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Want to join other UUs to Support Amendment Four?

Our Unitarian Universalist Association is partnering with Second Chances Coalition to advocate passage for Amendment 4 that will restore voting rights to felons who have served their time. If you want to help here are some opportunities:

October 20, 9:30-3pm:  Sarasota Canvassing with UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

Bring a carload to meet UU neighbors and knock on doors as our denominational leaders support Florida voting rights.

 

October 21, 12:30-3:30pm: Phone Banking

We can join Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray in Clearwater to make calls for Amendment 4 or do phone banking right here.

https://www.uua.org/justice/blog/2018-electoral-justice-yes-amendment-4-florida 

 

 

Contacts: Karen Day, Karen Coale
Posted on October 5, 2018, at 6:58pm

VOTER Table — Educational Materials 


Stop by the Voter Table during coffee hour. Handouts from forum on Education will be available as well as key Voter dates from the Supervisor of Elections and the League of Women Voters’ — Voter Guide. If you have questions or would like to provide some additional educational materials, please coordinate with Karen Coale. 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on October 4, 2018, at 11:42am

Learn the Issues — Then VOTE


UU St. Pete and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring a series of educational forums to prepare you to vote knowledgeably in the upcoming November election.

The first, Local Control of Education and Restorative Practices for Students, was held on October 2. Presentations were given by the League's Education Co-Chair iris Yetter, and our own Pat Fling and Rev. Karen Day. Event moderator was Karen Coale. If you could not attend — pick up the very informative handouts on the VOTER Table in Gilmour Hall after service. 

Mark your calendar for the next two sessions:

October 16: Gun Safety: Join members of the LWVSPA gun safety action team, We the Students, Inc., Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and community activists to learn about gun safety issues, effective legislative solutions and how your vote in November can make a difference. Speakers are:

  • Emily Handsel & Kayla Dixon We the Students Inc.
  • Jan Neuberger Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence
  • Rev. Carlos Senior New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, St. Petersburg
  • Sharon Winters LWVSPA Gun Safety Action Team Lead

October 23: Amendments to the FL Constitution

In the UU St. Pete sanctuary; at 7:00pm — FREE and open to the public. Join us and bring your friends. Become informed before you vote, and remember that every election is determined by the people who show up. We are counting on YOU

 

Posted on October 4, 2018, at 11:34am

Learn the Issues -- Then VOTE


The Unitarian Universalist Church of St Petersburg and the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area are co-sponsoring a series of educational forums to prepare you to vote knowledgeably in the upcoming November election.

The three-part voter education series will cover these topics:                     

  • October 2:  Local Control of Education & Restorative Justice Practices           
  • October 16: Gun Safety
  • October 23: Amendments to the FL Constitution

All three programs are FREE and open to the public, and will be held in our sanctuary, 7:00pm to 8:30pm 

Join us and bring your friends. Become informed before you vote, and remember that every election is determined by the people who show up. We are counting on YOU!

Since these events do not magically happen -- we need some help setting up, cleaning up and greeting the multitudes that attend. We will have sign-up sheets for each event on piano on Sunday after service. But you can beat the rush by responding to this notice. 

Posted on September 14, 2018, at 10:57am

Farmworker/Immigrant Planning Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This Social Justice subcommittee supports Farmworker and Immigrant Families by identifying and organizing our Church’s  participation in projects that support these immigrant communities via direct outreach as well as advocate for systemic change. There are so many ways to help these underserved and often neglected populations. We welcome your ideas and encourage your involvement in this very loving and meaningful work.

At our monthly planning meetings we review status of existing projects and plan new educational and advocacy events as well as steps for outreach to specific individuals. 

Please join us -- all are welcome. 

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on August 22, 2018, at 9:26am

Social Justice Planning Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Front Office

At this time the UU St Pete Social Justice Committee includes these five ministries: 

  • American Promise 
  • Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate Sales
  • Farmworker/Immigrant Families
  • FAST
  • UU’s Helping People 

Our events and projects support those in-need, address local and wide-ranging injustices and the building of local justice networks. Some projects are Outreach; like providing a meal for the less fortunate and supporting refugee families’ basic and educational needs.

This past year we continued our Justice efforts; wanting to address systemic issues. Examples include advocating against punitive immigration legislation at the state and federal levels, working with USF and other organizations on the Tiny Homes for Veterans and Homeless Bill of Rights, joining the FAST network of Churches to increase affordable housing, improve schools and the juvenile justice system and economic justice thru our FairTrade Chocolate and Coffee sales. 

We also maintained and strengthened our partnerships with other organizations – The Society of Friends, Coalition of Downtown Churches, Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services Refugee Resettlement Office and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. 

We encourage any Church member or friend to be engaged in the various aspects of our Social Justice ministries. Though the above ministries plan and communicate their respective projects -- we consider all members of the congregation to be members of the Social Justice Committee and consciously design our projects to facilitate the involvement of a wide range of members and friends of all ages.

 

Posted on August 22, 2018, at 9:06am

Voter Education Program: Amendments to the FL Constitution



Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Sanctuary

Amendments to the FL Constitution which include those from the Constitutional Review Committee as well as citizen groups such as the Restoration of Felon Rights. This will be the third in a series of educational programs to prepare us to knowledgeably vote in the general election in November. We are asking the League of Women Voters to share their presentation and FACT sheets with us.

Each event in the series will have a similar format:

  •     Provide fact based information via film, presentation, panel, fact sheets, etc.
  •     Facilitated Q & A 
  •     Questions to ask candidates, and fact sheets 
  •     Action steps

and will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration and is FREE and open to the public. 

This series is co-sponsed by the UU Church of St Peterburg's Social Jusitce Committee and the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area.

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on July 13, 2018, at 1:32pm

Voter Education Program: Gun Safety



Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Gun Safety will be the second in a series of education programs to prepare us to knowledgeably vote in the general election in November. Conducted by Sharon Winters and the League's Gun Safety Committee. 

Each event in the series will have a similar format:

  •     Provide fact based information via film, presentation, panel, fact sheets, etc.
  •     Facilitated Q & A 
  •     Questions you can ask candidates, and fact sheets 
  •     Action steps

and will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration and is FREE and open to the public.. 

This series is co-sponsed by the UU Church of St Peterburg's Social Jusitce Committee and the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area.

Posted on July 13, 2018, at 1:23pm

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



Sunday, October 28, 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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