows of this eventful year do we remember?  As we look forward to 2020, what are our hopes for the coming year?  No regular sermon this Sunday—instead, members of the congregation will have a chance to speak about the last year, and the next year.   Our choir will provide a joyful  and hopeful anthem, “What a Wonderful World.”   

 

    

 

 

 

 


 



 

Audio of Past services

         Green Sanctuary
              Accreditation 2009

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