Category: News

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

Have you begun your pilgrimage?  Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is expected of every seeker of divine peace.   Mecca can be within.  For that pilgrimage, I’d follow poet Rumi:  “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field.  Let’s meet there.” 

Wouldn’t it be … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends,

I don’t think the purpose of our religion is justice.   I think it’s about helping people grow to spiritual fulfillment, the end point of which seems to be helping all things flourish.  From psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg’s perspective, caring is justice in helping all things … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

We’ve had a lot on our minds recently – one thing or another, one thing after another.  It’s hard to feel a degree of control or a sense of peace.  In this context I found myself explaining to a Christian gentleman why I meditate.  “In … read more.

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.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends,

I’m on two of the four weeks of Study Leave that the minister gets each year to plan and prepared for the new church year.  But I’m staying in touch and am available by phone, email, text or personal visit anytime.

Just a quick thought:  … 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.