In person worship services
are currently suspended, but we are live on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM EDT on
“We are a welcoming congregation freely seeking intellectual and spiritual growth.
We strive to create a larger community of peace, justice and love.”
Join Us on the Journey!
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
Upcoming Sundays - February Theme: Beloved Community
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TARO and Rev. Tony announce virtual guest minister for February!
Rev. Barbro Hansson to speak on racial justice, compassion, living our UU values & being in ‘right relationship’
Originally from Sweden, the Reverend Barbro Hansson came to the U.S. in 1974 as a newlywed. Her then husband introduced her to the World of Unitarian Universalism. After acclimating to a new culture, Barbro became an active lay leader, first within the local U.U. fellowship where she lived in the Shenandoah Valley, then the Virginia U.U. Cluster and the Board of what was at that time known as the Thomas Jefferson District of the U.U.A. At the U.U. General Assembly in Charlotte, N.C., in 1993, while serving as T.J. District President, Barbro felt the call to ministry amidst racial tension. When her term as District President expired in 1994, she enrolled at Meadville Lombard Theological School, receiving her Master of Divinity degree in 1998. Over 12 years, Rev. Hansson has served as a UU minister at Harrisburg VA, Plattsburgh, NY, and Brattleboro, VT. In 2014, she retired from full time ministry to spend more time with husband, Tom, their children and grandchildren. They split their time between New Hampshire and Virginia.
February 28: “The Arc of the Universe Bends Toward Justice—three racial milestone events in UUA history” – Rev. Barbro Hansson
In order not to repeat history, we have to understand it.
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!
***UUCGN Protocol for Anyone Who Has Tested Positive for Covid-19***
Call the UUCGN Covid-19 Contact Person (Stephanie Perkins, , 239.450.0243) and let the person know who you were in close contact with on UUCGN premises.
Self isolate or quarantine for 10-14 days.
Notify the UUCGN contact person of a negative test result prior to returning to the UUCGN campus.
The UUCGN Covid-19 contact person will inform all of the close contacts that they may have been exposed to Covid-19 by the infected individual. The UUCGN Covid-19 Contact Person will then contact the Caring Committee Chair (with the individual’s permission) to follow up on the person’s condition.
Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to Covid-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
Difference between quarantine and isolation:
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their own home.
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.