Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th
10:30 AM
Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson
with Worship Associate
Sam Kirkland
"Wisdom in Today's World"
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


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 19-25th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
April 26th

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
989-0858-2139
Password: YRUU426

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID: 998-2688-8847
Password: Children26
April 27th

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

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
978-1623-3114
Password: 296140
April 28th

6:00 pm
Meeting ID:
980-6700-9193
Password: Board0428

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
984-5458-2478
Password: 188770
April 29th

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
601-190-657
Password: 043020

3:30 pm
Meeting ID:
993-4383-3691
Password: 411926

6:30 pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID:
971-2471-2299
Password: 822095
 
7:00 pm 
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
678-847-017
Password: 746625

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
924-5359-6402
Password:
Vespers26
April 30th

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine 
Meeting ID:
985-8096-7491
Password: Cafe0430

1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
931-8405-4268
Password: zUUm0430
    
6:00 pm
Joan Gale        
Meeting ID:
933-2066-4768
Password: Hunt0430
May 1st

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.
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 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

What Is This World Coming To?!
With Rev. Christine Dance
It is hard to imagine all the ways that our world has changed in just the last few months. We're seeing the good, the bad and the ugly. Join us as we try to pull apart the threads and make meaning of what is happening.
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.
Join UUJAZ and Puente Human Rights Movement
for a "car"avan protest 
Send a message to the governor and the Department of Corrections that we want migrants released from detention before it's too late... as confirmed Covid-19 cases make them tinder boxes waiting to explode. Join us in your cars, with signs or writing on the windows 5/1 (at Lewis) at 4pm. Sign up here: https:// bit.ly/freedomcaravanaz . If you can't join us in your car, don't forget to sign the petition, and send to five friends!  https://bit.ly/decarcerateaz .
Introducing a night at the mUUvies with UUJAZ
Tired of Saturday nights at home? Or are you loving the downtime but need something new to watch? Want to make a difference, while connecting with UUs across the state? Join us on Saturday nights at 5pm for a movie and chat!
Saturday, May 2nd
Babies + Bailouts
Proceeds will bond out mothers without bail funds in time for Mother's Day.
Look for sign-up details on  UUJAZ Facebook page and website .
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 is Now Virtual
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  questions 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. To learn more about GA, please visi t https://www.uua.org/ga 
  • Eligibility: You must be a member of UUCP to be a voting delegate. Non-members are welcome to attend as well.

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.
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
Updates need to be sent by 5 PM on Wednesdays
to be published in Fridays compass.