This Sunday, May 13
Love in a Bouquet (Multigen)
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, May 13, 10:30 AM
The Flower Communion celebrates our common unity in all our beauty and diversity, the love that holds us in active covenant, and our bright presence in the world. Today we also bridge our youth into their adult UU identity. Please bring a flower to share in our annual flower exchange.
Share the Plate with The Welcome to America Project
Sunday, May 13, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees. But WTAP delivers more than furniture. We deliver welcomes. We’ve provided warm welcomes to more than 2,500 Phoenix area refugee families, helping to turn fear into hope. The shared plate will help us furnish the homes of refugees and enhance future welcomes.

The Welcome to America Project offers a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.
Next Sunday, May 20
YRUU Service: Activism In Our Lives
Service Leaders: Katie Resendiz and YRUU members
Sunday, May 20, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
In 1903, child textile workers marched from Philadelphia to New York City to demand fair labor standards. Desegregation, nuclear disarmament, voting rights, and the Dream Act- all moments when youth and children forced change in our country. Join UUCP's high school group (YRUU) to look at how activism has shaped their lives, their communities, their faith, and our world.
Board Chat
Sunday, May 20, 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Join the Board of Trustees for a monthly conversation keeping you updated on what we're working on. This month, get a preview of the draft operational budget that will finalized this month for presentation at the Congregational Meeting on June 3. We want to hear your voice to ensure we're being a spiritual community of our time
Upcoming Events
Final Traveling Second Friday of the Season
Friday, May 11, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Claude Guldner will present THE WORLD: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. In our beautiful world there is also a beastly side operating. World Health Organization attempts to deal with these issues unknown to most travelers. Claude will share some of these world concerns and our process of dealing with them. Claude Guldner has a PhD in psychology with a specialty in child abuse and exploitation issues and consulted with WHO since 1984. Questions call Barbara at 480-994-1452.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 3, 11:45 AM after service in the Sanctuary
Mark your calendar for the Annual Congregational Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend to elect leaders and approve the operating budget, get updates on everything going on and the plans for the coming year.
Coming of Age Mentors and Teachers Interest Meeting
Thursday, May 17, 6:30 PM in the Johnson Room
Hey! Awesome UUCP Community Member:
Are you looking to make connections across generations? Are you invested in growing Unitarianism? Do you think middle schoolers are rad? Did you ever have an amazing mentor? Have you seen our CoA Kids present their Credos and thought “I wanna be part of that!”? Has someone already asked you to be their CoA mentor? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we’d love to see you at this meeting! Email Katie with questions.
Open (Drop-In) Small Group
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 PM in Annex B
Small Group Ministry is an ideal way to connect to others and tend to your heart and spirit at UUCP. Life can feel like a frenzied struggle against a materialistic world, which leaves us feeling disconnected from our deepest selves and without the energy to reach out in love and service to others. They follow the monthly worship themes and offer a way to engage the themes in your daily life and grow and learn with a group while sharing your own story, insights and learnings.
Women’s Ritual
Thursday, May 17, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join a group of women for earth-centered rituals that honor the season, the phases of the moon and personal spirituality. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in. This month we will explore how we nurture ourselves and why it is so important. Optionally bring snacks to share. Contact Pat Reed for more information at LBRPat@yahoo.com
VIF Ensemble at UUCP
Saturday, May 19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Clarinetist Erin Finkelstein is joined by violinist Karen Sinclair and cellist Melita Hunsinger from the Phoenix Symphony for an afternoon of chamber music featuring works by Haydn, Raphael, Hindemith, Connesson, Kovacs, and Dahl. This eclectic program will delight your senses and expose you to lesser known gems in the chamber music repertoire! 

Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to address the board during the guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting the Board will be discussing the approval of the budget and preparing for the June 3 congregational meeting. Please contact board President, Vince Waldron, at president@phoenixuu.org or 623-670-6500 if you have any questions
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We will start the meeting with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a dharma reading and discussion. You need not be a Buddhist to attend, just interested in your spiritual growth. If you have questions, contact Donna Featherston at 602-997-7996.
Phoenix Restoration Project: How you can help
Immigrants are released from detention almost every day, often with children, to travel by bus to relatives in the U.S. as they await resolution of their legal cases. They are given next to nothing for their journeys. We are collecting supplies to take to the volunteers who meet them at the Greyhound station to give them provisions and wish them well.    Most needed items are:    Granola bars, Ritz crackers, single-serve peanut butter/cheese crackers, single-serve mixed fruit cups, single-serve applesauce in squeeze packets, small bags of nuts, plastic utensils, and  r eusable shopping bags to hold all! Please place your donations in the plastic bins under the Advancing Justice tables at the back of the Sanctuary.
RE Program Summer Sunday Sessions!
Each year, community members from UUCP lead the kids in wild, wonderful, fun-filled journeys into our UU faith. This year, we ask that folks volunteer in pairs to lead a two week session. Together you work to build connection across families and generations. Curriculum and materials are all prepared for you. All you have to do is pick a topic you like and sign up at the Children's Ministry Table on Sunday morning. (Or email Katie at KatieResendiz@phoenixuu.org )
Family Interest Meeting for Coming of Age (COA)
Thursday, May 24, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Come spend an evening learning about CoA and get to know some of the families you will be learning and growing with in the year to come!
 
What is Coming of Age?
The Coming of Age Program is designed to assist 7th and 8th graders in exploring and developing their own religious beliefs as well as learning about the history and organization of our congregation, while experiencing various faith communities throughout metro-Phoenix. It prepares participants to become a member of the congregation and the larger community.
Green Sanctuary - LED Bulbs & Low-Flow Shower Heads
As a service to the congregation, we will continue selling LED Bulbs at the Green Sanctuary table (near the Library). Starting this month, we are adding relatively inexpensive, effective, low-flow shower heads. These help save on electricity and water. All sales will be cash and carry.  
Calling All Artists!
The Sanctuary Art Team is calling all artists who are members and/or friends of UUCP to participate in the 2018 fall art show. It’s time to get your artwork ready. Set up for the show will be Saturday September 1, 2018. For forms and information about how to participate contact Bill Snowden at 623-341-6189 or SanctuaryTeam@PhoenixUU.org
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