Author: Kelli De Graw


The UUSC’s long standing fundraising and educational program is taking place at UU St Pete during the month of January 2021. Here are our four guests. 

UUSC’s partner Suja Karimuddin is our fourth “guest”, and he is one of the many Rohingya people forced to leave … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (January 15, 2021)

Dear UUSP Community,
What a week! Not the least momentous things being the differences in our reactions, between groups, between persons, sometimes between one moment to the next in oneself.

My own prevailing reaction has been to advise myself, No need to panic, given what has happened so … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (January 8, 2021)

Dear UUSP Community,

Did you hear the funny story in this week’s news?
Nope, neither did I.  

But I have been referring frequently to my old “Garfield” comfort cartoon where Jon tells the supine feline, “Time is running out, Garfield” – to which the catatonic cat replies, “Okay… … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (December 18, 2020)

Dear UUSP community,

I wish you the most joyous Yuletide season. Over these next weeks, as daylight comes earlier and nighttime comes later, may we find much to celebrate – perhaps kindness of friends, resilience of spirit, doors opening to an enlightened future.

No doubt we are far from … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (December 4, 2020)

Dear Friends,

Earth’s northern hemisphere is celebrating the Season of (Coming) Light – which can seem sadly contrary for some since these months are long on depressing darkness. Perhaps the enlightened ones and the light of the world offer as therapy the seeking of the light of mind … read more.

Southside Food Bridge

*Submitted by Virginia Fox and Karen Coale*

For December we are expanding our monthly food drive to include inexpensive toys in the $1.00 to $5.00 range for boys and girls, ages 4 – 14. 

The thrift section at Target, the Dollar Store or Party City have many fun and … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (November 28, 2020)

Dear Friends,

Though we likely didn’t realize as children, thanksgiving is a mixed bag. “Joy and woe are woven fine, a clothing for the soul divine,” sang William Blake. Joys weave us past woes. Woes weave us toward joy. Thus, thankfully, we survive and thrive.

We move from Thanksgiving to HIV/AIDS … read more.