Service Leaders: YRUU of UUCP                   
Join our amazing youth for a service that they are designing and leading. Hear what is on their minds about social justice and how we as Unitarian Universalists can show up in the world to make a difference.

Music: Strings (in collaboration with youth)
Membership Weekend— This Friday-Saturday November 1 and 2
Are you interested in becoming a Member at UUCP? Are you returning after an absence and interested in re-joining? Or just interested in learning more about our congregation? 
We will have a concentrated New Member Weekend for anyone interested. It will be on Friday, November 1st from 6pm-9pm and on Saturday, Nov 2nd from 9am-12pm. Ideally, participants will be there for both sessions. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet others who are new or re-joining UUCP as well as learning more about Unitarian Universalism, UUCP, our organization and structure. At the end of the weekend, you will have the opportunity to decide if you are interested in joining UUCP. New Member Sunday will be Sunday, November 10th. To sign up for the weekend, please register here:
If you have any questions, reach out to Rev. Dance at
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, November 3 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement

  • Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey about what we do at the Civic Engagement table. We will have a bulleted list of the feedback we received at the table on Sunday. Stop by to see the list and suggest other opportunities for engagement -- we love talking to you!

  • The IRC Welcome Center still seeks donations on their Amazon wishlist (at and needs volunteer help. Pick up information at the table.
Earth Justice Ministry
Earth Justice Ministry will hold its next regular meeting on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Annex G at about 12:30, after second service. Visitors are welcome and refreshments are served. Please come to hear a report about legislation about about International Climate Accountability (# S1743) and about Ecological Water that will be sponsored in the upcoming months.  

Reap Goodness: Carol Manetta is looking for volunteers to help with a cooperative non-profit, for which she is the Executive Director. She needs helpers for the website, writers on social media (Linked-in), and fundraisers. The project is in on land in Tombstone building a food forest and swales to capture rain and involves 7 universities across the nation. If you would like to join this project,you may contact her at
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
UUCP Memorial Garden and Trail Beautification Day
November 2, 2019 8:00 am (coffee and pastries available at 7:30 in the Johnson Room)
Spend Saturday morning with fellow UUs clearing brush, trimming trees, and planting in the memorial garden and on our trail system below it. Bring your garden tools (saws, chain saws, rakes, hoes, clippers, gloves, hats) and discover the beauty of our campus. 
Community Night Dinner
November 7: Enchilada Night! On the Menu: chicken enchiladas, black bean and sweet potato enchiladas served with rice and beans prepared for you by Lauren Huelser and Daisy Danforth.

To sign up, simply go to this link at where you will find a list of spots to choose from. You can select Help with Set Up, Dessert, Main Dish Meat, Main Dish Vegan, Side Dishes, Salads, Cashier, or Clean Up

Fellow Travelers
October 20th's sermon by Rev. Dance explored how the history of UUCP intersected with the McCarthy era communism scare. Members and congregants may find this another opportunity to learn about this history .

During the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists weren’t the only government targets. Hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government created a world of fear and shame. In Fellow Travelers, a chance encounter between an ambitious college graduate, Timothy Laughlin, and a handsome US State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, results in Laughlin’s first job— and his first love affair. Drawn into a maelstrom of passion and deceit, he struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his “forbidden” love for Fuller. The powerfully compelling production is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to oppression. This moving tale is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon.

UUCP's Barbara Seltzer will be attending the Friday Nov 8th performance. and the discussion about the opera that starts at 6:30 at Herberger Theater. Group pricing is available if you contact her at or at 215-262-0993.
Dinner and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra - Saturday, November 9th
Join us for dinner and a performance of City Music, written by UUCP’s own Glenn Stallcop. Glenn has been the double bassist for the Phoenix Symphony for 46 years and retired this year. Come support him as the Symphony honors him playing one of his orchestral works entitled City Music along with Beethoven's Mass in C. We will be meeting downtown for dinner at 5:30 and the performance is at 7:30. Each person will be responsible for getting their own tickets. Email Anne Lackey at by Nov. 1st if you are interested in joining us for dinner before the performance. Links for tickets and directions:
Community "Barn Hoedown" Dance on November 16th!
All Join Hands! 

Doors open at 6 pm for socializing in the Sanctuary; Dance Fun starts at 6:30 pm, to 8:30 pm.

Peg Hesley, professional caller with Jeff Thorn, fiddler, will teach and call our gender-free dance.
Suggested donation of $5.00 per person. Complimentary childcare available for the youngest.
Wear comfy clothes for moving. Close-toed shoes suggested. Bring your water bottle, and optionally, a finger food snack to share the mid-dance refreshment refreshment break.  Let's dance together! 

Questions, suggestions, about this multi-generational event: .

"Dances From Around the World" Four Hands Piano Recital
"Dances from Around the World" Piano - Four-Hands Recital, with pianists Devon Kehler, Atrid Morales, and Masaru Sakuma
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM 

For the last two years, we've been lucky to have Masaru Sakuma as a member at UUCP while he's been completing his doctorate in collaborative piano, and he's finally performing a full piano recital in our sanctuary. Each piece is a dance written for piano four-hands, and Masaru has invited two of his favorite pianists to perform with him: UUCP member Devon Kehler, and ASU faculty associate Astrid Morales.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Doors open at 7:00pm and the concert begins at 7:30. Any donations will be given to the congregation.
The new UUCP patio was host to an outdoor coffee hour after the Dia de Los Muertos services last Sunday. With refreshments presented on tables outside the Johnson Room, many folks sat at tables around the patio, on the new benches, and explored the new plantings. The previous day, the EEC staff had hosted a holiday party for children on the patio with an inflatable slide, games, and even a taco stand! We will enjoy this space for many years to come!
The congregation in front of Kenilworth School
From The Archive

Some interesting facts about our past board presidents.

Milton J. Shear was our very first board president in 1947. In a letter to the editor in the Arizona Republic in 1948, at the height of McCarthyism, he challenged the idea that one country or party or church was right and righteous. That thinking, he said, was totalitarian. The new First Unitarian Church of Phoenix, the youngest Unitarian church in America, was meeting at Kenilworth School.

YRUU Service
Service Leaders: YRUU of UUCP                   
Join our amazing youth for a service that they are designing and leading. Hear what is on their minds about social justice and how we as Unitarian Universalists can show up in the world to make a difference.

Music: Strings (in collaboration with youth)
Sanctuary Holiday Decorations
The Sanctuary Art Team is looking ahead to the coming Holiday Season and would like to include decorations that are personal to you. Whether you decorate for the holidays with wreaths, menorahs, candle arcs, spider webs or Krampus masks we would like to show it. A future Saturday will be announced to bring your hangable art to the Sanctuary to be displayed for about two months. For questions please email Bill Snowden at .
Have you noticed that some members have blue, yellow, or purple ribbons attached to their name tags?  These ribbons, which may say Theological Diversity, Radical Inclusion, or Justice Centered, are areas of personal study available to us in the form of on-demand classes, books, articles, videos, podcasts, social media, and other ways to reflect and discuss each topic. UUCP is in the process of organizing this program for fall 2019. Sign up to get a ribbon and be contacted about classes at a table in the back of the Sanctuary before and after each Sunday Service.

Upcoming Events
11/1 Walking Conversation Lovers 6:30am - 8:30am
11/1 New Member Gathering 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Annex C
11/2 Advanced Level Meditation • 10:00 AM- 12 PM, Annex B
11/2 Grounds Workday 7:30am - 2:30pm @ Memorial Garden
11/2 New Member Gathering 9:00am - 12:00pm @ Johnson Room
11/3 Book Group • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM • Annex B
11/4 Open Arts & Crafts Studio • 9:30 AM-Noon, Johnson Room
11/4 Racial Justice Collaborative 6:00pm - 8:30pm @ Annex B
11/4 Drumming Group 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ Sanctuary
11/6 Choir Rehearsal 6:00pm - 9:30pm @ Sanctuary,...
11/6 UU Parenting: birth-5th grade (11 years) 6:30pm - 8:00pm @ Annex B