Current Sunday Services

 

Current Month of Sunday Services

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dan Gribbin

Speaker – Dan Gribbin

Biography:

Dan Gribbin retired from college teaching after 37 years to enjoy the outdoors in Florida and to play folk music. He spent the bulk of his teaching career as Prof. of English at Ferrum College in Virginia, but he has also taught African-American Literature and American Literature at the University of Central Florida. He and his wife Martha live in Daytona Beach Shores and are members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ormond Beach, where he serves as Co-chair of the Worship Committee. He has also been known to photograph shore birds.

Topic: Nature and the American Spirit

This presentation, focusing on “respect for the interdependent web of all existence,” ends with the following statement: “You’ve got to be a little crazy to identify so strongly with nature. Thank goodness we have these crazy revolutionary voices to point the way.” The revolutionary voices are American writers William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. They point us toward nature as the manifestation of spirit that flows through all living things, a guide to our “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” This presentation will focus on our “respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part”, our 7th UU Principle.


Once a Youtube video becomes available, it will be posted here.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Laura Pedersen

Speaker – Laura Pedersen

Biography:

Laura Pedersen is an author, playwright, and former New York Times columnist. Her latest books are LIFE IN NEW YORK for adults and DANA DIGS IN for children. Laura was raised in the Amherst, NY, UU Church and for the past thirty years has attended All Souls in New York City. Laura is an ordained interfaith minister and has given sermons at UU churches around the country and in the UK. Laura is also the daughter of long-time member Ellen Pedersen.

Topic: In All Fairness

If you think of the world as an invisible jigsaw puzzle in which we’re all dependent on one other, during the past few months the connections between those pieces has become much more visible. We’re facing difficult questions about what inequality means for individual communities, but also as a nation and around the globe. Today we’ll look at what fairness means and the collective cost of being indifferent to inequality.


Once a Youtube video becomes available, it will be posted here.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Rod Broker

Speaker – Rod Broker

Biography:

Rod Broker is a retired academic and clergy-person with a background in communications, counseling, and non-profit management. He and his wife Doris now reside in Leesburg. They have traveled extensively by RV in the US and via cruise ships to the shores of much of the rest of the world. Rod’s other interests include lifelong learning, website development, and the Chicago Cubs.

Topic: One Nation … Indivisible

While some hear and see the Pledge of Allegiance as a patriotic ritual which helps to celebrate and unify our nation, others see it as a wedge that brings division and causes disenfranchisement. The not-so-simple history of the Pledge is something that inclusive and inquiring people might want to know more about.


Once a Youtube video becomes available, it will be posted here.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Speaker – Rev. Katy Korb

Rev. Katy Korb

Topic: TBA

Rev. Katy Korb is a very busy UU Minister and we are delighted to be able to have her speak.


Once a Youtube video becomes available, it will be posted here.