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UU's Helping People Pancake Breakfast



Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Gilmour Hall, Kitchen

UU's Helping People will be host a pancake breakfast (with a gluten free option, eggs and fruit salad) AFTER the service, February 19

Proceeds will go toward their Friday Night Picnic for People in Need ministry. Individuals/$4 and families/$10 or enjoy some 'cakes on us.

Contact Sabine with any questions.

Posted on February 17, 2017, at 12:28pm

UUSP Meditation Retreat In Gilmour Hall

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Gilmour Hall

UU St. Pete holds quarterly meditation retreats, four Saturday mornings per year, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Each hour includes 40 minutes of sitting meditation and 20 minutes of walking meditation. An opportunity for eating meditation is offered at the third hour. Brief instruction is offered in Zen Meditation (sitting, breath-counting) and Vipassana/Insight/Mindfulness Meditation (breath counting, noting interruptions). Practitioners are of course welcome to follow other practices they might prefer including Lectio Divina or other forms of contemplative meditation. Chairs are provided; zafus (pillow/cushions) and zebutons (cushioned mats) are welcome. Facilitated by Rev. Jack Donovan, Dave Coale, and others.

Posted on September 9, 2016, at 1:16pm

Farmworker/Immigrant Families Planning Meeting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Location: Front Office

This Social Justice subcommittee meets monthly to plan our advocacy, educational and outreach projects. We are currently supporting three Congolese families who arrived in St Petersburg from refugee camps in Uganda on  December 15, 2016. Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services' Resettlement Office provides case workers, and we at UU St Pete work with them to help the families acclimate to their new homes. Each family is unique and their needs differ -- but the work with them is most rewarding and informative.

We also support advocacy campaigns for fair and just treatment for farmworkers in the fields of Florida -- which is driven by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. At present there is a boycott against Wendy's -- the fast food chain and a campaign asking that Publix participate in the Fair Food Agreement. Until these are resolved please do not visit Wendy's nor buy tomatoes from Publix.  

Our other advocacy area regards attempts to pass punitvie anit-immigrant legislation in the Floirda legislature. Six punitive bills were introduced in the 2016 session, and all were defeated. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area -- we will also conduct an educational campaign about immigration as there is so much misinformation on this issue.

We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm to plan our projects. Come join us. All are welcome.

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on July 24, 2016, at 1:26pm

Worship Committee Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Front Office

The Worship Committee meets monthly to discuss many aspects of our Sunday morning services. We assist our minister as requested, and provide leadership for services in his absence. We schedule and assist greeters, worship leaders and speakers. Meetings are generally 1-1/2 hours long and are held in the church office at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome!

Group: Worship
Posted on July 5, 2016, at 12:02pm

Social Justice Committee Planning Meeting

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Front Office

The chairs of UU St Pete's social justice subcommittees  meet monthly to communicate our strategies with each other, coordinate the various events and activities of each subcommittee and to handle the administration that keeps the overall social justice committee functioning. We use this time together to understand all that we are doing under the Social Justice umbrella and to ensure that we have no conflicting projects -- resource or date wise.

Each subcommittee also meets separately to plan the details of their advocacy, education and outreach activities. The four current subcommittees are: Fair Trade Coffee, Homeless Community, Farmworker and Immigrant Families and American Promise.

All are welcome to attend.

Posted on June 23, 2016, at 9:49am

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



Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 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 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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Posted on September 5, 2015, at 6:24am

Mindfulness Meditation



Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Gilmour Hall

Day and Time: The St. Petersburg Sangha meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. The Sangha meets in Gilmour Hall which has an entrance located to the right of the main church entrance (up the ramp). The church faces Mirror Lake and parking is located on the north side of the church.

History and Description: The St. Petersburg Sangha offers participants an opportunity to pause in their busy schedules to join others in mindfulness meditation to support living mindfully. We practice in the engaged Buddhism tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and meet weekly for meditation, mindfulness practice and Buddhist teachings. Our teacher, Fred Eppsteiner, teaches in St. Petersburg once a month at our sangha meetings.

Format: Please arrive about 10 minutes early. Enter the meditation room quietly, remove your shoes, and settle in. At 7:00pm, we will practice mindfulness sitting meditation for 30 minutes, walking meditation for 15 minutes, and then listen to a Dharma talk or participate in a Dharma discussion. Newcomer orientations are offered the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm.

For more information about the Florida Community of Mindfulness, please visit http://floridamindfulness.org/.

Contact: Dave Coale
Posted on September 14, 2012, at 3:36pm

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