This Sunday, November 18, in Sarasota:
Religious Education for Children and Youth at 10:30 am
Forum at 9:30 am
The News and Our Gut-Brain Axis
The negative effects of a polarized political environment are being felt by many Americans. Excessive exposure to daily news content stokes expectations of danger and strongly impacts our mental health and wellbeing. We'll examine how the food we eat, the bacteria living in our gut, and our genes all interact to make us more or less susceptible to anxiety and depression. The talk will offer ten research-based strategies for coping with a hyper-partisan political environment and persistently toxic news. Presenter Dr. Stephen Harlan.
Coffee and Conversations at 11:30
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.
This Sunday, November 18, in Lakewood Ranch:
New location: Hyatt Place Hotel
Our new home is the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6021 Exchange Way, near the corner of I-75 and State Road 70. As a special gesture of welcome, you are invited to enjoy their Breakfast Buffet for free before our service. See map and more at Hyatt Place website...
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 Minister
Rev. Roger Fritts joined the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota in 2011. Go to this page for more details.
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Minister for Congregational Life
Our church is actively seeking a part time minister (20 hours a week) to assist Roger in serving the needs of our growing congregation. We're looking for a UU ordained pastor, but would consider an experienced minister of another faith tradition who fully supports and embodies our UU Principles.
If you know of a retired minister who would welcome the challenge and rewards this position represents, ask them to check out our job description. (click here)
The 2018 Serendipity Auction was a huge social and financial success. Go to the Members Corner to see the LIST OF WINNERS.
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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.