Announcement from DRE Linnea Nelson

My Dear UUCF Family, Today I need to share the news that I will soon be saying goodbye to you. Later this fall, my husband, Ted, and I are moving to Florida. My last day as Director of Religious Exploration will be Oct. 1.  A career opportunity arose for Ted at a time when both our boys are launched, and this became the right opportunity for our family.Our family has found a beloved home here at UUCF over the past 22 years. My role as DRE for the past 5 years has been a transformative and spiritually deepening experience. Words alone cannot express how much I appreciate the privilege of being […]

Protect Yourself Against Fraud & Identity Theft

Tue., Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Suba Saty. Register here. Con artists don’t care how hard you worked for your retirement savings. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. AARP provides trained speakers to discuss fraud and identity theft. We’ll share an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, provide firsthand accounts from victims and tell you what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. Suba Saty has been an AARP Community Ambassador for 2 years. In that capacity, he provides presentations on fraud/identity […]

Dream Work: A Short Workshop

Tue., Sep. 26, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Cathy Kopac, Ph.D. Register here. “Working with dreams means remembering and exploring the dreams from sleep with an eye to their deeper meanings. Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there, just below the surface of ‘manifest content’ and obvious appearance.” This quote from Jeremy Taylor provides definition and enhances the intrigue of what dream work might be all about. Join me for a 2-hour workshop where an elementary introduction to Dream Work will be given. Attendees will be introduced to a dream […]

Articulating Your UU Faith

Wed., Nov. 15 & Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Facilitated by Betsy Bicknell and Pippin Whitaker. Register here. The course uses a series of easy and engaging exercises – personal reflection, role-playing, discussion – to help you explain your faith to non-UUs. Participants share their current and past beliefs, mistruths about Unitarian Universalism, times when they were not able to respond adequately to questions about their religion and times when they were. ***Bonus session just added!*** Overview of UU History. Wed., Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. All are welcome even if you didn’t participate in other Articulating Your UU Faith sessions but please RSVP so enough handouts can […]

The Jesus of History

Mon., Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30–9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Jack Dalby. Course fee: $20. Register here. Just who was the Jesus of history? Was he a cynic philosopher, a magician, the messiah, revolutionary zealot, apocalyptic prophet, the son of God or God? In this course we will attempt to reconstruct the Jesus of history by examining what modern historians have to say about this enigmatic 1st Century Palestinian Jew. Topics for discussion will include: sources for the historical Jesus, the critical methods historians use to evaluate these sources, how human memory affects the stories told about Jesus. We will also examine what historians have written about […]

Gentle Yoga

Tue., Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5, 12, 19, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Meets Tuesday mornings through Jun. 26, 2018, except no classes Nov. 21, Dec. 26 and Feb. 13, 2018. Led by Ravi Kaur (Christine Mason), Register here. Drop-ins welcome. This course is designed for UUCF and includes stretching, Kundalini yoga sets, relaxation and meditation. Ravi has taught yoga at UUCF since 2001. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Living Consciously

Mon., Oct. 2, Nov. 27 (Note: this is a date change.), Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 16, May 14, Jun. 11; 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Zimri Putney. Register here. Drop-ins welcome. Our intention is to learn to be fully alive each moment, and to practice this in each class through movement (body), teaching (mind) and meditation (spirit). We are using as a guide “The Wise Heart,” written by Jack Kornfield, a profound teacher of Buddhist psychology. All interested in pursuing this inner journey are invited to any one or all of our classes.

Who Am I and Who Are You? Probing Personal Identity

Mon., Oct. 2 & 16, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Daniel Rothbart. Register here. We all have a sense of personal identity – a seemingly fixed image of who we are as distinct and valued beings. Yet, sometimes our self-image is altered by life events – maybe something wonderful like a marriage or tragic like a death – that reveal how our self-image depends on relations with others. In the first session, we reflect on our personal identity – who we are, and are not, and how we are affected to the core by others. The second session focuses on a clash of personal identities of two people, as […]