Coming of Age
Service Leader: Katie Resendiz, Coming of Age participants and mentors
The participants in the Coming of Age program share their journey, their learning and their insights into what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist for our time.
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. 
Inquirers on June 2 will be learning about what it takes to support this UU Congregation at the Budget Review in the Sanctuary after the service.
Budget Review Meeting
Sunday June 2 at 11:45 am in the Sanctuary

All are invited to come get the details on the 2019-20 budget before the annual meeting the following week. Bring your questions, and your ideas.
UMOM Volunteers needed for Sunday, June 2

Our UUCP team serves a meal 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM At UMOM Day Centers located at 3333 E. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. Contact René Apack at
or text/call him at 847-917-4870.
June 2 Social Justice Opportunities
On Sunday, the Civic Engagement team offers you a debrief of what happened in this year’s legislative
session, as well as a preview of summer and fall issues and events. Our work continues!
Earth Justice Ministry/Green Sanctuary

Summer is a great time to clean out drawers and closets.  If you have old caches of yarn, fabric, ribbon, buttons, drawing supplies, or recyclables such as cardboard tubes, boxes, egg cartons, jars, or clear plastic containers, please bring them to our green plastic container, for the Art Resource Center, under the table at the back of the sanctuary.  June 16 after service is our next meeting. June 23 will be a Justice Lunch Talk in the Johnson room at 12:00 noon. Blue Tip: When brushing your teeth, close the tap! Green Tip: Which is more dangerous--the sun or sunscreen? Check out the Environmental Working Group ( to get the scoop on this season's safest sunscreens.

Upcoming Events
Annual Meeting Of Congregation and Foundation
Sunday June 9 at 11:45 in the UUCP Sanctuary
The annual meetings of the UU Congregation of Phoenix and the UU Foundation of Phoenix will be held at 11:45 am on Sunday, June 9, 2019, to conduct Congregational elections and budget approval, Foundation elections, and to receive reports.
Members in good standing are eligible to vote. There will be a check-in to receive a ballot just prior to the meeting, and votes must be cast in person. Child care will be provided.
Poetry Coffeehouse Summer Plans
The Poetry Coffeehouse will not be meeting over the summer. Regular monthly meetings will resume on the second Sunday in October once we return to our two-service schedule. If you would like to meet with working poets over the summer break, call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330.
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.
BLUU Worship Service Watch
Thursday June 6 at 6:00 pm in Annex B

Are you a Black Unitarian Universalist feeling in need of connection with other Black UU’s? We invite Black Unitarian Universalists and all Black people to join us for online worship. BLUU worship is built specifically for black UU’s as a Sacred Black Space. This is an opportunity for black UU’s to come worship together with one another. It is a smaller more intimate gathering. Please join us for this special time together as black UU’s fostering community. For more information contact Sydney A. Harrison at

Report from Your Nominating Committee
Nominees have been selected for the UUCP Board of Trustees, UU Foundation of Phoenix and Nominating Committee. These candidates will be introduced and voted on by members of the congregation at the UUCP Annual Meeting after the service on Sunday, June 9, 2019. See list of nominees and background information on all new nominees 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. 

Harmony with the Soul
Service Leader:  Anthony Johnson
The “wise silence,” Emerson called it.
Lao Tzu called it the “Tao,” the Zulu call it “Moya.” In Judaism they call it “ein sof,” that which is everything and is nothing. We call it “The Soul.” What may it mean to be in Harmony with the Soul?
Inquirers on June 9 will be attending the Congregation and Foundation Annual Meeting to see congregational democracy in action  

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. 
Opportunities to Serve
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 (
Help Wanted – UUCP KidsCamp Volunteers
KidsCamp is looking for volunteers – teens or adults –to share your special talent with kids. The format is for each volunteer to create and teach a workshop that will run during two consecutive weekdays in June.
Workshop ideas include cooking, board games, yoga, knitting, painting – must be radically inclusive with children of various ages and learning styles. Please contact Bob Davis at
Unicare Request
We have an open meal train available for Cyndi Young and Judy Mitzner. 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.
Construction Update
T Thanks to amazing effort by Lora and the construction team, the air conditioning for the rooms along the hallway is scheduled to be operational this weekend. Work on the parking lot and patio continues, working around challenges posed by the terrain and permit delays. The sand playground, concrete surface and temporary fencing are installed on the patio for use during KidsCamp; the patio and wall will be completed later this summer.

Construction on a beautiful entryway at the west hallway entrance (near Room 15) begins soon, so that entryway will be closed for a few weeks. The graded path into our property from 40th Place will be removed, so if you park on 40th 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 40th Place to Lincoln Drive and then use the sidewalk to get to our main parking lot.

While the upper parking lot is CLOSED, 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
Thursday evening, June 6
There is no Community Night Dinner | No Chalice Kids
BLUU Worship Service Watch 6:00 – 7:30 pm  in Annex B

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
Transgender Inclusion in Congregations webinar -- watch at

Justice Centered
Racial Justice Collaborative with Anthony Johnson, Monday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Theologically Diverse
Spiritual Practices Thursday, June 13 6:45 – 8:30 pm in Annex B
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
Registration now open!
UU summer camp is a tradition that supports our faith tradition and helps our youth find their place in the world. 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.