Zoom meetings this week:
With the church campus closed, many activities have moved to Zoom. Here are some of them.
Monday, 2:00-3:00 pm: Tea Time Read more...
Tuesday, 6 pm: Welcome Reception for Rev. Doug Wadkins
Tuesday, 7-8 pm: Qigong drop-in class Read more...
Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 am: Coffee Klatch Read more...
Thursday, 10:00-11:00 am: Qigong drop-in class Read more...
Friday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Happy Hour Read more...
Sunday, 10:00 am: Forum (see below)
Sunday, 11:00 am: Religious Education (see below)
Sunday, 7:00 pm: Zen Buddhism (see below)
Small groups and committees are also meeting via Zoom
These events are listed on our calendar. The meetings are live events and not recorded.
This Sunday, August 16, on your computer or phone:
Live Forum via Zoom at 10:00 am
What’s the Good Coming from the Coronavirus Pandemic?
We know the negatives, but yes, there are some positives, which our moderator will help us explore. Food for thought and an opportunity to take the long view. Presenter and Moderator, Fred Sirasky; Zoom Host, Terri Holsinger.
Live Religious Education via Zoom at 11:00 am
Religious Education in the Pandemic
On Sunday, August 16th at 11am we will hold an open forum on how to provide religious education to our children and families during the period where we are shut-down and not able to hold classes. We will discuss how we can stay connected to each other. Catherine Bonner will present some curriculum options. Come with your open mind, open heart and great ideas as we look to our future.
All are welcome to join us. Sign-up is required. More information here.
Live Zen Buddhism via Zoom at 7:00 pm
A group focusing on "The Study and Practice of Zen" meets every Sunday evening at 7 pm via Zoom. Each session is organized into two components: The study of Zen and the practice of Zen through a 20-minute meditation. Open to newcomers as well as experienced Zen practitioners. To join the session send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address. We'll email you the password and credentials. Read more...
Drone video of partner church now available. Click here to view...
Past services, including transcripts, are on our Virtual Church page.
Past Forums, including links to documents, are on our Forum Archive page.
General Assembly 2020 events are on our GA 20 page.
Future services are on our Upcoming Services page.
Zoom meetings are live and not recorded.
How are the Virtual Church recordings made? see Making of Virtual Church
We stand with the Jewish community
See Rev. Budd Friend-Jones' remarks about recent anti-semitism in Sarasota.
A suspect has been identified. Read more...
The Reverends Beth Miller (email@example.com 617-893-1949) and Budd Friend-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org 224-623-9200) are available to respond to your pastoral needs. In addition, Caring Committee and Pastoral Care Team members are available to help in a variety of ways. Pandemic rules currently in effect prohibit hospital and care facility visits, and home visits would be only in special circumstances, but we can arrange other help as needed. Please contact Beth or Budd if you or someone you know in our church community has a need, or just to talk.
A word from our Interim Minister
Rev. Doug Wadkins began his interim ministry with us on August 1. Here are a few personal comments from him. Read more at douglaswadkins.org. Watch a sample sermon at douglaswadkins.org/worship.
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.
Meet the Ministers
Rev. Dr. Doug Wadkins, Interim Senior Minister, joined our church
August 1.. Read more at douglaswadkins.org
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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Videos and Audios
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Meet the Board
Our Board of Trustees is elected annually by the congregation. Read more...
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...
Small groups are active now. Contact
for more information, Read more...
The Board of Trustees meets at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of the month. Read the latest minutes here. The current year budget can be found in the Members Corner.
UUs in the News:
Deep Thinking, Deep Listening
A new group begins soon.
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.