January 10 Service: Our Costly Privilege

Sunday, January 10th at 11am, please Zoom in with us to hear guest presenter, Dell deChant, share the service, Our Costly Privilege.

deChant, Associate Chair and Master Instructor of the University of South Florida Department of Religious Studies, will help us consider the challenges and opportunities created when an agrarian sensibility informs understandings of self, vocation, community, and the planet as a whole. Both the challenges and the opportunities grow out of the striking contrasts between an agrarian consciousness and the dominant worldview of contemporary American culture.

This topic is important, he says, because of the challenges we are having responding to the catastrophic ecological crisis. It’s time, he says, for “a commitment to heightened engagement with agrarianism – knowing the sources of our existence and living accordingly.”

About Dell deChant

Dell deChant is the Associate Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. He is a Master Instructor and has served at USF since 1986. The author of three books, over 40 articles in professional publications, and chapters in twelve books, deChant’s specialization is religion and contemporary cultures. His current research focuses on religious, literary, and ecological expressions of Agrarianism as they manifest in American popular culture.

deChant is Chair of the Environmental Committee of the City of New Port Richey, the Convener of the USF Urban Food Sovereignty Group, a founding member of Food Policy Council of Pasco Country, a member of the Florida Food Policy Council and the Board of Directors of Ecology Florida.

Email  SpiritoLifeUU@gmail.com for the Zoom link to enjoy this presentation virtually with us.

Sharing & Caring Opportunities

Exercise Your Green Thumb! – Our community garden has been safely socially distanced a little too long now, and needs some volunteers to help reinvigorate it by adopting a bed. There is still plenty of space available. Please contact spiritolifeuu@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Build Your Own Theology – We’ll be hosting a 10 week Unitarian Universalist course, “Building Your Own Theology” will start in Jan or Feb 2021.

Contact spiritolifeuu@gmail.com for more information.

Share the Plate with Project World Health in January

Share the Plate is now a month-long collection for a different charity organization each month. When you send your weekly contribution you can send in a check in the mail or via Paypal. Be sure to specify what is for Share the Plate and what is your pledge/weekly donation. This month, our Share the Plate charity is Project World Health.

About Spirit of Life UU

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal and eclectic faith community located 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.

Please join us remotely each Sunday at 11am until we can join together in health and safety once more.