August 3rd, 2018

August 5th, Sunday...
Open Issues: 9:30-10:30, Patio Room
“Chairs-in-a Circle Conversation: Florida Primary Election” . Bring opinions, stories, etc. about local candidates. Bring your own mail-in ballot, if you wish, as a check list.

Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis, " Backpack Blessing Sunday "
Backpack Blessing Sunday August 5th: Come enjoy the joy of being a child. Please bring items for a backpack, or bring a completely filled one, ready for the start of school next week!

This week's Pastoral Associate: Susan Hegner

This Sunday's RE: And this week in RE we will learn about India and explore the concepts of fairness and equality.

Exhale!! Wednesdays at 6:00-6:45 pm in the Sanctuary
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:  (Note: For now, we won't be online during some summer Wednesdays.)
Rallying for Social Justice!!! 
Three Social Justice Events Sunday August 5th 
**March for Justice, Markeis McGlockton
4 to 6:30 pm, North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center 900 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755
**Rally for Markeis McGlockton with Rev. Al Sharpton
4 to 4:30 pm, St John Primitive Baptist Church
1002 Palmetto Street, Clearwater, FL 33755 (near the Rec Center)
**Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
Publix and Wendy’s End the Violence March in St. Pete
2:30 to 3:30pm, Allendale United Methodist Church
3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703

***Make signs at the SJ table after Sunday service.***

Backpack Sunday is August 5th
UUC will be collecting backpacks and school supplies for refugee students again this summer! The 2018-2019 collection will focus on the children of families who have participated in ESL classes at UUC with overflow to be distributed to local schools (Belcher Elementary and Oak Grove Middle School, both of whom have populations of ESL and Title 1 students). 
Volunteers will be needed to organize and distribute the backpacks following Backpack Blessing Sunday on August 5. The collection point will be located by the Social Justice table in the Social Hall; feel free to leave your donations in the bin! 
Please contact  with questions or to volunteer."
Please see the list of backpack supplies needed at this link
Hard copies will be available on Sunday.

End of Life Choices
August 9th, Thursday: 1:30-3:00 pm, Westwood Room
We will be talking about what we can do to get our legislative agenda brought up in the Florida legislature this coming year.  We hope to see you there.

August 12th, Sunday
Open Issues, Ashley Green “Amendment 4, Rights Restoration“
9:30-10:30, Patio Room