UU Leadership Classes online

Variety of times and leaders. Go to uuinstitute.org to learn more and register. Contact Susan Bennett to find out what classes other UUCFers are taking. Transform yourself and your congregation to ensure that liberal religious values will have more impact in the world. Deepen your faith, connect with other UU leaders and grow your congregation. Online seminars, on-demand resources, peer learning groups and local in-person communities of practice will help you to lead more effectively while building relationships and partnerships with other UUs – locally and nationally. Join other UUCF members and friends in these online learning opportunities led by Unitarian Universalist Association regional staff and other experts. Most classes cost […]

Quest for the Historical Jesus

Wed., Dec. 14, 7-8 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Intern Minister McKinley Sims. Email ap@uucf.org to register. What does the historical evidence tell us about Jesus of Nazareth? What can we deduce by examining the world around his life and death? Do these insights detract or accentuate the Christian message? Join McKinley for a new way to look at one of the oldest stories ever told as we try to sort out the truth from the legends.

Creating Our Lives Consciously From Our Deepest Inner Resources

Mon., Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15 & Jun. 12, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Zim Putney. Email ap@uucf.org to register. Join a supportive community in a practical spiritual journey, opening the path to loving connections, peace, joy and success that comes from learning to hear and follow the voice of our inner resources: our intelligence, emotions, feelings and values. We will read and reflect on the teachings of clear, profound spiritual voices.

Making UUCF’s “Paris Pledge”

by Dave Anderson. Like many of us, I was impressed (and depressed!) by the climate change information in Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” when it came out 10 years ago. The film hit me on an intellectual level, but not emotionally in the gut. However, after reading some of Catholic theologian Thomas Berry’s deeply spiritual writing about the sacredness of the earth and all life forms, I felt moved to do something, to try to make a difference in my personal life and, if possible, in the larger sphere. Last year, I started attending the meetings of the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions-UUCF group (recently renamed the UUCF Climate Action […]

Courage in action creates hope

I watched the Ken Burns documentary “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” on PBS Tuesday night. From the earliest age, growing up Jewish near Skokie, IL, a place with the highest population of Holocaust survivors anywhere besides Israel, I was aware of anti-immigrant prejudice and political fascism and recognized that some lives were valued more than others. I have come to believe that history doesn’t repeat itself; we must continuously fight the forces in us and around us that threaten to overtake the world with the worst, instead of the best, of humanity. We are in another one of those times. The irony of watching this documentary is that now […]

Humanists of UUCF – Nov. 28

Mon., Nov. 28, 7:30-9 p.m., Chapel. Join us for refreshments at 7:15 p.m. Meets the 4th Monday night of the month, unless otherwise noted. Free and open to all. Contact Mary Bellamy. Veronica Gilmore will talk about her experience “adopting while secular” and help us prepare for our Weekend of Service project helping non-traditional youth in foster care.