Announcements


Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebrations

Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration - Crystal River
Crystal River

Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration - Inverness
Inverness – Max Schulman, Lonnie Zingg,
Hart McQueen,

Wanda Brown, Howard McQueen.


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.

Speaker Feedback Form

Thanks,
Pam


NCUU Calendar

Please send additions, deletions, updates, and edits to Gordon Hart, [email protected], so that he may keep the calendar updated on our website, ncuu.org.


Announcement E-mail Address

Our email address for announcements: [email protected].


Membership Committee

Membership is initiating a new program called “I Can Help” to offer rides too those congregants in need of transportation to doctor’s appointments, etc. Volunteers can sign up for various Citrus or Marion County neighborhoods.

Jeanne Wright and Connie Hart, Co-chairs, Membership


Share the Plate – February

We will continue to send our February donation to UNICEF. They are one of the charities working to provide life-saving support for children in Palestine and Israel. They are calling for an immediate ceasefire, safe access to Gaza, safe movement for humanitarian workers and supplies, and immediate and unconditional release of all abducted children.


Social Activities Committee

Upcoming Social Activities for 2024

Month Activity
February Mermaid Aquarium Encounter
March Ocala Civic Theater to see CLUE
April Picnic at the Rainbow Springs Park

Dates will be set in the future.

Social Committee will be offering a group activity at the Mermaid Aquarium Encounter on Wednesday, February 21st. We will need to show up at 11:00 am to go through the exhibit. The mermaid show will begin at 11:30 am. The tickets are $17.50 for adults but if we have a group of ten or more adults will pay $14.00. There will be a sign up list in the lobby so that we know who will attend. The Encounter is located at 4100 West Gulf to Lake Hwy in Lecanto.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Anderson, Social Activities Chair


NCUU Hikes – February

Let’s hike the Johnson Pond trail on Thursday, 15 February. Meet at 10 am in the parking lot on SR 39 south of E. Citrus Springs Blvd. The trail is a 2.7 mile loop in the Withlacoochee State Forest. If there is interest, we can go to lunch after the hike at Red’s Restaurant on SR 200.


Wildlife Club

Learn all about the Black Bears in Florida at the Wildlife Club meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists (NCUU) fellowship hall at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (RT-41), Citrus Springs, FL 34434

Our guest speaker will be Maxine Hunter, Ag/Natural Resources Agent from UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County.

The next Wildlife Club meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists (NCUU) fellowship hall at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (RT-41), Citrus Springs, FL 34434

Our presenter will be Terri Jones, owner of the P.E.R.C.H. Sanctuary (Parrot Educational Resource Center and Habitat). She will speak on rescuing parrots and wild birds.

For more information contact: Brenda L. Roberts – President and Founder of the Wildlife Club at 352-746-2384 or [email protected].

I Hope all have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!


Mindfulness Meditation at Nature Coast Universalist Fellowship (NCUU.ORG)

Fridays from 4:00- 5:00 PM

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Eastern religions for several millennia. It is not underpinned by any dogma or particular religion, although it is most widely practiced by Buddhists today. It mainly involves clearing one’s mind of clutter and allowing peace and intuitive, or spiritual, awareness to emerge. It does not require difficult or uncomfortable postures; simply reverence and calm. The NCUU Mindfulness Meditation group meets at the fellowship every Friday afternoon for one hour, during which two twenty-minute sitting meditation sessions are interspersed by a brief session of walking, mediation and readings of Buddhist and Taoist teachings from different traditions including Zen. Participants from all faiths, age groups and persuasions are invited to attend. All sessions are free of charge. For more information, contact Don Wright ([email protected]) or Rob Deremer ([email protected]).


Wildhart Photography

The photographs on the walls of the sanctuary can be purchased with 50% of the purchase price going to NCUU.

Talk to Gordon Hart if interested.

Please check out wildhartphotography.com for more of Gordon’s photographs.

The same deal will be honored if someone from the congregation wants to order a photo from the website.


Website Section for Members Only

Are you a member who has a business or service? If you would like to share the information about your business or service to the Members Only section of the website, please write what you would like and let Connie or Amy know. Amy will add it.

– Connie Hart


Newsletter Deadline

Please Remember That The Deadline For Next Newsletter Is
February 21, 2024
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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. Please send the proofread text and photo attachments. In addition, please keep your text to a maximum of three short paragraphs. If it is longer, we will edit to shorten the announcement.