UU St. Pete InfoNet: April 27, 2018

This Sunday's Worship Services

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Sunday, April 29, 2018: "COMMUNITY, SACRIFICE, AND FULFILLMENT #3: Do You Want to be Transcendent?"
Time: (All day)
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Sara Craig


What is human transcendence?  Is it a real human potential?  Is it worth everyone's while to pursue it?  Can you?



RE Corner

Religious Education – April 29, 2018

Nursery care is provided by Laura and Marisa in Conway Hall from 10:15am - noon.

Children will hear a story and activity on Hands as they “Celebrate Me.” Glazing Flowers (K-3) will be using “Love Surrounds Us” to explore UU principles with Trish and Joe. Knights of Light (4-7) will continue with “Love Connects Us” and focus on wonder with Natashia and Reggie. Comrade Cool Cats (8-12) will work with Jeanay and Alex to explore next steps in world religions.

Office hours for RE Family MInister, Karen Day, are Thursday 2pm - 5pm.

Contact: Karen Day



Announcements From Pastor Jack

STARTING TOMORROW UUSP’S OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT will be Cathy Norris!   Cathy worked this past Thursday and Friday with Jeri as Jeri graciously passed the baton.  Please lavish love on both Cathy and Jeri as we make our transition in the office!


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES: this Wednesday, May 2, 10am and 7pm (same study, your choice of time):  Chapter 7, 8, (and maybe 9) in Rev. Dr. William J. Barber’s The Third Reconstruction: How A Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear.  Not too late to join.  All welcome.  Discussion quotes provided.  Pastor Jack


SAVE THE DATE!!!  Saturday, June 2 - UU St Pete will host a potluck (5:30pm) and public presentation (7:00pm) for the Tibetan monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery in India, traveling on a Sacred Arts Tour for global peace. 

Info: Pastor Jack; Florida CraftArt director Katie Deits (UUSP member).


NEW IN THESE PARTS?  Come learn more about Unitarian Universalism and about joining our UU St. Pete congregation.  Our next two Inquirers’ Gatherings are on Sundays, May 27 and June 3 at 11:45am after church service. 

If you feel we could be good for you or you could be good for us, we hope you’ll join us.   Sign up sheets on the piano in Gilmour Hall.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Jack (jfdonovan@bellsouth.net) or Membership chair Patti (pthanks1@gmail.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.


Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan



Don't Forget!


‚ÄčThe 2018-2019 Pledge Campaign is over and we have 108 pledges totaling over $158,000.  And we're still hoping to hear from about 15 pledgers who could put us over last year's total and make our budget challenge much easier!


A BIG Thank You to everyone who has pledged.  Every pledge is important and appreciated - because it represents generosity and graciousness,.  And every pledge makes UUSP as stronger, more financially secure congregation.


And another BIG Thank You to everyone who worked on the campaign.  I'm afraid to list names because I'm sure I'll miss someone.  But the whole congregation owes its gratitude to the people who worked on so many aspects of fund raising this year:

- the Motown party - entertaining everyone with Motown hits, making and serving dinner‚Äč including those awesome cupcakes(!), decorating to set the mood, running the raffle, contributing prizes, tending the Temptations Bar, and dancing the night away 

- Very Merry Spring events - hosting 11 separate events in your members' home or at the Shuffleboard courts, offering delicious meals, mixing great drinks, setting up games, making sure everyone had a great time and got to know one another just a little better

- The Pledge Campaign - And So It Goes...Unless! - preparing brochures, printing letters, stuffing envelopes, tracking pledges, the Price Is Right Skit, bagged lunches, decorations, handing out packets and gifts = giving everyone a chance to learn about UUSP and show  their support


Thank you!!!!



Annual Meeting Packet for UUSP Members

Your Packet for our April 29 Annual Meeting is available for UUSP members.

Just click this link to access it.    2018 Annual Meeting Packet   2018 Annual Mtg Packet PDF


The Packet for is also being sent via email today, ten days before the meeting as prescribed in our bylaws. The packet contains the UUSP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING and everything you need to know before attending the Annual Meeting. This includes annual reports from all committees, the minister, the president, and church officers. For voting purposes, it also includes the Nominating Committee’s slate of Trustees and Officers that will be elected, three proposed amendments to our bylaws, and our 2018-19 budget.


Please take some time to review these reports and the information that will be voted on. Our bylaws require a quorum of 20% of our membership as of Feb 28 (60 days before the annual meeting), which is 31 members out of 153 total members. All votes will be won by simple majority. 


Please plan on attending this meeting and exercising our fifth UU principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

And please come prepared by reading through this packet. It’s a great example of the energy and growth of our congregation. 


Paul Burnore, President

Contact: Paul Burnore



Sunday Flowers

We would like to remind everyone that we need more folks to step up and agree to bring flowers on Sundays.  Just stop by the Sunday Flowers table during coffee hour after service (usually at the piano in Gilmour) and pick a date that works for you to maybe commemorate a birthday, anniversary, special event, in memory of, etc... 

Reach out to Jim Fitzgerald if you have questions or to sign up.  We love seeing the flowers each week. 


Thank you!

Contact: Jim Fitzgerald (jamfitz2nd@gmail.com)