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 Morning Discussion Group

Meets each Sunday, 9:30 am – 10:30 am.  (Currently meeting AFTER the Sunday service via Zoom)
Diana Reed

These discussions may include a presentation or be centered around a specific topic, or they may be more general.  Currently, they are following the Sunday service, and so the discussion often includes reflection on that day’s service.  When our services are on Zoom only, our Discussion group is held immediately after the Sunday Service on the same Zoom link as the service.

Circle Dinners

Various dates and times. Meets in host’s home.   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
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.

Covenant Circles

Various dates and times. Meet in Room 113.  (currently meeting via Zoom)
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.

The Dharma Group

Meets each Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 pm  (currently meeting via Zoom).
Carole Armel

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

Graceful Aging

Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, from 2:00-3:30 pm  (currently meeting via Zoom)
Kit Tatum/Carole Armel

This is a thoughtful conversation group, conducted by and for members and friends of UUCLC. It is an open group, which means folks are free to come and go as they wish. The drift of each meeting emerges from the concerns of those present. 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. Be sure to wear a KN95 mask and social distance.  Open to all.

Science and Philosophy

Every Thursday 10:30 am-noon in Social Hall.   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
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

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

In Person Tai Chi Class

Every Monday 11 am – Noon, December through April, in the UUCLC parking lot.   NOT CURRENTLY MEETING
Chris Cleveland

In-Person UUCLC Tai Chi class will be available again in December.  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
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.