Our Sunday service is now held online


SUNDAY, APRIL 19
10:30 AM
Rev. Christine Dance

"The World Is On Fire"
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.

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.
This Month's
Share the Plate Recipient
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 .
Interested in chatting with Sunrise Movement or Have Questions?
Join Them Following Sunday's Service
April 19th @ 12:00 pm (AZ Time)
On Zoom: Meeting ID: 933 1866 7034 | Password: earthday
Programming April 19-25th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
April 19th

YRUU
Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
323-148-393
Password: YRUU419
April 20th

Morning Meditation 
8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID:
938-412-649
Password: 977207

zUUm for
3-4-5 Year Old's 
1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
934-943-568
Password: 852963
April 21st

People Parenting Meeting
6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
954-1786-2701
Password: 096035
April 22nd

Lunch with
Rev. Christine    
12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
601-190-657
Password: 987654

Meet-up for 10-13 Year-old's
2:00 pm
Meeting ID:
943-9654-3185
Password: 596425

Story Time
For All Ages
6:30 pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID:
950-4743-6182
Password: 855080
 
Choir Meetup  
7:00 pm 
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
678-847-017
Password: 159357
April 23rd

Death Cafe--How Society Thinks
About Death          
12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine 
Meeting ID:
936-6483-7766
Password: 880640

zUUm for
3-4-5 Year Old's 
1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
948-1771-1161
Password: 616199
    
Community Connection - Pity Party
6:00 pm        
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
915-4371-8860
Password: Party423
April 24th

Suggestion:
Have a Dance Party
Please share your videos with us on Facebook!
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 ID number.
General Semantics Study/Discussion Group
The General Semantics Study Group has gone virtual
Starting Tuesday 21st @ 3:00 pm
With a new book by Martin H. Levinson, Ph.D.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to join please contact
Pete Creelman, (602) 987-9277, slspete@cox.net
"Earth Day"
Join Unitarian Universalists Ministry for Earth for a live streaming of

The Condor & The Eagle
April 22, 2020
6-8pm
(Arizona Time)

This is a great way to close out Earth Day 2020, Register today!
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.
Seeking Final Cut
Video Volunteers
If you are really good with Final Cut Pro or a similar video editing program, please contact
Benjie Messer at
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 4/26/20

"Wisdom in Today's World"
Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson
with Worship Associate Sam Kirkland

What is wisdom? How does it differ from knowledge? Is the difference worth discerning? This sermon will explore the landscape of the difference between knowledge and wisdom and how the difference plays out in our modern world. " True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes, you are both the prison and the key." --Johnathan Jena
Receiving Suspicious Emails
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 scammers have been sending out fictitious emails claiming to be Rev. Christine. Please be aware of emails asking for assistance or requesting you to purchase something. Rev. Christine will NEVER ask for money or gift cards over email. If you receive an email like this please delete it.
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. Due to the Covid 19 Epidemic, the 2020 GA will be entirely virtual. Virtual Registrants may watch and ask  questionsnixuu.org in live sessions including workshops and business sessions (mini-assemblies, hearings, etc).  Voting Delegates  are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions.

Virtual registration for General Assembly is $150 per person. Registration for General Assembly is the same process for  delegates  and non-delegates. 
  • Eligibility: You must be a member of UUCP to be a voting delegate. Non-members are welcome to attend as well.

Registration: The registration fee is $150.00. If you would like to be a delegate for UUCP, please submit this online form: https://www.phoenixuu.org/ga_delegate_form/
This is a great opportunity to connect with UU’s around the country.
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

3 Suggested Actions this Week, Related to COVID-19

  • Call Gov. Ducey (602-542-4331) and David Shinn, Dept of Corrections director (602-542-5225) to urge them to release non-violent inmates. More info and suggested wording here from our partner, Abolish Private Prisons. 
  • Contact your THREE AZ reps (find your district and get contact info here) to urge them to take two important steps
  • Allow citizens to sign ballot initiative petitions online, as they already do for candidate petitions. More information here.
  • Adopt universal vote by mail NOW for August and November elections (and beyond) so people do not have to risk their lives to vote in person. More information here.
Opportunities to Represent UUCP at a Local and National Level--NOW VIRTUAL!

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.