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- This Sunday at Beacon -
July 26th, 2020



FOREST BATHING WITH REV. ROBIN
(rain will cancel hike)

Easy multi-generational hike at Thorpe Park (meet at 9:30 behind tennis courts). Rev. Robin leads. Bring the family and the forest scavenger hunt handout you can find here:  Handout

AT HOME OPTION: Sunday Morning Worship service from UUA General Assembly 2020, YouTube link here  (90 minutes)

CONNECT: Join the Virtual Social hour on Sundays at 11 AM. 

~ 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
August 2nd - "On Human Worth" with Rev. Glenn Farley 


August 2ndWhy are you valuable? Because of what you do, or who you are? Who gets to decide? Rev. Glenn will reflect on a social media post and the response to it; and how it all relates to Universalist heritage and societal oppression that dehumanize and devalue us.

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.

Porch Visits with Rev. Robin
Who is that masked minister in her "Soul" mobile? It's Rev. Robin! - ready to come by for a socially-distanced visit on your porch, patio, or deck. Trailhead meet-ups and easy hikes, we could even meet at a park, or walk in your neighborhood you decide !
Just give a shout -  minister@beaconuu.com or 
978-505-7245
We have a new office manager!

Hi, my name is Yeximar Cramer but I go by Yexi
(pronounced Jexi). I am a wife and a mother to 4 wonderful children. I was Born in Caracas-Venezuela so my first language is Spanish. I have been doing office an managerial work for 6+ years, and I'm very excited to get to know all of the congregation at Beacon UU. 
Spotlight this Week!

TOUCHSTONES CHALICE CIRCLES

"Peace and harmony do not require perfection.  Thank goodness for that - because life so often seems to be an itch here, a glitch there, a mess waiting to happen.  Harmony is flexible.  It bends with imperfection.  So should you."    
 ~  Jerry Spinelli   
 
So bring your imperfect selves and messy lives into a circle of acceptance and caring - join one of the two Chalice Circles offered this coming week.
 
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
Religious Exploration

We encourage Beacon families to continue Religious Exploration at home!  


Religious Exploration for Children
~Beacon at Home~

Easy multi-generational hike at Thorpe Park (meet at 9:30 behind tennis courts). Rev. Robin leads. Bring the family and the forest scavenger hunt handout you can find here: Handout.



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 ~
ChaliceCircles
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

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:

Upcoming UU the Vote Events:
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.

 ~ Wider Community ~

Camp De Benneville Pines Fundraiser

De Benneville Pines has captured the hearts of thousands of campers for ne arly 60 years. it is a place of kindness, friendship, and beauty. Now they need your help to keep their doors open because  of Covid-19 pandemic.To donate click Here  
~ This Week at Beacon  ~


Worship
Sunday, July 26th, 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Forrest Bathing at Thorpe park
Virtual Social Hour
Sunday, July 26th, 2020
11:00 am
https://zoom.us/j/675489291
Touchstones Chalice Circles
Sunday, July 26th
12:00 pm
Zoom Link  - password: 217994
Board Meeting
Monday, July 27th
7:00 pm
Touchstones Chalice Circles
Tuesday, July 28th
06:30 pm
Zoom Link  - password:  327238

 
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!
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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

Minister,
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,
Yeximar L Cramer
 
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!




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