Services in Lakewood Ranch Starting
August 30, 10:30 am
Rushed to the hospital gasping for breath, survival was touch and go for Rev. Dorothy Okray. In this sermon, she shares the surprising state she experienced under that genuinely frightening situation, as well as her lifelong search for God and meaning that grew from a variety of faiths, religious leaders, scientists, and acknowledged atheists . Read more...
10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:
Welcome Back party: It’s a Party! Do you like ice cream? How about Freeze dancing, face painting or board games? Feel free to bring your favorite game if you wish and join your friends for an hour of fun. Read more...
9:30 am Forum:
From the editorial pages of
Our presenters will discuss a major topic of political, cultural, or economic interest from this week’s New York Times, and pose key questions related to that topic for Forum discussion. Read more...
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. Additional information is available in our Social Justice section of the website. Or, read more...
Grazing Threat to Myaka State Park
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 five 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, Salvation Army, 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.
Marriage equality "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 recordings of GA events.
Click here for a personalized letter to all UUs for their support.
Myakka River State Park threatened; your help sought
Cattle grazing threatens Myakka River State Park. A new video provides beauty and explanations of the challenges faced. Read more...
Click here for a special message to guests and visitors.
Here we affirm and promote reason and the scientific method as the tools in learning to love each other and live in harmony with the earth.
We have no creed, but we do strongly encourage everyone to treat each other with respect. We are affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Our religious education program helps our children develop their own common sense and logic in evaluating religious claims. We provide a safe place to help children learn and talk about the big issues such as God, Death, and Sexuality.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.
We are a Green Congregation, promoting respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
--Rev. Roger Fritts
Rev. Roger Fritts joined the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota in 2011. Go to this page for more details.
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.
Our Climate Change video posted to Youtube
Our church's Climate Justice Task Force has produced a video which is now on Youtube. Read more...
Rosters for Get-Together Dinners are in the Members' Corner
You can find the August and September rosters in the Members Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Deep Thinking, Deep Listening
We are a
Our church is a safe space for g/l/b/t persons. We take positions against oppression in our larger community.
Our Partner Church
Read about our relationship with the Unitarians of Korond, Transylvania.