Author: Amy Putkonen

What are You Watching?

cc image by Kevin Simpson on Flickr

On July 6th, a group of UUSP congregants got together on Zoom to see what everyone was watching. We are meeting on the 4th Monday of the month, so our next meeting will be on Monday, July 27th, … read more.

Our New Website is Now LIVE

On June 29, we introduced our new user-friendly website using a UUA WordPress template with content provided by congregation members. Calendar and member directory functions are included; document storage functions will be added later this summer. Content will be managed by Amy Putkonen … read more.

Jeanay Johnson is UUSP’s New Communications Coordinator

We’re so pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanay Johnson as our new 5-hour/week Communications Coordinator. She will focus on building online engagement, developing content in collaboration with staff & congregation members, supporting the work of the committee, and looking for opportunities to help us stay connected … read more.

July 4th Waving Walking Tour

On July 4th, UUSP members John Motter, Ruth Bentley, Linda Elam, Jeri Huempfner-Gatz and Sabine von Aulock went on a July 4th Waving Tour. They visit UU neighbors and friends scattered through St. Petersburg and Gulfport, including Audre Zieres who recently turned 95.
Looking for more … read more.

New Summer Wednesday Adult Ed Classes

Wednesday Adult Religious Studies Discussions For the Summer

Please note we are holding only one Wednesday Book Discussion Zoom meeting per month in July and August.  For July 29, it’s Nobel laureate Albert Camus’ The Plague, an inspiring reverent novel about humans in pandemic. 

For August 26, it will be a … read more.

UUSP Board Update


Please join us in thanking UUSP Board President Steve Benton and Vice-President Susan Burnore for their past year of service as your board officers. Both will remain on the board as at-large members. Steve and Susan served graciously, joyously and generously, devoting an enormous amount of time … read more.

UUA Recommendations of Church Closures

Dear Friends and Congregants of UUSP,

The UUA has posted some suggested guidelines for all of the UU churches. The UUSP Board has decided that we will not be opening in the immediate future (summer or fall) and will continue to review the reports of the experts for guidance and … read more.

News from our Caring Committee…

“In Touch” Effort and UUSP Care Fund The Care Fund assists members with food, utility payments, gas, medical supplies, and other living expenses.  Our UUSP Care Committee’s “In Touch” effort assists with grocery shopping and medicine delivery.  To help – or receive help – email Pastor Jack or Care Committee chair … read more.

Movies & Metaphors Meetups

Paul Burnore wants to explore the idea of weekly, early evening Zoom meetings alternating between movies and poetry – with movie viewing and poetry reading in advance of Zoom discussions. Email Paul if you’re interested.