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“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 

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

 

Social Justice 

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!

 

Open Issues

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 of an unsettled issue. 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 a.m.-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.

 

Adult Religious Enrichment 

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?

 

Children's Religious Enrichment 

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.

 

T.O.R.C.H Youth Group 

A covenant group for youth ages 12-20 years old. There's a place for everybody and their time and talents as we create a flourishing RE experience that embodies the essence of our UUC ministry, shapes young lives, and shines on the future of our congregation. They meet from 12-2pm on Sundays in the Gandhi Room. Read more...          

Contact Director of Religious Education.

 

Buddhist Group 

The UU Buddhist Fellowship at UUC meets to study the core teaching of the Buddha as round throughout the many Buddhist traditions practiced around the world. They examine important text of the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Time is allowed for mediation 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.

 

Humanist Group 

The UUC Humanist Group welcome the larger free-thought community to join in our events and activities, as is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association and the American Humanist Association (TBCoR). UUC They generally meet monthly on the third Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Octagon. Each meeting has a speaker who addresses topical issues of interest to members. There are several major annual events to include Darwin Day, a Winter Solstice Celebrations, and a Summer Social. Contact UUC Humanist Group.

 

PSI Symposium

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 in the Patio Room in conjuction with the UUC Buddhist Fellowship. Contact PSI Symposium.

 

Community Garden 

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 were oriented for participation and are actively gardening. Visit our Facebook page. Contact the Garden & Grounds Committee. 

 

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