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A Very Merry Spring events on sale at Motown Party

A Very Merry Spring builds our community by bringing us together in people's homes or other venues for a wide variety of fun events.  AND, since the hosts are graciously covering ALL the expenses, 100% of the ticket prices go to Social Justice projects.

 

How can you resist?!  Even if you don't like to socialize, you can always buy a ticket to the No Show Ball...  Here is the line up:

 

#1 – Fairy Lights Wine, Cheese and Chocolates – Saturday, March 3

#2 – Shuffleboard Party – Friday, March 9

#3 – Vegetarian Italian Dinner – Sunday, March 11

#4 – Dinner at Asie French/Asian Fusion Restaurant – Thursday, March 15

#5 – Wine, Appetizers and Poetry – Friday, March 23

#6 – Ole Northeast Progressive Dinner – Saturday, Mar. 24

#7 – Gourmet Champagne Brunch – Sunday, March 25

#8 – Final Four Watch Party and Buffet – Saturday, March 31

#9 – Games, Puzzles and Supper – Sunday, April 8

#10–Sunsets, Salads, Sangria & Sandcastles – Saturday, April 14

#11 – The Grand Finale Cocktail Party – Sunday, April 22

 

Stop by our table during Coffee Hour for a brochure with all the details.  Tickets go on sale at the Motown Party on Saturday, February 24, 6:00pm.  If you cannot be at the party, we recommend you get a friend to buy tickets for you.  Last year most events sold out quickly!  Any tickets left will be on sale during Coffee Hour on Sunday the 25.  

Contact: Susan Burnore
Posted on February 16, 2018, at 5:01pm

Special Very Merry Spring Event: THE NO-SHOW BALL

Hosted by:  Someone you don't really like much

Date:  An evening you'd rather stay home and watch Netflix

Location:  40 miles away in an area with no parking

 

An event for the masochists among us!  Wear your most uncomfortable formal clothes and join lots of strangers for mediocre food, tedious speeches, and excruciating small talk.

$50 or whatever you'd like to donate just to avoid this event.  

Contact: Susan Burnore
Posted on February 16, 2018, at 5:01pm

Another Recognition for the CIW


On February 15th the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announced that it has chosen the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to receive its prestigious ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism for 2018. For nearly forty years, ALBA has worked to educate the public about the brave volunteers including thousands of Americans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and their fight against fascism in Spain before World War II. As a vital part of their efforts to keep the spirit of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade alive, ALBA administers the annual award of one of the world's largest monetary prizes for human rights, helping fuel movements for justice and freedom around the world today. 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on February 16, 2018, at 10:05am

UU St Pete at Women’s March 2018


In 2017 we marched! In 2018 we ACT!  Power to the Polls!

For the second year, our congregation participated in this march. Along with 5,000 others, we marched from Mirror Lake to Williams Park.  The crowd was lively, the signs creative and outrageous, and all of us are psyched to make changes — big changes! 

 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on January 26, 2018, at 8:15pm

Monthly Immigrant/Refugee Planning Meeting



Thursday, March 15, 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 3:34pm

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



Sunday, February 25, 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 12:55am

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