This Sunday, July 30:
Service in the Sanctuary and via YouTube at 10:30 am:
Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Katie Culbert served the UU Church of Tampa as Director of Religious Exploration for many years and was ministerial intern at our churhc, where she was ordained. She has crafted worship services and preached for congregations in Florida and around the country. The current focus of her ministry is pastoral care, most recently working as a Chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. Katie lives in Tampa with her two teenage sons.
Religious Education for Children & Youth at 10:30 am:
After the Time for All Ages in the Service, our younger UUs will learn more about how to let go of worries, anxieties, and perfectionism so that they can fully enjoy life. The lesson will include games to illustrate the point.
NURSERY CARE IS PROVIDED FOR INFANTS TO 5 Years
Questions? Contact Catherine Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Forum in the Reeb Room and via Zoom at 9:15 am:
AI: an existential threat to the human race or the next revolution of computer intelligence to help the world be more productive and help solve some of our toughest problems? Please join us to review and discuss the latest news and information about Artificial Intelligence. Our presenter is a Mechanical Engineer graduate of Georgia Tech and a recent retiree of Rockwell Automation who, as one of our members, has worked to make our internet, Zoom, and other telecommunications sing and dance here at our church. Presenter, Jim Redifer; Moderator, Jane Rose; Zoom Host, Marie Keeney.
The portrait shows the face of the actress Ornella Muti, "painted" by AI in the style of Raphael. For this project of the artist Joseph Ayerle the AI had to learn the typical patterns in the colors and brushstrokes of Renaissance painter Raphael. CC BY-SA 4.0
Mindfulness Meditation Group
in the Reeb Room at 3:00 pm:
The group will explore the role of mindfulness practice as a key to flourishing in every aspect of human life. We will provide an ethical, contemplative and philosophical framework for mindfulness using early teachings of the Buddha. Read more...
Adult Program Highlights
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Members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota do justice. We are involved in the local community and partner with national and international advocacy agencies. We have teams dealing with food insecurity, affordable housing, racial justice, environmental justice and reproductive justice and more. Please use the links in the black navigation bar at the top of this page to learn more about all our justice teams.
Abortion rights are threatened by government action in Florida.
We believe in bodily autonomy - that people have the right to control their bodies. They should be able to make informed decisions in consultation with their health care providers without governmental interference.
An "Amendment to Limit Government Interference with Abortion" has been created to address this injustice. We need your help to make this amendment Florida law. Read more...
Board accepts Remembrance Project
Our Board of Trustees has approved the placement of a historical marker on our property memorializing lynchings in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, to promote reconciliation with the past and "looking toward a brighter and more inclusive future." Click here to learn more about this project.
Unitarian Universalist Association News
Our Principles, Purposes and Sources are up for review
It is time for our international Unitarian Universalist Association to review our basic documents. Read more about the Article II Study Commission...
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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.
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. Jay Wolin
We welcome Rev. Jay Wolin as our new settled minister. His tenure with us began August 1. Read more about Rev. Wolin...
These gatherings will continue as long as folks want to connect with each other in this way. Join us on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
Happy Hour Friday, 5:00-6:00
Forum Sunday, 9:15 am
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Deep Thinking, Deep Listening
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Our Partner Church
Read about our relationship with the Unitarians of Korond, Transylvania.