Covenant soup and salad

We have regularly scheduled activities as well as special activities that vary from month to month.  Friends, members of the Congregation, and the greater community are welcome to attend 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.

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.

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


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 UUs.  If you are interested in presenting a topic, contact Glen Bryan, Wendy Pacek or Denny Libby. 

See the website calendar for dates and topics.

Circle Dinners

Various dates and times meeting in members’ homes.
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.
Contact Pete Conde
Groups of 8-10 people meet regularly, (bi-monthly or monthly) to reflect on and discuss significant life topics.  A new group will form when 6-10 people have signed up on the form located in the Narthex(vestibule).

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.

Chat with Rev. Snavely

Every Monday 12 noon online only.  
Rev. Cynthia hosts this online open discussion with UUCLC and TriUU members and friends every Monday at noon.  It’s a great opportunity to get to know our minister, as well as UUCLC and TriUU folks.  ZOOM LINK 

Dharma Group

The Dharma study group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm on zoom, to study, discuss, meditate and support each other in Buddhist studies.  The level of Buddhist practice and knowledge varies amongst members of the current group.  If you are interested in or curious about Buddhism, please join us. 

General format is a short meditation followed by a recorded talk by a Buddhist teacher, discussion, and ending with meditation.  Currently we are studying the Eight Fold Path using Gil Fronsdale’s Utube talks. 

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 (except Thanksgiving) 10:30 am-noon in Social Hall.  
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.

Tai Chi Class – SEASONAL, Instruction January 9 – April 24, 2023

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

Wednesdays at 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary  
U.U. Singers are a diverse group of people who enjoy singing.  We practice weekly and perform at some Sunday services. New members are always welcome!  Led by Paulette Stewart-Johnson.

Yoga for Self Care

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  Instruction begins Nov 1, 2023 in this basic introduction to chair yoga.  We use a chair for support with seated and standing yoga postures.  Enjoy the benefits of Mindful breathing – Mindful moving – Mindful attitude.

In this class, taught by Certified yoga teacher Nancy LaPointe, you will learn a basic yoga flow you can take home and integrate into your daily life to benefit all aspects of your health.  Wear comfortable clothes you can move in – barefoot or socks is preferable. Please bring a mat to stabilize your chair for safety.  Bring a yoga block if you have one.  Open to the public.  Part of your $5 fee goes to UUCLC.