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TriUU TimeTable



October 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM

And Mankind Its Citizens” 

Rev. Janet Onnie


Grace and hope abound, even in these tumultuous times. Let’s gain a little perspective by hearing three stories of political uncertainty and upheaval from around the world.




Stay tuned for date and topic.

Rev. Janet Onnie

Minister, Tri-County Unitarian Universalists

President, Florida Chapter UU Ministers Assn.


Living to Delight the Holy


Sunday, October 18:

10:30- "And Mankind Its Citizens”; 12:30- Nu to UU

Monday, October 19:

10:00- Brunch w/Minister; 1:00- Deep Chair; 2:00- Board of Trustees

Tuesday, October 20:

9:30- Membership Team; 11:30- Social Justice Team

Wednesday, October 21:

10:00- Worship Team; 8:00- Evening Reflections

Thursday, October 22:

2:00- Choir; 4:00- Conversation on Race

Friday, October 23:

Writing Day

Saturday, October 24:



Website Changes

Please send updates for the timetable or the website directly to Oscar Smalls at Oscar will make the requested changes to the timetable and the website. Trish Schwatzberg will continue to send out weekly emails with a link to the timetable. Thanks!

Ocala Women’s March

Rev. Onnie has been asked to speak at the Ocala Women’s March on Saturday, October 17th from 11-2 on the Ocala Square. The gathering features memories and lessons of RBG.

League of Women Voters Forums

Last Wednesday, October 14, we had a presentation about
the six amendments that are on the ballot.

On Wednesday, October 21, at 4 pm, we will have a zoom forum presentation from the League of Women Voters on the subject of "News:  Separating Fact from Fiction".

Climate Action Team (CAT)

Team Meeting

Come join CAT for its zoom meeting on Friday, October 16th. Let’s set the agenda for the year and discuss what’s most important for us to accomplish over the next several months.  Everyone is welcome. If you are not a team member and want to attend, contact Margaret Wineman ( or 352-633-1643). The zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting.

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

Contact Cindy Grossman

For dates and details check the schedule HERE






Environmental advocate and President of the Board at First Unitarian of Orlando Mary Dipboye spoke at the Tri-UU Forum and her thorough and engaging presentation focused on how UUs started Florida’s first solar cooperative and the opportunities now available at the Lake/Sumter Co-op, which has over 20 partners and is free.

The co-op is open for others to join until the end of October. It supports homeowners by providing education, getting access to affordable pricing, and leveraging the power of group buying. For additional information go to .  


You may reach Mary directly (470-340-9680 or  Questions may be directed to Margaret Wineman, Chairperson, Climate Action Team (352-633-1643; ).

Turn, Turn, Turn: UUA Southern Region Virtual Assembly: November 14th

Join your Southern Region staff team and sibling Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Southern Region for a day of collaboration and learning! UUA President Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray will be our keynote speaker in the morning. Afternoon workshop include:

  • Where Do We Go From Here? Widening the Circle of Concern - with Rev. Ashley Horan, Kathy McGowan, and Rev. Nato Hollister

  • What's Next? The Changing Congregational Landscape - with Natalie Briscoe and Connie Goodbread

  • A Time to Build Up, Small Group Ministry and Membership Paths - with Cameron Young and Lillian Drab-Braddick

Registration fee: $20 per person.
Learn more and register here.


Download a printable/sharable flyer here.
Please share information about this event with your congregation's lay leaders, staff, members, and friends!
We hope to see you at one, or both, of these events! Please let us know if you need any additional information.


Francine Julius Edwards, who presented an afternoon forum for TriUU on Wednesday, September 9, is asking that TriUU members who are interested in volunteering their time for poll watching call or email her right away.

A short training class is required.  Francine can be reached at: - or phone her at (310) 487-6715.  Slots for November 3, are covered, but Francine needs volunteers for the early voting days.  Shifts are flexible.  

Nelson is signed up already.  Let Francine hear from us and know that we at TriUU care about supporting the vote! 

Food Donations

Greetings! Due to the generosity of some of our members, I am able to deliver food donations to the Community of Gratitude Food Bank in Ocklawaha weekly. Many of you have asked what kind of food they need. Well, after meeting the new Director, Robert, he expressed gratitude for all donations from TriUU and indicated that more canned fruits and vegetables are in high demand.


During this difficult time, food banks all over are working tirelessly to feed the hungry in their communities. The Community of Gratitude is no different. The need is greater than ever so please consider food donation as something you can do that will truly make a difference.


Remember also, if you give me a call, I will be happy to pick up your donation at your house. Or, you can drop it by TriUU. Thank you for your support.

Becky Love 951-452-1542 (call or text)

4     Helene Kirschbaum

11     Joan Sheppard

13    B J Rolli

15    Marilyn McLean

15    David Robbins

16    Pat Lee

19    Suzanne Seitz

21    Pam Breen

26   Becky Love



On behalf of Tri-uu Social Justice Committee, thank you for your continued support for the downtown project in Ocala.  As our own personal needs have changed during this challenging time so have the needs of the homeless.  Due to the closure of certain facilities, they haven’t had access to showers or running water so we have given out wipes which they use to wash and also cold water which is much appreciated.  We are continuing with other needed items such as rain ponchos, flashlights, socks, feminine products, etc. this week we will also take items that we have given out before until our supplies are depleted.  


Wipes and toilet tissue can be purchased at Dollar Store. Ponchos and flashlights from Amazon. Please text me if you need a full list.  Monetary assistance can be mailed to Tri-uu, marked with Downtown Project.  Thanks for all your donations....they are so much appreciated by all these unfortunate people.

Luci Rich 941-716-3481



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




The Timetable for the Website

   Oscar Smalls -

Other Website Updates

    Trish Schwartzberg -

Updates for the Calendar

  Bon Thomen -

Facebook updates

   Linda Starkweather -

To schedule Zoom meetings:

   Bonnie Thomen -

Request a calendar change or addition

The calendar is for the listing of Tri-UU meetings and events and ONLY Tri-UU activities.  If in doubt, contact John Seitz

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