Reggie and Sabine were thrilled to welcome UUSP members and friends to the nearly complete 1st Tiny Home for Homeless Veterans. Dave and Karen Coale made a contribution in honor of Dave’s military buddies Lieutenant James Powers and Colonel James Bigelow II. We thank them … read more.
Author: Kelli De Graw
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.
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.
Emptiness is not a value UU congregations affirm or promote. Our values in brief are Dignity, Encouragement, Growth, Meaning, Rights, Community, and Relationship – in a phrase, Spiritual Fullness.
The pandemic has taught us a lot about Emptiness as a depressing feeling we have good reason … read more.
Wendy’s Board Recommends that Shareholders Vote FOR Social Responsibility Resolution
Patience and determination really do work. UUSP marched with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) here in St Pete in March 2015 — demanding that Wendy’s sign their Fair Food Agreement. We also prepared food … read more.
It seems possible that we are seeing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Groups are gathering here and there, some with precaution, some not. I myself most appreciate the cautious, and especially their caution for the sake of others.
May we continue to pay … read more.
I hope you’re doing well – and doing good, for yourself and others. As the UUA Covenant says, You’re worth it.
Doing what’s good requires understanding what’s good. That’s why our fourth covenantal affirmation – seeking truth and meaning – is also important.
And understanding requires … read more.
As we’ve all heard, Rev. Jack will be leaving St. Petersburg at the end of June to join his family in North Carolina. He generously timed his leaving, and his announcement of his leaving, to sync with UUA’s calendar for transitions in ministers. We are … read more.
Thanks to Sue Price for including us in the beautiful tribute to husband Roy, trombones and all. How good to be with Sue and family in the setting of sea and dunes and winds and sunset. And thanks to the crUU led by Care Committee chair … read more.