Category: The Meridian

The UUCT newsletter, The Meridian, is digital and is emailed to subscribed congregation members, guests, and friends.

To subscribe to The Meridianclick here.

All the articles and announcements contained in the newsletters are below.

Message from the Minister

Season’s Greetings Beloveds, It’s the holidays already! There are several opportunities coming up for celebrating the many winter holidays in addition to the ongoing ministries of the church. I am eternally grateful for the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers that help make our ministries possible. On Sunday, December 18th, we will

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Message from the Music Director

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly As winter nears, we embrace the season with hope, as tradition mandates. Deep down our ancestors left us a biased legacy, beneath the surplus of religious text, that is most loyal to the northern hemisphere experience of the seasons. Are we perhaps able to feel what this season means

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Board Notes

Exciting news! After much research, thought, and deliberation, UUCT is progressing quickly toward the long-awaited sound system update. Installation of the new equipment will greatly improve the quality of our Sunday services (and other group meetings), both online and in-person. UUCT is contracting with a company that has prior experiences with church installations; those congregations

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Seeking Your Ideas for the Uses of the Endowment

As a community we’ve begun talking about how we should proceed to live out our values in many arenas of congregational life, not the least of which is our relationship to UUCT’s endowment. During the last budget building cycle in the spring some people were surprised by a few things. Some heard, perhaps for the

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Freethinkers Forum Gets a Third Co-director

Freethinkers Forum (FF) is pleased to announce the addition of a third Co-Director, Carrie Renwick.  She joins the Forum’s management team this month and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Carrie has been involved in the leadership of the First Coast Freethought Society (FCFS), based in Jacksonville, since its inception in 1998.  The

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Centering BIPOC Voices: December and January Book Discussions

For our December 10th meeting, the Centering BIPOC Voices Book Group chose Just Us, An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press, 2020). This insightful collection of essays, poetry, and photographs recounts Rankine’s experiences engaging strangers in conversations about white privilege and systemic racism. As an example, she flies first class and remembers a white man cutting in front

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Food for Thought- a Healthier You, a Healthier Planet

Did you know that the average human body is composed of approximately 37 trillion cells and every single cell depends on omega-3 fatty acids to function properly. This is exactly why our bodies need omega-3 fatty acids for optimal functioning. However, even with a healthy diet, it’s difficult to obtain enough omega nutrition to keep your

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Comfort Pillows for Cancer Patients

For the last year and a half I have been working one morning a month helping the Monticello Pillow Pals make and distribute comfort pillows to the 2 cancer treatment centers in Tallahassee (and one in Thomasville). We have cutters, sewers, turners, and stuffers. We do small pillows and slightly larger cases, and add a label

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