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INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS – DECEMBER 17 – The UU St. Pete Social Justice Committee invites you to join UUSP member Dr. Jill McCracken of USF and the Sex Workers Outreach Project at UU St. Pete for food, education, and a vigil.  You are welcome to participate in some or all of the following activities:

  • 5:00-5:45pm Potluck and conversation
  • 5:45-6:05pm Mini teach-in about sex worker rights
  • 6:05-6:15pm Q & A Session
  • 6:15-7:00pm Community craft project to be used in our lighted procession
  • 7:00 - 8:45pm Lighted procession with our community craft project; We will begin at the UU Church, march up to Central Avenue and walk along Central Avenue and then return to the church; During this procession, we will share the names of the sex workers who have been lost to violence this year;
  • 8:45-9:30pm Dessert and coffee, open mic, letter-writing opportunity to incarcerated sex workers.

Background for the Events

Sex workers and their allies hold vigils all over the world on this day, and we would like you to join our local vigil and educational opportunity at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg.

Our goal is to create a gathering where we can learn more about sex work, honor sex workers we have lost, and discuss and celebrate new advocacy efforts.

Feel free to join us at any point in the evening! And please bring a dish to share for our potluck at UUSP (wine, beer, and other drinks will be available for a suggested donation).

Come and go as you please, this is an open house. All activities are optional. Those not interested in walking in the procession can stay at the venue and continue with other activities.

The event is FREE, but please consider bringing:

-A dish or snack to share (for the potluck)
-Items to donate for street outreach (unopened hygiene supplies, tampons, snacks)
-Cash or check donation
-Art donations (we need lots of black and red paint, glitter)
-Flowers and candles



Contact: Jill McCracken
Posted on December 6, 2019, at 9:51pm

This Week's Worship Service

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Sunday, December 15, 2019: "WINTER SOLSTICE SPIRITUALITY"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

Speaker:  Rev. Bob Murphy, UU Congregation of Tarpon Springs

The Day of the Winter Solstice (December 21) is very near. How can Unitarian Universalists best respond to this special moment? Rev. Murphy is the Unitarian Universalist environmental justice minister who helped to create the Green Sanctuary program. Rev. Murphy will be retiring from parish ministry at the end of this year and will be moving to St. Petersburg, though continuing on in community ministry.  Rev. Murphy will speak about solstice celebrations and the Unitarian Universalist tradition in a changing environment. Where do Unitarian Universalists find spiritual inspiration? What can Florida congregations do that will be helpful?  Please join us in welcoming Rev. Murphy.

UU St. Pete Is A Welcoming Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg is very proud to be officially recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation.

As a Welcoming Congregation, we celebrate and support the lives, the relationships, and the individual and group contributions of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members and friends. We affirm and promote their full participation in the life of the congregation and community.

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