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. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

COVID Policy as of 8/24/2022



We will continue to hold in-person services and request that everyone wear masks when in the Octagon. Beginning Sunday, August 28, 2022, coffee, tea and water will be served in the Social Hall after services. Please bring your own cup or mug. If a person is not drinking they need to wear a mask. Thank you for helping us keep our members and guests safe.

SUNDAY SERVICE INFORMATION

September 25, 2022 at 10:30 am

In-person and Zoom

Exploring Rosh Hashana

If it doesn't bring you a spark

of joy, let it go.


Reverend Amy Kindred


Worship Associates: Sue Boone and

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



UUC Better World Emergency Fund

Community Outreach for September

 

The Better World Emergency Fund was established in 2003 upon the death of long time beloved UUC member, Ruth Jean Anderson. Ruth’s son donated a gift of $10,000. to UUC in her memory. It was decided to establish a fund with a two-fold purpose; to support the homeless and UUC members in need and the ability to respond immediately with a donation to crisis anywhere around the world. In the past donations were sent to assist with the tornado relief, the Haiti Crisis, floods, hurricanes, fires and the Covid-19 Pandemic Response. Ruth’s family still sends an annual donation, but due to the many recent disasters the fund is extremely low and any donation is extremely appreciated. For more information please call Marlene at 727-512-2445.

DONATE HERE!
LIFELONG LEARNING
Supporting Our Search for Truth and Meaning

Learning our Principles

This fall the children are focused on learning our 8 principles. What are they?

1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important.

2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.

3rd Principle: We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.

4th Principle: We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.

5th Principle: We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.

6th Principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.

7th Principle: We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.

8th Principle: Under construction

Sunday Guides Needed

We are looking for Sunday morning RE guides. If you are interested in participating on this journey with our children, please reach out to Megan Foley owl@uuc.org. The Sunday plan is easy to follow, we will have a training meeting in October and the guides work together with the children.

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

OPEN ISSUES

Sunday, September 25, 2022

9:30 to 10:30

In the Patio Room on campus and Zoom


https://zoom.us/j/92768217534


Open Issues will view and discuss the TED Talk, "Why US Laws Must Expand Beyond The Nuclear Family."   Lawyer and LBGTQIA advocate Diana Adams believes that all families, regardless of biological relationship or legal marriage, are deserving of equal legal rights and recognition.


Click HERE to view video.

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Taste Tour and Trunk Sale

Saturday, October 1st

9AM until Noon.


UUC is hosting the event in the UUC Food Forest. We are expecting cooler weather and a good crowd from the "wider community".

A market space will be set up for participants to exchange veggie starts along with "not-so-usual" perennial fruit and forage species offered potted, as cuttings or uprooted on request. Take the Taste Tour of the Food Forest at 11AM! Please consider attending to represent UUC. You can be a welcoming attraction to our pews with your presence. Contact Jay Hardman for more information.

"UUs provide aid in Martha's Vineyard" 


The Unitarian Universalist congregation in Martha's Vineyard is among those helping migrants flown to the island by Gov. DeSantis. Read more HERE.

Social Justice Council Meeting

Saturday, September 24th at 10 AM

By Zoom and in person in the Patio room


We will discuss the ongoing work of the social justice committees and new projects. All are welcome to attend. If you have a social justice issue that you would like to bring to the council or would like to participate on a committee, please join us.


For any questions, please contact Linda Stoller at LStol10403@aol.com.


To join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97869604806

Join us at the Pinellas County African American History Museum


“Bloody Streets and Crooked Lines:

100 Years of Black Voter Suppression in Florida”

Presenter: James Abraham, editor and book publisher


Place: FORMER Curtis Elementary School, 1101 Marshall Street, Clearwater (Parking and entrance on Grant Street)

Date: Friday, September 30,2022

Time: 7 P.M.


From the violent 1921 election riots in Ocobee through modern redistricting issues, this presentation explores voter suppression in Florida over one hundred years. Come learn about our Florida history and the struggle for full and equal access to the polls. This presentation is part of the series “Florida Talks” part of the Florida Humanities speakers program. Want to carpool from UUC? Contact Linda Stoller at lstol10403@aol.com

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Volunteer to drive people to the polls

on Tuesday, November 8th


Sign up at https://rideshare2vote.com or call 888.977.2250. Someone from Rideshare2vote will call you back.

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


"I've never owned a telescope, but it's something I'm thinking of looking into."  ~ George Carlin


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.

Pastoral Associates


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. The Pastoral Associate who is scheduled for that week will get in touch with you.

What else is happening at UUC?


Friday, September 23, 2022

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



Saturday, September 24, 7 – 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)


Tuesday, September 27, 7- 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)


Wednesday, September 28, 1-3 pm: Mah Jongg (Social Hall)

4 - 5:30 pm: Weeding with Chris Mueller;

5:30 - 6:45 pm: Exhale Meditation on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96047650495


Friday, September 30

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



Saturday, October 1, 7 – 8 pm: Free to Be Me, AA group (Social Hall)



Please bring 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 keep the box in the lobby full!

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.

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 online giving and pledging easy!


In addition to 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.

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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