510 N Leroux
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Submissions must be submitted by Wednesday at 4:00 pm to office@beaconuu.com 
in order to be included in the newsletter. 

~ This Sunday at Beacon ~
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Andy Hogg, Worship Associate
Intimacy should really be called into-me-see. It is something that we all want but it is difficult to hold in our hearts. Intimacy requires trust, tolerance, and relationship skills. We will explore intimacy as individuals, as couples, and as a congregation. We are an intimate congregation.

Sunday School
Transforming Ourselves and Our World (see website for more details)

 Killip Elementary School Supply Collection 


~ Monthly Touchstone Theme: Covenant ~ 

~ Beacon Town Hall ~
September 22 at 11:30

An opportunity to get an update on our progress - "Here We Grow". The Building Expansion Team is hosting an informative meeting, during which we will:  
  • Hear about our project process to date, including a quick tour of the expanded and improved building spaces. This will be followed by an overview of some specific details and features, as well as learning about work yet to be done.
  •  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to volunteer for project elements that are Beacon's responsibility:
              Building new office space downstairs and relocating furnishings.
              Interior painting.
              Finishing the background to become an important outdoor space for us.
And, of course you will be urged to continue paying your capital campaign pledge (or to consider making one if you have not yet done so).
The SJA committee leadership has graciously agreed to share this time with the BET, even though their meeting was scheduled earlier. Both sessions will happen concurrently - and we hope that participants in one can sit in on the other if timing works out.
Carl Taylor, BET Chair
Theresa DeBoer, BET Project Manager

 - STARTING POINTS - Now Two Saturday morning retreats - For New UUs and Renewed UUs with Rev. Robin - Join Us! 
Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Whether you are new to Beacon or have been around a while, consider  signing up for our engaging two-part Starting Points program (An Introduction to  the UU Journey) that Rev. Robin will facilitate during two half-day retreats, November 16 and 23 .

Session One: Your Journey - Sharing Our Stories and Spiritual Roadmaps;  The Unitarian Universalist Journey &; The Journey of our  Congregation 

Session Two: Our Journey Together - The 3 Paths of Unitarian Universalism,  Part I & 2;  Finding Your  Tribe 

Beverages and light refreshments in the morning; bring a brown bag lunch for more conversation with Rev. Robin from 12-1.  Participants will be invited to sign the membership book after the second retreat. A new member welcome ceremony will also take place during the service on Sunday, November 24.  Please sign up through the office so we can plan for your  attendance with materials and refreshments.
Join the Paint Crew
Mon-Fri, Sept 23-27

Beacon members, friends, and visitors can contribute their time and talent to Beacon by scheduling a few hours of painting at Beacon.
You are invited to participate in the Beacon BET painting project beginning on Monday, September 23rd, at 8 AM and ending before Friday, September 27th, at 5 PM.  Please reply to me, Dennis, at president@beaconuu.com with the times between 8 AM and 7 PM during that week when you would like to paint .  I will develop a schedule from your replies and prepare to assist the painters with equipment and supplies.  Feel Free to bring your favorite roller and brush.  Paint, rollers, brushes, and instructions will be provided. There will also be snacks and camaraderie.

RE Event this Week!
Friday, September 20, 5pm-10pm

Parents Learn and Leave, Kids Stay and Play. Learn more details here! Please RSVP to Amy at re@beaconuu.com by Thursday September 19 so we can plan accordingly!

Mingle with the Rev!
Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 pm

If you have not yet had a chance to talk with our new interim minister Reverend Robin, then join us Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 pm for a mingle, hosted at Katy Grant and Eric Burns' house. Children are welcome! Light refreshments and drinks will be served. This is a good opportunity to meet with Rev Robin in a small group setting and get to know her better.

Please RSVP to office@beaconuu.com for address and directions.

Connect with Rev. Robin on the 
First Sundays after the service

On the first Sundays of the month, grab your coffee and come back into the Sanctuary to connect with Rev. Robin, talk about Beacon and your own journey.  See you on October 6th.

All Congregation, All Ages, Work Day & Finger Food Potluck
   Beacon Fundraising Auction
Saturday, November 2nd,  6:00 - 9:00 pm

Theme: Under Construction
(a little dust won't spoil our fun!) 

Saturday, November 2nd
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Aspen Valley Golf Club | 1855 N Continental Dr | Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Free Childcare | Hors d'oeuvre & Desserts | Raffles & Door Prizes
Dust off your tool belt and hard hat, and plan for a relaxing and entertaining evening of Beacon fun!  The annual fundraising auction is coming soon!  But before we can get all dressed up, we need your donations!
Donations for both the live and silent auction are integral to the success of our event.  Ideas include:

-   Gift baskets, collectibles, award winning pies, jellies, and jams
- Nature tours, archaeological hikes, and tours of historic Flagstaff
- Timeshares and other vacation opportunities
- Wine pairing parties, backyard barbecues, and ethnic dinners
- Yard work, technical support, music lessons, tarot readings, and theme parties

Don't forget to fill out your donation form! You can do so online at  donation form or you can pick up a paper form at Sunday service.

Questions about donations? Then email auction co-chairs Katy or Eric at  auction@beaconuu.com
~ Circle Suppers ~

SIGN UP Time for Circle Suppers at Beacon
Break bread with a few other Beaconites

How it works:
  • Any Member or Friend of Beacon signs up (with your partner and family, if you wish) by Tuesday September 24. You are signing up to participate in 3-5 potluck Suppers (or brunches or whatever) during October-April. Each Supper is held in the home of one member of the Circle; nobody hosts more than 1 Supper. Hosting is not required, so you can sign up even if your home is too small to host 8 people.
  • Paul Beier assembles participants into "Circles" of ~6-8 adults (plus kids in kid-tolerant groups), notifies you of the Circle to which you have been assigned, and assigns one person to be the Ringleader of each Circle.
  • The Ringleader of each Circle works with Circle to set the date for the first Supper at the Ringleader's home. At each Supper, the Circle selects a date & host for the next Supper. Continue until all hosts have held events.
 "A Beacon tradition for 30 years"

What to do:

By Tuesday, September 24, use this online form to provide your name, email, phone number, and the names of other adults and names & ages of kids who will participate with you. The form will also ask if your home can accommodate babies (<36 months) and kids (3 years and older), and will allow you to provide other information, such as "my house is too small for me to host" or "I will be gone all of September" or "please put me in a circle with Barack" or "please don't put me in a circle with Paul."
Find the clipboard (carried by Paul or Maryann or Dora or Carleton) at a Sunday service during September and fill out the information by hand.
If you can't remember if you already signed up for Circle Suppers, just sign up - I will find the duplicates.

~ Chalice Circles ~
Fourth Tuesday & Sunday of the month

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 Sunday & Tuesday of each month. Discussion examines subjects as provided in the monthly journal of Unitarian Universalism, Touchstones.  

Sunday Circles start on September 29 th  and run through next May.  This month's Sunday meeting moved due to the Town Hall on the 22nd. Please see the calendar.

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

For further information contact Char Tarashanti or Lynda L. Dorweiler at ChaliceCircles@Beaconuu.com
~ Religious Exploration ~

We will repeat our lesson from September 8 this coming Sunday September 22. Check the RE blog for information about what is happening this coming Sunday.
What were the numbers last week? Total = 69!

This pie chart represents all child and family interactions related to Religious Education from 9/9-9/15

Coming up:
Adult RE:
  • Monday September 23 6:45-8:00: Esoteric book club, book will be determined by the group. Meeting location: Rendezvous side room (100 N. San Francisco St.) Hopefully next month we can be back at Beacon. For more information about this group, contact Amy Huntereece re@beaconuu.com
  • 4th Tuesday @ 7:00 PM and 4th Sunday @ 11:30 AM Chalice circles. Contact Char Tarashanti at chalicecircles@beaconuu.com or (507) 990-3888.
  • Also...Rev. Robin will be offering new workshops! Stay tuned for more details soon.
  • Saturday September 21: Flagstaff Peace Day celebration and peace pole tour. Find more details here.
Email Amy at  re@beaconuu.com

~ REI Building Project Update ~

Important dates:

Sunday Sep 22: Town Hall to give an update on the building project, and next steps.

Sep 23 - 27: Painting!!

Let the painting of the building begin! Next Monday we will be painting primer on all of the new drywall surfaces in the new rooms and hallway. Then the next couple of days after that will be spent painting the new rooms, the hallway, and the foyer, and maybe the sanctuary. The sanctuary painting will depend on our volunteer Lloyd Holdeman's schedule, with help from Beacon volunteers. Dennis Spurlin is busy organizing the painting of the addition with a Beacon paint crew.

In the week following the painting, the new flooring and baseboards will be going in and the contractor's part of the project will be nearly complete. Soon after, we will be receiving the final bills for construction. Right now would be a really good time for everyone to make sure their Capital Campaign pledge payments are up to date, or even paid off if possible. We will be using member loans as a bridging loan in order to pay the bill now, and as the rest of the campaign funds come in we will pay off the bridging loan. The less we need to borrow, the better!

Theresa deBoer, REI Building Project Manager
Contact me at bgcommittee@beaconuu.com

Check out the blog for pictures, videos, and info:    https://www.beaconuu.com/category/rei-building-project/ 
~ Social Justice Allies (SJA) ~

This Sunday, September 22:

  1. The final Sunday at Beacon for donation of school supplies for Killip Elementary School. Please see link for items requested by Principal Joe Gutierrez and Killip staff. (If you miss this opportunity and would like to make a cash donation, we'll do the shopping for you! RC)
  2. 11:15: Beacon SJA meeting and Rev. Robin will participate with us! We'll pick up where we left off in our recent meetings, on...
  • Planning how we move forward with a process for collaborating with NAU students in social justice work (I am putting together a list of promising student organizations, gleaned from a document I received from a Student Services official);
  • A preliminary look at this year's UUJAZ (UU Justice Arizona) network's Issues and Action Day plans (see below);
  • Reviewing Beacon Policies and Procedures for Political Activity, approved by Beacon's Board of Trustees last year. Beacon members, friends and visitors are welcome! Snacks provided.
And here's more for your calendar:
Thursday, September 19, 7:00pm : Launch of NAU Latin American Studies film series, starting with The Trial, a Brazilian film. Films are all on Thursday evenings in the Liberal Studies building, Room 120. They are subtitled and admission is free ( please see link ).
Friday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. on the City Hall lawn: Climate Strike Flagstaff.
Local supporters of all ages will gather to push for action to stop global climate change. Also featured will be speakers, music and dancing. Flagstaff is one of eight locations in Arizona officially scheduled to participate in this youth-centered global strike.
People from 150 countries around the world will host global strikes to bring awareness to the need to aggressively and systematically address climate change.
Saturday all day (and part of Sunday), October 26 (and 27) at the UU Church of Surprise: UUJAZ (UU Justice Arizona) network's annual fall gathering.
An opportunity to learn more about this year's events is now on the UUJAZ website! You'll see that there are some schedule, content and cost changes, including provision for yoga, siesta, dinner (and overnight home hospitality, if needed), and a worship service Sunday morning.
To learn more, go online to uujaz.org and click on "Learn More" for the schedule of activities for Issues and Action Day 2019.
We are exploring possibilities for scholarships for the "whole enchilada" (Saturday and Sunday programming) as well as one-day financial support. We'll have more information about that in our SJA meeting this Sunday. Our goal is to have a carload or two of Beacon folks participate.

In community
Roz Clark, SJA Journalist
To reach Social Justice Allies, email:  SJA@beaconuu.com
Group-Volunteer Events - Sign up!

Family Food Center Meal Service. Last Wednesday of each month. Contact 
The Office   for more information.
Joys and Concerns
September 8 and 15, 2019

Rich C. Expressed sorrow at disaster in Abaco Islands, place to donate on UUSC Website.
Steven P. Shared that in addition to supporting Susan with her surgery, he has been dealing with Vertigo, which has been lessening, thankfully.
May M. - Visiting UU from Phoenix, first time at Beacon. Grandniece to be born Monday, named Mimi by her brothers.
Anne W. - Has 6 kittens needing homes.
Jan R. - Shared that she and Jack are having another anniversary on Tuesday; happy that they are still together. This is 67th anniversary!
Rev Robin. Placed a stone for all those affected by September 11. 
Theresa - Shared joy and stress that construction is ahead of schedule by 3 weeks; a lot of small projects keeping her up nights. 
Maryanne. - Expressed joy at new benches around tree.
Gus. Urged us to look at building as part of ourselves; yard needs to be cleaned up.
Jack R. Happy to have a new neighbor, Donna. 
Laura C.- Shared that recently, swingleft.org designated AZ & NAU as a significant state for upcoming elections; registered student voters.
Nancy P. - Shared that her stepdaughter Holly helping people in Albuquerque with substance abuse find resources. 
September Share the Plate Partner   ~

Beacon is sharing the plate with Poore Free Medical Clinic for September 2019
Founded in 1911 by Dr. Henry Poore, the 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 are Full dental exam with x-rays, Filling cavities, Simple dental extractions, and Dental cleanings by a hygienist.

Undesignated contributions in this month's offerings above $350 will be presented to the Poore Free Medical Clinic. Nominations for 501c3 agencies can be made through a form located at the bottom of the stairs in the CAC folder. Office@beaconuu.com
~ Beacon Calendar  ~

Choir Practice - Offsite
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday-Friday, September 23-27, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parents Learn & Leave, Kids Stay & Play
Friday, September 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Construction Meeting
Monday, September 23, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Worship & Religious Exploration
and School Supply Collection

Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Adult RE Book Club (Offsite)
Monday, September 23, 2019
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Townhall Meeting
Sunday, September 22, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Auction Meeting (Offsite)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

High School Youth Group
Sunday, September 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chalice Circle
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents of Teens Support Group
Sunday, September 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Family Food Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 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!
Beacon Office Hours* & Contacts  ~
Office Phone (928) 779-4492

Rev. Robin Zucker

Mon: 11:00 am - 4:00 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) 
Director of RE, 
Amy Huntereece

Sun: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
2nd & 4th Sun: 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Wed:  8:00 am - 1:00 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 beaconuu.com!

Website Updates ~
Dear Members and Friends,
Public users of the Beacon website see only the public facing information.  There are many pages of additional information available to those who have registered and are assigned the role of "Member" or "Friend" by the webmaster.  To get started click register.   

Be sure to record your username and password somewhere safe. If you are listed in the Beacon directory send an email to webmaster@beaconuu.com to set your role for access to information about what the leadership is up to, minutes of meetings, decisions of the Board, projects planned by the Core Leadership Council, as well as contact information for members and committee chairs. Your Beacon website is the place to go for copies of the bylaws, policies, and other documents that establish the business of Beacon.

~ 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