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Saturday, May 20 —
2:00 pm Vets for Peace Poetry Contest Awards (Sanctuary)
7:00 pm Thomas Royal in Concert (Sanctuary)

Sunday, May 21 —
11:00 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:15 pm Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)
6:00 pm Dancing Otters Wiccan Class* (Common Room)

Monday, May 22 —
6:00 pm Welcome Table Team (Common Room)
6:30 pm Gainesville Bridge Club* (Fellowship Hall)
7:30 pm Welcome Team (Common Room)

Tuesday, May 23 —
8:30 am Morning Meditation (Common Room)
4:30 pm Governance Team (Common Room)
6:30 pm Humanist Circle (see Brenda McCue for
7:00 pm Mindfulness Training (Common Room)

Wednesday, May 24 —
6:30 pm CommNet (Phillips Hall)

Thursday, May 25 —
7:00 pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)

Sunday, May 28 —
11:00 pm Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:30 pm Social Justice Circle (Common Room)
6:00 pm Dancing Otters Wiccan Class* (Common Room)

*Non-UUFG event

Governance Meetings

Regular Governing Board Meetings

Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM in the Common Room

Training for the Long Haul, May 16, 23 & 30, 2017

Facing the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy

Three Tuesdays: May 16, 23 & 30 at 7:00 pm in UUFG's Common Room

Drawing on the work of Dr. Joanna Macy, this training will help you look at your deepest feelings about what is happening to our world, and renew your personal power in safe, supportive, and creative space. Whether you are a long-time activist or have never engaged in social/political change before, this three-part training will help you:

  • Redefine the context for the conditions we face and reframe the goals for effecting change in our lives and in the world.
  • Determine how to follow your own sense of rightness about where and how you feel called to act.
  • Learn how to tap your innate capabilities for effective, sustained action.

If you missed the Sunday, May 7 presentation, please click the link below for its synopsis. You still have the opportunity to register for the three-part training, to take place from 7-9 pm on Tuesdays, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants must commit to all three sessions. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Diane DePuydt, PhD, is an educator and training consultant with extensive experience in the fields of community development and sustainability. She trained extensively with Joanna Macy. Diane currently guides the Tuesday morning meditation group at UUFG.

Joanna Macy, Ph.D is long-time activist and scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology. For over 40 years, her work has helped people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action.


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