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Irish musician Paul Duffy to lead Early St. Patrick's Day celebration
  Irish musician Paul Duffy to lead Early St. Patrick's Day celebration
The biggest Irish celebration in Sarasota will take place in the Sanctuary this Sunday (March 8) when one of the area's most popular entertainers, Paul Duffy, leads our annual Early St. Patrick's Day celebration. This tribute to the Irish also includes dancers from the Drake School of Irish Dance in full Irish regalia and starts at 3 pm. Read more...
Time to sign up for Get-Together Dinners
Time to sign up for 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 reacquaint with old friends. The dinners (usually 6 to 12 people) are held in people's homes. Deadline to sign up is Sunday March 29.
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Have you made your pledge yet?
If you have not already done so, please submit your pledge card as soon as you can. What's the hurry?
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Serendipity Auction - big success!
Serendipity Auction - big success!
Enjoy all your winning activities, lunches, dinners and outings! Go to Members Corner to see the final lists of winners by bidder and by donor. And thanks to all the bidders, donors and volunteers for making it a huge success!
Media note Climate Symposium
Media note Climate Symposium
Local media took note of our recent Climate Change Symposium. SNN6 television news, Radio station WMNF 88.5FM, The Nilon Report - WSRQ, The Bradenton Herald and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published interviews or reports. Numerous video commercials were also run.
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Watch this 13-year-old pianist perform with astonishing ability
Watch this 13-year-old pianist perform with astonishing ability
Noah Waddell has only been playing the piano for 5 years but he's already given more than 150 concerts. He performed at both our services on Feb. 8. Click here to see a short video of him at an afternoon concert in our Sanctuary the same day.
Rosters for Get-Together Dinners are in the Members Corner
You can find the Jan, Feb, and March rosters in the Members Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Want to get married in the state of Florida?
Want to get married in the state of Florida?
Here is what you need to know.

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Adult Education at UUCS
Adult Education at UUCS
Be part of an Exciting Winter Season. Read all about the many, many offerings on our Adult Programs page as it is updated this week.
UUs in the Movies
UUs in the Movies
James Reeb, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and Viola Liuzzo, housewife and mother of five, are part of the historical drama, "Selma," playing in local theaters now. 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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This Sunday, March 8,

9:30 & 11:15 am:

(Daylight Saving Time)

An Imperfect Hero

In the movie, Selma, the relationship between Dr. King and his wife is a strained one, due to his apparent infidelity. If this is true, can we still celebrate the life of M.L. King? Read more...


Music at 9:30 Service:

Mindy Simmons, guitar & vocals Ed Kinder, piano

Music at 11:15 Service:

Choir Don Bryn, piano

Programs for Children and Youth:

Come check out our new curriculum! Read more...


10:20 am Forum:

"Walk-a-Thon for Campaign Finance Reform"

Following her 330-mile, 6-week march from Sarasota to Tallahassee, an 81-year-old widow presents the case for "Move to Amend." Read more...


10:20 am Climate Workshop:

Divestment from Fossil Fuels: A Strategy to Pressure the Fossil Fuel Companies to Change

Learn about a new divestment movement growing across the globe. Read more...


10:15 am and 12:15 pm Coffee and Conversations

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Facing Climate Change

Facing Climate Change

We have been facing climate change in many ways: Commit2Respond, Climate Justice Task Force, solar energy petition, water issues, animal agriculture, fossil fuel divestment, "Cowspiracy," Climate Symposium, congregational meeting, interfaith conference. 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.