Sunday Service Notes for July 1 – Way Cool History, From a UU Galaxy Long Ago

A wall mosaic depicting the Universalist cross and Unitarian chalice symbols.

At 11am, Rev. Rus Cooper-Dowda leads the sermon, “Way Cool History: From a UU Galaxy Long Ago,” to explore the 1961 merger of the Unitarian and Universalist faiths, to create Unitarian Universalism.

“It’s easy to assume since we get along now, that the merger in the way back machine must have been a pretty easy event. But, merger vote activity in some areas resulted in pulling down the church sign, local politics playing a role and an odd “Letters to the Editor” in small weekly papers as late as 1989. As Max, King of The Wild Things, might put it: “What, when and how did the UU …Wild rumpus begin…?”

Join us after the service for coffee and conversation, or to meet up with the 1st Sunday Lunch Bunch for a restaurant outing, open to all.

Other News

Bi-weekly Spiritual Writing workshop, meets 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9am – Inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s “8 Writing Prompts Every Spiritual Person Should Try“, Please bring a composition book and pen.


  • Tuesdays- Gardening with Loretta 5pm to 7pm
  • Wednesdays – Buildings & Grounds work with Kathy 8am-11 am

About Spirit of Life UU

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal and eclectic faith community located at 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa, FL that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives.

All are welcome!