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Dept of Health

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

PC Department of Health 

Posted on November 18, 2019, at 1:53pm

Thank you!

We want to thank everyone who helped make The Flea Market at Mirror Lake a success. We exceeded $2000 and more importantly over 40 people helped just with the sale and many more with donations of baked goods and other items, some coming from our neighbors. Thanks to you, we achieved our goals of raising money for the church, serving the community, and fellowship. 


The Flea Market at Mirror Lake Committee 

Posted on November 18, 2019, at 11:36am

Announcements From Pastor Jack

UUSP WILL WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AT THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE, November 17.  Please join in the welcoming.


WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS STUDIES DISCUSSIONS:  This Wednesday, November 20, 10:00am or 7:00 pm (your choice): Discussion of the “World Scientists’ Declaration of Climate Emergency” and UUSP’s options for environmental justice and safety.  Conway Middle Room.


UUSP MEDITATION RETREAT – Saturday morning, December 7, nine to noon, UUSP’s Gilmour Hall.  Come recover attention, clarity, and peace..   Pastor Jack


EVERY TUESDAY MEDITATION (11:45am – brief instruction provided) and BROWN BAG LUNCH (12:15pm – checking in with friends), in UUSP Gilmour social hall.  


EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING MEDITATION every Wednesday, 8:00-8:30 a.m.  Drop in, find your zone, go live your best day.


CITIZENS CAFÉ MOST THURSDAYS AT NOON!!!  in UUSP’s Gilmour Social Hall.  Join us (but let Pastor Jack know you’re planning to come, because our schedule is still erratic at this time of year)!  Discussions of the public issues of our times (


UUSP COVENANT GROUPS – trusted circles for sharing about life.  Learn more: Patti Hanks ( or Pastor Jack.


COMMUNITY TALK:    ON NON-VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE by George Lakey, recently retired Swarthmore professor and esteemed Quaker peace activist.  Tuesday, November 19, 6-9:30 pm at the St. Pete Friends Meetinghouse, 130 19th Avenue South.  $15 suggested donation.  Register with Susan Wade at or 727-821-5048


UUs HELPING UUs:   Need help or know a UUSPer who might?  Please notify Sue Price,  UUSP Care Committee chair:


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." For audio recordings, click on a Sunday Service and look for the sound icon   audio

For screen shots of examples, click the link:  Worship Service Online Enhancements


Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:57am

Renew - Restore - Rejuvenate

Thank you!!

Thanks to the responsiveness and generosity of several of our members, UUSP has raised over 60% of the $27,000 required to complete the landscape renovation and refurbishment of the Narthex and Tower.


Be part of the excitement of bringing these projects to fruition! We want to give everyone an opportunity to participate in these initial projects and make them happen. As we welcome people to our home by creating a welcoming and hospitable environment, help welcome all to our spiritual home by making a contribution today.


Make your payment by check or by credit card through the GivePlus app. For more information, click on Designation Form Designation Form

or visit and select Giving>Donate Now.


Contributions to date by fund are as follows:

Renovation General                  $8,560

Landscaping                             $7,100

Narthex                                       $100

Total                                      $15,760


Special thanks to those who have contributed:


Barbara and Tom Archibald

Lise Beane

Sherry and Steve Benton

Susan and Paul Burnore

Denis Calandra

Sarah and Paul Craig

Michael Killoren and Randy Nolan

Cynthia Patterson

Carol Ulmer

Sara Wallace

Karen White, in memory of Joan Marie White

Sharon Winters

Contacts: Michael Killoren, Cynthia Patterson, Carol Ulmer, 3R Giving Team


Want More Details on the Renovation Projects?
Click on Project Renovations    Project Renovations

or visit>Get Involved>Committees<Building & Grounds; scroll down to Documents and click on the download link for Power Point Slides: 3R Project Descriptions. If you have any questions about the projects, contact:

Sharon Winters

Michael Killoren

Posted on November 15, 2019, at 7:45am

Finding A Woman's Place: Book discussion by author Lorraine M Duval, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Finding A Woman's Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks by Lorraine Duvall tells the story of a women's commune in the Adirondacks. In 1974 seven women with their eight children left their jobs, friends, and families to live together communally on a 23 acre rustic resort in Athol, NY. They called their home "A Woman's Place."  They were inspired by other feminists to take this independent action and leave behind the restraints of the patriarchal society of the 1960s and '70s. This was also a time when hundreds of back-to-the-land intentional communities were started in rural areas in the US and abroad. Most were co-ed.  Just a few were women-only. 

Hundreds of women passed through the doors of A Woman's Place in its eight years of existence. Its popularity spoke to the need of women to congregate and take comfort in knowing that they were not alone in their struggles to thrive in a male dominated world. 

Duvall tells their story through a power point slide show, followed by a discussion period. Hearing about the personal lives of women who were brave enough to begin anew at A Woman's Place will hopefully inspire women, and men, to take action in their own lives. As an introduction, Duvall will present her views on the status of women and how they were treated until the mid 1990s, adding her own experinces during that time, as she is of the same age cohort as the brave women who started A Woman's Place.

An added benefit of her research is that many of the women have reconnected, renewed friendships, and started new ones. These women bonded 40-odd years ago, and though they lost touch for many years, these bonds remain strong.  Better than anything, perhaps, this illustrates the validity of the experiment deep in the Adirondack woods so many years ago.

Posted on November 14, 2019, at 10:52pm

Newsletter Team Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Front Office
Contact: Sharon Winters
Posted on November 13, 2019, at 5:07pm

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Gilmour Hall


All are welcome to join your fellow parishioners in UU of St Pete's annual Thanksgiving Dinner!

Turkey and ham will be provided with participants bringing the sides and dessert. We had a fantastic time last year and we're expecting even more guests this year!


Sign-up sheets on the piano in Gilmore. If you don’t want to bring a dish to the dinner, please still sign up to come. All are welcome!! Bring a guest or two! Dinner is at 2pm on Thanksgiving Day November 28th but please come a little early to enjoy the fine company and conversation.


My mother, Joy, will be decorating Gilmore for the dinner the day before and wouldn’t mind a hand if you have the time and a sign-up sheet for that event is on the piano also. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Thanks, Kevin Wamboldt 

Group: Hospitality
Posted on November 12, 2019, at 3:06pm

Spanish Conversation

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Front Office

Spanish Conversation for beginne speakers, hosted by Lupe Torre.

Posted on November 12, 2019, at 1:30pm

Town Hall meeting

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Sanctuary

Meeting held by Board of Trustees and Minister Settlement Committee to discuss issues surrounding asking Rev. Donovan to be our Settled Minister.  For members and interested non-members.  

Contact: Steve Benton
Posted on November 12, 2019, at 1:28pm

UUSP Membership Inquirers Class #2

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Conway Middle Room

Part II of an introduction to UUism and membership at UU St. Pete.

Group: Membership
Posted on November 11, 2019, at 6:25pm

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