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.
May 2nd, 2021 “The Shape of Grief” After a year of living in a pandemic and with vaccines rolling out, it's time to look at the grief of all we have lost this last year. Rev. Tracie Barrett helps guide us on how to recognize the grief we may have been ignoring and how to work through it. Rev. Tracie Barrett is Minister of Ritual and Liturgy - Soul. Fire: a Unitarian Universalist Ministry facebook.com/soulfireuu
May 9th, 2021 “Celebrating Mother Earth” In our ongoing commitment this year to programs highlighting the environmental issues we all face, our 1st UU environmental justice group, “The Green Team”, will present a program celebrating nature and our environment. It’s the only planet we have, so let’s take care of her!
May 16th, 2021 “Second Chances Magnified: When Opportunity Meets Readiness” Second chance programs in correctional facilities aim to provide skills, preparation and enhanced self-awareness for incarcerated individuals; this paves the way for successful reentry, productive work and relationships, and reduced recidivism. Every dose of compassionate validation and guidance to hurting individuals can lead to exponential growth and discovering lost selves. Patricia Goodwin, LCSW, will share with us the amazing benefits and transformations she has humbly witnessed as an 8-year volunteer mentor to a Toastmasters group in a women’s correctional facility.
May 23rd, 2021 “The Joyce M. Cusak Resource Center” Shilretha Dixon, Director of the resource center will talk about the center, how it came to fruition, what services are available and ways to get involved and support these programs. Some of the services: assistance on job searches, resume creation, unemployment compensation, SNAP, notary services, social security, under-insured health care coverage, school supplies, computer access healthy living, and other income-based assistance programs.
May 30th, 2021 “Signs the World is Ending” Bill Lazarus religious scholar, author, and educator will be talking about what evangelicals believe are the signs that the world is coming to an end as well as share the past claims.