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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

SUNDAY SERVICE

November 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

In-person or via Zoom


“A Thanksgrieving Reflection” by Isabel Call

Presented by Sue Boone


The service will end with a Cornbread Communion for all. 


Worship Associate: Chris Mueller



Click HERE for the Order of Service


Zoom link is the same for all Sunday services and programs:


https://zoom.us/j/96711901492

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


"To infinity and beyond!" - Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story

Click HERE to read Rev. Amy's November message

LIFELONG LEARNING
Supporting Our Search for Truth and Meaning

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

We will not have RE time this week. We welcome all ages to stay in the sanctuary for the entire service. We will have activity packets with crayons available for anyone who would like one.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Have Fun Working With Our Children!

The Lifelong Learning Committee is seeking adult help during Sunday classes for our children. Participate on a monthly basis or every now and then. Please contact Megan Foley (at the Children's table on Sunday mornings in the lobby area of the Octagon) or EMAIL her.


 Every Sunday, the sermon is recorded and uploaded to Youtube so you won't miss the message on the Sunday you choose to volunteer.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

UUC offering Hatha Yoga

on Saturday mornings

Barb Shimer will share her 25 years of study and practice with those interested on nine Saturdays beginning December 3, 2022 through January 28, 2023. Classes will be held in Surti Hall on the UUC campus starting at 10 a.m. You may register through Facebook (follow link shown below) or by emailing Barb directly.


Invite your family and friends...all are welcome!

A $7 love offering is requested, and proceeds will be donated to UUC.


OPEN ISSUES

Sunday, November 27, 2022

9:30 to 10:30

In the Patio Room on campus and on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/92768217534


"RITUALS: YOURS, MINE, AND UUC's"


Please join our Lifelong Learning Facebook Group to keep up with all the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/407220784753424

Let your spirit sing!

After a very long hiatus, UUC's choir is returning. If you are interested in joining, rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, December 7, from 7-8:30 in the Octagon sanctuary. Please email Cheryl Brown, our Music Coordinator, if you have questions. All are welcome!

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Come Deck the Octagon!

Decorating Party

Thursday, December 8, 2022

5:30 - 7:30 pm

It's a community event! All are welcome!

Join us as we begin decorating for the winter holidays. We have the decorations. All we need are people to add the fun. Our Music Coordinator will add a few tunes to enhance the season.

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A Message from the Care Circle...

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."  ~ Muhammad Ali



Environmental Justice Team

(aka Green Team) meeting


7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 29th by Zoom

 

Link to join discussion https://zoom.us/j/97939359006


We'll discuss various subjects, including last month's UU Climate Resilience Webinar, our work toward the UUA's 2030 Green Sanctuary Guidelines, education, etc. Please join us and share your ideas!


ALSO: Please read this important article found in Better Goods:

 

 23 Plastic Water Bottle Pollution Facts That Will Shock You

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

You're familiar with the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child." Well, the same can be said for producing the E-Octogram every week. During this season of giving thanks, I'd like to recognize those who provide the material I piece together for each issue week in, week out. They are: Eloise Hardman, Linda Stoller, Trude Diamond, Chris Mueller, Lore Eargle, Bill Norsworthy, Megan Foley, Marlene Calderone, and those who submit material periodically for their special events or projects. Last, but by no means least, Rev. Amy, Margie Manning and Anne Gilbert for their submissions, ideas and support. Thank you all! Lauren Logan, Editor

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Community Outreach Recipient for November

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety. 


The FRRC believes returning citizens can play an essential role in strengthening our communities and increasing public safety. FRRC launched the Fines & Fees Program because they believe in the value of returning citizens’ contributions to our communities and the right to vote for those who have paid their debt to society.  This program helps returning citizens break down any barriers they may have to voting due to financial obligations such as fines, fees, or court costs. For more information go to https://floridarrc.com .

DONATE HERE!

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Thursday, December 15th at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater.


Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease include Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), Heart Rhythm (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat). Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.



Call 1-800-679-5161 or register online at https://llsa.social/HSC and receive your “Community Circle” discount of $149 and your Preferred Appointment!

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.

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 or use this FORM. One of the Pastoral Associates, Bill Foley, Pan Godchaux, Bruce Gotts, Kathy Krohn and Lauren Logan, will contact you.

What else is happening at UUC?


Friday, November 25, 10:30-12 pm: Book Club (Patio Room)

1 - 3 pm: Spiritual Potpourri on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98442090304



Saturday, November 26, 7 – 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)


Tuesday, November 29, 7- 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)


Wednesday, November 30

4 - 5:30 pm: Gardening with Chris Mueller

5:30 - 6:45 pm: Exhale Meditation on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96648146323


Friday, December 2, 10:30 am - 12 pm: Book Club (Chorale Rm)

 1 - 3 pm: Spiritual Potpourri on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98442090304



Saturday, December 3, 7- 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)


If you are having difficulty hearing in the Octagon...please check out these possible solutions:



  • The Octagon is equipped with a hearing enhancer known as a T-coil. It broadcasts directly into hearing aids. Hearing aids, both old and new, are equipped with the capability to receive the broadcast. For many hearing aids, the capability can be activated by the hearing aid provider at no cost.


  • Try sitting in one of the enhanced hearing sections, on either side of the lobby entrance doors. They are among the best seats in the Octagon!

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 link below to submit a joy or sorrow.

Joys and Sorrows

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 giving and pledging easy!


In addition to our traditional collection baskets that you see during the Offertory on Sundays, you might want to try:


Text Giving

(727) 500-2410


Click the button below to contribute online

DONATE HERE!

DID YOU MISS A SERVICE? CHECK THE WEBSITE AT:

https://www.uuc.org/sunday-service

(The recorded service is typically posted the week after the service)


What are the 8 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 or Pledging Friend but don't have the password, please contact the Office Administrator at admin@uuc.org.

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