Announcements From Pastor Jack

NEED HOPE?   “Sunday Studio” with Cynthia Alicea and Alisun Donovan resumes on August 25, 12:00 to 2:30 in Conway Hall. THE CLASS IS FULL. IF YOU'RE STILL INTERESTED STOP BY AFTER CHURCH ON THE 25TH TO SEE IF THERE MIGHT BE ROOM.   “Sunday Studio” is an afternoon of discovery and delight.   This session we’ll learn how to create a mandorla - a design process that uses overlapping circles to create a sacred center of wisdom.   Relax into your imagination and explore the ways it can provide health and hope! Come with an open spirit and a willingness to play.  

Donations for materials gratefully accepted.  Questions?   Alisun at or Cynthia at


TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.   We will continue through the summer.  Join us!


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES DISCUSSIONS begin a new year on Wednesday, September 11, 10am and 7pm.  This first day will be devoted to discussing what literature, studies, and discussion we feel would most benefit our understanding of life and how best to live it.  The following week we will begin our first book discussion of the church-year with National Geographic journalist/explorer Dan Buettner’s The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People (2017).  Time to order the book and start reading!  As always, quotes from the book to focus our discussion will be provided.


WEDNESDAY MORNING MEDITATION begins again on Wednesday, September 11, 8:00-8:30 a.m.


THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  We will continue through the summer.  Join us!  A conversational chance to clarify and deepen our understanding of the issues of society that influence our lives and that we might influence.  Bring your lunch if you’d like, and any proposed communications to the TB Times editor or elected officials. Coffee and tea provided.  Pastor Jack


DID YOU KNOW:  The website of the League of Women Voters (St. Pete Area) has a comprehensive list of elected public officials with click-on email links – just in case you want to send a message –  To borrow words from the League, Citizenship is about making democracy work.


UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair:; 727-290-9910.


UUSP SERMONS (printed or audio) are available on UUSP's website:   Go to, 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 August 16, 2019, at 8:59am