“Embrace every good opportunity you encounter; some will get you informed; others will get you inspired… Some will get you involved and others you make you improved!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
Covenant Groups are small groups of adults that meet weekly to connect and to grow spiritually. Adults of all ages, stages of life and spiritual maturity are welcome. Join a Covenant group!
There is power in numbers, and through working together we love the hell out of this world. Click here to find out more about the many good works we do!
The Open Issues Forum at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater is attended by numerous members of the UUC congregation and the public as well. No topic is out of bounds; often they are unsettled issues. We encourage agreeable disagreement, knowing that we learn more by considering different points of view. One of our goals is to learn more than we think we already know. We meet every Sunday from 9:30-10:25 a.m. in the Patio Room of our Social Hall, the building immediately east of our main building, the Octagon Art Center. Need directions? Have a question or idea for a forum? Click here.
Who am I? Whose am I? What am I here for? These age-old questions, explored by humans since the dawn of religion, are the foundations of a meaningful life. In Unitarian Universalism, we explore these questions in a supportive community. Our classes are offered with an open mindset, encouraging the development of everyone involved. Interested?
Unitarian Universalism teaches that religious growth and learning are lifelong processes. Together we seek to provide our children and youth with the experiences and tools to encourage their own religious development and to ground them in the ethical and spiritual dimensions of life. Our program is designed to help young people deepen their Unitarian Universalist faith and to learn Unitarian Universalist history and values; to appreciate the richness and diversity of other world religions; and to teach our children to integrate their faith and values through social justice and service. Read more. Contact our Director of Religious Education.
A covenant group for youth grades 7 to 12, T.O.R.C.H. stands for Teen Organization Reaching for Community Harmony. There's a place for everybody and their time and talents as we create a flourishing Religious Enrichment experience that embodies the essence of our UUC ministry, shapes young lives, and shines on the future of our congregation. They meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays in the Gandhi Room. Read more. Contact Director of Religious Education.
The UU Buddhist Fellowship at UUC meets to study the core teaching of the Buddha as found throughout the many Buddhist traditions practiced around the world. The fellowship examines important text of the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Time is allowed for meditation and sharing of transformative spiritual experiences. Anyone can become involved in Buddhism by expressing a willingness and commitment to give up selfishness through intensive and prolonged study and practice of putting other sentient beings before oneself -- the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, joy in others' happiness and equanimity in the ups and downs of life. Growing inner peace manifests itself as compassionate action in the world. Contact the UU Buddhist Fellowship. Check the UUC Calendar for upcoming meetings/meditations.
The UUC Humanist Group meets regularly to explore important aspects of the secular world as they relate to Unitarian Universalists and other free-thinking people in the Tampa Bay area. The group is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association and the American Humanist Association.
Locally, we are part of the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason (TBCoR). We generally meet monthly on the third Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Most meetings have a speaker who addresses topical issues of interest to our members. In addition, we have several major annual events, including Darwin Day each February, a Winter Solstice Celebration and a Summer Social. More information is available via email by clicking here.
The PSI Symposium exists for the study, by UUs and the UU tradition, of areas not yet necessarily recognized by traditional science. For example, ESP (Extra-Sensory Perception), near death experiences, reincarnation, ghosts, quantum physics, yoga, meditation, spiritualism, Wicca, astrology, eastern religions and alternative healing. The national organization has disbanded, but we continue to meet the last Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Patio Room in conjuction with the UUC Buddhist Fellowship. Contact PSI Symposium.
UUC has a Garden and Food Forest on our campus which continues to grow and thrive. It is producing abundantly in annual garden vegetables, perennial fruit trees, bushes and vines, medicinal herbs, plants and shrubs and a very busy bee/butterfly garden. It has attracted over 40 adults and children from the wider community with plots of their own and hundreds of visitors who seek information and inspiration. Several refugee women and their sponsors and translators participated in an orientation and are actively gardening. Visit our Facebook page. Contact the Garden & Grounds Committee.