This Sunday, September 23, in Sarasota:
Religious Education for Children and Youth at 10:30 am
Nursery: Those 3 and younger will play with our nursery staff and volunteers. PK-1st grade: We cooperate. Unitarian Universalists believe we should take care of our earth, the home we share with all living things. Our church is a place where we cooperate and help one another. 2nd- 5th grade: Sports: The good, the bad and the Ugly. Just like life, sports have a good side, in good sportsmanship and a bad side, in violence, racism, crudity, drug abuse and other issues. Today, we discuss the balance of good and bad in sports. Youth: The Democratic Way: The youth will meet with the DRE, Lisa, to vote on activities for the year, social justice causes and youth voices within the church. This is a continuation from last week's discussion. Read more about our Religious Education programs for children and youth...
Forum at 9:30 am
What Is SURE? Is it Effective?
Should Our Congregation Join?
Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity, SURE, is a coalition of 19 protestant and Catholic churches. In their view, “Justice calls for transforming of systems (education, criminal justice, etc.) to be fair and just for all.” Its members identify community issues such as out-of-school suspensions of minority children, research solutions that have worked elsewhere, meet with City, County, School Board, Police and other agencies, and then hold a Nehemiah Assembly where they try to hold these public officials accountable and ask for public commitments to just solutions. Do they effectively “do justice?” Is it a productive move to ally ourselves with those who also espouse views we abhor for the sake of concerted justice action where we agree? Could we do better on our own? This Forum will have a pro and con panel and then open discussion. Read more...
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.
Zen Monk to speak at 7:00 pm
Experiencing Our True Nature with Zen Meditation
Zen monk Chong Am Sunim will visit the Sarasota Zen Group this Sunday at 7 pm. What is "our true nature" anyway? There are many answers. If you're asking the question you would do well to attend Chong Am's talk and learn what his answer is. Read more...
This Sunday, September 23, in Lakewood Ranch:
Brunch and conversations at 11:00 am
Join us for brunch at the Caddy Shack next door to our meeting room for a relaxing brunch. First-time visitors are guests of the church. It's our way of saying thank you for joining us. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will return soon.
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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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