UU St. Pete InfoNet: June 8, 2018

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, June 10, 2018: "Music Inspires"
Time: 10:30am
Guest Speaker: Patti Hanks, Karen Frank, Susan Burnore
Worship Leader: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate: Steve Benton


Music Inspires!  UUSP members Karen Frank, Patti Hanks and Susan Burnore will share how songs by James Taylor have touched their lives.  Jen Logan, Kate Kroupa and Laurie Clement will perform "Home Another Way", "Fire and Rain", "You've Got a Friend" and "Carolina in My Mind".  



RE Corner

Religious Education:

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon.


All children and youth will begin Hogwarts Summer Sundays May 27 and continue through August 5. Instead of coming to worship children will go directly to the courtyard “Train Station Gate 9 ¾” to travel together to this magical school. Activities will focus on our seven principles and how they are lived in Harry Potter’s world.


Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be on vacation May 29 - June 9.

Contact: Karen Day



Announcements From Pastor Jack

THANKS TO THE MANY who brought the wonderful food for the UUSP potluck with the Tibetan Monks last Saturday.   The meal was a great chance to meet the monks – and the 7:00p.m. presentation on “A Tibetan Buddhist Response to Today’s Troubled World” was very well attended by the general public, and well-worth attending.  Special thanks to UUSP member Katie Deits, who is director of St. Pete’s local treasure, Florida CraftArt, and who arranged for the monks to come to St. Pete on their Sacred Art Tour.


THIS MONDAY, June 11 – Join Rev. Jack, Rev. Karen, and UUSP Member Carol on the bus for the Poor People’s Campaign rally at the Florida State Capital in Tallahassee.  Bus departs from Allendale Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Road North, St. Pete at 7:30am, returning by 10:00pm.  You must register for the bus at http://bit.ly/ppcstpete.


UUSP WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES, Wednesdays at 10am & 7pm in Conway Hall 1st floor:   Our book is A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by Forrest Church and John Buehrens, offering two lively and informative sets of perspective on the people, puzzles, and paths that have brought UUs to where we are today.  Copies may be borrowed or bought ($10) in the UUSP library.  Quotes for discussion will be available at the meeting and by email.  This Wednesday, June 13, we’ll discuss chapters 1 & 2.  Hope you can join us.   Pastor Jack


Next Sunday's Service, June 17, Includes Welcoming of Recently New  Members:   Please join in the welcome.    Pastor Jack


HELP UUSP BUILD A UU-CENTERED LIBRARY in our Library Reading Room off Gilmour Hall.  By UU-Centered, we mean books about us – about Unitarianism, Universalism, UUism, UU people, UU influenced people, UU influenced books, and UU-influencing books. See the bulletin boards for our growing booklist and please add to it.  And then decide what book you can contribute or pay for (name label in your honor inside the cover).

Examples for this week?

  • The Epic of Unitarianism (David Parke, 1984),
  • American Universalism (George Hunston Williams, 1983)
  • A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (Forrest Church & John Buehrens, 1996
  • Myths of Time and History (Alice Blair Wesley, 1989)
  • Universalists and Unitarians in America, A People’s History (John Buehrens;)
  • Anthology of World Religions (Robert Van Voorst, 2011)
  • The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley, 1945)
  • The World Religions (Huston Smith, 1991)
  • A History of God (Karen Armstrong, 1993)
  • Turning Point: Essays on a New Unitarian Universalism (Frederick Muir)
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Paganism in America (Margo Adler)
  • Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, 1859
  • Frankenstein (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley).


Please see Sarah Craig or Pastor Jack to make contributions.


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



Wondering About Your Pledge?

In case you're wondering about how much you have contributed or pledged towards the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, we are in the process of sending pledge statements out by email.  You should be getting one soon. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments or maybe feel you were missed. You can email Barbara Archibald at uustpete.fs@gmail.com or Susan Burnore at susanburnore@gmail.com. You can also call Barbara at 727-301-9089 or Susan at 770-480-0200. 

Thank you!



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

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 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



It is Pride Month!!

Let’s take our UU message to the streets.  We have some great ways for you to show your Pride: March with us in the Pride Parade or help spread our message of love at our Booth.  On Saturday, June 23, we will March in Florida’s largest Pride Parade in downtown St. Pete. Want more info; please contact Courtney at Courtney.S.Allen@gmail.com.


"And service is our law" - on Sunday, June 24 we'll staff our UUSP Gay Pride booth, sing songs of peace, love, and action, and show passers-by that doing social justice can be fun as well as impactful. Contact Sabine at beandex@aol.com or 973 768 3256. Feel free to suggest, and lead songs! 



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)