~ Our Sunday service is now held online ~

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 12
10:30 AM
Rev. Christine Dance

“The Resurrection of Hope”
On this Easter morning, we will collectively be sharing what brings us hope in these times. We hope you will wear your own homemade Easter bonnet and enjoy a couple of surprises we have for you on this special morning. 

This Sunday’s service will be online in Zoom. To attend, just click on:
 
 


You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are asked to install the Zoom application, say yes. Feel free to share this link with friends and family!

After 11:30, you’ll be able to find the service on our YouTube channel.
Programming April 12-19th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  and enter the
Meeting ID number and password
Sunday 4/12
YRUU
Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID: 963-314-324
Password: YRUU412

Monday 4/13
Morning Meditation
8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID: 938-412-649
Password: 977207
 
zUUm for 3-4-5 year olds
1:00pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID: 934-943-568
Password: 668449

Conversation on Death and Dying                     
6:00pm           
Rev. Christine 
Meeting ID: 577-402-198
Password: 006954

Tuesday 4/14
Parent Support Meeting
6:30pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID: 200-607-053
Password: 122763    

Wednesday 4/15
Lunch with Rev. Christine    
12:00pm         
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID: 601-190-657
Password: 675912
 
Meet-up for 10-13 year-olds
2:00pm
Meeting ID: 270-276-936
Password: 113978
Wednesday 4/15 (cont)
Storytime for all ages
6:30pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID: 448-081-275
Password: 085408 

Choir Meetup  
7:00pm 
Benjie
Meeting ID: 678-847-017
Password: 852147
 
Thursday 4/16
When Age Is Wisdom and Also A Risk Factor (for those 60+)
10:00am
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID: 510-823-185
Password: 036629
  
zUUm for 3-4-5 year olds 
1:00pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID: 266-490-610
Password: 274156
    
Playdate with 7-10 year olds 
1:30pm           
Ms. Daisy
Meeting ID: 390-656-561
Password: 127278
     
Community Night                 
6:00pm           
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID: 863-364-439
Password: 387557
 
Drop-in Small Group
7:00pm
Meeting ID: 863-364-439
Password: 387557
 
Friday 4/17         
Playdate with 3-6 year olds   
1:30pm           
Ms. Daisy
Meeting ID: 639-621-810
Password: 347306
If you don’t have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone OR don’t want to be on video, you can simply call in to 346-248-7799 and enter the meeting room number (the last 9 numbers of the Zoom link).
Zoom Links on Compass Only.  
Please note that because of the concern of “Zoom Bombers” the links and passwords of all Zoom Gatherings besides worship will be listed on Compass only. If you know anyone who isn’t getting Compass, you can direct them to the website to fill in their email to receive it. If they have done that and are still having problems receiving it, they can email Compass@phoenixuu.org to get the email sent to them.  

Zoom Support
We have a Zoom support team to help members who are having problems with Zoom. The email address to request help is: uucpzoomsupport@phoenixuu.org . Send an email to this address stating your problem with what kind of device you have (i.e. what kind of smart phone, PC or Mac or Tablet). Include your name, phone number and email address. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

There have been several changes to the procedures for Zoom in the past week so this process is evolving. We will try to keep up with what is needed as it changes.
Staying Connected

It's important for all of us in the UUCP community to stay connected. We encourage any group that was meeting at UUCP before the closures to consider meeting again virtually.  Small groups are asked to set up regular Zoom meetings. Please contact our administrative assistant Stephanie at administrator@phoenixuu.org to schedule a room and a Zoom tutorial if you need it.
 
Do you have something that you’d like to lead on Zoom to help us stay connected? Please send your ideas to Reverend Christine at minister@phoenixuu.org . She will be working with the staff to come up with a more complete program.
Stewardship Update
Our March month-long stewardship drive is over, but we are still hoping to get 100% of congregational participation. We still need forms from many of you. You may complete your commitment form online by clicking You can complete your pledge form online here . Or, you may enter your pledge amount and payment information in Realm (please select the drop-down to indicate "2020-2021 Pledge").
Worship Next Week 4/19/20

The World Is On Fire
Rev. Christine Dance
Our earth is hurting and we've inflicted the wounds. In just a short time of pandemic isolation, we've seen how quickly the world can heal. How then, can we ever go back to thinking we can't fix our environmental issues? Join us on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day to contemplate the wounding and healing of the earth.

Share the Plate Recipient for 4/19:  The Sunrise Movement.  
The Sunrise Movement is a national youth-led movement dedicated to Climate Justice. They are  educating and building a movement of people to force civic and business leaders to make the changes that need to be made to keep our world livable for this and future generations. 
Pastoral Care

In this difficult time, we encourage you to connect with our community and find support and comfort here. Please refer to the UUCP Website and the Pastoral Care Information and Requests link to request support, or provide volunteer support.

  • If you have not been contacted and wish to be included in a system of periodic check-ins, please email UUCPhelplist@gmail.com.
  • By now, you should have heard from a Neighborhood connector —please make use of this opportunity and know that we have a network if we need it. 
  • Please let Rev. Christine know if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 (Minister@PhoenixUU.org). 
  • Please contact Rev. Christine if you have lost your employment. We don’t have tons of resources, but we’d love to support you however we can.
Civic Engagement Update
  • All schools are now teaching online. Students who have no access to laptops or wi-fi are left out. Go here for information on how you can donate unused laptops (even if they aren’t working) to help out. 
  • If elections are to be fair, we must have mail-in ballots. Watch this hour-long video with County Recorder Adrian Fontes about our situation in Maricopa County. Speak out on this issue! To express your views on the subject to Gov. Ducey, use this link. To add your name to Sen. Adam Schiff’s petition for universal vote-by-mail, click here.    
Opportunities to Represent UUCP at a Local and National Level

All UUCP members are invited to participate in one or both upcoming UU Assemblies as a Delegate.
UUA General Assembly: June 24 th through June 28 th . General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. If it is determined the Assembly will not be held in person, there will be adaptations to hold a virtual Assembly. More information at this link: https://www.uua.org/ga/program

Pacific Southwest Annual Meeting 2020 (PSWD District Assembly) Saturday, April 25 th .
As a delegate to the PSWD, you would be attending the Business Meeting, which adopts a budget, and voting for the Board of Trustees members for our district.
Eligibility: You must be a member of UUCP to vote.  
If interested, please fill out the attached online form before April 20th: https://www.phoenixuu.org/psd_assembly_application/  
Sharing Your CARES Funds

We have had several inquiries about people donating their $1200 checks from the government. If you are lucky enough not to need your check, we are creating ways that you can donate it to UUCP -- to the Ministerial Discretionary Fund to support those in our congregation who are struggling financially or to community partners who are struggling at this time.
Please contact minister@phoenixuu.org if you would like to share your funds, and thank you.
Announcements for Compass:

Do you have an announcement you would like to place in our special version of Compass? Please email all requests to announcements@phoenixuu.org.