We strive to provide worship experiences that offer intellectual stimulation, emotional comfort, and spiritual transformation: insight into truth and meaning; new knowledge of self, others, and the world; inspiration to act with compassion for peace, equity, and justice, and  with reverence for the interdependent web of all existence.

 

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11:00 AM Service, Children and Youth Activities

Nurturing Good Men

Worship Leader: Charlotte Lehmann

Board Member on Duty: Bob Deyle

This Father’s Day, we ask: What can we do to change the narrative about masculinity in American culture?

Sunday, June 24statue-309467

11:00 AM Service, Children and Youth Activities

Redefining American Democracy
Civil Discourse vs Civil War

Lay Leader: Greg DeAngelo
Guest in the Pulpit: Tom Moore
Special Guest Appearence
Ion Sancho and Peter Butzin

Board Member on Duty: Bonnie Abellera

Past UUCT president Tom R. Moore, brings to the pulpit his high-energy and an intense devotion to “Democracy” arising initially out of his 1960s service in the U.S. Peace Corps in a one-party dictatorial West African state. That led to his post-Watergate election in 1974 to the Florida Legislature – as the then-first Democrat to win such a seat in 10 years in his native very-GOP Florida county (Pinellas). Tom will recap existing insidious threats to Democracy; explore how we Americans can respond to them; and hopefully, also inspire us and himself, to become more seriously active in the current daily-and-ongoing reshaping of American Democracy.

Our special guests will be Ion Sancho, Leon County’s long-serving (now retired) Supervisor of Elections, and Peter Butzin, a decades-long friend of Tom’s and active leader of Florida Common Cause since the 1970s. Both will take part in the service and in the post-service discussion in the sanctuary after the coffee break.

Sunday, July 1

11:00 AM Service, Children and Youth Activities

A Case for American Interdependence

Worship Leader: Charlotte Lehmann

Board Member on Duty:

The narrative of America’s origin story is based in the Doctrine of Discovery, a notion of “manifest destiny”, and on-going settler colonialism and a frontier mentality. How would changing the narrative lead to individual transformation and systemic change?

Sunday, July 8

11:00 AM Service, Children and Youth Activities

Highlights of the 2018 General Assembly

Worship Leader: Charlotte Lehmann

Board Member on Duty:

In late June, Rev. Charlotte attended the annual UUA General Assembly in Kansas City, Missouri, as a ministerial delegate. During this service she and UUCT’s other delegates will share high points of the experience.

Sunday, July 15

11:00 AM Service, Children and Youth Activities

Endings and Beginnings

Worship Leader: Charlotte Lehmann

Board Member on Duty:

The interim ministry period, a time of transition, is drawing to a close. As it ends, the congregation readies itself for the beginning of a new settled ministry. It has been said that the most growth happens during times of change and transition. This is Rev. Charlotte’s last pulpit appearance at UUCT.