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Child Dedication Ceremony
The ceremony by which UUs welcome children, often infants, into the community. It is a family-oriented ceremony that takes place in the context of Sunday worship.

CRE
Children’s Religious Education

Flower Communion
An annual ceremony held in May or June to celebrate the diversity of the community and the end of our Program Year. The ceremony is part of an intergenerational Sunday morning service. Each person is encouraged to bring a flower (from garden, field, or shop) to add to a communal bouquet in the front of the Sanctuary. This represents the diversity of gifts and perspectives we bring to our common life. At the end of the ceremony, each person goes home with a flower other than the one they brought. This represents the diversity of gifts we receive from the community.

Mystic Grove
1U’s Pagan Group

RE
Religious Education

Program Year
Much of programming follows the school year calendar. Our Program Year begins the second Sunday following Labor Day (September); it concludes at the end of April.


Southern Region

Five geographical regions make the UUA for administrative purposes. Florida is in the Southern Region which goes from Texas to Virginia and down to Florida.

UU
Unitarian Universalist

UUA
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is an association of over 1,000 UU congregations, primarily located in the United States.

UUSC
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee promotes our UU values while working for human rights and humanitarian aid around the world.

Water Communion
An annual ceremony that celebrates the community being back together after summer travels and activities. It is typically held as part of an intergenerational service the Sunday after Labor Day. It marks the end of the summer schedule and the beginning of the new Program Year. It is the last single Sunday Worship service of the summer. The following week, we return to our double service schedule and the Children’s Religious Education program for the year begins.