Our Fellowship is still functioning and has ongoing expenses. Click the above link if you are viewing this on your email to watch the video. We will be “open and up and running” as soon as it is safe. Please find it in your generous hearts to keep your pledges and gifts up to date. Many thanks to all of you. Checks should be sent to:
Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist
P.O. Box 94
Holder, FL 34445
FROM FAITH TO JUSTICE, NCUU SUNDAY SERVICES
WE ANTICIPATE THESE WILL BE ON ZOOM AT 10:30 AM, Sundays.
Our Water Service is scheduled for November 7.
Several months ago, UU minister Brock Leach urged us to reach out, and into, our larger community. Some of us did that; a few tried. Others had good intentions, such as participating in Save our Waters Week.
Now, on August 29, the Rev. Bruce Seaman urges faiths like ours to go further into justice. We have a religious responsibility to support and act, even if this is not a popular task.
Do more than collect food or school supplies: Advocate and work on hard issues.
We follow this with a Labor Day service with James Shaw, a Tampa UU and ACLU attorney. He will address bail justice, and specifically, that our bail system jails the poor and black disproportionately. This handicaps future success. This issue has been highlighted by the BLUU (Black Lives of UU.)
Did you hear the speech at UUA by Desmond Meade? We will be given the chance to sign onto a local initiative on this issue, by joining a coalition to set up a Citrus chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition ( FRRC).
On Sept. 26, our local Public Defender, John Spivey will describe his courtroom activities, including death penalty defenses and experiences with bail. This might further encourage you to advocate for bail reduction or rights restoration.
Oct 3 offers Dennis Wooldridge, who takes a step back and gives us a wide view of our justice in the nation, the Constitution, and the fragility of democracy.
The last of this series is Oct 17. The Rev. Al Hopkins will talk about political action as a spiritual endeavor. He, too, will be an advocate for bail justice and perhaps be a partner with NCUU in a local FRRC.
P.S. The League of Women Voters will Zoom Nov. 9, featuring an activist attorney who will address helping returning Florida offenders to regain voting rights. 7 p.m., Nov. 9.
The Sunday Service Planners hope these services will inspire you and perhaps convince you to join in action with your fellow congregants and neighbors.
A number of NCUU members contributed school supplies to, and or/assisted, at the back pack giveaway at Copeland Park, Crystal River. These included: Carole Goodwin, Pam Ricker, Sally Smith Adams, Jean McCauley, Amy Haiken, Margo Wilson, Holly Alexander, Linda Myers, Matt Ciszewski, and John Comer. The latter two are pictured above, along with John’s dad.
Also included is a photo of an unidentified family, posing for us after claiming their back packs.
Thank You from Sheila
Thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and/or kindly cooked nutritious dishes for Mark and myself, calling and asking what I and or Mark might need.
Mark greatly looked forward to the dishes and thanked all the chefs. You should know that a saying comes to mind: “Encourage the cook,” meaning enjoy the food. Mark definitely did. I must confess to enjoying the desserts, cookies, and cakes.
I know it is very difficult to think about the word “cancer” or cancer treatments. Sometimes, this or similar life health troubles may put up roadblocks to communicating with one another. Not to worry. All of us go through experiences, and they can definitely be challenging and unique to that person whom we care about. I wish to convey warm thanks and warm thoughts to everyone.
Sheila (and Mark)
Religious Education Committee
Since no one is currently signed up for the Religious Education committee, I’ve agreed to be the chair and urge others in congregation to also serve on this committee.
Please also share your ideas and suggestions for a religious education program at NCUU. Once we begin meeting face to face, we would like to provide activities for young children while their parents participate in our Sunday service. Then, we would be more welcoming to young families in our congregation. We could also continue with adult religious education programs as we have in the past
Please get in touch with John Ivens (cell: 352-513-4710) or email ([email protected]) with your thoughts and suggestions soon. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
NCUU Board Member
Senior Service Update
The information below is not just for dementia care. Please contact Debbie directly if you have questions or need more information.
Stay well, and take care of yourself and your loved ones,
From Debbie Selsavage: Dementia Education, Inc. 352-422-3663
I have provided you with a few choices of home health companies. There are many.
I have also provided you with companies that their staff/care team are employees of the company. What that means is that all the staff have had a Level 2 background check, which is required for everyone, but the employees of the company will also be covered with workers comp insurance in case of an injury while at a home.
The other difference is a nurse registry and they are subcontracted workers or 1099 workers and they are not covered with insurance but do have a Level 2 background.
Right at Home
5327 Commercial Way STE B105,
Spring Hill, FL 34607
VA Approved Provider
Home Instead Home Care
4214 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy
Lecanto, FL 34461
Comfort Keepers-Inverness & Hernando
2244 Hwy 41 W.
Inverness, FL 34453
The companies listed below are in-home physician services. If it gets to be too much to take your loved one to the doctor’s office for many reasons, the companies below will come to your home, take insurances, and do everything that a primary doctor will do. They can do blood work, X-rays etc. This is another good option for people who have to use wheelchairs or who have mobility issues.
Mobile Physicians Services
6804 Cecelia Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34653
LifeForce Healthcare LLC
PO Box 773176
Ocala, FL 34477
My monthly newsletter has many resources and services. You can print that out and have that available for your reference.
Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Travelers and Snowbirds:
Please remember to bring a small bottle(s) (pill bottles are a good example) with you to collect some water from the places you visit this summer. Snowbirds, bring some water back from your northern homes.
Our Water Service is scheduled for November 7.
Please Remember That The Deadline For Next Newsletter Is Sept. 23, 2021.
Please Adhere To This Deadline; Otherwise, your material won’t be included in the newsletter.
All request entries should be sent to the email address [email protected]. That will make it easier to keep all requests organized in one place. I have been getting emails sent to several of my email accounts, and it makes it very difficult to organize the items to will be in the monthly issues. I can only guarantee that it will be in the issue, if it’s sent to this email address.
Sunday Service Committee
If you would like to give feedback on any or all our speakers, please click the link and do so at any time. The Sunday Service Com. appreciates your input.
Please use the following request form for scheduling a Zoom meeting:
Zoom scheduling link.
Gordon Hart ([email protected]) will put the meeting on the calendar, and either Gordon or Amy will create the Zoom session and send the link to the host’s email address. If you are sending a meeting request that is fewer than 7 days in advance, the form should be filled out and you should call either Gordon or Amy to alert us. The Zoom link will be included in the meeting’s detail section in the regular calendar. The host can then share the Zoom link with the committee members.
Even if NCUU is closed right now, plants and weeds keep growing! If you are looking for a way to get out of the house, maintain social distancing (6ft to whatever you comfortable with) and get some fresh air and exercise, Sally and I would be happy for you to join us on the first Friday every month between sunup and 11 AM. Even if it is for just a hour before the heat builds up, you are welcome!
Announcement E-mail Address
Our email address for announcements: [email protected].
Social Activities Committee
The Social Activities Committee is in need of volunteers to help plan Zoom Fun Activities. Some ideas include: Happy Social Hour, Bingo, and misc games. Contact Pam or Matthew if you can help. Thanks!
Loving Energy by Pam Reader
Pam Reader, one of our newest members, is a nurse, counselor and hypnotherapist. Pam has created a hypnotherapy session that she would like to share with all of our fellowship, especially with us all going through this stressful time with Coronavirus. It is highly recommended.