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UUC LIVE STREAMING
Rev. Patrice is starting an experiment on Sunday, July 14 : UUC will stream the Sunday’s service on Facebook (sorry, at this point we can only do this because we are sharing Joys and Sorrows). If you are a UUC Member or Pledging Friend, send a request to RevPatrice Curtis on Facebook. Include a message that you would like to be added to the Facebook streaming list . She will then friend you, and add you to the streaming list. 

July meeting of Compassion & Choices is Thursday, July 11 th , and Patti Leathers from the new Space Coast team of C & C is going to join us. She will share her ideas and how their “launch” went. Also we will continue planning for our Death Café which will be at the UUC campus in the Patio Room where we usually meet on Thursday NIGHT, August 22 nd from 7-9 pm. I look forward to seeing you in the Patio Room from 1:30 – 3 pm.
July 11th. 
Benedict’s Restaurant—678 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Corner of Belcher and Old Coachman Road.
12 noon.
Please contact Marie Chapman for reservations
647-4089
Help Stop Immigrant Detention
1. Call your senators and representatives and ask them to visit the detention center in Homestead. Support immediate legislation to facilitate the release of asylum seekers while they are waiting for their hearing and make sure that the money allocated for immediate humanitarian services is used to relieve the conditions of the people in detention.

Representative Gus Bilirakis 202-225-5755

Representative Charlie Crist 202-225-5961

Senator Rick Scott 
202-224-5274

Senator Marco Rubio 
202-224-3041

2.   Attend “ Light for Liberty Event”- On Friday, July 12th, 2019, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and their front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. A local vigil will be held at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N, in St. Petersburg at 7 pm on July 12.
Sponsored by Indivisible FL-13, Allendale UMC and a growing list of co-sponsors, the event will include an educational component and opportunities for action. Does anyone want to organize car pools from UUC?
3. Drive to Homestead and Witness at the Detention Center. Go to Facebook page Witness Homestead for more information and to sign up. 

4. Donate. The July Share the Plate recipient (second and fourth Sunday) at UUC will be “Americans for Immigrant Justice”- Americans for Immigrant Justice is an award-winning non-profit law firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, it champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocates for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serves as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speaks for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.
Spiritual Community
Preacher: Rev. Patrice Curtis

July 14, 2019
10:30-11:45 am (Sanctuary)
Request pastoral care: 727-531-7704, ext. 5. 
We look forward  to  seeing all your SMILING FACES!
Open Issues
General conversation on another important issue at 9:30 am in the Patio, Richard Gordon. "Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary”. Richard is a retired teacher, active on many fronts, member of
UUC for 4 years.

Next week July 21, Podcast. Alexandra Natapoff. “Punishment Without Crime”

Family Ministry
At the core of our Unitarian Universalist community are our seven  Principles . The Principles encompass all the ingredients of a good and faith-filled life based on equality, freedom, peace, acceptance, truth, care, and love. Over the next 8 weeks we will be learning about the Principles through stories and activities. Summer at UUC is more casual, so after our shared opening session (meditation and a short story), students will be able to choose to do an art project, play games, or be outside in the garden or on the playground.  Friends are always welcome! This week we'll be learning about our FIRST principle: "Each Person is Important."

Supply Request! Does your family have extra brown paper bags or empty cereal boxes? Please bring them to UUC this month so we can use them for an RE class in August. Thanks!

This Thursday is Family Night! Join us at UUC for a pasta dinner with board games or playground time. This is a chance to relax and have fun together.

This Sunday following worship is our Volunteer Orientation meeting. If you're interested in helping out at our first Summer Chalice Camp, please plan to attend this short, informational meeting. If you can't make it, let Julie Daysa ( dfm@uuc.org ) know and she'll fill you in!

Summer Chalice Camp is July 29-August 2 nd . We currently have over 45 campers registered! 
 
YOU'RE INVITED to a congregational BBQ/picnic on Thursday, August 1st at 5pm . See a running loop of photos of summer camp so far, and enjoy an evening of UU fun together. Mark your calendars!!
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) is our Share the Plate recipient for the month of July. Americans for Immigrant Justice is an award-winning non-profit law firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, it champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocates for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serves as a watchdog on immigration
detention practices and policies; and speaks for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice. AI Justice also shines a light on abusive conditions in immigration detention to bring about
systemic change. AI Justice attorneys challenge abusive detention conditions and work toward systemic change. They provide Know Your Rights presentations, during which conditions are monitored such as: overcrowding, inadequate medical care, appalling living conditions, lack of access to attorneys, frequent transfers to remote facilities, physical and mental abuse, indifference to human suffering, and improper use of force. Advocates involved in immigration issues, the national media, and federal and state
policy makers, consider AI Justice to be one of the most effective national groups fighting for immigrant justice. Please give generously. For more information go to www.aijustice.org.
FRIENDS OF PROPERTY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY

All of us love our UUC campus, and here’s an opportunity to show that love and get a cookie or other treat to jumpstart your enthusiasm.

Every Sunday in July, Property Committee will be hosting its wildly popular volunteer sign-up for our Friends of Property Team in the Community Center after service. 

Inside play, outside play, plumbing play, garden play, carpentry play, floor play, house play... you name it, we’ve got it. All of us have skills and talents and our community benefits when we pool our efforts.

Notice we don’t use the word “work” here in this call to service. We are not asking you to commit to a specific job for a specific number of hours. What we are asking is that, if you’re willing to assist for specific types of work as the need arises, you put your name on our list.

We’ll give you cookies regardless!
UUC Trip to Montgomery, AL,
Weekend of Oct. 18, 2019
The Black Lives Matter Committee of UUC is organizing a trip to Montgomery, AL over the weekend of Oct. 18, 2019 to visit the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. About 15 people have registered so far. All are welcome, but we need registration information by the end of June. We will be arranging for carpooling and shared accommodations. Costs are anticipated to be around $800.   Please contact Susan Allen at  sallen915@aol.com  as soon as possible to receive an information sheet and registration form.
 ALSO contact Susan if you would like to support this trip with confidential monetary donations for scholarships for those who need financial support.
Exhale!!
Weekly on Wednesday
6:00-6:45pm

In the Maxwell Library. 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 .