Pax Christi Tampa Bay E-mail Newsletter
MISSIO DEI SUNDAY DINNER:
Missio Dei is a
small church that meets in the refurbished corner of a warehouse at 1330
Burlington Avenue N. (map;
the entrance is on 2nd Avenue on the south side of the building.)
They serve a meal after their worship service. The congregation is
largely homeless or precariously housed.
service begins at 5:30 PM; the dinner begins at 6:30. For information
on how you can help prepare, serve, or financially support the meal, contact G.
W. Rolle at (727) 424-1088.
TRUMP TUESDAYS AT SENATOR MARCO RUBIO’S NEW OFFICE:
and other local activist groups gather outside Marco Rubio’s office in the Sam M. Gibbons
U.S. Court House, 801 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa, FL 33602
The protest is every Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 AM. Bring
signs, or the Indivisible organizers can provide
them. There is parking around the courthouse and the meters take credit
cards. For more information (FMI): email@example.com
SARASOTA DEMONSTRATION: Activists from Veterans for Peace and Manasota
Pax Christi, among other groups, will demonstrate for
peace through justice from 4:00-5:00 PM every Tuesday in downtown Sarasota along Bayfront Drive/N. Tamiami Trail near its intersection with Gulfstream
The demonstration is south of Unconditional Surrender, the “kissing
statue.” FMI: Russ at Rjbannerusa@gmail.com
NEW ITEM: WEEKLY POSTCARD
PARTY: Join Indivisible FL-13 in
reaching out to Pinellas voters and promote voting by mail every Tuesday at
6:00 pm at Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd. N. in St.
Petersburg, FL 33703. For more information, or to help write postcards
from home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Wednesday in June, Peace First activists will be at the corner of
38th Avenue and 4th Street North in St. Petersburg from 4:30-5:30 PM
There are a McDonald’s, a Burger King, a Publix and a Chase Bank at this
intersection. They will focus on gun violence and other issues, including
immigration. Bring a sign, or they will provide one.
eats at a restaurant in an “after party” following the
demonstration. For more information (FMI): SMcCown@tampabay.rr.com
MEDITATION: Biweekly meditation for peace every other Wednesday at
7:00 PM (June 27) at Sacred Lands,
1620 Park Street N. in St. Petersburg, Florida 33710-4348
For more information: http://www.sacredlandspreservationandeducation.org/;
727-367-3592 or 347-0354
NIGHT PICNIC ON THE PLAYGROUND IN ST. PETE: The Friday Night
a potluck picnic for hungry people, most of whom are low income or experiencing
homelessness. The picnic continues to need potluck food,
beverages, picnic supplies, and volunteers. The picnic, which serves over
100 people a week, is at 6:00 PM every Friday at the Unitarian
Universalist Church, 719 Arlington Avenue N. at Mirror Lake Drive in downtown St.
Petersburg. FMI: http://uustpete.org/2014/09/17/friday-picnic-playground or
BREAKFAST: Loaves and
a breakfast held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday mornings. Volunteers
serve a full hot breakfast to over 150 people. The breakfast is held on
the third floor of Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 4th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. This is
the breakfast the Drag Queen Bingo supports.
breakfast runs from 7:30-10:30 AM, and volunteers can participate
with some or all of the breakfast. Please contact Anita Podgwaite at (727) 565-8742 or G. W. Rolle
at (727) 424-1088 to help.
1. Puerto Rican Father’s Day Food and
Saturday, June 16 from 6:00-10:00 PM
Universalist Church of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764
evacuees who left the devastation in Puerto Rico and are now living in Pinellas
County to celebrate Father’s Day with Puerto Rican food and music. Proceeds
from this family-friendly fundraiser will be used to build a Puerto Rican/hispanic cultural and service center in Pinellas
County. Featured vocalist will be “La Dama de la
Cancion” Dulmary Sabater.
$10.00 per Person; under 12 accompanied by an adult is
free. Tickets and information are at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puerto-rican-flavor-savor-fathers-day-food-music-celebration-tickets-46609820227?aff=efbeventtix
2. School Board Candidate Forum
Saturday, June 16 from 12:00-2:00 PM
James B. Sanderlin Family Center
Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
candidates for Pinellas County School Board — District 7 and At-Large. Bring
your questions for this moderated forum, which will be preceded by a short
business meeting of the South St. Petersburg Democratic Club. Light
Monday, June 18
2901 Tyrone Blvd. N. in St Pete
Drag Queen Bingo will put the
“fun” in fundraising this Monday, June 18 when
friends and supporters of Celebrate Outreach’s Saturday morning breakfast will
gather at Hamburger Mary’s, 2901 Tyrone Blvd. N. in St
the third Drag Queen Bingo to support
the breakfast. Drag queen Alexis De La Mer will
call the game (motto: “This ain’t your Gramma’s bingo!”). We guarantee food, friends, double
entendres, single entendres,
triple entendres, and a whole lot of fun.
The Bingo last January raised enough money to finance the
breakfast for sixth months, and we hope to do the same this time.
Bingo sheets are available for a $10.00 cash donation.
There will be gift bags for the winners. There is a $10 minimum for food which can be paid by credit card. The website
information for the bingo is here
Seating is first come, first served, and
seats are already filling up. Call Hamburger Mary’s at (727)
851-9386 for reservations. The last Drag
Queen Bingo for the breakfast was a sellout, so please call ASAP. The
restaurant will seat people from 5:30-6:30. Bingo starts at 7:00.
Pete Pride Festival
of Tampa Fellowship Hall
West Horatio Tampa FL 33609
The Bridge’s Summer Film Series does not just inform; each
film showing is followed by a discussion with local experts and advocates which
will empower the audience for action. Each film is shown at 7:00 PM; a
donation of $7.00 is suggested for each showing. A brief description of
each film is below; details are at http://www.thebridgetampa.com/images/stories/2015events/7th-SummerFilmSeries-2018.pdf
| Weather Gone Wild Portrayed in this film are
the ways in which communities all around the world (including Florida) are
changing in order to survive a world of superstorms.
It explores recent extreme weather events and the scientific projections of
what we can expect over the next few decades.
| Mother Nature’s Child This film explores
nature’s powerful role in children’s health and development. It asks compelling
questions about what it means to educate the ‘whole’ child and depicts the
latest breakthroughs related to our relationships within the natural world
(also relevant to adults).
August 24th| Edible City A fast-paced journey
through the local Good Food Movement this film introduces us to extraordinary
people who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system with
innovative approaches like edible education and grassroots activism building
the local economies.
6. Understanding One
Another – Finding Common Ground
Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Unity of Tampa, 3302 W Horatio St, Tampa, FL 33609
This is a
free three-hour workshop sponsored and presented by Better Angels with specific
focus on understanding one another beyond stereotypes and finding common
ground. The workshop will emphasize deep listening and learning rather
than declaring and debating. After a lunch local activists and decision-makers
will mingle to talk about what can be done to move forward to support climate
justice in our community. Trained facilitators will provide guidance for having
respectful conversations that clarify differences and search for common good.
7. Soap and
Pizza: Laundry Love
Monday, June 25, 6:30-8:00 PM
laundry at 365 8th St S, St Petersburg, Florida (map).
Projects are regular
opportunities to help financially struggling people do their laundry. There are
now over two hundred projects nationwide.
Locally, Laundry Love is sponsored by the Missio
Dei and takes place the last Monday of every month. Organizers and their
supporters provide soap, coins and pizza for those washing their clothes.
Laundry Love costs around $200. FMI on how you or your group can support
and participate, contact G. W. Rolle at (727)
424-1088 or email@example.com
8. St. Pete Solar Co-op Info Session
Wednesday, June 27, 1:30pm
United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N.
Petersburg, FL 33703
Neighbors across the area have formed
solar co-ops with the help of the League of Women Voters, Solar United
Neighbors of Florida, the City of St. Petersburg, and Suncoast
Sierra Club. Co-ops make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar
panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join this
session for people in southern Pinellas County to learn about solar energy, as
well as how co-op membership simplifies the process of going solar while
providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.
9. Just Faith: Changing People
to Change the World
JustFaith Ministries is an
organization created to invite and prepare people of faith for the
life-changing and world-changing call of the Gospel to help heal the world and,
in so doing, experience a deeper faith, a more fulfilling life, and a community
of care and vitality. Since 2001, over 50,000 people have completed a JustFaith Ministries program. Over 90% of
participants say JustFaith has increased their
commitment to social justice and volunteerism. JustFaith
changes people – and those people change the world.
program Just Matters consists
of modules that allow small faith communities to explore critical current
issues such as hunger, prison reform, migration, nonviolence, and
Christian-Muslim dialogue within a prayerful environment that invites personal
transformation. Just Matters modules are eight weeks long.
Descriptions of the modules, with links to more information, are below.
Cultivating Nonviolence, Harvesting Peace –
This program invites small groups of Christian people to explore peace,
nonviolence and their roots in the radical, life-changing teachings of Jesus
Faith Journey – It explores some of the
central questions related to the reality of migration on a global level and in
the U.S. context. The sessions provide historical, biblical, and theological
perspectives and suggest ways participants can take action in their own
Hunger for Change –
This module explores the realities of food insecurity in the United States
and around the world. This is an 8-week, prayerful process that includes study,
rich dialogue, and an immersion experience. This process inspires participants
to take concrete action to end hunger. Learn
Church of Second Chances – This
module will inspire and challenge participants through prayer and dialogue. By
looking through the eyes of those from inside the prison cell, both at our
world and back at ourselves, we can begin to expand our thinking about
prisoners and punishment and reform our hearts by God’s mercy.
10. From Indivisible
Resist Bot, fax your representatives via text message.
11. IF TRUMP FIRES MUELLER: Indivisible
FL-13 will sponsor an emergency rally in Demen’s Landing, St Petersburg if President
Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller:
- If Trump fires Mueller BEFORE 2:00 PM, meet at 5:00 PM
- If Trump fires Mueller AFTER 2:00 PM, meet at NOON of following
FL-13 will send an email notification and post it on Twitter and Facebook.
FL-13 Contact Information:
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Indivisible FL-13 at firstname.lastname@example.org