Dennis Shaw

I am a Unitarian Universalist because it is a faith based on love instead of doctrine.  This love is expressed throughout the UUFCC community in so many ways. 

We generously support numerous community agencies that serve people in need.  We emphasize the importance of reason and science and continuously celebrate our lives through nurturing relationships.  We are committed to the arts.

I am a Unitarian Universalist because we welcome folks from varied religious, social, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.  We embrace diversity while celebrating individuality.  As a gay man, I have always experienced acceptance within the UU faith.

   I first attend the UUFCC of Port Charlotte in January of 2015. My husband and I were on a driving trip through Florida and spontaneously stopped by. I was so impressed with this loving community and the feeling of being welcomed by everyone. A year later we returned to Florida and became members.

           Dorothy P. – I had been raised Catholic and had not attended any church for over forty years. I loved the message of inclusiveness. The Unitarian Fellowship embraces diversity and gives many people a home who might not be welcome elsewhere. I particularly enjoy the spiritual uplift I experience singing with the choir.

I am a Unitarian Universalist because it is the place where I experience support, inspiration, and affirmation as I create my spiritual reality.

Stephanie Garrett
Stephanie Garrett

Stephanie G – I have been a member of UUFCC for Over 20 yrs and a UU for almost 30. Our Fellowship has offered me a spiritual Home that continues to be diverse racially,  accepting of sexual orientation differences, and has a strong community outreach program. We are open to and embrace various religious teachings and philosophies welcoming even the non-religious into our family.

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Dr. Alan – I was raised in the United Kingdom but never felt at home with my parents’ Church of England religion. It wasn’t until 1985 that I started attending a fellowship in Washington State and became a UU. When I, and my wife Jeri, moved to Florida in 2018 we started attending UUFCWe made the right choice. I like the message, the reassurance, and the challenge of being a UU in Florida, and in the US.


Herb L. -I first entered the UUFCC fold in 2005. It offered a lot: a place to have a conversation,  avenues to help those who need help, and a road for enhancing self-expression. 

There is still so much to be done. More outreach is needed. Improvement of our self-understanding. And the conversations must go on. I enjoy and will participate actively in the challenges. 


Hi, my name is Cory, I’ve been a member of UUFCC since December 2019. I’m a part of this wonderful eclectic community because I, myself, am a person of an eclectic faith, and you meet many people with like minds and like hearts. I look forward to what the future holds

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Katy B – I am glad to belong to UUFCC because it gives me friendships with truly open-minded, intelligent people.  I love that UUFCC is involved with the community, and is respectful of the environment.  The many activities give me a chance to channel my energy into helping others, without regard for their race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, which is meaningful and fulfilling for me.