News and Events
TRI-COUNTY UU WEEKLY TIMETABLE
Sunday December 1, 2019
FORUM 9:30 AM
Africa - Doug Worthington will share the highlights of a seven-hour crash course on Africa that he took several months ago. (He will slow it down a bit for us.) He will enhance his talk with a video presentation.
SERVICE 10:30 AM
Reflections on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.
Joe Donatone - On this World AIDS Day, as Unitarian Universalists we reaffirm our belief in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” We reaffirm our commitment to remembering the more than 35 million lives lost to HIV and AIDS. We reaffirm our commitment to celebrating the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. We reaffirm our commitment to building a world of zero new HIV and AIDS infections by 2030.
Guest Speaker – Fred O. Wallace
Service Leader – Jan Droegkamp
Rev. Janet Onnie
Minister, Tri-County Unitarian Universalists
President, Florida Chapter UU Ministers Assn.
Living to Delight the Holy
Sunday, December 1:
10:30 - in Clearwater UU
Monday, December 2:
10:00- Intern Mtg;
12:00- Munch w/Minister
Tuesday, December 3:
Wednesday, December 4: 1:30- Spirituality of Aging
Thursday, December 5: Writing Day,
12:00- Mtg w/Colleague
Friday, December 6:
Saturday, December 7: Sabbath
NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
BLUE CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE
Tuesday, December 17th ~ 3:00pm
Tri-County Unitarian Universalists
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A service of remembrance and hope for
those who find rejoicing hard work.
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For further information contact
Sponsored by the Pastoral Care Associates
Tri-County Unitarian Universalists
7280 SE 135th Street – Summerfield, FL
A SEASON OF GIVING
The holiday season is approaching and a tradition we have had for many years at Tri-UU continues.
The Giving Trees are already filled with the ornaments with the names of students and information they have given us. These children are either homeless or the families are exceptionally in need of assistance.
Select an ornament from one of the trees, shop for what you want to give and return the gift items to Tri-UU. Attach the ornament with the child's name to the UNWRAPPED gift and put it in the basket under the table. The gifts will be delivered to the school contact.
A second tradition is to provide for the children in the Dallas Community. Those gift ornaments will be in a separate area, in a large Holiday Box. Take the envelope with the ornament and purchase what you can for the children. Return the unwrapped gifts to Tri-UU to the basket marked for Dallas children.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY FOR CHILDREN .
END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE!
Learn more about your faith.
New Class begins at TriUU December 5. "Biblical Exegesis," is a critical analysis of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, including specific challenges of translation and exploration of representations of sex and gender, power and the divine, and faith and personal agency.
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 PM, Dec. 5,12, and 19
Facilitators: Joe Donatone and Rev. Janet Onnie.
"Fluent in Faith", a discussion about a "Language of Reverence," has been cancelled.
03 Jolyn Joslin
03 Luci Rich
03 Trish Schwartzberg
04 Jim Mullen
07 Patricia Munz
16 Jane DeSouza
18 Carol Hunter
19 Al Reeves
19 Ginger Ryan
22 Muriel Bingley
23 Dale Kenton
30 Sofie Buyniski
SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS
SLEEPING MATS FOR THE HOMELESS
These are always gone in the first few minutes. We just don’t have enough and did not have any last time! However, two more people have stepped forward to give crocheting the mats a try, THANK YOU! Also, a few more are cutting bags and making plastic yarn! Anyone interested in crocheting mats or helping to fold and cut these plastic bags, contact me, Luci Rich 941-716-3481
We put together over 50 bags of toiletries and distributed to the Ocala downtown homeless on November 10th. We would like to thank church members and friends who have donated items this month. We would still like to receive a few blankets to give out and t-shirts (can be used) especially large or x large size. Cooler weather is coming and we will see a larger group as people flock to the warmer weather areas. Starting in December, and going through February, we can use winter jackets if you have any to donate.
Please place items in the basket in sanctuary.
Following are a list of toiletries and other items we give out monthly: soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, facecloths, razors, shaving cream, flashlights with batteries, socks, women’s personal items, toilet tissue, small pack of tissues, combs, and rain ponchos. Lately we have received some new underwear for women and men; much appreciated! We had some pocketbooks to give out to the women; they were well received. Please make sure all toiletry items are unused.
Do you drive a car? We need you!
Do you want to assist our neighboring community? We need you!
Do you speak Spanish? Not necessary, and a plus if you do!
Can you drive mothers and children to appointments? We need you!
Do you have questions about how you can help with this valuable service?
Call Carole Clarke 703-434-2426 or Jim Mullen 352-633-1643
December 1 Andrea Coburn and Carol Stenson
December 8 Margaret Wineman and Jim Mullen
December 15 Doris Pailet and Carol Jaklic
December 22 Joyce McMullen and Joan Shepard
December 29 Wendy Griffith and Gretchen Lewis