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The Happy Sojourners Covenant Group

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

The Happy Sojourners Covenant Group will next meet on December 1st, meeting in Gilmour Hall (through 2 gates). We start with shared nibbles, bring your own drink, at 3:30pm, and the group starts at 4:00pm and ends at 5:30pm. Until further notice we will meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month. We welcome anyone who would like to share their journey with us.

Contact: Jane Fanning
Posted on November 8, 2016, at 5:21pm

Parents' Covenant Group

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Downstairs Classroom, Media Room, Treuthart Room

The Parents’ Covenant Group is a chance to get to know a small group of people on a deeper level. We explore life’s questions, joys, and troubles. Topics are both parent-y and non-parent-y: our identity as parents; dealing with “The Big Questions” with our kids; responding to change; and much more.

We’ll meet upstairs at church from 11am - 1:00pm on the first Saturday of each month. Free childcare will be provided downstairs. Our past groups had many meaningful, funny, and moving moments together!

For more information, please visit and ask to be added to the group, or contact Morgan or Michael.

Posted on October 12, 2016, at 9:58pm

Religious Education Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Conway North Room

We always welcome new involvement! All who would like to support this fun and vital ministry are encouraged to come to our Religious Education meeting in Conway Hall.

Any questions? Contact Michael Pohl, RE Chair.

Contact: Michael Pohl
Posted on October 4, 2016, at 11:04am

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

Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Sanctuary

Vocal Choir Rehearsal with Nic Filzen, Music Director.

Group: Music
Posted on August 15, 2016, at 3:33pm

Farmworker/Immigrant Families Planning Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 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, May 2, 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, May 4, 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

BOT Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

The UU St. Pete Board of Trustees meets from 6:50pm to 9:00pm on the second Thursday of the month in Conway Hall. In the spirit of our 5th Principle -- our commitment to the democratic process in our congregation and in society at large -- all are welcome!

Note: The August meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 9.

Contact: Paul Burnore
Posted on April 18, 2016, at 2:01pm

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

Sunday, May 14, 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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