InfoNet: News & Updates
February 14, 2020 (Pilot)
Announcements from Pastor Jack
Watch for updates directly from Pastor Jack or join him this week for...

  • Monthly Introduction to the UU Tradition and UU St. Pete – next Sunday, February 23: after the service, 11:45ish, with Pastor Jack in the UUSP library.

  • Tuesday Meditation and/or Brown Bag Lunch: Meditation 12-12:30; Lunch 12:30-1:15 – Gilmour Social Hall

Religious Education
Wednesday Adult Religious Studies Discussions,
February 19 :
“Buddhism: The Way of Awakening” -

Chapter 5 of God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World by Professor Stephen Prothero – discussion on the lessons for us from the differing purposes and practices of the world’s major religions.  Conway Hall Wednesdays at 10am and 7pm (your choice).  Everyone is always welcome. Discussion quotes provided. Contact Pastor Jack if you haven’t received the discussion quotes.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
2:00-2:30pm Location: Gilmour Hall
Presented by: Elder Law & Estate Attorney, April Hill
Subject:  The Top Ten Estate Planning/ Elder Law Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Have you said or heard any of these statements?
  • "My family will handle everything!"
  • "My advisor says I have plenty of money until the end of my life."
  • "I'm sure I am going to live well and just not wake up one day."
  • "I can't trust any of my loved ones, so I won't do anything."
  • "I wrote my will 20 years ago, so I shouldn't need to update."

We will talk about these statements and more....
Religious Education:
February 16, 2020

This month’s theme is Resilience.  

Today is our Valentine’s Day Service! Special candy grams will be shared with who the students feel are special to them. For more information about the themed curriculum, review the monthly E-newsletter or contact  [email protected] .

Family Seating for service: Front, right side of the sanctuary, the first two rows are labeled and reserved. After “Story For All Ages” the children will stay until about 10:40am. and will return to their parents at 11:45am.

Nursery care is provided in Conway Hall from 10:00 am - 12pm for infants through preschool by Laura and volunteer assistant.
Eat Cake, Drink Tea & Talk About Death: Yes, it’s a UUSP Death Cafe
February 22, 2020 9:30 - 11:30am in Conway Hall Click HERE for more information.

Social Justice
Take a Free Bus Ride to the FAST Nehemiah Action on
March 30, 2020

UUSP has reserved a bus to take our members and their guests to the FAST big action (Nehemiah Action) at Indian Rocks Beach Baptist Church, on Monday March 30. The bus will leave from the UUSP at 6pm for the event that starts at 7 pm. It's free but you must make a reservation to ride on the bus.

For a reservation, let your team lead know, or directly contact Dave Coale after sunday services in
Gilmour Hall or at  [email protected]
UUSP Community
Qajaq (Kayak) Club Outings

  • Saturday, February 15, Fort Desoto Park at 9am (meet at 8:45)
  • Saturday, February 29, Boca Ciega Bay at John's Pass at 9am (meet at 8.45)

Love is the Spirit of this Church

Be sure to join the "Love Is the Spirit of This Church" Valentines Celebration after the worship service on February 16 . With decorations and special treats, everyone will get to experience a little extra love!
Build UU Friendships: New Circle Dinner Invitation
Friday March 6 - 6pm to 8 pm

If you are a UUSP member, you are invited to a new Circle Dinner hosted by Dick Miller at his Treasure Island home. Sign up after Sunday service in Gilmore or email Pat Fling. Dick will contact you directly to coordinate the potluck style dinner.

Limited to first 10 who sign up! Great way to build friendships with like minded UU's!
Trees of Life”  – UUSP’S Sunday Studio:
W ill offer “Spring Bling!” -   the third workshop in our seasonal expressive arts series - on Sunday, March 22.    And we’re now collecting “bling” for the workshop!   Got old costume jewelry you’d be willing to donate? Please see Alisun Donovan, Cynthia Alicea, or Jill Oldenski to share your treasures. Details about the workshop and sign-up dates coming soon. Thanks!
Resources within UUSP
Helping One Another: If you need help or know a UUSPer who might? Please notify Patti Hanks, Care Committee [email protected]  
Tuesday Meditation and/or Brown Bag Lunch:  Meditation 12-12:30; Lunch 12:30-1:15pm - Gilmour Social Hall.
UUSP Covenant Groups – trusted circles for sharing about life. Contact: Patti Hanks ( [email protected] ).
Nametags FOR FREQUENT VISITORS: If you come often and would like a permanent name tag, please email Dave Coale at  [email protected]
UUSP Sermons
Our UUSP Sermons (printed or audio) are available on UUSP's website:  Go to , click the Spirituality tab, click Worship Services and Sermons. Scroll down the services and you will see "Sermons and Readings" and Audio Icon (small speaker).