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The Communications Council is comprised of the Communications Team and the UCOV Radio Group. Our purpose is to provide information, news and programming about UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist denomination to our congregation and our community at large.

The Communications Committee is in charge of internal publications - Connection and UUCOV Happenings, our website, our Facebook page, press releases and paid advertising. If there is an upcoming UUCOV event you need publicized please download and fill out the form below and return it to Leie Carmody.

Communications Event Form (pdf)

The UUCOV Radio Group has created an internet radio station. Their mission statement: UUCOVRadio is an internet radio station which exists to broadcast programs and services embodying the seven principles of UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist Association to the larger community. In addition to spreading the message of Unitarian Universalism, UUCOVRadio seeks to promote the arts and to focus on the needs and challenges of the local community. The UUCOV Radio site is located at

If you are interested in spreading the word about our congregation and our faith to the wider community, come join us! 

Communications News

Legacy Friends’ Social Event

FeatherPenAll Legacy Friends are invited on Saturday, March 3 , 4-6pm, to celebrate our commitment to supporting UUCOV’s mission and values far into the future. We’ll gather at the Bird Bay Clubhouse in Venice, 606 Bird Bay Drive South for refreshmentsn wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. Kirstin Fulkerson of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation will give a short presentation on Charitable Gift Annuities, which can be structured to provide lifetime income, a tax deduction, and a donation to UUCOV. Legacy Chair John Spitzer encourages those not presently a Legacy Friend, but wanting to share a commitment to UUCOV’s future, to make a donation to the UUCOV Endowment or include UUCOV in their estate plan and join in the March 3rd event. To learn more, contact John 319-331-5914 or .

Your Last Chance to be Heard

The last Congregational Conversation about a revised UUCOV Mission will be held Friday, February 2nd at 10am in the Sanctuary. We will review the workMission Statement completed in the previous three conversations and come to a consensus on the wording for a proposed mission statement to be presented to all members and to be voted on at the Annual Meeting scheduled for March 24th.

Visit the UUCOV Library!

book shelvesLooking for a thought-provoking book or video? Visit UUCOV’s library in Waters Hall! You’ll find books in a variety of categories, including LGBTQ, Meditation, Mythology, Parenting, Social Justice, Spiritual Traditions and Wellness. There is no sign-out required. Simply borrow the materials that interest you and return them on the honor system. Waters Hall is typically open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, but you can also contact one of the “Library Ladies” (Ruth Boysworth, Suzy Choate, Janet Knudsen and Janet Lemoine) if you’d like to arrange access at another time.


The 2018/19 Stewardship Campaign will be kicked off by a raucous musical event to celebrate our thankfulness for our UUCOV family. percussion partyThe event will be held February 10th with the bar open at 5:30pm and the music beginning at 6pm. Come with joy in your hearts and bring your musical instruments- tambourines, maracas, drums, bells, etc as we will make beautiful music together. The musical theme is appropriate as we work to support our musical program expansion with our generosity. If you can, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

Tip of the Hat

tip of the hatYou may ‘tip your hat’ to a group, a team, or an individual. Email submissions with “tip of the hat” in the subject line. Your message should include who is being recognized or thanked.

To Sandy McHenry (of Venice United Church of Christ) A huge “Thank You” for coordinating two weeks of hosting Family Promise during the winter holidays. Paul and Cindy O’Dell

To Ray Goins  A BIG Tip of the Hat to Ray. On the night of the VICA event held in the sanctuary we had a full house and Rev. Walker announced that his choir was unable to come. Ray stepped up to the piano and led us in several songs that saved the night. Ray is our hero !!! And it was an excellent night with Rev. Walker, as usual. Linda Underwood

To Kindra Muntz Deep appreciation for your leadership in corralling UUCOV energy for collecting petitions to restore voting rights in Florida. Leie Carmody (See Social Justice)

To Steve Batchelor and Phil Veach A Big Thank You. Community Outreach Committee (see Social Justice)

To Stephanie Zoernack and her team, Marianne Koerner, Lori Baribeault, Marty King and Donna Schafer Tip of the hat to all of you for your Winter Candle Light Solstice service. It was was well appreciated by all who attended. Coordinating Council.

To Social Activities Team, Catherine DiSante, Kim McHugh and Janet and Bob Knudsen You hosted a beautiful Christmas Day Open House in Water's Hall. It was a festive event with wonderful food. Coordinating Council

To Nancy Ryder and Dick Pastore Thank you for sharing the celebration on your nuptials with the congregation. So nice to be included in such a joyous occasion. And Nancy's Spiritual Fellowship Group hosted a wonderful coffee hour for us all. Celebrations are a good thing. Linda Underwood