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Services and Sermons

"July & August 2018 - Sunday Services

" Coffee Talk " at 9:30 a.m - (Summer Version of our discussion group)

Join us as we discuss topics of concern to Unitarian Universalists.

"Celebration of Life" Service at 11:oo a.m. (announcements at 10:45)

July 1Egor Emery on “Participatory Democracy”. Egor, an active member of our congregation, is an environmentalist and a political activist who has run for public office.

July 8“Quaker Style.” The program section of this service will offer an inspirational quiet time modeled after a Quaker Service where participants sit quietly and if inspired or moved, share their inspiration.

July 15Janeane Reagan “The Garden of Good and Evil in Our Brain”. Janeane has had a fascination in brain science since her master’s work in physiological psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is another active member of our congregation.

July 22David Crump. “Mitakuye Oyasin: A Reflection on Native Spirituality." The Rev David Crump grew up in Brazil, the son of missionary parents. Over the last 30 years, his personal sense of calling has taken him to church ministry in a Native American community and to lead management roles with a number of non-profit organizations. He lives in Mount Dora.

July 29“The Promise and Practice.” Some think the UUA and Unitarian Universalism are at a turning moment; we have made a choice to listen deeply to the stories in our movement that have not been heard, and taken to heart, by all Unitarian Universalists. It’s a lamenting of what our Unitarian Universalist tradition and congregations have lost by being unable – or unwilling – to center people of color (or even, at times, to merely include them). The Promise and the Practice is a celebration of our shared commitment to live into a new chapter in the story of our UU faith. For this Service, in addition to our usual collection for the work of this congregation, we will have a second offering to support the UUA's commitment to Black Lives of UU which is working to support black UUs and expand their role and visibility within the UU faith.

August 5 – William Gary - Harry T Moore Cultural Center. Harry T. Moore was the first true civil rights activist of the modern civil rights era in the State of Florida. The assassination of Moore and his wife was an international cause celebre in 1951. Come to learn about this remarkable man and the center that celebrates his and his wife’s legacy.

August 12 – Jeanie Economos of the Farmworker Association in Apopka. Jeannie has worked for over 20 years on issues of the environment, environmental justice, indigenous and immigrants’ rights, labor, peace, and social justice. After the bird mortality on Lake Apopka in 1998-99, her focus turned to the pesticide-related health problems of the former Lake Apopka farmworkers, who were exposed to the same damaging organochlorine pesticides that were implicated in the bird deaths.

August 19 and 26 – We welcome our minister, the Rev Tracie BarrettWelser back to the pulpit.

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