Many paths. One welcoming and diverse community.

Sundays at UUCOV

Services are at 9:30 am & 11:30 am
at our Sanctuary at 1971 Pinebrook Road, unless otherwise noted.

Adult RE at 9:30 am & 11:00 am in the Asta Linder House, unless otherwise noted.

Social time 10:30 am - 11:00 am on the lanai in the sanctuary.

You are invited to any combination of activities Sunday morning. We look forward to seeing you!

Worship Services

February 18
Service: Still Honoring a President 9:30 & 11:00

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.

February 25
Service: Idolatry of Anti-Choice 9:30 & 11:00

Rev. Jennifer Dant. This sermon received the 2011 Skinner Sermon Award which recognizes quality expression of UU social justice values. Choice and access to safe, legal abortion is threatened now more than ever in today’s political climate. This response comes out of Rev. Dant’s two decades working in women’s health as a nurse practitioner both in the private sector and Planned Parenthood.

March 4
Service: Resisting Radicalism 9:30 & 11:00

Rev. Khleber Van Zandt. As the authors of the new book, Daring Democracy, say, it’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit, but the feeling of powerlessness. How can we ‘feel the power’ in order to free our people?

March 11
Service: We Remember Them 9:30 & 11:00

Rev. Khleber Van Zandt. Daylight Savings Begins. As a community of hope and care, we pledge to remember those who came here before us and to honor the work they’ve done and the congregation they’ve left us. At 10:30 am today, between services, we’ll dedicate the Memorial Wall together.

March 18
Service: Rev. Frida Gillespie 9:30 & 11:00

Rev. Frieda Gillespie. (Sermon TBA) Rev. Gillespie is an Interim Minister and currently is serving the First Parish Church in Berlin, which is UU and UCC. She is married to Jennifer Long whose mother, Carol Moser, is a member of UUCOV.

 

Forums

March 13
Aging and Choices: After a Cancer Diagnosis...

After a Cancer Diagnosis....Elizabeth Bornstein, MSSA, LCSW, OSW-C and Brenda Edusei, ARNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN. After a diagnosis of cancer, there are a multitude of questions that arise. It is a daunting process to cope with a new diagnosis and learn what can be expected as well as from the people and services that are available to help. Ms. Bornstein and Ms. Edusei will help demystify the questions and clarify what is needed to embark on a healing path through disease.

March 20
Genealogy Program

Genealogy-Discovering Your Roots: Learn about the many tools available to search your family origins. You may find many surprises as you dig deep into your ancestors' roots. Program by Allen King.

Adult Exploration

February 25, 09:30am
Adult RE: Frontline Series: "From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians"

Drawing upon historical evidence, these programs challenge familiar assumptions and conventional notions about Christian origins. Through engaging on-camera interviews with twelve scholars--New Testament theologians, archaeologists, and historians--the series presents their contributions to this intellectual revolution.
A Portrait of Jesus' World - What was the impact of the catastrophic Jewish revolt against Rome ending in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple? How did it impact the future for Jews and Christians? Moderator Nan Amorello.

February 25, 11:00am
Adult RE: "Long Strange Trip: Universalism"

Presentation covering Unitarian Universalist history followed by a discussion led by Bonnie Norton. This session concludes "Universalism", begun last week, and shows its explosion in America during the first half of the 19th century as people adopted the teachings of Hosea Ballou.

March 4, 09:30am
Adult RE: Frontline Series: "From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians"

The Story of the Storytellers-The Gospels were products of social and religious reconstruction in the period after the war, ranging from roughly 70 to after 100 C.E. How were these stories were passed down before they were written? Rich Cannarelli moderates.

March 4, 11:00am
Adult RE: "Long Strange Trip"

This session follows both Unitarianism and Universalism as they evolve from bible-orientated religions to our present day.

March 11, 09:30am
Adult RE: Frontline Series: "From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians"

The Story of the Storytellers-A growing tension appeared between the emergent Christian groups and their Jewish neighbors. The result was a process of debate, identity, and separation that shaped both religious traditions forever. Rich Cannarelli moderates.