Submissions must be submitted by Wednesday at 4:00 pm to 
in order to be included in the newsletter. 
~ Sunday Service, July 21, 2019
"Planting Gardens and New Beginnings"
 In a world of cycle and seasons that bring inevitable changes, we will explore how we respond to these new beginnings and new challenges. 
Presented by guest speaker Rebecca Riggs.

~ Monthly Touchstone Theme: Freedom  ~ 
~ Chalice Circles ~

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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. 

Chalice Circle continues to meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Discussion examines subjects as provided in the monthly journal of Unitarian Universalism, Touchstones.  One can download pages for reading prior to our meeting by accessing the website in the weekly e-newsletter. 

To meet the needs of the congregation, we have made attendance open. 

For further information contact Char Tarashanti or Lynda L. Dorweiler at
~ Beacon Group-Volunteer Event ~

Wednesday, July 31, 3:30 pm

Food Center Meal Service. Last Wednesday of each month. 
Contact for more information.
~ REI Building Project Update ~

The lumber for the two new rooms is being delivered this week, and the building of the walls should start soon after. The contractor says the front door should be finished by the end of the month. In the meantime, the front entrance is set up for us to use for Sunday services for the next couple of weeks.

The Building Expansion Team (BET) met two weeks ago, and we are in the process of forming some teams to work on projects after the contractor is finished. We will need to do interior painting, put up a fence, re-install the playground equipment, do landscaping, and remodel the current kitchen and Purple Room into office space. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me and I will gladly assign you to your favorite team!

If you need to schedule a meeting or use of the building during the next couple of months, please check with Carl Taylor or myself to be sure that the construction won't interfere with your plans.  If you need a key to the side door, see Dennis Spurlin.

Check out the blog for pictures, videos, and info:

Theresa deBoer, REI Building Project Manager
Contact me at
~ Religious Exploration ~

Religious Education at Beacon will look a bit different this summer.  Check the  summer 2019 blog for details and more information.

We will continue to work on our  activity booklets  related to Freedom and Responsibility.   Check here for weekly updates  on activities and resources for both YOU and the kids!

Let me know if I can be supportive to you in any other way!  I am here for you.
All my best with blessings,
~ Social Justice Allies (SJA) ~

The next SJA meeting will be Sunday, August 11, following the service (about 11:15). 

In community,
Roz Clark, SJA Journalist
~ Joys and Concerns ~
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Becky H. - Becky shared that Carol Hixson's son has a foot injury.
Nancy P. - Nancy expressed her gratitude to all the members of the congregation who attended the vigil.
Andy G. - Andy talked about reading a book entitled "Pure Land" about a murder in the Canyon.
Dave M. - Dave shared his experiences at the Western UU Life Festival (WUULF) at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. 
Bob  - Bob thanked Tom Begush for his thoughtful and humorous sermon on atheism.
This Month's Share the Plate Partner   ~

For July, Beacon UU is sharing the plate with Flagstaff Family Food Center. Serving around 63,000 daily meals per year in their location on N. Second Street, the Center also provides a children's reading room,
delivers to the Flagstaff Shelter Services an evening meal for those who might be staying the night, and provides Back Door and Mobile Sack Lunches. They have a food rescue program from local grocery stores and distribute food no longer good for human consumption to local farms and ranches, so there is zero waste.

Undesignated contributions in this month's offerings above $350 will be presented to the Flagstaff Family Food Center. Nominations for 501c3 agencies can be made through a form located at the bottom of the stairs in the CAC folder.
CAC members are Joanne Parkes, Steven Patrick, Susan Patrick, Sue Strobel and Lynda L. Dorweiler.  Please contact the office for questions:
~ Beacon Calendar  ~

Worship & Religious Exploration
Sunday, July 21, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Chalice Circle
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you would like to submit a calendar event, send an email to . 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!
Beacon Office Hours* & Contacts  ~
Office Phone (928) 779-4492

Rev. Robin Zucker

Hours  t o be announced
Director of RE, 
Amy Huntereece

Sun: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Or by appointment 
  Office Manager, 
April Yax

Tues: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thurs: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Or by appointment


Beacon board, committee, and staff email addresses can be found here: 
~ 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!

~ Website Updates ~
Videos (and transcripts, when available) of the Sunday Sermons will now be available for public view on the Beacon website

-- Simply go to
-- Look for the tab for "What do we do?" 
-- Click "Sermons
-- Click the image for the sermon you want. 

Information about each Sunday service is posted by April Yax, Office Manager, on the front page of the website. April provides many members services as an administrator on the website. Also be sure to checkout Amy Huntereece's, Director of Religious Exploration, Religious Exploration Blog to read about her trip to  General Assembly . And don't forget to stay up to date on the REI Building Project   under the "What's new?" tab. Theresa deBoer will be posting more videos of the construction of our addition.  The website is a team effort . Members interested in helping with the website, please contact .
Dennis Spurlin
Reach me at:
~ 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