November’s Newsletter

Please remember that the deadline for November’s Newsletter is October 21 2018. Send to: [email protected] and put ‘For Newsletter’ in the subject line.

Religious Education

During the month of January, Lynne Westmoreland will be offering a course on Mindful Communication. The course will meet on 4 Saturdays, January 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th from 10AM until noon. The first meeting will focus on Marshall Rosenberg’s “Non-Violent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values” and will serve as the central theme of our four weeks together. We will, however, build on Rosenberg’s pedagogy and include weeks on “Deep Listening and Mindful Speech”, “Silence: Complicity or Encouragement?” and “The Practice of Loving Kindness”. The course cost will be $25.00 and each participant is encouraged to have read Rosenberg’s book before the January 5th gathering.

And a brief bio:

Lynne Westmoreland is a humane educator, combining education from that field with Buddhist training and indigenous spirituality, and is a long time UU. Her current encore career work includes teaching meditation, facilitating spiritual growth groups, and speaking in churches and local communities about our interdependence and our ability to shape this time in our evolutionary history. She has been a speaker at NCUU twice. Her latest sermon was about kindness.

Ladies Luncheon

Our NCUU Ladies’ Luncheons will resume the last Tuesday of each month. See details and sign-up sheet on foyer table and come join us.

Peg Gotz

Florida Amendments –

Please see the following link for League of Women Voters of Florida’s Positions On Amendments.

NCUU Jazz Concert

The NCUU Jazz Concert will take place on Friday evening, November 16 and again on Saturday afternoon, November 17.

Sally Smith-Adams and Kathryn Taubert, two amazingly talented women will entertain us with their musical and vocal skills. Both are professional entertainers and we are indeed fortunate to have them agree to perform for us.

It is also our 20th Anniversary this year, and we will celebrate this festive occasion after the November 18 concert.

So choose a date and attend one of these amazing concerts. Tickets will go on sale soon at $15 each at the door, and $12 prior to the concert.

See Linda Myers or Pam Ricker for more information. Click here to view the All That Jazz and More concert webpage.

Membership News

If you are interested in being a member of our congregation, please see Connie Hart.
We would love to have you! Our Committee has many functions. If you would like to join the Membership Committee and help us out with your ideas, let Connie know. The next Membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 A.M. If you are a “Snow Bird”, we miss you. Give me a call or send us an email and let us know how you are faring. Have a wonderful September!

Foyer Book Sale

Foyer Book sale for first Sunday in August! Peg and Julie request that you bring your avid reader curiosity and peruse the books for sale! The money for the books goes towards the needs of the NCUU fellowship. There will be an Honor System Box for payment. And of course, our finance committee will count and deposit the funds. There will be a sign with modest prices for books. This book sale is not a replacement for a possible Extravaganza ABC and + or – P Sale with members support (Arts, Books, Crafts and maybe Plants) earlier next year.

Collect and Save them for our Fall Sale in October.

No textbooks or magazines, please.

— Peggy Gotz

Where There’s A Will There’s a Way

We all hope to create a durable presence for Unitarian Universalism in Citrus, Marion and other nearby counties that will extend over decades, beyond our lifetimes. Accordingly, please consider including the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists in your wills. This will help to ensure a lasting legacy, for future generations as well as for ours.

The Finance Committee

Wellness Check

Attention Members & Friends:

New Opportunity for members who live alone to sign up for a wellness check. This would be a friendly call once or twice a week to assure your well-being. We feel because of a recent event that we want to extend this helpful service if you want it.

Please sign a list posted on the bulletin board or send email to or call Carol Dinmore ; [email protected] or 352-419-5515.

All members and friends: We need volunteers to make these calls. Please sign the form or contact Carol.

New E-mail Address

Our new email address is: [email protected].

Religious Education

Peter Freeman has agreed to facilitate his course on “Life Fulfillment” if enough interest is shown. The class would meet on Saturday mornings from October 27 to November 17. Please let me know if you would like the chance to attend this class. Those who were in his class last winter, found it helpful and enjoyable.