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Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (January 22, 2021)

Dear UUSP Community,

Dateline: Wednesday after the Inauguration. 
Reflection on the Biden-Harris memorial for the 400,000 Americans lost to COVID-19:  How good and right to have leaders with enough vision not to make spectacles of themselves.  Reflection on President Biden’s inauguration speech: How grand to hear … read more.

Message From the Board


The board has met three times since July – the beginning of our new fiscal year – virtually, of course.  Due to a variety of situations and circumstances, there were three board vacancies of one-year terms.  Two of those vacancies were filled last month by … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends,

Four messages from four pandemic months:

I.  The new church year has begun.  Let me repeat the thanks expressed here a few weeks ago for all of you who are members of the congregation – for your caring support of one another and your persistence … read more.

FAST: What Can I Do?

Support FAST: Please take some time to view the new FAST video above. It is narrated by Rabbi Torop, Temple Beth El, and Rev. Ward, Moriah Mission Baptist Church, who is also Co-Chair of the FAST Criminal Justice Committee.
FAST is currently addressing several systemic racial issues … read more.

Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message

Dear Friends,

Let me encourage you to attend the online annual General Assembly of UU Congregations, with programming from Wednesday, June 24, through Sunday Worship Service, June 28.   For free, you may attend all the online general meetings and Sunday Worship Service at   To participate … read more.

“I Can’t Breathe”

George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died on May 25, 2020 after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer’s knee.

“People of faith, particularly those of us who are white progressives, need to combat the systems of criminalization in our country. … read more.

UUSP sends 240 masks to Immokalee

Our sewing team has been busy. After making masks for many of us, Friday night picnic participants, neighbors and extended families, they turned to mask-making for the farmworkers harvesting produce in the Immokalee area. Let’s have a big round of applause for Sally Carville, Duff, … read more.