This Sunday, September 24:
Religious Education for Children and Youth, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
We have programs for children from ages 0 to 18. This Sunday, we invite you to our Open House and Splash party from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. We will have a Rip & Dip water slide, games and refreshments. Families, friends and visitors are invited. See pictures of last year's party... Read more about our Religious Education programs for children and youth... Check out our RE Calendar for our scheduled programs.
Forum at 9:30 am
What Are the Challenges for LGBTQIA Teens in Sarasota?
Our church is a Welcoming Congregation. As part of our commitment, our Social Justice Committee has long supported ALSO Youth, a program for LGBTQIA young people in Sarasota. ALSO Assistant Director Molly Swift and a small panel of ALSO Youth Ambassadors will help us understand some of the bullying, family support issues and a range of other challenges these young people face. Presenter: Molly Swift, Moderator, Don Diddams.
Coffee and Conversations at 11:30 am
Enjoy coffee, juice and other refreshments as you converse with old friends and make new ones. Join a welcoming and loving community as you bask in the sunshine and relax in our lovely garden setting.
TED Talk Talk at 11:45 am
We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights
Can we fight terror without destroying democracy? Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon thinks that we'll lose the battle against extremism and demagoguery if we censor the internet and press. In this critical talk, she calls for a doubling-down on strong encryption and appeals to governments to better protect, not silence, the journalists and activists fighting against extremists.
This Sunday, September 24, in Lakewood Ranch:
Service at 10:00 am
America Will be Great When...
Dr. Roger Ray returns again, this time with his daughter, Valerie, pictured left. Dr. Ray is the founding pastor of the Emerging Church (formerly known as the Community Christian Church) and the author of 'Progressive Faith and Practice, Progressive Conversations'.
Welcome, guests and visitors!
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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, transgender 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
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Rev. Roger Fritts joined the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota in 2011. Go to this page for more details.
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