Upcoming Sunday Services
"Escalating Economic Inequality"
Dr. Richard Wood
Dr. Wood, a retired professor of economics from Stetson University, will address the issues of poverty, inequality, and discrimination from an economic - social science perspective and offer possible solutions. Postponed from Labor Day weekend due to Hurricane Dorian, it’s never too late to honor our fellow workers and consider how to increase the fruits of their labors.
“Annual UUUF Water Ritual & New Member Service”
The annual water ritual is a time for members, friends, and guests to share water from places that are special to them: new places visited; special times with family and friends; traditions closer to home; or perhaps symbolic water that represents life, energy, or conservation. The mingling of water and voices sharing from the heart represents the diversity of our congregation, our world, and the many sources of our faith tradition. Join us in sharing and as we welcome new members to our congregation.
“Religion and Government, Christian Nationalism and Fundamentalist Fears”
As Americans, we’ve irritated and alienated many people from outside our country by our use of the expression “American Exceptionalism.” However, one place where our nation’s founders truly were exceptional was in their desire to keep religion out of the government and government out of religion. Still, when one religion has a super-majority, it’s a huge temptation to use the ballot box to veto the vision of our founders. And fear is the prime motivator for doing so. James Coffin, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Central FL and a pastor for over 40 years, returns to our pulpit to share his insight and thoughts on this timely subject.
“Why Become a Welcoming Congregation?”
Dr. Greg Cavenaugh
Dr. Cavenaugh, a returning favorite, speaks today about the challenge of becoming a welcoming congregation for people of all sexual and gender orientations. Unitarian Universalist congregations have taken a lead in U.S. society on addressing the roles of sexuality, gender, and identity in the context of a spiritual community. When becoming a truly welcoming community, however, it is important to go beyond mere tolerance for the difference to develop a deep interest in and respect for those differences and how to negotiate those differences with a loving spirit.
Every Sunday, UUUF offers:
- Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
- Childcare for infants on up beginning at 9 a.m.
- Adult Religious Education "Inquiring Minds" at 9 a.m.
- Religious Education for Children Pre-K–5th at 9:30 a.m.
- Religious Education for Middle Schoolers during service
- Informal coffee and conversation after service
We are a "lay-led" congregation with a different speaker every Sunday morning. We hear from a wide variety of academic, spiritual, and social justice speakers. Our Sunday Services are designed to illuminate different spiritual paths and strengthen our sense of self, family, and community.
11648 McCulloch Rd.
Orlando, FL 32817
Note: UUUF is accessible only from McCulloch Rd. Some GPS and maps show a non-existent second entrance, so don't be fooled!
Our Lifespan Religious Education program teaches adults and children about the great faiths of the world, social justice, wonders of the natural world, and ethical decision-making.
We are a welcoming community! We welcome all to our Sunday services and programs — regardless of age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation.