“Shining  Light on Lessons Learned”

with Paula Despang & UUUF Members

When we were young, we were given lessons in racism.  We didn’t know that they were lessons. They were not always explicit. We didn’t ask for them, and we often objected to them.  Nevertheless, we learned.  It is now time to acknowledge those lessons and do better because now we know better. So during this service, honoring the heart of the message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, we will hear an example of how some of those lessons were, “taught.” In small groups, we'll discuss these types of stories a little further.  Let us get these stories out into the open, turn on the lights, and help each of us do better.

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We are a "lay-led" congregation with a different speaker every Sunday morning.

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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.

Past Services

January 3

“Building a New Way”   |     Presentation Recording

with Rev. Ruth Vann Lillian   

2021 will be our year of HOPE!  We are traveling toward better days, toward healing and wholeness!  Such hope frees us from the pain of hearts already broken, and from the fear of what we might encounter down the road. Let’s travel hopefully into this new year and build a new way together! Rev. Ruth currently serves the UU Congregation of Tuscaloosa in Alabama.

January 10

“Faith in Action”   |     Presentation Recording

with Lisa Portelli, MPA, Senior Advisor for Homelessness and Social Services to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

Lisa brings more than thirty (30) years of experience in addressing social issues in Central Florida to her role as Senior Advisor for Homelessness to Mayer Dyer. For our service, she will provide an overview of the coordinated approach to homelessness in our region. Lisa will discuss the leading organizations addressing homelessness and the "Housing First" strategy that Central Florida has embraced for the last several years.

The focus for the "Housing First" initiative is to respect the worth and dignity of each person, our first principle, and to address issues of equity and justice, our second principle. Lisa will conclude by identifying ways that our fellowship can help address this issue and its many facets.


To see a comprehensive list of archived talks, please see our Past Presentations archive.

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!




Diverse Beliefs  •  Shared Values


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.