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- This Sunday at Beacon -
July 19th, 2020

Virtual Service  

"Listening To Your Heart"
Dr. Andy Hogg Preaching, hosted by Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker,  
with music from Kim Angelo, Gabriel Hernandez and Rebecca Prizznick

In these challenging times, it is especially important to listen to your heart. Dr. Andy Hogg will provide some practical information on how to listen to, and value, emotions. Our emotions tell us the meaning of the events of our lives. Our emotions can give us personal and spiritual guidance. Listening to your heart tells you what is true for you.  Service includes a retelling of the classic story of "The Little Prince and the Fox." 

Tune into the Service via the  "Beacon UUC" Youtube Channel.
Lyrics and Unison readings will be visible in the service recording.

~ Please join us after the service ~

Virtual Social Hour on Zoom at 11:00 am
click this link to join:   https://zoom.us/j/675489291
Or call +1 669 900 6833 and enter  Meeting ID: 675 489 291
Next Sunday
July 26 - Let's Go Forest Bathing with Rev. Robin

July 26th ~ Beacon will be meeting outdoors in Thorpe Park for Forest Bathing.  Rev. Robin will lead an  Easy, outdoor multi-generational hike (meet at 9:30 behind tennis courts).  More details available next week.  There will also be a virtual worship option from General Assembly.

Joys and Concerns

While Beacon maintains our Social Distance, please email Reverend Robin if you would like any Joys and Concerns shared with the congregation.  Please submit the Joys and Concerns to minister@beaconuu.com by Thursday at 12:00 pm for inclusion in that Sunday's worship.

Spotlight this Week!

Website Revamp is Live!

Beacon's website has been undergoing a facelift for the past few months and the results were made live on Monday.  It is hoped that the new look will be slightly more attractive and user friendly for visitors and new members. Though things have been reorganized, rest assured that all of the information is still available.  If you have any questions about where to find things, please don't hesitate to email office@beaconuu.com for assistance.

Religious Exploration

We encourage Beacon families to continue Religious Exploration at home!  

Religious Exploration for Children
~Beacon at Home~

Wonder World Week 3:
"Nature and Science in the Forest"  

An engaging lesson plan complete with a kid-friendly meditation, story, art project ideas, and science videos for families to share together.

Click here to visit our website for the full lesson details.

Religious Exploration for Middle/High School Youth

In light of the cancellation of our spring in person OWL classes, Beacon's OWL facilitators are offering "Parents as Sexuality Educators" classes to interested parents.  Dates are not yet set, but if you are interested, please email OWLFlagstaff@gmail.com to let them know.

Religious Exploration for Adults

The  Touchstone Chalice Circles group will meet virtually on Sunday, July 26th and Tuesday July 28th.  Deepen your connection to the Beacon and ponder the question of "Harmony".  Full details about Chalice Circles is available below .

~ Beacon Connections ~

~ Monthly Touchstone Theme: Harmony ~
Touchstone Chalice Circles  
Sunday, July 26th at 12:00pm
Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30pm
Zoom links Below!

"Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature.  This is not just a dream, but a necessity."   - Dalai Lama XIV
Come and share your ideas of how we can make this necessity a reality and not just a dream.

Touchstones Chalice Circles are designed to meet our needs for belonging (intimacy) and meaning (ultimacy) by building friendships and providing opportunities to ponder life's questions, small and large, with others who share the common values of our UU Principles.  All are welcome.

Discussion examines subjects as provided in the monthly journal of Unitarian Universalism,  Touchstones.   To meet the needs of the congregation, we have made attendance open. 

Links to July's Touchstone Chalice Circles
Sunday, July 26th at 12:00pm -Zoom Link - password: 217994
or call 669 900 6833, enter meeting ID: 853 3213 3207 and password

Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30pm - Zoom Link - password: 327238
or call 669 900 6833, enter meeting ID:  827 5007 7573 and password
Social Justice Allies

Book GroUUp - How To Be An Anti-Racist 
July 17, noon 

Hosted by Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona Network, UUJAZ 
Join Rev. Tina Squire the third Friday of each month at noon for a justice-centered book discussion from the perspective of our Unitarian Universalist values. 

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X Kendi, is a bracingly original approach to understanding and up-rooting racism and inequality.

Understanding Whiteness: How Woke Are You?, 
Wednesday, July 22, 6-8 PM

We will be using this as a start to a year long series on "Studies on Whiteness" This specific Conversation will focus the idea of White Wokeness. What does it mean to be white? How do we deconstruct Whiteness? Where do we see ourselves on the wokeness spectrum? Join us for this interactive dialog with our community.

NOTE - though this is open to everyone this event is specifically for white people and will be presented by white people to help create better racial allies. So please invite your white friends. This is so white people can take on the burden of explaining racism so Non-white folks
can rest!

This will be an ONLINE EVENT held via Zoom! It will be limited in the initial session to 50 people. But will be repeated for more people again later. 
You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-racism-dialogue-series-how-white-woke-are-you-tickets-106440787260?fbclid=IwAR0dZDZnEF7lagMip_6sIQ7Cq1gwZfTy_ofCWzalhlHeWsNVRmU0YLLtLA4.

Call to Join Beacon's Activate Teams

Beacon's mission and our UU faith call us to work together towards the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.  In order to keep our Beacon community on that track, we are seeking motivated volunteers to join two Beacon teams with a social justice orientation:
  • Activate Team for Electoral Issues (3 or more people)
  • Activate for BIPOC Allyship Team: (3 or more people)
Teams work together to decide their agenda's.  If you are interested in joining either of these teams, please contact Rev. Robin within the next week.

Anti-Harassment Training

Hollaback is a nonprofit on a mission to end harassment - in all its forms.  They provide free trainings throughout the year to give people the resources to respond to, prevent and intervene in instances of harassement.  If you are interested in participating in a training or learning more, please visit the following link:

UU the Vote with Bryan 
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Each Tuesday, Join UUJAZ's UU the Vote Coordinator Bryan for an hour of engagement. Each week will rotate through education on the issues, visits from guest partners, training on deep canvassing conversations, and phone/text banking "action hours."

Register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
A Special Message from Rev. Robin  about BIPOC Allyship
Dear Beloved Community,

America is on fire with rage, weary from a pandemic, and aching with despair. Along with the rest of our country, we've read and heard so many devastating accounts over the past week, the most heart-rending from people of color coping with another case of murderous systemic racism in our country. I do not need to (nor, am I entitled to) add anything to their experiences or parse what they have to say about racism. They live it. 

...To read the full message on our website, please click here
Lifespan Religious Exploration Resources for Learning About and Responding to Racism

This painful moment in time calls us to focus our learning and reflection on allyship to people of color, understanding white privilege, and reflecting on how we can part of a systemic sea change and solution in our society. 

Beacon has provided resources for all ages addressing how we as individuals and as communities can learn about and respond to racism.  For the full list of resources, activities and community meetings, visit Beacon's Religious Exploration pages.
Beacon's Stories Project

Beacon Stories is all out of material for this week. To the Beacon Stories/Poetry Project through  edrumonroe@gmail.com

If you missed any of the Beacon stories published these past months, you can find an archive here.

Sincerely, Dru Monroe

 ~ Wider Community ~

~ This Week at Beacon  ~

Sunday, July 19, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Social Hour
Sunday, July 19, 2020
11:00 am
Core Leadership Council
Monday, July 20
6:00 pm

If you would like to submit a calendar event, send an email to  office@beaconuu.com . With all requests, please indicate the following: proposed start and end time of the event, the space/room preferred, and a rough group size. On the occasion of a cancellation or rescheduling of an event, please let the office know in a timely fashion to ensure that your event is correctly represented in the newsletter and order of service. Thank you!
Everyday Ways to Support Beacon UU 

1.  When you go to  Fry's  grocery store, use the Beacon phone number ( 928 779 4492 ) as the Alternate ID when it asks for it at the beginning of checkout, and you will get shopping discounts for Fry's members, as well as donating a percentage of your expenditure to Beacon. You can also sign up for an individual account if you prefer that, or want to take advantage of the gasoline discounts. You have to pick Beacon as your beneficiary when you set up your own account.

2.  If you shop on Amazon, please use "Amazon Smile"  and choose Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (do not abbreviate UU) as your recipient. We will receive a 0.5%  for every purchase and that can add up!  Remember that you have to start each shopping session at  smile.amazon.com  for us to receive the donation. 

3. Another online fundraiser is   igive.comOnce again, create your own account with a user name and password, then select settings, my cause, and type in Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (do not abbreviate UU) . Then you can order from any of the hundreds of organizations listed under igive.  There are also coupons listed online you can use when ordering from some organizations.

4.  Basha's has a special debit card that you can charge up before shopping, and a portion of  what goes through the debit card gets donated to Beacon because that card is tied to Beacon.  Ask Anne Wittke for further information.

Have other ideas for our income incubator? leave them on a card in the bin in the lobby, or send them to Rev. Robin. 
Beacon Office Hours & Contacts  ~
Office Phone (928) 779-4492

Rev. Robin Zucker

Mon: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Or by appointment:
978-505-7245 - talk and text (confidential line) 
Get to know Rev. Robin at  www.uurobinzucker.com
Director of RE 

Our engaging programs for all ages continue while  we search for a new Religious Exploration Director.

Rev. Robin can answer your RE questions.
  Office Manager,
Ben Jefferies
Mon: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


~ Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles  ~

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a "living tradition" of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from  sources  as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.  Learn more at beaconuu.com!

You no longer need to forward your spam emails to spam@uce.gov , because the Federal Trade Commission is now collecting spam through a honeypot, which is an online trap. This change makes it more efficient for the FTC to collect spam that is deceptive or violates the CAN-SPAM Act. This change saves tax dollars, your time, and helps the FTC collect deceptive and illegal spam.  If you lost money to a scam that started with an email, please report it at ftc.gov/complaint . There, you can also report spam you receive.  Read more about how to limit spam, phone calls, and mail

~ Beacon Google Group  ~

If  you are not on Beacon's exclusive Google group, you are missing out on an important communications link within our congregation. It is useful for spreading information about something going on in Flagstaff, informing others of social action activities, offering an item for sale or to give away, sharing enthusiasm about a book or movie, requesting information or recommendations -- and more! It's simple to sign up! Email our Office Manager, at  office@beaconuu.com or Visit:  https://groups.google.com/d/forum/uuflag
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