April 6th, 2018

UUC's Spring Into Service month continues -- have you made your commitment yet?
Sign up HERE .

April 8th, Sunday:
Open Issues : 9:30-10:20, Patio Room
John Chase. “The Mountain We have to Climb” This month we’ll have two sessions at Open Issues about the future of energy, leading to Earth Day, April 22nd. This session will set the stage by explaining where we are today. John is a retired mechanical engineer with a lifelong passion for such things. He is also a long-time member of UUC.

Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis --"Mi Corazon No Duerme/My Heart Doesn't Sleep"

This week's Pastoral Associate: Susan Hegner

This Week's Share the Plate: Southerners On New Ground
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town LGBTQ people in the South. We believe that we are bound together by a shared desire for ourselves, each other, and our communities to survive and thrive. We believe that Community Organizing is the best way for us to build collective power and transform the South. SONG builds a beloved community of LGBTQ people in the South who are ready and willing to do our part to challenge oppression in order to bring about liberation for ALL people. For more information: www.southernersonnew groung.org .

Sunday's Religious Enrichment
K thru 2nd grade -- Miss Peggy is going to have a very special assistant this week. Who could her assistant possibly be? The mad scientist perhaps? Come find out and be prepared to get messy. It is time for fun.
3rd thru 5th grades -- We will be expressing ourselves through sculpting and learning about the UU Sculptor who crafted the Lincoln Memorial and The Minuteman. Come make your own personal Chalice out of Sand Clay.
  The Pledge Drive Ends This Sunday
Let's keep our beacon shining brightly, lighting the path for members and friends to promote progressive values as we grow spiritually in community.
Each year  your  commitment to give generously enables UUC's ministries - music, religious education, outreach, activism - as well as supporting our strong ministerial and professional staff.
Look for teal pledge forms in the pews and the Narthex or go online to make your gift. Questions? Contact Stewardship Chair Mary Currey ( mary.currey@gmail.com ) or Canvass co-chairs, Bill Foley ( billfoley2@mac.com ) or Susan Gore ( flsnowfrog@gmail.com ).
Your support ensures UUC can light the path for its members, friends and the larger community. Take a moment  now  to become part of the Canvass - make your pledge today!

Exhale Goes Weekly!! Wednesdays at 6:00-6:45 pm, in the Octagon
By popular demand, Exhale - Mindfulness and Meditation is going to run weekly. Come sit or walk with us in a simple format that focuses on breath. Our large sanctuary has room for both sitting and walking meditation. We meditate for 10 minutes or so, three or four times. Late-comers welcome, enter softly.
This practice supports your other spiritual practices when you are unable to attend your primary spiritual community.
Stay for tea and conversation afterward. Contact Kathy Krohn at: uuc.kathykrohn@gmail.com

Attention Everyone Who Loves Playing Bridge!
April 10th, Tuesday and every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Patio Room.

April 10th, 17th and 24th, Tuesdays: Adult RE Program continues --
Reflections on "A Good Death" and "An Auspicious Rebirth"
UUC Teaching Facilitator: Frank Tedesco, M.A. and PhD. in Buddhist Studies
We will reflect on the notion that we are "spiritual beings"having a physical experience on earth, perhaps not for the first or last time. Our conversations will be supplemented with videos, Youtube TED talks, etc. as inspired. Sign up online at www.uuc.org, or on a sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Meets: in the Patio Room, April 3,10,17, and 24, 4:30-6:30 pm

April 7th, Saturday: Art Show Opening Reception 3:00-5:00 pm, Octagon
East Lake Woodlands Art Club Show An exhibit of acrylic and watercolor creations by Chris Parliman, John Martis, Nancy Meacham Martis, Margie McClure and Sue Hand .
Normal Gallery hours: 9 am-noon Tues-Fri and noon-1 pm Sun.

April 8th is the New Date for United Faith's Walk of Peace (Dunedin Peace Walk)
The 2018 United Faiths Walk of Peace will take place on Sunday, April 08 at 2:00 pm. Groups from a variety of faith traditions invite you to join us! The Walk is roughly along a 2 mile route through Dunedin that begins at John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park at the corner of Douglas and Main St. in downtown Dunedin, and ends at First United Methodist Church. Our faith communities are working together in the hope that the world can find a way to live in peace.  For more info go to: https://www.unitedfaithswalkofpeace.org/

April 15th, Sunday: Humanist Monthly Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm, Octagon, Monthly Meeting - Hal Hultman , speaker, on human/computer singularity

April 15th Sunday: Growing Together
A monthly event to engender a love of nature in a new generation of youth. This serves to acquaint them with Perennial Urban Food Forestry and the abundance that THEY can generate in an Organic Garden. 
Using exclusively locally sourced materials, we share the ideals that eliminate negative impacts of GMOs and the petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and carbon footprint of transport of these and our food.

April 17, Tuesday: Adult RE Program begins --
"This I Believe"
Facilitator: Rev. Patrice
Beginning in 1951, radio pioneer Edward R. Murrow asked Americans from all walks of life to write essays about their most fundamental and closely held beliefs. NPR revived it, and at UUC you will explore your faith and spiritual beliefs. There will be writing homework - and it only works if you do it!
Meets: April 17, 24, May 1, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30, Maxwell Library
Enrollment limited to 12

April 22nd, Sunday: Earth Day , 12:30 pm
The Environmental Justice Committee will be showing the movie " This Changes Everything " in the Sanctuary.  The movie, filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, " This Changes Everything " is an epic attempt to re-imagine the challenge of climate change.

April 22nd, Sunday: The last day to donate to the Silent Auction.
Get to our UUC.org website today and Click the link on the home page.
The Auction is May 19th, 2018. This auction will be part of the celebration of 'opening' the new RE center and Social Hall. This is a silent auction and will feature services and experiences only. Click HERE to get more information on how you can participate.


Readers Forum: We’ll be reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley on March 30. We have a poetry reading on April 6. Then we read Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan on April 13,20, then Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly on April 27 and May 4. We meet Fridays at 10:30 in Chorale Room.