News and Events
SUNDAY SERVICE (VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM)
January 17, 2021 - 10:30 AM
Rev. Rita Capezzi
Throughout the Enlightenment Period, whose modes of inquiry and thought inform, among other things, our political system as well as our system of higher education, Imagination was understood as a suspect mental capacity. Reason was, and has been, considered the ultimate way of thinking. Even our Unitarian Universalist Six Sources enshrine reason: (quote) “Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warns us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.” (unquote). Yet Imagination serves to sustain us, especially in times of trauma and pain. How does Imagination help to uplift us and help us think powerfully and spiritually?
After a 25 year career as a university professor, Rev. Rita Capezzi entered Meadville Lombard Theological School and was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister. She was called to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato (MN) in August 2018 as its first full-time settled minister. The Fellowship installed Rev. Rita on April 14, 2019. Like the congregation, Rev. Rita has a passion for deepening spiritual life in order to sustain the work of creating justice in a hurting world. She lives with her spouse Jeff and two cats, Sita and Tommy, and enjoys Zoom calls with her son in Seattle and daughter in Buffalo (NY).
Rev. Janet Onnie
Minister, Tri-County Unitarian Universalists
President, Florida Chapter UU Ministers Assn.
Living to Delight the Holy
Sunday, January 17:
10:30- Rita Capezzi in Pulpit
Monday, January 18:
10:00- Brunch w/Minister; 1:00- Deep Chair; 2:00- Board of Trustees
Tuesday, January 19:
9:30- Membership; 10:30- Social Justice
Wednesday, January 20:
Thursday, January 21:
4:00- Conversations on Race; 8:00- Midi-Week Musings
Friday, January 22:
Saturday, January 23:
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If you are seeing Chat comments popping up in front of your eyes on your screen during the Sunday Service, you can click on “Exit Full Screen” and then click on the Chat icon. This will move the Chat box to the side, display all the Chat comments that occur during the service and allow you to only read them when you wish.
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Invest in Hope
Enjoying our virtual Sunday services? Have you wondered what goes into planning and who is involved? Then join us this Sunday, January 17th to hear Lynne Westmoreland, Co-Leader of the Worship team share with you what investments we’ve made to ensure that services have continued. Learn about what our hopes are for future services and how you can play a part in our worship.
This is the 2nd week of our pledge season. We invite you to Invest in Hope and help us continue to gather in faith and community each week.
What does it mean to be Unitarian Universalist?
Nu to UU Classes
January 31, February 7 and 14
2:00 p.m. (Via Zoom)
Do you want to get to know more about Unitarian Universalism?
Do you want to learn more about our congregation?
Do you want to explore how our beloved community might offer opportunities to engage in meaningful commitment to a more equitable, just, and loving society?
Are you considering membership in our Tri-UU congregation?
Are you curious about who we are and what we believe (or don't believe)?
If you would like more information about the upcoming virtual class that we call "Nu to UU", please contact Helene Kirschbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Climate Action Team (C.A.T.) recommends The Home Place - Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, Ph.D. Dr. Lanham is a widely published author and award-nominated poet, writing about his experiences as a birder, hunter and wild, wandering soul. His first solo work, explores his belief that conservation must be a blending of head and heart; rigorous science and evocative art.
By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South―and in America today. The Tri-UU Book Club will be discussing this book (via Zoom) on Monday, January 25th.
We also recommend the Netflix documentary: "My Octopus Teacher." Not your typical nature documentary, It’s the intimate diary of Craig Foster, a freediver and wildlife filmmaker who spent nearly a year observing an octopus in the kelp forests along the South African coast. And interacting with it, improbably. And befriending it, perhaps. And falling in love with it, absolutely. Maybe you will too?
The Tri-UU BOOK CLUB meets at 1:00 via Zoom
Contact Cindy Grossman email@example.com
For dates and details check the schedule HERE
Furniture for Sale
If you have an interest in any of the items below contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I can send photos and dimensions.
Let There Be Light!
Have a Seat.
-Metal Folding Chairs (4)
-Slightly-nicer than metal Folding Chairs (2)
-La-Z-Boy Power Recliners (2)*
Read any good books lately?
-Short (xxxxx) white Billy bookcases*
-Tall (xxxx) black bookcase*
-Two-drawer letter-size file cabinet (2)
-Oak desk (used to be at Tri-UU)*
-King-Size Bed (2)
Covid-19 Wall of Memories
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church in Houston, TX notes that their neighbors from the Clear Lake Islamic Center have recently created a nonprofit organization called "COVID-19 Wall of Memories" which maintains a website dedicated to memorializing victims of the disease in the US and provides information and news about the illness and its impact on our lives, as individuals and as a country.
They are offering an opportunity for anyone who has lost a loved one to this terrible disease to honor them on their "Wall of Memories" at covid19wallofmemories.org.
Vaccine Alert ! !
Florida Counties are starting to register or planning to register those age 65 and over for the Covid – 19 vaccine.
Marion County is actively registering people online and over the phone. The vaccination will be the Moderna vaccine of two shots spaced 28 days apart.
For those not living in Marion County, check with your County Health Department for whatever plan of action that county is pursuing.
Lake County… click HERE
Sumter County… 352-569-3102
COVID-19 Call Center… 866-779-6121
Fun and Fellowship is hosting a Virtual Variety Show on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 5:00 p.m.
Our very talented congregation members are invited to contribute by sharing a poem, playing an instrument, singing…either a solo or in a small group, juggling, sharing a special memory, performing a comedy or a dance routine, juggling, acting in a skit, etc!
All performers will need to make a video of their performance and send in for production to Dan Wolfe Wolfeda.email@example.com. Videos must be received by Feb 8th. Donna Kagan will MC, and assist anyone who wants to participate and needs help. Dbkagan@aol.com or 503-504-4343
Once our Virtual Variety Show is over we will have a time to zoom in and visit with each other. Please consider sharing your talent and having fun with everyone on this special day.
4 Wendy Griffith
9 Larry Cooper
9 Dani Hunter
11 Joyce Mills
22 Judy Kemp
28 Lynne Westmoreland
30 Eddie Boufford
30 Al Solberg
31 Phil Lindsley
Following is a list of items that are needed for January. Again you can order Bulk items for the homeless from Amazon:
Washcloths and towels.
Emergency blankets ($1 each)
Blankets, t -shirts and warm clothing.
Small size toothpaste
Personal wipes for body wash
Monetary donations can be mailed to Tri-uu, please note on check “for Downtown Project". Items ordered from Amazon can be mailed to Becky Love, 412 Quail Street, Lady Lake FL 32159 or call her to pick up 951-452-1542.
SOCIAL JUSTICE DONATIONS
Donations for food for our local community needs.
Food can be brought to TRI UU if you are in the area and have a key. Put your contribution in the wagon just inside the Chalice Room door, on the right.
Other agencies in desperate need include the following.
Checks can be sent to:
Community of Gratitude, Inc., PO Box 2021, Ocklawaha, FL 32183
Interfaith Emergency Services, Inc., 435 NW 2nd Street
Ocala, FL 34471
Domestic Violence Shelter, PO Box 2193, Ocala, FL 34478
Thank you for sharing your donations.
Joyce Mills, Chairperson, Social Justice Committee
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