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Services

What to Expect

What to Expect

Each service contains instrumental and vocal music, a 15- to 20-minute message, an opportunity to express joys and sorrows, an offering, a story relating to the message, and a period of meditation or prayer. The Sunday service begins at 9:00 a.m. and lasts 60 minutes, followed by a period where people may respond to the message of the day.  

 

Each service begins with the lighting of our flaming chalice, a distinctive symbol of UU.

The design originated during WWII as a symbol on documents given to refugees who fled without their identification papers.

 

NOTE: Participation via Zoom is provided, in-person attendance is a richer experience.  Please follow your own counsel on this.
(links available on the Home page).  

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Upcoming Services

June Theme:  Balance

June 2, 9:00 am 

Rev. Cynthia Snavely 

The Rocks in the Jar 

You may know the story of the philosophy professor’s lesson of rocks, pebbles and sand filling a jar as a representation of our lives but how do we figure out what the rocks-the important things are?  Can you say what the most important things are in your life?

 

June 9, 9:00 am  open

Dee Collier

Lizzy Jane

​“Lizzy Jane—This character is a compilation of women living in the late 1800s in Marion County following the Second Seminole War.  She exemplifies the pioneer spirit prevalent at this time with the cow hunters, the town’s people during the fire of 1883, and those who faced economic boom and bust, just as well as everyday life.”

Dee Collier is a 3rd generation native Floridian who married her high school sweetheart, Daryl Collier, a CPA in Ocala.

After graduating from FSU, she taught elementary school for several years. Her love for history and drama has led her to do first-person historical characterizations of famous (and infamous) women in history. Dee has already done 62 of these presentations this year (as of May) Civic and social groups, libraries, learning centers, and church groups often ask her back every year.

 

June 16, 9:00 am   

Rev. Cynthia Snavely 

Neither Patriarchy Nor Matriarchy: Finding the Balance

I know the words patriarchy and matriarchy, but what is the word for a society in which leadership is shared?  I don’t know a word for it, but that is my societal goal.

 

June 23, 9:00 am Open

 

June 30 

Rev. Cynthia Snavely 

Disability or Different Ability? 

All of us are different.  Some of those differences we call disabilities. But that does not mean that those are differences that make someone a lesser person.   

Upcoming Sevices
Service Inspirations

Service Inspirations

Our worship services focus on a wide variety of religious, philosophical, personal, and social issues. Although each service is different, we gather weekly to consider, individually and collectively, that which we hold of highest worth. For some, it’s the community; for others, it’s the natural world; and for still for others, it’s a sense of some sort of something  beyond our imagination.

 

Our inspiration comes from a variety of sources: the wisdom of world religions, teachings from humanist and earth-centered traditions, words and deeds of prophetic people, and the direct experience of individuals.  


Our principal service is on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., at Tri-County Unitarian Universalists Center and also on zoom. Please see the Home page for details and links.

Where we’re located and how to get there.

Upcoming Sevices

Music & Choir

Tri-UU Choir Videos

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Music & Choir

We sing traditional hymns, gospel, folk tunes and more, in multi-part harmony. The Choir rehearsals will be set by our new director. Everyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to join! 

 

Here is a growing collection of Tri-UU choir videos: 

Most are performed by our former music director, Donna Kagan, and Tri-UU Choir members with music arrangements and editing by Frank Kelly.   Enjoy!

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And to hear any of nearly 100 Tri-UU hymn favorites, all with on-screen lyrics . . .
click here!

Past Services
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Past Services

Text of select recent sermons can be found here. Just click the desired link.

"We Remember Them", May 26, Rev. Snavely

"Family is Hard", May 12, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Celebrating Fertility of Heart and Mind: A Beltrane Celebration",

   May 5, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Remember: A Passover Sermon", April 28, Rev. Snavely

"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten",

    April 21, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Meeting Someone Who is Intersex", Apr. 7, Rev. Snavely

"Jesus the Prophet", Mar. 31, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Celebrating Spring", Mar. 24, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"The Core of the Human Perdicament", Mar. 10, Rev. Snavely

"Remembering Pauli Murray", Feb. 25, Rev. Snavely

"The Courage to Love", Feb. 11, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Celebrating Our Heritage and Universalism", Feb. 4, Rev. Snavely

"A Laugh, A Smile", Jan 21, Rev. Cynthia Snavely

"Funding What Is Important", Jan. 14, 2024, Rev. Snavely

"Each Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night", Dec. 23, Rev. Snavely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos of select past sermons are on our Facebook pageClick here.

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