Unitarian Universalist Society - Current News and Events
Calendar of Events
Rev. Craig Roshaven's
Monthly Note from UU
President, Bill Ternent
All YOU have
to do is "show up!" Numbers count at the ACTION
ASSEMBLY. The numbr of people present says to elected
officials that this is an important issue to a large number of
people in the community.
Want to know how the
process works? Click Here
Against Injustice Toward Harmony. Join us at the Action
Assembly: April 7, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at Bethune Cookman
Stay in involved with F.A.I.T.H. - Volusia County's interfaith community-based social action organization. We have joined with over 30 other congregations in our area to tackle local social problems by creating systemic change to assure justice for all. We can meet at 5:30 p.m. at the UU parking lot to car pool from there. As you may already know, in these efforts, NUMBERS COUNT, so plan to join others to show our local politicians how many are concerned about the issue FAITH has chosen to support this year!
The Welcoming Congregation Committee will present our second movie night with the movie "The Crying Game" on April 11th at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available and all are welcome to attend.
The film explores "themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles." Don't miss this successful 1992 British psychological thriller about a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army and the interesting discussion to follow.
Representing UUSDBA at the UU General Assembly. June 25 to 29. 2014 in Providence , RI Read more about it.
Growing your own food — and having the resources and opportunity to do so — is powerful. Read about 100 Gardens for Haiti
. That’s why, this spring, we’re asking you to grow a food garden of your own and sponsor one for a family in Haiti!
Rev. Katherine Jesch and UUSC
Is anyone is interested in joining me on this 100 gardens project?
Our UU is featured in the Breeze, page 8
Local Artists exhibit
at the UU.
Alliance members and friends,
We voted to buy new "UU Principles" charts for our church, after Rev. Craig told us that our existing charts were out of date. We are also buying a children's Principles chart and bookmarks for the RE children.
For our fun outing of the year, we voted to go to Cafe 101 at Daytona State College. We are busy taking reservations for all who would like to attend this excellent luncheon on April 22d.
Right Relations Team
It’s inevitable that differences
and disagreements will occur in every community, including
religious communities. Resolving disagreements, if done
respectfully, can strengthen relationships and enhance a
congregation’s sense of being a caring community. Right
Relationships are caring and respectful. But sometimes
differences are expressed in a way that are harmful, hurtful,
The purpose of the Right
Relations Team is to call any member of the community,
including the minister, to account when he or she attempts to
resolve a disagreement in a way that is disrespectful or
harmful. The basic message of the Right Relations Team
in such instances is “We don’t treat one another like that
The Right Relations Team has no power
other than the power of six respected members of the community
expressing their disapproval.
The Right Relations Team is
appointed by the Board of Trustees. Criteria for selecting
members of the Team include years of experience in a Unitarian
Universalist congregation, wisdom, and the respect of fellow
members. There are five lay members of the Team and the sixth
member is the minister. The team selects its own
chairman or chairwoman from among the five lay
The current members of the team are Betty Green, Evan Rivers, Dan Kennedy, Marti King, and Barbara Eveleigh.
Denominational News John Horner for the Denominational Affairs Committee
Rev. Craig Roshaven in News Journal Article , December 20, 2013
The Evolution of American Culture
Readings will be available by email or print if you don't have email. There is one session
per month, January through May, on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in room 1 at UU.
Thursday, April 10th-Political Evolution with Jean Scott
Thursday, May 8th-Religious Evolution with Joan Thate
Sessions will be mostly discussion.
Another successful Share The Plate Shoe Project.
All the children at Family Renew Communities received new shoes and socks just before their
first day at school. It's all anonymous and the kids are thrilled.
Thanks to our UU's and their gift giving we have been able to support these children in need since 2006.
Share the Plate Shoe Project
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6th meet Rev. Craig Roshaven!
Over 100 people attended the "Getting to Know You" evening coordinated by Joan Thate.
An audio of the September 8, 2013
Whoever You Are"
Rev. Roshaven's biography is on the
page and his latest JOTTER column is on
all about our new interim minister!
Cliff Jackson in one of his many valuable roles at UU. Thanks, Cliff!
Oklahoma Relief Fund
Accordingly, in cooperation with our national Association and the
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), the Southern
Region UUA is establishing a relief fund through which concerned
Unitarian Universalists may make donations. Your gifts will be
disbursed to appropriate local relief agencies as soon as possible
once things become clearer on the ground. We will advise you with
updates as we go.
If you would like to make a donation, here's how:
You may send a check to the Regional office, payable to:
UU Oklahoma Relief Fund
c/o P.O. Box 560246
Orlando, FL 32856-0246,
We thank you for your caring.
Rev. Kenn Hurto, Lead Executive, Southern Region UU
Long Term Members Recognized, Sunday March 31, 2013
UU PUBLICITY REQUEST - to request publicity for UU
Publicity Request Form
Forms works only with Office 2007.
What do the colors Red, Green and Yellow have to do
with religious Education? Meet our RE teachers
Deb Hanson and Mary
to find the answer.
Learn the latest
of Bylaws Changes News from Florida District Unitarian
Universalist Association - February
If you haven't been to an
Alliance meeting recently or read the
you may be pleasantly surprised at all the folks are doing!
To give you a small sampling, take a look at their suggested activities for the coming year: all but one are currently being supported.
UU Alliance suggested projects:
Halifax Urban Ministry (HUM), Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity, and Caring Through Sharing. Our UU supports HUM on a weekly basis and serves at the STAR center once a month. We donated to Second Harvest earlier this year, and have supported Habitat for Humanity, and Caring Through Sharing. This organization is Ormond Beach based, offering food to people that don't qualify for food stamps, but are in desperate need to feed their families. In addition to the Alliance's current support for Caring Through Sharing, the Alliance has adopted one family to give a box of food to each month.
Perhaps we'll see you at a future meeting. Alliance meets at noon, every second Thursday of the month. No Meetings during the summer. Jeanne Young is the Chairperson.
More about the Alliance
Read the interesting history of The Jotter and it's
award winning logo here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREEN TEAM
Unitarian Universalist Association of
Congregations, Office of Congregational Stewardship Services
is honored to formally recognize the Unitarian Universalist
Society of the Daytona Beach Area as an Accredited Green
Accreditation Letter from
Only 10% of UUA
congregations have this recognition.
Weekly Activities and
Detail of Current News
and On-going Projects
Letters to the
Editor from our Members
the 2012 Congregational booklet
Ongoing Events and
FAITHâ€™s past, and ongoing, successes: school reading program; night bus service for hotel workers; expanded health clinic services; affordable housing study group participation; anonymous crime tip cards; jail substance abuse education; jail mental health services improvements. Current project is looking into job placement for those in need.
UU World Magazine
Members who are ready to recycle their copy of the magazine - please bring them to the UUSDBA building to be given to newcomers and visitors.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
To protect the privacy of UU members The Jotter will only be available on the Members' Section which requires a user ID and password. If instructions are needed to get to the Members' Section please contact Judy Gordon or Joanne Kennedy.