Submissions must be submitted by Wednesday at 4:00 pm to 
in order to be included in the newsletter. 
~ Sunday Service, July 7, 2019
The Woodstock Generation: Annual Rock n' Roll Service
Our annual Rock'n'Roll service! What does Woodstock have to say to us now, 50 years later?  A lot!  Unitarian Universalism is the religion of freedom and respect for individual belief. Come and enjoy the music and the message -- and let's rock out!

~ Monthly Touchstone Theme: Freedom  ~ 
~ Website Updates ~
Videos of the Sunday Sermons will now be available for public view on the Beacon website. Simply go to and under the tab for "What do we do?" click "Sermons" and then 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:
~ Religious Exploration ~

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,

Director of Religious Exploration 
~ REI Building Project Update ~

There are some really deep trenches in the backyard right now! They had to excavate down 6 - 7 feet deep because the composition of the soil is mostly clay and some sand. Next the contractor will be pumping a "slurry" of thin concrete into the holes, so it will penetrate down through the soil to stabilize the footings. Then regular concrete will be poured on top of that for the footings.

The contractor will also be digging the trench for the new foundation for the front doors, which will be a normal depth of about 30 inches. The original door frame was built across a 4-inch thick sidewalk without any footing/foundation underneath, which has caused the door to sag and move every year with the changes in the weather. It has finally gotten to the point where it can't be fixed anymore, so now we are looking forward to a new door frame and doors.

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.

Theresa deBoer
REI Building Project Manager
Contact me at
~ Chalice Circle ~

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
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:
~ Volunteer Opportunity ~

Food Center Meal Service: 4th Wednesday of each month, contact for more information.
~ Beacon Contacts ~

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

~ Community Events ~

SJA would like to invite Beacon members & friends, 
and the rest of the community  to attend: 

Lights For Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps

Friday July 12th
Sign-making event at Beacon: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Vigil at City Hall:  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Have a community event to share? Email:
~ Beacon Calendar  ~

Independence Day
Thursday, July 04, 2019

Worship & Religious Exploration
Sunday, July 07, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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*  ~

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


Office Phone (928) 779-4492
~ 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!

~ 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