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Weekly Update – March 15, 2018

Weekly Update – March 15, 2018

News Flash!

Saturday:  Prepping for a Successful March Workshop & Sign Building 

Details in Saturday – March 17

and,

This week! New Wednesday Night Programming Series Begins

Details in Wednesday – March 21

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Pledge Card Reminder

If you’ve not yet returned your financial commitment (pledge) card for our upcoming fiscal year, please do so as soon as possible. That would be a great help as we begin the budgeting process for the upcoming fiscal year. If you have any questions, please contact Amy in the church office (FUCO@cfl.rr.com or 407-898-3621). If you didn’t receive a pledge card, please pick one up from the Gore Hall foyer.

Joys & Concerns:  A Passing

For those who know former 1U & UUUS members Joyce and Ronald Vierling, their daughter Quincey Vierling Upshaw, died Sunday night, March 11, after a long battle with cancer. Her obituary can be read here. As Quincey was a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, a Celebration of Quincey’s life will be observed at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, Florida, tomorrow (Saturday, March 17), at 2:00 pm. Unitarian Universalists Of Clearwater can be found on 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764, phone: (727) 531-7704, fax: (727) 531-4188. Friends are invited to join her family in paying tribute to a remarkable wife and mother, daughter and sister, friend and teacher. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood.

Friday – March 16

Teaching Craft Circle  – 7:00-9:00 pm, Assembly Room

This month’s topic is aromatherapy roll-ons and sprays. This time we explore new recipes from http:// www.rollerballmakeandtake.c om/products/ rollerball-mood-series-make -take-kit. This class is limited to 20 students. You will get 10 recipes and the supplies to make your choice of four 10 ml-size roll-ons and one 15 ml spray. Cost is $12.Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967725903444367/.
For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

Saturday – March 17

Prepping for a Successful March – 2:00-3:00 pm, Gore Hall, Room A

Free and open to the public. Your RSVP helps us plan! (RSVP here). Those new to marches and rallies were on our mind when we created this event…but everyone is most welcome. We’ll talk about what one can expect at an event as well as how to prepare for the unexpected. We’ll explore basic safety measures as well as ways to practice good self-care. Participants will be well prepared to ensure a meaningful experience for themselves and their march buddies (step one: have a march buddy…or two). The main event will run 2:00-3:00 pm and those interested can stay after to make signs for the March for Our Lives the following week. Note: This will be similar to the trainings held before the 2016 Women’s March and will deal with marches and rallies in general. While we can chat about the upcoming marches, we are not the organizers and therefore won’t comment on details we don’t have.

Sunday – March 18

Building the Dream Final Accounting Meeting #1 – 9:30 am, Gore Hall Room A

The Building the Dream team would like to invite you for a final accounting of our historic renovation project. We’ll cover the final finances, including how much we spent, how it was spent, and how much has been borrowed from the Endowment. We will also discuss the remaining details to be done and how we will be transitioning from the Building the Dream team to the Long-Term Maintenance team. This session will focus on answers to the more detailed finance questions. There will be a repeat meeting 12:30-1:15 pm, in the Sanctuary, which will offer a stronger focus on the comprehensive overview. Child care will be available for the 12:30 to 1:15 meeting.

Services at 9:30 & 11:00 am, Sanctuary

Compassionate Service Rev. Kathy Schmitz

Compassionate Service to the Community is one of the commitments set out in our 1U Mission Statement. What does this mean for us in 2018? This is the third in a three-part series on the 1U Mission Statement. The Chalice Choir will perform.

Today, we’ll be Sharing the Plate with Hope CommUnity Center (HCC). HCC is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth. The many programs and services HCC offers include English lessons, support for new mothers, healthy diet education in partnership with the University of Florida, and the mutually beneficial opportunity for volunteers to understand more about the experiences of recent immigrants by meeting, interacting with, and aiding them. The effort of HCC to build up the resources and spirit of the South Apopka community they serve is evident in all of their activities.

Children’s Religious Education (CRE) 

9:15 am-12:15 pm Nursery for ages 9 months thru 4 years (EC Room 14)

9:30 am K-1 OWL class – EC Classroom 5. These OWL classes will continue every Sunday for 8 weeks.

9:30 am-10:30 am Childcare During Worship (EC Nursery Room 14)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Children begin in service with their parents.

11:15-12:15 pm Children and youth proceed to the Enrichment Center for Children’s RE programming

12:15 pm Parents pick up your children in the Enrichment Center

Visitors and Guests: while your children are welcome to stay in service with you, if you would like to take advantage of our Children’s offerings please accompany them to the Enrichment Center and fill in a visitor/guest information form before returning to service.

Online registration is open – register your children today:  https://app3.jackrabbitclass.com/reg.asp?id=528392

Contact DRE Regina Knabe for more information at DRE@OrlandoUU.org. Also, join our Facebook group & stay informed!

Adult Religious Education (All sessions are drop-in friendly! All are welcome! Learn more here

No offering today.

Plan Ahead:

April 8 at 11:00 am in the Community Room (located in the Enrichment Center) Movie Talk:
The movie A Wrinkle in Time involves a search for a missing father, but is this really a free and responsible search for truth? This movie, based on a beloved book, overflows with ethical and moral messages and quandaries. Come discuss your perceptions at the April Movie Talk.

Building the Dream Final Accounting Meeting #2 — 12:30 pm Sanctuary

The Building the Dream team would like to invite you for a final accounting of our historic renovation project. We’ll cover the final finances, including how much we spent, how it was spent, and how much has been borrowed from the Endowment. We will also discuss the remaining details to be done and how we will be transitioning from the Building the Dream team to the Long-Term Maintenance team. This session will focuses more strongly on the project comprehensive overview.

3rd Sunday Movie Nite — 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Come join us each month on 3rd Sundays for movie night fun. It’s BYO dinner, watch, and discuss! Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R) is a 2013 dark fantasy/action/horror/comedy film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a continuation to the German folklore fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel,” in which the titular siblings are now grown up and working as a duo of witch exterminators for hire. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509032565816895/.
For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

Monday – March 19

EMC Rehearsal — 7:30-8:30 pm, Sanctuary 

Eclectic Music Collective: for more information send message to EMC@orlandouu.org.

Tuesday – March 20

The Alliance — 10:30 am, Gore Hall

On March 20, Alliance members will  enjoy “high tea” for the Russell Home for Atypical Children. This will be a 2 hour tea/lunch beginning at 11:30 am at the Pine Castle Women’s Club at 5901 S. Orange Ave.  Note: 25 Alliance members have committed to attend, but we have openings for a few more members or friends. You may reserve your space by contacting Shirley Jantzen. Shirley  has prepaid the $25 per person for our reservation, so please pay her by cash or personal check. Some of you will drive directly there. Others who need a ride, please meet at 1U Church at 10:45 am and we will depart for Russell Home at 11:00. For more info, contact the Alliance at Alliance@Orlandouu.org.

Yoga Practice – 6:00-7:00 pm, Enrichment Center Studio

Are you seeking a respite to a busy week? Some time to unwind? Company as you improve your balance and flexibility? You are welcome to participate in yoga practice with our wonderful instructor, Melissa. We gather at 1U every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The suggested donation is $10; however, no one will be turned away. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Join us Tuesday evenings on the mats (bring your own or borrow one from us). For more information, email yoga@orlandouu.org.

Band Practice — 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

Welkin & EMC practice.

Folk Ensemble — 7:30 pm, EC Studio 

Everyone welcome. No particular skill level needed. If you enjoy sing-alongs, please join us.

Wednesday – March 21

Wednesday Morning Meditations at UUUS – 8:30-9:00 am, 11648 McCulloch Rd

All are welcome to participate in a lightly guided morning sitting practice to get the day started. Join the University UU folks on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am- ish, at the UUUS (Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Society) located at 11648 McCulloch Rd, Orlando, FL 32817.

New 1U Evening Program Starts: Brown Bag Dinner #1 – 6:15-7:00 pm, Gore Hall

Eight Wednesdays, starting tonight:  A chance for mid-week fellowship before evening classes or choir. Bring your dinner from home or pick it up on the way. Visit with others before heading to our regular OWL Class or Choir Practice, or to one of our two new program offerings, detailed below.  Please also feel free to join us even if you are just heading home afterwards.

Africa’s Great Civilization Video Series Session 1 – 7:00-8:30 pm, Gore Hall Room A

A six-week video series exploring the history some of us didn’t learn in school. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia. Episodes include: Origins, The Cross And The Crescent, Empires Of Gold, Cities, The Atlantic Age, Commerce And The Clash Of Civilizations. No sign up is needed; just show up.

Note: A second showing of each video in this series is being contemplated, either at 8:45 pm Wednesdays right after the initial showing, or 7:00 pm on the Thursday after each initial showing. If you are interested in attending either of those showings, please email eblastmanager@orlandouu.org.

Life Transitions Session 1 – 7:00-8:30 pm, Room ???

A 4-week program for People Dealing with Life Changes, led by Rev. Kathy. Sign up required.

There are many transitions in our lives. We leave home. Relationships begin and end. Children come into our lives and loved ones die. We start new jobs, then leave or lose them.  We relocate. Many, many changes. Some we choose. Some we do not. However, all transitions share some common elements and if we can understand those elements, the rollercoaster ride of change is often easier to navigate. We will look at those common elements and tools we can use on the journey.

Choir Practice – 7:00 pm, Sanctuary 

The Chalice Choir rehearses until 8:30 pm under the direction of Aubrey Connelly-Candelario.

Thursday – March 22

Walking the Labyrinth – 7:00-8:00 pm, Labyrinth

Join us to explore ancient and modern labyrinth practices with others. Open to both new and experienced labyrinth walkers. Accessibility options for those with limited mobility. We’ll meet the fourth Thursday of each month. Come once or every month. Sessions will be led by Mary Murphy and Rev. Kathy. Drop in friendly.

 


Other News

Upcoming Worship Schedule

3/25        Christine Dance, Seminarian and Candidate for the UU Ministry

4/1          Easter Sunday, Rev. Kathy; the Chalice Choir will sing.

9:30 am Adult service (children and families have their Easter Party in the Enrichment Center)

11:00 am Intergenerational service

4/8          Joe Donatone, UU Seminarian

Panel Discussion & Film: Immigration, Sexual Harassment, and EPA Deregulation of Pesticides: March 29

Mark your March calendars! 1U will host a panel discussion on Immigration, Sexual Harassment, and EPA Deregulation of Pesticides. These are all very timely and important topics under our current Federal administration. The discussion will be followed with the film “Viva La Causa,” then a Q&A session. The event is being organized by 1U partner, the Farmworker Association of Florida. Come support Farmworker Awareness Week 2018 by participating in this discussion, and help fulfill our mission of compassionate service to our community. When: 7:00-9:00 pm; Where: Gore Hall. More information can be found on this Facebook page. A flyer about the program can be found Panel Discussion Flyer.

Rev. Kathy’s Blog

Rev. Kathy writes to her blog weekly and you can check it out growinginplace.wordpress.com.

Update Your Contact Information!

Keeping in touch with 1U members and friends is important. You can help keep those communication lines functioning by alerting the office about changes in your contact information: email address, street address, preferred phone numbers. Having current contact information allows 1U to keep you in the loop with all kinds of information about events. It is also vital that current information is available for electronic banking arrangements. Contact Amy Fairweather at churchadministrator@orlandouu.org or call the church office at 407-898-3621. We appreciate your help with this!


Plan Ahead

March 23 — RUUM Brewery Tour – 1:00 pm, Location TBA

The Retired Unitarian Universalist Men’s (RUUM) group will tour four of the local breweries  in downtown Orlando. This tour is run by Hop On Tours, and they provide transportation. The tour will start at 1:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Dave Harvey is taking reservations.The cost is $37.99 plus an optional $20.00 for a pint of beer at each stop. The brewery bartender will provide free samples of their beer if you are inclined to just sip.

March 24 — Ostara Spring Celebration, 7:00-9:00 pm, Gore Hall

Join us in celebrating the Spring Equinox! Come as you are or dressed in colors of the season: light green, lemon yellow, pale pinks, and similar. All welcome. Children under 18 please come with a parent or guardian. Ritual begins at 7:00 pm. Potluck follows at 8:00. As a kindness to others, please be sure your dish is labeled with name of dish, name of cook, and any allergenic ingredients. Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/160398354597012/. For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

March 25 — 1U Blood Drive, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Red Bus in 1U Parking Lot

Please bring an ID and be sure to have a good breakfast prior to coming. Go to oneblood.org to make an appointment! All blood types are needed.

March 25 — Foster Parent Info Session, 12:30-1:30 pm, Gore Hall, First Unitarian Church of Orlando

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a foster parent? There are many reasons why people assume they are not eligible to become foster parents. Get answers to all your questions from professionals in the field including foster parents and former foster children! Session facilitated by Zebra Coalition & Community Based Care of Central Florida. Sign Up using this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef5faj67c894c814&oseq=&c=&chMarch 25, 2018.

March 25 — Join UUUS and Lake County UU Friends for a Good evening!

Mark your calendars for great fun! At 7:00 pm, Joe Jencks, a perennial SUUSI favorite as well as fine guitar player, will be in concert at University UU (11648 McCulloch Rd. Orlando, FL 32817). Tickets are $20. More info from Martha Kirby at 407.808.8795 or programchairUUUS@gmail.com.

March 29 — Panel Discussion & Film: Immigration, Sexual Harassment, & EPA Deregulation of Pesticides, 7:00-9:00 pm, Gore Hall

Mark your March calendars! 1U will host a panel discussion on Immigration, Sexual Harassment, and EPA Deregulation of Pesticides. These are all very timely and important topics under our current Federal administration. The discussion will be followed with the film “Viva La Causa,” then a Q&A session. The event is being organized by 1U partner, the Farmworker Association of Florida. Come support Farmworker Awareness Week 2018 by participating in this discussion, and help fulfill our mission of compassionate service to our community.

March 30-31 — Journey to Membership

Our Journey to Membership program is designed to help you explore becoming a member of 1U. You’ll meet others on the journey as Rev. Kathy, the Membership Team, and other leaders share information about 1U and Unitarian Universalism in general: Friday, March 30 (7-9 pm) & Saturday, March 31, (9 am-noon)Sign up here or at 1U Central (Gaby’s Table)

April 1 — Join our Mass Choir for the Hallelujah Chorus

The Chalice Choir will be singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, April 1.  If you have performed the piece, know your part, and would like to sing with the choir for this special selection, just meet us in the sanctuary that morning at 8:30 am for a rehearsal. We will provide music; you provide your voice and wear a white shirt! We’ll be singing for the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services that day. Questions?  Contact Aubrey Connelley-Candelario (choirdirector@orlandoUU.org)!

April 5 — The Iliad of Homer Class 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, EC Room 1

Professor Vandiver makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Indeed, it is probably true to say that only the Bible rivals Homer for sheer depth and scope of cultural and literary influence. Come join us for this 4-session DVD film course! This class is “drop in” friendly. Come for it all or just the ones you like best.

TOPICS THIS WEEK

-Introduction to Homeric Epic
-The Homeric Question
-Glory, Honor, and the Wrath of Achilles

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2009119335795407/.
For more info, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

April 7 — Second Harvest Food Bank Packing and Sorting Day, 1:00-4:00 pm, 411 Mercy Dr.

Please join us as we volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank sorting and packing center at the corner of Mercy & Old Winter Garden Rd, 411Mercy Dr, Orlando. There will be a short training at 1:00, so if you have never volunteered before, please come! Children of age 10 can join their parents to assist as well! Closed-toed shoes required. Please RSVP to foodbank@orlandouu.org as soon as possible. We have 15 slots reserved every first Saturday in all the even-numbered months of the year, and we like to fill all those slots.

April 18 — RUUM Visits McLeod Water Reclamation Facility & Education Center, 10:00-11:30am

The address for the City of Orlando’s McLeod Water Reclamation Facility & Education Center is 5420 L.B. McLeod Road. A group lunch will follow the tour. More details as the activity gets closer.

April 22 — “We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For” 1U Social Justice Read, 12:30-1:30 pm, EC Community Room

1U Member Sandy Cawthern is offering this dual-book Read as an offshoot to 1U actions Wrestling With Our Understandings About Race, and Beloved Conversations. Today’s book references the first, so it is useful to read both. Sign up sheet is available at Gaby’s Table/1U Central. Limited numbers of each book will be available for purchase or for checking out for the duration of the Read. Today’s Read discussion will feature “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement,” by Wesley Lowery, team reporter and 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner for national reporting for the Washington Post’s coverage of police shootings. (“A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it,” according to the book’s jacket summary.)

May 17 — RUUM Meets at Phil Wack’s Home

Phil will serve lunch and send out more information on the day’s program as the date gets closer.

June 3 — 1U Blood Drive, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Red Bus in 1U Parking Lot

Please bring an ID and be sure to have a good breakfast prior to coming. Go to oneblood.org to make an appointment! All blood types are needed.


Ongoing Activities, Needs & Resources

1U Central: Your One Stop 1U Info Spot

Is it your first, second, or third time visiting? Feel a bit out of the loop? Want to know what is going on within the congregation? Stop on by to 1U Central located in the EC Assembly Room and say hi to Gaby! She can fill you in on current actions, events, and groups. She can help you get signed up for the Weekly E-Blasts, get a nametag, or sign up for all the great things 1U offers!

Protecting the Parking Lot Trees

You may have noticed small signs in the campus west side parking lot that say “Protect Our Trees: Park Here Last.” Simply put, we are asking folks to not park at the base of the oak and mango trees unless all other parking spots are full. Less frequent parking on the roots of the trees will help protect them for the long-haul. Thanks for complying.

Join Justice GoogleGroup

To get regular messages or a daily summary, and to share Social Justice Events and information (in central Florida and beyond), join 1U Justice googlegroup. Email socialjustice@orlandouu.org with your request to join. Include the name and e-mail address you want used. More information will accompany your invitation.

1U Caring Circle

Members of the Caring Circle offer kind, practical, tangible efforts to other church members who may be experiencing significant joys, concerns, sorrows, or changes in their lives. Monthly contact people follow up on Joys and Concerns expressed in Sunday worship, as well as notices from the minister or other church members, about short-term circumstances that may need attention. Other members serve in providing phone calls, greeting cards, rides to church events, medical appointments, meals for a while, pet care, etc. Please contact our Caring Circle coordinator Kathy Homblette at CaringCircle@OrlandoUU.org for details or to participate. Caring Circle contact for this month is Cindy Schleier, who can also be reached at caringcircle@Orlandouu.org. For April:  Neil & Adena Boris.

Pastoral Care Associates

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts.” – Fred Rogers

Pastoral Care Associates are caring, supportive members of the congregation trained to listen and encourage in times of stress or need.  It can be comforting to know you’re not alone and it helps to have someone from 1U’s faith community offer support as you deal with life’s challenges.  If you are in need, contact our Pastoral Care Coordinator at pastoralassociates@OrlandoUU.org.

Mystic Grove Spring 2018 Offerings Outlined Online

Plan ahead for what offerings interest you in Spring 2018! The Mystic Grove Spring Brochure and Calendar are now available online. You can download and print at https://mysticgrovecfl.wordpress.com/calendar/.

Missed a Sunday?

Audio recordings for most Sunday sermons are online here. Just click and listen.

Join the Flowers Team

Have you noticed the decorative flora at the pulpit during Sunday services? Simple, beautiful and log-falling easy for anyone to do! Spot the pretties bouquets at grocery stores and elsewhere? Do you grow flowers or ornamental shrubs? Pass a wildflower field en route to church? Love to create floral arrangements? Want to make an almost effortless contribution to our community on the occasional Sunday? We even provide the vases. Join the Flowers Team and help provide pulpit flowers & greenery for a few services a year! On the Sundays of your choice you can supply purchased cut fresh flowers, a potted plant or flower, an orchid, wildflowers, something from your garden or that of a neighbor (after you are given access)– even fine silk arrangements. Then you can take it home, give it away, or leave it in Gore Hall for church visitors to enjoy. No need to attend early services to participate! To learn all the details or to join the team right now, email Karla Kizzort at flowers@orlandouu.org.

UUA Video

Great 3-Minute Intro to Unitarian Universalism!

Join 1U A/V Team

Want to learn about sound systems, or how to present a slide show or video? Then the 1U Audio/Visual team is for you! You don’t need to be an expert to join in the fun. Personalized training is provided, and you can polish your skills as you go. Contact us at audioteam@orlandouu.org, or you can always just show up at the A/V room right after service to chat. More info here.

Fair Trade Goods Every Sunday – Noon, Gore Hall

Fair Trade coffee and other goods are available Sundays at the back of Gore Hall after the 11:00 service. Sales of coffee, chocolate and tea benefit small independent growers, UUSC and our church. Think about these as thoughtful gifts!

First Sunday Fellowship

1U members and friends gather in various parts of Orlando (Winter Park, East of 436, Downtown, West Orlando, Conway, South Orlando, so far) for neighborhood connections. These are opportunities for social interactions, a meal and/or beverage, and the chance to expand relationships. Unlike “Dinner with Friends,” groups are meeting at neighborhood restaurants, not individual homes. If you are interested in learning more or finding a group near you, contact Kathy Homblette at Fellowship@orlandouu.org. Times and locations vary.

Give By Text 

You can now make a contribution to First Unitarian Church with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 407-456-7082 with the amount you’d like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount (for example: $25).  NOTE: Do not place a space between the dollar sign and the dollar amount.  Within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!  To text contribution to individual funds include the text code in your text message:

Annual Pledge (texting code: annualpledge)      Building Donation (texting code: bldgdonation)

Building Pledge (texting code: bldgpledge)        Donation (textingcode:  generaldonation)

Share the Plate (texting code: sharedplate)

Join the Welcome Team! Extra Hands Needed!

Are you looking for an easy way to be of service at 1U? How about helping make members and guests feel welcome, as you were when you first attended? Welcome Team tasks range from greeting folks to handing out Orders of Service through collecting the offering to making coffee. All directions for each task are provided. Most Welcome Team members sign up to serve at one service a month. Consider being part of one of the most enjoyable teams in 1U! Contact Kathy Homblette for more details at Fellowship@orlandouu.org.

The Best Way to Know What Is Going On Around 1U – This Weekly Update

The Weekly Update is posted to the 1U website by Thursday of each week. An email reminder is then sent to the members and visitors who have provided their email addresses. If you are not receiving the weekly email reminder, please contact ChurchAdministrator@orlandouu.org. A reminder is also posted to the 1U facebook page.

Board Minutes Available

You can read the minutes of the most recent meeting of the 1U Board of Trustees here. Previous minutes can be found in the Governance section of the 1U website, which is under the About 1U tab.

Say Hello to Sustainable Shopping at thegoodbuy.com

Say good-bye to shopping that’s bad for workers and the earth. Proceeds from the Good Buy underwrite human rights programs around the world through the UUSC, so you can make a difference with each purchase.


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Minister: Reverend Kathy Schmitz

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