January 4, 2019

January 6th, Sunday...
Sunday Service: Together Transforming Communities
10:30-11:45, Octagon
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis

Request pastoral care: 727-531-7704, ext. 5
Open Issues , “Anti-Semitism.” From 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in the Patio Room.

In RE , we are talking about "The Possibility of You." This is the first week of our new theme of "possibility." This session lifts up our first UU principle, the inherent worth and dignity of each person. Inside each of us is the possibility of anything, we say. We encourage the possibility of kindness and caring as essential to develop our potential.

NOTE : We have received word that our refugee family is considering moving to Iowa
to be closer to friends. Let us hold off on additional gifts and donations
until we learn more about their plans.

January 4th, Friday:
The Arts and Our Communal Service group meets in the Maxwell Library from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Readers Forum tackles “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens on Jan. 4 th and 11 th in the Chorale Room at 10:30 a.m. On Jan. 18 th and 25 th the group moves on to “The Color of Water,” by James McBride.

January 6th, Sunday:
“Homecoming Too” Service, formally welcoming “home” our Snowbirds. 10:30 a.m.

Black Lives Matter recommends attending Open Issues from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Patio Room. The topic is "Anti-Semitism."

January 8th, Tuesday :
Writer's Group, 6:00 PM - 8:00 p.m. in the Maxwell Library.

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:  uuc.kathykrohn@gmail.com .

January 10th, Thursday: Snowbird Covenant group meets from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Maxwell Library.

January 11th, Friday: Family Movie Night is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Center.

January 12th, Saturday:
Art Show opening: Origami crane quilts by Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer. Artists’ reception in the Octagon, 1 to 5 p.m. The show runs until Feb. 27.

UUC hosts a CPR Training & Certification for $25/person from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Surti Hall. Participants will receive a certification card and a CPR barrier keychain. This event is open to the public. Scholarships are available as needed. RSVP to Julie Daysa ( dfm@uuc.org ) if you are planning to attend, so that the trainer will bring enough materials.

January 13th, Sunday: Aftercare for Parent Covenant Group children is available in the Westwood Nursery, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

January 19th, Saturday: “Martin Luther King and Islam”, 5 p.m. Community Center, UUC. Imam Ali.

January 20th, Sunday:
OF NOTE: The Equal Exchange coffee sale will be on the third Sunday in January (January 20 th)  instead of the usual schedule. Please continue to help the farmers in Central and South America with your generous purchases of their products. Thanks to you, we are having a very successful year!

The Permaculture Garden Potluck will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Beacon Garden. Contact Jay Hardman for details.

Black Lives Matter meeting, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in the Chorale Room. The group will discuss plans including Evening Issues Jan 24 and Feb. 28, Open Issues on Microaggressions Feb. 17; Bystander Training Feb. 19; offering “Waking Up White” discussion sessions again, and visiting the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.

January 21st, Monday: The NAACP is hosting an MLK Breakfast ($5) and MLK March at the Greenwood Aquatic Center, 900 MLK Ave., Clearwater, from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. This is a Black Lives Matter event.

January 24th, Thursday: Black Lives Matter recommends the Evening Issues session on Florida Sentencing Reform with the Southern Poverty Law Center. The meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m., is in the UUC Social Hall.

January 27th, Sunday:
United Faiths Walk of Peace is 2 to 5 pm in Dunedin. UUC is a sponsor. Black Lives Matter said, “We will walk through Dunedin for three miles, stopping at several venues for reflections on peace by various faith leaders.” https://www.unitedfaithswalkofpeace.org/ for more details.

ALSO: The UU PSI Symposium will be held at 12:30 p.m. after the morning service in the Patio Room. This is a joint meeting of the PSI Symposium and the UU Buddhist Fellowship. Linsay Wilson will speak about Resonance Repatterning.

Florida UU Women’s Retreat, April 5-7 : A non-refundable deposit of $20 or $30 reserves a place for the event at DaySpring Conference Center in Sarasota. Final payment is due January 15, 2019. To register or for more information, contact Helen Leddy at helen.leddy@gmail.com.