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OUR MISSION is to encourage and facilitate consideration of ethics, philosophies, and religions and the development of our individual values and beliefs; to provide opportunities for fellowship and mutual support; to establish and maintain a vigorous Unitarian Universalist presence in our local community; and to expand our membership.

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to SUNDAY SERVICES

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
Childcare and Religious Education from 10:15 to 11:45.
Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 to 12

The building is wheel chair accessible.

UU MARKETPLACE—  Purchase of services and meals/events begins January 8 for three consecutive  Sundays. Details                       --Preston & Susan Garrison 


LIFE LONG LEARNING— January 11 and 25, 4-5:30
Human Nature and the Human Future 
Part 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – “Human Nature and the Future”
Part 2: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – “The World We Want to Achieve”
 
Retired university professor Dan Kennedy will present this two-part program from a long-range, historical viewpoint, human development has contained both positive and negative aspects.  Has the general pattern been mainly positive or negative?  What are the prospects for the human future?  
 


February: Rev. Kathy will present a program called Starting Point which will introduce Soul Matters to those who sign up in January.   When you sign up, you will receice an introductory packet.  In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to email rev. Kathy or catch her at UU.  I am excited about launching Soul Matters will enable many of you to find the deeper connections we yearn for in living out our faith tradition.                                                                             


Let's Read a Book Together!!   Reverend Kathy invites all who are interested to read The New Jim Crow not only to give deeper understanding to her sermon series, but also to participate in a series of facilitated discussions on the book. The discussions will take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon at UU on three Saturdays, January 14, 21, and 28.


 DAVID ROTH CONCERT AT ORMOND UU 7 pm on Wed. JAN. 18. more A Chicago native, David honed his Inspirational singer/songwriter craft in Greenwich Village and now resides in Cape Cod. David’s inspirational work has been recognized by the likes of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary): “David has reached our hearts. With voices like his still singing, there’s a certainty that the candle will remain lit, the hope reasserted and the dream still sung.” 

James van Pelt of the New Haven Folk Alliance says: "David's pure, smooth voice, unsurpassed instrumental ability, incredible humor, and heart-piercing, intelligent lyrics brought folk music, New Age, comedy club, coffee house, and a bit of heaven all together in one unforgettable evening."

Local singer/songwriter Dan Gribbin will open for Mr. Roth. The concert is a fundraiser for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, which is located at 56 N. Halifax Dr., Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Tickets: $10. Limited seating. Call 386-956-1813 for reservations. 


Prior to the 10:30 am service, the Discussion Group meets at 9:15 a.m.  

After the service join us for "Coffee, Cookies and Conversation"

       SUNDAY SERVICES                                                

                                          Audio of Past Sermons 

January 15, 2017
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:"What makes you laugh?".
10:30 Service:— Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “The Black American Experience: Ta’Nehisi Coates”                                Continuing in a sermon series trying to understand how African-Americans experience our society. Coates is an award-winning writer for “The Atlantic.” He wrote the book, Between the World and Me, a very personal account of his attempt to explain to his young son the social liabilities inherent in having a black body.         Audio of sermon

        SECOND HARVEST—Our January 15th Share-the-Plate Partner

Service LeaderPhil Elliott    

January 22, 2017
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service:— Rev. Kathy Tew Rickey, “The Black American Experience: Bryan Stevenson on Justice & Mercy” The last in a sermon series trying to understand how African-Americans experience our society - Stevenson, an African American attorney tells his compelling story of saving an innocent man from the death penalty in his book, Just Mercy. In the process, Stevenson uncovers a conspiring political machine attempting to maintain the status quo of oppression for impoverished Black Americans.                                                        

 Service Leader -- Linda Kalaydjian

January 29, 2017
9:15 Discussion Group Topic:
10:30 Service:— Dan Gribbin, “The Blues and the American Spirit”    Gribbin traces the blues from work songs and field hollers through Leadbelly, who was a repository for these songs and who gave white America its first experience with Delta Blues, helping them to connect with the descendants of slaves.  While gospel music inspired African-Americans to endure the hardships, the Blues laid the groundwork for epic social change.
Service Leader  Denise Carter

 


Audio of Past services

              Accreditation 2009 

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