Sunday Service Notes for July 22 – Sermon: No One is Coming-It’s Up to Us

At 11am on Sunday, July 22, join long time Spirit of Life UU member, and local author, Terri Willingham, to consider social responsibility in the comic book age.

The super hero genre has always been fun. But our over-saturated pop culture of 2018, Willingham suggests,  may well be contributing to a general weakness of spirit, infantilizing us into dependency on some mystical superhuman endowed with special powers to save us from ourselves. The super hero myths cannot inspire us to great deeds in the real world, says writer Larry Kummer. “These are fun fantasies of despair, an admission that we can no longer imagine a way to become strong.”

All isn’t lost though, says Willingham.  We have more than enough perfectly sufficient human powers to save ourselves.

Terri Willingham is the author of two books on health, and two information sciences books on developing makerspaces in libraries. She is the executive director of the nonprofit Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, and leads Code for Tampa Bay Brigade, an all volunteer civic technology group which galvanizes around the central idea: “No one is coming. It’s up to us.”

At 9am, the Spiritual Writing Workshop meets, followed by World Religions class at 10am.  The sermon starts at 11am.  Join us afterwards for coffee, light luncheon fixings and conversation.

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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!