Special Newcomer/Guest Break-out Room Every Sunday After the Service
Newcomers and other guests, whether you have attended one virtual service or many, please join us in a special break-out room any Sunday during the social time following the service. You are welcome to participate in this break-out room more than once. It will be an opportunity for you to get to know us and us to get to know you. You can also share about what brought you to UUCT and ask questions you might have. And if you would rather just participate in one of the general break-out rooms during social time, you are always invited to do so. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the break-out room or about the church, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– The Welcome Team (Trudy Deyle, Sally Andersen and others)
Join us weekly via Zoom for a synergistic interfaith spiritual practice of many forms of singing, chanting, and group observation of silence.
The goal is to help each participant reach a place within themselves where they can connect with the Divine, their Inner Core, the Spirit of Life; wherever they find Peace. Led by Angel de Armendi, Music Director.
Singing Meditation is on an alternating Tuesday/Thursday rotation schedule. Our next gathering will be Thursday, January 6 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM in person at the UUCT campus or via Zoom. Current UUCT Covid Safety Guidelines will be followed. Use the following link to join our zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/319800919 Meeting ID: 319 800 919
For more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at email@example.com.
Church Work Day
Join us Saturday, January 8 from 9 AM – 2 PM for our monthly church work day.
Centering BIPOC Voices: A Reading and Discussion Group
We’ll start the New Year off right with the book selected as the UU Read for the year. Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment by Zach Norris. Beacon Press writes: “In a time when the most powerful institutions in the United States are embracing the repressive and racist systems that keep many communities struggling and in fear, we need to reimagine what safety means. Community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. In order to truly be safe, we are going to have to dismantle our mentality of Us vs. Them. By bridging the divides and building relationships with one another, we can dedicate ourselves to strategic, smart investments—meaning resources directed toward our stability and well-being, like healthcare and housing, education and living-wage jobs. This is where real safety begins.”
The discussion for this book is scheduled for Saturday, January 8, at 3:30 PM via Zoom. We hope that members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee will join us for so we can expand the circle of UU’s who’ve thought about new avenues to safety.
All of our books are available in paper, ebook and audible versions to enhance accessibility. If you wish to join one of the Second Saturday discussions contact Robin Gray, (email available in the church directory and from the office).
Indwellers Group at UUCT
Adults 25-49 are invited to join Indwellers, a new cohort group for socialization, community connection and spiritual exploration.
You can look forward to a bimonthly Zoom discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, social events, and community care. Join us for our next Zoom discussion on Tuesday, January 11 at 8 PM.
For more information, contact Natalie Binder.
Old Guys Lunch
The next Old Guys Lunch will be Wednesday, January 12 at 11:30 AM.
Food For Thought – a Healthier You, a Healthier Planet
Food For Thought will convene at 7:00 pm on January 13 via zoom only.
Bonnie Fesmire, one of our members will discuss the book, The Dorito Effect, by Mark Schatzker. In this book, the author tells us how much of the food we eat is no longer nutritious, nor tasty. Our food manufacturers are more interested in profit than nutrition, and unfortunately the Standard American Diet a.k.a. the SAD diet has caused an epidemic of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health issues. The book fortunately ends on the upbeat, as the author does give a brief guide on how to eat better, offering a few basic rules.
If you’d like, bring a healthy snack or drink for yourself. Since it will be the first time that we will be meeting in person, we hope that while we’re socializing we will also share some healthy recipes that we might have tried during the past holiday season. Please RSVP to Linda Oaksford at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend, or if you’d like the zoom link. We look forward to seeing you.
UU Explorations is a special Small Group Ministry for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. This is a sharing and listening circle about topics that relate to the theme: What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? It is an opportunity to get to know others on a deeper level and reflect together on important topics and concepts in Unitarian Universalism. At each gathering, we: check in with each other on how our lives are going, share our thoughts on one of twelve topics, simply listen to one another, and then share any further reflections we have. The circle is specifically not a class or discussion group.
The next gathering will be held Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The topic will be “Spiritual Practice”. For more information, the current readings, and Zoom details contact Trudy Deyle.