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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

UUCOV Hosts…

Betty Intagliata Lecture Series LogoThe theme of the Betty Intagliata Lecture Series winter series, funded by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Foundation, sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, and held in UUCOV’s Sanctuary is "Civil Rights in Florida." The 1st of the series will be on Tuesday, January 16, 7pm. The kickoff program will feature noted award winning, Florida historian Gary Mormino whose topic will be "Florida Civil Rights Heroes." All programs are free and open-to-the-public and will be followed by refreshments. For more information, see www.veniceareahistoricalsociety.org. 

Back by Popular Demand

Did you notice that “Long Strange Trip” is on the ARE schedule once more, beginning January 7th?Long Strange trip
It was one of the most widely attended Sunday ARE series and we are honoring requests, by those who missed all or parts of it, that it be repeated at the 11am RE slot through March. The program will present the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought from the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism. Each lecture and discussion stands alone, so attend one, some, or all. Moderated by Bonnie Norton.

faith like a riverAlso back on the programming schedule is “Faith Like a River”, with sessions beginning January 31st . Watch for details in Happenings.

Outreach

agwdsl final vertAston Gardens hosts a monthly UUCOV Adult Education Program; Jaye Williams will lead the Tuesday, January 30th discussion, 10:00am – 11:00am. UUCOVers and friends are welcome to join the sessions; they are held in the Ballroom, 1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice.

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).

 

Outreach

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.