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A Very Special Happy Hour - unlimited

The Last Very Merry Spring event is the Happy Hour Sunday at 5 pm.

 

See Susan Burnore at church Sunday if you want to buy a last minute ticket!

Contact: Susan Burnore
Posted on April 20, 2018, at 7:55pm

Share the Plate Sunday

This Sunday will be Share the Plate Sunday, which means one half of the non-pledge portion of the Offering will help one of this congregation’s social justice projects. Your contributions will provide a helping hand to a refugee family from the Congo.  Last month you helped cover the costs of school uniforms when Twizere’s son Jibu moved to a new school. Today’s Offering will help Santa buy clothing for her four children – three of whom are waiting in France to join her here.  With the help of a pro bono immigration lawyer and our committee – their paperwork has been submitted. Thank you!

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on April 19, 2018, at 2:03am

Social Justice Expo

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location: Conway Middle Room, Conway North Room

Meet the volunteer leaders of an amazing panoply of social justice projects sponsored by UUSP:

Immigrant/farmworkers        Karen Coale

UU's Helping People:  focus is on the homeless         Reggie Craig   

         Tiny Homes for Vets:  housing for homeless vets            Sabine von Aulock     

Sale of Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate:        Karen Frank

American Promise  ("corporations are NOT people")       Dan Greenfield

 

Contact:  Reggie Craig, Karen Coale, Sabine von Aulock

Contact: Reggie Craig
Posted on April 16, 2018, at 1:10pm

CHIP: Medical Program for Needy Children

Both of our refugee families have had difficulty with their coverage. They really need some help understanding and working with DCF (Department of Families and Children).  Any advice would be most appreciated.  Please contact Karen with any suggestions.

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on March 29, 2018, at 7:52am

Thank You, Grazie Mille, Merci Beaucoup 

To Susan Burnore and the wonderful team that put on our recent FUNd Raiser for Social Justice. What a fun night and such generous results for Social Justice -- $3,500! We also want to extend our thanks to those have volunteered to host events as well as those who purchased tickets. 

Your generosity to the hardworking needy in St. Pete and our brave refugee families is heartwarming. In these challenging times, your support does make a difference and enables us to give them a helping hand. It also affirms this congregation’s commitment to our greater community and the work of your Social Justice Committee.

On behalf of the entire Social Justice Committee, we want to let you know how deeply we appreciate both the financial and emotional support for the work we do. 

 

Posted on March 23, 2018, at 6:54am

Monthly Immigrant/Refugee Planning Meeting



Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Location: Front Office

Location: Front Office
This Social Justice subcommittee meets monthly to identify and organize our Church's participation in projects that support the farm worker, immigrant and refugee communities. Our current direct outreach is focused on supporting two refugee families, from the Congo, adapt to their new home here in St. Pete, as well as one immigrant family from the Caribbean. We also advocate for systemic change -- in particular fair and just treatment for all immigrants including the negotiation of labor and wage practices for farmworkers in the fields of Florida, assurance of due process for the undocumented, protection of the DREAMers and the retention of in-state-tuition for immigrant students.

To counter the current negative and fearful messaging about immigrants and refugees -- it is important that we come together and take positive action. We welcome your ideas and encourage your involvement in this very loving and meaningful work.

We are always looking for volunteers. Whether you want to donate your time or money, we would love to hear from you. Contact Karen at migrants@uustpete.org

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on September 30, 2017, at 4:34pm

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



Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Gilmour Hall

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
Posted on December 18, 2015, at 1:55am

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