What problems in Hillsborough County keep you awake at night?
Our UUCT HOPE team members are holding 6 house meetings with about 10 people each over the next few weeks to strengthen the relationships in our community, discuss the problems that personally affect you and take an action step to start addressing these problems.
Personal stories of community problems will then be brought to our annual convention in October, where our congregation’s members along with the membership of the other 24 congregations will vote on 2-3 problem areas to work on for the following year.
In the past, our work has led to the county expansion of the use of Civil Citations for minors, the expansion of late night-buses for third shift workers and the creation of an alternative to out of school suspension program that has helped tens of thousands children & families.
We would like to invite you to contribute your voice and shape the work of our county-wide justice ministry by attending a UUCT-hosted House Meeting; these are scheduled (so far, but subject to change, depending upon the progress of Hurricane Irma) with Host(s), Date, Time, general Location and Contact person:
Merrilyn and Carl Crosson, Tuesday 9/12/17, 7:00 P.M. – 8:45 P.M., their home in Brandon, please contact Robert Boileau, if you want to attend this meeting but have not yet confirmed;
Candy Gale and Russ Paterson, Thursday 9/14, 2:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M., their home at Davis Road and Elmdale Place (near UUCT), please contact Candy Gale, if you want to attend but have not yet confirmed;
Lisa and Jeremy Maddocks-Baisley, Thursday 9/14, 5:45 P.M. – 7:30 P.M., at their home near Willow Pond Dr. and Hanna Rd. in eastern Lutz, please contact Robert Boileau, if you want to attend but have not yet confirmed;
Candy Gale and Russ Paterson, Wednesday 9/20, 6:45 P.M. – 8:30 P.M., at their home at Davis Road and Elmdale Place, please contact Candy Gale, if you want to attend but have not yet confirmed;
Trude Diamond and Bob Hedlund, Friday 9/15, 7:00 P.M. – 8:45 P.M., at their home on Crenshaw Lake Road, between US 41 & Dale Mabry Hwy in western Lutz, please contact Robert Boileau, if you want to attend but have not yet confirmed;
Judy Lane, Sunday 9/17, 12:30 P.M. – 2:15 P.M., at UUCT in Large dome, with room for 12 people, so please contact Judy Lane or Robert Boileau if you want to attend but have not yet confirmed.
Thank you in advance for making 2017 a Great UUCT-HOPE Success!!! (Robert Boileau)
Whatever your hobby, avocation, passion, or intellectual pursuit, you’ll find something for you at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. And if you don’t, get something started! Many of our existing clubs and committees were conceived and launched by individuals just like you.
At left, UUCT members are enjoying lunch at our Annual Fundraising Auction in the new Multipurpose Building (MPB). This is the site of many organized UUCT group meetings, our preservice Sunday morning Coffee and Conversation gathering, holiday dinners, and community meetings and events (yes, we rent out the MPB).
So, we invite you to get involved. A UU World of Opportunities for liberal education, social events, spiritual growth, and artistic and intellectual stimulation await you here in an accepting, nurturing, respectful environment.
All the groups at UUCT are open and welcoming. We invite you to check out the opportunities awaiting you at UUCT, and either find or make your own ‘fit’ within our congregation. Come see us. We think you’ll like what you find — most people do.
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