March 8 ~ Why I Vote the Way I Do – by Shelley Berry

A reflection of the author’s life as it relates to politics, and the way that it has impacted her life in Bay County.

 March 1 ~ “Women in 2020” – by Cherie Crim

Cherie Crim, reformed ex-Fortune 10 Director, saw all the good, bad, ugly, unethical, immoral, and greedy side of business. “We can do better!”

 February 23 ~ “Your Story is Your Power” – by Sandi Klug-Lard


 “I walk through key moments of my life that empower me to be who I am and ask you to remember your own key moments. Maybe there isn’t meaning in everything, but we can create meaning out of anything.” 

February 16 ~ Your Heart is a Temple: Good With or Without God – by Serena Dee Latiolais

One interfaith minister’s view on UU spirituality; a look at spiritual and secular humanism and why spirituality is so important in all of our lives, regardless of belief in a higher power.

 February 2 ~ Celebrating Black History: The Tuskegee Airmen – by Reuben Sparks

Speaker Reuben Sparks will present Celebrating Black History: The Tuskegee Airmen. Arletha Sparks will perform as a soloist.

 January 26 ~ Keeping “Blue” in the Web of Life – by Pam Overmyer

Pam Overmyer, Co-President of Bay County Audubon Society, is an avid birder, but is especially fond of Eastern Bluebirds. Pam became enamored with bluebirds over a decade ago when the first pair used a birdhouse in her yard. Since then, she has adopted an abandoned bluebird trail and installed more nest boxes. She has been monitoring these boxes for 5 years and has fledged 1,000+ baby bluebirds! She has also recently become a board member of the Florida Bluebird Society. If you have bluebird questions, she’s the one to ask!

 January 19 ~ The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – by Dinah Crayton

Dinah Crayton gives a talk about one of the United State’s most iconic figures, MLK Jr. A social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement.

 January 12 ~ “Our Moral Obligation to be Politically Active” – by Ryn Phelps 

Ryn Phelps is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, the President of the local chapter of the American Humanist Association, and began attending UUFBC in 2002, when she was nine years old. She started a grassroots campaign effort in support of Bernie Sanders in 2016, picketed against immigrant detention facilities in Tallahassee, recently organized a Climate Strike for Bay County, and hopes to greatly increase her activism in 2020. She has always had a propensity for philosophical musings and public speaking about things that interest her; she is very excited to share some of her thoughts with this fellowship.

 January 5 ~ The Wisdom of Forrest Church  – by Candis Harbison

Forrest Church was a UU author and minister at All Souls church in NYC who passed along his hard-won wisdom before dying of cancer at age 61. Candis Harbison will review his philosophy and lead a discussion of its application to our lives.  Candis has been a member of UU of Bay County since 1998.