Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 10:00 am
The sermon: "BE WHO YOU ARE" written by Peter A. Friedrichs will be delivered by Jane Keil Yoder. Rev. Friedrichs is a Unitarian minister in his ninth year of ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, in Media, Pennsylvania. He was the 2015 Stewardship Sermon Award Winner.
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:00 am
June Hertenstein will deliver a sermon "Moment of Truth" by Sara Campbell. This sermon by Sara Campbell looks at how we all have a tendency to look at people through our own settled beliefs, fears, and prejudices. We are sometimes wrong, and we can all do better, it is all part of being human.
Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00 am
Richard Herring will speak to us about "Inventing Religion" - Do we invent our moral absolutes in order to make society workable? Or are these enduring principles expressed to us by some transcendent or Godlike authority? Efforts to resolve this conundrum have perplexed, sometimes inflamed, our best minds for centuries, but the natural sciences are telling us more and more about the choices we make and our reasons for making them.
This talk spans a range from the philosophic treatises of E.O. Wilson to the creative marketing of L. Ron Hubbard. Pastafarians Welcome!
Social Justice Committee
Social Justice: John Brackett met with members interested in planning future Social Justice initiatives. If you would like more information on our Social Justice mission contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Backpacks for Turning Points - This month, we are collecting backpacks to give to Turning Points. People who are homeless really appreciate backpacks - a small space where they can put a few belongings. Thank you for your help.
UU LWR members helping to remind folks to register to vote who signed the Amendment 4 petition but were not registered voters. We were part of a team through Indivisible that collectively sent thousands of postcards.
to our friends
10 John Brackett
15 Ted Rosenof
23 Alleanne Taylor
24 Dick Konicek-Moran
Directions to the River Club: Exit East onto Rt. 70 off I-75. Turn Right at the 4th light onto River Club Road. Turn Right again into the River Club parking area in about 1/2 mile. We'll meet you at the door. Come for the service, stay for breakfast.
Who We Are and What We Do
Some members of the UU Sarasota Congregation set out in 2015 to bring the Unitarian Universalist message to Lakewood Ranch. They were encouraged by Roger Fritts, Minister of the UU Church. They found a place to meet at The River Club. With help from their friends in Sarasota, and grants from the UU Association, the UU Church of Sarasota and the Manatee UU Fellowship, they started this new venture.
Its purpose is to bring to the LWR community a place, a home, where people can come together to share their concerns, to help each other find solutions for these concerns but also to celebrate their lives.
Because we believe firmly in the Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, we try to help those who are less fortunate among us through our Social Justice Program. We are a Welcoming Congregation. We may hear a sermon on Jesus' teachings of love and forgiveness, on creating change through humanism, on gun violence, or an exercise in zen meditation. We may also hear in our forums and discussion groups concerns of voter suppression in this or other countries, and about issues that affect people throughout the world and affect our planet and all life on it.
The UU at Lakewood Ranch more than anything else seeks to provide a meeting of like-minded people who can come together and support each other. We are now in our second year and we look forward to growing in this community.
UU Church of Sarasota:
Here we affirm and promote reason and the scientific method as the tools in learning to love each other and live in harmony with the earth.
We have no creed, but we do strongly encourage everyone to treat each other with respect. We are affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.
Caring Committee - A member or friend needs TLC? Let Wanda McCaa know so she can send a note for us. email@example.com or 941-962-0024.