May 11th, 2018

May 19th, Saturday: Only 1 Week Away!!!
Grand Opening of the Surti Center and the
UUC Community Center
3:30-9:00 pm.
For more info:  or 727-531-7704
Get ready to bid by Checking out the Silent Auction Catalog at

May 13th, Sunday: It's Mothering Day!
Open Issues : 9:30-10:20, Patio Room
Nicole Carr, Ph.D. “Why Do School Boards Matter?” Nicole is a candidate for the District 3 (“at large”) seat on the Pinellas County School Board. Her first assignment was teaching English to 9th graders at an Indian reservation. In the past 24 years, she has been teacher, school counselor, assistant principal and a district administrator responsible evaluating programs and coordinating the district strategic plan. Eighteen of those 24 were in Florida, and included two years when she was an assistant principal of one of the five so-called “Failure Factories” in South Pinellas County.
Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45
Service Leader: Susan Gore, "Don't Judge a Book"
Susan Gore has been called a mother on more than one occasion, though not in the sense of biological parenting. While she has birthed six nonprofit organizations and hatched thousands of ideas, she is, in fact, a failure at biological mothering, and not for the apparent reason, as she will describe in the message she brings to us on this Mother’s Day,  Don't Judge a Book by its Cover .

This week's Pastoral Associate: Frank Tedesco

This week's Religious Enrichment
In honor of Mother's Day we will be reading, Love You Forever , which explores the way love continues throughout a family's life. We will be making pop-up cards for moms and grandmas.

This week's Share the Plate: In recognition of Mother's Day the Share the Plate Recipient will be Clothes To Kids (CTK)
Clothes To Kids exists to provide new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis,
school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. After a brief screening as to need, each child is invited, by appointment, to shop for a complete week's worth of is clothing. CTK envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. For more information go to

Covenant Group Sign Up
Click HERE to sign up for a Covenant Group or to stay in your current group.
If signing up online is not for you, call the office at 727-531-7704.

Exhale Now 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. Stay for tea and conversation afterward. Contact Kathy Krohn at:

Sunday May, 20th: Flower Communion
Sunday Service: Rev. Patrice Curtis, "Bound Together"
She will be talking about her trip to the border of Mexico and America, and weaving in reference to the UUC covenant. 
Also: Annual Congregational Meeting 12:30-2:00 pm

UUC Artists! Thursday morning, 9-12 am is the time to deliver your art for hanging or display.
All hanging art must be framed and equipped with wire for hanging. Oils and acrylics not framed must have finished edges.
If a piece is sold, it may be replaced by the artist. If the artist doesn’t want to replace it, another artist may. UUC receives a 30% commission on anything sold.

Social Justice: Monday May 14th in Tallahassee
Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival : SOMEBODY'S HURTING OUR PEOPLE: Children, Women, and People with Disabilities in Poverty
On Monday May 14th in Tallahassee and in over 30 states across the country as well as in D.C., the poor and dispossessed, alongside people of faith and conscience will take action together to challenge our distorted national morality. We will take up the unfinished work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to become "a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life."For more information and to register for this free event: click HERE .

Readers Forum: We finish Lilac Girls on May 4. We’ll read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See on May 11, 18 and Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut on May 25, and June 1st. Then , we’ll break for the summer. We meet Fridays at 10:30 in Chorale Room.