November 2nd, 2018

The One City Chorus concert ticket site is up! Click on top left of our website to buy your tickets online:
Tickets will also be on sale in the Community Center during Coffee Hour starting this Sunday, November 4th.

Note to UUC Members from Events Coordinator, Carol Kay
UUC activities and events are now in high gear and will remain so for the next 8 months or so. Do you have something coming up that requires booking a room? Or something you would like to put in the E-Octagram? The sooner the better and please include the following information...
To book space: Email me at with the following information -- name of event/meeting, preferred space (if any), date, start and finish time, anticipated number of attendees, organizer contact information, what audio/visual equipment or materials you may need. Set up and take down of chairs and tables is YOUR responsibility. Tables and chairs can be arranged in any configuration but the room must be returned to its original state. Please make sure you include enough time for set up and take down.
To publicize in the E-Octagram : You can include this information when you email me to reserve space -- A small blurb, or short paragraph about your event or meeting; a picture if you have one in JPG format; accurate information on who and how to contact for more info. The deadline for insertion in the Friday publication is Wednesday afternoon.
November 4th, Sunday...

Open Issues: 9:30-10:30, Patio Room
Ann Kelly. “Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting” Ann is a Martial Artist/Self-Defense Specialist (Black Belt), and the founder of a non-profit ( ) whose mission is to educate every person about their moral and legal right to live free of abuse and violence. Although based in Oregon, its reach is international. Come to meet Ann and to participate in this important conversation.
NEXT SUNDAY, Nov. 11th: Amy Weintraub.”Reproductive Rights: Knowledge is Power”  

Sunday Service: 10:30-11:45, Octagon
Service Leader: Julie Daysa & Rev. Patrice Curtis : "Worship in Story"

Pastoral Associate: Sally Otto

November 4th, Sunday: Religious Enrichment :
Come participate in "Worship in Story" this Sunday at UUC!! We'll be sharing a story from " A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook" by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer (a great book to add to your UU library at home!). Children will help tell the story and carry the light throughout the Octagon. This story ties into our Sixth UU Principle: the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all. 

Coming up in RE for November:
- Friday, 11/16: Family Movie Night : Coco (PG, 2017), 5:30 pm, Community Center
- Sunday, 11/11: Parent Covenant Group 12:30-1:30 pm, Maxwell Library
- Wednesday, 11/21: Waffles + Worship, 5:30 pm, Surti Hall
- Friday, 11/20: Parents Night Out, 6:00-9:00 pm, Surti Hall
- Sunday, 11/25: UUC Moms Group , 12:30-1:30 Maxwell Library

Please note: This Sunday our youth are meeting in St. Pete along with the UU youth from Tampa for a time of fellowship, meditation, and fun. They will meet at St. Pete UU at noon. Want to join in on the fun? Email Julie ( ) for more info.

November 8th, Thursday: End of Life Choices , 1:30-3:00 pm, Patio Rm
Marcia Bailey, Team Leader for Compassion & Choices, will talk about how to start an end of life conversation at family gatherings -- what subjects to cover and more. Refreshments will be served.

November 11th, Sunday: Environmental Justice Meeting 12:15-2:00, Chorale Room
With each new scientific report, the future looks increasingly dire for our children and grandchildren. What should be our congregation’s response/actions in addressing the escalating climate crisis? The Committee will be discussing some important issues that will affect our congregation:
1.    Is the congregation committed to continuing as a green sanctuary?
2.   Should UUC functions be meat free?
3.   Is nonviolent civil disobedience a way forward?  

Exhale!! Wednesdays at 6:00-6:45 pm in the Patio Room
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:  

November 2nd, Friday: Readers Forum: 10:30 to 12:00 am, Chorale Rm. We will finish Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on Nov.2. We read Florida by Lauren Groff on Nov.9,16. We’ll start Leonardo DaVinci on Nov.23. We meet in Chorale Room on Fridays at 10:30.

November 18th, Sunday: Black Lives Matter meeting, 12:30- 2:00 pm,   Chorale Room.  All are welcome to join the UUC Black Lives Matter committee meeting for discussion on how we want to continue our work to end the injustices faced by black people in our communities. Because UUC is a mostly white congregation, we focus on the role of white people in becoming aware of white supremacy and privilege, ending white silence, and uniting with others for community action.

November 22nd, Thursday: UUC's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 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 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, OR text at 727-218-9777.

December 2nd, Sunday: All-Music Sunday
UUC invites you to worship on All-Music Sunday. Among the musical offerings will be the first half of the work "Lux: The Dawn From On High" by American composer Dan Forrest. Members of the chorale will be performing this piece at Carnegie Hall in New York City this coming February. The second half of the work will be sung as part of the All-Music Sunday in March of 2019. To listen to the complete work, you can go to the following link:

December 1st, Saturday, One City Chorus, 7:30-9:00, Octagon . Join ticket holders for a pre-concert mixer in the Surti Hall one hour before the concert at 7:30 pm. All are invited to a post-concert reception in the Sanctuary and Portico after the concert. 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 and click at the top, or $20.00 at the door. Don't wait, they will be going fast!

December 2nd, Sunday: Chalice Tea and Home-Made Pastries, 11:30-1:00 pm, Community Center and Patio Room (Free to All UUC Family and Friends)
We invite you to take a moment before your holiday festivities and celebrations begin and share a cup of tea with a member of your spiritual-family. We can reflect with one another on the personal events of this past year that have brought us joys and sorrows.

Can you help? We welcome volunteers to help set up the Tea on the following 2 dates and times:
Saturday, Dec. 1st 3:00 to 5:00 pm and
Sunday, December 2nd, 8:30-10:00 am.
As well, Volunteers are needed for Clean up Afterwards,
Please commit at least one hour in any of those times.
Please contact Ana  "Soledad"  Vaquer via email: Or  Text  her at  (727) 992-9468.

December 5th, Wednesday: Life Line Screening - A Preventive Health Event, 9:00-5:00, Community Center
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount) .  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit   or text the word 'circle' to 797979