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Announcements From Pastor Jack

UUSP WILL WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AT THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE, November 17.  Please join in the welcoming.


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES DISCUSSIONS:  This Wednesday, November 20, 10:00am or 7:00 pm (your choice): Discussion of the “World Scientists’ Declaration of Climate Emergency” and UUSP’s options for environmental justice and safety.  Conway Middle Room.


UUSP MEDITATION RETREAT – Saturday morning, December 7, nine to noon, UUSP’s Gilmour Hall.  Come recover attention, clarity, and peace..   Pastor Jack


EVERY TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  


EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING MEDITATION every Wednesday, 8:00-8:30 a.m.  Drop in, find your zone, go live your best day.


CITIZENS CAFÉ MOST THURSDAYS AT NOON!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Social Hall.  Join us (but let Pastor Jack know you’re planning to come, because our schedule is still erratic at this time of year)!  Discussions of the public issues of our times (


UUSP COVENANT GROUPS – trusted circles for sharing about life.  Learn more: Patti Hanks ( or Pastor Jack.


COMMUNITY TALK:    ON NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE by George Lakey, recently retired Swarthmore professor and esteemed Quaker peace activist.  Tuesday, November 19, 6-9:30 pm at the St. Pete Friends Meetinghouse, 130 19th Avenue South.  $15 suggested donation.  Register with Susan Wade at or 727-821-5048


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


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

For screen shots of examples, click the link:  Worship Service Online Enhancements


Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:57am

Flea Market at UUSP!

The Flea Market will be Saturday, November 16 from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Please come and join us for refreshments while you shop for some treasures.

Contact: Sue Price
Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:50am

Renew - Restore - Rejuvenate

Thank you!!

Thanks to the responsiveness and generosity of several of our members, UUSP has raised over 60% of the $25,000 required to complete the landscape renovation and refurbishment of the Narthex and Tower.


Be part of the excitement of bringing these projects to fruition! We want to give everyone an opportunity to participate in these initial projects and make them happen. As we welcome people to our home by creating a welcoming and hospitable environment, help welcome all to our spiritual home by making a contribution today.


Make your payment by check or by credit card through the GivePlus app. For more information, click on Designation Form Designation Form

or visit and select Giving>Donate Now.


Contributions to date by fund are as follows:

Renovation General                  $8,560

Landscaping                              $7,100

Narthex                                         $100

Total                                         $15,760


Special thanks to those who have contributed:


Barbara and Tom Archibald

Lisa Beane

Sherry and Steve Benton

Susan and Paul Burnore

Denis Calandra

Sarah and Paul Craig

Michael Killoren and Randy Nolan

Cynthia Patterson

Carol Ulmer

Sara Wallace

Karen White, in memory of Joan Marie White

Sharon Winters

Contacts: Michael Killoren, Cynthia Patterson, Carol Ulmer, 3R Giving Team


Want More Details on the Renovation Projects?
Click on Project Renovations    Project Renovations

or visit>Get Involved>Committees<Building & Grounds; scroll down to Documents and click on the download link for Power Point Slides: 3R Project Descriptions. If you have any questions about the projects, contact:

Sharon Winters

Michael Killoren

Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:45am

Cafe & Bake Sale at the Flea Market

The UUSP Flea Market on Saturday, November 16, will include a bake sale and "cafe" selling snacks and drinks, as well as baked goods for people to enjoy over Thanksgiving.


Are you a baker or cook?  If you would like to create and donate something for the sale or cafe, please contact Linda Paul at  Thanks!


Contact: Linda Paul
Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:38am

This Sunday's Worship Services

Sunday, November 17, 2019: " JUSTICE, EQUITY, COMPASSION: Experiments and Experiences"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Rev. Jack Donovan
Worship Associate: Sarah Craig

The current covenant statement of our Unitarian Universalist Association holds that we should affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.  Should we?  What's your experience with them?  What have you tried?   How has it worked out?  These are some questions for our lives and times.

Group: Worship
Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:37am


As we have cleaned out our closets for the upcoming Flea Market, we may have extra closet space and empty hangers.


The Flea Market could use those hangers.


Bring them to the Church office tomorrow (November 15) between 9am - 5pm.


Thank you!



Posted on November 14, 2019, at 8:45pm

Newsletter Team Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Front Office
Contact: Sharon Winters
Posted on November 13, 2019, at 5:07pm

Communication Strategies Team Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Front Office
Contact: Sharon Winters
Posted on November 13, 2019, at 8:48am

RE Corner

Religious Education:  November 17, 2019


This month’s theme for RE is Attention. 


Each week, the students will be knowledgeable in the theme of each month. November’s theme is Attention. This weeks lesson entails Attention to the Now (Mindfulness). Each month, our youth will explore and learn about other faiths that flow with UU to enable and expand their own perspective. For more information about the themed curriculum, 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 10:40am) the children are then guided upstairs by Ms. Jeanay, Ms. Trish and Mr. Joe to RE. Children and youth are returned to their parents in coffee hour at 11:45a.m.


Want to stay-in-the-know about what's going on in RE? Subscribe to the RE Newsletter. Text UUSPRE to 22828 and you will be added!


Thank you for your support.

Posted on November 13, 2019, at 8:31am

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Gilmour Hall


All are welcome to join your fellow parishioners in UU of St Pete's annual Thanksgiving Dinner!

Turkey and ham will be provided with participants bringing the sides and dessert. We had a fantastic time last year and we're expecting even more guests this year!


Sign-up sheets on the piano in Gilmore. If you don’t want to bring a dish to the dinner, please still sign up to come. All are welcome!! Bring a guest or two! Dinner is at 2pm on Thanksgiving Day November 28th but please come a little early to enjoy the fine company and conversation.


My mother, Joy, will be decorating Gilmore for the dinner the day before and wouldn’t mind a hand if you have the time and a sign-up sheet for that event is on the piano also. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Thanks, Kevin Wamboldt 

Group: Hospitality
Posted on November 12, 2019, at 3:06pm

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