Choir Rehearsals Resume

Come sing a song with me!  We will start choir rehearsals on November 5 and meet weekly at UUCLC on Tuesdays at 5 PM.

Readers’ Theater To Perform October 26

Saturday, October 26, at 4:00 pm a Readers’ Theater performance of the Faith Club will be held in the Sanctuary.  Discussion and refresh-ments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Lake County, three local American women–a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew–taking the roles of their faith counterparts will present.  There is no charge and the presentation is open to the public.

Peace Prayer Service October 23rd

The Interfaith Council of Lake County invites you to their Peace Prayer Service on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm.  The theme is Building Community: Strength in Unity/Strength in Diversity.  Rev. Tracie will be one of the featured speakers.  The Peace Prayer service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Community Church located at 1330 Sunshine Avenue in Leesburg.  Rev. Tracie would like for as many people from UUCLC as possible to attend.

All You Wanted to Know about Qualified Charitable Distributions

Sunday, October 20, a Financial Consultant attending our coffee & conversation group at 9:30 am will give a Special Presentation and answer your questions about the QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) program.  Are you 70 1/2 years or older & own an IRA or other qualified retirement plan?  Do you wish you could afford to contribute more to UUCLC’s success?  There is a way…and it’s entirely legal! Consider making a QCD (Qualified Charitable Distribution) from your RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) out of your IRA, etc. Charitable gifts paid from your IRA, up to 100% of your RMD, can reduce your taxable IRA income and income taxes!  Find out more about this important, but little known way, to make your charitable contributions to UUCLC more tax friendly!  Be sure to join us even if you aren’t quite 70 yet!!

CPR/AED and First Aid Class

This class will be held October 5th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the UUCLC Social Hall.  Cost is $45.00 per person for CPR/AED Certification ($25.00 per person to take class without getting certified); First-Aid Basics – no additional charge. Please prepay by September 28th so we may have an accurate count.  For questions and payment please contact Julie Twist. (A sign-up sheet is located in the Narthex.)

Interfaith Prayer Service: United in Diversity, Celebrating Our Differences

September 8, 2019, 6pm at Hope Lutheran Church
250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162
No two of us are alike, including our faith. In today’s world, this quality is so often used as fuel to divide. But when united, it is these differences that make us stronger, like the threads of a tapestry. Please join us to celebrate the beauty of our uniqueness!
For more information, please call Rev. Rani Abdulmasih: 352- 777-0367

Hurricane Dorian Closes Our Doors

Due to Hurricane Dorian, the UUCLC building will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3-4. Any events scheduled on those days will be suspended. Depending on the storm and the aftermath, we may extend the closure if needed. We hope that everyone stays safe during the storm.

Important News Regarding Emails from the Minister

I have heard from some area clergy colleagues who have had their emails 'spoofed' and messages requesting money have been sent to their congregations. These messages have been crafted to appear as if they are coming from the minister, but are actually generated from a different source.

For the record, I will never send emails to anyone in the congregation requesting direct donations to the minister's discretionary fund or any other program that would ask money be sent directly to the minister. I will also never request that contributions be made in small denomination pre-paid credit or gift cards. If you have received, or at any time in the future receive, an email that appears to be from me requesting donations other than our pledge drive, please contact me or any board member. The email should also be saved for authorities to review.

And, never send donations addressed to the minister. Contributions should only be sent to the Congregation directly, or offered in the weekly plate.

Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 14

Notice to the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County:

The Board of Trustees voted to move the date of our Annual Meeting to April 14,. The meeting will take place immediately after our worship service. All congregation members and friends may attend, but only members may vote. A catered lunch will be served after the meeting.

Slate of Officers

The Nominating Committee is announcing the following slate to fill upcoming Board of Trustee vacancies:

Vice President: Pete Conde
Trustee: Suzie Lockwood
Second Trustee: Janeane Reagan
Treasurer: currently no nominee
Secretary: currently no nominee

If you are interested in submitting your name for Treasurer or Secretary, please contact the Nominating Committee (Chris Higgins, Phyllis Gillette, or Russ Littlefield).  If you plan on nominating someone from the floor at the Annual Meeting for any open Board position, that person must be notified beforehand and agree to the nomination.

Absentee and proxy voting absentee ballots will be accepted per the UUCLC By-laws. There are two ways you may receive an absentee ballot:

  1. You may pick up a paper ballot during Sunday worship service on any Sunday prior to the annual meeting. Please be sure to have your completed ballot turned in prior to start of the Annual meeting (before 12 noon on April 14th).   
  2. You may request an electronic ballot which will be sent as an attachment to email. The completed ballot may then be returned via email but must be received no later than 9pm on April 13th.   Requests for an electronic ballot need to be sent to:

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BE A VOTING MEMBER TO BE QUALIFIED TO VOTE.  A VOTING MEMBER IS “any MEMBER who has attained the age of eighteen (18) and has been a Member of the Congregation for at least ninety (90) days. Only Voting Members may vote at congregational meetings.”

To be a Member a qualified person must be, “… 18 years or older; by Demonstrating sympathy with its purposes and program; Supporting it through financial and/or personal participation; Signing the membership book.”

Anyone who has become an official UUCLC Member by January 13th, 2019 will be eligible to vote. Members who joined January 14th, 2019 or later will not be eligible to vote at this annual meeting per the by-laws.     

If you are unsure of your Membership status and/or your Voting Member status, please send an email with your inquiry to:

Agenda for the Annual Meeting:

  1. Call to Order (no later than 12:15pm)
  2. Chalice lighting
  3. Centering/Gathering words
  4. Welcoming the Congregation
  5. Recognition of Volunteers
  6. Proposed 2019-2020 Budget and Pledge Drive Kick-Off
  7. Election of new members to the Board of Trustees- VOTING MEMBERS ONLY MAY VOTE
  8. Adjourn

Lunch to follow!

Please stay for lunch to meet our new UUCLC administrator, Johanna Gonzalez. She will be joining us for the Annual Meeting luncheon and looks forward to meeting everyone.