Special Event on Sunday, August 5
Acclaimed Teacher Dean Sluyter Returns to UUUS for
"Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction"
Upcoming Sunday Services
“Historical and Personal Reflections on UU’s and Race”
Joe is a 2nd-year seminarian at Iliff School of Theology in Colorado. Iliff’s focus is on the deconstruction and intentional reconstruction of one’s personal theology, encouraging deep reflection. In this presentation, Joe moves from the UU Empowerment Controversy of the 60’s into our current struggle with white supremacy and white privilege and shares his personal reflections and how his faith, and ours, sustains and supports us in this work.
“Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction"
Dean Sluyter has taught meditation since 1970, from universities and corporate offices to maximum security prisons. This morning’s talk will help you begin to reconnect with your natural inner wholeness and learn to release anxieties and fears. Known for his warm, funny, down-to-earth style, Dean draws on contemporary research as well as his decades of practice with awakened sages from Tibet to New Jersey. Separate workshop opportunity after service.
“Living for God or a Cult Leader? What I Did and How I Escaped”
Charlene Edge was a leader in one of the largest Bible-based cults in America. In this presentation, she shares how she was recruited on a college campus, what it was like to be in the cult leader’s inner-circle, and how she finally escaped. She is a published poet, fiction writer, and memoirist, and writes blogs for the Florida Writers Association and currently lives in Winter Park, FL.
POTLUCK AFTER SERVICE
Jeffrey Nall, Ph.D.
“Why All are Equal: The Meaning of Moral Equality”
The Declaration of Independence proclaims that “all men are created equal.” But what does this actually mean? As many have pointed out, we are very different and are often unequal in not only economic standing and social status but also fundamental capabilities. In this talk, Dr. Jeffrey Nall seeks to bring clarity to the confusion around the idea of human “equality,” and challenges us all to more meaningfully explore, reflect on and apply the essence of this ethical precept in their daily thought and life.
QUARTERLY MEETING AFTER SERVICE
Fr. Rudolph C. Cleare
"What Love Is Not"
Fr. Cleare, a favorite UUUS speaker, returns to take us thru a hard look at the serious misconceptions that overlay our notion of romantic love in the modern context. Rudi’s thought journeys are always good opportunities for reflection and deepened understanding.
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.