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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

Stay In Touch the Easy Way

Are you aware that UUCOV has an informal Facebook page for members and friends to ask questions, post goings-on, happy events, family and friend news, etc.. In Touch-UUCOV is a face book page open to all members and friends. This is an informal page to keep connected. It is especially fun during the summer months when many are away and it is an easy way to keep in touch with friends and what is happening in the congregation. It is a 'closed' group so if you're not already part of it, you'll need to send an email to Lori   telling her you want to be invited; she'll take it from there. facebook
It's an easy way to find out what is happening in the congregation and to keep in touch with friends, especially during the summer months when so many of us are traveling or away for months at a time. We were able to hear from our members at General Assembly in New Orleans, we can see pictures of gardens from the north, get an update on the mat project or see pictures from last month's Elizabeth Ellis storyteller afternoon.


For New(ish) Members


For ‘old-timers’ as well, the distinction between two ‘publications’:

Happenings (plural) a weekly events bulletin (emailed to all and included in the Sunday Order of Service). Put together by our office manager, Salli Clarke. Deadline for copy: 9am each Thursday.

Connection (singular) a monthly compendium of news, events, reminders, views, and more (emailed to all with hard copies also available on the lanai) Editor, Leie Carmody. Deadline for copy: Midnight the 20th each month.

Gosh! What’s the difference?

newsAt this very moment, you are reading the monthly UUCOV newsletter. It is called Connection. (Notice it has no ‘s’)

Each Friday, you are emailed a bulletin, reminding you of timely events and other items of interest. It is called Happenings. (And yes, it has an ‘s’)

Team leaders, committee chairs, Board members, the Minister all submit articles and notices for inclusion in Connection; they are sent to  and forwarded to the editor. You are invited to express your views via a Letter to the Editor, 325 word maximum, please.

UUCOV Groundbreaking Ceremony March 4, 2002

Thanks to Bill Huston's filming and his grandson, Matt Marposon, for digitalizing and editing you can now view the ceremony of the historic groundbreaking ceremony of UUCOV's own Sanctuary. You can view it at the Vimeo website at

Member Directory

bookWe are pleased to announce that our Member Directory is now available online, accessible only by UUCOV members and pledging friends. You should have received an email with instructions how to log on. If you can't find the directions or if you need further help, contact Nan, or 941-485-2105 .