Join Us on the Journey!
In Person Services Available at 50% Capacity in the Sanctuary
On Sunday mornings
at 10:00 AM EDT
Team Against Racism & Oppression
“We are a welcoming congregation freely seeking intellectual and spiritual growth.
We strive to create a larger community of peace, justice and love.”
If you’re searching for a spiritual home where people honor each other’s beliefs and yet worship together as one community of faith, we invite you to join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples!
Grounded in a rich liberal religious tradition that honors the worth and dignity of all people and our place within the interdependent web of existence, we choose to live our faith in the world, believing that all are called to help shape a more just and compassionate society.
UUCGN’s Service at 10:00 AM EDT
Available on Facebook Live! Archived on YouTube
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October 24: Rev. Tony Fisher – “Loneliness”
Loneliness and isolation have become such a significant problem in our culture especially with the pandemic. Is there any way to break this trend? Music from Shawn and Abbey Allison
October 31: Rev. Tony Fisher – “All Hallow’s Eve ”
It is said that the veil between this world and the next is thinnest at this time of year. A good time to reflect on those of us on each side of the great divide. Music from Shawn and Abbey Allison
In Person Service Available on the Pavilion
We will continue to provide our services on live streaming through Facebook as well as making the services available on demand at times of your convenience on Facebook and YouTube. We will also continue providing services live via video on the Pavilion for those wishing to gather in a socially distanced manner outdoors. There is the option to attend In-person worship within the sanctuary subject to certain guidelines.
As before, we will have a maximum capacity of 50% of the seating available, but now we are asking that in-sanctuary participation be restricted to only fully vaccinated individuals. Masking will be required throughout the service both inside and out and we will be maintaining social distancing practices. We will not be singing as a congregated body. These additional measures are being taken to mitigate potential exposure risks.
In the promise of personal responsibility, we will:
Honor our physical and mental health.
Wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Contribute to sanitizing and disinfecting the facility.
Stay home when we are experiencing a virus-like illness.
Joys and Sorrows
If you have a Joy or a Sorrow you would like shared during Sunday’s service, please email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joys and Sorrows stay on the live service feed most of Sunday until it is replaced with an edited version later on Sunday evening or on Monday.
For folks who come to UUCGN mostly for Coffee Hour:
You are invited to join our UUCGN Virtual Coffee Hour group on Facebook. We’ve set up this site for chatting anytime, not just for after the service. The UUCGN Virtual Coffee Hour is open 24 hours a day so you can feel free to visit whenever you want to share a or express your angst during this crazy time. This is a closed group for UUCGN members and friends only (You do need to be a Facebook subscriber to join.)
Here’s how you join:
1. Go to your Facebook page and in the search window, type: UUCGN Virtual Coffee Hour
2. When you get to the page you will have to find the “Join this Group” button and click on it.
3. Wait. A moderator will see your request and accept you as a member or friend of UUCGN and that’s it! Once you receive notice that you have been accepted, start posting!
The Year Ahead – From the Minister
This congregational year at UUCGN promises to be an interesting one as we start (and may possibly finish) the year as a virtual congregation. The Pandemic has changed so much in our world including the unwelcome feeling of separation and the loss of our regular activities. On the other hand, it has provided an unexpected window onto the world and an opportunity for us to see ever more clearly that oppression is not an abstract thing that we talk about every once in a while, but one that impacts all of us every day.
As a community, we cannot let this moment pass. We must deepen our mission of building a wider community of peace, justice, and (especially) love by becoming better advocates in the struggle for equity. We will do that by developing a greater understanding of racist power and policy, by listening to folks who must face this struggle every day, by looking within to connect to our own suffering so that we can more easily connect to the suffering of others, and by offering our hearts and hands to one another as we all work for justice.
This congregational year will have an overarching theme of anti-racism and in order to be intentional about how we go about this work, we have formed a steering committee whose charge will be to review, plan and coordinate all aspects of this work.
If you would like to take an active role in this work, please let me know by emailing at email@example.com . There will be plenty of opportunities to lead, to grow, and to learn how to better side with love in a world that sorely needs more of what our hearts can offer.