Submissions must be in by Wednesday at 4:00 pm to be included in the newsletter. 
Caleb Alexander, Beacon Office Manager
~ Sunday Service, November 11 ~ 
"For What are We Grateful"
With Rev. Kevin Lawson
Rev. Kevin reflects upon this season of thanksgiving and gratitude,
explorations through art, poetry and music.
~ Monthly Touchstone Theme: Gratitude~ 
~ Special Event: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service  ~

Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm
The Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N Fourth Street

Uniting as a harmonious community, we look forward to sharing songs, stories, and blessings from our diverse traditions that will lift your spirits. Admission is FREE and open to ALL.

Desserts and refreshments to follow.

~ REI Project Update  ~

Asbestos abatement is ongoing, to be completed today (Thursday). The demolition is taking place right now! Please stay out of the backyard until it is complete. We are still working on the paperwork to get the neighbor's utilities moved, and will let you know when we expect that to start.  Hopefully before it starts to snow! Click here and here for some photos.

From Theresa deBoer
REI Project Manager  
~ Building & Grounds Work Day  ~
Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 am

Mark your calendar for the next Building and Grounds workday. November 17 from 9:00 am to noon! Time to rake leaves & needles and clean the gutters (again!). Come get some free leaf mulch for your garden, and have fun fellowshipping with your religious community while doing some yardwork and cleaning. It's always fun and there's always food!
~ Special Notice: Unidentified Contributions  ~
Please contact the office! 

Will the Beacon member or friend who sent us two
 checks drawn on a OneAZ Credit Union account and dated 9/24/2018 please let us know by email or phone who you are? We'll need you to give us the amounts of each check and the pledge to which it applies to verify. We need this information to credit your accounts! 

Thank you from the Office of the Treasurer,
~ Fall Chalice Circles ~

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. The Chalice Circle experience enriches our community as we speak from the heart and listen deeply to one another in a safe and sacred environment of acceptance and caring. There is still space in both Sunday and Tuesday meeting groups!

4th Sundays, September to December, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
OR 4th Tuesdays, September to December, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Actual Sunday Dates: Nov. 25 and Dec. 23 
Actual Tuesday Dates: Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 
~ December's session will be on the third Tuesday due to Christmas.
Please contact Char Tarashanti for more information and to register.
(507) 990-3888
~ Social Justice Allies (SJA) ~
Next Social Justice Allies Meeting

Sunday, November 18, following service

Just a reminder that the next meeting is in two weeks after service! Beacon friends, members, and guests welcome!


Roz Clark

SJA Journalist  
~ Religious Exploration ~

On Sunday we will continue working with the curriculum called  Circle of Trees.
Find out more details about what is happening  for this coming Sunday in the Religious Exploration blog

As the Director of Religious Exploration at Beacon, I am always striving to provide opportunities and programming:
  • that help you feel interconnected with other families,
  • that are innovative in the approach so I can meet you where you are, and
  • that are impactful for all participants.
But I need your help!  Are you able and willing to take a couple minutes to  look at these 5 Ds of appreciative inquiry  and tell me what you love about Beacon?  This will help me plan and bring more of what resonates with you and your family. Also I would love to hear about your dreams for the spiritual development of your children.  Tell me what you wish for.  This will also help me plan and bring more of what makes you excited.

Coming up:
Coming of Age Program for 12-15 Year Olds!
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 pm  - 8:00 pm 
We are so excited to offer this wonderful year-long opportunity to our middle school youth! Also, as an  optional addition to the program, NAU Film Series this semester is focusing on Youth in Cinema: Coming of Age. Join us if you would like!  Read this article in the Daily Sun for details.

High School Youth Group Meeting
Sunday, November 18, after service 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Let's get really real about what you want in youth group! Come for conversation and planning, lunch food items, and social time.

Bring a Friend Day
Sunday, November 25

Amy Huntereece, Director of RE, 
Kay Johnson, RE Committee Chairperson,
~ Community Action Committee ~

Founded in 1911 by Dr. Henry Poore, the Poore Free Medical Clinic offers free medical and dental care to low income, uninsured individuals and families living in Coconino County. The majority of patients are the working poor who qualify because they live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. 
Attending to patient's medical and dental needs enables them to better their lives. The clinic earned the title of Flagstaff Organization of the Year in 2013. Services offered are Primary Care, Chronic Illness Care, Acute Illness Care, Children's Health, Sports Physicals, and Dental Care. Dental services offered include full dental exam with x-rays, filling cavities, simple dental extractions, and dental cleanings by a hygienist.
Community Action Committee Chair
~ Upcoming Events ~

UU History 101: Postponed
Previously Scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 11, and 18
This event has been postponed until early 2018. More details to come.

Special Event: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 
Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm 
The Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N Fourth Street
See article above for details.
Listening Circles 
Sunday December 2 and Monday, December 3 in the Beacon Sanctuary.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming December Listening Circles with Nancy Paxton.
Save the date: Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24, at Beacon at both 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Join us at Beacon for one of two Christmas Eve services! We will not be at Coconino Center for the Arts, this year. Mark your calendars now!

~ Joys & Concerns ~
As recorded November 4, 2018

Linda Ochi responded to the recent examples of tragic gun violence by reminding us of the fear some may feel about the loss of their culture. 

Adrianne shared her thanks to the congregation for support, delicious food, and to Paul Beier for singing with her this morning.

~ Beacon Calendar ~
Healing Circle
Thursday, November 8
5:30 pm
Coming of Age Class
Tuesday, November 13
6:30 pm
Choir Practice 
Thursday, November 8 
7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 13

6:30 pm
Soul Collage with Char T. 
Saturday, November 10 
8:30 am
Finance Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 pm
Worship & Religious Exploration
Sunday, November 11
10:00 am
Kadampa Buddhist Teachings
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 pm
Auction Team Meeting
Sunday, November 11

11:00 am
Finance Team Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 pm
Leadership Succession Team
Sunday, November 11

11:15 am
Kadampa Buddhist Teachings
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 pm
Committee on Shared Ministry
Monday, November 12
5:15 pm
Core Leadership Council Meeting
Thursday, November 15
5:15 pm
Yoga Practice
Tuesday, November 13
11:00 am
Healing Circle
Thursday, November 15
5:30 pm
Auction Team Meeting
Tuesday, November 13

5:00 pm
Choir Practice
Thursday, November 15
7:00 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 ~
Rev. Kevin  Lawson 

Tues: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Or by appointment
Director of RE, 
Amy Huntereece

Sun: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Or by appointment 
  Office Manager, 
Caleb Alexander

Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Or by appointment
Office Phone (928) 779-4492
~ Beacon Google Group ~

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 Caleb, our Office Manager, at