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: June 21, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, June 23, 2019: "Better, But..... Celebrating Pride Month"
Time: 10:30am

Worship Speakers:  Bill Motter & Lia Cannon

June is Pride month and in keeping with the theme for St. Petersburg's celebration, our service will focus on the impact of Stonewall fifty years ago, what has happened since, and where we can hope to go in the future. Our concept of Better, But will showcase the improvements we have experienced while keeping our eyes and minds focused on the work that still needs to be done. 

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

“HEAR YE, HEAR YE!  THE END IS NEAR!”  WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION ON June 26, 10am and 7pm:  Open discussion on What Shall We Do If Yuval Noah Harari Is Right, or Wrong?  In 21 Issues for the 21st Century, Harari hypothesizes that humankind lives under the self-made catastrophic threats of imminent nuclear war (out of fearful stupidity), environmental collapse (out of blind greed), and losing control of our lives (to the power controllers of biotech and infotech).   He also hypothesizes that our on-going nationalism and tribalism and our current understandings (formulated in our modern myths and nationalist stories) are out-of-date and ineffective for guiding us to address these three threats and, in fact, exacerbate them.  Is he right?  If so, what can we do?  Harari’s primary answers are (1) Develop humility by recognizing our interdependence with Earth and earthkind; (2) Up-grade our education systems to prepare us all for continuous inevitable disruptions in our social systems; and (3) Deepen our understanding of who we are, how we function, and what we want.  Would that work?  What more is needed?  How can you and the rest of us contribute?   Recommended Further Preparatory Reading: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

 

A FURTHER NOTE ON FUTURE RELIGIOUS STUDIES DISCUSSIONS – July 10 and Beyond:  What does one read post-Harari?  How about not Moby Dick, but a companion novel, Ahab's Wife, by Sena Jeter Naslund?  (Moby Dick after Harari I'm afraid would absolutely sink us.  Naslund's Ahab's Wife is a wonderful wild tale, inspiring, and boldly Unitarian (as was Herman Melville).   How could an inquiring, brave, brilliant adventuresome free-thinking woman survive and thrive in the unpredictable America of the 1820s and 1830s?  Author Naslund makes the telling of it fascinating.  First discussion on Wednesday July 10 with one or two to follow as needed.

 

ST. PETE PRIDE FESTIVAL, June 23.  After the Sunday Service at UUSP, come visit the UUSP booth at the festival!  Thanks to Bill, John, Greg and all for organizing us.

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION THIS WEEK- Wednesday (June 26).   Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  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.  Coffee and tea provided.  Pastor Jack

 

UU TROUBADOR JIM SCOTT is doing a house concert in downtown St. Pete, Tuesday, June 25.  To attend, RSVP to https://my.ListeningRoomNetwork.com/event-fsnyder20190625    

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

Flops and Mops Travels to RE-land

Flops and Mops travels to RE-land on July 7, 2019 after the Service

UU's Helping People is partnering with Flops and Mops to raise money for our Homeless Ministry, and to make our space more hospitable to our children, youth and families.

Come to the Service in "work" clothes, enjoy a Fourth of July hot dog lunch (veggie or meat), then pick your task from the posted list in Conway. Let's show RE Coordinator Jeanay and our younger community some UU love! 

Contact: Sabine at beandex@aol.com

Contact: Sabine von Aulock

 

 

St. Pete Pride Parade

It is Pride Month!  Let’s take our UU message to the streets - March with us in the Pride Parade to help us spread our message of love.  On Saturday, June 22, we will March in Florida’s largest Pride Parade in downtown St. Pete.  We will gather at 6:30pm and march at 7pm.  Want more info; please contact Courtney at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail.com.  

 

 

 

Facilities Planning Update

Facilities Master Plan 
Funding for the 1st phase of the Facilities Master Plan was approved by the Board on 13 June. This phase will include a comprehensive physical condition assessment; identification of code & accessibility issues; recommended restoration and repairs; prioritization of recommendations; specific maintenance recommendations; and budget cost estimates. We’ll distribute Request for Proposals to experienced architectural firms this week and hope to have the work underway by late summer.  A potential 2nd phase will involve congregation-wide discussions to identify programmatic and functional needs and will result in a Facilities Master Plan that can be executed over a 10-20 year period, as well as design work.  The Plan will give us a road map for facilities planning, budgeting and rental capacity... as well as an in-depth & comprehensive understanding of how to address the challenges & the opportunities of our facilities.

2nd floor Conway AC
The Buildings & Grounds Committee is responsible for repairs & improvements to our facilities.  Last month, one of the two AC units serving 2nd floor Conway failed; both are 22 years old and far beyond their expected lifetime. They are critical to our Religious Education program and summer camp/on-going rentals.  Earlier this month the Board authorized $40K to replace the systems.  A crane is necessary to install the equipment on the roof; the work is scheduled for June 25 - 26. 

More news on facilities projects coming next week...

 

Contacts: Sharon Winters, Tom Archibald

 

 

UUSP Parking During Construction

The good news is that we now have ample parking for our members, all within a 1-2 minute walk from church.  On Sunday we now have a total of 178 spaces.

The UUSP parking lot construction across the alley is underway.  We may continue to use the two parallel lots at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Mirror Lake Drive, which belong to Pinellas County Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS). These lots are open to us weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

 

UUSP Parking 

Arlington Mgmt:   36 spaces Sunday only - Enter from Arlington Ave or 2nd Ave N

HHS     64 spaces 24/7 - Enter from Arlington Ave or 1st Ave N

Construction Co.   12 spaces M-F > 4 pm, Sat/Sun all day -  Enter from Arlington Ave

Court & Social Svs   66 spaces M-F > 6 pm, Sat Sun all day -  Enter from Arlington Ave or 6th St N

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

 

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

Sunday, June 23, 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

 

UU St. Pete InfoNet: June 14, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, June 16, 2019: "Journeys and Fathers"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate:  Steve Benton

We continue our popular Journeys series with sharing from UUSP members Pat Fling and Brett Freistadt.  We'll learn about the journeys that brought them to our midst, and reflect on Father's Day, Pride Week, and the glories of summer in St. Petersburg!  We'll also enjoy special music from the very special Teresa Ancaya.

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

CONGRATULATIONS, ADMIRATION, AND THANKS to the Wednesday Discussion groups for the great discussions on Yuval Noah Harari’s challenge-filled book, 21 Issues for the 21st Century, about the at-risk not-distant future of humankind and society worldwide. 

 

NOTICE – NO WEDNESDAY DISCUSSION GROUP MEETINGS THIS WEDNESDAY (June 19).  Next meetings: June 26.  (We need to catch our breath.)

 

 “HEAR YE, HEAR YE!  THE END IS NEAR!”  WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS DISCUSSION on June 26, 10am and 7pm:  Open discussion on What Can We Do If Yuval Noah Harari Is Right?  In 21 Issues for the 21st Century, Harari hypothesizes that humankind lives under the self-made catastrophic threats of imminent nuclear war (out of fearful stupidity), environmental collapse (out of blind greed), and losing control of our lives (to the power controllers of biotech and infotech).   He hypothesizes that our on-going nationalism and tribalism and our current understandings (formulated in our modern myths and nationalist stories) are out-of-date and ineffective for guiding us to address these three threats and, in fact, exacerbate them.  Is he right?  If so, what can we do?  Harari’s primary answers are (1) Develop humility by recognizing our interdependence with Earth and earthkind; (2) Up-grade our education systems to prepare us all for continuous inevitable disruptions in our social systems; and (3) Deepen our understanding of who we are, how we function, and what we want.  Would that work?  What more is needed?  How can you and the rest of us contribute?

Recommended Further Preparatory Reading: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

 

ST. PETE PRIDE INTERFAITH SERVICE, Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm at King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3150 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL.  In these times, hope to see you there.  Pastor Jack

 

ST. PETE PRIDE FESTIVAL, June 23.  After the Sunday Service at UUSP, come visit the UUSP booth at the festival!  Thanks to Bill, John, Greg and all for organizing us.

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  Dave and Karen Coale facilitating this week.

 

NO WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION THIS WEEK (June 19).  See you Wednesday (June 26).   Pastor Jack

 

SUMMER OFF FOR THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ.  Pastor Jack

 

UU TROUBADOR JIM SCOTT is doing a house concert in downtown St. Pete, Tuesday, June 25.  To attend, RSVP to https://my.ListeningRoomNetwork.com/event-fsnyder20190625  

 

WASHING MACHINE NEEDED:  If you are disposing of a functional washing machine, please consider passing it on to UUSP Bell Choir member Sandra Shaw who is in need of a low-cost washer replacement. Contact Sandra at 727-827-2093 or oldhorsetrader@yahoo.com

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

UUSP Parking During Construction

The good news is that we now have ample parking for our members, all within a 1-2 minute walk from church.  On Sunday we now have a total of 178 spaces.

The UUSP parking lot construction across the alley is underway.  We may continue to use the two parallel lots at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Mirror Lake Drive, which belong to Pinellas County Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS). These lots are open to us weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

 

UUSP Parking 

Arlington Mgmt:   36 spaces Sunday only - Enter from Arlington Ave or 2nd Ave N

HHS     64 spaces 24/7 - Enter from Arlington Ave or 1st Ave N

Construction Co.   12 spaces M-F > 4 pm, Sat/Sun all day -  Enter from Arlington Ave

Court & Social Svs   66 spaces M-F > 6 pm, Sat Sun all day -  Enter from Arlington Ave or 6th St N

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

St. Pete Pride Parade

It is Pride Month!  Let’s take our UU message to the streets - March with us in the Pride Parade to help us spread our message of love.  On Saturday, June 22, we will March in Florida’s largest Pride Parade in downtown St. Pete.  We will gather at 6:30pm and march at 7pm.  Want more info; please contact Courtney at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail.com.  

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Parking Information

UUSP Parking During Construction

The UUSP parking lot construction across the alley is underway.  We may continue to use the two parallel lots at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Mirror Lake Drive, which belong to Pinellas County Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS). These lots are open to us weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

 

The smaller lot across Arlington Avenue (which used to be a law office) now has a new owner, a construction company. Do NOT use this lot Before 4:00 pm during weekdays because the owner needs all the spaces for his business. He has agreed to allow UUSP members to use this lot on weekdays After 4:00 pm and on weekends all day. 

 

The large lot on the east side of HHS, at the corner of Mirror Lake Drive N and 6th Street N, is available for public parking at the cost of $3 per day. Please read the signs in the lot for more information. A discussion is in process to possibly allow UUSP members free parking on weekends.

Contact: Paul Burnore

UU St. Pete InfoNet: June 7, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, June 9, 2019: "FEEL THE REIN ON OUR PARADE? Authority and the Spirit of America"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sherry Benton

Does America have an authoritative spirit that guides the nation and the people? 

In July 1974, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and the Institute for Philosophical Research convened a conference to consider the significance of three historic statements of the American idea - the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble of the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address.  They called these three "The American Testament" and produced a book by that name reporting the conclusions of the scholars and conference.

As this season of summer and national political campaigning begins, I'd say a paramount question arises: What is the role you and I and our fellow citizens will take in response to the call of the American Testament?  

To begin on this Sunday, let us ask, What is the spirit and authority underlying the Declaration of Independence and what does that means for you and me?

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

THIS SUNDAY: NEW MEMBER WELCOME!!!  Please join in welcoming UUSP’s newest members during our Sunday service.

 

THIS SUNDAY: PARKINSON’S DISEASE FOUNDATION WRIST BANDS for a donation, after service.  Dani S. will be at a table in Gilmour where you can receive a Foundation support rubber bracelet for your support of UUSP members Barry and Mary Neal Jones who are away in a Bikeathon to raise money for the Foundation.  Good luck, Barry and Mary Neal!

 

THIS SUNDAY: LGBTQ+ INTERESTS PLANNING MEETING, 15 minutes after Sunday service, in Conway Hall.  Topics: (1) UUSP’s booth at the St. Pete Pride Festival (June 23) and (2) UUSP Pride-oriented Sunday service planning (June 23), and (3) brainstorming future programs, including covenant group.  ALL WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!  Pastor Jack

 

THIS MONDAY: INTERFAITH TAMPA BAY CHARITY BINGO – Monday June 10, 7:00pm, Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg - a fundraiser to support the 5th Annual Pride Worship Service - Come enjoy 10 rounds of drag queen bingo for $10.00! 50/50 drawing.  Money raised goes for the Interfaith Tampa Bay Pride Service.
 

THIS WEDNESDAY: PRESENTATION ON DEMENTIA CAREGIVING – “Taking a Positive Approach®” – by Teepa Snow. St Anthony's Hospital Auditorium, ground floor, 1200 7th Ave N, St Pete,  33705.  Register: Cmiller@touchinghearts.com  or Eventbrite.com (“Teepa Talk”).  Wednesday, June 12th, 9:00am and 1:00pm.  Pre-registration required.  Recommended by UUSP member Greg Davidson.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  ST. PETE PRIDE INTERFAITH SERVICE, Thursday, June 20, 7:00pm at King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3150 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33713.

 

WASHING MACHINE NEEDED:  If you are disposing of a functional washing machine, please consider passing it on to UUSP Bell Choir member Sandra Shaw who is in need of a low-cost washer replacement. Contact Sandra at 727-827-2093 or oldhorsetrader@yahoo.com.

 

UU TROUBADOR JIM SCOTT is doing a house concert in downtown St. Pete, Tuesday, June 25.  To attend, RSVP to:  https://my.ListeningRoomNetwork.com/event-fsnyder20190625  

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION:  Start the day with the inner peace and daily orientation uplifted by the sparkle and breeze from Mirror Lake – in Gilmour Hall.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES, June 12, 10:00am and 7:00pm (your choice): Part 5 (Resilience), Lessons 19-21 (Education, Meaning, Meditation) of Yuval Noah Harari’s  21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Quotes provided for discussion.  All welcome.  Conway Middle Room.  Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  We do not live by bread alone – sometimes there’s a beverage and conversation with friends. – and a chance to clarify, deepen, and advocate about issues of society that influence our lives and that we might influence.  Coffee and tea served.  Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Pastor Jack

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

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

Sunday, June 9, 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

 

 

Worship Committee Meeting: Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm

The Worship Committee is meeting a week later than usual this month, in the church office.  You're invited if you're interested in helping support our Sunday Services with your time and your input. 

Questions? Contact Rev. Jack or committee chair Susan Burnore at  susanburnore@gmail.com.  

Contacts: Rev. Jack Donovan, Susan Burnore

 

 

St. Pete Pride Parade

It is Pride Month!  Let’s take our UU message to the streets - March with us in the Pride Parade to help us spread our message of love.  On Saturday, June 22, we will March in Florida’s largest Pride Parade in downtown St. Pete.  We will gather at 6:30pm and march at 7pm.  Want more info; please contact Courtney at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail.com.  

 

 

Gulfport Public Library - LGBTQ Film Series Presents: Stonewall Uprising

FOR LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH, Gulfport Public Library LGBTQ Film Series presents “Stonewall Uprising” on Thursday, June 13, 7:00pm (free and open to the public).  “Stonewall Uprising” is a compelling documentary revealing the series of events leading up to and including the historic Stonewall Riots in 1969.  2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  Movie shown in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South) as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Prior to the film, we will also hear remarks by local resident Jay Chetney, who was present during the Stonewall riots.

About STONEWALL UPRISING (2010): On June 28, 1969, New York police raid a Greenwich Village gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a three-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, this compelling documentary recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and police entrapment was rampant.  At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.  (Rated PG 13). 

 

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

 

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Parking Lot Project

Our neighbors WJA officially broke ground for the construction of our parking lot and for their own expansion on Tuesday, June 4. Rev Jack Donovan and Paul Burnore represented UUSP. A sign in the front of the lot shows a rendering of what their new building next to UUSP will look like.

 

This is the culmination of three years of effort which was well supported by our congregation. More detailed information about the construction schedule and parking will be forthcoming. Remember that the Pinellas County Department of Health and Human Services lot across Arlington Ave, where we have been parking on Sundays, is now open to UUSP members during the week as well.

UU St. Pete InfoNet: Calling all UUSP Rays Fans!!

Tampa Bay Rays - Faith Day

LAST MINUTE OFFER from the Tampa Bay Rays - "Faith Day"

Would you like to get a $60 ticket to the Rays vs. Angels game on Saturday afternoon, June 15, at 1pm, with a free Rays baseball cap and a free hoodie t-shirt (while supplies last) - for $30?

It's a good deal, but we have to commit to at least 15 tickets by tomorrow.  So if you'd like to go, please email Susan Burnore at susanburnore@gmail.com NO LATER THAN NOON TOMORROW (Wednesday).  Rays Up!

Contact: Susan Burnore

UU St. Pete InfoNet: May 31, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, June 2, 2019: "ARE YOUR BELIEFS A LAUGHING MATTER? On Winning the Human Race"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sarah Craig

Humor sometimes reveals truth.  What do UU jokes reveal about us?

As William Shakespeare's brother, Lancelot, wroughte,

If summer’s truly time for fun,
And humor puts Truth in its place,
May we make jokes this start of June
hat help us win the human race.

d Everett Hale

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

 

Food Collection This Sunday

This Sunday is Food Collection Sunday, we will be accepting food donations to help out Trinity Lutheran’s food pantry, whose focus is helping supply food for the unhoused in the Mirror Lake area.

Pop-Tarts, single serve, shelf staple foods that as easy to open and bottled water are needed, any food collections Trinity is unable to use will be donated to Day-Star Life Center.  

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Contact: Reggie Craig

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

THIS SUNDAY:  WELCOME TO JEANAY JOHNSON as UUSP’s new Children’s Religious Education Coordinator!  We’re so glad you are with us, Jeanay (and Jayde)!

 

THIS SUNDAY: “INTRODUCTION TO UU ST. PETE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, Part 2.”  Interested in maybe becoming a UUSP member?   If you feel our tradition and congregation might be good for you or that you might be good for us, we hope you’ll attend  - after this Sunday’s service, 11:45ish to 1:15ish in Conway Hall.  Meet folks, ask questions, and learn about our congregation as a community devoted to our spiritual well-being.  No matter if you missed Part 1 – we’ll catch you up.  Pastor Jack

 

NEW MEMBER WELCOME – SUNDAY, JUNE 9!!!  Please join in welcoming UUSP’s newest members during our Sunday service.

 

NEXT “LGBTQ+ INTERESTS” PLANNING MEETING, Sunday June 9, 15 minutes after the service, in Conway Hall.  Topics: (1) UUSP’s booth at the St. Pete Pride Festival (6/23) and (2) UUSP Pride-oriented Sunday service planning (6/23), and (3) brainstorming future programs.  ALL WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!  Pastor Jack

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION:  Start the day with the inner peace and daily orientation uplifted by the sparkle and breeze from Mirror Lake – in Gilmour Hall.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES, 6/5, 10:00am and 7:00pm (your choice): Part 4 (Truth), Lessons 15-18 (Ignorance, Justice, Post-Truth, Science Fiction) of Yuval Noah Harari’s  21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Quotes provided for discussion.  All welcome.  Conway Middle Room.  Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  We do not live by bread alone – sometimes there’s a beverage and conversation with friends. – and a chance to clarify, deepen, and advocate about issues of society that influence our lives and that we might influence.  Coffee and tea served.  Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Pastor Jack

 

INTERFAITH TAMPA BAY CHARITY BINGO – JUNE 10, 7:00pm, Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg - a fundraiser to support the 5th Annual Pride Worship Service - Come out and enjoy 10 rounds of drag queen bingo for $10.00! 50/50 drawing.  All rounds include a prize and money raised goes directly to Interfaith Tampa Bay. The faith community with the most members playing BINGO wins a Very Special prize and bragging rights to being the biggest provider.

 

INTERFAITH TAMPA BAY PRIDE SERVICE, Thursday, June 20, 6:30 march (from MetroCenter) & 7:00pm service at King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3150 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg.

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

UUSP Kayak Outing: Caladesi Island

Saturday, June 1
9:00am
Caladesi Island

Our next kayak outing will be a journey through a wonderful mangrove trail at Caladesi Island in Dunedin. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll begin at 9:00 am from the rental company Sail Honeymoon on the beach (be there by 8:45 if you plan to rent a kayak).  Plan on at least 30-40 minutes travel time to Honeymoon from around the St Pete area. The outing should last about 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. 

 

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). If you plan to rent a kayak, please reserve one online. While kayaks are usually available, it’s better to reserve one.

 

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

RSVP Paul Burnore at: plburnore@gmail.com if you plan to join us.

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

 

UUSP Movie Night, June 1: Gran Torino

Saturday, June 1
6:30pm
Where: Conway Hall

Please join Susan and me for a screening of Clint Eastwood’s brilliant 2008 movie Gran Torino, which explores prejudice against immigrants, the effects of war, the power of cultural values, and (Catholic) religion held at arm’s length. Eastwood directs the movie and plays a racist Korean War veteran, living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood and forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from next door attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. The story is unique and compelling, and the acting is superb. 

 

The movie is 1 hour 56 minutes long. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Popcorn is always provided. We’ll have a short discussion about the themes of the movie afterwards. The movie is free but we’ll mention how your $5 donation can help pay for the new TV we’ll be using ($210 to go). 

 

Please RSVP Paul Burnore at plburnore@gmail.com

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

 

Parking Lot Ground Breaking Ceremony: June 4

WJA will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of construction of our new UUSP Parking Lot on Tuesday, June 4 at 4:30pm. Rev Jack Donovan will represent UUSP with the official shovel and photo. Also those participating include the Deputy Mayor, Chamber of Commerce President, and other City officials. Church members are invited to attend the ceremony.

 

The ceremony marks a major milestone in our church's history and resurgence. This includes a badly needed new and safe parking lot (worth $180K), $240K in cash for needed UUSP projects and building maintenance, and a tangible atmosphere of energy and community in our church activities.  

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

UUSP Parking During Construction

During the two-month construction period, the main UUSP parking lot will not be available for parking.  Parking on local streets, and across Arlington Avenue in our designated areas will continue to be available.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lot is also available, including the empty building's lot next to it.  All will be available to us on weekends and weekday evenings. 

An Additional note: HHS has agreed to allow UUSP members to park in their lot during weekday work hours (but will not accept any liability, i.e., at your own risk).  

 

 

 

Gulfport Public Library - LGBTQ Film Series Presents: Stonewall Uprising

FOR LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH, Gulfport Public Library LGBTQ Film Series presents “Stonewall Uprising” on Thursday, June 13, 7:00pm (free and open to the public).  “Stonewall Uprising” is a compelling documentary revealing the series of events leading up to and including the historic Stonewall Riots in 1969.  2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  Movie shown in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South) as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Prior to the film, we will also hear remarks by local resident Jay Chetney, who was present during the Stonewall riots.

About STONEWALL UPRISING (2010): On June 28, 1969, New York police raid a Greenwich Village gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a three-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, this compelling documentary recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and police entrapment was rampant.  At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.  (Rated PG 13). 

 

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

UU St. Pete InfoNet: June 1 Events

UUSP Kayak Outing: Caladesi Island

Saturday, June 1
9:00am
Caladesi Island

Our next kayak outing will be a journey through a wonderful mangrove trail at Caladesi Island in Dunedin. All skill levels are welcome. We’ll begin at 9:00 am from the rental company Sail Honeymoon on the beach (be there by 8:45 if you plan to rent a kayak).  Plan on at least 30-40 minutes travel time to Honeymoon from around the St. Pete area. The outing should last about 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. 

 

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). If you plan to rent a kayak, please reserve one online. While kayaks are usually available, it’s better to reserve one.

 

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

RSVP Paul Burnore at: plburnore@gmail.com if you plan to join us.

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

 

UUSP Movie Night, June 1: Gran Torino

Saturday, June 1
6:30pm
Where: Conway Hall

Please join Susan and me for a screening of Clint Eastwood’s brilliant 2008 movie Gran Torino, which explores prejudice against immigrants, the effects of war, the power of cultural values, and (Catholic) religion held at arm’s length. Eastwood directs the movie and plays a racist Korean War veteran, living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood and forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from next door attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. The story is unique and compelling, and the acting is superb. 

 

The movie is 1 hour 56 minutes long. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Popcorn is always provided. We’ll have a short discussion about the themes of the movie afterwards. The movie is free but we’ll mention how your $5 donation can help pay for the new TV we’ll be using ($210 to go). 

 

Please RSVP Paul Burnore at plburnore@gmail.com

Contact: Paul Burnore

UU St. Pete InfoNet: But Wait, There's More.....

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

Sunday, May 26, 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

UU St. Pete InfoNet: May 24, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, May 26, 2019: "YOUR LEGACY – Influencing Your Posterity’s Spiritual Success.” "
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Susan Burnore

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”  Unitarian minister Rev. Edward Everett Hale

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

SUNDAY is Social Justice Share the Plate Sunday

This means that half of the lose offerings will go to support the operation of this church, and the other half will go to the Social Justice UU’s Helping People Programs.

This months donations will benefit the Tiny Homes for Homeless Vets program.  We are on the verge of starting construction as we await final permitting.  We are also actively pursuing other available lots as we partner with the City of St Pete in creating affordable housing.

If you are interested in volunteering, we could use your help selecting our residents, and overseeing and doing construction, please reach out to Sabine at 973-768-3256 or beandex@aol.com

Contact: Sabine von Aulock

 

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

“LGBTQ+ INTERESTS” PLANNING MEETING this Sunday, May 26,  15 minutes after Sunday service, in Conway Hall.  Topics: (1) UUSP’s booth at the St. Pete Pride Festival (June 23) and (2) UUSP Pride-oriented Sunday service planning (June 23), and (3) brainstorming future programs.  Pastor Jack

 

NEXT SUNDAY (June 2): “INTRODUCTION TO UU St.Pete FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS.”  Interested in becoming a member?   Please attend our Inquirers Class next Sunday, June 2, 11:45ish to 1:15ish in Conway Hall.  Meet folks, ask questions, and learn about our congregation as a community devoted to our spiritual well-being.  Pastor Jack

 

TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION:  Start the day with the sparkle and breeze coming into Gilmour Hall from Mirror Lake.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES, May 2929, 10:00am and 7:00pm (your choice): Part 3 (Despair and Hope), lessons 10-14 of Yuval Noah Harari’s  21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Quotes provided for discussion.  All welcome.  Conway Middle Room.  Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  We do not live by bread alone – sometimes there’s a beverage and conversation with friends. – and a chance to clarify, deepen, and advocate about issues of society that influence our lives and that we might influence.  Coffee and tea served.  Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Pastor Jack

 

INTERFAITH TAMPA BAY CHARITY BINGO – JUNE 10, 7:00PM, Punky's Bar and Grill, 3063 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg - a fundraiser to support the 5th Annual Pride Worship Service - Come out and enjoy 10 rounds of drag queen bingo for $10.00! and a 50/50 drawing.  All rounds include a prize and money raised goes directly to Interfaith Tampa Bay. The faith community with the most members playing BINGO wins a Very Special prize and bragging rights to being the biggest provider.

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

 

Gulfport Public Library - LGBTQ Film Series Presents: Stonewall Uprising

FOR LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH, Gulfport Public Library LGBTQ Film Series presents “Stonewall Uprising” on Thursday, June 13, 7:00pm (free and open to the public).  “Stonewall Uprising” is a compelling documentary revealing the series of events leading up to and including the historic Stonewall Riots in 1969.  2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  Movie shown in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South) as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. Prior to the film, we will also hear remarks by local resident Jay Chetney, who was present during the Stonewall riots.

About STONEWALL UPRISING (2010): On June 28, 1969, New York police raid a Greenwich Village gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a three-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, this compelling documentary recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and police entrapment was rampant.  At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.  (Rated PG 13). 

 

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan

UU St. Pete InfoNet: May 17, 2019

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, May 19, 2019: "Music Sunday"
Time: 10:30am

Speaker:  Jon Arterton

The UUSP Choir, the UUSP Bell Ringers, Teresa Ancaya and Jon Arterton will be participating in this Sunday’s Service. You can of course expect to hear lots of music. You’ll also hear Jon share his thoughts about the power of music to move us, comfort us, energize us, and heal us. And there’s a “bonus track!” Fifteen minutes after the service Jon will give a brief talk about our hymnals – how and when they were created, how they’re organized and what all the other bits of information next to each hymn mean.

 

 

 

RE Corner

Religious Education

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura Beard and a volunteer assistant.

 

Our families and children are invited to sit in the reserved pews in the front (right side of the sanctuary). Our families plus their school-age children and youth (K-12th grade) will start in service together. After “Time For All Ages” (roughly 10:30am) the children and youth will go to their groups. Each week we will have stories and activities to strengthen our UU identity. Children will be returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45.

 

Any questions? Contact re@uustpete.org.

 

 

 

Announcements From Pastor Jack

THIS SUNDAY AFTER THE SERVICE:  Interested in becoming a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg?   Please attend our two Inquirers Classes, May 19 (THIS SUNDAY) and June 2 (11:45ish to 1:15ish - snacks available – Conway Hall).  The agenda: - get to know lots of new folks, learn about the UU tradition, and get your questions answered about UUSP's hopes, plans, and programs.  If you feel we'd be good for you, or that you'd be good for us, please come.  Pastor Jack

 

GRATITUDE TO ALL who helped convince our Florida legislature representatives to let three anti-science bills (requiring equal attention to “controversial views” – e.g.; creation by intelligent design, climate change denial, etc.) die in committee this past week (as reported by the National Center for Science Education).

 

WEDNESDAY 8:00-8:30 A.M. MEDITATION:  Start the day with the sparkle and breeze coming into Gilmour Hall from Mirror Lake.  Pastor Jack

 

WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES, May 22, 10:00am and 7:00pm: Part 2 (The Political Challenge), chapters 5-9, of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. Quotes provided for discussion.  All welcome.  Conway Middle Room.  Pastor Jack

 

THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall library.  We do not live by bread alone – sometimes there’s a beverage and conversation with friends. – and a chance to clarify, deepen, and advocate about issues of society that influence our lives and that we might influence.  Coffee and tea served.  Bring your lunch if you’d like.  Pastor Jack

 

“FEAR AND TREMBLING: THE FACE OF IMMIGRATION TODAY” - a presentation by journalist Sasha Abramsky THIS SUNDAY, May 19, 4:30-7:00pm at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg.  Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Lief Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series, supported by the Temple Beth-El Social Action Committee, in partnership with UU St. Pete and other St. Pete organizations.  A light supper to follow lecture.

 

NEXT “LGBTQ+ INTERESTS” PLANNING MEETING Sunday May 26 noonish after church in Conway Hall.  Topics: a UUSP booth at the St. Pete Pride Festival (June 23), UUSP Pride-oriented Sunday service planning (June 23), and programs planning.  Pastor Jack

 

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair: sueprice63@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

 

 

 

UUSP Kayak Outing: Weedon Island

Saturday, May 18
9:00am
Weedon Island

The post-Spring weather on Saturday, May 18 will be sunny and nice, excellent for kayaking at the Weedon Island Preserve (http://weedonislandpreserve.org). The temperature will be about 74F at 9:00 am, with winds 6-12mph and the tide in flow about 1.2’ and going to 2.3’ at high tide at 12:00 noon. In other words, just about perfect. Remember to bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellant, a whistle, water and UU humor. 

 

Weedon Island Preserve is located a couple miles north of UUSP, just off of Gandy Blvd before the Gandy Bridge to Tampa. The Weedon Island Preserve is a 3,190 acre natural area situated along the western shore of Tampa Bay, and located on 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg. It is home to a variety of native wildlife. If you’re interested in getting out in nature, getting some fresh air and exercise, and paddling around islands and through mangrove tunnels, please join us. 

 

Let’s meet at Sweetwater Kayak Rental at 1800 Weedon Drive at 8:30-8:45am so that we can embark at 9:00am, before it gets hot. Either bring your own kayak or rent one there. 

 

Sweetwater Kayak Rental
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St Pete
727-570-4844
https://sweetwaterkayaks.wordpress.com/rentals/

 

Contact: Paul Burnore

 

 

 

Buildings and Grounds Meeting

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:30pm

Building and Grounds will hold a "Design Kickoff Meeting" for the UUSP Landscaping project noon, after coffee hour on Sunday 5/19 in the 2nd floor Conway RE room.

 

Contact Kaitlin Hammersley

 

 

 

The Face of Immigration Today

Sunday, May 19:  4:30 - 7:00pm

Temple Beth El
400 Pasadena Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Part of the Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series

Born in England, Author/journalist Sasha Abramsky studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Currently living in Sacramento, he teaches in the U.C. Davis writing program, while also a fellow at the NYC-based Demos think tank. Sasha's latest book, Jumping at Shadows, is a searing account of America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. The book takes readers on a dramatic journey through a divided nation, where issues such as immigration, gun control and health care have become fodder for fearmongers and conspiracists. The book lays out today's political and cultural landscape and our misconceptions about risk and threats.

 

Check out the Flyer with more information:  Shasha Abramsky - Face of Immigration Today

 

 

Contact: Karen Coale

 

 

 

Upcoming Inquirers Classes

As Pastor Jack says, “If you think we’d be good for you, or you’d be good for us” please join us at our next 2-part Inquirers Classes and learn about our Unitarian Universalist religious community. Classes will take place after Sunday service from noon to 1:30 on May 19 and June 2 in Conway Hall Middle Room. Contact Patti Hanks at pthanks1@gmail.com or sign up at the Welcome Table during coffee hour.

Contact: Patti Hanks

 

 

 

 

LGBTQ+ Interests Group

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

Our Agenda:

1) Up-date and discussion on UUSP booth at Pride Festival, Sunday June 23.

2) Up-date and discussion on UUSP Sunday Worship Service June 23.

3) Discussion of getting started with UUSP's UUA Welcoming Congregation Renewal process.

4) Discussion and possible scheduling of social and educational programs and events.

All are welcome,

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan - email jfdonovan@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

Worship Committee Meetings

Are you interested in helping with Worship services?  Our Worship Committee meets every first Tuesday of the month, and all are welcome.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30pm in the church office.  (Enter from the Arlington Ave. gate.)  Please let chair Susan Burnore (SusanBurnore@gmail.com) know if you're interested.  Hope to see you there!

Contact: Susan Burnore

 

 

 

 

Heads-up from Buildings & Grounds:

As we start facilities projects, we’ll be deaccessioning a number of fixtures and furnishings to declutter and make way for the new.  Salvageable items will be placed near the Conway back door for one week before being donated or discarded, so check frequently if you’re interested.

We’re more frequently finding AC, fans and lights left on; this adds to our energy costs which have escalated dramatically in the past year.  Please turn off AC, etc., store equipment and put things back in place as you leave… it’ll be appreciated by all.

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