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"Another World Is Possible" to be theme of Sunday rally
You are invited to join the Sarasota Solidarity Walk at 5 pm on Sunday, September 21, in downtown Sarasota. Read more...
UUs in the News
UUs in the News
Rev Roger Fritts spoke on same-sex marriage and the church in general on The Nilon Report, WSRQ Radio, on Tuesday, Sept 2. A one-hour podcast of the program is available here.
Sign Up For Fall Get-Together Dinners
Sign Up For Fall Get-Together Dinners
Get Together Dinners (potluck gatherings) are a great way to get to meet new friends at the church and/or reacquaint with old friends. The dinners (usually 6 to 12 people) are held in people's homes. You can sign up one of two ways. Read more...
Get-Together Dinners
The rosters are in the Members' Corner. Call the office if you need the password.
Forming soon: New Men's Group, Mah Jongg, Using Your iPad, Writing Your Autobiography
Forming soon: New Men's Group, Mah Jongg, Using Your iPad, Writing Your Autobiography
We have something for everyone.
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Enjoy Logan Nicholson's new Art Exhibit, 'Water - the Gift of Life'
Enjoy Logan Nicholson's new Art Exhibit, 'Water - the Gift of Life'
Wiew a wonderful exhibit of photos, poems and stories by artist Logan Nicholson in the Church’s Lexow Wing Art Gallery.
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Let's Lunch on Sept 20!
There will be a Ladies Potluck Luncheon for members and friends on Saturday, Sept 20, at noon in the West Wing. Contact Mira Frederick or Dee Widder.
“Legends of the Sea with Bill Schustik” coming to UUCS Oct. 12
“Legends of the Sea with Bill Schustik” coming to UUCS Oct. 12
Musician, historian, and folklorist Bill Schustik will perform a concert of sea shanties in “Legends of the Sea,” Sunday, October 12, 4 p.m., at UUCS. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the All Faiths Food Bank’s BackPack Kids Program, which provides meals for underprivileged children. Read more...
Mark your calendars for the Church Fall Dinner on Oct 18
You won't want to miss the 2014 Fall Dinner. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, Oct 18th. Cocktails begin at 5:00; dinner at 6:00 pm. The cost is $20 per person. Ticket sales begin Sept 21.
Have a bicycle to donate to a worthy cause?
El Parent will pick up your working bicycle and wheel it over to Turning Points to give homeless people a transportation option. Bikes needing minor repair are OK, too. Contact El at 201-6201 or elparentjekp@gmail.com.
Participate in our Dialog on Religious Literacy
Advocates for Religious Literacy dialog each Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Wing. We are currently discussing the pros and cons of atheistic religion. All are welcome!
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Marriage Equality Comes to Florida
Marriage Equality Comes to Florida
The UU Church of Sarasota opens its doors, arms, and hearts to gay couples seeking to marry. Numerous lawsuits are pending, so check the news often as the situation changes. We have plans in place to help people get married with very short notice.
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This Sunday, September 21

This Sunday, September 21,

10:30 am:

Love Reaches Out

What if we burst out into our surrounding community and spread the good news of liberal religion beyond our walls? Sermon by Katie Culbert  Read more... 


Music:

 

Choir and Don Bryn 


10:30 am Programs for Children and Youth:

The themes for today include the benefit of cooperation, nature’s partnerships and the birth of Buddhism. Read more...


9:30 am Forum:

Kindness as a "Sturdy Intellectual Value" - and Verb

An NPR interview with award-winning author, George Saunders, followed by a discussion about kindness - or its lack thereof - in our lives, spiritual community, and modern society.  Read more...

Social Justice Actions

Social Justice Action

The UUCS Social Justice Committee is working each week to solve issues in homelessness, hunger, needs of children and families, human rights and the health of our planet. Stop by the Social Justice Table after the Sunday service.
 

Meals on Wheels: Volunteer to assemble meals from 8:00 AM to 10:15 AM, with a break -- OR – deliver meals from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Near Lime & Fruitville. Call 941-366-6693 for more information.

Marriage Equality: We are watching the FL lawsuits carefully, and we will assist gay couples who wish to marry.

Volunteers Needed at Select Food Pantries: Please inquire at the Social Justice Table.

Bethesda House Needs Toilet Paper: They were once rolling in TP thanks to a long time, major donor who can no longer help. Until we hear otherwise, donations of TP will be needed, umm, regularly. Also high on Bethesda's pantry wish list: bottled water, canned vegetables and dry cereal. Please bring your donations to church. Thank you.

Bicycles Needed: See item at left for more information.

FISH needs a Scheduler three to four hours per week. FISH is a Sarasota County program that connects volunteer drivers with seniors who need a ride to medical appointments. For more information, call Lele Siem at 924-6761.

Hunger Reports: A recent forum speaker mentioned several reports on hunger. Child Hunger in Sarasota & DeSoto Counties: http://www.allfaithsfoodbank.org/how-to-help.php The 2014 Hunger in America Report: http://hungerreport.org/

Green Sanctuary

We are a Green Sanctuary congregation, practicing reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth.