Upcoming Sunday Services
"Vegan Ethics: Is our Diet Consistent with our Love of Animals"
Jeffrey Nall, PhD.
Philosophy professor Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D. contends that our habit of eating animals and their byproducts are inconsistent with our own fundamental moral beliefs. In this talk, Dr. Nall will draw on his knowledge of ethics and his personal transition from omnivore to vegetarian to vegan to explain why commonsense beliefs and practices that maintain the acceptability of eating farm animals are indefensible. Nall contends that whether the metric is individual health, environmental sustainability, or basic morally consistent respect for animal life, moral integrity requires each of us to make a dramatic change in what or who we eat. What's more, Nall suggests that an honest examination of the moral failings indicated in our relationship with farm animals provides crucial insight into the nature of evil; insight which nourishes empathy for others--including a love of our enemies--and faith in personal and social transformation.
“Crowding Around Death’s Doorway”
Fr. Rudi Cleare
Fr. Rudi, a frequent presence in our pulpit, offers some thoughts on how rites and rituals of remembrance can help us through the complications inherent in coming to terms with the end of human life which weigh heavily on us all.
“Not All Who Wander are Lost”
Rev. Kathy Schmitz
Our Unitarian Universalist liberal religion encourages us to search and learn and, yes, wander together – about our faith, personal and public, and so many other issues. Rev. Kathy, a UU minister, and former computer engineer will enlighten us and assure us that in our purpose-driven society, sometimes it is good to just wander a bit.
“Humor and Religion”
If you think religion is serious business, long term UUUF member Roy Scherer will try and change your mind. Roy brings his intellect and irreverent nature to our pulpit for what will surely be an entertaining and thought-provoking talk.
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.