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.
To the Congregation:
The staff and board of UUCGN have considered the many issues related to reopening our campus for worship services as well as for our many programs. We are carefully monitoring the guidance from the CDC, the UUA, and the scientific Covid-19 data for Collier and Lee Counties. We have developed a plan that will include both online and in-person programs, valuing inclusion and consent, so that no one is forced to choose between our congregation and safety. At this time, the following opening is planned:
Beginning July 4, members and friends are invited to view the streamed service on the television ON THE PAVILION. Details to follow.
On August 15, the church will fully reopen. You will be welcome in the Sanctuary or, if you prefer, you may view the streamed service on the Pavilion.
UUCGN’s Service at 10:00 AM EDT
Available on Facebook Live! Archived on YouTube
Click Here for Tips on Facebook Live Broadcast for those without a FB Account!
Sunday, June 6 - Rev. Tony Fisher - "A New Universalism?"
UUs say they face the world with an openness to new ideas and new truths. But how willing are we really, to adapt to a rapidly changing world and what will hold us together as we go forward? Music from Stu Shelton.
Sunday, June 13 - Rev. Tony Fisher - "Celebration Sunday!"
Before we regather, let's celebrate what we've accomplished this past year despite the pandemic. Please send in a recent photo of yourself (maybe doing something typical of you this past year).
Our First UUCGN Virtual Choir Video will highlight the service!
Sunday, June 20 - Rev. Tony Fisher - "Lessons in Gratitude"
How can inspire us to see the world anew? Music from Stu Shelton
Sunday, June 27 – Sunday Morning Worship from General Assembly!
Always a deeply moving service from our national association’s annual meeting.
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!
Team Against Racism & Oppression
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 . 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.