Covenant soup and salad

The Congregation has regularly scheduled activities as well as special activities that vary from month to month. All friends, members of the Congregation, and the greater community are welcome to come to most events, unless noted otherwise, though space may be limited in some venues and registration is sometimes required.  We invite you to come and participate or just sit back and enjoy the hospitality. Please let the event host know that you plan to come. The host can also provide directions.

If you would like more information about any activity, or if you would like to host an event, please contact us by email, call the office at 352-805-8451, or contact a person listed in the description of the activity.

Zoom links for each Zoom activity will be listed in the Sunday Bulletin the week before the meeting.

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Sunday Discussions

These hour-long discussions allow attendees to discuss interesting topics in a non-judgmental, safe environment.  Anyone who is interested in adding comments is given no more than 3 minutes, making sure that each who wants to speak has the opportunity to do so.  It’s a great way to express your ideas and learn more about your fellow U.U.s.  If you are interested in presenting a topic, you can contact Glen Bryan at 352-638-4417 or Denny Libby at libby4570@gmail.com.

See the website calendar for dates and topics.

Circle Dinners

Various dates and times meeting in members’ homes.
Contact Diana Reed

Circle dinners are potluck meals in UU members’ homes where you can get to know a small group of UU’s in a deeper way.  When available, there will be sign-ups in the Narthex to be a host or a guest.  The host will contact the guests with details.

Covenant Circles

Various dates and times. Meet in Social Hall and/or Zoom.
Contact Chris Cleveland

Groups of 8-10 people meet regularly, (bi-monthly or monthly) to reflect on and discuss significant life topics.

Small groups are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself. Over time, participants build deep connections with one another, with the congregation and with the sacred.

Whether the topic is “joy,” “mindful living” or “letting go,” the conversation is respectful and caring and leads to greater understanding.  In each session, facilitated by a member of the congregation, all participants have opportunity to share their perspectives, tell their stories, and listen deeply.  The time together is structured:  Groups begin and end with chalice lighting/extinguishing, and include centering readings and often include a time of silence before the deep listening and sharing begins.

New groups will form in the fall.

The Dharma Group

Meets the first, third, and fifth (when there is one) Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm  (currently meeting via Zoom).
Contact Carole Armel

The group reads books related to Buddhism and practices meditation.  Open to all

Meditation for All

Every Monday 6:00-7:00 pm in UUCLC Sanctuary.

The group meets for an hour of readings, discussion and meditation. Meditation is simply another word for concentration and is a way of getting in touch with your spiritual nature. Facilitated by members of the group.   Open to all

Science and Philosophy

Every Thursday 10:30 am-noon in Social Hall.   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING (We hope to resume meeting in October when more people are back in Florida and hopefully the next COVID variant will be less contagious.) 
Contact Franklin Pennington

This is not a class.  It is a meeting of persons to discuss and express their knowledge of various topics and exchange ideas and opinions.   Open to all.

Spiritual Matinee

Third Saturday of month from 3:00-5:00 pm in Social Hall.   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
Contact Val Conde

Group watches movies and discusses the spiritual practices demonstrated. Open to all.

Tai Chi Class

Every Monday 11 am – Noon, December through April, meets outside behind the church building. NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
Contact Chris Cleveland

We will be learning Tai Chi for Arthritis, which was adapted by Dr. Paul Lam from the ancient Sun style tai chi. It is gentle, slow-motion martial arts movements done smoothly and mindfully. The class will be taught by Chris Cleveland, who has been trained by one of Dr. Lam’s master instructors. Tai chi has been shown to increase one’s immunity.  Open to all.

U.U. Singers

Tuesdays at 5:00-6:00 pm in the Sanctuary   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
Contact Kit Tatum

U.U. Singers are a diverse group of people who enjoy singing.  We perform at some Sunday services and practice seasonally on Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. New members are always welcome.