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  • Fun at Jelks Preserve
    Fun at Jelks Preserve
  • Honoring Our Veterans
    Honoring Our Veterans
  • May Love Surround You
    May Love Surround You
  • Gay Pride Festival 2015
    Gay Pride Festival 2015
  • Solar Sanctuary
    Solar Sanctuary
  • Move to Amend
    Move to Amend
  • Learning Through the Arts
    Learning Through the Arts

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

Map and directions

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 Interfaith Winter Series
Monday, January 22, 7:00pm

“Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living”. Father Stephen Lourie

"Age-Friendly Sarasota"
Wednesday, January 24, 1:00pm
A Caring Team presentation. The topic will be Age Friendly Sarasota: what is it? How will it impact ...

Speaking Up
Thursday, January 25, 3:00pm
The national news has  been both heartening and difficult as so many have courageously come for...

Missed Last Week's Sermon?

*Peace, Love and Understanding

Rev. Khleber Van Zandt. Martin Luther King Day. The Nick Lowe song, “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding,” is a wry take on generational divides. We’re going to need to bridge those divides and more in order to build the sort of world – and congregational community – we seek.




Minister's Corner

What’s the Big Idea?

Back in mid-December, I had the pleasure of attending one of the “community conversations” designed to allow us to share thoughts and ideas about our congregation and its future. I went with some trepidation: I didn’t know how it would go, and I wasn’t sure anyone would show up.
Lo and behold, at the appointed time, over forty people had gathered in the Sanctuary. And what an exciting discussion!
Lots of participants had lots of ideas about what outreach activities were appropriate for the congregation to be involved in. Some admitted that particular social justice efforts were the primary...

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News from UUCOV

Your Role in an Age-Friendly Community

Dr. Kathy BlackCaring and Remembrance Team is thrilled to announce that Dr. Kathy Black will speak at UUCOV on Tuesday, January 24th, 1-2:30pm as part of our Aging and Choices series. Dr. Black is a professor of Aging Studies and Social Work at the Univ of South Fl., Sarasota- Manatee snd is currently The Patterson Foundation Initiative Consultant for Age-Friendly Sarasota. You will be inspired to consider the myriad of ways in which each of us can contribute to our collective age-friendly journeys that enhance community life for all.

Age-Friendly Sarasota is Florida’s first global age-friendly community. This talk will discuss community features that enhance active, healthyAge Friendly Sarasota and engaged living for people at all life stages and abilities. Everyone is a stakeholder in an aging society and we will review the contributions of key sectors including government, nonprofits, businesses, people and communications.

Speaking Up


Speaking Up

The national newshas been both heartening and difficult as so many have courageously come forward to tell their stories of sexual assault and harassment at the hands of powerful abusers. Heartening, because there finally appear to be consequences for powerful perpetrators. Difficult, because the stories can bring up old trauma and hard reactions for those who’ve lived with abuse. If you need to tell your stories in a safe and supportive atmosphere, join us in the Sanctuary on Thursday, January 25, 3-5pm. Contact Rev. Khleber Van Zandt, .