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Insects and Our Imagination Salon at UUSP

UUSP and Keep St Pete Lit have been partnering to present quarterly salons with fascinating topics involving language and the world. 

The next Salon is Tuesday, November 20 in Gilmour Hall from 7:30 - 9pm.

Let’s talk about how we as Floridians and language enthusiasts live with the insect world. 
How can their beauty and our anxiety create a personal evolution?

Enjoy 
•    a lyrical presentation by Stephen Lindow
•    insights on local insects 
•    writing exercises that show your deeper connection with insects in your life
•    excerpts from William H Gass’ "Order of Insects" 
[It] was dead and upside down when it materialized… a soul so static and intense, so immortally arranged, I felt, while I lay shell-like in our bed, turned inside out, driving my mind away, it was the same as the dark soul of the world itself. — William H Gass

No charge but a donation is appreciated. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Sabrina Dalla Valle at winternight.18@gmail.com .

Posted on November 9, 2018, at 5:40pm

UUSP Parking Lot "Good News" Update

The City has approved the ADA-compliant parking plan that WJA submitted for our new parking lot. The City also approved relocating both WJA’s and UUSP’s dumpsters from their current locations in the alley to the median between the parking lot  and the alley.  This appears to resolve the dumpster issue, does not require using any parking spaces, and greatly improves the appearance. In addition, WJA has agreed to build and pay for an enclosure with gates for the two dumpsters at a cost of $13,000.  

 

Our parking lot will also have an extra 10 foot wide space that we can designate as we choose (for example, “reserved for expectant mothers and handicapped people”). This doubles the ADA parking required by the City. 

 

Due to rising costs (materials, equipment, etc.) the cost of constructing the parking lot has gone up an additional $80,000, from $180,000 to $260,000. WJA will absorb the additional $80,000 cost. An architectural site plan is available to anyone who would like to see the design.

 

Initial grading work will begin in December, at which time the lot will not be accessible. In January full construction will begin. During this period there will be ample parking on weekends and evenings for UUSP members. The Human Services Department of Pinellas County, which has a parking lot across Arlington Street and in the next block on Mirror Lake Drive and 6th St N, has posted that its 100-space parking lot is now open to the public during non-business hours (Mon-Fri 6pm-4am and Sat-Sun 8am-4am). This is in addition to the 24 spaces it already allows us to use at the corner of Arlington Ave and Mirror Lake Drive.

 

The parking lot plan will allow UUSP to construct a safe walkway from the lot across the alley to UUSP’s back entrance, if we choose. This can be constructed after the parking lot construction is completed and will require us to comply with City codes that apply.

 

Any Questions, you can reach out to Paul.

Contact: Paul Burnore
Posted on October 26, 2018, at 6:54pm

Pancake Breakfast


This Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast, hosted by UU’s Helping People, supports the Friday Night Picnic and various local agencies serving people who are homeless. Suggested offering is $4/person or $10/family. If you would like to help run our first visit by Showered and Empowered, please contact Sabine at beandex@aol.com

Posted on October 25, 2018, at 7:21am

RE Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

RE Committee Meeting, in Conway Middle

contact: Melissa Allen

Posted on October 23, 2018, at 1:14pm

Music!!

Did you know that singing has been scientifically proven to be good for your health? All are welcome to join our wonderful Choir which meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM. Our brave band of Bell Ringers meets bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM and performs at least once a month during services. We’re always looking for new folks to join both of these groups. Please email me for more information at jon@jonandjames.com. -  Jon Arterton

Posted on October 19, 2018, at 5:17pm

Parents' Group Check-in / Potluck

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gilmour Hall, Downstairs Classroom, Kitchen

Old, New, and Expecting Parents: Looking to connect with other parents in a small-group setting? Twice a month, the Parents' Covenant Group hits pause on our hectic family schedules and goes deep on parent-y and non-parent-y topics.

On first Sundays we'll meet for a check-in and potluck in Gilmour Hall. Child care provided by request. Contact Michael Pohl or Morgan Gresham for more info.

Posted on October 17, 2018, at 5:55pm

Parents' Covenant Group

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Downstairs Classroom, Media Room

Old, New, and Expecting Parents: Looking to connect with other parents in a small-group setting? Twice a month, the Parents' Covenant Group hits pause on our hectic family schedules and goes deep on parent-y and non-parent-y topics. Child care provided by request. Contact Michael Pohl or Morgan Gresham for more info.

Posted on October 10, 2018, at 10:16pm

ART OUTSIDE THE BOX - Expressive Arts Workshop

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gilmour Hall

An experience of exploration and discovery - guided expression in several art forms - with the final results, new skills (how to make decorative boxes and fill them with imaginatiion).   No art experience is required!  Come with an open and playful spirit (well, you'll at least leave with one)..  Cost $25 ($40 couple), with raised money for supplies for future UUSP Expressive Arts experiences.  Supplies included.  Limit 15 participants, so sign up now!  Facilitators:  Alisun Donovan (alisundonovan93@gmail.com), Cynthia Alicea (mindfulmoves@gmail.com).

Contact: Alisun Donovan
Posted on October 10, 2018, at 2:32pm

Winter Inquirers Class

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Second class for people learn about UUSP and UU and how to join the congregation. Refreshments provided. 

Contact: Patti Hanks
Group: Membership
Posted on September 8, 2018, at 8:59am

Winter Inquirers Class

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

First class for people to learn more about UUSP and UU and how to join our congregation. Refreshments provided. 

Contact: Patti Hanks
Group: Membership
Posted on September 8, 2018, at 8:57am

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