UU St. Pete InfoNet: May 18, 2018

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, May 20, 2018: "Journeys Series"
Time: 10:30am
Worship Leader: Susan Burnore

Worship Associate: Paul Craig

This popular series of worship services continues with speakers Andy Bragg and Kelli DeGraw this Sunday, May 20.  Members present brief answers to the question, “How did you come to be here at UU St Pete today?”   Their answers always help us get to know them better, and, often, hearing other people’s stories gives us all some new wisdom and hope.

As a special treat, Nic Filzen will be singing My Corner of the Sky, from Pippin.   



RE Corner

Religious Education - May 20, 2018

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

“Glazing Flowers” (K-3rd) and “Knights of Light”(4th-7th) led by Ms. Trish and Ms. Natashia, will make cards for the caring committee, handprints for a new quilt and will collect their ideas for a peaceful playground space

“Comrade Cool Cats” (8th-12th) led by Jeanay will welcome guests from Clearwater UU youth group to plan a summer get together.

RE Family MInister Rev. Karen Day is available for conversation during office hours, Thurs. 2pm - 5pm or by appointment at re@uustpete.org


Contact: Karen Day



Don't Forget! Clothes to Kids!

Our Clothes for Kids Drive is this Sunday!

Bring new underwear and sock or gently used children's clothes, size 4 to 16


Contact: Karen Day



Summer Blessings All Ages Supper May 20

Join us from 5pm - 7pm

Come together to celebrate joy and peace in Gilmour Hall as we make chalices to take home, share a short informal worship and a simple supper of soup and salad.


Rev. Karen Day or Morgan Gresham

Contacts: Karen Day, Morgan Gresham



Announcements From Pastor Jack

OUR NEXT UUSP WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by Forrest Church and John Buehrens – starting Wednesday June 6, with seven sessions through July 25 (skipping July 4th) covering the six sources of the Unitarian Universalist tradition.  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 at the Welcome Table in Gilmour Hall.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Jack (jfdonovan@bellsouth.net) or Membership chair Patti (pthanks1@gmail.com).


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



California, Here They Come!

California, Here They Come!

Our much-loved music director Nic Filzen and much-loved Communications Coordinator Janeya Filzen are moving to California where Nic will intern as a UU minister.  The choir is sponsoring a California-themed Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday, May 27, to send them on their way with full tummies.

It would be nice to give them a little more than full tummies as they head west.  If you would like to contribute something, please place your cash or check (payable to Nic or Janeya Filzen) in the container labeled "California or Bust" on the piano in Gilmour Hall.  The container​ will be out, along with a card for everyone to sign, on May 13, 20 and 27.

Please bring your pot luck dish to Gilmour before church on May 27.  You can send Anne Hall (annehall@aol.com) a quick email or reach out to her at church, letting her know what you would like to bring or if you have questions. 

Come join the fun and say "Happy Trails" to Nic and Janeya!


Contact: Anne Hall



One City Chorus We Are One - Free Concert

A concert to benefit the family of Luis Blanco

Luis Blanco was recently deported back to Mexico after working and living peacefully in Plant City for twenty years, leaving his family of seven behind.

WHEN:  May 18, 2018


WHERE: Allendale Unitied Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd, St. Peterburg





Contact: Laurie Clement



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)