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"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 live transmissions 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...
UUs stand with Pope Francis
UUs stand with Pope Francis
"We stand with Pope Francis on climate change." Thus conclude the joint statement issued by Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Rev. Bill Schulz, President and CEO of the Unitarian Univesalist Service Committee. Read their Read more...
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.
Cinema Conversations group to view movie
Cinema Conversations group to view movie
The Cinema Conversations group will view and then discuss "Hector and the Search for Happiness" July 1 at 6:15 pm in the Sanctuary.
"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...
"Theater Games and Improvisation" to be offered in July
This fun adult program is offered by an experienced teacher and graduate of "Players Workshop in Chicago." 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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Fritts addresses Voting Rights for Ex-Felons on WSRQ radio
Fritts addresses Voting Rights for Ex-Felons on WSRQ radio
Our Rev. Roger Fritts was interviewed on the Nilon Report on WSRQ-radio regarding voting rights for ex-felons. The audio file is available here.
New round of Get-Together Dinners announced
New round of Get-Together Dinners announced
Sign up for the Summer Get Together Dinners. It is a great way to get to know new friends at the church and/or reacquaint with old friends. The dates are July 25, August 22, and September 26. Read more...
Rosters for Get-Together Dinners are in the Members Corner
You can find the June rosters in the Members Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Services in Lakewood Ranch Starting in September!
Services in Lakewood Ranch Starting in September!
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 Rev. Roger Fritts.
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.
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...
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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This Sunday, July 5

 This Sunday, July 5,

10:30 am

"Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow": A Liberal, Inter-arts and Scientific Perspective on Steve Jobs' Last Words

 This sermon explores the topic of near-death experiences and some of our human efforts to describe the indescribable.  Sermon by Rev. Sara Zimmerman. Read more...


Music:

Latin Rendezvous Jan Dorsett, piano

10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

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


9:30 am Forum:

Current Topics in the News

"Reader's choice" of current newsworthy items. 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.