Come, Come Whoever You Are!
Please plan to attend next Saturday's workshop at the Fellowship, on 23 August from 10 AM to about 3:30 PM. We will be talking about the congregation's future, our goals, and our plan for developmental ministry. We need to hear from each of you!!
Goal Setting Workshop
Saturday, 23 August 2014
10 AM to 3:30 PM
Our UUA Florida District staff person, Maggie Lovins, will be here to lead the workshop, and we will be having conversations, asking questions, and learning more. This is important work, and every one of your voices is needed. This is YOUR congregation, and the ideas and goals that come out of this conversation will direct us for the next several years. We want each of you to be a part of our future.
What do you need to do?
- Plan to be there next Saturday (8/23/2014) at 10 a.m.
If you would, please let us know you will be there! You can say you are coming on our Facebook event page, or you can
or call me (352-672-0021 or 352-472-4847) -- or let me or any other Board member know you will be there in person! Having an idea of how many of you will be there helps us plan to make the workshop as successful as possible.
- We will have a potluck lunch, so bring something to share.
We are a community that is striving to be the best it can be, and breaking bread together is one way to do that. Please bring something to share (and if you can, remember to bring a label stating if it is vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore, and if it is made with nuts). If you cannot bring something, that is okay. We want you to come, even if you don't have a dish!!
- Bring your hopes and dreams of our future with you, and a willingness to speak it and talk about it with others.
We can only craft goals for developmental ministry based on your input. If you don't share it or speak your mind about something, it cannot be taken into consideration. Also, we are here to help each other grow, and hearing ideas and opinions other than our own is important spiritual work. Challenge yourself to speak your truth.
Peace, love & light,
Kristin Stevens, President
Sunday, August 24, 11 am
Agents of Change
Congregational Life Consultant for the UUA's Southern Region
It is said that the only true constant in life is change. How we deal with, and integrate changes can shape the way we live our values in the various communities we belong to. Come hear Maggie address the challenges of change in our personal lives and in our congregations. She will talk about how these changes and anxieties can affect our every day lives along with how to harness the opportunities that come along in times of change to be effective Agents of Change.
Our DRE is leaving for a full time job and we wish her well as she advances in her career. We have a part-time job opening for someone who would be working with parents, children, and youth in our Religious Education program. Primarily administration, this position is ideal for someone who loves children and would enjoy a liberal religious institution.
For full details and contact info, read the attached flyer.Save
Please click the link below to download a copy of our Sunday newsletter.
We Welcome You
We are a liberal church and the only Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation in Alachua county. We serve Alachua, Archer, Brooker, Chiefland, Earleton, Ft. White, Gainesville, High Springs, Keystone Heights, Lake City, McIntosh, Micanopy, Newberry, Ocala, Starke, Trenton, The Villages, and Williston.
We welcome people, be they Agnostic, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Deist, Free-thinker, Hindu, Humanist, Jew, Muslim, Pagan, Spiritual, Theist, Wiccan, or those who seek their own spiritual path. We welcome people without regard to economic status, ethnicity, gender identity, physical ability, race, or sexual orientation. We welcome the very old, the very young, and all ages in between.
We Are A Welcoming Congregation
Ours is a Welcoming Congregation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) people. This congregation became a Welcoming Congregation in 1993 after a multi-year period of study and reflection by congregation Members. We fulfill our role as a Welcoming Congregation by offering GLBTQ persons a religious home free of discrimination. Whatever your history, whatever your heritage, whomever you love, you are welcome in our faith community.
We Strive for Equual Access
We are wheelchair accessible.
We have assisted listening devices available, a hearing loop, and braille hymnals.
We strive to address issues of chemical sensitivity.
If you are a member, email the webmaster to be registered.
Please Join Us
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Sanctuary)
Each Sunday, our worship services consist of a sermon, music, sharing, and meditation/reflection.
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM (Classrooms)
Our children and youth attend the beginning of every service, and remain in service one Sunday each month. The other Sundays, they leave after the Time for Wondering for either Religious Education and Exploration classes or for Children's Chapel.
Childcare available: 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM on Sundays
Coffee and Conversation:
immediately after Service