Upcoming Sunday Services
"Not All Who Wander are Lost"
Rev. Kathy Schmitz
In our purpose-driven society, sometimes it is good to just wander a bit. Reverend Kathy Schmitz, recently retired from 1U, is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She has served congregations in Massachusetts, Texas, and Miami in addition to Orlando and has been an active leader in the Interfaith Council in Central Florida. Her insights and reflections will help us find purpose in our wandering – perhaps.
Michele Katz, MSW
Michelle Katz is a Behavior Analyst and Social Worker, Self-empowerment is one of her favorite topics and she’ll share insights with us this morning. Also, she’ll be at Inquiring Minds at 9AM to provide an introduction to “Understanding Poverty” and the work of Dr. Ruby Payne in anticipation of returning to UUUF to lead the full workshop.
Fr. Rudi Cleare
Fr. Cleare, a frequent and welcome guest in our pulpit, joins us on this Father’s Day to share his thoughts on how we, as people of faith and some of no faith, look at death and sorrow. Fr. Cleare is a former Catholic priest, an integral part of the Central Florida Interfaith Community, and a speaker whose reflections are always are always thoughtful and inspiring.
"Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalists”
Margaret Fuller was one of the main influencers of the Transcendentalist movement. A contemporary to Emerson and Thoreau, she was a philosopher, journalist, editor, and a women's rights, advocate. In her writings, some recurring themes were: women and their role in democracy, society on the verge of a spiritual awakening, and the need for religious pluralism (co-existing with others of differing beliefs). This Sunday, let's discuss the life of Margaret Fuller and her part in Unitarian history. Presented by StoicDan, a local lecturer on Stoicism and organizer of philosophy groups.
"The Joy of Observing Dinosaurs”
Gary & Janet Leavens
It is still possible to observe dinosaurs in the wild! Avian dinosaurs are all around us whether we are aware of them or not. Avid local birders and UUUF members, Gary and Janet Leavens will discuss how looking at and listening to birds can enrich anyone’s outdoor experience. They will also show how even beginners can make a contribution to ornithology and conservation science – to the well-being of the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part.
Every Sunday, UUUS 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: UUUS 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.