The Star in the East: A UU View of Miracles

Does a non-Christian or non-theist faith allow for miracles?  How do we explain the inexplicable?  Join Susan Burnore for a look at what “supernatural” might mean to a UU.  

And stay after the service for the UUA inSpirit Book Fair!

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  • Celebrate Outreach
    Caroling at homeless shelters begins at 7:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2022 at UU St. Pete Church on Mirror Lake                                                                                                                                                            Still No Room in the Inn: Having the Christmas she never had Friends, A few years back, one of the residents at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Baldwin Women’s Residence came to the director of the residence after Still… No Room in the Inn Christmas carolers had made our annual visit.  It was a spirited, lively time of singing, good wishes, and cookies. “I’ve always wanted to have a Christmas like that,” she told the director, “but I never had one.  Now, I have.” Everyone enjoys Still No Room in the Inn.  Last year, two women at the Women’s Residence greeted us dressed as Santa and an elf (above, right).  We hope you are planning to join us. We will send a final schedule of stops next week.  Here are current details about this year’s caroling: •  Still… No Room in the Inn caroling at homeless shelters and ...
  • National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service
    On Friday, December 16 at 4:30 PM the community will unite to honor the persons who died in Pinellas County in 2022 while experiencing homelessness.  The service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg.  The powerful one-hour interfaith memorial will feature selections from sacred scriptures, a reading of names of the people who died while homeless, a candle-lighting ceremony, and a procession. Please plan to join us. This fifteenth annual interfaith observance is Celebrate Outreach’s local observance of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, which is held on or near December 21, the longest night of the year.  Following the service, a to-go dinner will be served in memory of those who have died.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sabine von Aulock at beandex@aol.com.
  • Cluster News!Cluster News!
    DECEMBER 1st: (Thursday.) A caravan from Saint Petersburg will take supplies to the farm worker families in Immokalee.     Blankets, clean clothing, and other cold-weather supplies are needed. We’re helping the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. If you can assist with this project, please let me know. (We’ll need to receive items before December 1st.) DECEMBER 8th: (Thursday.) Bruce Knotts from the UUA’s United Nations office will speak about Unitarian Universalist involvement with international programs. We’ll have information about the climate change conference in Egypt and some other topics. This zoom program is sponsored by the UUs for a Just Economic Community. Information about registration appears on the UUJEC’s home page. DECEMBER 10th: (Saturday.) Human Rights Day. By a happy coincidence, it’s also the day when the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. In many UU congregations, this is one of the great December holidays. No need to belong to a particular religion ...

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