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The Atkin/Van Buskirk Rehearsal

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Sanctuary

Location: Sanctuary

The Atkin/Van Buskirk Rehearsal


Posted on November 19, 2018, at 3:51pm

Announcements From Pastor Jack

MEMORIAL SERVICE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FOR LAURIE CLEMENT’S FATHER, JOHN CLEMENT – Saturday, November 17, 11:00am. in the UUSP sanctuary.  Reception to follow.  John Clement was a leading member of UU St. Pete since 1965, serving the congregation in countless caring and sustaining capacities.  All are invited to attend in honor and celebration.


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 November 27 in our Gilmour 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. NO MEETING THIS WEEK.  Next meeting: November 28 in 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, 10:00am and 7:00pm, UUSP’s Conway Lounge.  NO MEETING THIS WEEK, THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!! The Next Meeting Will Be:  Wednesday November 28, 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 (another experiment at least through November).   NO MEETING THIS WEEK.  Next meeting: November 29  to chat about the news of the day – 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


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


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

Posted on November 16, 2018, at 8:17am

Story Telling for Social Justice

TONIGHT Friday, November 16, 8:15pm - featuring award-winning novelist & journalist Ana Menendez – at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Avenue South - a Leif Nissen Memorial Social Justice Lecture, supported by the Temple Beth-El Social Justice Action Committee & co-sponsored by UU St Pete, et al.  All are also welcome at the 7:30pm Shabbat service preceding the lecture.  Q/A with Ms. Menendez & dessert to follow.

Posted on November 16, 2018, at 8:09am

Do you play an instrument?

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

Group: Music
Posted on November 16, 2018, at 8:03am

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


Thank you!

Posted on November 16, 2018, at 7:59am

Program Council for all committee members

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Program Council for all committee members. 

Posted on November 15, 2018, at 2:19pm

UUHP (Unitarian Universalists Helping People):

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Front Office

UUHP (Unitarian Universalists Helping People):

Formerly the Homeless Ministry, UUHP meets at 6:00pm on the second Monday of each month in the UUSP office.

Through the generosity of our congregation, the UUHP Ministry receives from fund raisers such as Stone Soup, monthly pancake breakfasts, and share-the-plate, allowing us to donate to the Free Clinic Woman’s Shelter, Daystar, Family Resource Center (LGTBQ),  Family Promise and Celebrate Outreach. We support these local independent service providers for the economically challenged because they are proficient in how they are able to offer assistance.

Coordinating and   improving the Friday night picnic allows us to work with others in the community to help offer nourishing  meals for the food insecure

In the coming year we look forward to continuing our existing programs working on solutions to house the un-housed. Join UUHPs.

Reggie Craig, Chair
UUHP Ministry


Group: UUs Helping People



Posted on June 30, 2017, at 12:10pm

Contact: Reggie Craig
Posted on November 11, 2018, at 5:39pm

Update from your Buildings and Grounds Committee

Major projects we are working on include a new stairway with lift to Conway’s second floor that may be located in the playground area, a new ADA accessible bathroom to be located in the front office bathroom, and remodel of the sinks and dishwasher area in the kitchen. A new patio area at the front of the church is also under consideration.


Over the past six months we have repaired broken air conditioners and dishwashers, fixed holes in the roof, replaced all exit lights, changed lights and switches with energy efficient replacements, repainted RE stairs, replaced RE classroom doors with fire doors, replaced the chimney cap, trimmed the trees at front and side of the church, renovated the inner courtyard, installed a French drain and trimmed the bamboo, repainted the library, and installed two new bike racks—just to name a few.  


Our sanctuary was built in 1929 and requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep.  Much of this work is done by volunteers because the church budget does not cover enough to pay tradesmen.  In addition, our membership has increased and so too has our utility and other operating expenses. 


Buildings & Grounds Committee hopes you will learn more about our church’s financial resource situation.  You are also encouraged to join our volunteers. There is always more to do and we can use your ideas and efforts.  Come join us.  We meet at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month.

Contact: Tom Archibald
Posted on November 9, 2018, at 6:21pm

Smile UU - Rebates

Shop local where possible, but if you use Amazon, you can get a rebate of 0.5% on your purchases donated to UU St. Pete at no cost to you. 

To do this:

  1. Log on to instead of when you order
  2. Log on to your account (same logon for smile and the regular account)
  3. Your first time on smile you will designate our church and it will be automatic after that.
  • To designate our church, hover your mouse over the “account and lists” icon at top right corner. 
  • A dropdown menu will appear. 
  • Go down and click on “Your Amazon Smile”.  
  • Then, click on “change charity” at top right. 
  • On the new screen, at the bottom in the box under “pick your own charity” enter “St. Petersburg Unitarian” and search. 
  • Once you select St. Petersburg Unitarian Church, you will be donating to our general fund from then on.   

Contact Tom at

Contact: Tom Archibald
Posted on November 9, 2018, at 6:14pm

Save the Date: Roy Zimmerman In Concert

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:30pm 

Location: Sanctuary

Preparations begin at 6:00, concert begins at 7:30.

What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? "Write funny songs," says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. The Los Angeles Times once said that "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer." His concerts bring laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people who need a lot of both these days. "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change."


Contact Jon Arterton for information.

Group: Music
Posted on November 9, 2018, at 6:10pm

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