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UUs in the News
Rev Roger Fritts spoke for over an hour on same-sex marriage and the church in general on The Nilon Report, WSRQ Radio, on Tuesday, Sept 2. A podcast of the program is expected to be available here by Thursday morning.
Enjoy Logan Nicholson's new Art Exhibit, 'Water - the Gift of Life'
Enjoy Logan Nicholson's new Art Exhibit, 'Water - the Gift of Life'
Wiew a wonderful exhibit of photos, poems and stories by artist Logan Nicholson in the Church’s Lexow Wing Art Gallery. Reception is on Sept 7 after Sunday's Service.
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Sign Up For Fall Get-Together Dinners
Sign Up For Fall Get-Together Dinners
Get Together Dinners (potluck gatherings) are 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. You can sign up one of two ways. Read more...
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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Forming soon: New Men's Group, Mah Jongg, Using Your iPad, Writing Your Autobiography
Forming soon: New Men's Group, Mah Jongg, Using Your iPad, Writing Your Autobiography
We have something for everyone.
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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 West 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.
This Sunday, September 7

This Sunday, September 7,

10:30 am:

Advice for New Parents

If a new parent asked you for advice, what might you say? Sermon by Roger Fritts.  Read more... 


Music:

 

Choir, Don Bryn 


10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

The children and youth will have their first “Sacred Space” today with the theme, “Coming Together/ Unity.” Read more...


9:30 am Forum:

The Florida House Renewal  

A remodeled demonstration house and yard, high-tech meeting spaces, great facilitation and access to community expertise are a winning combination... 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.
 

Meals on Wheels: Volunteer to assemble meals from 8:00 AM to 10:15 AM, with a break -- OR – deliver meals from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Near Lime & Fruitville. Call 941-366-6693 for more information.

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: They 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 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.

Hunger Reports: A recent forum speaker mentioned several reports on hunger. Child Hunger in Sarasota & DeSoto Counties: http://www.allfaithsfoodbank.org/how-to-help.php The 2014 Hunger in America Report: http://hungerreport.org/

Green Sanctuary

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