June 7, 2019
The next newsletter will be published June 21 . Submit articles to Editor@mvuu.org by 6 pm June 19 . Articles may not exceed 250 words.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 9, 1 pm
Sunday Service: Transitions, Rev. Christiane Heyde

Sunday, June 9, 3 pm
Event: Desert Voices Concert at AZ Theatre Company

Tuesday, June 11, 4:45 pm
Event: Dinner and a Movie

Sunday, June 16, 1 pm
Sunday Service: Our Communal Family , Robin Bousel

Sunday, June 23, 1 pm
Sunday Service: Derek Contreras

Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 am
Event: Exploring Flavors Dining Group
General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) holds its annual meeting in June of each year. GA is a celebration of worship, music, thoughtful lectures and policy-making for the Association through democratic process. Attendees worship, witness, learn and connect.

Here is the ONLINE Participation Guide.

This year’s theme is about collective power, “The Power of We,” as well as the possibility, the purpose, the struggle and the joy of what it means to be together in faithful community. Here is the complete Guide to this GA. It ends with the Proposed Statement of Conscience.

Some of us are policy wonks; taken to the next level, some of us are General Assembly Policy wonks. That is why I will be MVUU’s off site delegate. Please give me some feedback so MVUU can truly participate. You may reach me on Twitter @MVUU_GA_Delegate . I will be live tweeting throughout the week. If you have input about the Statement of Conscience please let me know.

J ulie Slayton Frank
2018-2019 Fiscal Year End

Our Fiscal Year ends June 30. It helps MVUU if outstanding pledge balances are paid by this date. Contact Erin at administrator@mvuu.org you are unsure of your unpaid commitment. Thank you!

Julie Slayton Frank, Treasurer
Spiritual Path
Our New Interim Minister

In case you missed Monday's special e-mail announcement regarding our new Interim Minister, please check your inbox, or ask Congregational Administrator Erin Chadwell to send it to you again. And you can get to know Rev. Samantha Wilson ever better by visiting her website which includes sermon videos and so much more!

Mark your calendars! She'll be in the pulpit on Sunday, September 1!
MVUU Movies at the Loft

Please join us this summer for a film each month at the Loft. Descriptions of each feature will be sent via email along with the name of chosen restaurant for a before or after treat. If you would like to be included on this email distribution list, please contact Bonnie Grant Baird at  BJGRANTB77@gmail.com .
Dinner and a Movie
Tuesday, June 11, 4:45 pm, 7 pm

Movie: The Souvenir

Dinner: Yoshimatsu (Japanese) 2741 N. Campbell, 7 pm

The Souvenir: A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg.

Dinner: Please let Debbie Roberts know if you plan to join the group for dinner at deborah.roberts@mvuu.org. If you do not make a reservation we cannot guarantee that you will be seated with the group.
Exploring Flavors Dining Group

Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 am

Charro Vida has just opened at the SW corner of Oracle and Ina. Its motto is "Lead with vegetables and the best will follow." 
Today's KVOI radio host and guest have rave reviews.

The address is 7109 N. Oracle Rd. It is near Whole Foods.

RSVP to Ann Bowling , call or text her at (815) 208-9413 by Monday, June 24.
Desert Voices Concert at AZ Theatre Company

Sunday, June 9, 3 pm

Desert Voices is hosting our annual Celebrating the Spectrum show, and we're inviting all our friends! We're thrilled to be joining Reveille Men's Chorus, the Phoenix Women's Chorus, Phoenix Men's Chorus, and Them Youth Ensemble on the stage! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, all of the Arizona GALA choruses are raising our voices higher than ever in solidarity and celebration of our LGBTQ+ community.

​Desert Voices is Tucson's premier gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally chorus. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Arizona beautiful music and to forging a positive and resolute LGBTQA presence in the community. Our unique chorus welcomes all voices to attend our rehearsals and come to our performances, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, or sexuality. Our members are diverse in voice and in background, of gay and straight singers, of all ages and identities. We strive to bring quality, unique music performances and the harmony of community to Tucson. Our purpose is to give a voice to those whose songs go unheard. 

Sally Reynolds
UUtah Tuur

October 14-20, 2019

Did you happen to see the front page story in Monday's Arizona Daily Star? The headline read "Arcosanti: Grand experiment in sustainable living nears 50."  

Almost 50 years ago a group of people longing to be part of something bigger than themselves left city life behind to experiment with an alternative, more sustainable lifestyle in the desert. This project was the brain child of architect and urban planner Paolo Soleri, AND it is the first stop on the UUtah Tuur, October 14-20 . We will tour the site, learn more about the philosophy behind the community and have lunch there on Oct.14 before continuing on to Flagstaff where we spend our first night. 
Then our group travels to Zion National Park (2 nights), Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights) and a final night in Page, AZ, where we have the option of a guided tour in Antelope Canyon. Why don't you join us?

Contact Julia Mehrer perujourney@gainbroadband.com , or Carolyn Saunders c_saunders1@msn.com , for more information. A complete itinerary and registration form can be found on the UUCT website https://uuctucson.org/ .
Sunday Morning Book Group
 10 am at The Fountains

This Sunday we will continue discussing our new book,  The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve   by Stephen Greenblatt.  In this book Greenblatt “ explores the enduring story of humanity’s [alleged] first parents. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very ‘real’ to millions of people even in the present… The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for…a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.”  We will be reading this book  through June . For more information contact  John Clark  at  alvinjclark@aol.com
Bookaholics – June 25

We are a group of enthusiastic readers who meet the  last Tuesday of the month at 2pm . We select a variety of books based on what has intrigued members. The one who suggests the book generally leads the discussion of that book. Our next meeting will be on June 25 The Book is   The Bridge on the Drina  by Ivo Andric . Centered around the bridge, it is the epic fictional, but based on facts, story of events in the Baltic area of Bosnia and Serbia from the Turkish conquest until World War I. We generally meet in members’ homes. If you are interested, new to the group and will need directions to the meeting, contact   Anne Leonard at anne@alartworks.com 520-307-8045)
Pastoral Care

Life’s not always easy. Know that you are not alone.
Reach Out To Pastoral Care today.
Coffee Baristas - June Signup   
Contact Erin Chadwell  administrator@mvuu.org Training is available - just ask!
Justice Outreach
Interfaith Community Services Food Bank
Please bring a jar of peanut butter, a can of meat (tuna, Spam, etc.) or a can of spaghetti and drop it off in the  ICS Food Basket on the patio  on 2nd & 4th Sundays each month. If MVUU members and friends deliver foods on their own to ICS Food Bank, mention  MVUU   and we will get credit.
Contact Beth Williams  at  uubethnw@gmail.com.
June Woven Basket Partner: Youth On Their Own
Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless, unaccompanied youth in Pima County.
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