Author: Kelli De Graw

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (April 16, 2021)

Dear Friends,

This past Sunday, UUSP’s 9:15am Religious Discussions group shared views on the meaning and use of the word “God.” Old doctrinal understandings did not get much credence. Renaming the concept and redefining it in practical experiential terms as energy, being and source seemed more credible. And garnering … read more.

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 Pete
Gay/ Billy: 6220 14th Ave S, Gulfport
Dani/Deb::  6051 3rd Ave. S, St PeteVirginia/Cal:  4562 14th Ave. N, … read more.

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 … read more.

Message from the Board of Trustees

There have been some changes on our UUSP Board of Trustees.  Michael Killoren, who was elected president back in June 2020, has resigned from the Board.  Michael led us ably and unselfishly through some of our church’s hardest times during COVID, and we will miss … read more.

Social Justice Update (April 2, 2021)

Beautiful Quilt Which Depicts Immigrants’ Suffering and Injustice

Presented locally by the Pinellas Coalition for Immigration Justice (PCIJ), which UU St Pete is an active member of.

The PCIJ advocates that all immigrants receive compassionate, just and dignified treatment , at our borders and within our country, … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (March 19, 2021)

Hello Friends,

The Rev. Peter Marty, publisher and editor of the progressive Christian Century Magazine, predicts the following for post-pandemic religious congregations: 

(1) The physically gathered church congregation will increase in social and spiritual importance as other institutions shift online and human isolation increases;
(2) Seeking and appreciating authentic … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (March 12, 2021)

Hello Friends,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – though it’s said that Padraig was captured by Irish raiders as a boy, enslaved for several years, escaped to his wealthy family in Britain and later got revenge by creating Irish Catholicism. Oh, the confessions I’d have been saved if the … read more.

Social Justice Update (March 12, 2021)

Guest at Your Table

Thank you for your generosity!
UUSP contributed $955 to support the continuation of our Guests work:
> Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar and her community in southern Louisiana 
> Sujauddin Karimuddin and Rohingya refugees in Burma
> Mark Stege and Marshall Islanders 
> Adela Ramírez in Guatemala

Immigration … read more.