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Voter Education Program: Gun Safety

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

Gun Safety will be the third in a series of education programs to prepare us to knowledgeably vote in the primary on August 28th and the general election in November. 

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 for candidates, and fact sheets 
  •     Action steps

and will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration. 

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on July 13, 2018, at 1:23pm

Voter Education Program: Restorative Justice Practices

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Sanctuary

Restorative Justice Practices which is one of the FAST priorities, will be the second in a series of education programs to prepare us to knowledgeably vote in the primary on August 28th and the general election in November. 

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 for candidates, and fact sheets 
  •     Action steps

and will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration. 

Contacts: Karen Day, Karen Coale
Posted on July 13, 2018, at 1:18pm

Voter Education Program: Money in Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Sanctuary

Money in Politics will be the first in a series of education programs to prepare us to knowledgeably vote in the primary on August 28th and the general election in November. 

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 for candidates, and fact sheets 
  •     Action steps

and will be 60 to 90 minutes in duration. 

 

 

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

Jane and Kent Fanning's Group

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room
Posted on July 12, 2018, at 6:14pm

Worship Service Online Enhancements

The Worship Committee as been working to making the Sunday experience accessible beyond attending the Service. Please visit UUSP's website, click the Spirituality tab, click Worship Services and Sermons. Scroll down the services and you will see "Sermons and Readings." For audio recordings, click on a Sunday Service and look for the sound icon   audio

For screen shots of examples, click the link:  Worship Service Online Enhancements

 

You may not find every sermon recorded but we are building the collection.

Group: Worship
Posted on July 12, 2018, at 3:10pm

UU's Helping People Donation

UU's Helping People, as part of their support to local providers of services to people experiencing homelessness, is contributing $200 to Family Resources LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth Project.  Jeri Huempfner-Gatz led our UUSP volunteers at the Gay Pride Festival in inviting passersby to fill a poster with affirming messages for these youth.

 

Please add your signature and message during coffee hour. 

 

Thank you!

Posted on July 12, 2018, at 3:06pm

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed!


Lots of Shifts avaialble each week to help our neighbors in need in our Brand New client-choice food pantry!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!

Come to the New Volunteer Orientation:

Wednesday, July 18

10am - 11am

St. Petersburg Free Clinic:  863 3rd Ave South

Additional orientation sessions: 10am - 11am on the first and third Wednesday of each month

or 

Call/Email Debbie Sokolov, Direct of Development at (727-821-1200 x110) or debbie.sokolov@stpetersburgfreeclinic.org to get involved!

Go to stpetersburgfreeclinic.org/volunteer to learn more.

Contact: Sue Price
Posted on July 5, 2018, at 11:41am

Sunday Morning Women's Book Study

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:15am
Location: Conway North Room

Group will meet in Conway North until further notice.

Posted on June 26, 2018, at 7:54am

Trip to Chiapas, Mexico for the 2018 “Day of the Dead”


The following announcement is from the Center for Global Justice, an organization involved in protecting the rights of indigenous people. Tim Flaherty and I went with this group on a similar trip to Chiapas in March of 2017, and found it worthwhile and fascinating. Please contact Paul Burnore or Tim Flaherty for more information.

October 28, 2018  through November 4, 2018

The Center for Global Justice is planning a "Day of the Dead" adventure to Chiapas this fall.  From October 28th to November 4th, a group of no more than 10 will experience the blend of indigenous and catholic ritual that entwines in this region honoring of those that have passed.  It's a very memorable few days filled with incredible beauty and traditions unique to the region. 

ITINERARY

Oct 28th

Flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla and transportation to our hotel in San Cristobal

Oct 29th

Sumidero Canyon, Universidad de la Tierra; San Cristobal school aligned with the Zapatistas’ 

Oct 30th

Oventic; a Zapatista community

Oct 31st

SIPAZ; an international organization that works to protect indigenous rights; Museo de las Trabajadoras and Textile Museum.

Nov 1st

Na Bolom; former home of Franz and Gertrude Bolom, now a museum dedicated to the Lacandon Maya and the preservation of the Chiapas rain forest; DESMI; a local non-profit that supports indigenous sustainable agriculture, social justice and collective economic models.

Nov 2nd

Day of the Dead activities in Chamula and Zinacantan.

Nov 3rd

Tonina; an archeology site dating back to 514 AD. This early Mayan city contains a "great pyramid" and well preserved stela.

Nov 4th

Transfers to Tuxtla Airport for flight back to Mexico City.

 

Click to MAKE YOUR RESERVATION  ONLINE

$250 Deposit Required
Balance due by Sept 1
Group size limited to 10 people

 

Cost per person:
DOUBLE - $1100
SINGLE - $1400

 

Costs include:

  • Roundtrip flights from and to Mexico City to Tuxtla.
  • Airport transportation to and from Chiapas.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • 7 nights hotel stay.
  • Local transportation and entry fees to all planned activities.

To secure your place, mail a check for $250 USD per person: 
Center for Global Justice,
5802 Bob Bullock Loop,
C1 #84, Laredo TX 78041

 

If you are mailing a check,be sure to email admin@globaljusticecenter.org to alert us that your reservation is in the mail.  Balance due September 1. For more info, contact Olivia at admin@globaljusticecenter.org

Contact: Paul Burnore
Posted on June 22, 2018, at 7:13pm

RE Corner

Religious Education: June 24

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:15-noon.

All children and youth will be in Hogwarts Summer Sundays May 27 through August 5. Instead of coming to worship children will go directly to Conway “Train Station Platform 9 ¾” to travel together to this magical school. Activities will focus on our seven principles and how they are lived in Harry Potter’s world.

Rev. Karen Day, RE Family Minister will be on leave for study and travel June 25-July 25.

Any questions regarding our RE Program, please contact Melissa or Morgan.

Posted on June 22, 2018, at 9:13am

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