October 16, 2020
MVUU Connected: Democracy, Through My Eyes
Have you been considering membership with MVUU? Click here to fill out a membership interest form! Our next New Member Ceremony will take place at the end of October 2020! We can't wait to celebrate your membership with us and your place in our community.
Newsletter deadlines: The next newsletter will be published Oct 23. Submit articles to editor@mvuu.org by 12 pm, Monday, Oct 19. No Exceptions. Articles may not exceed 250 words. Thank you.
Weekly Online Calendar
Stay Connected this Week...

Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21
  • Night Bloom: Zoom Link: Join us for a night of contemplative music, story, reflection, and fellowship. Co-Hosted by Rev. Samantha, Shekela Wanyama, and the Pastoral Associates. Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88169411576 Meeting ID: 881 6941 1576

Thursday, October 22
  • UN's 75th Anniversary Celebration Online: Join us in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the UN. To Register for the Event, Click HERE
Caring Hearts Circles are alive and well and New Members are Welcome!

The circles provide an important support system-- strengthening and expanding ties within our congregational community.

To Join, Contact:
Saturday, Oct 17, 11 am Chicago time/9 am Tucson time

Join us for a live-streamed memorial service, honoring the life of Nancy Seyfried, Saturday October 17, 2020 at 11 am Chicago time/9 am Tucson time: https://youtu.be/lyucQsy4wmo
A reception via Zoom will follow the memorial service at 12:00 noon Chicago time/10 am Tucson time. https://uuma.zoom.us/j/93368892675
Sunday Book Group Online
Sunday, Oct 18, 8:15 am

On Sunday, October 18, we will begin discussing our new book: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton.  

Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT) dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, climate change, and building resilient infrastructure. Any ambitious proposal, however, inevitably runs into the buzz saw of how to find the money to pay for it, rooted in myths about deficits that are hobbling us as a country. Kelton busts through the myths that prevent us from taking action, e.g. that the federal government should budget like a household and that deficits will harm the next generation."

We’ll be reading this book through mid-November. For more information Contact John Clark at alvinjclark@aol.com
Men’s Night Out (Virtual)
Tuesday, Oct 20, 7 pm

To those of the male persuasion, push back any isolation or concerns in these challenging times! Join us for a virtual drop-in group each Tuesday at 7pm where you can share personal thoughts and ideas in a supportive community of men. No need to sign up, just connect by going online to Zoom or calling in and entering the Meeting ID and passcode number below at the appointed time. Hosted by Tom Sawyer.

    Oct 20, 2020 07:00 PM
    Oct 27, 2020 07:00 PM

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbA7ubzIKB

Meeting ID: 892 5252 4209
Passcode: 911081
Night Bloom: Midweek Meditations at MVUU
Wednesday, October 21

7 - 7:30 pm Contemplative Service
7:30 - 8 pm Fellowship

First and Third Wednesdays - October through December 2020, Co-Hosted by Rev. Samantha, Shekela Wanyama, and the Pastoral Associates

The seasons are changing and so many things pull at our attention. Join us for Night Bloom: six services of contemplative music, story, reflection, and fellowship. We will focus on the changing season, the beauty of our chalice, stories that honor the darkness, live music from MVUU musicians and rituals that help us stay present to our lives and our world.

The services are thirty minutes long (7 - 7:30 pm) and occur live over Zoom. An optional fellowship time (7:30 - 8 pm) will follow each service. All are welcome!

Save the Dates! October 21, November 4 and 18, and December 2 and 16.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88169411576 (Meeting ID: 881 6941 1576)
Join Us In Honoring the UN's 75th Anniversary Online
Thursday, Oct 22, 6 pm

Members and Friends, this year, the United Nations is celebrating its 75th birthday, and the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the UN, in collaboration with the Canadian Unitarian Council, will be commemorating that anniversary with a special virtual event co-sponsored by the NGO Committee on Human Rights: "Our Goal of World Community: the United Nations at 75."

In the current moment of simultaneous global political, social, economic, health, and climate crises, continued involvement with and investment in international cooperation could not be more critical. During this event we'll talk about how Unitarian Universalists can make our mark for global justice.

  • To Register for the Event, Click HERE
  • For Additional Event Details, Click HERE
Book-a-Holics Unanimous
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2 pm

We are a group of enthusiastic readers who meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 2PM. We select a variety of books based on what has intrigued members. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 27 at 2 pm and the book is Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine, by Gail Honeyman.

We are currently meeting by ZOOM. If you are interested in learning more about the group and perhaps new to ZOOM, Contact Anne Leonard at anne@alartworks.com or call (520) 307-8045.
Sing the Spirit
Thursday, Oct 29, 6:30 pm

Join Shekela for 'Sing the Spirit,' a bi-monthly meeting to explore and experience music that engages the mind and nourishes the spirit. We'll learn new songs, sing old favorites, and hear from invited guest musicians. Sing the Spirit will meet Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm on the following dates: October 29, November 12, and December 10.

Upcoming Sing the Spirit Events:

Thursday, October 29 - Sing the Spirit @ 6:30-7:30pm
Special Guest: Adrian Davis, music educator, gospel musician, composer, and producer

Thursday, November 12 - Sing the Spirit @ 6:30-7:30pm
Unity Church Unitarian + Baja 4 Community Sing - Make new friends and keep the old!

Thursday, December 10 - Sing the Spirit @ 6:30-7:30pm
Dr. Celestino Fernández on corridos - Songs from the borderlands

Also: hear great music at Night Bloom on Wednesday evenings with Charlie Welty (bass & guitar), Anaida Carquez (singing bowls), and other invited guests.
October's Woven Basket Partner: UUJAZ

The UUJAZ mission is “to engage Arizona Unitarian Universalists in justice making through strengthening congregational social justice ministries, connecting UU activists and congregations across the state, partnering with like-minded justice organizations, and empowering UUs to work for socially just public policy.”  

MVUU has been a staunch supporter of UUJAZ for many years through our Sunday donations. Please give generously again to help support its important statewide justice outreach work. Learn more about them through their website: https://www.uujaz.org.
How to Donate: You can make your donations online at http://mvuu.org/donate/ or by sending check to the Church Office. The mailing address is: MVUU, P. O. Box 91080, Tucson AZ 85752. Please indicate that this donation is for the "Woven Basket".
MVUU's Pastoral Care Team (PCT): We Are Here For You! Reach Out, Be Loved!

All contacts are handled in a confidential manner. We are here when support is needed to help you. We are here to care about your pain, grief, uncertainty and even to help find additional support.

Reach out. Be loved. Contact Pastoral Care today to share how you are.
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Newsletter deadlines: The next newsletter will be published Oct 23. Submit articles to editor@mvuu.org by 12 pm, Monday, Oct 19. No Exceptions. Articles may not exceed 250 words. Thank you.