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  • Gay Pride Festival 2015
    Gay Pride Festival 2015

Sunday at UUCOV

Upcoming Worship Services

(Beginning Nov. 12, 2017)
Service:  9:30 am & 11:00 am unless otherwise noted
Adult RE  in Asta Linder House
9:30 am & 11:00 am unless otherwise noted

Youth Religious Education:
9:30 am  (starts in sanctuary)
Child care provided, if needed.

Coffee Social: 10:30 am -11:00 am

Visitor FAQs

1971 Pinebrook Rd, Venice, Fl 34292

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Upcoming services & adult RE

Services: 9:30 am & 11:00 am

Adult RE: 9:30 am & 11:00 am

Youth Religious Education: 9:30 am
(starts in sanctuary)
Child care provided

Visitor FAQs

1971 Pinebrook Rd
Venice, Fl 34292

Map and directions

Happenings at UUCOV

Venice Historical Society Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 20, 7:00pm
"The Civil Rights Era in Sarasota County"  Panel Discussion: John McCarthy, Moderator. Executiv...

Faith Like a River
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00pm
A UU curriculum based on UU history, people, ideas and movements that have shaped our denomination.&...

Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions
Thursday, February 22, 1:00pm
Susan Brinckerhoff will facilitate 'Change is Our Choice: Creating Climate Solutions', a Northwest E...

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*Still Honoring a President

Rev. Khleber Van Zandt. Presidents' Day. King George III asked the American painter, Benjamin West, what Washington would do after winning independence. West replied, “They say he will return to his farm.” “If he does that,” the incredulous monarch said, “he will be the greatest man in the world.” ‘Nuff said.


Minister's Corner

We Promise These Things

As more and more of us come back down from up north, it might serve all of us well to remember the promises we make to one another.
We have no creeds or dogma, no limits on membership as to belief or unbelief, gender or orientation, color or ethnicity, level of education, or citizenship, immigration, or justice system status. All we have is a covenant wherein we promise to behave in certain ways with each other.
Sometimes the pressures in the outside world cause us more anxieties than we can easily deal with. We may feel like acting out, or we may seek to work out our troubles on those...

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News from UUCOV

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

CenteringA “common read” is a book chosen yearly by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) that all congregations throughout the country are978 080703261 9 urged to read and to discuss. This year UUA chose two common reads: “Centering” (which will be discussed January 30th at 1pm) and, now, “Daring Democracy." This powerful, informative collaboration between authors Francis Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen speaks to what our country has been and is becoming; it addresses the essence of what democracy, small ‘d’, requires. The book transcends party and asks us to be citizens who live what we believe in and dare to risk being part of the change we say we want. It is a readable guide to understanding what has happened to our country and motivating us, as ordinary people, to act in small ways that can make a difference. On February 27th we will gather in the sanctuary, 1-3pm, to talk about the book and what it raises for us and how it affects us. In early March, we will hold one or more workshops for those who want to explore how to utilize what “Daring Democracy” has stirred up and how to engage with that awareness nationally, locally, and in everyday life.

Chalice Circles

Chalice circles at UUCOVThe Chalice Circle that formed in January will continue to meet every other Thursday (in Feb. on the 8th and 22nd) at 1 pm in the Sanctuary. Although this group is now closed, there will be another opportunity to join a Circle in future, probably in April, when this group breaks up to reform with different members, allowing groups to continually be renewed and participants to get to know new people.