Announcements and Events

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UUCT Day Trippers- January

UUCT DAY TRIPPERS – Join us on Friday, January 26 to travel to the Alafia River Rendezvous located near Bartow. We will leave the church promptly at 9:30am and return by approximately 4:00pm. The Rendezvous has become the largest living history event in the Southeast with over 1000 adults and children creating a pre 1840s encampment. Cost is $5-$10 for admission, lunch onsite, and $5 cash gratuity for carpool driver.  RSVP by Tuesday, January 23 with one of the co-organizers, Ron Phillips at 813-997-0920 or Mary Wolgemuth at 720-252-3443 or Please include your telephone number and indicate passenger only or willingness to drive.


Thank you Gloria Holloway!

At the July 9 service, the Board of Trustees honored Gloria Holloway for her decades of music stewardship for this congregation, with diverse concerts that have brought us great joy (and even some revenue). The engraved stone will reside along the periphery of the labyrinth, so we can all enjoy a memory of a concert and a grateful thought of Gloria as we pass by.

Photo:  Left:  Kim McDonald, BOT President; Right: Gloria Holloway, Award Recipient

Announcement! Congratulations Jae Polcyn

The Betty McCluer Lee award winner for 2017 was Joe Polcyn!  The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa is far richer because of what Jae gives to us. She is a fine musician who gives freely of her time and talents for Sunday services, for Religious Exploration, and for the Monday night music group. In addition, she has a strong commitment to social justice. Jae chairs the Social Justice Committee, making sure that our congregation is a visible force in the community. She also has helped to further our congregation’s involvement with HOPE, the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, believing that there is strength in numbers in trying to establish equality for all in Hillsborough County. Jae is a long-time member of the UUCT and has been instrumental in many other committees and projects of our congregation in the past. Make sure that you take the time to congratulate her for joining the distinguished group of the Betty McCluer Lee award winners!


Padmasambhava Buddhist Center of Tampa Bay now holds Buddhist practice in the large dome; Mondays at 7pm For more information on PBC International please visit

The UUCT MUUsic Group meets every Monday evening at 7:30 in the Small Dome. In the spirit of old-time hootenanny’s and good-time jam sessions, this is an informal gathering of musicians, vocalists, and just plain music lovers who want to make or listen to mUUsic.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability.

The UU Mindfulness Meditation Group: Tuesday at 6:00pm. These are two twenty
minute meditations with a five-minute walking meditation between them. A short Loving-Kindness recitation is practiced. We close with a short reading and discussion. All are welcome. Contact: Grant Wilson and Diana Stevens;

TEEN & ADULT GAME NIGHT, second Friday of the Month; we meet in the main room in Multi-Purpose Bldg., 6:30-9:00’ish.  – If you haven’t been to Game Night recently, come on out – it’s a lot of fun.  Make new friends or hang out with old ones.  Come play Mexican Train Dominoes (a perennial favorite) or other games of your choice.   Excellent refreshments provided, for questions, email

Light Yoga Class, Friday at 11 am.  Yoga Class meets in the Multi-Purpose Building. Bring a mat or towel and wear loose or stretchy clothing. We do light yogic stretching with no difficult poses. Cost: $6. (a church fund-raiser)  Facilitator: Grant Wilson;  All are welcome.


Circles in the Woods CUUPS: All Circles in the Woods CUUPS activities are open to the public and held at UUCT. The only cost is a love donation. Families with children are welcome.  No pets please. Plan to stay to socialize afterward.  Bring a dish to share. For more information about Circles in the Woods CUUPS, e-mail Check the UUCT online calendar for monthly Full Moon Celebrations.

Al-Anon meets in the multi-purpose building on Saturdays at 10:30 am each week. For additional information about Al-Anon in Hillsborough County, call 813-881-9372 or visit us on the web at




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