Author: Kelli De Graw

Friday Night Picnic

On Friday (June 25), 15 of our guests were vaccinated with the J & J vaccine.

UU’s Helping People provided a $10 cash incentive and will extend the same offer to guests attending the Saturday Morning Breakfast and Sunday evening meal at Praise the Lord Outreach … read more.

Message from FAST on Mental Health Access

FAST – Faith in Action for Strength Together – has been working on improving access to mental health services in Pinellas County. We are pleased to report that the nonprofit mental health community has collaborated to have a single point of access phone number to … read more.

A Message From Our Board

Regarding Opening up our Sanctuary

Temporary Policy for All UUSP In-Person Gatherings (indoor or outdoor) on Church Property
Approved by the UUSP Board of Trustees May 28, 2021

All people over the age of 12 who are fully vaccinated may attend without masks or social distancing, though masks … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (June 4, 2021)

Dear Friends,

I think you’d relish the spirit of the Berkeley Zen Center’s meditation hall.  Enter the airy hall through the garden, place cushions in the communal setting, bow to place, bow to room, sit in peace.  Roshi Mel Weitsman rings the temple bowl, offers brief … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (May 28, 2021)

Dear Friends,

Got awe?

UC Berkeley psychology Professor Dacher Keltner researches biological and evolutionary origins of emotion— particularly, prosocial states such as compassion, awe, love, and beauty.  

He reports that awe – sensing something vast that challenges your understanding of the world –diminishes bounded self-focus and expands sense … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (May 21, 2021)

Dear Friends,

The time is coming fast when an interim minister will be here helping our congregation assess our religious journey to date and where we want it to go henceforth – answering perhaps three questions foremost:

1) Who as a religious congregation do we serve?
2) What … read more.