First Unitarian Universalist Church
of West Volusia

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Sunday Services will be conducted in Zoom until the end of May, 2021.

You can join us on Sundays two different ways:

1. By computer, tablet, or smartphone, using this link: https://zoom.us/j/92718819188

2. By telephone: Call either of these numbers and enter the Meeting ID 927188 9188 when prompted. 
   +1 301 715 8592  or   +1 253 215 8782
 

"The times, they are a changing"

The UU Deland web site is currently being revised. Content and links will be changing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Visitors are always welcome and child care is provided.

Past Services

Future Services

 

Each Sunday and throughout the year, we share insights and explore what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.
 

Themes include exploring our principles, developing a caring community, discovering spirituality with a strong emphasis on social activism.

You will find us a welcoming and accepting religious community that fosters your spiritual growth and provides support in your search for truth and meaning.

Dec. 6th, 2020 Rev. Tracie Barrett, UU minister presents “Vulnerability in the Dark”. 

Dec. 13th, 2020 A 1st UU Celebration, “Yule: The Winter Solstice” 

Dec.20th, 2020 Rev. Tiffany Sapp, UU minister presents "Waiting for the Mud to Settle". 

Dec. 27th, 2020 Dan Gribbens presents “The Daring of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”.

January 3rd, 2021 Are We Awake?

At our Unitarian Universalist 1966 General Assembly, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave the Ware Lecture, entitled “Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution” about what the church must do to stay awake during the revolution. Fifty-four years later, Rev. Tracie Barrett looks at where we are in regards to racism.

 

January 10th, 2021 Hey, Can I Compost That?

Environmental Specialist Danielle Ramsey, the Sustainability and Volunteer Coordinator with Volusia County Environmental Management will join us to discuss composting and what on earth we can do now.

 

January 17th, 2021 “Artivism” for Human Rights and Eco-Justice

Blending poetry, visual arts, and music, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown will discuss the spiritual interweaving and radiant promise of artivism (arts and activism) to promote human rights and advance justice around the globe. This presentation will include poems from Dr. Shankar-Brown’s recently published collection of poetry Tuluminous (2020), along with a kaleidoscope of culturally diverse voices and examples of past and present artivism. 

Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., is as Associate Professor and the Endowed Chair of Social Justice

Education at Stetson University. She is a recipient of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the

University for teaching, scholarship, and community impact including the Hand Award for

Distinguished Faculty Achievement and the McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching

Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., is as Associate Professor and the Endowed Chair of Social Justice

Education at Stetson University. She is a recipient of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the

University for teaching, scholarship, and community impact including the Hand Award for

Distinguished Faculty Achievement and the McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., is as Associate Professor and the Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University. She is a recipient of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the University for teaching, scholarship, and community impact including the Hand Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement and the McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching. As a scholar-educator and multimedia artist, Dr. Shankar-Brown combines research and lived experiences to confront systemic oppression and promote social change. She has presented and facilitated professional learning workshops around the globe, as well as published in leading education journals and books

Jan. 24th, 2021 State of the Union

Previous and newly elected board leadership, committee participants and members will discuss projects, involvement in the church committees, and community over the past year and plans, opportunities for you to get and stay involved in the church and the community at large in 2021. Please join so you can see what will help fill you with the UU spirit this year and actions to help sustain the beloved community.

Jan. 31, 2021 How Misunderstandings and Mistakes Created Many of Today's Religions and Why it Doesn't Matter

Bill Lazarus, religious historian, author and a mainstay of our UU community returns to present his thoughts and research on this topic.  Always guaranteed to open your mind, invoke thoughts and ideas of your own, you will not leave without learning something you didn’t know or thought of before.

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The First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia

🧭116 S. Clara Avenue, Deland, Florida 32720

📬 P.O. Box 592, Deland, Florida 32721

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☎︎ Phone: (386) 232-8433