October 12th, 2018

The One City Chorus concert ticket site is up! Click on top left of our website to buy your tickets online: www.uuc.org

This Sunday the 14th - Second Annual Rice and Beans Luncheon. Please bring your rice and beans contribution with you as price of admission. This is a very important service to our farm workers who rely on our generosity when times are lean. Please, no bags over 10 lbs. If you need more info contact: Harriet Ha-Sidi 727-398-7012 .

Help Amendment 4 Get Passed!
Join us in phone banking at UUC in the Surti Hall
Click HERE to sign up at the Second Chances website. 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.)
-- Next phone banking session is Sunday Oct. 21st, 12:30-3:30 pm -- (with Susan Frederick-Gray)
--Final session: Sunday, October 28th 12:30-3:30 pm
October 14th, Sunday...

Open Issues: 9:30-10:30, Patio Room
Paul Ford will discuss the Amendments on the FL Ballot

Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45, Octagon
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis: "Rainfall"

Pastoral Associate: Kathy Krohn

October 14th Share the Plate
The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund is our Share the Plate recipient for this Sunday. The League of Women Voters of Florida (LWVFL) is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues. Their message is simple: Educating people about the issues of the day, the political process and how to make informed choices is the job of the League and one which it takes very seriously. Free and open access to information is more important today than it ever was. In an effort to sustain their voter registration and voter education work in Florida, your donation to the League's Education Fund will help them broaden their educational mission and enlighten the citizens of Florida. Please donate. For more information go to www.lwvfl.org .

Religious Enrichment :
This week's RE Topic is “Sanctuary and Shelter.” Children will be exploring the way people can be sanctuaries and shelters for each other. 
The parent Covenant Group will meet after worship with childcare available from 12:3-1:30pm.

Other upcoming events for families and people of all ages:
-- Friday, October 12: 5:30pm , Family Movie Night : How do we FIND and SEEK sanctuary? Let's explore this through the movie,  Paddington  (PG, 2014) on the big screen, with activity tables to interact with the theme before/during/after the movie. Enjoy pizza and popcorn along with a salad/fruit (please bring something to share). 
-- Wednesday, October 17: 5:30pm, Waffles + Worship - family evening chapel service in the Surti Center
-- Friday, October 26: 6-9 pm Parents' Night Out - wear your Halloween costumes and be prepared to have FUN! Light dinner and snacks provided. $5/child pre-registered, $10/child at the door.

A Note from Julie Daysa...
Thank you to all who have volunteered to help out with the RE programs and try teaching a class on Sunday mornings! We still have openings - stop by the RE table in the community center after Sunday’s service or email Julie Daysa ( dfm@gmail.com ) to sign up. Many thanks!!!

Fair Trade Coffee Sales this Sunday
This coffee is produced by a worker-owned enterprise that provides a fair wage directly to the workers. A portion of the proceeds supports both the local and the national level efforts of the UU Social Justice mission. We look forward to you becoming a regular monthly customer. There will be a variety of teas and coffee blends available. Payment can be done by cash, check, or credit card. We look forward to your participation.
Save the Date!! UUC Coming Attractions...

The NAACP is bringing the documentary "13th" to UUC, Saturday, October 13th.
Fellowship potluck at 5:00, movie showing at 6:00 pm.
The film charts the explosive growth in America’s prison population; in 1970, there were about 200,000 prisoners; today, the prison population is more than 2 million. Although the U.S. has just 5% of the world’s population, it has  about 25% of the world’s prisoners , and about one in three prisoners are black men. More than 60% of the people in U.S prisons are people of color.
To read more and see the trailer click   H ERE

Saturday, October 20th is Fall UUC Spruce Up Day!!!
Let's have an amazing turnout so the place looks awesome for the UUA Prez Susan Frederick-Gray. And there's coffee, water and pizza too! We need YOU to help us clean, cut, move branches, mulch gardens, weed, etc. Lots of hands make light work. Bring work gloves and a hat and practical shoes.

October 21st, Sunday: UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray will lead our service and then join us for lunch and then phone banking for Amendment 4 afterwards. Let's have an amazing turnout for this event to show her our support and interest in this important issue! See more detailed information at

October 28th, Sunday morning: Congregational Breakfast hosted by the UUC Men's Group. 9:00 am . Breakfast will include yummy waffles, eggs, fruit and yogurt. It is a love offering event.

December 1st, Saturday, One City Chorus i s performing in the Octagon in honor of World AIDS Day. A wine bar will be available in the Surti Hall one hour before the concert at 7:30 pm.We are so excited to be hosting this choir of over 140 singers under the leadership of Conductor Jon Arterton. Tickets are $18.00 online--go to www.uuc.org and click at the top, or $20.00 at the door. Don't wait, they will be going fast!

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  

October 16th, Tuesday: First class for "You, the New UU" -- a program for UU newcomers
Classes will be on October 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00-9:00 pm in Classroom 2 in the Surti center.
Rev.Patrice invites anyone who has been attending UUC for up to two years to this unique 3 week program. Your facilitators will be long time members Cindy Nohe and Sandy Hoover. It is designed to welcome and orient newcomers to our Unitarian Universalist spiritual community. It will help you learn more about who we are and what we believe. You'll hear what it means to our members what it means to them to be a Unitarian Universalist, providing a chance for you as a newcomer to our congregation to connect with long-timers and our minister, Rev. Patrice. Finally, it will give you a chance to examine your own personal stories in the light of our Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage. Snacks included!

October 19th, Friday: Art Opening Reception for Watercolorist, Debra Thomas-Weible . Debra is a local artist whose beautiful watercolors has won many awards. This is a not to be missed solo show. Her paintings will hang in the Octagon through November 30th. Gallery Hours are Tues-Fri 9-12 am and Sundays 12-1:00 pm.

October 26th, Friday: Readers Forum: 10:30 to 12:00 am Readers Forum will not meet in Sept., but will meet Oct.26 in the Chorale room to discuss “Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng.

Wake Now Our Vision -- ENSURE UUC'S FUTURE - And BOOST Our 2019-2020 Budget Now!
" Wake Now Our Vision ", a planned giving campaign funded by the UUA, is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to have immediate impact on UUC by making a planned gift to the congregation part of your estate plan. Simply designate UUC as one of the beneficiaries of your will, pension, insurance policy, or other estate planning tool and the UUA will match your gift NOW, up to $10,000 from a $5M grant designed to ensure the future of UU. The program has already raised $75M from UUs across the US who are committed to supporting the vision embodied by their beloved communities. This unprecedented success means the matching gift fund is 95% depleted, however, bringing an end to the program far sooner than expected. 
The paperwork is simple. No gift is too small. Please contact Susan Gore (214-673-4673 or  flsnowfrog@gmail.com ) to learn more about how you can support UUC now  and  for the future.

Special Note: If you participated in this important Wake Now opportunity please bring your documents with you on Sunday, October 14th. Susan Gore has arranged for a Notary to be present to update documents. The Notary and Susan will be in the Maxwell Library after service during the Rice and Beans Luncheon to be of assistance and answer questions.

UUC's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is not far off...
Thursday, Nov. 22nd, 1:30-4:00 pm in the Community Center Hall.
Appetizers at 1:30, Meal at 2:00 and dessert whenever you want.
Thanksgiving Dinner at UUC is the kick-off event for our Holiday Season. All Members and Friends are invited and it is a family friendly dinner. It is, as always, a potluck. Please sign up at www.perfectpotluck.com and enter " ThanksgivingAtUUC ", password: 3472 .by Nov. 19th and tell us what you will be bringing to share. Families or groups are asked to bring 2-3 items. (Seating for 100)
If you are planning to attend you can sign up in the Community Center OR email Mary Currey at mary.currey@gmail.com, OR text at 727-218-9777.