September 7th, 2018

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September's Theme is "Vision"

Help Amendment 4 Get Passed!
Join us in phone banking at UUC.
We will set up in Surti Hall.
Go to this website to sign up for the Sept.11th session: https://secondchancesfl.org/partner/uujf/call/uuc/    
Call the office at 727-531-7704 or email uucsocialjustice@gmail.com if you need more info. Bring your cell phone AND laptop or tablet. (be sure to bring your power cord for your device.)
-- Tuesday, September 11th, 5:30-8:30 pm FIRST NIGHT!!!
--Sunday, September 30th, 12:30-3:30 pm
--Tuesday, October 9th, 5:30-8:30 pm
--Sunday, October 21st, 12:30-3:30 pm
--Sunday, October 28th 12:30-3:30 pm
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September 9th, Sunday...

Open Issues: 9:30-10:30, Patio Room
Alexandra Schelle. " Farmworker Justice with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers." Alex recently graduated from New College in Sarasota, then added to the staff at CIW and AFF (Alliance for Fair Food). According to our Christine Bellamy, Alex is wise beyond her years, a huge asset at the women’s prison near Coleman Florida. 

Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis will lead the celebration of Water Communion and Homecoming Sunday.

This week's Pastoral Associate: Frank Tedesco

This Sunday's RE: This Sunday is a service for all ages, so we hope that you and your family will join us in the Octagon on Sunday morning to celebrate the Water Communion! There will be children’s activities in the Spirit Play area, and a special Time for All Ages when the children are invited (but not required) to come down to the center area for a story. 
*Also a reminder that this week is the Second Tuesday of the month , which means it’s Family Movie Night! We’ll be screening “The Greatest Showman” at 6:00 pm, accompanied by pizza and popcorn. Feel free to bring a salad to share if you’d like! Afterward we will have a short discussion/activity relating the movie to this month’s VISION theme.

Exhale!! Wednesdays at 6:00-6:45 pm in the Maxwell Library
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 20 minutes or so, stretch, then meditate again. Late-comers welcome, enter softly. Stay for hearty appetizers (we love your offerings too!) and conversation afterward. Contact Kathy Krohn at:  uuc.kathykrohn@gmail.com  (Note: For now, we won't be online during some summer Wednesdays.)

September 8th, Saturday, Desmond Meade speaking at Dunedin Public Library, 10:00 am.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County, Meade, a convicted felon himself, overcame incredible obstacles and got his law degree and is now the Executive Director of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. This amendment affects 1.4 million Floridians so go his talk is guaranteed to fire you up. Then we will see you at our phone banking session the following Tuesday here at UUC!

September 16th, Sunday... Open Issues: 9:30-10:30, Patio Room -- Sean Armil. “DSA(Democratic Socialists of America), Immigration and Occupy ICE”  

Thursday, September 13th, End of Life Choices meeting. 1:30-3:00, Patio Room

Tuesday, September 18th, A Service for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 6:00 pm, Octagon. Followed by a potluck dinner in the Community Center at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 27th - Social Justice "Evening Issues" and the Environmental Justice Committee presents "Chasing Coral," 6:30-9:30 pm, Community Center.
An extraordinary documentary about our disappearing coral reefs around the globe. What's happening to them and what can we do to save them.

Save This Date!!
On Saturday, December 1st, One City Chorus is performing in the Octagon in honor of World AIDS Day. We are so excited to be hosting this choir of over 140 singers under the leadership of Conductor Jon Arterton. More info to come...