What is Spirituality? Andy LePage, Ph.D. For the past three years I have hosted a small group we call “Spring Hill Spirituality Group.” It meets twice a month, most recently on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, from 2-4 PM at my house. Since the vaccinations, we meet both face to face and on Zoom. If you wish to be a part of this group, my address is 1185 Macfarlane Ave, Spring Hill 34608 (somewhat behind the Spring Hill Drive library, 727-517-1148). If you wish to join by Zoom, here is the link which a friend (Rita) hosts for us: In this issue of Pinesong I want to explore the difference between Religion and Spirituality, and in future issues to delve more deeply into Spirituality, as well as provide a question…
In response to recent legislative events and the upcoming Women's March events on Oct. 2nd across the nation, UUCiP has posted an endorsement of the actions and the Floridians for Reproductive Freedom coalition. 2021-09-13 Endorsement Floridians for Reproductive Freedom opens with, "As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that all bodies are sacred. Every person has the right to determine what happens to their own body at all phases of life..." The local event is a candlelight vigil at the Hernando County Courthouse, Sat. Oct 2nd at 7 pm.
We have many opportunities to serve within our congregation and out in the wider community. As we recite in our Affirmation each Sunday ‘…Service is our Law.’ Below are several examples of congregational participation beyond our community. For more opportunities within the congregation, check out our GIVE resources. The members and friends of this congregation are active in the local community and beyond. Descriptions of the opportunities in which we are engaged, check out our SERVE page. The WORSHIP page list current and recent Sunday Service topics with a brief description.
Our religious community welcomes everyone who is searching for a spiritual home that is guided by respect, love, reason and conscience. We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The opening words of our Affirmation (covenant) summarize the role of UU Church in the Pines in our lives: “Love is the spirit of this church and Service is it’s law.” Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to gather together around shared values, expectations, and commitments. We make promises to each other about how we will be in relationship together. We do this recognizing that as human beings we make, keep, break, and must renew covenants. READ MORE
We come from many histories and join together in our search for truth and meaning. We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community, inspiring: Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life. Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial. Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us. READ MORE
Welcome from all the members and friends of UU Church in the Pines serving all of Hernando County Florida plus friends and members from Maine to Texas. This is the wonder and bounty of moving to our Virtual Settings - internet and telephones. UU Church in the Pines is meeting online for all of our Sunday Services and other gatherings and meetings. Read More at VISIT for what you might experience in those online gatherings. Sign up to join the mailing list. Read More at CONNECT for stories of what UUCiP has meant to members and sign up to join the mailing list.