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 Activities & Education

The Congregation has regularly scheduled activities as well as special activities that vary from month to month. All friends and members of the Congregation are welcome to come to any event unless noted otherwise, though space may be limited in some venues. 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, please email, call the office at 352-805-8451, or contact a person listed in the description of the activity.

If you want to host an event, please contact the office at, or if you are a member, please fill out the form in the Members Area.


Seasonal Classes

(scroll down for Ongoing Activities)

You can sign up in the narthex for the following classes:


Preaching to the Heart & Mind

Sermon Writing Workshop

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm,

Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2019

Rev. Tracie Barrett

Limited to 10 participants.

This 4-part class is to support lay preaching. Over 4 sessions, Rev. Tracie will guide participants to create their own meaningful sermons to share with our congregation. NOTE-Participants need to secure a copy of Thematic Preaching: An Introduction by Jane Rzepka & Ken Sawyer


Building Your Own Theology

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

Jan. 2-Mar. 5, 2020

Rev. Tracie Barrett

Limited to 10 participants.

This program, based on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian, guides participants to develop their own personal statement of faith. Book needed: Building Your Own Theology, Vol. 1. Some copies are available in our library.


Life Stories

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am

Jan. 8, Feb. 5 Mar. 4 & Apr. 1, 2020

Peter Pitzele

Participants will be guided in writing about their personal reflections on life experiences, learning and sharing with each other.  The title is not meant to restrict us either to memoir or to story writing. This group will be about the kinds of writing each person in the group is wishing to do. At the same time there will be different kinds of writing possibilities offered for experiment. Writing is a way of learning.


Florida Seminars

Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am,

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 6, 2020

Julie Champion

A collection of Florida-related media is available in the UUCLC Library. Begin reading these interesting books to participate in this book/discussion group. Feb. 7th will be on Florida hurricanes and Feb. 14th will discuss the Florida Seminole Indians.


Ongoing Activities


Circle Dinners

Various dates and times. Meets in host’s home.

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-New groups start in fall.

Various dates and times. Meet in Room 113.  New groups usually begin in the Fall each year.

Celia Everist

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 “good and evil,” “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 centering readings and often include a time of silence before the sharing begins.


Dharma Group

Book Club 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm in Room 113.  The group reads books related to Buddhism and practices meditation.

Other Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm in Room 113 Silent Meditation, Dharma Talk and Discussion.

Open to all.


Graceful Aging

2nd & 4th Monday of every month, 10:30-noon in Social Hall

Janeane Reagan

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 Sanctuary

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


Science and Philosophy

Every Thursday 10:30 am-noon in Social Hall.

This group 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.

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


Tai Chi

Every Tuesday 9:00-9:45 am in Social Hall

Chris Cleveland or Janeane Reagan

All skill levels, including beginners are welcome in this healing practice that consists of gentle, fluid movements that can be done standing or seated. Tai Chi originated in ancient China and is practiced throughout the world as an effective exercise for better health.  Open to all.


U.U. Singers

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.