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Quimby Hoetzler was a poet, a pianist, and a much-loved member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs. He died Monday night. Quimby's memorial service will take place at Church on the Bayou, Saturday, Nov. 12th at 3pm.

Rev. Bob Murphy will lead the memorial service. A reception will follow the event. Everyone is invited. The burial of Quimby's ashes will take place in New York state at a date to be determined by family.
Rev. Murphy has info: .


I am sad to report that I will no longer be collecting plastic lids for CAPS OF LOVE. Even though they will no longer be recycled through this program, PLEASE DO recycle all plastic caps through your weekly recycle pick-up service. Many thanks for your participation in this program and for continuing to recycle in order to help keep our planet green!!! - Donna McBurney

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is collecting funds to provide emergency services in Haiti, where an estimated 1,000 people died. Contact: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, or 617-868-6600 or

Rev. Bob Murphy’s OFFICE HOURS at Church on the Bayou, Room C are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 1pm. Please contact Rev. Murphy for an appointment or assistance at  727-942-7316 or .


For Details See Our  Full Calendar or the Activities Page 




  • Tuesdays - 10am - 3pm Quilting (Church on the Bayou, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., TS)
  • Wednesdays - 10am -12pm News-n-Views (CotB Memorial Room); 7pm - 8:30pm Buddhist Meditation – (CotB Sanctuary)


By Date


  • Sunday – Oct. 2, 12 – 1pm First Sunday Chat with Rev. Bob Murphy
  • Thursday – Oct. 6, 12 - 2pm Shepherd Center First Thursday Volunteers, contact Greg Rosasco,
  • Sunday - Oct. 9, 12 – 1pm Social Justice Forum – “Racing Extinction” movie discussion
  • Tuesday – Oct. 11, 10:30 – 11am Social Justice Council Meeting (home of Lyn Dalzell) Contact Greg Rosasco at or Cathy Lawson at; 2 – 5pm Board of Trustees Meeting (USAmeriBank, TS)
  • Thursday – Oct. 13, 12:30pm Lunch Bunch - Tarpon Tavern, 21 N. Safford Ave, TS.; 2:30 pm Worship Committee Meeting (church office, CotB)
  • Sunday – Oct. 16, 3pm UUCTS Fall Fundraiser, A Musical Tribute to Florida History, featuring Bonnie Whitehurst, (CotB)
  • Tuesday – Oct. 18, 11am – 12pm Caring Committee (church office, CotB)
  • Thursday – Oct. 20, 12 - 2pm Shepherd Center Third Thursday Volunteers, contact Greg at
  • Monday – Oct. 24, 9:30 – 10:30am Tai Chi for continuing students, Craig Park Rec. Cen.; 10:30 – 11:30am Tai Chi for beginners, Craig Park Rec. Center: 5:00 – 7:30pm Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer Meal Service, Holiday
  • Wednesday – Oct. 26, 9:30 – 10:30am Tai Chi for continuing students, Craig Park Rec. Cen. 10:30 – 11:30am Tai Chi for beginners, Craig Park Rec. Center


UUCTS Campus Restoration – See the latest photos of the UUCTS campus – from sinkholes to the restoration of our sanctuary so far. To visit UUCTS on Facebook, just click HERE . See the process unfold and stay up-to-date. To post a picture, video or message – just email the photo/s with your suggested caption to

Until further notice, our temporary home for Sunday services (10:30 AM)  and after service activities will be the Community Center at 400 South Walton Avenue here in Tarpon Springs.
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We are sorry the church is closed for sinkhole repair. The paintings are not available for viewing since the exhibit at LRMA is over, but they will return to a beautiful new home when sinkhole remediation AND rehabilitation of the historic sanctuary is complete. Thank you for checking back regularly.”

OCTOBER 2nd: "Reconciliation."
OCTOBER 9th: "Whose Are We?"
OCTOBER 16th: "My Trip to Immokalee."
OCTOBER 23rd: "Immigrants and Refugees."
OCTOBER 30th: "Queen of the Witches."
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The Unitarian Universalist principles affirm "the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large." (Fifth Principle.) What's needed? Encourage your neighbors to register and vote. Learn about elections work and provide assistance. Pasco and Pinellas counties need poll workers on Election Day. Compensation is provided. If you can help in Pasco County, please contact Brian Corley, who is the county's Supervisor of Elections at 800-851-8754. Call Deborah Clark, Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County at 727-464-6110.
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