Past Events

December Service Overview


December 3, 2017
Rev. Brock Leach
Liberal Religion and Empowerment

December 10, 2017
Bob Benner
Getting to Know You

December 17, 2017
Dr. Tom Hibberd
Pagan Traditions of Christmas

December 24, 2017
Presented by NCUU members
Christmas Eve Service

December 31,2017
Rev. Kalen Fristad
Our Universalist Roots and Branches

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. It was decided by the Sunday Service Com. and approved by the congregation that we will not have a morning service on December 24, but rather, we will combine the Sunday service with our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 7PM. We will have a sign-up sheet for those who do not drive at night so that a neighboring member of our congregation may drive you to church and take you home.

First Annual “Christmas Potluck”

Monday Dec. 25th Lunch at Noon
Just like Thanksgiving only different
There will be music, food, a gift swap and lots of fun
“Mingle time” will START @ 10:30 and continue until dinner
There will be music, beverages and treats for all
Be there for DINNER AT NOON
Ham & Lasagna (Regular & Veggie), will be provided by the Social Activities committee
Treats, sides and desserts will be Pot-Luck style.

There are 2 ways to sign up
1) Sign-up sheets will be at the NCUU
2) E-mail me at [email protected]
Put “Christmas potluck” in the subject line with your Name(s), # of Guests, and what you would like to bring
I will be looking for volunteers for set-up, clean-up, and one special person to be Santa’s elf.

November Service Overview

November 5, 2017
Judi Siegal
Todah: The Jewish Expression of Gratitude

November 12, 2017
Cliff Jackson
“Aden’s Introduction to Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

November 19, 2017
Barry Pendry
Into the Forest of Grief: Awakening in the Face of Impermanence

November 26, 2017
Rev. Sara Zimmerman
Into the Woods with Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sources of Unitarian Transcendentalism in His Journals and in His Essay “Nature”

Thanksgiving Potluck

Bill and Valerie Howat have graciously volunteered to spearhead the Thanksgiving Day Pot Luck. We will have a sign-up sheet on the table in the foyer for those who will attend and also, what each person will bring to the feast. If you have a guest or two, that is fine, but we need you to list the number of people you will bring so that Bill and Val will be able to prepare enough turkey and stuffing to accommodate the number of guests.
Our Potluck Dinners are held on the third Friday of each month. We hope to see you on Friday, Nov. 17. Please come at 11am, and the meal will start around 1pm.

Grounds & Gardens Day

The First Friday of every month is Grounds & Gardens Day at NCUU.

Do you like to work outside in the yard and garden? Whether weeding, trimming, planting,
raking, the NCUU Yard and Garden Crew always needs help. Please come Friday morning, Nov. 3rd.

Gordie Dinmore and Bree Hill are usually there by sun -up. (The rest of us usually are not.) We’re normally done by 10:30 — 11:00.

Humanists of North Central Florida

The Humanists of North Central Florida are hosting Herb Silverman author of, “An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land” at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist fellowship on Friday, November 13 at 7PM.

Herb is founder and president of the Secular Coalition for America, and author of, “Candidate Without a Prayer”. He is also Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston.

Ladies’ Luncheon

The NCUU November Ladies Luncheon will be Tuesday, November 28, (last Tuesday of the month).

Sign-up sheet, directions, and menu sheet are in the foyer. If you have any questions, contact Peg Gotz (527-4113) or Julie Macdonald (465-5646)

Sierra Club’s Legislative Training Workshop

Dunnellon Public Library

Saturday, Oct 21


More than 70 people attended the Sierra Club’s Legislative Training Workshop at Dunnellon Public Library Saturday, Oct 21. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Citrus County and the Social/Environmental Justice Committee of the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists, the Workshop was to help voters better understand and communicate with elected officials at all levels. The event included a presentation on Florida’s governmental structure, Q and A with a panel that included mayors, a county commissioner, state senator, federal legislative aide, activist and a Sierra Club lobbyist. Pictured are Dunnellon Mayor Walter Green and Sierra Club Lobbyist Dave Cullen in one of the 6 breakout sessions and the plenary during presentation by League of Women Voters, Citrus County.