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This Sunday's Worship Services

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Sunday, May 28, 2017: "What I learned on the playground"
Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Reggie Craig
Guest Speaker:  Roger Copp, Marilyn Hafling, Barbara Archibald
Worship Leader: Sabine von Aulock

For eight years an interfaith group of volunteers, including those from UUSP, have prepared and served home made food Friday nights in our picnic area. Come listen to the lessons we have learned from our guests. Also, we welcome Roger Copp, a member of a Methodist Church in Tampa, who will share what his congregation did with the learnings they garnered from their Sunday morning breakfast guests. We are indeed a community of thoughtful, committed citizens changing the world.

Group: Worship
Posted on May 26, 2017, at 12:33pm

Together! with One City Chorus & The Alumni Singers


TOGETHER!!  One City Chorus & The Alumni Singers will join forces for a concert on Sunday, May 28, 4:00pm at the Lakewood United Methodist Church located at 5995 MLK Jr. St. South, St. Petersburg. The concert will be free. A goodwill collection will be taken to benefit the choruses and the church.

One City Chorus was formed in October 2016 by its conductor Jon Arterton and has already performed for a huge, enthusiastic crowd at the Palladium Theater. They sing songs of social justice, civil rights and equality. The Alumni Singers who is currently conducted by Janice Hogans was begun 37 years ago by graduates of Gibbs High School who wanted to continue singing after graduation. They’re known for their beautiful renditions of gospel songs and spirituals.

Several of our UU St. Pete members will be singing with the One City Chorus.

Posted on May 26, 2017, at 10:09am

Celebrating Anna Prince


Marietta Times Obituary:

Anna-May Prince, 84, formerly of Marietta OH, born March 18, 1933 in Brookfield, Connecticut to William Henry and Florence White Thornhill died peacefully from a respiratory ailment on May 18, 2017 while visiting New York City.  She is survived by her sisters Mildred and Mary, two sons, Frederick and Martin and 8 grandchildren.  After growing up in Brookfield Connecticut and studying fine arts at Connecticut College for Women she worked in pottery, sculpture, water color and most recently art quilting.  She was a regular participant in regional art shows and a founding member of both the Innovative Art Alliance and the Riverside Gallery.  In August 15, 1952, she married Dr. Albert Prince, a prominent behavioral psychologist, and came to Marietta, Ohio when he was recruited to chair the Marietta College psychology department.  She was also an early advocate and student of behavioral psychology and received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University in 1969.  For 20 years she was the school psychologist for Noble County and Director of Marietta Psychological Services.  She was also a naturalist and avid gardener and famous for her flower gardens on Cisler Drive.  She exuded positive energy and was beloved by everyone fortunate to cross her life path.   A memorial service at the Marietta Unitarian Church 232 Third Street will be held on Saturday June 3rd at 10:30am which will also dedicate a stained-glass window in honor of her deceased son, Jason Emory Prince.

Cards and letters of remembrance and condolence may be sent to Anna's sons at the following addresses:

Martin Prince
515 east 72nd Street, Apt 21a
New York, NY 10021

 

Fred Prince
4920 Mathew Court
Ypsilanti, MI. 48197

Posted on May 25, 2017, at 10:32am

Announcements From Pastor Jack

SAVE THE DATE: For Inquiring Minds, Hearts, & Spirits – Sundays, June 4 & June 11, 11:45am to 1:15pm: A two session Inquirers’ Introduction to Unitarian Universalism & the UU Church of St Pete. For people curious about joining UUSP, or just curious. Snacks provided. Conway Building. Pastor Jack and Membership Team

Summer Wednesdays Beliefs & Spiritualities Discussions: June 7 to September 6, 10am & 7pm. Text: Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul by Jungian psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes. WOW!!! Will you embrace this book or toss it? Is it a courageous rendering of the liberating myth the world needs to thrive or a regression to servile superstition? My sense so far? Pinkola Estes book will provide an exceptionally touching and energizing link between our Spring explorations of myth and belief and our Fall explorations of oppression and disbelief. Read on and ponder! (And as always, quotes will be provided each meeting.) Rev. Jack

UUs helping UUs: Need help or know a UUSPer who might? Please notify Sue Price, UUSP Care Committee chair: http://uustpete.org/user/sue-price.

Unitarian Universalist Association Annual General Assembly “Resist & Rejoice” – June 21-25, New Orleans. Schedule and Registration at www.uua.org/ga.

Pastor Jack would appreciate emails from UUSP members new and longer-term with whom he hasn’t met recently for a kind of annual check-in, letting him know your best times for a visit. jfdonovan@bellsouth.net

Posted on May 19, 2017, at 9:53pm

Santa Recognized This Week

Santa Wezago continues to take English courses at Tomlinson in the evening. Her accomplishments were recognized this week at the 2017 PACTE Students Awards Ceremony when she received a PACTE Outstanding Student Award. The Pinellas Adult, Career & Technical Education Association honors students who excel in their adult career training. Daughter, Aaliyah, several classmates and Karen and Dave Coale were there to cheer her on. Congratuations Santa! 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on May 19, 2017, at 9:59am

This Week In RE

Youth: Join us this Sunday for Be The Change!  This program gives Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth a starting place for discussions about the role of race, identity and justice in living out their faith. Youth class begins at 10:30am in the library.

 

Elementary Students: Join Trish and Joe for Windows and Mirrors. This program nurtures children's ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about and respect those of others. The sessions unpack topics that lend themselves to diverse experiences and perspectives—for example, faith heritage, public service, anti-racism, and prayer. The program teaches that there are always multiple viewpoints and everyone's viewpoint matters. 

Contact: Lisa Hill
Posted on May 18, 2017, at 3:04pm

Twizere and Family Taking Steps Towards Legal Permanent Residency


This week Marcia Piacentino and Diane Williams took Twizere, his wife Mariam, mother-in-law Elizabeth and three children to Tampa for physicals -- a next step in gathering documents to file for green cards. Our Church is helping this family through this process by taking them to the required appointments and covering the associated costs. Thank you!

Sifa, Twizere’s three year old daughter, is growing quite fast, and needs some larger clothing. Her size is 4T. If you have some gently used girl’s clothing in that size or want to purchase some -- that would be very helpful.

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on May 18, 2017, at 1:27pm

Inquiring Minds, Hearts and Spirits

Are you curious about Unitarian Universalism and the UU Church of St. Pete? If you think we'd be good for you (or you'd be good for us), consider the upcoming two-session "Inquiring Minds, Hearts and Spirits - I & II." Session I on Sunday, June 4 and Session II on Sunday, June 11 - both from 11:45-1:15 in UUSP's Conway Hall. Light refreshments provided. If you would like to attend, contact Patti Hanks.

Contact: Patti Hanks
Posted on May 11, 2017, at 3:59pm

St. Petersburg Pride Parade 2017


Would you like to join in and participate in the largest Pride Parade in Florida? Well, you live in the right place -- St. Pete sees over 220,000 people participant in Pride weekend. This year's Pride Parade will be the evening of June 24. Once again our Church will have a prominent place in the parade. We want to show our support of the LGBT community and commitment to inclusiveness by having a large UU showing. Want to learn more or sign up -- See Courtney Allen during Coffee Hour after Sunday Services or email him via the contact link below.

To get the most up to date info on the Parade and Pride weekend festivities, visit https://www.stpetepride.com/en.

Contact: Courtney Allen
Posted on May 10, 2017, at 1:24pm

RE Corner

Youth: Join us this Sunday for Be The Change!  This program gives Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth a starting place for discussions about the role of race, identity and justice in living out their faith. Youth class begins at 10:30 in the library.

 

Elementary Students: Join Trish and Joe for Windows and Mirrors. This program nurtures children's ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about and respect those of others. The sessions unpack topics that lend themselves to diverse experiences and perspectives—for example, faith heritage, public service, anti-racism and prayer. The program teaches that there are always multiple viewpoints and everyone's viewpoint matters. 

Contact: Lisa Hill
Posted on May 4, 2017, at 2:57pm

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