This Sunday, December 15, in Sarasota:
Services at 10:00 and 11:30 am
The Holiday Letter
Sermon by Roger Fritts
Do you send out Christmas cards to friends and relatives? Do you send a mass December letter by mail or by e-mail? Or do you send a message on social media? The sermon will look at holiday messages and our efforts to stay connected.
Religious Education for Children from 10:00 am to 11:00, for Youth from 10:00 am to 11:30.
Nursery Care: Loving care provided by our nursery staff and volunteers for those 4 years and younger. PreK-1st Grade: The children will hear the story of Little Red Ruthie, a Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster, eat a Hanukkah meal and play the dreidel. 2nd-5th Grade: The children will hear the story of the light that would not go out, make a menorah, play with dreidels and eat latkes.
Youth Group: Breaking Away: The youth will be learning about how Protestant denominations broke away from the Orthodox churches and how they developed different cultures and rituals including information on African American churches We will have guest speakers to answer questions and help in the fun "Go Fish" game Protestant style.
Read more about our Religious Education programs for children and youth...
Forum at 10:15 am
Discovering the Truth about Slavery
In 2016, the United States was home to more than 35,000 museums that memorialized our nation’s culture and history. Only a few museums focused on the history of slavery. However, the past five years have seen the emergence of new major museums with compelling narratives on the slave experience and the enormous economic impact slave labor had on the emergence of the American economy. In this presentation, Dr. Dale Anderson will survey these new museums with special focus on the Whitney Plantation Slavery site outside of New Orleans. This presentation is part of the developing UUCS Racial Justice Reading Program. Moderator, Marie Keeney
Coffee and Conversations at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm
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.
Zen Study Group at 7 pm
A group focusing on "The Study and Practice of Zen" meets every Sunday evening at 7 pm in the Reeb Room. All are welcome, beginners as well as experienced Zen practitioners. Read more...
This Sunday, December 15, in Lakewood Ranch:
We meet at Hyatt Place Lakewood Ranch, 6021 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch. Click here for map and directions.
Read more about upcoming services in Lakewood Ranch...
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
Meet the Ministers
Rev. Roger Fritts, Senior Minister, joined the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota in 2011. Go to Rev. Roger Fritts bio for more details.
Rev. Beth Miller, Associate Minister, joined the church on September 1. Read more...
Rev. Gilbert (Budd) Friend-Jones, Associate Minister, joined the church on September 1. Read more...
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Meet the Board
Our Board of Trustees is elected annually by the congregation. Read more...
Peg Green's Tapestry Chosen for Cover of New UU Pocket Guide
Happy gets distracted in church
Read more in Dick's "From the Garden Gate" blog...
UUA President Spearheads Voter Drive
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the UUA, joined us on October 20 in a get-out-the-vote drive on behalf of a voting rights amendment, which passed with 64% of the vote. Read more, see pictures and videos of the day's events...
Our association's annual General Assembly takes place June 24 - 28 in Rhode Island next year. Read more...
Annual Report published
Our annual report has now been posted to the Members' Corner.
The Board of Trustees meets at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of the month. Members are welcome to attend. Read the latest minutes here. The current year budget can be found in the Members Corner.
Deep Thinking, Deep Listening
A new group begins soon.
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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.