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.
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.
April 4th "Come Back to the Well"
It is said that you cannot serve from an empty well.
After a year of living in a global pandemic, how is your soul?
Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Tracie Barrett shares
why spiritual practices are important as well as different ways to fill our own wells.
This service will explore the commonalities between the Baha’i and Unitarian Universalist teachings on human relations. The speaker, Gail Radley, will suggest some strategies that can help us all, individually, move toward the goals that the title of this service propose. Gail Radley, a freelance writer and currently teaching English at Stetson University is the daughter of our early DeLand UU’s, Earl and Bernice Radley.
March 28 And Unity and Justice for All.
April 11th, 2021: “Always Becoming Community”.
Being part of a religious community like First UU of West Volusia isn't a "one and done" sort of commitment. Rather, we are always growing in our connections to each other, and finding our role in community. For this reason, we are always becoming community. Join Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Tiffany Sapp and your community as we explore how our differences and our similarities contribute to how we become community.
April 18th, 2021: “Persephone, or, How the Spring Season Came to Be”
Rick DeYampert, returns just in time for the changing seasons and rites of Spring. This program explores the spiritual myths of various cultures concerning the return of Spring. Rick is a freelance writer, sitar player, artist, and lecturer on sacred and metaphysical subjects. His book “Crow Magic / Raven Magic” is forthcoming from Llewellyn. Find Rick online at rickdeyampert.com or mistercrowart.com.
April 25th, 2021: “Kashmir Saivism: The Path of Non-Dual Acceptance of What Is”
Presented by Stetson Professor, Dr. Phillip Lucas. Kashmir Saivism is a spiritual system that came to fruition in the Himalayan mountain valleys of Kashmir, India, in the 9th through 12th centuries. It was rediscovered in the 20th Century and is growing in popularity in the West, particularly among yoga practitioners. The teaching reconciles life as it is, in a human body in the natural world, with the highest realization of transcendental Reality. It is a path that promotes wonder, beauty, and a profound acceptance of all that life brings our way. This presentation introduces this school of non-dual spirituality and uncovers how it parallels certain western spiritual traditions.