Upcoming Events

Sunday Service at 10 am On Facebook Live

Join us Live on our Facebook or in person or find just the right time to watch archived services on our Facebook  & Youtube Channel. Also accessible through our website: www.uunaples.org

August 7: Kati Griffith - "Good and Evil - the Human Version

 

August 14: Rev. Tony Fisher is Back! 

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Ukraine Relief Fund

The entire plate donation on the 3rd Sunday of August will go to Ukraine Relief Fund. If you won’t be at the service in person, you can Donate Here on that Sunday! There is an option to write a note – specify Ukraine. Thank you!

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Religious Exploration 

 

Happy Summer!

Questions or to Get Involved: Stephanie St. John  yre@uunaples.org

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Be a Guest Musician Sponsor!

 

UUCGN has a long history of inviting professional and student musicians to take part in our service and to provide an opportunity for special music on special occasions such as birthdays, memorials and holidays. If you would like to sponsor a guest musician/vocal soloist for a special occasion, please contact Anna Riazi, our Office Administrator to obtain a Sponsor Form. Email her at office@uunaples.org. After completing the form, return it to her, and she’ll forward that to our Music Co-Directors Shawn and Abbey Allison, who will contact you to arrange for your special music. Guest Musician Fee is $200.00. The Music Committee greatly appreciates your support of music here at UUCGN

Weekend Meals for Kids Annual Sponsorship

 

YOU DID IT!  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thanks to your generosity, our goal has been reached to fully fund serving 150 children for the 2022-23 school year. Feeding more kids is a really great thing. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Donations of any amount are still being accepted and are always appreciated.

Checks can be made payable and mailable to:  UUCGN Memo field:  W Meals Or make a donation via this link:  Click Here!

Circle Dinners - Third Fridays

 

Join us for a dinner with 6, 8, or 10 friendly UU’s in their home.  Circle dinner hosts will prepare a main course and ask you to bring some of the trimmings: appetizers, a salad, dessert, bread or maybe a vegetable side dish.  We meet around the dinner table to get to know each other better, to have personal conversations, and to have a fun and entertaining evening.  If you are new to circle dinners or would like to participate, you may email Sidney Degraw sidney.degraw@comcast.net for more information. 

Non-Fiction Book Club

 

The 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm on Zoom!

Join Zoom Meeting:   Click Here!  Meeting ID: 841 3703 7778. Contact elle@dicasparro.com for more info. 

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August 23 – Think Again by Adam Grant  The ability to unthink and unlearn

September 27 – The Poisoned City about Flint Michigan.

Zen 101
A 4 -Week Course with Laurie Lyons On Zoom and In-person

 

Wednesdays, August 10 – 31, 7:30 - 8:30pm


Suggested Donation: $30 for Members of Zen & the Arts, $60 for Non-members

This course will include Zen history, practices, teaching stories called koans, and homework. A great offering for those new to Zen practice, or experienced meditators wanting to revisit the fundamentals. Our time together will include teaching and discussion, guided meditation, journaling, and silence. In between classes, homework will be assigned that will help you incorporate meditation and Zen study into your daily life.  Please allow for at least 30 minutes of daily homework that may include meditation, reading, journaling, art practice, and communicating with a “Buddha Buddy.”  Please bring a journal. To learn more about the facilitator, Laurie Lyons, please visit the About Us page at www.ZenArtsFlorida.com

 

Required reading: Zen Flesh Zen Bones by Reps and Senzaki

Register by August 7th. Please visit the Events page at ZenArtsFlorida.com to register. Or you can email us at practice@zenartsflorida.com, or call (239) 961-2491. Available on Zoom to everyone.  Six in-person spots available first come, first serve.

PLEASE NOTE: The in-person retreat will be held at Laurie Lyon’s home in Naples. In person details will be sent once you register.

Gentle Yoga with Lois

Daily, 12:00 – 1pm Eastern Time. All who want to join for yoga, must first check with their doctor before participating. Also for those interested in participating in the class, please send your email address and phone number to loiscdw3@gmail.com prior to joining so I have a way to notify you of changes and cancellations. Thank you!

Topic: Lois Graydon Yoga

Time: Every day  at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Click Here!

Meeting ID: 898 6526 9071

Passcode: yoga

 

Tuesdays Mindful Meditation at 3pm!

 

Join Zoom Meeting: Click Here!  Meeting ID: 873 4648 2147

Passcode: Meditation

 

Mindful Meditation in the Garden! Saturdays at 10:30 am

 

The Mindfulness Meditation group continues to meet on Saturday mornings 10:30-11:30. We gather in the garden or on the pavilion, maintaining social distance throughout the hour. All are welcome - folks who are brand-new to meditation and those who have been meditating for years. For more information, contact Ann Fisher at annmfisher3@gmail.com or Ann Marina at yoganni@yahoo.com.

Attention Visitors

Please look for the Visitor’s Welcome table on the pavilion after service. All visitors are encouraged to come to the table to ask any questions from a membership committee member or to get to know other recent visitors at UUCGN. Look forward to meeting you!

Prospective Member Orientation

Are You a UU? For those who would like to find a way to connect and learn more about our congregation and for those who may be ready to join, we will have a series of orientations.  Please email office@uunaples.org or call 239.455.6553 if you are interested to join us.

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Garden News

The Garden Committee welcomes volunteers for team work tending to our garden and grounds. As summer slowly passes the weeds and overgrown bushes would like to meet you. Flexible hours between 8:30 and 1:00 on Tuesdays.

Sunday Service Volunteers Needed!

Please email office@uunaples.org if you are willing to volunteer for any of these tasks for Sunday services.  Tasks & Short descriptions:

  • Greeters: Welcome members and visitors and ask for visitor information if any.

  • Ushers: Pass out the Order of Service, Head Count, Pass the collection plate

  • Money counters: Count the plate cash

  • Sextons: Help open and close the building -- open and unlock doors and turn on the fans etc.. This task is much easier now, and is done by the staff, but it would be helpful to have help if needed and maybe sometimes for committee meetings and events outside of office hours.

  • YRE Greeters: We need an RE Greeter willing to greet the children in the education wing.  It’s a great way to meet the children and their parents.  These are wonderful ways to serve the congregation without having to make a long-term commitment.  THANK YOU!

Art in the Garden

Meetings on the last Friday of the month.

* Bring water, a sandwich, and art supplies as needed.

* For suggestions or more information, and to RSVP, contact Kathleen Teach, 239.777.2904, kathleen@zenlamps.com.

Visual Arts Group

The UUCGN Visual Arts group meets the 4th Monday of the month on the patio at 4pm. Please wear a mask, we will be social distancing and want everyone to feel comfortable. Our agenda changes from month to month...Bring some of your own artwork OR artwork that inspires you. Questions? E-mail Christina or George Wright at wrightonovernaples@aol.com

LGBTQIA+ Meetings

 

Please email AnnieRoger at annijeffi@gmail.com for the Zoom info on the next LGBTQIA+ Support Group meeting.