Special Newcomer/Guest Break-out Room Every Sunday After the Service
Newcomers and other guests, whether you have attended one virtual service or many, please join us in a special break-out room any Sunday during the social time following the service. You are welcome to participate in this break-out room more than once. It will be an opportunity for you to get to know us and us to get to know you. You can also share about what brought you to UUCT and ask questions you might have. And if you would rather just participate in one of the general break-out rooms during social time, you are always invited to do so. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the break-out room or about the church, please email: email@example.com
– The Welcome Team (Trudy Deyle, Sally Andersen and others)
By Arden Kelly
You are welcome to join us every Sunday from 3pm to 4pm EST on Zoom. We are a community of meditators who come together for a chance to center ourselves with calm and focus. Each week a member of the group leads the meditation, drawing from a variety of Buddhist thought. Our usual practice starts with a guided meditation or a passage reading while seated, followed by a walking meditation, then finishing with a silent meditation. At the conclusion, we share our experiences with each other.
Whether you are new or seasoned to the practice of meditation, all are welcome. Please email Ardenkelly@yahoo.com for the Zoom link invitation to be sent to you every Saturday.
Arden Kelly is a Director & Teaching Artist Acting/Voice & Speech/Voiceover/Singer pursuing a Masters in London
Have It Your Way: Dying in the 21st Century
Join speaker Robert Rivas, Attorney, FEN, Sunday March 7 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST in a discussion of aid in dying and other lawful means to make personal choices about the manner and precise timing of your death. Advance health care directives are evolving in the 21st Century. Final Exit Network’s general counsel talks about all these issues and in particular new techniques to avoid being spoon fed for years after dementia advances beyond being intolerable.
This presentation is co-sponsored by Humanists of Tallahassee (HOT), Final Exit Network (FEN), and American Atheists.
Speaker Robert Rivas is a Tallahassee attorney who has practiced at the cutting edge
of the right to die movement since the mid-1990s, when he represented the
Hemlock Society, As general counsel for the Final Exit Network (FEN), a national volunteer group that descended from Hemlock. Mr. Rivas has fought legal battles across the country against overreaching government attempts to deny the right to make choices in dying.
This will be a virtual presentation via Zoom. You will be able to participate from
the comfort of your own home or wherever else you can get on the Internet. Click here to register.
Join us weekly via Zoom for a synergistic interfaith spiritual practice of many forms of singing, chanting, and group observation of silence.
The goal is to help each participant reach a place within themselves where they can connect with the Divine, their Inner Core, the Spirit of Life; wherever they find Peace. Led by Angel de Armendi, Music Director.
Beginning next week, Singing Meditation will change to an alternating Tuesday/Thursday rotation schedule. Our next gathering will be Tuesday March 9 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.
If interested in joining or for more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indwellers Group at UUCT
Adults 25-49 are invited to join Indwellers, a new cohort group for socialization, community connection and spiritual exploration.
You can look forward to a bimonthly Zoom discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, social events, and community care. Join us for our next Zoom discussion on Tuesday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
Old Guys Lunch
The next Old Guys Lunch will be Wednesday March 10 at 11:30 am on the veranda of UUCT. Social distancing and current facility use guidelines will be followed. We will continue meeting every other Wednesday weather permitting.
If interested in joining this group or for more information, contact John Sample.
Climate and Environmental Justice Event Coming March 10
By Kim Ross
ReThink Energy Florida, whose founders are our members, Brian Lee and Kim Ross, along with many other organizations, is hosting their upcoming Reclaiming Florida’s Future for All (RFF) on Wednesday March 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
RFF is an environmental and climate justice educational and advocacy day that will be virtual this year. It will include, as it does in person, meetings to educate our lawmakers, and also a day full of speakers and caucuses. Hear from a climate justice panel (1:30pm) featuring Rev Michael Malcom, of Alabama Interpower Faith and Light, and Jeannie Economos, of the Florida Farmworkers Alliance.
The event will also feature a Virtual Rally at 10AM, a Lunch-n-Act at 12:30, and an Intergenerational Interview (2:30) between Vaholly Frank (from the youth lawsuits against FL and US) and Rafe Pomerance ( worked on climate in the Clinton Administration). We’ll hear at 3:30 from Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Professor from NY who got fracking banned there, and close out the day at 4pm with five caucuses, including a youth caucus, faith caucus, and vulnerable community caucus. Those interested can register here: http://tinyurl.com/rff2021
Christian Spirituality @ UUCT
Join us for a twice-monthly, Zoom Bible study. While each week’s Bible passage will be the focus of the meeting, the real purpose of Christian Spirituality is to create a friendly association, to give and receive support, and to find our lives expressed in the Bible.
Our meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For zoom information contact Kay Stuart-Tilley at email@example.com. Our next meeting is March 10.
March 11th Day of Action Rally in Support of Climate Justice
By Ed Oaksford
There will be an online Climate Justice Event on March 11 beginning at 9:30 am.
Attend this event via Zoom, featuring our very own Charlotte Stuart-Tilley. Register here to receive the Zoom link.
You can also join us at 10:45 am for the March 11th Day-of-Action Rally. The rally will consist of 15 minutes of sign holding and bell ringing at the entrance to UUCT on N. Meridian Road.
All of this is being done as part of global effort of the GreenFaith International Network to support Climate Action, especially as it relates to Climate Justice. All congregants are welcomed to this masked and socially-distanced event.
Food For Thought – a healthier you, a healthier planet
For the past few months, we’ve been concentrating on healthy sustainable diets. However, at our next meeting in March we will go more global. At the March 11th Food for Thought – a healthier you, a healthier planet meeting, we will view and discuss a video about the 2019 EAT-Lancet Commission’s Report “Food Planet Health – Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems” presented by its two lead authors, Prof. Walter Willet MD and Prof. Johan Rockstrom PhD, first launched in Oslo, Norway. Very briefly, the report establishes one goal, to achieve planetary health diets for nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050, through two targets and five strategies.
Please consider joining us for our Food for Thought zoom meeting on Thursday March 11th at 7 pm. If you are not on our email list and are interested in attending, please email Linda Oaksford at firstname.lastname@example.org. A link will be sent to you prior to our meeting.
Church Work Day Next Saturday
Join us next Saturday March 13 from 9am – 2 pm for our monthly church work day. Feel free to bring your lunch. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Hope to see you there!
March Women’s Lunch Bunch
Join the next Women’s Lunch Bunch gathering on Wednesday, March 17 for a time to share your joys, despair, recent activities, or frustrations. We begin at 11:30 am. If you arrive after 11:30 you may find that we have already gone into breakout rooms, but as soon as we can we will invite you to join one of those rooms. Bring something to eat or drink, or not.
If you cannot make it this month, we meet every month on the third Wednesday via Zoom. For a link to the meeting contact Linda Oaksford and she will add you to the mailing list.