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LGBTQ Movie Night is Aug 22
The 2004 action-comedy film, "Debs," will be shown in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. The film is both a parody and an emulation of the Charlie's Angels format. The plot revolves around the lesbian love story between one of the heroes and the villain.
Chalice Groups are forming
Chalice Groups are forming
Fall Chalice Group sessions will begin the first and second week of September. Sample session will be held on Aug 31 after the Sunday Service. What are Chalice Groups?
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What Is a Good Death?
What Is a Good Death?
Explore this topic with Kathy Black on Friday, Sept 5, from 10 to 11:30 at the next Freethinkers Briefing in our Sanctuary.
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Adult Programs resuming and beginning soon
Adult Programs resuming and beginning soon
We have something for everyone. Read more here and under the Education tab of our home page.
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Let's Lunch on Sept 20!
There will be a Ladies Potluck Luncheon for members and friends on Saturday, Sept 20, at noon in the Lexow Wing. Contact Mira Frederick or Dee Widder.
Mark your calendars for the Church Fall Dinner on Oct 18
You won't want to miss the 2014 Fall Dinner. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Oct 18th. Cocktails begin at 5:00; dinner at 6:00 pm. The cost is $20 per person. Ticket sales begin Sept 21.
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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Get Together Dinners
The rosters are in the Members' Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Enjoy Jane Shannon's Exquisite Quilts
Enjoy Jane Shannon's Exquisite Quilts
View an exhibit of fabric work by artist Jane Shannon in the Church’s Lexow Wing Art Gallery.
This Sunday, August 24

This Sunday, August 24,

10:30 am:

West Side Jazz

This year's salute to American jazz presents some of the famous songs from West Side Story as interpreted by great jazz musicians.  Read more... 


Music:

Jazz band


10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

The children and youth will be making full-body silhouettes that they will decorate and then compare with ones they make at the end of the year!  Read more... 


9:30 am Forum:

Is Free Choice in Our Economy and Society Actually Counterproductive for Democracy? 

Several recent books suggest excessive choices of products in supermarkets paralyzes decision-making, discriminates against the poor and causes government to abdicate its responsibility to provide informed and meaningful rather than deceptive choices. 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.
 

Volunteer Opportunities: Many different ways to make a difference in the community. Stop by the Social Justice table after Sunday service.

Marriage Equality: We are watching the FL lawsuits carefully, and we will assist gay couples who wish to marry.

Volunteers Needed at Select Food Pantries: Please inquire at the Social Justice Table.

Bethesda House Needs Toilet Paper: There were once rolling in TP thanks to a long time, major donor who can no longer help. Until we hear otherwise, donations of TP will be needed, umm, regularly. Also high on Bethesda's pantry wish list: bottled water, canned vegetables and dry cereal. Please bring your donations to church. Thank you.

Bicycles Needed: See item at left for more information.

FISH needs a Scheduler only three to four hours per week. FISH is a Sarasota County program that connects volunteer drivers with seniors who need a ride to medical appointments. For more information, call Lele Siem at 924-6761.

Green Sanctuary

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