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
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Sunday, July 25 – Rev. Tony Fisher – “Muses from a Travelling Minister”
My journeys back and forth to Maine each year provide a lot of time to ponder the complexities of life and the simplicities we can bring to it. Music by our new Co-Music Directors, Shawn and Abbey Allison.
Rev. Tony Returns to the Pulpit - Sanctuary Opens to 50% Capacity
In another step toward full reopening, we are excited to announce that beginning this Sunday, July 18, the Sanctuary will be open to 50% of its capacity, or up to 100 members and friends.
When you arrive, you may choose to sit in the Sanctuary or on the Pavilion. Once the Sanctuary capacity of 100 is reached, additional arrivals (or late arrivals) will be directed to the Pavilion. Barring any problems, we anticipate operating at this level until our “full” reopening, scheduled for August 15.
Until now, the stream of the service has been focused on those of you viewing on your devices at home. Beginning with this Sunday’s service, there will be technical accommodations made for people viewing the service live in the Sanctuary. There may be noises, rough transitions, etc. that we ask you to understand. Here are some things to know about these upcoming Sundays.
Please try to arrive by 9:45. Because of the live streaming, the doors to the Sanctuary will close at 9:50. If you arrive later, or wish to, you may sit on the Pavilion to view the service.
Use the main entrance to the church.
We will not be using name tags at this time.
You may choose your seat in the Sanctuary, based on your comfort level of having people around you.
You may sing if you wish.
We will be taking an offering.
There will be ushers present to answer your questions and assist you, if needed.
Coffee and food will not be served on the Pavilion.
The building will close at 11:30 am.
For your protection and safety, please note and observe the posted CDC information regarding the use of masks and safe and unsafe activities for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. UUCGN Board of Trustees
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 . 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.