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Sunday Morning schedule changes
Sunday Morning schedule changes
We now return to our summer schedule:
Forum: 9:30 to 10:15,
Sunday Service: 10:30 to 11:30,
Religious Education for children and youth: 10:30 to 11:30.
Brief descriptions are shown to the right, with further details available at the Upcoming Services page.
"Health and Medicine in the Bible" to be discussed at 10am Friday
Marden Paru, Jewish educator, shares his insights into the connection between ancient Biblical texts and modern medicine. Read more at the Freethinkers page.
Catholic priest to share her journey Friday May 2, 10 am
Catholic priest to share her journey Friday May 2, 10 am
Local Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan will tell of her journey from obedient nun to Roman Catholic Woman Priest. Read more at the Freethinkers page.
Defrocked minister to speak to GAIN Thursday, May 8, 7 pm
Defrocked minister to speak to GAIN Thursday, May 8, 7 pm
Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked after officiating his son's same sex marriage. He will be keynoting the Gulfcoast Affirming Interfaith Network's Spring Service in Venice. Read more...
UU's in the News
UU's in the News
Our Religious Education program for children and youth was featured in a recent issue of Sarasota News Leader. Click here for the full story and pictures. Read more...
Redefining the Art of Collage
Redefining the Art of Collage
Raven Sky McDonough's exciting exhibit runs from April to May. Visit the Art Gallery in the Lexow Wing of UUCS!
Click here for a preview.
Volunteers needed at food pantries
Volunteers needed at food pantries
All Faiths Food Bank is looking for volunteers at select food pantries. Pick up a flyer at the Social Justice table. Read more...
Look for the Get Together Dinner Rosters in Members' Corner
The Rosters for the April, May, and June dinners are now available in our Members' Corner.
Find our UUCS Annual Report in the Members' Corner
One of our members said this after reading the annual report: It's fascinating reading, actually. You can find out what EVERY committee and program did during the last year. It's not a dense corporate report. More like a family newsletter!
Food donations needed
Food donations needed
Help fill the pantry at Bethesda House, a drop-in center for people with HIV/AIDS. Many of our members volunteer here and know the food is needed and appreciated. Much needed items include canned soups, pork & beans, canned ravioli, cereal and powdered milk. You may drop off your food in the bin outside the Sanctuary.
This Sunday April 27

This Sunday, April 27, 

10:30 am:

Have the Climate Change Deniers Won?

“Scientists continue to warn us about global warming, but most of us have a vested interest in not wanting to think about it.” Sermon by Roger Fritts. Read more...

Music

Left to right: Palm Strings duet, violin and viola; Don Bryn, piano; Charles Allman, organ.


9:30 am Forum:

Urban Sprawl in Sarasota County

Presented by Dan Lobeck, President of Control Growth Now. Read more...


10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

Today the children and youth will be celebrating Earth Day with crafts and a trip to Mote Marine. 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.

Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton (ISSB): Assalamu Alaikum. First annual ISSB Food and Crafts Festival. This festival will bring the Muslim community together, offer support and visibility to Muslim businesses and entrepreneurs, raise funds for the ISSB Masjid (mosque), and offer da’wah (invitation to learn about the Muslim faith) to the larger community. Wide variety of non-food and food vendors; fun activities for both youth and adults. Free admission. Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton, 4350 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 34234. Phone: 941-351-3393.

Snow birds: Cleaning your cupboards? Please bring the food to church and donate it to Bethesda House!

Gun Control Action! Gun control rallies will continue through April each Thursday from 4-5 PM, gathering at the "Kissing" statue. Signage will be provided. Wear white. Contact: David & Nancy Evans at nadaevans@comcast.net

Gulfcoast Affirming Interfaith Network: Spring Service. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist pastor from central PA who was recently defrocked after officiating his son's same sex marriage. Service will focus on LGBT parenting issues. Thursday May 8, 7:00 PM at SunCoast Cathedral, MCC, 3276 E. Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292.
 

Green Sanctuary

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