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 want to host an event, please contact the office at email@example.com, or if you are a member, please fill out the form in the Members Area.
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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.
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am
Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 & Mar. 4, 2019-2020
Candi Tipton & Peter Pitzele
Participants will be guided in writing their personal memoirs, reflecting on life experiences, learning and sharing with each other.
Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am,
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Mar. 6, 2020
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. For more details call Julie at (407) 929-9796.
Various dates and times. Meets in host’s home.
Circle meals bring members, friends, and newcomers together to share food and conversation. In January, those who want to host will sign up in the narthex, choosing a date, time and number of guests for their event. People sign up to attend one or more, and then the hosts contact participants and organize the potluck meal. These casual, comfortable, get-togethers are always fun. We part knowing each other a little better than before, and often we’ve made some new friends. Contact Julie Champion (407) 929-9796 for information.
Covenant Circles-New groups start in fall.
Various dates and times. Meet in Room 113.
New groups usually begin in the Fall each year.
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.
Contact Celia Everist (352) 207-5264 for information.
Dharma Book Group
First and third Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm. in Room 113
The group reads books related to Buddhism and practices meditation. Open to all.
2nd & 4th Monday of every month
10:30-noon in Social Hall
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. For information contact Janeane Reagan firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Every Tuesday 9:00-9:45 am in Social Hall
You must be a UUCLC member to participate.
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.
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.
Contact Kit Tatum (352) 617-8283 for information.