Many paths. One welcoming and diverse community.

Sundays at UUCOV

Services are held at 10:00am
at our Sanctuary at 1971 Pinebrook Road, unless otherwise noted.

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

Social time 11:00 on the lanai in the sanctuary.

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

Worship Services

June 25
Service: "Embrace Change"

April Glasco: ED Second Chance/Last Opportunity. This week's sermon teaches us that our situation in life is not permanent. The goal of our life is to learn how to be able to embrace and achieve successful change. We do this by being more flexible and open-minded. I will share my personal story and successfully illustrate how I embrace change through life struggles and pain. My model for myself is to take out the trash and toss it away and remove the bitterness and disappointments to turn 'Life's Bitter Lemons' into refreshing Lemonade.

July 2
Service: "The Power of Prayer"

Rev. Roger Grugel. Unitarian Universalists are often ambivalent about prayer. This service will address whether there is an understanding of prayer that is both efficacious and consistent with our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Rev. Grugel is associate chaplain for spiritual care at Moorings Park retirement community in Naples, FL. He was previously a hospice chaplain for Avow Hospice in Naples.

July 9
Service: “Faith in the Marvelous”

Rev. Khleber Van Zandt. In Rabindranath Tagore’s "Crossing", the poet recalls that in his childhood, “faith in the marvelous bloomed anew each dawn.” How can we keep that childlike ability to find joy in the world amidst the accumulating tragedies of living in a post-apocalyptic age?

July 16
Service: "Liberal Religion and Empowerment"

Rev Brock Leach. We've come to think of liberalism in institutional terms, wondering what's wrong with our governments or our denominations and what we can do to fix them. No doubt these are critically important questions, especially right now. But the heart of liberalism is empowerment— individually and collectively. What would it mean to exercise that power to create our future? Rev. Leach is a community minister of the UU Church of Sarasota, helping develop and lead denominational efforts to educate and support religious entrepreneurs.

July 23
Service: "The Future of Liberal Religion"

Rev Brock Leach: In an age in which people have unprecedented power to instigate change and organize themselves, our reliance on institutions to solve our problems is yielding to social entrepreneurship like never before.  Maybe we are the ones to usher in the future of liberal religion.  Maybe it's already happening. Rev. Leach is a community minister of the UU Church of Sarasota, helping develop and lead denominational efforts to educate and support religious entrepreneurs.

Adult Exploration

July 2, 09:00am
Adult RE: " A Philosophical Constitution-Interpretation"

A closer look at The Federalist Papers, including the Pluralist and Republican interpretations and the Elitist critique.

July 9, 09:00am
Adult RE: "The "Genius" of Thomas Jefferson"

Examine the complicated, sometimes contradictory, political views that underpinned Jefferson's life and writings.

July 16, 09:00am
Adult RE: "Jacksonian Democracy-The "People" Extended"

The debate between a strong central government versus preserving states' rights to self determination.

July 23, 09:00am
Adult RE: "Iconoclastic Individualism-Thoreau"

Thoreau served as a liberal critic of a developing liberal society. His championing of the individual would later resurface in movements for civil rights and environmentalism.