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Legacy Builders' Corner

Depending on your situation, you may increase your economic security and financial independence while you put plans in place to ultimately benefit your loved ones, our congregation and other nonprofits important to you.

Posted on January 17, 2020, at 11:15pm

MLK Jr Parade: January 20

UUSP AT MLK PARADE, Monday , January 20,2020:  Meet on UUSP's front walk to depart at 10:45am for a spot on Central Avenue between 6th Street and 5th Street to wave banners and watch as much of the parade as you have time for.  Or join us there.  Pastor Jack

Posted on January 17, 2020, at 11:13pm

Announcements From Pastor Jack

THIS SUNDAY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AND UU ST. PETE after the service, January 19, 12noon, with Pastor Jack in the UUSP library.


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES;  This Wednesday, January 22“Islam: The Way of Submission”, 10am and 7pm (your choice). Chapter 1 of scholar Stephen Prothero’s God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World.   Contact Pastor Jack if you haven’t received the quotes for discussion.


THURSDAY NOON CITIZENS CAFÉ:   Conversation about the public issues of our times..   Please let Pastor Jack know if you’re planning to come, because our schedule is sometimes erratic! 

Posted on January 17, 2020, at 11:09pm

Other Ongoing Items around UUSP

UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Patti Hanks or Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee: or


TUESDAY MEDITATION AND/OR BROWN BAG LUNCH:  Meditation 12-12:30; Lunch 12:30-1:15 – Gilmour Social Hall.


WEDNESDAY 8:00 A.M. MEDITATION 8:00-8:30 a.m. Gilmour Hall. Contact: Pastor Jack


UUSP COVENANT GROUPS – trusted circles for sharing about life.  Contact: Patti Hanks (


NAMETAGS FOR FREQUENT VISITORS:  If you come often and would like a permanent name tag, please email Dave Coale at  

UUSP SERMONS (printed or audio) are available on UUSP's website:   Go to, 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

Posted on January 17, 2020, at 9:56pm

RE Corner

Religious Education:  January 19, 2020

This month’s theme for Religious Education is Integrity

This is a special week. We are introducing the pledge: Guest At Your Table. This year’s theme is Women Leaders, Strong Communities. Each year there are four guests who represent four organizations supported by this program. We will learn about each one during Worship committee services through March 9th. March is Women's History Month. Some of our younger RE kids will pass out boxes before service for families to keep home for a month. The idea is to have the box at the center of your table and donate the cost of the meal to support the cause.

Also, toward the end of class, RE is having a special guest, yoga instructor Monica Dechaine. She will be working with the children with some acro yoga in preparation for the RE lead service February 9. What an adventure this new year is bringing us all. This weeks session is based on Finding and Feeling the Integrity of “We”.

For more information about the themed curriculum, review the monthly e-newsletter or contact

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:00am - 12pm for infants through preschool by Laura and volunteer assistant. 

Family Seating for service: On the front, right side of the sanctuary, the first two rows are labeled and reserved for families with children. After “Time For All Ages/StoryTime” (roughly 10:40 am) the children are then guided upstairs by Ms. Jeanay, Ms. Trish and Mr. Joe to RE. Parents are more than welcomed to join their youth in class. 

Children and youth are returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45am.

Thank you for your support.


Posted on January 17, 2020, at 7:20pm

David Roth Concert: January 28, 2020

This year David Roth will be giving his concert at the St Pete Friends Meetinghouse

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
30 19th Ave SE at  7 pm

Suggested donation $20 all welcome.  Please join us for this joyful evening. 

Click the link below for more information

David Roth Jan 28 2020

For inquiries: 

Contact: Laurie Clement
Posted on January 17, 2020, at 7:13pm

St. Pete Over the Next 30 Years

StPete2050 is a city-wide conversation about where our city is going and what it can become over the next 30 years.

Make sure your voice is heard by taking the first survey, if you haven’t already, before it closes on January 21.   Please visit to take the survey.

Upcoming community workshop events! 

Event Details 

Workshop Option 2                                            
February 1, 2020                                                     
10:30 am- 12:30 pm                                                 
St. Petersburg Main Library                                   
3745 9th Avenue North                                          

Workshop Option 3
February 4, 2020
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Willis S. Johns Recreation Center
6635 Dr Martin L King Jr Street North

For questions, contact Greg Davidson after service in Gilmour Hall this Sunday at 612.229.1015

Posted on January 16, 2020, at 2:18pm

Stop Harming Florida's LGBTQ Citizens & Our LGBTQ Tourists

Do NOT pass the eight Bills (HB 1365, HB 305, HB3, HB 537;  and S-1864, S-1126, S1336 and S-778)

These eight anti-LGBTQ bills in the 2020 legislative session are making this the most hostile agenda from the Florida Legislature in recent history. Year after year, the Republican Florida lead Legislature tries to roll back protections for the LGBTQ community. Even more offensive are the anti-transgender bills filed in the eleventh hour that “ Would arrest and imprison doctors for providing medically necessary care to trans youth.”

Medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of a patient. Forcing a doctor to deny best-practice medical care and deny support to transgender youth can be life-threatening. Please oppose these bills attacking LGBTQ Floridians & Tourists.
When contacting your legislators, you might add that 12 national medical/mental health organizations oppose so-called conversion therapies and state that sexual orientation are not an illness. Some are: the AMA,  the American Psychiatric Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Counseling Association et. el.
For updated information, see:; its Facebook page; or contact UUSP member Greg Davidson (612.229.1015)

Posted on January 16, 2020, at 1:19pm

Guest at Your Table

Every winter UU Churches across the country engage in a unique program, called Guest at Your Table, to support the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). This justice focused arm of Unitarian Universalism finds reliable on-the-ground outreach organizations across the globe and funnels our donations to them. 

On Sunday we are kicking-off UU St Pete’s campaign; the theme is Women Leaders, Strong Communities. Each year there are four guests who represent four organizations supported by this program.  

Our first guest is Monica Curca, the founder of Activate Labs, an organization that brings art, music, and storytelling into spaces migrants pass through on route from Central America. Monica: “We need joy, creativity, art, and self- expression to return us to ourselves, and regain what the trauma lost for us” she explains, “because you can just get lost in the sorrow.”

In Monica’s spirit you will have the opportunity after service to share your feelings in words or drawings and demonstrate your support for Monica’s work. Join us in creating a banner with the title: No Walls — Build Bridges of Love. Come add your signature, a drawing, your hand print, whatever inspires you. The banners will hang in Gilmour Hall for the duration of the Guest at Your Table campaign as a reminder of our support at the Border and beyond. 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on January 16, 2020, at 1:08pm


Mingles is the new name for our series of fun events hosted by UUSP members and friends to raise funds for our budget while having a great time together.  You'll see that we already have a wonderful variety of events - and more are coming!   The hosts pick up the tab so you can support the church while having a great time.  Come join the fun! Tickets are on sale each Sunday after church.  Or you can contact Geneva Nelson.

Check out the flyer, by clicking the link you can save a copy of all of our events or print it out.

Mingles Updated 1/10/2020

Contact: Geneva Nelson
Posted on January 10, 2020, at 8:05pm

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