Our Vision
An inclusive religious community, a beacon for reason, meaning and bold social action.
Our Mission
To celebrate dignity and respect for all, nurture lifelong spiritual growth, act for justice and equality, and serve the wider community. 
E-Octagram
Thursday, August 4, 2022
COVID Policy as of 6/21/2022

For the months of June and July (until the next board meeting) we will continue to hold in-person services and request that everyone wear masks when in the Octagon. Everyone is expected to continue wearing their masks in the social hall as well after the service ends. There will be no beverage service during social hour. Wearing masks is a precaution to protect our guests and members from the wave of Covid infections that are currently on the rise. Please help us keep our members and guests safe.
FAITH FORMATION SUNDAY
August 7, 2022 at 10:30 am
ZOOM Only
“Turning Point Conversation”
We continue our summer faith formation program, “Turning Point Conversations,” based on the book “Turning Point,” edited by Fredric Muir. For Sunday, Aug. 7, you are encouraged to watch “Beyond Individualism – The Power of We” by Jamie Hinson-Rieger:
AND read “The Power of We”, in UU World: Click HERE for article.

Please come prepared with a favorite quote and a brief explanation of what that quote means to you. Everyone is welcome, even if you have not had a chance to do any of the advance preparation.
Zoom link is the same 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

Margie Manning, UUC Board President and a member of the UUA's Hope for Us team, will facilitate the discussion. For more information about this summer series, click HERE.
Clothes To Kids
"Clothe a kid, change a life"
Community outreach collection for August

Since 2003 Clothes To Kids, Inc.(CTK) has been providing new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. After a brief screening as to need, each child is invited, by appointment, to shop for a complete week's worth of clothing, twice a year. CTK envisions a community in which every school-age child has quality clothing so that he or she may attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve academic success. For more information go to https://clothestokids.org .
LIFELONG LEARNING
Supporting Our Search for Truth and Meaning
Please join our Lifelong Learning Facebook Group to keep up with all the latest news:

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OPEN ISSUES
Sunday, August 7, 2022
No Session

Program will return on 8/14/2022

During the summer, Open Issues will only meet on Sundays when UUC has on-campus services.
UU The Vote! Postcard Party!
Saturday, August 13th
10 am to Noon
Social Hall UU Clearwater
(Please wear masks)

You are invited to the second postcard writing party of the summer. Our partner the NAACP Clearwater-Upper Pinellas has 500 postcards for us to prepare for mailing. This only requires us to put labels and stamps on preprinted postcards. Easy job! Then we will be writing postcards to add to our postcard project. We have already hand written hundreds of postcards and will be mailing them close to September 26th to our Clearwater neighbors. We need donations of postcards. You can order the “get out the vote” printed postcards from Amazon. We also need donations of stamps for postcards. Join your friends for lively conversation, music and important civic action. Due to Covid restrictions no food will be served. Questtions? Contact Linda Stoller at lstol10403@aol.com.
Racial Justice
Meetings will resume September 3.

In the meantime...
 
Sign up for: "Racism in Language" Zoom, in the ACLU Racial Justice Series, Tuesday, August 16, 6:30-7:30 PM, EDT.
 
Support local minority-owned businesses:

Shopping with a Vibe - August 6, Tropicana Field, Lot 4.
Afro Market Exchange – August 27.
Be sure to check out the Social Justice page on UUC's website at
https://www.uuc.org/social-justice and the UUC SJ Immediate Response Team page on Facebook
A message from the Care Circle
August: a month of countdowns.  Summer vacations end, new school years begin, yearning for cooler days continues...and next month our new minister, Rev. Amy Kindred, arrives! - Eloise

The Care Circle provides UUC community members temporary, short-term assistance during an illness or injury. Volunteers help with tasks such as pick-up and delivering medications, 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 use this form, contact Eloise Hardman, or the UUC Office (727) 531-7704.
RCS Food pantry box has reopened

Please resume bringing non-perishable food items to UUC for the RCS Food Pantry (now under the umbrella organization "Hope Villages of America"). They are especially in need of high protein food items such as beans, peanut butter, canned meats and fish.

Let's fill the box in the lobby quickly!
What else is happening at UUC?

Friday, August 5, 10:30 am - Noon: Book Club (Chorale Room);
1 - 3 pm: Spiritual Potpourri on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98442090304

Saturday, August 6, 7 – 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)

Tuesday, August 9, 7- 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)

Wednesday, August 10, 4 - 5:30 pm: Weeding with Chris Mueller;
5:30 - 6:45 pm: Exhale Meditation on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96047650495

Friday, August 12, 10:30 am - Noon: Book Club (Chorale Room);
1 - 3 pm: Spiritual Potpourri on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98442090304

Saturday, August 13, 7 – 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)

Click here and check the calendar tab on the website for more information
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.
Flowers for Sunday services
If you would like to supply the flowers for an upcoming Sunday service in honor of a special event or person in your life, please email Ana " Soledad " Vaquer and she will help you coordinate your contribution. Deadline is the Wednesday prior to the Sunday you have chosen
to participate.
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)

What are the 7 Principles? When does the book club meet? Check the website 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.