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Services in Lakewood Ranch Starting September 13
Services in Lakewood Ranch Starting September 13
Do you live in or near Lakewood Ranch? In September we will start holding services in that area, thanks in part to a generous grant from the Unitarian Universalist Association. Look to this space for more information. If you would like to be part of the planning, contact John Yoder.
Visit the new Art Exhibit in the Lexow Wing
Visit the new Art Exhibit in the Lexow Wing
Enjoy Jill Krasner's curated exhibit of nine well known regional artists. The art is exhibited in a unique way. More information about the exhibit is on our Art Gallery page.
"A Universe from Nothing: Why there is Something Rather than Nothing" to be discussed Wednesdays at 4
The book by Lawrence M. Krauss will be discussed at the Religious Literacy Dialog Wednesdays at 4 pm in the West Wing. Read more...
"Theater Games and Improvisation" to be offered Mondays in July
This fun adult program is offered by an experienced teacher and graduate of "Players Workshop in Chicago." Read more...
UUs stand with Pope Francis
UUs stand with Pope Francis
"We stand with Pope Francis on climate change." Thus concludes the joint statement issued by Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Rev. Bill Schulz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Read more...
Marriage equality "would not have happened without the activism of UU's"
Speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Association, praised the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. Click here for recordings of GA events.
Myakka River State Park threatened; your help sought
Myakka River State Park threatened; your help sought
Cattle grazing threatens Myakka River State Park. You are asked to contact your representatives to stop this. Read more...
Our Climate Change video posted to Youtube
Our church's Climate Justice Task Force has produced a video which is now on Youtube.

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Rosters for Get-Together Dinners are in the Members Corner
You can find the July rosters in the Members Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Food sought for Bethesda House
​Bethesda House is a food pantry and counseling center for those living with HIV/AIDS. Your donation of canned foods such as soups and vegetables, toilet paper and pet food is much appreciated. Members of our church community volunteer at the pantry each Friday. Please bring your items to the collection box on Sunday.
This Sunday, August 2

 This Sunday, August 2,

10:30 am

Making Peace

with Women's Bodies

How do we honor a woman's worth and dignity in a culture that emphasizes the beauty of being thin, young and flawless? Some scholars believe there is a connection between spirituality and body image. If so, how does religion impact a woman's self-worth and a culture's positive or negative influence?  Sermon by Pastor Katie Culbert. Read more...


Music:

 
Juan de La Sierra, guitar  Don Bryn, piano

10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

Nursery for infants and toddlers. Older children and youth are learning about prayer and how it fits into religion and spirituality. Read more...


9:30 am Forum:

Commit2Respond Environmental Issues

Current environmental issues will be discussed. Read more...


11:45 am: 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.

Restore Voting Rights: Florida is one of only four states that does not restore voting rights to former felons after they fulfill all terms of their sentence. As a result 9% of Floridians cannot register to vote. Sign the Constitutional Amendment petition on Sunday in the courtyard or sign here and mail in the petition yourself.

Address Hunger and Homelessness Help pack, serve or collect food for adults and kids. Help prevent homelessness. Our project partners include All Faiths Food Bank, Sarasota County Schools, Sarasota Housing Authority and many others.

Fair Trade Every Sunday We support economic justice for farmers and cooperatives around the world. Coffee, chocolate, tea and other Fair Trade items are available for purchase every Sunday.