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 or nation. Everybody is included in the celebration. The UUA’s United Nations office has information.
DECEMBER 16th: (Friday.) Homeless Memorial Gathering. Starts at 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Mirror Lake in Saint Petersburg. Everybody is invited. We’ll remember the people in Pinellas County who died in the year 2022 while experiencing homelessness. This is an annual event in many communities in the United States. It’s usually observed very close to the Day of the Winter Solstice. Winter has its delights, but it can also be very difficult.
Homelessness is a major concern for senior citizen activists, and it’s a concern for many other people.