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Congregational Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Sanctuary

Congregational Meeting to vote on proposed by-laws changes and the calling of Rev. Donovan to be our Settled Minister.  

A quorum of 50% of our voting members is required to vote on these issues.  Two Town Hall Meetings will be held for informaiton and discussion on Dec. 1, 2019, and Feb. 16, 2020.  

Contact: Steve Benton
Posted on November 20, 2019, at 9:29am

Town Hall on Minister Settlement

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Sanctuary

This Town Hall Meeting is to prepare for important votes coming up at our next Congregational Meeting. First, we will discuss three proposed changes in the church by-laws.  Then we will discuss calling Rev. Jack Donovan to be our Settled Minister.  

This Town Hall meeting is for information, discussion, and Q&A only.  No votes will be taken.  Voting will take place on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  A 50% quorum of our voting members is required for that meeting to be official.

Contact: Steve Benton
Posted on November 20, 2019, at 9:19am

Finding A Woman's Place: Book discussion by author Lorraine M Duval, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Finding A Woman's Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks by Lorraine Duvall tells the story of a women's commune in the Adirondacks. In 1974 seven women with their eight children left their jobs, friends, and families to live together communally on a 23 acre rustic resort in Athol, NY. They called their home "A Woman's Place."  They were inspired by other feminists to take this independent action and leave behind the restraints of the patriarchal society of the 1960s and '70s. This was also a time when hundreds of back-to-the-land intentional communities were started in rural areas in the US and abroad. Most were co-ed.  Just a few were women-only. 

Hundreds of women passed through the doors of A Woman's Place in its eight years of existence. Its popularity spoke to the need of women to congregate and take comfort in knowing that they were not alone in their struggles to thrive in a male dominated world. 

Duvall tells their story through a power point slide show, followed by a discussion period. Hearing about the personal lives of women who were brave enough to begin anew at A Woman's Place will hopefully inspire women, and men, to take action in their own lives. As an introduction, Duvall will present her views on the status of women and how they were treated until the mid 1990s, adding her own experinces during that time, as she is of the same age cohort as the brave women who started A Woman's Place.

An added benefit of her research is that many of the women have reconnected, renewed friendships, and started new ones. These women bonded 40-odd years ago, and though they lost touch for many years, these bonds remain strong.  Better than anything, perhaps, this illustrates the validity of the experiment deep in the Adirondack woods so many years ago.

Posted on November 14, 2019, at 10:52pm

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Sanctuary

Congregational Meeting to vote on calling Rev. Donovan to be our Settled Minister.  A quorum of 50% of voting members is required for the meeting, and a positive vote of 90% of those present is required to call a minister.  For this meeting, voting members are those who have a current pledge on record and have been members for at least 60 days as of March 1, 2020.

Contact: Steve Benton
Posted on November 12, 2019, at 1:34pm

Spanish Conversation

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Location: Front Office

Spanish Conversation for beginners, hosted by Lupe Torre every Sunday at 12:15.

Posted on November 12, 2019, at 1:30pm

UUSP Membership Inquirers Class #2

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Part II of an introduction to UUism and membership at UU St. Pete.

Group: Membership
Posted on November 11, 2019, at 6:25pm

UUSP MEMBERSHIP INQUIRERS CLASS #1

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Part I of an introduction to UUism and membership at UU St. Pete.

Group: Membership
Posted on November 11, 2019, at 6:22pm

Friday Night Picnic

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
Location: Kitchen, Playground, Conway North Room

Location: Kitchen, Playground, Little House, Conway North Room

Friday,  - 5:00pm - 7:00pm,  Serving dinner at 6pm

Location: Kitchen, Playground, Conway North Room

For the last seven years, UUSP, in partnership with the Quakers, Food Not Bombs, and other faith based and civic groups has held a Friday evening "Picnic in the Playground" to provide a good meal for the unhoused people and the working poor in our community.

If you haven’t had a chance to participate in this valuable outreach / community builder, we invite you to share a great experience with us. Here are some of the ways you may wish to contribute:

  • Show up with a prepared dish and help serve; we start at 6 and finish by 7
  • Prepare a dish and drop it off; contact Sabine or Reggie to make arrangements
  • Help with clean up or set up
  • Help supply sustainable plates, cups and napkins

We look forward to continued success, with our interfaith partners, serving the hungry in our community.

Contacts: Reggie CraigSabine von Aulock

Groups: UUs Helping PeopleSocial Justice

 

Contact: Reggie Craig

 

 

Posted on November 11, 2019, at 4:00pm

Mingles Holiday Party Hosted by Paul and Susan Burnore

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Everyone’s invited (pay as you can) to enjoy a relaxed afternoon of good food and great friends at the Burnore's home.  All UUSP friends and family welcome.

Suggested donation - $5 to $20 – Okay to pay at door but please sign up in Gilmour Hall after any Sunday service or contact Susan Burnore. This is a fund-raiser and all the money goes to UUSP.

 

Contact: Susan Burnore
Posted on November 10, 2019, at 4:52pm

Mingles Dazzling Treasure Island Boat Parade and Party

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dick and Rachelle Miller’s backyard provides the perfect place to watch the decorated boats go by!  Enjoy the area’s best holiday boat parade and a wonderful meal with all your favorite beverages in a spectacular setting.

Maximum 30 people.  $35

Buy tickets after any Sunday Service in Gilmour Hall or contact Geneva Nelson. It's a fund-raiser and all the money goes to UUSP.

Contact: Geneva Nelson
Posted on November 10, 2019, at 4:47pm

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