Join Us on the Journey!
In Person Services Available
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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December 5: UUCGN LGBTQ+ Support Group - "Pride”
A gift from our LGBTQ community sharing their love and experience, their trials and joys. AnnieRoger Yeager, David Sleeper, Sherry Arnes, Cheryle Nunes, Martin Parks, Larry McCarthy, and B.A. Buttz. Music from Abbey and Shawn Allison and Dave Dust, guitar.
December 12: Rev. Tony Fisher – “Opening to Joy and Wonder”
Are you still holding your breath? Still waiting for the pandemic to be over of for something new to arrive? The Advent season is all about waiting, but for what? Music from Shawn and Abbey Allison
December 19: Rev. Tony Fisher and the Worship Associates, Abbey and Shawn Allison
"A Jazz and Justice Lessons and Carols" Join us for a new twist on an old idea. Readings from Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Archbishop Oscar Romero and others interspersed with familiar songs and jazz arrangements of classic carols.
Friday, December 24 at 6 pm: Rev. Tony Fisher – “Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”
A traditional candlelight service with readings, carols, and music
Shawn and Abbey Allison with guest Nadia Marshall, soprano
December 26: Rev. Tony Fisher – “Fireside stories of the season”
An intimate service of wonderful music & readings from classic stories. Music from Shawn & Abbey Allison
In Person Service Available on the Pavilion
The sanctuary will be open to seating for ONLY VACCINATED members and guests on Sundays. Masks will be worn throughout the service, including while singing.
For those who have not been vaccinated, you are still welcome to participate in the Sunday service on the Pavilion via the large screen broadcast or from the remote convenience of your choice through the live stream Facebook broadcast. For those wishing to participate at a later time, the service will continue to be available afterwards on archived video via YouTube and Facebook.
We hope you will join us in whatever method is most appropriate for your health and well-being. Welcome back.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.