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August 11, 2017
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THE UUC WEEK AT A GLANCE...

The genre-defying and eclectic duo, Emma's Revolution is booked for Friday, November 17th in the Octagon! For now, save the date and next week we will have information on where and how to get tickets. 

August 13th, Sunday:
-- Open Issues9:30-10:20 am, Patio Rm.

Arwyn Elden, LCSW. “Choosing a Healthcare Surrogate”.  Arwyn is the Community Outreach Counselor for Empath Choices for Care. As such, she provides individual or group assistance for living wills, and clinical work in hospice and hospital settings, as well as public education and teaching. She holds a Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  

--  Worship Service:
  10:30-11:45 am, Octagon, Sermon from General Assembly video: "A Name, A Difference".

Wednesday, August 13th: UUC Board Meeting, 7:00-9:00pm, Chorale Rm.

August 20th, Sunday:
-- Open Issues, 9:30-10:20 am, Patio Room
-- Sunday Service, 10:30-11:45 am, Octagon


August 25th, Friday: Fourth Friday in the Food Forest, 5-10:00 pm, Gazebo

ENJOY, FOOD, FUN, FROLIC and A GROWING COMMUNITY!!! 
We host these monthly gatherings to bring a diverse, intergenerational, multicultural, multiracial, interfaith crowd to our garden to share food , fun and community. It is FREE to the public, so invite all of your friends!
This is also a POTLUCK, for those inclined to share food (optional). We also prepare produce directly from the garden to share.
YOUR INPUT IS VALUED!! 
Check out the facebook page for more information HERE.

September 7, Thursday:  Women's Lunch, 12:00-2:00 pm (Benedict's Family Rest., 768 N. Belcher Rd.

Please email or call Kayt Kennedy to let us know you're coming so we can make accurate reservations. Email: kaytkennedy@gmail.com, Phone:  727-735-3570


September 7, Thursday:  End of Life Choices, 1:30-3:00 pm, Westwood Rm.

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Flowers for Sunday Services
If you would like to supply the flowers for an upcoming Sunday service in honor of a special event or person in your life, please email Laura Daniel at flowers@uuc.org  . She will help you coordinate your contribution. 





Meet with Rev. Patrice Curtis

If you would like to meet with Rev. Patrice contact the office at 727-531-7704. If you wish to contact her, please call

(510) 852-9304.

Rev. Patrice Curtis
  Service 
Sunday at 10:30

August 13th, 2017

"A Name, a Difference"

Service leader: General Assembly

  Pastoral Care Associates

UUC has a strong team of lay Pastoral Associates who offer confidential, emotional support and spiritual companionship to fellow church members. You can access pastoral care by contacting Rev. Patrice Curtis at 727-531-7704 ext. 5 or revpatrice@uuc.org.

Please note that emails sent to the front office are not confidential; emails to Rev. Patrice are.

This week’s pastoral care associate is Drinda Lombardi and is available at 727-531-7704 ext. 5.    

           Open Issues
Sundays at 9:30 a.m-10:20 am. 
Patio Room
August 13th
 
 Arwyn Elden, LCSW. “Choosing a Healthcare Surrogate”.  Arwyn is the Community Outreach Counselor for Empath Choices for Care. As such, she provides individual or group assistance for living wills, and clinical work in hospice and hospital settings, as well as public education and teaching. She holds a Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.  

  Flowers for Sunday Services
If you would like to supply the flowers for an upcoming Sunday service in honor of a special event or person in your life, please email Laura Daniel at flowers@uuc.org . She will help you coordinate your contribution. 
 Share the Plate for August 13th: The US Peace Memorial Foundation
Executive Director, Michael Knox, made a presentation at UUC Open Issues on Father’s Day. Since 2005, the Foundation has directed a nationwide effort to honor Americans who stand for peace by publishing the US Peace Registry, awarding an annual Peace Prize, and planning for the US Peace Memorial in Washington, DC.  These projects help move the United States toward a culture of peace by recognizing thoughtful and courageous Americans and U.S. organizations that have taken a public stand against one or more U.S. wars or who have devoted their time, energy, and other resources to finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts.  Recent recipients are Veterans For Peace, Kathy Kelly, CODEPINK Women for Peace, Chelsea Manning, Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Kucinich, and Cindy Sheehan. We celebrate these role models to inspire other Americans to speak out against war and  to work for peace. Please donate generously to promote peace.
  Save  this  date: Friday, November 17th, 2017.  Emma's Revolution is coming to Clearwater!

Emma's Revolution, the award-winning “activist power duo” of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, will perform in our Octagon at 7:00 pm. 


July 2017: Emma's Revolution's CD, "Revolution Now", was released to Folk DJs nationwide and 
topped the June charts at #3 Top Album. Their song "Sing People Sing" tied for #2 Top Song and every track on "Revolution Now" was played. 
For now, save the date and next week we will have information on where and how to get tickets. 
Construction Has Begun!
Things got rolling this week finally and workers are on the job tearing down and removing. We will keep you posted as we go forward. 
Welcome to our newest childcare attendant!
 
We would like to welcome our new childcare attendant, Marie  Chapin . Marie is originally from Michigan and is currently attending  Hillsborough  Community College.  Marie loves to read and watch cheesy  SciFi  movies.  Please take a moment and say hello to Marie when you see her  on Sunday .


Exhale! 
A Gathering for Sitting and Moving Mindfulness.
Exhale and the Potluck Soup Supper will resume in the Fall. Stay tuned for details.

Caring Cards Needed

If you have or would like to buy sympathy or caring cards for the UUC office to send to fellow congregants please bring them to the office or leave them in the Church Administrator box. Thank you.
The Lost Shall Be Found...
The UU Lost and Found in the office is brimming with sweaters, sunglasses, shirts, water bottles and all sorts of other things. Please go on Sunday to the Social Hall and have a look see at all the goodies there. Reconnect with your lost items! I'm sure your stuff is missing you too!
  FAST Makes Progress For Affordable Housing In Pinellas

We owe ourselves congratulations on our one big win from the meeting:  indisputably, our large people power was key in helping to change Commissioner Justice's mind on the upcoming Pennies for Pinellas budget clarifying the distinction between the needs of affordable housing and that of economic development and keeping them separate.  Because the vote today was a tie for this distinction, the commission agreed to meet again to further discuss this issue, thus the case remains open.  Final vote was:   3 against the distinction (Eggers, Seel, and Long), 3 in favor of the distinction (Welch, Gerard, and Justice), with one commissioner absent for voting (Morroni). 
For more on this click HERE
UUC In Action... Upcoming Committee Meetings
Please get your meeting information to events@uuc.org NO LATER than one week before the next E-Octagram (publishes on Thursdays). If there are changes, they must get to the above email NO LATER than the Wednesday before publishing. Thank you. 
 

-- Fourth Friday in the Food Forest, Friday, August 25th, 5-10:00 pm

ENJOY, FOOD, FUN, FROLIC and A GROWING COMMUNITY!!! 
We host these monthly gatherings to bring a diverse, intergenerational, multicultural, multiracial, interfaith crowd to our garden to share food , fun and community. It is FREE to the public, so invite all of your friends!
This is also a POTLUCK, for those inclined to share food (optional). We also prepare produce directly from the garden to share.
We are crowdsourcing ideas and energy to determine how YOU, our beloved community, would like to see our garden evolve and grow.
Input from the invested will be directly incorporated into the planning for creation of the space that will best serve the needs of the growing local community. YOUR INPUT IS VALUED!!
Check out the facebook page for more information HERE.

What's Happening at UUC
Opening for New Art Show Coming September 9th.
"Surreal Sojourns:
Digital Photography by Barbara D. Boss."
Barbara Boss is a surrealistic abstract artist who creates unique photographic expressions. Her lifelong interest in biology, both flora and fauna, has fueled a fascination with the shapes of ordinary and extraordinary objects. Her work often reflects these themes.For more info c ontact Jaki Wilsun at jakiwilsun@gmail.com
Opening Reception: 3:00-6:00 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2017 in the Octagon.
Show remains on display until October 19th and can be viewed from 9-noon Tues-Fri and noon-1:00 pm on Sundays.
From the UUC Librarian: Our Librarian, Bruce Gotts requests that no more books be donated to the library until further notice.  The UUC Library is across from the Social Hall entrance. It is open on Sundays after service and books are available for check out with a self-checkout system. For more information contact our Librarian, Bruce Gotts  bcgotts@gmail.com
Adult Religious Enrichment Presents
Readers Forum
  We'll start up again in September. Happy Summer Reading!
A COURSE IN MINDFULNESS
 
THIS COURSE WILL RESUME SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
Beyond UUC...
Explore Cuban education, arts and culture Jan. 7-16th, 2018 with Witness for Peace

Explore Cuban education, arts and culture in January of 2018 with Witness for Peace. Get to know Cubans from all walks of life while taking part in this People to People Delegation, a travel and study experience we’ve been leading to this island nation since 1999.  
 
This trip is aimed at educators and others who want to visit and study Cuba's urban and rural educational programs from primary to university levels, including professional schools such as the Latin American School of Medicine and the National School of Arts. Included are meetings with professionals, families, elected officials, neighborhood organizing committees, and visits to artists’ collectives, museums, and historical sites.
For more details about the trip click HERE.