The Parallel Universe


An Emerging Nomadic Ministry for Tampa Bay

The Parallel Universe is underway! Bookmark this site and keep coming back. Contact us for more information and place of meeting. Please visit the existing ministries from which this new vision has emerged... 
The RefugeSophia's Portal

Required Reading...

The Bible (duh!)
A Generous Orthodoxy. Brian McLaren.
The Irresistible Revolution. Shane Claiborne.
The Barbarian Way. Erwin McManus.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT...

Hello everyone, it's Rev. Bruce Wright with the Refuge. Just to give you an update on things. So far we have raised about half of funds we need to raise to recoup funds for temporary homeless shelter that Refuge helped run at Lakewood UCC. So, we still need to raise about another $1200. In addition, we have raised about $2100 for Cornerstone trip to Illinois. We have trimmed some costs and still need to raise about $950. If you can help in any way, please call me at 727 278 1547, 727 623 8685 or send checks to the Refuge at 1818 29th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, we are still in need of 2 fairly recent laptop computers and we are in desperate need of another van, as our is about to bite the dust.

Lastly, and very importantly, the city of St. Petersburg, in a time of budget cuts, is considering passing another anti-homeless/anti-free speech ordinance. They are looking at expanding existing ordinance that makes aggressive panhandling illegal in certain areas downtown to not allow "panhandling" (which could include any group, political or otherwise from public street corner protest, political campaigning, etc.).

THIS COULD HAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT OF ANYONE TO ASK IN A NON AGGRESSIVE MANNER FOR ASSISTANCE, DIRECTIONS, ETC. PLEASE ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT ST. PETE. CITY HALL THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THIS MATTER OR CALL CITY HALL AT 727 893 7171. WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY WILL DO NEXT!!