Mindful Monday Forum



In the age of Coronavirus and virtual community,

Forum is moving to a new day and time!

Timely topics are presented by renowned thought leaders from around the globe, as well as experts from within our congregation.  The Mindful Monday Forum will held alternating Monday evenings from October through May.  Forum starts at 7:00 PM online using Zoom.  The format involves a 40-minute presentation with the remaining time allotted for questions and answers.

The 2020-2021 schedule is listed below.

October 2020

October 5.  Sandy Parker, Sparker's Soapbox.  Subscribe here.

Get Ready to Vote in the November Election

October 19.  Suzanne Low, JD League of Women Voters

Let’s Make Sure Every Vote for President Counts

View Suzanne's presentation using the link above.

November 2020

November 9.  Dr. Peter Bergerson,

Professor of Political Science at FGCU and Kate Howard, JD

Watch the recorded presentation here:  Election Wrap-up: What Happened November 3rd?

November 23  Bill Korson

President of the Greater Naples Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

Watch the recorded presentation here.

December 2020

December 7.  Antoine Patton and his daughter Jay-Jay

Connecting tens of thousands of children to their incarcerated parents through the Photo Patch Foundation.


December 21 David Hinds, Theresa Shaw, Brian Tunnell, Deborah Brittain

Panel on Racism:  Each presenter will speak to a different aspect of racism.

January 2021

January 4.  Ellen Hemrick 

UUCGN member and SWFL SURJ leader

Creating an Anti-Racist Beloved Community

January 11.  Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager

The New Normal

January 25.  Jack Levine

Founder, 4Generations Institution

Our Four Generations: Ready or Not; Here We Are . . . Challenges and opportunities of our multi-generational families and community.

February 2021

February 8.  Charles E. Kupchella, PhD.

Former president, University of North Dakota

How Anti-Science and Anti-Intellectualism are Bringing Down America


February 22.  Cyndy Nayer. UUCGN member;

Founder and CEO of the Center of Health Engagement

The Profound Insecurity of Class-based Health Care


March 2021

March 8.  Nicholas Little, J.D.   

Legal Director of Center For Inquiry in Washington, D.C.

Science and Consumer Protection: Using the law to protect people from pseudoscience

March 22.  Dr Michael Savarese, Professor,

Department of Marine & Earth Sciences at FCGU

Climate Change

April 2021

April 5. William Pinckney Pope, 

retired US foreign service and counter-intelligence officer


April 19.  Janet Hoffman, retired teacher

What Children Face in the Justice System in Florida

May 2021

May 3.   Joanne Huskey, Co-Founder and Vice President of iLive2Lead Young Women's Leadership Summit. 

Lessons From Our Time: Calling for Women’s Leadership

May 17.  Eddie Tabash, JD Chair, Center for Inquiry.   SCOTUS case of Espinoza v Montana (separation of Church and State).​

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