Sunday, December 9th, from 11:30-1:30, we will be hosting Members & Friends for Arts & Crafts Booths and the All-Church Bake Sale. Come to Hobart Hall after the service to enjoy Christmas shopping, Christmas cookies to freeze, Next-to-New items, and to see what our people create.
Christmas Cookies! Hand-Made Crafts! Next to New Booth(donations gladly accepted on date of the event.) Coffee and Camaraderie! Enjoy it All! "
This coming month our worship provides opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal, a much-needed way to close an emotionally & sociopolitically challenging calendar year. For those who seek merriment, worship will give opportunity. For those who seek solace from the bustle and the pressure to be merry, our Blue Holiday service on December 16th can offer comfort for those who feel removed from the joy of the season. Our candlelight Christmas Eve service will be at 5:00 pm on December 24th. Every Sunday we will kindle the holiday lights of the season, humbled by the Mystery of Life and open to its possibility in the coming year.
The Humanist Forum meets every Sunday at 9:15 am in Hobart Hall. All are welcome to attend. On December 9 the Humanist Forum will meet in Room 7 because of the Craft Fair set up in Hobart Hall.
On Sunday, December 9th, the guest speaker for the Humanist Forum will be Ms. Kelli Nielson, Development Officer for St. Matthew’s House in Naples. She will be discussing the services St.Matthews House offers to it’s clientele. Many in Lee and Collier counties, including single adults, couples and single mothers, know homelessness and financial distress. Kelli will describe the challenges they face, and the programs at St. Matthews House that address their needs, as well as training that leads to long-term independence.
Alert! Christmas will be Here Soon!
We are now collecting Christmas gifts for the children and teens at the Quality Life Center or as it is commonly called, "the Q". That would be now though December 16th. There are a total of 168 youths, 100 of them in the after school program and 46 being Leadership Teens; the remaining 22 are preschool and kindergarten.
We are not asking for a specific number for each age group. Buy whatever you want and as many as you want. Do not wrap the gifts. An open Holiday bag would be nice when possible and makes it easier for us to sort. Please, NONE of the following: action figures, guns, Barbie dolls, or battery operated toys. Gifts may be left in the Narthex or at the Social Justice & Outreach Table in Hobart Hall until the Christmas trees go up in mid December. Then you may leave gifts under either tree. Thank you!
It is getting to be that time of year again where many return and our halls are filled with lovely faces. As you know, every other year or so, CUUPs holds a Medieval Feast. We are happy to say this year we will be presenting it. It is our fund raiser and even more it falls on winter solstice. If anyone would like to entertain with a song, music or skit , please let me know. The date is December 21st, gathering at 6:30 pm in Hobart Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 6-12. There will be childcare for younger children. Please RSVP as we only have so many seats in the royal hall. Let the fun begin!
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Origami Japanese/Korean/Sushi Monday, December 24, 2018 directly following the Christmas Eve Service.
8911 Daniels Parkway, Ste 5
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Please call John E. Fischer, 1-267-992 -6566 or E-Mail SilverFischStudios@gmail.com by Friday, December 21, 2018 to reserve your place.
Celebrating Sacred Places
9th Annual Florida Unitarian Universalist Women’s Retreat April 5-7, 2019
DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center Ellenton, FL. The retreat begins Friday at 5:00pm and ends Sunday.
DaySpring Conference Center is conveniently located off I-75 just north of Sarasota on Florida’s West Coast. The beautiful campus nestled under ancient oaks and located on a cove of the Manatee River offers a serene setting for our annual retreat. Take a look.http://Dayspring.dioswfl.org. $220 per person covers expenses for a semi-private room and meals. 8 women share a cozy cottage with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, a screened porch and common area. A limited number of single rooms are available at $292 each. A non-refundable deposit of $15 for a semi-private room or $25 for a private room will reserve your place. Final payment is due January 15, 2019. Come join us for an enriching and memorable weekend. Any questions? Contact Helen Leddy firstname.lastname@example.org
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