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Peace March 2017




U.N. International Day of Peace Celebration

Sunday, September 17

10:15 am: Peace March starting at YMCA, 5201 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL
March to Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34 St

11:00 am: Sunday Service and Reception

12:30 am: Peace Pole Flags Ceremony
Flags from over 30 countries represented during the ceremony.

Sponsors: Veterans for Peace, UN Association-USA, Gainesville, UU Fellowship of Gainesville

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Water Ceremony: Sept 3!

On Sunday, September 3, at 11 am, Rev. Maureen leads our annual Water Ceremony -- an ingathering, with an all ages service celebrating the blessings and challenges of water, for our lives and for the planet.

Please bring a small container of water that symbolizes a place or a water-related issue that is meaningful to you. Not likely to remember? Not to worry - pitchers of water will be available so you can pour some into the common bowl and hold a memory of something important in your heart. Following the service, we'll take the shared waters to the Paul & Ginny Bird Memory Garden, as we connect with those UUFG members and loved ones who are no longer with us.

To learn about the history of the UU Water Ceremony, click on the link below.

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"Owning Your Religous Past" -- first class, Tuesday, Sept 19

Sign up now for “Owning Your Religious Past,” a three-session adult religious education class with Rev. Maureen starting Tuesday, September 19 at 7 pm.

We’ll review our past religious perspectives and experiences, considering what we want to leave behind, what to redefine, and what to carry forward.

To register, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 352-377-1669.

Singing Meditation

Second and Fourth Wednesdays

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Choir Room -- Starts Wednesday, September 13

Singing Meditation is a form of worship that alternates repetitive singing of short, simple, interfaith songs with periods of undirected silence.

Singing meditation involves singing chants, rounds, and other simple songs repetitively, until the songs sink deeply into your heart. Songs are alternated with undirected intervals of meditative silence. Group members do not need to have a strong singing voice or musical skills to participate and fully enjoy Singing Meditation.

This event is open to the public.


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