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MCC

http://www.opencirclemcc.org
Open Circle MCC
Come worship in a place where you can be yourself
There's plenty of room on the journey
Why not come join us
Every Sunday @ 10 AM
352-753-0260

UCC

The United Church of Christ at The Villages is unique among main-line Protestant churches in this area. 

As our by-laws state: "We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Church, welcoming into the full life and ministry of our church all people of all ethnicities, races, nationalities, sexual and gender identities (including gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered people.)"

A number of our members are lesbians and gay men, serving in leadership positions, and participating fully in the life of the church.  We aspire to treat all members as children of God, coming ever closer to the ideal of the Kingdom of God here on earth..

Visit our web site, attend our services, and see for yourself.  As we say every Sunday morning:  "Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."


UUFMC

Reverend Janet Onnie, Pastor
PO Box 829
7280 SE 135th St
Summerfield, FL 34492
352-245-7944

SUNDAYS
FORUM:  9:30 am          SERVICE:  10:30 am

Mission and Values:
We welcome people from all walks of life, religious backgrounds, races, and all sexual orientations.

We provide a community that supports ourselves and others in life’s journeys and fosters universal social justice and responsibility.

The members of UUFMC revere the interdependent web of all existence and value:

Diversity and the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

The search for truth and meaning through critical thinking and the encouragement of
spiritual growth.

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large.

The goal of a world with peace, liberty and justice for all with equity and compassion in human relations.


PFLAG

http://www.pflagladylake.org
PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

SAGE

SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. SAGE has pioneered programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues. In 2005, SAGE became the first official LGBT delegate at the White House Conference on Aging. In 2010, SAGE was awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging to seed the creation of the nation's only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. 

Pass the Word AA

PASS THE WORD, Please!
Open Circle MCC is sponsoring ann AA group at the OC Campus.  We are happy to announce that this groups had its first meeting on Saturday, October 20th at the OC Campus, 12332 SE US HWY 301, Belleview, FL.  There were 11 people present and will meet every Saturday night.  This is a smoke-free open discussion meeting.  Remember, the only thing you need to have to attend an AA meeting is the desire to quit drinking or to share your experience, strength, and hope with others who desire not to drink.  If you would like additional information, contact Debbie Blanton at djblanton@gmail.com


GLAAD


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.

HRC

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community

SHINE

SHINE
 (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential.



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