This Month's Services
Music and Memory - Musicians from UUUS and 1U
As a temporal art form, music has long been recognized as having a special connection to memory. Musical pleasure involves recollection and anticipation – remembering a beautiful refrain or theme and looking forward to its return. A familiar tune can also evoke extra-musical memory, suddenly bringing to life long forgotten past experience. Music can build emotional connections across time and between peoples. It can create and give emotional depth to collective memory. It can keep alive that which we hope never to forget. Join us as UUUS musicians and friends from 1U explore and celebrate music and memory.
Michael A. Freeman
Building Communities of Justice and Inclusion-Understanding the Power of Hope and Belonging for LGBTQ+ People and Their Allies
The issues of gender identity and expression and sexuality have consistently polarized segments of our population creating discrimination and alienation for gender and sexual minorities. Michael's presentation hopes to elevate the conversation highlighting the importance in building communities inclusive of everyone. Michael has served the Central FL community for many years as an educator, counselor, and social worker. This topic is always important and more so as Orlando's Annual PRIDE week approaches.
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Tee Rogers - Humanism: The Experience of Living Without God
Tee serves as the leader of BE. Orlando Humanist Fellowship, Secular and Humanist Services at UCF, and as a full-time employee at UCF. She will define Humanism, share challenges that non-religious people experience in our culture, and discuss inclusion for people of all faith and non-faith perspectives. Check out https://beorlando.wordpress.com and all the good work BE. does in Central Florida.
Dr. Greg Cavenaugh: Ally-ship, Intervention, and Working to Change the Narrative
Once all of us have confronted our levels of privilege and explored the challenges facing marginalized groups, what’s next? How can those who have privileged identities support those who are marginalized in everyday ways? In this talk, Dr. Cavenaugh explores practical ways we can serve as allies for those who are disenfranchised by systemic racism in America. Dr. Cavenaugh is a Lecuturer of Communication at Rollins College and it’s always a pleasure to listen to his wise counsel. Many of his courses explore the ways in which communication can either sustain or challenge existing inequities and he looks forward to exploring Rollins College and we can respond with courage and conviction to the recent wave of racist discourse that has gripped the U.S.
Dr. Terri S. Fine, Ph.D. - The War Powers Resolution of 1973
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 intended to place limits on presidential use of the commander-in-chief power in light of President Johnson’s and President Nixon’s use of their powers during the Vietnam Conflict without a declaration of war by Congress. The War Powers Resolution is helpful to understanding how President Trump has handled his commander-in-chief powers, such as the decision to strike Syria in April 2017. Dr. Fine is professor of political science at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) where she has taught for 28 years and is one of our favorite speakers. Our UU principles call us to peace and democratic principles. Today’s talk will help us understand the current context. ** Special Note: Dr. Fine will also be at the Inquiring Minds Adult Discussion Group at 9:00am for a special exercise.
We invite you to visit...and we hope you will visit more than once, because each week offers a different speaker and a different focus. One thing is the same every week, though – our principles, values, and warm welcome!
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 speaker. 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!
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
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.