Color Him Father
Service Leader: Anthony Johnson
We will explore through songs, words and stories what it means to be a Father. Our exploration will feature a congregational panel of UUCP Fathers.
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Sundays, 11:45 am, in Annex B
Inquirers is offered on most Sundays, as a place for newcomers to connect, learn about UUCP how this can be a congregational home for you. 
On June 16, Inquirers are invited to attend the Active Shooter training in Annex B. This will be a tabletop slideshow presentation, with a video and conversation afterward. We will not be conducting any surprise, simulated Active Shooter/Lockdown drills at UUCP. Contact Jan Kaplan if questions.
June 16th is Share the Plate Sunday
Mulligan’s Manor is a loving group home for highly at-risk youth in the Department of Child Safety. We are the only non-profit 501(c)(3) group home that specializes in housing gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning youth under the age of 18. We accept youth in crisis who need a home to be treated with care. We empower them to reach their full potential with tools for a healthy life. A "Mulligan" is known by golfers as a second chance. Our mission is to give every member of our family a chance to experience the love and respect that they deserve.

Donations from this special plate giving will be used to provide each of our youth with new back-to-school clothing.  Thank you for your much needed and appreciated support!
Upcoming Events
Becoming a Safer Congregation - Active Shooter Training
We are constantly reminded that the world can be a dangerous and unpredictable place. The Safe Congregation Team will be presenting “Active Shooter Training” on the following Sundays throughout the summer, all from 12:00-1:00p in Annex B: June 16, July 21, August 4. This will be a tabletop slideshow presentation, with a video and conversation afterward.
 (Note: we will not be conducting any surprise, simulated Active Shooter/Lockdown drills at UUCP).  
Adults (18 and over, or under 18 if a COA graduate) are encouraged to attend one of these sessions. Childcare will be provided. Contact Jan Kaplan if questions.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, June 16 at the back of the sanctuary
No More Deaths
For those who don't know, the federal trial for Scott Warren, the No More Deaths member who offered humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert, resulted in a hung jury. The jurors were split 8-4 with 8 voting to acquit. If you agree with the 8 jurors who said "humanitarian aid is never a crime," your Civic Engagement team will offer information Sunday on how to take action in one (or more) of these ways:
  • Write to Congress and demand an immediate end to Prevention Through Deterrence and Operation Streamline [information on these Sunday]
  • Post to social media a picture of yourself expressing your support for humanitarian aid
  • Donate to No More Deaths
Earth Justice Ministry/ Green Sanctuary
Earth Justice Ministry will meet Sunday, June 16th in Annex G at 12:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Visitors are welcome.

Green Tip -  Ban plastic straws from your life: sip without a straw or purchase re-usable stainless steel straws (don't forget to get a brush to clean them) or purchase paper straws.
Blue Tip - Only wash full loads of laundry and/or dishes; not partial loads.
In Tune
Service Leader: Rev Margret O’Neall
Melody and harmony, the music of life flows and soars when we find our way to be in tune – with each other, with our own internal music, and with the universal song of life. What does it take, how do we get in tune?
Inquirers on June 23 are invited to attend the Earth Justice talk in the sanctuary.

Inquirers is offered on most Sundays, as a place for newcomers to connect, learn about UUCP how this can be a congregational home for you. 
Earth Justice Ministry - Sunday, June 23

Justice Lunch Talk

"Everything You'd Rather Not Know about our Looming
Climate Crisis"by Sandy Whitley of the Citizen's Climate Lobby, in Johnson Room, at 12:00, Sunday, 6/23/19.
Community Tie Dye Party in the Grove at noon – wear old clothes, bring your own items to dye -- dyes and expert guidance available!
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
With Gratitude: Celebration and Send-Off
Save the date! - June 30, 2019, immediately after service.
We will celebrate Rev. Margret O'Neall and Anthony Johnson's time with our beloved community with a coffee hour celebration. Join us to honor these two incredible spiritual leaders and send them on their next journeys with gifts of appreciation and love.

In addition, we want to provide Rev. Margret with a “Minister’s Innovation Fund” to take with her to her next congregation, just as we benefited from the fund that she brought with her when she came to us. You can contribute to the Cherry Hill Fund via check, cash, text to give, Realm or the website under Support/Donation. This is one way we can share our UU spirit of generosity and gratitude.
The Property Team is Back- And We Need You!

We have a new Property Team starting up. So far we have a small core group but we need YOU! It does not matter if everyone knows the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver, there are lots of other tasks besides fixing stuff that you can help with. We need long term planning, supervision of small projects, maintaining and enhancing our 9 acre property, working with the Safety Team, the EEC and DVLC and other groups. To find out more contact Lora (, Dale ( or Jake Danforth (
Unicare Request

We have an open meal train available for Cyndi Young and Tara Hall. (Judy Mitzner has changed her name to Tara Hall). Cyndi has metastatic breast cancer in her spine and hip, which is both extremely painful and limiting to her mobility. In addition, her white blood cell count is very low leaving her vulnerable to illness and infection. This link will give further information and meal details, as well as allow you to sign up for a specific date.

Share the Plate Seeks 501c3 Organizations to receive STP donations

You can find a description of charitable organization qualifications on the UUCP web page under Justice/Share the Plate drop-down. Contact Leslie Stallcop or Phil Slater (cochairs), Ceyshe Napa, Dann Hunn, Madelyn Doerr, Charlotte Carl-Mitchell, or email the team at
Children’s Art Exhibit 2019

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” (Pablo Picasso)

This year’s Children’s Art Exhibit, currently on display in the Sanctuary, consists of contributions from Desert View Learning Center (Kindergarten through fourth grade) and the Early Education Cooperative Preschool (ages 2 -5). Sonja Saar, who teaches art at DVLC, is dedicated to drawing out the artist within every child. The EEC encourages art expressions which are developmentally appropriate and enhance a child’s creativity. 

Construction Update
Air conditioning is operational (still in test mode), the new water line is in
and working, and Kidscamp is using the patio every morning. Work is beginning on footings for the patio wall and gates; once the wall has been constructed the rest of the patio will be poured. The upper parking lot is on track to be paved and ready for use later in June.

The back hallway entrance is closed for construction, so if you park on 40 th Place or in the Christ Church back lot, you can get to our main building via the gently sloped desert from the south of our buildings, or walk down 40 th Place to Lincoln Drive and then use the sidewalk to get to our main parking lot.

While the upper parking lot is CLOSED and the accessible entrance is the ramped south door that you get to via the path on the left (south) side of the building from the main parking lot.
Community Night
UUCP is now on our summer schedule!
Thursday evening June 20th
There is no Community Night Dinner | No Chalice Kids
Living Our Vision... Everyday
Faith Development offers many ways to learn beyond the traditional classroom. Listen to a podcast, read books and articles, watch a Ted Talk, or check out a packet of printed articles from the welcome desk, or come to office 2 and access the curriculum on the computers. Choose one focus that interests you, or move through all three, whatever works best in your life. Come together for a Reflective Symposium on a Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon to discuss the topic we've studied. Have questions? Visit the website, .

Radically Inclusive

Justice Centered

Theologically Diverse
Text To Make a Donation or Payment to UUCP
Text the message “UUCP $__” (you must enter a dollar amount in the text) to 73256 to give to UUCP. You will be directed to a link to a secure site where you can enter your credit card or bank account information to make a general donation, pay for an activity, or to make a payment on your pledge for the current year or next year. A dollar amount must be included in your text. 
Standard text message rates do apply.
Camp DeBenneville Pines UU Family and Youth Camps

Are you in need of a tranquil mountain retreat? Searching for a place where you can commune with nature and find the solitude of a mountain glen? Or do you long for the warmth of a welcoming community of peers? Camp registration is now open with options for all ages.
7/7-7/13: UU Elementary School Summer Youth Camp
7/14-7/20: UU Middle School Summer Youth Camp
7/21-7/27: UU Senior High Summer Youth Camp
7/28-8/3: UU Family Summer Camp
8/10-8/14: Summer Break Camp for Adults
8/10-8/14: Choir Camp: Singing in the Mountains
8/16-8/21: Summer Arts Program for Adults: Art Groove!
8/30-9/2: UU Young Adult Retreat
Schedule, details and links for registration are available on their website,

UUA General Assembly
June 19-23, 2019
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix will be represented by 8 delegates at General Assembly (GA) 2019 in Spokane, Washington.
All members in good standing are encouraged to apply today. Send your application to Sarah Moore at, pick up a flyer with an application at the back table and drop off your application at the office to become a credentialed delegate. Registration is now open for GA, and we still have delegate slots available for anyone who is interested in attending.