E-Octagram
October 8, 2021
Sunday Service Information
October 10, 2021 at 10:30 am
"What Is Shared Ministry?"
As a follow up to the Transition Workshop on the future of ministry at UUC, Rev. Roberta will preach about the nature of ministry in a UU context. Sermon Conversation will follow at Noon.

Worship Associate: Ed Kraemer

The Zoom link is the same one for all Sunday services and programs.
Meeting ID: 967 1190 1492
You can also join from your landline or cell phone by calling 301 715 8592  and entering 967 1190 1492 when prompted to enter the meeting ID
SHARE A JOY….SHARE A SORROW

Each Sunday during service we drop a stone into water to celebrate those moments when joy has entered our lives or to acknowledge moments of sorrow. Please click on the link below to submit a joy or sorrow.

LIFELONG LEARNING
Supporting Our Search for Truth and Meaning

TORCH
Teens Organization Reaching for Community Harmony (TORCH) is UUC's group for 9th-12th graders. This fall, we're focusing on building relationships with one another while making arts and crafts. The next meetings are on Sundays at 5:00-6:00pm at UUC:
October 24 - Tie-dying
November 14 - Jewelry-making
December 12 - Holiday card-making

Children's Sunday Morning Program
When we resume in-person worship on Sunday mornings, children will sit with their families for the beginning of worship. After the story for all ages, children are invited to join a one-room-schoolhouse style program with different activities to learn and build relationships with one another outside and in Surti Hall. Stay tuned!

Adult Learning Programs
Note the great opportunities for ongoing reflection and growth listed throughout the E-Octagram!

If you have a question or are interested in Lifelong Learning at UUC,
e-mail Meredith at learning@uuc.org or call (727) 531-7704, ext. 205.
OPEN ISSUES
Sunday, October 10 at 9:30 am

This Sunday we'll watch and discuss Paul Kramer's TED Talk: Our Immigration Conversation Is Broken - Here's How to Have a Better One. Please join us!
 
Click here for the upcoming schedule.

Join us at 9:30 (show up a few minute early) on Zoom:

Unmute yourself...
Request a One-to-One with Rev. Roberta

Let Rev. Roberta know if you would like to set up an appointment for a personal Zoom conversation. She is happy to have a pastoral conversation, discuss issues great or small, or just get to know you a bit better. Email her (revroberta@uuc.org) to set up a Zoom appointment.
SPIRITUAL POTPOURRI
Friday, October 8, at 1:00 pm

On Sunday, October 3, guest speaker Bruce Pollack-Johnson presented the proposed 8th principle of Unitarian Universalism, and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions. Now that ideas have had time to percolate, you’re invited to join an informal discussion about the 8th principle and UUC’s opportunity to adopt it. See you there!

Click here for more information and future topics.
 
 Meeting ID: 984 4209 0304

Contact Kathy Krohn if you have trouble logging in.
All are welcome all the time...please join us!
Clearwater Compassion & Choices
Thursday, October 14th 
1:30 pm to 3 pm via Zoom

Nicole Reyes-Palma, Regional Advocacy & Development Manager, will give an update on medical aid in dying (MAID) at the national and district levels. C&C urges both new and regular members to join as we regroup and seek a new leader.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
October Transition Workshop
Monday, October 18th @ 7 pm

Congregational Systems Theory

Why does Rev. Roberta keep talking about history nobody remembers? What is healthy communication? Why should we care? This workshop will introduce some of the core concepts that inform professional transition ministry.  Using resources from the Leader Lab (a service of the Unitarian Universalist Association) we will explore “Triangulation and Other Systems Thinking Concepts.” Zoom in at this link:

Meeting ID: 727 531 7704
Be sure to check out our Social Justice page on UUC's website, where you will find recent articles and reports.

UUC Endowment Foundation Receives Gift

The UUC Endowment Foundation wants to thank an anonymous donor for their recent $7,000 donation.

This is a wonderful show of support for UUC's future. The $7,000 will be added to the endowment which will increase the Foundation's annual support of UUC.
This year the Foundation's grant to UUC is $48,716 which will be delivered next month.

We thank everyone for their financial support of UUC, especially during these troubled times.

Click here if you'd like to learn more about the Foundation.
COMMUNITY TAMPA BAY
Community Outreach Recipient for October
 
Community Tampa Bay envisions a community free from discrimination in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect, with regard to their, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability faith, and or age. Their mission is to cultivate inclusive leaders to change communities through dialogue and cross-cultural interaction. Their flagship program is “Anytown”. Anytown empowers young people to create more inclusive and just schools and communities where everyone is treated with respect and understanding. Community Tampa Bay’s Anytown begins each summer with an intensive 5-day, 4-night residential program and continues with a year of ongoing opportunities for service and leadership development utilizing the knowledge, skill, and attitudes developed at Anytown. Please support this wonderful program that has the potential to make real change. For more information go to www.communitytampabay.org .
PASTORAL CARE

UUC has a team of Pastoral Associates who offer confidential, emotional support and spiritual companionship to fellow community members who are facing challenging life issues. The Pastoral Associates are trained and mentored by our minister. To connect with one of our dedicated volunteers, please call the office (727-531-7704, Ext. 5) and leave a voicemail message. The Pastoral Associate who is scheduled for that week will get in touch with you.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CARE CIRCLE

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around" - Leo Buscaglia

The Care Circle provides UUC community members temporary, short-term assistance during an illness or injury. Volunteers help with day-to-day tasks such as transportation to and from appointments, pick up and deliver medication, and running errands to name a few. They can also make referrals to agencies that can provide more intensive help if needed. To request assistance, please contact co-chairs Susan Hegner or Eloise Hardman, or the UUC Office (727) 531-7704.
UUC MAKES ONLINE GIVING and PLEDGING EASY

In lieu of our traditional collection baskets that you see during the Offertory on Sundays, we are trying out some different ways to make online donating easier. You might want to try:
Text Giving
(727) 500-2410

If you prefer to donate online, feel free to click the button below.
DID YOU MISS A SERVICE? CHECK THE WEBSITE AT:
(The recorded service is typically posted the week after the service)

When does the Property Committee meet? How do I join a covenant group?
Check the website at  https://www.uuc.org for answers to these questions and many more! Events, meeting times and details are located on the CALENDAR. All organizational documents and reports are posted in the MEMBER section. If you are a member but don't have the password, please contact the Office Administrator at admin@uuc.org.