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 Tuesday, September 7 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.
If interested in joining or for more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at email@example.com.
Old Guys Lunch
Due to the persistence of the COVID variant Delta, OGL will not meet September 8 or 22.
We will recalibrate for October and beyond as the COVID curve flattens. Please contact OGL Coordinator John Sample at johnsamplek4znc@gmail with any comments or questions.
Christian Spirituality @ UUCT
Join us for a twice-monthly, Zoom Bible study. While each week’s Bible passage will be the focus of the meeting, the real purpose of Christian Spirituality is to create a friendly association, to give and receive support, and to find our lives expressed in the Bible.
Our meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM For zoom information contact Alana Katherine “Kay” Stuart-Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 8.
Food for Thought
Food for Thought – a healthier you, a healthier planet is back! We were hoping to meet in person and share healthy potlucks again this fall, but due to the high numbers of COVID in Leon County, we’ll resume on zoom on the second Thursday of each month, beginning September 9th at 7 pm. A zoom link will be sent out to anyone who is interested.
During our September meeting we’ll share information about healthy eating and view a video about how eating healthy meals and maintaining healthy lifestyles can help you in combating and lessening your chances of preventing numerous diseases, including COVID 19. In this video, Dr. Barnard, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, highlights several research studies about how eating certain foods and avoiding other foods can actually protect both the body and the mind.
If you are not already on our Food for Thought email list, please contact Linda Oaksford at email@example.com. Newcomers are welcomed!
Church Work Day
Join us Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM – 2 PM for our monthly church work day.
Current UUCT Covid Guidelines will be followed. For more information contact Bonnie Abellera.
Even if you can only help for an hour or two, that will be appreciated.
Hope to see you there!
Centering BIPOC Voices: August Discussion
By Robin Gray
The September selection for Centering BIPOC Voices “Homeland Elegies” is fiction based on the authors experiences. The author has recreated a world of of longing and dispossession in the wake of 9/11. “Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear, and where the nation’s unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world.”
Our gathering will be on Zoom on Saturday, September 11 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. If you’d like to receive the reminder and Zoom link, contact Robin Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Allies for Racial Equity (ARE@UUCT)
ARE@UUCT began meeting bi-weekly in early September 2020, patterning ourselves after the UUA organization, Allies for Racial Equity. We share leadership and make decisions by consensus. We ground ourselves in our UU Principles and make relationship building a priority. We are UUCT members with white privilege working to: Understand our own whiteness and privilege and help others in our church community to do so Unlearn and re-evaluate white supremacy in ourselves and our church community Challenge white supremacy wherever we encounter it.
ARE@UUCT group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 13. For more information, contact Linda Wright.
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, September 14 at 8 PM
Women’s Lunch Bunch
The next Women’s Lunch Bunch gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 11:30 am via Zoom. To join our Zoom gathering, click here.
Contact Bonnie Fesmire for more information or the location of future meetings. The Women’s Lunch Bunch meets the third Wednesday of every month.
Come share a meal and spend some time with other members of the UUCT community.
Green Sanctuary Committee Meeting
Any and all are welcome to join the regulars at our next Zoom meeting Friday, September 17 at 2:00 PM. We will be discussing all things environmental as they relate to our church campus and engaging congregants in sustainable practices that reflect our commitment to our 7th Principle.
Hope to see you there. The Green Sanctuary Committee meets every month on the third Friday. For more information or Zoom invite contact Ed Oaksford at email@example.com
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.
UU Explorations meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM via Zoom. For more information, the current readings, and Zoom details contact Trudy Deyle. The next gathering will be held Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM. The topic will be “Widening Our UU Circle of Concern: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”