Sunday Service Notes for November 24 (& Beyond): 11am Sermon: In Consideration of Pete Seeger

On Sunday, November 24 at 11am, we’ll hear about “Pete Seeger: America’s Tuning Fork” with guests Uncle Eddie & Robin

Pete Seeger was a musician, an activist, an environmentalist, a humanist, and a Unitarian Universalist.   He believed that we could change the world by bringing people together through the power of music, and singing together.

Ed “Uncle Eddie” Mahonen, “banjo player, raconteur, and all – around old dude” is an icon in the Appalachian music scene. He worked as a staff musician on the legendary Wheeling Jamboree and as a member of several regionally touring bluegrass, country and jam bands. His style incorporates elements of bluegrass, rock, and folk, which he has shaped into a unique and original blend which he terms “plunk rock.” West Virginia’s “Graffiti” Magazine said Ed has been “a force in West Virginia music for over thirty years.” He chose Unitarian Universalism as an adult and has been an active member of UU congregations in the Ohio Valley and St. Augustine, Florida. Uncle Eddie & Robin have performed music and been active in various social, political, and environmental issues. They were present at Occupy Wall Street, the Standing Rock action opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the People’s Climate March in New York City.

A concert will follow the service. Bring a brown bag lunch, The cost of the concert is $15. Invite family & friends. Let’s make this a fun event!

Upcoming & Ongoing

UU Pride Fundraiser

Tobi Weisbond makes jewelry and is offering beaded chalice pieces….necklaces, bracelets, pins, card holders, money clips & bolo ties….with proceeds going to Spirit of Life. You pick the type, the color(s) and the chalice design. Some samples are in the church kitchen. Contact Tobi direct for orders:

Salon Talk: A Community Conversation about Human Trafficking

The Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking is co-hosting Salon Talk: A Community Conversation About Human Trafficking with the Department of Juvenile Justice, More to Life and Pasco-Hernando State College on Monday, January 27th from 10:00-2:30 at PHSC’s Porter Campus in Wesley Chapel. The event is FREE and lunch will be provided. Please Save the Date as registration will be required and seating is limited. More information to follow after the Thanksgiving holiday.

SWIM 2019

SWIM 2019 is a mini SUUSI. It is held at a 4 H camp near Lake Placid. It is very laid back, with outdoor activities, field trips, good discussions, crafts and fellowship. The website gives all the info.

Angel Tree Sign Up

THERE ARE 5 “ANGELS” REMAINING! When we work with the Guardian Ad Litem organization at the holiday season, we provide toys and other items for children who might not otherwise get them. There are cards on the tree in the kitchen with children’s names, ages and wants. Please take a card and sign it out on the sign out sheet. Bring your items UNWRAPPED to be picked up on December 8. Let Diana know if you have any questions. Don’t spend a lot of money. the point is for these kids to get things to unwrap, not for spending a lot of money. If you are going on the All-Church Field trip to the Thai temple on December 8, please bring the gifts to church earlier that week. The people from GAL will be picking up sometime that morning.l

All Church Field Trip to Thai Temple December 8

Our next Freethought Fellowship meetup goes on the road to visit the Wat Thai Temple in Tampa.  Please join us!  Details will be at the Freethought Fellowship meetup page, at church and in our next newsletter.

All Church Chanukah Service & Dreydel Party – December 15

About Spirit of Life UU

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal and eclectic faith community located at 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa, FL that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives. All are welcome!