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November 28th, 10:30 AM

"A Menorah in the Window (Hannukah)"
By Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Placing a menorah in the window is a celebration of Jewish identity.  Throughout history living openly as Jewish has not always been safe.  Putting a menorah in the window, where all can see it, is an act of courage and a sign of hope for inclusivity and acceptance.

Welcome to the Care Team

Welcome to the Care Team (a sub-team of the Membership Team) co-chaired by Becky Love and Judi Bessette.) We exist to help all our members faced with a life crisis. Need a doctor visit? Give us a call and we will get you there and bring you home again. The pharmacy or grocery store?  A visit or phone call?  Maybe a casserole or bread pudding? Whatever helps you to overcome the Need Help time in your life, we are here!


Becky Love – (951) 452-1542 –
Judi Bessette – (414) 581-9146-
Andrea Coburn – (352) 408-4920-
Lorraine Connors – (352) 259-3390 –
Thomas Connors – (352) 259-3390 –
Gretchen Lewis – (219) 314-9141 –
Ginger Ryan – (518) P421-444 –
Marcia Wolfe – (973) 479-7894 –

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Rev. Cynthia Snavely

Interim Minister,

Tri-County Unitarian Universalists


(voice or text)


Sunday, December 2nd:

10:30 - 11:20 

Sunday Service

Wednesday, December 5th:

7:00pm - 7:30pm

Buddhist Meditation Session

My usual day off is Saturday.  Do not fear.  I rearrange my schedule for weddings, memorial services, and congregational events.

Click HERE for our TriUU Community Bulletin Board

Click HERE for the

Minutes from Annual Meeting of 3/28/21

Click HERE for the

November 2021 Board of Trustees meeting minutes

Click HERE for your

current Board of Trustees

Welcome to our Interim Minister, Rev. Cynthia Snavely!  Click HERE to read the full announcement and about the Interim Minister search process. Click HERE for an introduction to Rev. Snavely.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Tri-UU every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same prices with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Tri-UU.


When you sign up at, enter Tri-County Unitarian Universalists as your charity. 

Click HERE for text of select recent sermons. 

The text from Rev. Janet Onnie's last service, and from Rev. Cynthia Snavely since she joined us, are available.


Click HERE for our Facebook page for videos of recent services.

Bingo - Live

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TRI UU, Thursday, DEC. 2, 2:30 pm

Come join us for a fun afternoon outside

Bingo cards provided, bring a chair

Caller: Jan Droegkamp


TriUU Share Sessions

Thursday, December 2nd, 10:00 am

 "Does Christianity Do More Harm Than Good" 
by Mike Enright

Friday, December 3rd, 10 am

Trish Schwartzberg interviewed by Steve Burt

Monday, December 6th, 10 am

Brunch with the Minister


Monday, December 6th, 4 pm

Trivia with Marjorie Rhem


Tuesday, December 7th. 10 am

 Questions with Helen Dohn
"The Balance between talking and listening" 


Tuesday, December 7th, 4 pm

in the News with Jan Droekamp


Wednesday, December 8th, 10 am

Open Share Session

Wednesday. December 8th, 4 pm

 Committee Reviews  Fun and Fellowship Erin Woodsome

Buildings and grounds.  Suzanne Seitz

Thursday, December 9th, 10 am

Dr. Mark Welton
"Freedom of Religion and the Constitution"

Thursday, December 9th, 4 pm

On Race, with Cynthia Snavely 

Friday, December 10th, 10 am

Building Bridges:  Steve Burt interviewed by Doug Worthington

Friday, December 10th, 4 pm

Open Share Session

Monday, December 13th, 10 am

Brunch with the minister

Monday, December 13th, 4 pm

Trivia with Marjorie Rhem

Tuesday, December 14th. 10 am

Questions with Helen Dohn
"What did I learn too late in Life?"

Tuesday, December 14th, 4 pm

In the News with Jan Droegkamp


Check out the new Operations Manual on the website under Our Organization, Tri-UU Governance Documents. A very special thank you to Jerry Slosser who spent years compiling it.


Giving Tree 2021

The Holiday Season is coming fast and at TRI-UU it wouldn't be the holidays without our joyful participation in the annual GIVING TREE project. As most already know, The Giving Tree provides the names, ages, and gift wishes of disadvantaged area youth and through our generosity, over the years it has resulted in so many happy Christmas mornings for the kids.


This year it's going to be a bit more complicated because it's being done both in the traditional way at the church and, through the magic of our wonderful IT Team, it's also available online. Very Cool!

Please take the time to click on this link - Giving Tree -  and carefully read the description of how you can participate this year. With the new options, It's easier than ever to make some kids and their families smile.


Let's make this year the best Giving Tree year ever. It'll make us all feel so much more connected to the season, more connected to each other, and more connected to the community. 

Rainbow Sprinkles

Happy Birthday December!

December Birthdays

12/01 BonnieThomen    
12/08  Mary AnnDonato    

12/09 Tom Murphy    
12/09 Constance Stanley    
12/14 Barbara Woodson    
12/22 Jim O'Hara    
12/23 Katie White    



The Timetable for the Website

     Myra Symons -

Other Website Updates

   Myra Symons -
Updates for the Calendar

  Myra Symons -

Facebook updates

   Linda Starkweather -

To schedule Zoom meetings:

  Helene Kirschbaum -



Years ago, someone sent me a Christmas letter with words adapted from Martin Luther.  It began with the verse from the Christmas story in the Gospel of Luke which says that after the shepherds saw the child, they “returned glorifying and praising God for what they had heard and seen.”  The letter read in part, “The shepherds returned.  Where to?  To their sheep.  Oh, that cannot be right.  Did they not leave everything…?  But the Scripture says plainly that they returned and did exactly the same work as before.”

Beautiful, miraculous things may occur in our lives.  A loved one recovers when we feared they would not.  We found enough money to cover that last bill at the end of the month.  We were offered some great opportunities we never would have expected.  We may respond by thanking, praising, glorifying God or the Universe, but supper still needs to be cooked, the wash to be done, the lawn mowed.  To return to doing these things is necessary and its own blessing.

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Washing the dishes is like bathing a baby Buddha.  The profane is sacred.  Everyday mind is Buddha mind.”

You do not need to praise “God,” you do not need to honor “Buddha” to celebrate beauty and blessing in your life and then return to your everyday chores revitalized and renewed.  May you be so blessed.

Happy Hannukah! Good Solstice! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year!


Twice a Week Walking Group


Tuesday:  Meet at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Hogeye Park at Cattail Recreation Center, Co Rd 507, Wildwood, FL


Thursday:  Meet at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Spanish Moss Recreation Center 3225 Spanish Moss Way, Wildwood, FL to walk the Fenney entrance area.


All interested early morning walkers are welcome to join us!


Host: Nancy Garrison

RSVP: if you plan to attend

Explore the Butterfly Rainforest

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Friday, Dec. 10th at the
Florida Museum of Natural History


3215 Hull Rd Gainesville, FL

w/ hosts Diane Carlin & Carole Clarke

 The Rainforest features hundreds of free-flying

 butterflies and birds from around the world, fish

 and turtles. 

1) Admission to the Museum is free. Butterfly Garden admission is $14.  

2) Carpool on your own. Arrive at the museum anytime after 10:00. The Museum recommends mask use.

3) Gather for lunch, at 1:00 p.m., outside, at Chuy’s     Tex Mex Restaurant,  3410 SW Archer Rd. Gainesville, 32604. Vegan options are available. Let Diane or Carole know if you plan to join them for lunch. Diane 502.636.3648, Carole Clarke at  703-434-2426

Breast Cancer Thrivers' Support Group

The Zoom meeting of the Breast Cancer Thrivers' support group will be on the first Saturday every month at 1:00 pm.

For information contact Nancy Garrison

As things continue to change in the world with covid19 and the introduction of new virus strains, one thing that hasn't changed is food insecurity for many as jobs are lost and families are devastated.  TRI-UU helps supply food to the Community of Gratitude food bank in Ocklawaha, Fl. through our donations. To those who have donated, thank you!  To those who would like to donate but don't know how, there is an answer.  Just order food online at Walmart, Sam's club, Amazon or wherever you choose and have it shipped directly to Becky Love and she will deliver your donation. Or, give her a call and she will pick the food up at your home or meeting place. It's as easy as that!  Thank you for your generous contributions to helping those in need. Contact Becky Love at 951-452-1542 (call or text) or email,

Happy Holidays

Tom Murphy and Eileen McCabe are having a holiday celebration in their home on December 12th following the Sunday Service from 1 pm - 3 pm. A beverage and side dish would be appreciated. They request that everyone be fully vaccinated to attend. If you would drop a line to Eileen McCabe at to RSVP that would be lovely.

Thank you 
Eileen McCabe 
Tom Murphy 
1931 Jodphur Lane
The villages 32163

Holiday Celebration!

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The Tri-UU BOOK CLUB meets at 1:00 via Zoom

Contact Cindy Grossman

For dates and details check the schedule HERE

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