UU St. Pete InfoNet: August 17, 2018

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, August 19, 2018: "Journeys Inspire"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Paul Craig


Worship Associate:  Susan Burnore


This Sunday's service continues our popular Journeys series, with Andy Bragg and Karen Coale sharing their own paths.  Andy will talk about the long and winding road that led him to our door, and Karen will talk about what she has learned about white privilege along her way.  



RE Corner

Religious Education: August 19

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


School age children meet in worship at 10:30am. After Time for All Ages we will proceed to groups. Our theme for the day is Vision of Welcome and leaders Patricia Harding (K-3), Natashia Milburn (4-7) and Jeanay Johnson (8-12) will offer activities and reflection.


Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister, is available to talk with you after the service on Sundays or on Thursdays 1p-5p.  You can email her at re@uustpete.org.


Contact: Karen Day



Announcements From Pastor Jack

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICE (August 26, 2018).  At our service we will be joined by members of the League of Women Voters, St. Pete High Feminist Club, NOW, Planned Parenthood, and others in celebrating Women’s Equality Day and the suffrage movement that won the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing voting rights to women.  You might want to arrive a bit early to get convenient parking.  The short strip of Mirror Lake Drive in front of the church and our neighboring architectural firm will be closed to allow participants in the Women’s Equality Day Walk (after the service for those interested) to safely access Mirror Lake.  Arlington Avenue and 2nd Avenue on either side of the church will be open.   Questions to Pastor Jack -  jfdonovan@bellsouth.net


PASTOR JACK IS BACK FROM VACATION AND STUDY LEAVE.  For a new church year visit, please email him at jfdonovan@bellsouth.net.


TUESDAY MEDITATION 11:45am-12:15pm – or come a little earlier for instruction - in UUSP’s Gilmour social hall.


TUESDAY BROWN BAG LUNCH 12:15-1:00 pm – in UUSP’s Gilmour social hall.


UUSP WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES will start up again on Wednesday, September 12 (10am or 7pm, your choice) continuing with chapter 6 of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by Church and Buehrens.  Pastor Jack



(1) Wednesday Morning Meditation 7:30-8:00am, coffee and tea following – starts October 3. Questions to Pastor Jack -  jfdonovan@bellsouth.net


(2) Thursday Citizens CafĂ© 11:30am – 1:00pm, to chat about the news of the day – and perhaps write a politician or two (wi-fi, pens, paper, envelopes provided along with officials’ addresses).  Coffee/Tea provided; BYO Lunch if desired.  Questions to Pastor Jack -  jfdonovan@bellsouth.net


(3) Monday Evening Meditation 5:30-6:15pm – starts 10/1. Questions to UUSP member Mimi Anzel – mimianzel@yahoo.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


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



How We Are All Helping In Our Community

UU's Helping People (UUHP), through the financial support of our Church community, are able to send contributions to local social service providers that provide direct outreach.


During July UUHP sent:

$200 to Celebrate Outreach for membership
$1,000 to Celebrate Outreach's Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans project
$200 to Family Promise
$200 to Daystar
$200 to the Family Resource Center's LGMTQ youth program
$200 to St. Petersburg's Free Clinic Woman's Shelter.


UUSP also contributed volunteer hours to Family Promise's Family Stay program at St. Luke's Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Reggie Craig at regcraig@mindspring.com.

Contact: Reggie Craig




Last chance to Purchase Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate - Next Opportunity October 28!

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:30am


Fair Traded Coffee for Sale after Sunday Service

Time to check your pantry and plan for your Coffee, Tea & Chocolate needs for the next two months!


This Sunday “Equal Exchange” Fair Traded Coffee, Tea and Chocolate will be available, after the service, for your purchasing pleasure. You may want to stock up at this time, as it will not be offered again until October 28. Be sure to check your pantry… you wouldn’t want to be caught short! 


Please let us know if you’re planning to pick up a few extra of your favorites, as we want to be sure that we’ll have what you need.


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.


NEXT SALE DATE: October 28


Contact: Karen Frank



Women's Book/Covenant Group: Starts September 2, 2018

Women's Book/Covenant Group: Meets Sunday mornings 9:15-10:15 a.m. in Conway North.


With over half of our regular attendees still out of town this summer, and with new faces at UUSP every Sunday, we have delayed the kick-off of our third season to Sunday, September 2, 2018. We will begin with the book Not for Ourselves Alone, available from inSpirit, the UUA Bookstore in print; from the Amazon Kindle Store; and on Google Play. We plan to read and discuss 15-20 pages each week. If you are new to UUSP (or newly interested in a book/covenant group) and would like to join this women's group, please contact: Cynthia Patterson, cp3860@gmail.com.  

Contact: Cynthia Patterson



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)