UU St. Pete InfoNet: November 25, 2018

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, November 25, 2018:  "My Thanksgiving"

Time:  10:30am

Speaker:  Bill Motter

Worship Associate: Susan Burnore


Three of our members share thoughts and memories about their Thanksgivings.



RE Corner

Religious Education:  November 25

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon for infants through preschool by Laura and Mary Neal today.

Families begin in worship at 10:30am and school age children and youth will go to their groups after Time for All Ages.

Our theme for this month is Memory so today we will have a bread ceremony to remember life's gifts.

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister, is available to talk with you after the service or on Thursday afternoons. Contact Karen at re@uustpete.org.

Contact: Karen Day



Announcements From Pastor Jack

REMEMBER NEXT SUNDAY, December 2, THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS WORKSHOP “Art Outside the Box” 1:00-4:00pm in Gilmour Social Hall.  If you plan to attend after church please bring your lunch. Only light refreshments will be served during the workshop. If you signed up, look for an email with details next week. This workshop is full, but look for more opportunities in the future.  Expressively, Alisun D. and Cynthia A.


PASTOR’S ANNUAL SEASON OF LIGHT PARTY, Saturday, December 8, 5:00-7:00p.m.  At Revs. Jack & Alisun Donovan’s house, 1104 12th Street North (Euclid-St. Paul neighborhood).  Bring family and friends as you wish, to celebrate Bodhi Day, Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, and UU St Pete.


UUSP MONDAY EVENING MEDITATION (an experiment through November at least), 5:30-6:15pm.   Facilitator: long time meditator and yoga instructor, UUSP member Mimi Anzel.  (“A very peaceful end to the work day.”  Pastor Jack)


UUSP TUESDAY MEDITATION 11:45am-12:15pm 11/28 in our social hall. For instruction come a bit earlier.  Pastor Jack


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


WEDNESDAY MORNING MEDITATION (another experiment, through November at least) 7:30am-8:00am.  Next meeting: November 28, Gilmour Hall, followed by sharing as time and spirit allow.  Ramp door open at 7:15am.  Pastor Jack


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES:  Dreamwork With Ebenezer Scrooge, Wednesday November 28, 10:00am and 7:00pm, UUSP’s Conway Lounge. chapter (stave) 3 of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: “The Second of the Three Spirits (Christmas Present)”.  Discussion Focus: Practicing dreamwork for personal discovery and spiritual growth, exploring Ebenezer’s dreams and our own Quotes for discussion provided.


THURSDAY CITIZENS CAFÉ, 12:00am – 1:00pm in UUSP’s Gilmour Hall (another experiment at least through November).  to chat about the news of the day for camaraderie and clarity’s sake – and perhaps write a politician or two (wi-fi, pens, paper, envelopes provided along with officials’ addresses).  Coffee/Tea provided; BYO Lunch if desired.  Pastor Jack


UUUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price, UUSP Care Committee chair:  pricesue63@gmail.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

Contact: Rev. Jack Donovan



A message from the Choir…

A number of gray hymnals seem to have disappeared over the years. Starting Sunday, the Choir will be accepting donations during coffee hour to replenish them. The books cost $35. Donors will have a dedicatory bookplate pasted into a book either “in memory of” a loved one who has passed, or “in honor of” someone – perhaps someone who’s done a lot for UUSP.

Please reach out to any of our choir members or Jon at jon@jonandjames.com.


Thank you!



Do you play an instrument?

If you do, our music director would love to know about it. Please email him at jon@jonandjames.com.







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

Sunday, November 25, 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



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)