Announcements From Pastor Jack

THIS SATURDAY: THE UU CHURCH OF CLEARWATER INVITES UU ST PETE to attend a UUC fundraiser featuring One City Chorus Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm – receptions before and after – 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, tickets $20 at the door.  More details posted on our bulletin boards.  FYI, our music director, Jon Arterton, is the founder and director of One City Chorus.  It's a great (in size and quality) chorus as its many concerts in St. Pete have proved.


THIS SUNDAY, December 2, THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WORKSHOP “Art Outside the Box” 1:00-4:00 pm in Gilmour Social Hall. This workshop is full, but look for more opportunities in the future.  Expressively, Alisun D. and Cynthia A.


THIS WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  Dreamwork With Ebenezer Scrooge – Wednesday, December 5, 10:00am and 7:00pm, UUSP’s Conway Lounge. chapter (stave) 4 of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: “The Last of the Spirits (Christmas Future)”.   Discussion Focus: Practicing dreamwork for personal discovery and spiritual growth, exploring Ebenezer’s dreams and our own   Quotes for discussion provided.


NEXT SATURDAY, PASTOR’S ANNUAL SEASON OF LIGHT PARTY, December 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m.  At Revs. Jack & Alisun Donovan’s house, 1104 12th Street North (Euclid-St. Paul neighborhood).  Bring family and friends as you wish, to celebrate Bodhi Day, Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, and UU St Pete.


UU PLAY READING GROUP next Sunday December 9 and Sunday December 16, 6:30-8:30pm: Gilmour Hall:  JOYCE CAROL OATES’ THE PASSION OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU.  Oates describes the script as: “a dream play, yet for the most part realistically portrayed…my vision of HD THOREAU is that of the quintessential artist who creates a pure art out of the heterogeneous materials of his or her life—the “passion” of genius which is as mysterious as any phenomenon in nature.”  Available in Oates’ NEW PLAYS (1998) ISBN:0865380902 (pbk.)  NEWCOMERS WELCOME: CONTACT Jean or Denis Calandra (


UPCOMING WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES: “Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism” starting January 9 (with pp. 1-20) - usual times of 10am or 7pm (your choice).  This is the first book in a UUA study series (with books of Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Humanist UU Voices to be explored through 2019).


UUSP MONDAYS - EVENING MEDITATION, 5:30-6:15pm.  Facilitator: long time meditator and yoga instructor, UUSP member Mimi Anzel.


UUSP TUESDAYS - MEDITATION 11:45am-12:15pm December 4 in our Gilmour Social Hall. For instruction come a bit earlier.  Pastor Jack


UUSP TUESDAYS - BROWN BAG LUNCH 12:15-1:00 pm – December 4 in UUSP Gilmour Social Hall.


UUSP WEDNESDAYS - MORNING MEDITATION 7:30am-8:00am.  Next meeting: December 5, Gilmour Hall, followed by sharing as time and spirit allow.  Ramp door open at 7:15am.  Pastor Jack


UUSP THURSDAYS - CITIZENS CAFÉ, 12:00am – 1:00pm in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall to chat about the news of the day for camaraderie and clarity’s sake – and perhaps write a politician or two (wi-fi, pens, paper, envelopes provided along with officials’ addresses).  Coffee/Tea provided; BYO Lunch if desired.  Pastor Jack


UUUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price, UUSP Care Committee chair:


AUDIOS OF UUSP SERMONS:   The Worship Committee as been working to making the Sunday experience accessible beyond attending the Service. Please visit UUSP's website, click the Spirituality tab, click Worship Services and Sermons. Scroll down the services and you will see "Sermons and Readings." For audio recordings, click on a Sunday Service and look for the sound icon   audio

For screen shots of examples, click the link:  Worship Service Online Enhancements

Posted on November 30, 2018, at 8:43pm