UU St. Pete InfoNet: December 22, 2017

This Sunday's Worship Services

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Sunday, December 24, 2017: "WINTER REVELATIONS #3: Will New Light Bring New Life?"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan

Worship Associate:  Alisun Donovan

Can you change what life is and how best to live it?

RE Corner

Religious Education Sunday, December 24

RE Classes will NOT meet today so all children and youth are welcome at Sunday Service. However, Nursery age care is provided in Conway Hall beginning at 10:15am.

Contact: Melissa Allen

Announcements From Pastor Jack

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AT UUSP:  Thanks to all who helped “hang the greens” and “present the poinsettias”!  Do you think the sanctuary and social hall still look a bit bare?  If you see a bare spot, bring in some ribbons or greens!


DECEMBER 24 IS THIS SUNDAY!!!  So, we will have our regular Sunday morning service at 10:30am.  We will also have a traditional Lessons & Carols Christmas Eve service and Wassail party that evening at 6:00pm.  We hope you’ll make a day of it with family, friends, and us!


JANUARY WEDNESDAYS DISCUSSION GROUP Change of Pace and Heads-Up for Christmas Shopping:  Starting Wednesday, January 10, our winter book focus will be Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tibbett.  Krista Tibbett is host of NPR’s On Being and is a recipient of the Peabody Award and the National Humanities Medal.  (Her interviewees have included diverse leading thinkers from poet Mary Oliver to church leader Desmond Tutu to biologist Ursula Goodenough to Nobel nominee Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.


HELP THE UUSP CARE COMMITTEE HELP THE CONGREGATION.  Can you help with a meal, transportation, memorial receptions, caregiver respite, emergency child care or house maintenance, etc?    Please fill out the survey insert or inform Care Committee Chair Sue Price (pricesue63@gmail.com).   Thank you!


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



Dr. M L K Dream Big Parade: January 15, 2018

MLK Dream Big Parade:  Join us as we march through downtown St. Petersburg to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, on Monday, January 15th. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact Courtney Allen (Courtney.s.allen@gmail.com) for further details. 

More information to come...

Many thanks!


Contact: Courtney Allen

Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: Power of Song

Sharing the compelling tales of the music that drove the movement, featuring locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The production, produced by The Power of Song Inc., also shows the power of music to address conflicts today. It serves as the official kick-off event for St. Petersburg’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service volunteer programs.

Palladium Theater:  253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL  33701

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3pm and 7pm
Monday, January 8, 2018,  7pm        

ADMISSION IS FREE: However, tickets are required and may be obtained during regular Box Office hours – (Tuesday - Friday: noon to 3) and/or 3 hours prior to most performances.  

Contact: Karen Coale

Grazie Mille, Merci Beaucoup, Thank YOU

For your generous donations for the immigrant and refugee families that UU St Pete supports. Because of you -- four families will have a brighter Christmas. Between share the plates and the food collection -- we collected $1,050 for these families.  


Contact: Karen Coale



Welcoming Rev. Karen Day

This past Sunday, we welcomed the Reverend Karen Day as UUSP's Minister for Religious Education Families. Rev. Karen also serves as UUSP community minister, helping UUSP better serve our wider St. Pete and Pinellas community. We are so excited she will be leading our RE program.

Rev. Jack's words of blessing as youth, children, and leaders held hands was, "Our hope as a congregation is that you all – children and youth and adults - will be good for one another – that Rev. Karen will help you grow in all the wonderful ways that you can, and that you will help her by helping one another. If you ever forget what it is we hope of you, what will you say? Yes, Help! Bless you all."




FLOWER POWER for 2018! 

Please consider signing up to bring flowers to brighten our services during the New Year, 2018.  Select a Sunday during the year when you wish to be responsible for flowers in honor or memory of someone special in your life or in celebration of a special event.  Look for the FLOWER POWER table in Gilmore Hall after service today to sign up for your Sunday(s) or contact Gay Breuler or Jim Fitzgerald for more information.  Thank you for beautiful flowers!  The more flowers we have, the more beautiful they are!

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Fitzgerald or Gay Breuler.  Thank you!


Contact: Gay Breuler