Many paths. One welcoming and diverse community.


The Communications Council is comprised of the Communications Team and the UCOV Radio Group. Our purpose is to provide information, news and programming about UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist denomination to our congregation and our community at large.

The Communications Committee is in charge of internal publications - Connection and UUCOV Happenings, our website, our Facebook page, press releases and paid advertising. If there is an upcoming UUCOV event you need publicized please download and fill out the form below and return it to Leie Carmody.

Communications Event Form (pdf)

The UUCOV Radio Group has created an internet radio station. Their mission statement: UUCOVRadio is an internet radio station which exists to broadcast programs and services embodying the seven principles of UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist Association to the larger community. In addition to spreading the message of Unitarian Universalism, UUCOVRadio seeks to promote the arts and to focus on the needs and challenges of the local community. The UUCOV Radio site is located at

If you are interested in spreading the word about our congregation and our faith to the wider community, come join us! 

Communications News

A New Service, A New Opportunity

safety committeeThe Board has created a new committee, a Safety Committee, to not only check on and improve building and grounds safety, such as lighting and smoke detectors, but also to plan ahead for possible disasters, and to evaluate the safety of our community in terms of interpersonal relationships and how we treat each other.
We need your help to make UUCOV safer.
At our initial meeting, we will evaluate our current levels of safety, and at ongoing meetings we’ll discuss how best to implement needed safety measures. If you are interested in the topic or have a background that could be useful, please contact Stephanie Zoernack .

Say Hello

10 new members were welcomed by the congregation on December 10th. They are (left to right): Doug Choate, Suzy Choate, Nancy L. Wilson, Ray New members Dec 2017Goins, Janet Lemoine, Stan Majors, Mary Erceg, and Jill Majors. Not pictured are new members Janet Knudsen and Bob Knudsen.
Our next Pathways class is scheduled for January 23 and January 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Waters Hall. We encourage folks who are interested in becoming a member or just want to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation to attend. Sign up at the welcome table or contact Claire Harrison ,-or- 941-244-0151.

The Search is On

musicA committee of five (Bill Harrison, Chair, Bob Allen, Barb Griffin, Dawn Spitz, and Wayne Strife), has the responsibility of finding a person (or persons) to run UUCOV’s Music Program. We have been able to find strong interim music talent so that the committee will have the time they need to find the right fit for UUCOV. We were fortunate enough to have a great number of people volunteer and we thank everyone for their offers to help.

Fun, Frivolity, and Fund-Raising!

Yes, all at the same time, cause it’s AUCTION time! Show up in the Sanctuary, Saturday, January 27th beginning at 4:00 pm for a greatGavel afternoon/evening, dinner included, and quietly make the rounds to select what you want to ‘silently’ bid on before the live auction gets underway.
There’s still time to contribute to the fun and fund-raising by offering a party, a brunch, a lesson, an art item, a service, a ‘whatever’ for fellow UUCOVers to bid for; we can accept donations until January 14th. Check out the 2015-2017 auction brochures on the lanai to stimulate your own ideas, then pick up a donation form from the lanai or contact Diane de Grasse, to get listed in the auction brochure. The fatter the brochure, the more fun, frivolity, and funds. The Auction is our biggest fund raiser at UUCOV - last year we raised well over $10,000. Let’s do it again.
If you’d like to be in on all the action by volunteering, contact Joel Morrison .

A Congregational Conversation

Be part of refreshing the UUCOV Mission Statement on January 8th, 1:00 pm, in the Sanctuary We will look at our long range planning ideas to see if our mission reflects those ideas. What comes first? Mission/purpose or actions. Perhaps doing this planning in tandem helps in our work?