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.
Nov. 15th, 2020 Vernon S. Moore presents: Black Economics – Past, Present, Future
Nov. 8th, 2020 Cheryl Orr presents “Our Church, Our Congregation, Our Principles in Action"
Nov. 22nd, 2020 Church Members present: Gratitude Changes Everything
Dec. 6th, 2020 Rev. Tracie Barrett, UU minister presents “Vulnerability in the Dark”. As Winter Solstice draws near, Rev. Tracie Barrett explores the themes of vulnerability in this time of lengthening darkness and quiet. How might we open ourselves to be more vulnerable? Rev. Barrett is Minister of Ritual and Liturgy –Soul Fire: a Unitarian Universalist Ministry facebook.com/soulfireuu
Dec. 13th, 2020 A 1st UU Celebration, “Yule: The Winter Solstice” Yule, or the winter solstice, marked the longest, darkest night of the year. Observed annually on December 21, ancient Celts, as well as ancient Germanic tribes, held feasts as symbols of hope that the sun and the warmth would begin to return. By the 5th century, Yule became closely associated with Christmas. During Yule, mistletoe was collected for its healing properties, and large, evergreen trees were cut down, brought inside, and decorated with objects that served as gifts for the gods.
Dec.20th, 2020 Rev. Tiffany Sapp, UU minister presents "Waiting for the Mud to Settle". In a culture that demands our productivity, stillness can be revolutionary. Rev. Tiffany Sapp explores the whys and hows of stillness with the help of the Tao Te Ching and Essayist Pico Iyer's "The Art of Stillness".
Dec. 27th, 2020 Dan Gribbens, retired professor of literature, artist and musician presents “The Daring of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”.
By the late 1920’s, Dietrich Bonhoeffer had established himself as Germany’s brightest young theologian. He was, however, disillusioned with the way theology was being professed and studied by the conservative establishment in the Lutheran church. After spending a year studying and traveling in America, he went back to Europe on a mission to reform the way Christianity was being practiced. He also involved himself with those who opposed Hitler, with the result that he was interned in 1943, then tortured and finally executed in 1945, three weeks before Hitler’s suicide and a month before VE Day. Bonhoeffer’s life journey is one of the most inspiring stories to come out of the tragic arc of the 20th century.