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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 5:30 and 7 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 5:30 and 7 pm
We invite you to join us as we celebrate the gift of peace and quiet and the joy of candles. Read more...
Time to sign up for the winter Get-Together Dinners
Time to sign up for the winter Get-Together Dinners
Get-Together Dinners are pot luck gatherings and a great way to get to meet new friends at the church and/or reaquaint with old friends. The dinners (usually 6-12 people) are held in people's homes. Deadline to sign up is Sunday Dec. 28 at noon. You can sign up online or in the church courtyard after services. Read more...
Fire, Floods and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change?
Fire, Floods and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change?
Tickets are now available for this exciting Feb 11 climate symposium to be held at our church. Listen to leading experts Eric Draper, Executive Director of Audubon Florida, Professor David Hastings, and author Linda Marsa while you enjoy a delicious catered meal.
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Adult Education at UUCS
Adult Education at UUCS
Be part of an Exciting Winter Season. Advise us before year end to be added to the list of class offerings.
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UUs in the Movies
UUs in the Movies
James Reeb, a murdered Unitarian Universalist minister, is part of the historical drama, "Selma," to be released January 9. Read more...
Welcome to College Students
Welcome to College Students
We welcome college students to attend our Sunday Forum and Sermon services. Also, New College Unitarian Universalists holds small group meetings on Sunday nights at 9 PM.
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Have a bicycle to donate to a worthy cause?
El Parent will pick up your working bicycle and wheel it over to Turning Points to give homeless people a transportation option. Bikes needing minor repair are OK, too. Contact El at 201-6201 or elparentjekp@gmail.com.
Participate in our Dialog on Religious Literacy
Advocates for Religious Literacy dialog each Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Wing. We are currently discussing the pros and cons of atheistic religion. All are welcome!
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Marriage Equality Comes to Florida
Marriage Equality Comes to Florida
The UU Church of Sarasota opens its doors, arms, and hearts to gay couples seeking to marry. Numerous lawsuits are pending, so check the news often as the situation changes. We have plans in place to help people get married with very short notice.
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This Sunday, December 21

This Sunday, December 21,

9:30 & 11:15 am:

Who Is Santa?

Is Santa Claus religious? What joy can be found in the Santa story? Sermon by Roger Fritts Read more... 


Music both services:

 

Betsy Hudson Traba, flute; Don Bryn, piano


Programs for Children and Youth:

9:30: Childcare provided

11:15: Combined classes for Holiday Party.
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10:20 am Forum:

Christmas Party 

Refreshments, entertainment by Fred and the Four Strings, and traditional carols sung by all.  Read more...

Social Justice Actions

Social Justice Action

The UUCS Social Justice Committee is working each week to solve issues in homelessness, hunger, needs of children and families, human rights and the health of our planet. Stop by the Social Justice Table after the Sunday service.
 

Reading Volunteers at Booker Elementary: You can make a difference in the life of a young reader by becoming a tutor in the PALS reading programs (K-2) at Booker. Training provided. Pick up a flyer at the Social Justice table or contact Fran Gaston at fgaston@gmail.com or 941- 351-9827.

Fresh Chocolate and Three New Coffee Flavors have arrived at the social justice table. Check out all of the Fair Trade items. Your food purchases support better wages and working conditions for farmers and families around the world.

What do we do with those plastic screw caps? Shriners delivers them to Ainger Middle School in East Englewood. The students sort them for a plastic recycling center, which refurbishes splintered wood benches on the school campus and around the country.

Green Sanctuary

We are a Green Sanctuary congregation, practicing reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth.