UU St. Pete InfoNet

A weekly email digest of the latest breaking news from the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, Florida.

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Painting with a Purpose

Paintings with Purpose at the Mahaffey Theater in February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St. Petersburg, FL     Jan 15, 2019    

Contact: Jane Bunker

 

Phone: 505.577.8018

 

Email: janewbunker@gmail.com

Paintings with Purpose at the Mahaffey Theater in February

 

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum art auction

to benefit college-bound St. Petersburg youth

 

All proceeds from the upcoming March 9, 2019 auction of nineteen oil paintings by local artist Jane Bunker will be awarded by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to selected college-bound youth.

 

The paintings will be displayed at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg February 4-28, 2019 courtesy of the Galleria Misto.

 

Jane Bunker holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. from Stanford University; her work is in numerous private collections nationwide; in 2013 she was the subject of a one-woman show at the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art. See Youtube / Illlumination by Jane Bunker

 

Her paintings can be seen at.janebunkerartist.com and.BunkerScholarshipAuction.com.

 

For more information about this topic, please call artist Jane Bunker at 505.577.8018 or visit www.BunkerScholarhipAuction.com, or see this month’s duPont Registry magazine. http://dupontregistrytampabay.com/flower-power-the-generous-vision-of-painter-jane-bunker/

 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Do You Have Your Ticket(s)?

ZBig Event !!

Z Big Event is almost here!

If you don't have your tickets to UU St. Pete's biggest fun and fund raiser of the year, what are you waiting for?

The event features a concert by the hilarious and consciousness-raising Roy Zimmerman, PLUS a party with Silent Auction, great food, special drinks (cash bar for alcohol and special non-alcohol beverages), a 50/50 raffle and more.  Come enjoy a good time with our congregation and help up make a big contribution to this year's budget.

Here's the 411:

Friday, February 22 - UUSP Sanctuary and Gilmour Hall

Doors open for the Silent Auction and Party in Gilmour at 6:00pm

Concert begins at  7:30pm

Tickets available after church this Sunday during Coffee Hour, online at BrownPaperTickets.com, and at the door.

Tickets in advance: $20 each, $5 for kids 18 and under with their parents

$25 at the door

 

Thanks to some very generous sponsors ALL of your $20 ticket will go to the church for our 2018-2019 budget.  Hooray!  

 

Please note:  we will have credit card capabilities at the event, but CASH or CHECKS is preferred.  Please remember your check book!  You don't want to miss out on the great Silent Auction and Sale items.  

 

Questions?  Contact susanburnore@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Susan Burnore

UU St. Pete InfoNet: February 15, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, February 17, 2019: "BELOVEDNESS IN THIS WORLD: What Are Its Chances?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Susan Burnore

Whether or not belovedness is an innate human potential, are there worldly factors that influence its emergence or submergence? 

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education: February 17

All families with children are invited to our Welcome Table in the Library 10:15-10:30.

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura and Mary Neal this week.

Families begin in worship at 10:30 and school age children and youth will go to their groups after Time for All Ages. Our  theme for this month is  TRUST today we will explore how we can trust each other by making promises. We will use games and stories from our history.

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be in the office on Thursday afternoon this week. Contact Karen at re@uustpete.org

Contact: Karen Day

 

 

Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 17, after the Service: UU's Helping People Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast

$4.00/individual; $10.00/family. Proceeds benefiting Family Promise, which is an interfaith coalition that provides up to 3 months of housing to help homeless families with children while they get back on their feet.

Contact: Sabine von Aulock

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

REV. KAREN MOVING BACK TO NORTH CAROLINA.  The RE Committee wishes to announce that Rev. Karen Day will be leaving her position as RE Family and Community Minister to move back to North Carolina with husband McCabe to be near their family. Her last Sunday will be March 24.  We will greatly miss her compassionate and skillful work for our RE children and team and her leadership on several community justice issues.   The RE Committee will be searching for a new RE Coordinator and will soon post that position for all to consider.  Please contact Melissa Allen, RE Chair if you are interested.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES/DISCUSSION GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:00am or 7:00pm (your choice).  This Wednesday February 20, we continue with Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism, essays #5-8 (by Beckett, Prakash, Ogren, & Beltaine)).  Some book copies still available for purchase, $12 – also Kindle on Amazon.   Rev. Jack

 

JOURNALS - THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WAY – a Workshop, February 17, 1pm - 4:30pm in Conway Hall.  Sorry, no more registrations being taken as the worship is full.

 

THE 2019 UUSP PASSOVER SEDER: Come help with planning, Sunday February 17, 9:30am, in the pastor’s office - AND SAVE THE SEDER DATE – the evening of April 20.  Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

UUSP LGBTQ+ PROGRAM INTERESTS MEETING:  Sunday, February 24, 12:00 noon in Conway Middle Room.  As UUSP grows, we have the need and the resources to expand our programs to serve the spiritual growth – or, as Unitarian Thomas Jefferson put it, “the safety and happiness” - of all members of our diverse congregation.  Please join ­ Pastor Jack, Sabine Von Aulock, Randy Nolan and others for an exploratory meeting about what programs or activities might be of particular value to LGBTQ+ members.  Community needs many hearts & minds.

 

ABOUT THE UUSP LIBRARY READING ROOM:   Come take a look as it grows!   The focus of our Reading Room is UUism, UUs, and UU sources.  Our books are now being categorized under five areas: Unitarian Universalism, World Religions, Direct Experience, Prophetic People, and Humanism and Science.  We ask for contributions in these categories.  (You might want first to check what we already have.  Please see future bulletins for Pastor Jack’s book wish list.)  

Thank you, UUSP Librarian Sarah Craig

 

UUSP COVENANT GROUP PARTICIPATION: UUSP currently has six or seven Covenant Groups.  Covenant Groups are regular gatherings (usually monthly, sometimes more often) of 7-12 people to share confidentially about life and living.  UUSP members and those planning to become members are welcome to join.  Please let Pastor Jack know of your interest and the times at which you could meet.

 

FUTURE WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES (10:00am and 7:00pm – your choice, as always): 

 (1) “Get Started with Mindfulness” 5 sessions - likely starting April 3.  Topics:  Why Meditate; How to Meditate; Bringing It into Your Life (Work, Relationship, Self-Care), Deepening Your Practice.  I have 15 copies of the guidebook for sharing if you plan to participate – contact Pastor Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.netor see me at church.

(2) “21 Lessons for the 21st Century – the Summary” 8 sessions starting May 15 on historian Yuval Noah Harari’s overview (80pp) of humankind’s greatest challenges.  (Full 318pp edition separately available.)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  MONDAY EVENING MEDITATION WILL BE ON TRAVEL LEAVE while meditation leader Mimi Anzell is traveling.  We expect the Meditation time to be reestablished after the “Get Started With Mindfulness” discussion group has begun.

 

Slavery by Another Name (90 minutes) will be screened on Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.  Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II  (2009) was written by Doug Blackmon and won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.   PBS made this documentary from the book in 2012 .   Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor into the 20th century with shocking force and brutality.

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: pricesue63@gmail.com; 727-290-9910.

 

UUSP SERMONS (printed or audio) are available on UUSP's website:   Go to www.uustpete.org, 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

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

 

 

Gratitude and Generosity

UUSP celebrates its members and asks what it means to be generous. To share our dreams for our congregation and our community, all members are being invited to attend a Sunday afternoon reception hosted by members of the Annual Giving Team. 

If you have not yet received your invitation to a member reception, please contact Carol Ulmer at carolulmer5@gmail.com.  Please be sure to RSVP. If you cannot attend the reception to which you are invited, your host can suggest an alternative date for another reception.

We hope all of our members will be able to attend and get to know one another better in a relaxed and more intimate setting. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special guests include Reverend Jack and board members.

Contact: Carol Ulmer

 

 

The Care Committee

The Care Committee will meet at 11:45 this Sunday, February 17, in Conway Hall.  We welcome new members if you are interested in helping UUSP congregants in times of need.

 

Contact Sue Price at pricesue63@gmail.com

Contact: Sue Price

 

 

Thank You ALL . . . .

For a very successful Guest at Your Table program. Together we made greeting cards for migrants staying in shelters along the Border.  

Thirty people attended each of the two related workshops — the first delved into why Central Americans are migrating away from their countries and past US involvement in their politics; the second covered specifics about our southern border and the cost of a wall as well as the current state of immigration courts. We then discussed what areas we want to follow-up on: further communication and some advocacy on the Immigration Courts, where children are detained and ensuring they are reunited with their parents. 

To further support the important work of the UUSC’s partners you all gave generously. The total collected was a whopping:  $2,661.00 

Thank you! Thank you so very much! 

 

Contact: Karen Coale

 

 

Town Hall on Facilities Planning: Your Input Is Needed  

Please hold one of these dates:
Wednesday, February 27, at noon in Conway (brown bag after the Wednesday discussion group)

OR

Sunday, March 3, noon in the Sanctuary

We’ve started a process to evaluate the condition of our facilities, assess our long term needs, identify priorities and develop a long-range facilities plan. Come learn about our initial findings and plans and share your thoughts on needs and priorities.

For more information, contact Sharon Winters at swinters@tampabay.rr.com or Randy Nolan at randallcnolan@gmail.com.

 

 

New Wide Screen Roku TV in Conway's Middle Room

We no longer have to deal with outdated equipment in Conway’s lower level middle room. A new TV with WIFI has been mounted on the wall for use in Discussion Groups, Movie Nights, Presentations, etc. A DVD player is connected to it and each device has a remote control device. The new TV can stream movies and has two feet attached to make it easy to move and use in another room. This TV does not come from the church budget but was donated to solve the problem of outdated equipment.

If you’d like to help with the cost, please see Paul Burnore or Tom Archibald.

Contacts: Paul Burnore, Tom Archibald

 

 

Celebrate Black History Month at the Movies: Slavery by Another Name - February 16

Slavery By Another Name (90 minutes) will be screened on Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II  (2009) was written by Doug Blackmon and won a Pulitzer Prize. PBS made a 90-minute documentary (in which Susan Burnore appears) of the book in 2012. Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor into the 20th century with shocking force and brutality.

 

There will of course be popcorn, but BYO drinks, snacks and pillows.

 

Please RSVP to plburnore@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

Kayak Club Outing: Saturday, February 16 Caledesi Island

Our next kayak outing will be a journey through a wonderful mangrove kayaking trail at Caladesi Island in Dunedin, as well as a visit to an island with a beach in the intercoastal. All skill levels are welcome. It’s planned to begin Saturday, February 16 at 10:00am from the rental company on the beach (be there earlier if you plan to rent a kayak).  Plan on at least 40 minutes travel time to Honeymoon from around the St Pete area. The outing should last about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours but feel free to paddle around longer if you wish. You may want to grab a lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards and discuss our kayaking experience. (Please forward this note to other folks who are interested in our kayak club but haven’t yet contacted me.)

 

Our launch site will be from the beach right at the local kayak rental office, called Sail Honeymoon (website and directions at link below). It’s located on the causeway out to Honeymoon Island on the left (south side). It’s the only kayak rental company and you really can’t miss it. 

 

This is a fabulous area between Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands with access to the Gulf, the intercostal, several islands, and plenty of mangroves. There is plenty to do for you and families afterwards if you choose.

 

Kayak Rental Website  https://www.sailhoneymoon.com/

Caladesi State Park Website. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/travel/beach/fl-florida-rambler-caladesi-kayak-20161001-story.html

 

Remember to bring: sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, beach shoes, a whistle, and a life jacket if you byo kayak. Life jackets are provided with rentals.

Contact Paul Burnore at: plburnore@gmail.com if you plan to come and with questions

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Information for Thursday, February 14

Candlelight Vigil February 14

Candlelight Vigil, 5-6pm, February 14

Join Moms Demand Action and We The Students to honor the lives lost at Parkland one year ago and all victims of gun violence in the past year.

Williams Park, 330 2nd Ave N, St Petersburg.

Contact: Sharon Winters

 

 

Board of Trustees Meeting has been Cancelled

Our UUSP Board of Trustees Meeting,  regularly scheduled for Thursday, February 14, has been postponed.

New date/time forthcoming. 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: February 8, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, February 10, 2019: "Sunday Service - I LUV U"
Time: 10:30am
Guest Speaker: Rev. Bud Murphy
Worship Associate: Susan Burnore

I LUV U.  Such a simple phrase, with such potential for power.  You can be sure Rev. Bud Murphy's Valentine's message will be something you don't expect!  But candy hearts will still be involved...

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education: February 10

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura and Mary Neal this week.

Families begin in worship at 10:30am and school age children and youth will go to their groups after Time for All Ages. Our  theme for this month is TRUST, today we will explore how trust is our foundation for love, using games and stories from our history.

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be in the office on Thursday afternoon this week

 

Contact Karen at re@uustpete.org

 

Contact: Karen Day

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

REV. KAREN MOVING BACK TO NORTH CAROLINA.  The RE Committee wishes to announce that Rev. Karen Day will be leaving her position as RE Family and Community Minister to move back to North Carolina with husband McCabe to be near their family. Her last Sunday will be March 24.  We will greatly miss her compassionate and skillful work for our RE children and team and her leadership on several community justice issues.   The RE Committee will be searching for a new RE Coordinator and will soon post that position for all to consider.  Please contact Melissa Allen, RE Chair if you are interested.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES/DISCUSSION GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:00am or 7:00pm (your choice).  This Wednesday February 13, we continue with Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism, essays #5-8 (by Beckett, Prakash, Ogren, & Beltaine)).  Some book copies still available for purchase, $12 – also Kindle on Amazon.   Rev. Jack

 

JOURNALS - THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WAY – a Workshop, February 17, 1pm - 4:30pm in Conway Hall.  Sign-up will begin after today’s service.  February is a month where we like to focus on LOVE…  That idea of love may be romantic love or self love; it may be chocolate! This workshop will offer a movement meditation to inspire the creation of a personal ”love” journal where you can record your reflections on this theme.   The creation of the journal will include painting, stitching and a wee bit of measuring.   Cost $25.00 for supplies/per person - limit 9.

 

THE 2019 UUSP PASSOVER SEDER: Come help with planning, Sunday February 17, 9:30am, in the pastor’s office - AND SAVE THE SEDER DATE – the evening of April 20.  Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

UUSP LGBTQ+ PROGRAM INTERESTS MEETING:  Sunday, February 24, 12:00 noon in Conway Middle Room.  As UUSP grows, we have the need and the resources to expand our programs to serve the spiritual growth – or, as Unitarian Thomas Jefferson put it, “the safety and happiness” - of all members of our diverse congregation.  Please join ­ Pastor Jack, Sabine Von Aulock, Randy Nolan and others for an exploratory meeting about what programs or activities might be of particular value to LGBTQ+ members.  Community needs many hearts & minds.

 

ABOUT PARKING AT UUSP:  The Pinellas County Social Services parking lot (with 100 spaces on Mirror Lake Drive next to UUSP) is now open for (paid) public parking during all non-working hours including Saturday & Sunday all day and evening and Monday-Friday all evenings after 6pm.  (Even closer and available for free those same hours: the County parking lots at Mirror Lake Drive and Arlington Avenue.)

 

ABOUT THE UUSP LIBRARY READING ROOM:   Come take a look as it grows!   The focus of our Reading Room is UUism, UUs, and UU sources.  Our books are now being categorized under five areas: Unitarian Universalism, World Religions, Direct Experience, Prophetic People, and Humanism and Science.  We ask for contributions in these categories.  (You might want first to check what we already have.  Please see future bulletins for Pastor Jack’s book wish list.)  

Thank you, UUSP Librarian Sarah Craig

 

UUSP COVENANT GROUP PARTICIPATION: UUSP currently has six or seven Covenant Groups.  Covenant Groups are regular gatherings (usually monthly, sometimes more often) of 7-12 people to share confidentially about life and living.  UUSP members and those planning to become members are welcome to join.  Please let Pastor Jack know of your interest and the times at which you could meet.

 

FUTURE WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES (10:00am and 7:00pm – your choice, as always): 

 (1) “Get Started with Mindfulness” 5 sessions - likely starting April 3.  Topics:  Why Meditate; How to Meditate; Bringing It into Your Life (Work, Relationship, Self-Care), Deepening Your Practice.  I have 15 copies of the guidebook for sharing if you plan to participate – contact Pastor Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.netor see me at church.

(2) “21 Lessons for the 21st Century – the Summary” 8 sessions starting May 15 on historian Yuval Noah Harari’s overview (80pp) of humankind’s greatest challenges.  (Full 318pp edition separately available.)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  MONDAY EVENING MEDITATION WILL BE ON TRAVEL LEAVE while meditation leader Mimi Anzell is traveling.  We expect the Meditation time to be reestablished after the “Get Started With Mindfulness” discussion group has begun.

 

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

 

 

Celebrate Black History Month at the Movies: Fences - February 9

Celebrate Black History Month with Two Movies: Fences and Slavery by Another Name 

Fences will be screened on Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.

August Wilson documented African American life across the entire 20th century with a play cycle, each play taking place in a particular decade. This play won a Tony Award and is set in the 1950’s, but the timeframe does not date the material. Denzel Washington directed the multi-award-winning film of Fences in 2016, starring himself and Viola Davis (who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress). The story is about an African American father who struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

There will of course be popcorn, but BYO drinks, snacks and pillows.

 

Please RSVP to plburnore@gmail.com.

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

Kayak Club Outing: Saturday, February 16 Caledesi Island

Our next kayak outing will be a journey through a wonderful mangrove kayaking trail at Caladesi Island in Dunedin, as well as a visit to an island with a beach in the intercoastal. All skill levels are welcome. It’s planned to begin Saturday, February 16 at 10:00am from the rental company on the beach (be there earlier if you plan to rent a kayak).  Plan on at least 40 minutes travel time to Honeymoon from around the St Pete area. The outing should last about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours but feel free to paddle around longer if you wish. You may want to grab a lunch together at a nearby restaurant afterwards and discuss our kayaking experience. (Please forward this note to other folks who are interested in our kayak club but haven’t yet contacted me.)

 

Our launch site will be from the beach right at the local kayak rental office, called Sail Honeymoon (website and directions at link below). It’s located on the causeway out to Honeymoon Island on the left (south side). It’s the only kayak rental company and you really can’t miss it. 

 

This is a fabulous area between Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands with access to the Gulf, the intercostal, several islands, and plenty of mangroves. There is plenty to do for you and families afterwards if you choose.

 

Kayak Rental Website  https://www.sailhoneymoon.com/

Caladesi State Park Website. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/travel/beach/fl-florida-rambler-caladesi-kayak-20161001-story.html

 

Remember to bring: sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, beach shoes, a whistle, and a life jacket if you byo kayak. Life jackets are provided with rentals.

Contact Paul Burnore at: plburnore@gmail.com if you plan to come and with questions

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

ZBig Event !!

Z Big Event is in two weeks!

Have you put the February 22 Roy Zimmerman plus Party and Silent Auction on your calendar?  Save that date!  The party starts at 6 pm, the concert at 7:30pm.

 

Have you bought your tickets?  You can buy them during coffee hour at church or online at brownpapertickets.com.  They cost $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.  Kids (18 and under) with their parents are $5.

 

Now just show up and have a great time!  BUT if you'd like to support UUSP but not attend, you can still buy a "No Show" ticket and be with us in spirit!

 

Questions?  Contact susanburnore@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Susan Burnore

 

 

Celebrate Black History Month at the Movies: Slavery by Another Name - February 16

Slavery By Another Name (90 minutes) will be screened on Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II  (2009) was written by Doug Blackmon and won a Pulitzer Prize. PBS made a 90-minute documentary (in which Susan Burnore appears) of the book in 2012. Slavery by Another Name challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor into the 20th century with shocking force and brutality.

 

There will of course be popcorn, but BYO drinks, snacks and pillows.

 

Please RSVP to plburnore@gmail.com.

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting

Your Building and Grounds Committee is looking for handypersons to paint, repair and renew our church.

 

Major projects we are working on include a new stairway with lift to Conway’s second floor that may be located in the playground area, remodel of the sinks and dishwasher area in the kitchen, and a new patio area at the front of the church.

 

Our sanctuary was built in 1929 and requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep.  Much of this work is done by volunteers because the church budget does not cover enough to pay tradesmen.  In addition, our membership has increased and so too has our utility and other operating expenses. 

 

Building & Grounds Committee hopes you will learn more about our church’s financial resource situation.  You are also encouraged to join our volunteers. There is always more to do and we can use your ideas and efforts.  Come join us.  We meet at 5:30pm next Tuesday, February 12 in Conway.

 

Contact: Tom Archibald

 

 

Save the Date: Passover Seder

The 2019 UUSP Passover Seder will be April 20!

Want to help with planning?

Come to the meeting on February 17 at 9:30am in our's Pastors Office.

Or Reach out to Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and/or Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

 

Planning for Pride Weekend 2019

As we look to early summer and start to make plans for Pride Weekend, we would like to gather a planning committee in late February for our kick-off discussions.  Interested in helping plan events for the weekend?  Ideas on how we participate in the march?  Have other ways to show our support?  Please send Courtney Allen an email at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail and he will send details out around our first planning meeting.

UU St. Pete InfoNet: UUSP Movie Nights

Celebrate Black History Month with Two Movies:Fences and Slavery by Another Name

Celebrate Black History Month with Two Movies: Fences and Slavery by Another Name 

Fences will be screened on Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.

August Wilson documented African American life across the entire 20th century with a play cycle, each play taking place in a particular decade. This play won a Tony Award and is set in the 1950’s, but the timeframe does not date the material. Denzel Washington directed the multi-award-winning film of Fences in 2016, starring himself and Viola Davis (who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress). The story is about an African American father who struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

 

Slavery By Another Name (90 minutes) will be screened on Saturday, February 16 at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. A brief discussion will follow.

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II  (2009) was written by Doug Blackmon and won a Pulitzer Prize. PBS made a 90-minute documentary (in which Susan Burnore appears) of the book in 2012 . Slavery by Another Name  challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor into the 20th century with shocking force and brutality.

 

There will of course be popcorn, but BYO drinks, snacks and pillows.

 

Please RSVP to plburnore@gmail.com.

Contact: Paul Burnore

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Food Collection Sunday

Food Collection this Sunday, February 3

This month’s food collection will benefit the Friday Night Picnic and help feed our hungry patrons.

We are always in need: 

  • creamy peanut butter and jelly
  • large paper plates
  • cold and hot cups
  • 50 gal trash bags
  • latex gloves

Please no Styrofoam!  

We could also use cocoa and lemonade mix.

As usual all donations are much appreciated and what we can’t use will go to the St. Pete Food Bank for distribution to people in need.  

Thanks for your generosity.

 

Contact: Reggie Craig

UU St. Pete InfoNet: February 1, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, February 3, 2019: "THE LOVEABLE SOUL: Is There One?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

What are a person's chances of being beloved?

Where and how would it start?

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education: February 3

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura and Dani this week.

 

Families begin in worship at 10:30 and school age children and youth will go to their groups after Time for All Ages. Our new  theme for this month is  TRUST. Today we will explore how trusting life can lead us to courage.

 

Parents are invited to our greeting table in the Library from 10:15 - 10:30am to meet other parents and get more info on religious education.

 

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be in the office on Tuesday afternoon this week. Contact Karen at re@uustpete.org

Contact: Karen Day

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

RELIGIOUS STUDIES/DISCUSSION GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:00am or 7:00pm (your choice).  This Wednesday February 6, we continue with Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism, essays #3-5 (by Sheehan, Fox, and Beckett).  Some book copies still available for purchase, $12 – also Kindle on Amazon.   Rev. Jack

 

CONSIDERING UU ST. PETE MEMBERSHIP? or curious about our tradition?  Please come to our Inquirers sessions after the service this Sunday, February 3, in UUSP’s Conway Middle Room to talk with our minister and church leaders, learn more, get questions answered, offer suggestions, and meet new folks. 

 

JOURNALS - THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WAY – a Workshop, February 17, 1pm - 4:30pm in Conway Hall.  Sign-up will begin after today’s service.  February is a month where we like to focus on LOVE…  That idea of love may be romantic love or self love; it may be chocolate! This workshop will offer a movement meditation to inspire the creation of a personal ”love” journal where you can record your reflections on this theme.   The creation of the journal will include painting, stitching and a wee bit of measuring.   Cost $25.00 for supplies/per person - limit 9.

 

UUSP LGBTQ+ PROGRAM INTERESTS MEETING:  Sunday, February 24, 12:00 noon in Conway Middle Room.  As UUSP grows, we have the need and the resources to expand our programs to serve the spiritual growth – or, as Unitarian Thomas Jefferson put it, “the safety and happiness” - of all members of our diverse congregation.  Please join ­ Pastor Jack, Sabine Von Aulock, Randy Nolan and others for an exploratory meeting about what programs or activities might be of particular value to LGBTQ+ members.  Community needs many hearts & minds.

 

THE 2019 UUSP PASSOVER SEDER: Come help with planning, Sunday February 17, 9:30am, in the pastor’s office - AND SAVE THE SEDER DATE – the evening of April 20.  Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

ABOUT PARKING AT UUSP:  The Pinellas County Social Services parking lot (with 100 spaces on Mirror Lake Drive next to UUSP) is now open for (paid) public parking during all non-working hours including Saturday & Sunday all day and evening and Monday-Friday all evenings after 6pm.  (Even closer and available for free those same hours: the County parking lots at Mirror Lake Drive and Arlington Avenue.)

 

ABOUT THE UUSP LIBRARY READING ROOM:   Come take a look as it grows!   The focus of our Reading Room is UUism, UUs, and UU sources.  Our books are now being categorized under five areas: Unitarian Universalism, World Religions, Direct Experience, Prophetic People, and Humanism and Science.  We ask for contributions in these categories.  (You might want first to check what we already have.  Please see future bulletins for Pastor Jack’s book wish list.)  

Thank you, UUSP Librarian Sarah Craig

 

UUSP COVENANT GROUP PARTICIPATION: UUSP currently has six or seven Covenant Groups.  Covenant Groups are regular gatherings (usually monthly, sometimes more often) of 7-12 people to share confidentially about life and living.  UUSP members and those planning to become members are welcome to join.  Please let Pastor Jack know of your interest and the times at which you could meet.

 

FUTURE WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES (10:00am and 7:00pm – your choice, as always): 

 (1) “Get Started with Mindfulness” 5 sessions starting March 27.   Topics:  Why Meditate; How to Meditate; Bringing It into Your Life (Work, Relationship, Self-Care), Deepening Your Practice.  I have 15 copies of the guidebook for sharing if you plan to participate – contact Pastor Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.netor see me at church.

(2) “21 Lessons for the 21st Century – the Summary” 8 sessions starting May 8 on historian Yuval Noah Harari’s overview (80pp) of humankind’s greatest challenges.  (Full 318pp edition separately available.)

 

UUUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price, UUSP Care Committee chair:  pricesue63@gmail.com

 

UUSP SERMONS (printed or audio) are available on UUSP's website:   Go to www.uustpete.org, 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

 

 

MONDAY MEDITATION 5:30-6:15pm weekly - UUSP member Mimi Anzel.

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION 11:45am-12:15pm weekly - Pastor Jack

 

TUESDAY BROWN BAG LUNCH 12:15-1:00 pm weekly - Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY MEDITATION 8:00am-8:30am weekly (please note time change) - Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES 10:00am & 7:00pm weekly – Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY CITIZENS CAFÉ 12:00am – 1:00pm weekly – conversation about the news of the week.  Coffee and tea provided.  Bring lunch if you’re hungry.   - Pastor Jack

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

 

 

 

ZBig Event !!

Z Big Event is the

Zimmerman Concert plus Z Party!

 

Save the date: Friday, February 22, for UUSP’s biggest fun(d!) raising event of the year – a concert by the very cool Roy Zimmerman PLUS a great Party and Silent Auction. 

 

Tickets are $20 each in advance or $25 at the door.  Kids (18 and under) with their parents are $5 each.  Tickets are on sale each Sunday during Coffee Hour and online at brownpapertickets.com.

 

Doors open for the Party and Silent Auction at 6:00; the concert begins at 7:30.

 

The Party will feature lots of yummy appetizers and soft drinks, plus a cash bar with wine, beer, a signature cocktail and a signature non-alcoholic drink for sale.  There will be a 50/50 Raffle with half the proceeds going to the church and half to the winner.  AND a Silent Auction and Sale of fabulous items donated by UUSP members!

 

Note:  Please bring your checkbook or cash.  We will have access to a credit card system, but it is a bit unwieldy and entails a fee to the church.

 

Z You there!

 

Contact: Susan Burnore

 

And who is this Zimmerman?!"

Roy Zimmerman in Concert!

Friday, February 22, 2018 7:30pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg

Tickets: $25 at the door or $20 in advance at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4044825 

The wait is over! Political satirist singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman returns to the Tampa Bay area after many years with his unique blend of humor and social commentary. His music is a funny and forceful expression of resistance in the age of Trump. As Roy says: "In the current national nightmare, we need to laugh. And we need to hope. To laugh is to fight back. To hope is to fight back." In a career spanning more than thirty years, Roy's songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views on social media. He recently released his tenth album as a solo artist, "RiZe Up." Roy’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more timely. Jon and James sang his song “My Vote, My Voice, My Right” in church right before the election. Don't miss this rare appearance!

 

 

FAST Update

In the new year, FAST (Faith and Action for Strength Together) continues to hold meetings to collect information and build action plans in its three chosen areas to expand Social Justice in Pinellas County: Criminal Justice (Mental Health/addiction and racial profiling); Affordable Housing; and youth arrests/suspensions.

 

To learn more, we invite you to attend our February 3 briefing, after this Sunday's service in the sanctuary. We will also be starting our process in which we invite each UUSP member and friend to FAST’s April 8 Assembly (Nehemiah Action) at Tropicana Field.  There we need at least 3000 people from Pinellas county congregations to be present when we publicly question our elected and appointed officials about putting more resources into achieving a more equitable distribution of resources for housing, education, and criminal justice/mental health for people in Pinellas County.   Please come to our February 3 meeting and/or contact Rev. Karen Day (540-357-5657), Dave Coale (727-898-8038), or Pat Fling (775-772-1979) for more information.

Contacts: Karen Day, Dave Coale, Pat Fling

 

 

Gifts Needed For Silent Auction

We need gifts donated for the silent auction that will be held prior to the Roy Zimmerman concert, Friday, February 22. To donate, volunteer to help, or ask questions, contact Steve Benton, 352-672-0800 or benton4414@gmail.com

 

Some examples are:

- tickets to the symphony, shows, etc.             - restaurant cards

- pet sitting, baby-sitting coupons                    - vacation home stay, boat ride

- use of pickup truck or other vehicle              - "UUber" - round-trips to church, appointments, events

- specialty cakes or other goodies to order      - lessons - piano, voice, ukulele, kayaking 

- gift baskets                                                  

 

 

Missing Sound System

The church's new portable sound system (amp with two detachable speakers) has disappeared from the control room in the sanctuary.  Have you borrowed it and not yet returned it?  Or have you noticed it lurking in some hidden corner?  Please let Buildings and Grounds (Reggie Craig or Tom Archibald) know if you can help solve this mystery.  Thanks!

 

 

 

Buying Coffee and Chocolate Makes UUSP Greener

After years of selling coffee and chocolate, Reggie Craig and Karen Frank invested the proceeds in the light fixture conversion to LED in Conway Hall. B&G volunteers; Robert Alicea, Tom Archibald, Paul Burnore, Reggie Craig, Jack Donovan, Cal Fox and Howard Taylor swapped out the old with the new and now we are well lit, at a fraction of the cost. Thank you B&G! 

 

Be part of UUSP's evolution (kitchen, lift to Conway 2nd floor etc.): UUstpete.bg@gmail.com

 

 

Planning for Pride Weekend 2019

As we look to early summer and start to make plans for Pride Weekend, we would like to gather a planning committee in late February for our kick-off discussions.  Interested in helping plan events for the weekend?  Ideas on how we participate in the march?  Have other ways to show our support?  Please send Courtney Allen an email at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail and he will send details out around our first planning meeting.

 

 

Save the Date: Passover Seder

The 2019 UUSP Passover Seder will be April 20!

Want to help with planning?

Come to the meeting on February 17 at 9:30am in our's Pastors Office.

Or Reach out to Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and/or Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

 

Gratitude and Generosity

UUSP celebrates its members over the next couple of months and asks what it means to be generous. To share our dreams for our congregation and our community, all members are being invited to attend one of four Sunday afternoon receptions hosted by members of the Annual Giving Team. 

As a member, you will receive an invitation to attend one of the four receptions to be held in mid-February and early March at the home of one of the Giving Team members. Please be sure to RSVP. 

 

If you cannot attend the reception to which you are invited, your host can suggest an alternative date for another reception. Please contact Carol Ulmer at carolulmer5@gmail.com if you have not received your invitation by February 27.

We hope all of our members will be able to attend and get to know one another better in a relaxed and more intimate setting. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special guests include Reverend Jack and board president Morgan Gresham and other board members.

We all look forward to a wonderful time together.

Annual Giving Team

Thank you!

Contact: Carol Ulmer

 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: January 25, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, January 27, 2019: "WHAT'S A CHILD TO DO? Can You Influence Childhood Spiritual Influences?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sherry Benton

Did our parents' influence on our potentials for understanding, caring, and belonging determne our spiritual growth and our degee of fulfillment?  Did we have any contributing or countering influence?  Could we?

 

 

Share the Plate Sunday

This Sunday’s Share The Plate Offering will go to the mobile shower unit, "Showered and Empowered," run by Christy Jenkins. This one-woman operation will visit UUSP Friday, February 1, making showers available to the guests of our Friday Night Picnic. For more information, please reach out to Sabine/

Contact: Sabine von Aulock

 

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education:  January 27

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura and Mary Neal this week.

Families begin in worship at 10:30am and school age children and youth will go to their groups after Time for All Ages. Our theme for this month is Possibility so today we will explore how mistakes open us to humility.

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be in the office on Thursday afternoon this week. Contact Karen at re@uustpete.org

 

Contact: Karen Day

 

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

THE UUSP PLAY READING GROUP reconvenes this Sunday evening January 27 for Joyce Carol Oates' play, THE PASSION OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU (in NEW PLAYS, paperback , 1998, ISBN 0-86538-090-2) Please bring a copy of the inexpensive paperback to the meeting.  MEETING TIME: 6-8 PM.  Newcomers welcome!   DENIS AND JEAN CALANDRA  calandra@usf.edu.

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES/DISCUSSION GROUP EVERY WEDNESDAY 10:00am or 7:00pm (your choice).  This Wednesday January 30, we continue with Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism, essays #3-5 (by Sheehan, Fox, and Beckett).  Some book copies still available for purchase, $12 – also Kindle on Amazon.   Rev. Jack

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR UUSP MEMBER TRISH BURCH’S HUSBAND GERRY FINCH tomorrow, Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. in UUSP’s sanctuary.  All are welcome.

 

CONSIDERING UU ST. PETE MEMBERSHIP? or curious about our tradition?  Please come to our Inquirers sessions after the service this Sunday, January 27, and next Sunday February 3 in UUSP’s Conway Middle Room to talk with our minister and church leaders, learn more, get questions answered, offer suggestions, and meet new folks. 

 

JOURNALS - THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WAY – a Workshop, February 17, 1-4:30 in Conway Hall.   Sign-up will begin after today’s service.  February is a month where we like to focus on LOVE…  That idea of love may be romantic love or self love; it may be chocolate! This workshop will offer a movement meditation to inspire the creation of a personal ”love” journal where you can record your reflections on this theme.   The creation of the journal will include painting, stitching and a wee bit of measuring.   Cost $25.00 for supplies/per person - limit 9.

 

UUSP LGBTQ+ PROGRAM INTERESTS MEETING:  Sunday, February 24, 12:00 noon in Conway Middle Room.  As UUSP grows, we have the need and the resources to expand our programs to serve the spiritual growth – or, as Unitarian Thomas Jefferson put it, “the safety and happiness” - of all members of our diverse congregation.  Please join ­ Pastor Jack, Sabine Von Aulock, Randy Nolan and others for an exploratory meeting about what programs or activities might be of particular value to LGBTQ+ members.  Community needs many hearts & minds.

 

ABOUT PARKING AT UUSP:  The Pinellas County Social Services parking lot (with 100 spaces on Mirror Lake Drive next to UUSP) is now open for (paid) public parking during all non-working hours including Saturday & Sunday all day and evening and Monday-Friday all evenings after 6pm.  (Even closer and available for free those same hours: the County parking lots at Mirror Lake Drive and Arlington Avenue.)

 

ABOUT THE UUSP LIBRARY READING ROOM:   Come take a look as it grows! 

The focus of our Reading Room is UUism, UUs, and UU sources.  Our books are now being categorized under five areas: Unitarian Universalism, World Religions, Direct Experience, Prophetic People, and Humanism and Science.  We ask for contributions in these categories.  (You might want first to check what we already have.  Please see future bulletins for Pastor Jack’s book wish list.)  

In an effort to maintain an organized system please place all donations in the book donation basket on the counter.  If you like, you may fill out a donation sticker and attach to the inside cover.

To check out books, please write the title of the book, your name and date checked out on the clipboard.  We ask that you return books to the return basket on the counter, preferably within two or so weeks.

Thank you, UUSP Librarian Sarah Craig

 

UUSP COVENANT GROUP PARTICIPATION: UUSP currently has six or seven Covenant Groups.  Covenant Groups are regular gatherings (usually monthly, sometimes more often) of 7-12 people to share confidentially about life and living.  UUSP members and those planning to become members are welcome to join.  Please let Pastor Jack know of your interest and the times at which you could meet.

 

UPCOMING WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES (10:00am and 7:00pm – your choice): 

(1) “Get Started with Mindfulness” 5 sessions starting March 27.   Topics:  Why Meditate; How to Meditate; Bringing It into Your Life (Work, Relationship, Self-Care), Deepening Your Practice.  I have 15 copies of the guidebook for sharing if you plan to participate – contact Pastor Jack at jfdonovan@bellsouth.netor see me at church.

(2) “21 Lessons for the 21st Century – the Summary” 8 sessions starting May 8 on historian Yuval Noah Harari’s overview in 80 pages of humankind’s greatest challenges.  (Harari’s full treatment is 318pp, published separately)

 

UUUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price, UUSP Care Committee chair:  pricesue63@gmail.com

 

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

 

MONDAY MEDITATION 5:30-6:15pm weekly - UUSP member Mimi Anzel.

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION 11:45am-12:15pm weekly - Pastor Jack

 

TUESDAY BROWN BAG LUNCH 12:15-1:00 pm weekly - Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY MEDITATION 8:00am-8:30am weekly (please note time change) - Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES 10:00am & 7:00pm weekly – Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY CITIZENS CAFÉ 12:00am – 1:00pm weekly – conversation about the news of the week.  Coffee and tea provided.  Bring lunch if you’re hungry.   - Pastor Jack

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

 

 

 

Fair Trade Coffee, Tea & Chocolate For Sale After Sunday Service

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:30am

After our Sunday service, "Equal Exchange" Fair Traded Coffee, Tea and Chocolate will be available for your purchasing pleasure. These products are regularly available the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. (Dates may vary during the summer, holidays and special events.)

And remember, when you purchase the fair trade products that are available here, you are helping to support small farmers around the globe, you are helping the UUSC continue its commitment to their human rights, you are helping our church community to live our mission, and you are getting an excellent product at a fair price.

Contact: Karen Frank

 

 

 

What's the buZZZZZZZ....?

What's the buZZZZZZZ.....?

Something fun and important is in the works for UU St. Pete, and the Fun Raisers Team needs some help.  On Friday, February 22, we'll have our major fund raising event for this church year - a reception/party with silent auction plus concert by Roy ZZZimmerman.  You'll see details on the event soon, but for now, please let us know if you can help with:

1. Gifts for the Silent Auction - We're looking for up to 20 donated items to offer.  Some ideas:

- tickets to the symphony, shows, etc.             - restaurant cards

- pet sitting, baby sitting coupons                    - vacation home stay, boat ride

- use of pick up truck or other vehicle              - "UUber" - round-trips to church, appointments, events

- specialty cakes or other goodies to order      - lessons - piano, voice, ukulele, kayaking 

- gift baskets

 

2.  Donated food or drinks for the reception - We're planning light refreshments (not a sit-down dinner) and a cash donations bar, with special alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

 

3.  Concert sponsors - We're looking for 5-10 sponsors, we have 6 so far, to cover costs of the concert and reception, so all the ticket price can go to the church.  For $150, sponsors receive two tickets, recognition in the program, preferred seating, and a signed CD from Mr. Zimmerman.  Along with our thanks!

 

4.  Volunteers to sell tickets, help with the reception, set up, decorate...lots of things!

 

Can you help?  If so, please email Susan Burnore at susanburnore@gmail.com or call Gay Breuler at 727-289-1736 (no text messages please).  Thankzzzz! 

Contacts: Susan Burnore, Gay Breuler

 

 

 

Gratitude and Generosity

UUSP celebrates its members over the next couple of months and asks what it means to be generous. To share our dreams for our congregation and our community, all members are being invited to attend one of four Sunday afternoon receptions hosted by members of the Annual Giving Team. 

As a member, you will receive an invitation to attend one of the four receptions to be held in mid-February and early March at the home of one of the Giving Team members. Please be sure to RSVP. 

 

If you cannot attend the reception to which you are invited, your host can suggest an alternative date for another reception. Please contact Carol Ulmer at carolulmer5@gmail.com if you have not received your invitation by February 27.

We hope all of our members will be able to attend and get to know one another better in a relaxed and more intimate setting. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special guests include Reverend Jack and board president Morgan Gresham and other board members.

We all look forward to a wonderful time together.

Annual Giving Team

Thank you!

Contact: Carol Ulmer

 

 

 

In Search Of:

UUSP member Pierre Williams is seeking a furnished efficiency or studio apartment. Lease period of one year. $600-$800 per month. No pets. My email address is pastorplw@gmail.com. Rental period would begin mid-March.

 

 

 

UUSP is striving toward EQUUAL Access!

We, as a community, will be moving forward on the Board's commitment to increasing accessibility in our physical space.

Most recently, Reggie Craig transformed the restroom in the Administrative Assistant's office into an accessible space.

Check it out!

 

 

 

 

Planning for Pride Weekend 2019

As we look to early summer and start to make plans for Pride Weekend, we would like to gather a planning committee in late February for our kick-off discussions.  Interested in helping plan events for the weekend?  Ideas on how we participate in the march?  Have other ways to show our support?  Please send Courtney Allen an email at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail and he will send details out around our first planning meeting.

 

 

 

Save the Date: Passover Seder

The 2019 UUSP Passover Seder will be April 20!

Want to help with planning?

Come to the meeting on February 17 at 9:30am in our's Pastors Office.

Or Reach out to Linda Paul (LindaPaulElem@gmail.com) and/or Barbara Archibald (archibaldmail@gmail.com)

 

 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: January 23, 2019

What's the buZZZZZZZ....? and Can you Help??

What's the buZZZZZZZ....??

Something fun and important is in the works for UU St. Pete, and the Fun Raisers Team needs some help!  On 

Friday, February 22, we'll have our major fund raising event for this church year - a party with silent auction and concert by Roy ZZZimmerman.  You'll see details on the event soon, but for now, please let us know if you can help with:

1. Gifts for the Silent Auction - We're looking for up to 20 donated items to offer.  Some ideas:

- tickets to the symphony, shows, etc.             - restaurant, movie cards

- pet sitting, baby sitting coupons                    - vacation home or RV use

- use of pick up truck or other vehicle              - "UUber" - round-trips to church, appointments, events

- specialty cakes or other goodies to order      - lessons - piano, voice, ukulele, ??? 

- gift baskets   

 

2.  Donated food or drinks for the reception

 

3.  Concert sponsors - We're looking for up to 4 more sponsors (we already have 6!) to cover costs of the concert and reception, so most or all of the ticket price can go to the church.  For $150, sponsors receive two tickets, recognition in the program, preferred seating, and a signed CD from Mr. Zimmerman.  Along with our thanks!

 

4.  Volunteers to sell tickets, help with the reception, set up, decorate...lots of things!

 

Can you help?  If so, please email Susan Burnore at susanburnore@gmail.com or call Gay Breuler at 727-289-1736 (no text messages please).  And be sure to put Friday, February 22, on your calendar!  Thankzzzz! 

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