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Death Cafe on Thursday night, August 22 from 7- 9 pm in the Patio Room. This is an opportunity to talk about death without any agenda while you enjoy sweet or salty treats. Please join us.  
Spiritual Community
Rev. Patrice Curtis
August 25, 2019
10:30-11:45 am (Sanctuary)
Message: "Life Abundant "
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, 25 Aug Ron Vierling. “How to Write Your Own Story (Part 1)” Ron,  a member of UUC, has volunteered to hold two workshops at Open Issues. The first (Aug 25 th ) will tell how to write such a story. The second (Sep 1 st ) will allow participants to read his/her story aloud. Q&A will follow each story, as time allows. 
Share the Plate: August 25
Clothes To Kids
The Share the Plate for the month of August, will be Clothes To Kids. It is back to school time in Florida. Many families cannot afford to purchase clothing for their children. Clothes to Kids works with low income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge. Each child must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch through Pinellas or Hillsborough County Schools. In a crisis, or for your first visit, a referral from an approved agency by a social worker, caseworker teacher, administrator, counselor or place of worship is accepted. After making an appointment, each child shops for a week’s worth of new or quality used clothing in a Clothes To Kids store. Clothes To Kids 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. Please donate generously. For more information go to https://clothestokids.org
Family Ministry
We Challenge YOU : Our RE students are trying to memorize the "children's version" of the Seven UU Principles. They will recite them in worship on September 15th. All children who participate will receive a reusable UUC water bottle! The children would like challenge the congregation to memorize the principles as well. Are you up to the challenge? Join us! Pick up a 7 Principles bookmark by the RE bulletin board in fellowship hour after worship.

Nursery News : Have you stopped by the nursery lately? Our nursery has had a "refresh" with new paint (covering up the 15-year-old paint) and new floors. We also cleaned out a lot of moldy and broken toys. We're on the lookout for a used wooden play kitchen and wooden play food to add to our nursery. Stop by sometime soon and take a look at our updated, family-friendly space! Better yet: volunteer to spend a Sunday morning in the nursery! See Julie Daysa for details ( dfm@uuc.org ).
UUC Black Lives Matter Committee
 
Tuesday, August 27, through Friday August 30: Trial Attendance
This week we have been attending Michael Drejka’s trial for manslaughter to be allies to Markeis McGlockton’s family and the Clearwater African-American community. After a 3-day week-end, the trial will resume Tuesday August 27. We still need a few more people for those last few days.  Get more info and sign up at the Social Justice table or contact Eileen Senn.
 
An Introduction to Race Amity
7 - 9 pm Thursday, September 26, Social Hall
 
Did you know that there are important examples throughout U.S. history of collaboration and friendship between races, counter to the traditions of white supremacy, prejudice, racism? Join us for a participatory Social Justice Evening Issues Workshop to discuss the other American tradition, race amity, i.e., collaboration and friendship between races. We will watch a 52-minute documentary film,  An American Story: Race Amity, The Other Tradition.   The writers and producers of the film were inspired by the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, but the film is relevant for those from varied faith traditions. This thought-provoking film highlights experiences in U.S. history when those of different races worked effectively together for change. The movie will be followed by a structured discussion of the topic and its application in our own community. This film is being shown in a number of venues as part of the work of advocates for race amity in Pinellas County from a variety of races and faith traditions, including some from the UUC Black Lives Matter Committee. They work to   increase understanding, caring, friendship and collaboration between races and, therefore, to reduce racism, prejudice, structural racism, and white supremacy. Contact   Susan Allen sallen915@aol.com  with any questions
Art Group Meeting
Our Arts Group meets in the library on the first Friday of the month at 2:00 pm. We explore pieces of art that intrigue us, anything from poetry to dance to sculpture, painting, or drama. You don't have to be an expert to share in our enjoyment of Lord Byron or Leonardo da Vinci or Luciano Pavarotti. Join us!
3-Hr Workshop with Brandi:
October 19, 2019 from 1-4 pm
Chakra Tea & Calming Restorative
Yoga Session
Join Brandi Pellerito owner of Ramrising (RYT 500) for an afternoon of tea and restoration workshop. Brandi will guide you on a journey through the universe within to discover, understand and unlock the healing power of the chakra system using handcrafted organic herbal teas, mantra and restorative yoga.
-Gain an understanding of the chakra system
-Sip and sample chakra inspired teas
-Learn about the restorative/energetic properties of the herbs used in each tea
-Learn and work with the Bija Mantra for each chakra
-Practice restorative yoga poses for the chakras

From the great spiral galaxies, thousands of lightyears across, to the trillions of atoms swirling in a grain of sand, the universe is composed of spinning wheels of energy.
–Anodea Judith

Pricing: $30 per person before the event  
Day of the Event: $35.00 per person 
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 .