February 21, 2019
UUC WEEK AT A GLANCE
 
February 24th, Sunday...
Sunday Service: From One, to Many
10:30-11:45 a.m., Octagon
Service Leader: Rev. Patrice Curtis
 
Request pastoral care: 727-531-7704, ext. 5.  
 
Open Issues, General conversation on another important issue. 9:30 a.m. in the Patio Room. February 24th. Dale Potter. "Climate Change II: Consumption and Depletion"


In RE this Sunday, in the nursery, we will help children understand that they are growing into someone who can accomplish new things as they try them. The older children who go over to Surti will talk about how we can trust our abilities and that our abilities will grow as we learn new things.
CAR WASH FUNDRAISER will also be washing cars during worship to hopefully raise enough money for a week of summer camp this year! We will be washing cars, you can have your car cleaned while you worship for a suggested donation of $10/car. Thank you in advance for your support!


NOTE: Adult Spiritual Development Classes are available. Classes range from book discussions and interfaith conversations to Qigong and Tai Chi. To register for these classes, please visit http://www.uuc.org/adultedu.html .

 
February 21st, Thursday: A Rabbi and Reverend Walk Into a Bar
Come enjoy a Reverend and a Rabbi walked into a with Rev. Andy Oliver, Rabbi Michael Torop, and an appearance by Rev. Patrice as they discuss gender inequality in religious life. At Southie Coffee, 1500 S. Missouri Ave, Clearwater, 6:30pm. Read social justice news about Southie Coffee here:


February 24th, Sunday: Dr. Beverly Sorrells, an acupuncture physician, will speak to the UU PSI Symposium on “Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies.” She will present in the Patio Room and will offer discounted consultations (after the meeting and in another location) for anyone in attendance who is interested.


February 25th, Monday
The FAST Affordable Housing Committee announced that after months of work with the Pinellas County Commission, a draft of a resolution which outlines the Commission's intent to use a portion of the Penny for Pinellas money for affordable housing was written and sent to the FAST office. Finally this resolution included all the requirements FAST had outlined to insure this money would be used to provide housing for low income people. FAST felt that the Commission's intent needed to be in writing to ensure that this money would be used for affordable housing far into the future. You are being invited to attend the County Commission meeting to show your support for the resolution. County Courthouse, 315 Court St. Come celebrate this breakthrough for affordable housing! Contact Linda Stoller: (727) 289-3297


February 27th, Wednesday: Exhale!! at 6:00-6:45 p.m. 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.


February 28th, Thursday: Qigong and Tai Chi in the Surti Hall, 9-10am and 6-7pm. ALL are welcome, drop-ins encouraged; $5 donation requested but no one turned away.

March 1st, Friday: Parents Night Out. You can drop your children or grandchildren off anytime between 5:30-8:30pm at Surti Hall. A light dinner will be provided, along with games, crafts and activities - all under the watchful supervision of our background-checked RE staff and volunteers. Bring your friends! $5/pre-registered child or $10 at the door. Contact Julie Daysa with questions or to register ( dfm@uuc.org ).


March 3rd, Sunday: ALL-CHURCH BREAKFAST , 9:00-10:15am (arrive anytime)
Sunday Service just always seems better following a fresh-cooked breakfast by your churchmen. They’ll be a- flippin' and a-smiling while serving you Pancakes: Chocolate Chip, Gluten-free, good ol’ fashion traditional pancakes plus possibly golden Waffles. (There’ll be Hard-boiled Eggs, too!). You’ll enjoy toppings of Whipped Cream, Blueberries, and your choice syrups: 100% genuine Maple Syrup, plus regular & sugar-free. Also bacon, sausages, orange juice & coffee. Always a favorite Sunday in our church year. Arrive any time. Free-will offering! – Paul Langrock,Men's Group


March 3 - April 7: The Annual Pledge Canvass is in full swing! Members and pledging friends are asked to commit financial resources to the future of UUC. Congregational surveys show UUCers prioritize Community Engagement, Family Ministry, Growth and Retention, Social Justice, Community Center Development, Worship, and Sustainability. So far, we have raised ___$$$$_______ toward the goal of $310,000 in support of annual operating and mission fulfillment needs. You received your pledge form in the mail during the first week of March. OR you may go to uuc.org and click on GIVING to fill out your pledge form online. Pledges can be made through automatic check withdrawal, stock transfers, online, or with a credit card. Contact Megan Foley at leahyfoleyfamily@gmail.com ; Susan Gore at flsnowfrog@gmail; or Mary Currey at treasurer@uuc.org for more information and to make your pledge. 


March 16th, Saturday : 11:00am-2pm –Darwin Day, in the Octagon. Hear two of America's leading lights on the fast developing role of Freethought in this country. They will focus on recent developments and the exciting possibilities for large social changes amid the political turmoil of our time. See the current edition of "Tampa Bay Freethought News" for more information. It can be found on our website at: http://tampabaycor.net .


Special Notes

FAST Update: The FAST Affordable Housing Committee announced that after months of work with the Pinellas County Commission, a draft of a resolution which outlines the Commission's intent to use a portion of the Penny for Pinellas money for affordable housing was written and sent to the FAST office. Finally this resolution included all the requirements FAST had outlined to insure this money would be used to provide housing for low income people. FAST felt that the Commission's intent needed to be in writing to ensure that this money would be used for affordable housing far into the future. You are being invited to attend the County Commission meeting on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. to show your support for this resolution. The meeting will be held at the County Courthouse, 315 Court St. Come celebrate this breakthrough for affordable housing! If you have any questions regarding the UUC FAST Justice Network, contact Linda Stoller: (727) 289-3297.

BLACK LIVES MATTER:   Notice to UUers who have expressed interest in donating new or used books written by authors of color for children of color, ages toddler through young adult, to Dream Defenders’ monthly Books & Breakfast events on the last Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon in Child’s Park, St. Pete. You are invited to join a small group of us from UU’s Black Lives Matter Group with books we’ve collected so far as we trek down to this month’s Dream Defenders Books and Breakfast event for kids & families on Saturday, Feb. 23, leaving UUC parking lot at 10 a.m. and returning around 12:30.
         If you’re unable to participate in our trip and would like to donate books, you may deposit them in our Collection Bin in the Community Center entering doors near the pond – through doors directly to the Supply Closet immediately on your right, where there is a Books & Breakfast Bin inside on the shelf facing the closet entrance.
          Favorite sources for second-hand books in good condition include local library “friends” book rooms; books specifically identified on a wish list by Dream Defenders can be ordered directly from Amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/35NY4NJJWYM3G .
         If you are interested in joining a group of us next Saturday, please contact Theo Betjemann at theobetj@aol.com , or meet us directly at Child’s Park around 10:30 with or without books. Child’s Park address: 4301 13 th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711 (between 37 th Street South and 49 th Street South).


UNITARIANS GOT TALENT! On Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., we will be celebrating the diverse talents of our congregation. Music, Songs, comedy and poetry are just a few of the performances you will enjoy. For the bolder members of our church, please volunteer to demonstrate your skill before a live audience. Everyone else, bring a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers to nosh on as we judge our performers. Just a night of fun. Please contact Bill Foley at billfoley70@gmail.com if you are interested in performing.


SAVE THE DATE: FAST Nehemiah Action April 8, Tropicana Field, 7 p.m. A free bus will be leaving from UUC. More details to follow. Everyone is invited.
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