The sermon will center on a diagnosis of our liberal religious tradition’s overall failure to thrive, in honor of Federal Income Tax Days. Readings from Confucius, R. Waldo Emerson, Robert Francis , and Sophia Fahs to point the way out of the daze.
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- Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (April 9, 2021)Dear Friends, I’ve just had my 77th birthday and I’m at a loss for words, there is so much to say. So, if you don’t mind, the birthday present I’ll give myself is a few days of quiet and reflection. Part of that reflection will, of course, be about you and my gratitude that I’m in the world with you. Peace and love, Pastor Jack
- Social Justice Update (April 9, 2021)SouthSide Food Bridge The next food drop-off is by noon on Tuesday, April 13. Please drop off your donations at one of these locations: Karen/Dave Coale: 111 26th Ave NE, St PeteGay/ Billy: 6220 14th Ave S, GulfportDani/Deb:: 6051 3rd Ave. S, St PeteVirginia/Cal: 4562 14th Ave. N, St Pete Thank you everyone for your continued generosity, it is so appreciated! Forty-three state legislatures have introduced more than 250 bills that would make it harder to vote. These attacks must be stopped, and we have the power and leverage of our institutions to support democracy. See this Brennan Center for Justice chart by states of what legislation has been introduced and how the For the People Act will block these measures.Here is what you can do now: Send an email message to your Senators in support of the For the People Act-S1 through UUSJ’s Action Center here. Call your Senators now. Coalition member Common Cause has set up ...
- Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (April 2, 2021)Hello Friends, We recently concluded a series of thirteen Sunday 9:15am conversations about the seven spiritual aspirations and six faith sources of the covenant made by UUA congregations. The depth and breadth we shared was inspiring. The inspiration overlapped with the insights in our Wednesday 10am study of American UUism. One of our last issues was whether UUs tend to be skeptics. Our answer was No, we are questioners, inquirers and seekers. If skeptics are dubious about everything, UUs tend to be curious about everything, seeking deeper. And in that spiritual heritage, starting Sunday April 11, 9:15am, we begin a series entitled Words We Question. Our first word will be God. Perhaps you can make that the centering point of this week’s contemplative meditation, to nurture understanding, caring and fulfillment. Shalom and Happy Passover and Easter,Pastor Jack