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Annual Meeting to review budget, Move to Amend, Commit2Respond
Annual Meeting to review budget, Move to Amend, Commit2Respond
All members are encouraged to stay after the second Sunday service on March 29 to vote on our new budget, a Move to Amend resolution and Commit2Respond. Refreshments will be provided. Read more...
Annual Report and Proposed Budget are available
Please find the 2014-2015 UUCS Annual Report and the 2015-2016 Proposed Budget for UUCS in the Members Corner.
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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"Questioning Assumptions: Rethinking the Philosophy of Religion" to be discussed Wednesdays at 4
The book by Tom Christenson will be discussed at the Religious Literacy Dialog Wednesdays at 4 pm in the West Wing. Read more...
"My Gender Transition: An Uncomfortable Showdown with Fortune" to be presented April 10
Jean-David Parlier will tell of his recent gender transition from female to male and how gender dynamics affect our society. He speaks at 10 am on Friday, April 10. Read more...
Seeger's Gang to perform April 12
Seeger's Gang to perform April 12
Songs and stories of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger will be presented in a benefit concert at our church on Sunday, April 12, at 3 pm. Admission is $5. Read more...
Orchestra violinists Hong and Chandra in recital Apr. 19
Orchestra violinists Hong and Chandra in recital Apr. 19
Two Sarasota Orchestra violinists will perform a recital called "Enchanted April: A Tale of Two Violins" on Sunday, April 19, at 3 pm in the final concert of our Season of Classics. Admission is $10 at the door or in advance on our website. The musicians are Read more...
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." 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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Looking for what you won in our Serendipity Auction?
Looking for what you won in our Serendipity Auction?
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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Rosters for Get-Together Dinners are in the Members Corner
You can find the 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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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.
This Sunday, March 15

This Sunday, March 29,

9:30 and 11:15 am

Riding to Jerusalem for Passover

Palm Sunday commemorates the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and teach about love. That week things did not go well for him. Sermon by Roger Fritts Read more...


Music:

 
Lea Rothe, violin Don Bryn, piano  

Programs for Children and Youth:

9:30: Childcare provided

11:15: Musical guest from Seeger's Gang (left) for the children, Buddhist guest for the Youth Group.
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10:20 am Forum:

Military Drones and the Thirst for War

Are military drones effective, and do they save lives? Tough questions about the use of drones will be discussed. Read more...


10:20 am Climate Workshop:

Rolling Forward, Looking Back

This final workshop reviews the series and previews plans for Earth Sunday, April 19, and beyond. 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.