Join Us on the Journey!
In Person Services Available on the Pavilion Only
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
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September 19 – Rev. Tony Fisher – “Things We Need to Let Go”
The future we dream about will undoubtedly require that we leave behind many things we now take for granted. Music by Abbey and Shawn Allison and guest cellist, Susannah Kelly, principle cellist of the Southwest Florida Symphony.
September 26 - Rev. Tony Fisher - "Things We Need to Remember"
This time of year is both a time to take stock, realizing the important things for us to hold on to as we move towards an uncertain future, and a time to embrace new possibilities.
Music from Shawn and Abbey Allison.
In Person Service Available on the Pavilion
The Delta variant and its extreme contagion has caused us to, once again, close the Sanctuary for in-person attendance on Sundays. However, the Pavilion will be open for those who wish to view the service there.
If you choose to attend:
Enter through the Thomas Hall entrance.
If you are in a wheelchair, please try to arrive by 9:45.
There will be tables and chairs as well as individual chairs for seating.
Social distancing, especially during entry and exit is encouraged.
Bathrooms will be open. Please use the door into the RE wing for access.
An offering will be taken.
If you are not vaccinated, you should avoid in-person attendance.
Those attending are requested to PLEASE WEAR A MASK.
UUCGN Board of Trustees and The Reopening Committee
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.