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Adult Exploration

Adult Exploration programs include Sunday Forums; classes to educate, open new horizons, and enrich your spiritual journey; monthly discussion groups on various topics; and more. Any programs that offer the opportunity for development of a personal philosophy to live by will encourage open dialogue on questions of beliefs and spiritual practice.

Adult Exploration News

Start 2018 With a Great Read

We get to experience the popular UU Common Read times two this year! For those of you new to UU, each year our denomination selects a read and Centeringcongregations are urged to read, discuss and otherwise explore the topic. This year, two books were selected. Our first read is “Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry” by Mitra Rahmeena. We will have copies available to borrow starting on Sunday, December 31. You may also purchase through online booksellers.
Stay tuned for the programming around this read starting in January. More about this in Social Justice (below).



agwdsl final vertAston Gardens hosts a monthly UUCOV Adult Education Program; DRE Jaye Williams will lead the Tuesday, December 26 discussion, 10-11am. UUCOVers and friends are welcome to join the sessions; they are held in the Ballroom,, 1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice.

Reminder: Transportation and Child Care

If you need transportation to any of our Lifespan Education programs or are needing child care, contact DRE Jaye Williams (in advance), unless an alternate person to be contacted is listed in the program details.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Recycling, But Were Afraid to Ask

recycle earth insideDo you wonder what happens to the garbage and recyclable materials you put at your curb and what makes something recyclable? What are the key concerns and actions impacting recycling at the national level?
Join us on Monday, November 13th, 1-2:30pm, in the sanctuary for a presentation by Tom Franklin, Sarasota County Recycling Program Coordinator and our own Fran McPoland, VP of the Paper and Recycling Coalition based in Washington, DC.

The Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth

UUCOV and VICA (Venice Interfaith Community Association) continue this Wednesday evening series, 7-9pm, in which Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers discuss “Power of Myth”; this is one of the most highly regarded series in the history of public television,
November 1 The First Storytellers: All of our culture's rituals have their roots in the myths of ancient hunters, who told stories and acted out rites to bring their lives into harmony with nature.
November 8 Love and the Goddess: From kama to agape to courtly romance, Campbell explores the mythology of love and the role of the female as the giver of life and form.
November 15 Masks of Eternity: All cultures create "masks" - names and images for God - to serve as metaphors for inexpressible transcendence, the being beyond all being and the idea beyond all thought.

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