Service Leader: Rev. Christine Dance
UUCP's history is fascinating and tells us a lot about the resilience that is in our DNA. Our early UUCP founders were chased out of multiple buildings for their liberal views in a time that has too many corollaries to our own. What can we learn from them in how we build community today?

Two services:
9:30 am
and 11:15 am

Special Music: Bowe Country

If you want to learn about UUCP’s history go to to see a video and timeline and have access to a full history of the congregation, photos of our former Board presidents, short biographies of our Ministers and an essay on our Founding Family: Isabelle Johnson, Frances and Bill Bishop.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, October 20 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement

  • US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing a new rule that will weaken the Fair Housing Act. Information about the effects of this will be at the table on Sunday along with a link to sign an online petition from the ACLU. To learn about the proposed change and sign the petition now, go to

  • The IRC Welcome Center still seeks donations and needs volunteer help. Pick up information at the table.
Earth Justice Ministry
Earth Justice Ministry would just like to remind you how precious is our supply of fresh clean drinking water. So please conserve it. Here are some water facts recently learned:
** 1 lb. of beef takes 1800 gal. of water to produce
**1 liter of tar sands oil takes 250 gallons of water to produce
**1 cotton T-shirt takes700 gallons and, unfortunately, 
**1 gallon of wine takes 1,000 gallons of water to produce.
The Earth Justice Ministry is inaugurating a series of “Green Hero” articles in which we will be highlighting the contributions of individuals at UUCP in their efforts to make the world a more sustainable place.

To start out, we focus on UUCP itself.
Secondly, we highlight someone working to make a difference.
Join Us For The Fall Fundraiser This Saturday!
The fall 2019 fundraiser on Saturday, October 19th is a “Celebration of Community and Earth,” a musical concert starring former New Christy Minstrel Igor Glenn, plus Alisa Phoenix and Carolyn Allenby along with folk instrumentalists.

This is the major fundraiser for this year. There will not be an auction. Tickets are on a sliding scale from $15.00 - $60.00. $15.00 will get you in the door; however, if you can dig deeper, please know your generosity will be greatly appreciated by all in the UUCP Congregation!
To encourage family participation, 18 and younger are free! Please consider
bringing your friends and relatives!

Wine, beer, soft drinks, and water will be available at modest prices as will desserts to sweeten up the evening.
UUCP Doors open at 6:30 PM. Music from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

To volunteer to assist with the evening’s event or to donate a dessert, please call or text Bonnie
White 562-889-9404 or e-mail

Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the back of the sanctuary this Sunday!

BLUU Worship Service Watch
 Sunday October 20 th at 1 p.m.
Room 22 (upstairs near Ministers office)
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
October 20th: Share The Plate
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Urban Farm Program

The Urban Farm Program consists of 3 farms within the Metro Phoenix and surrounding areas that provide 3 acres of organic fresh fruits and vegetables (and sometimes fish!) to serve in five dining rooms around the Valley. In our farms, we not only provide a space for community members to give back, but also a space to learn about growing their own food in a sustainable way.

With your Share the Plate funds, our Urban Farms will be able to obtain additional and higher quality tools; we do not have enough for all the youth who may be with us at one time. We can also obtain seeds for our fall planting as well as gloves and masks.

To volunteer, contact Samantha Ansell by email: or Phone: 602-850-6734.

For more information, see
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
Community Night Dinner
Thursday evening October 24

Join us in building a “Spiritual Community for our Time” every Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Johnson Room. This year, our Community Dinners will truly be community coming together as we create a potluck meal.
(Once a month, we will still have a meal sponsored by one of our groups so you can still participate in that way!)

You can participate by bringing a dish or taking a setup/cleanup/cashier role (this is your "admission!") If you would rather donate by paid admission, the price is $6 per adult/teen, $3 per child, or $12 per family (or pay what you can!)

To sign up, simply go to this link at where you will find a list of spots to choose from. You can select Help with Set Up, Dessert, Main Dish Meat, Main Dish Vegan, Side Dishes, Salads, Cashier, or Clean Up.

Thursday 10/24 at 6:00 pm
Thursday 10/24, join us at 6:00 pm in the Johnson Room for Italian Potluck. Lasagna with and without meat will be provided.
Bring your Italian favorite!

Chalice Kids 6:30 pm -9:00 pm, Room 15
Future Masculine 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Annex C
Color to Calm 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Johnson Room
UUF Estate Planning 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Annex B

Looking ahead
October 31: Halloween No Community Night
November 7: Enchilada Night! On the Menu: chicken enchiladas, black bean and sweet potato enchiladas served with rice and beans prepared for you by Lauren Huelser and Daisy Danforth.

Outdoor Group
With a record turnout of 30 people at the cookout, 22 people on the hike, including 5 children, and 5 dogs, the weekend in Flagstaff was declared a success by all. The weather was picture perfect. Flagstaff has the bluest sky on the planet! The aspens were in their full fall glory. The daytime temperatures don’t get any better, and the nighttime temperatures were not as cold as everyone expected.
The next hike is going to be a grand one as well. On October 28, Phil Slater and Dan Hunn are leading a very popular hike to Horton Springs. Fall colors should be at their showy best. Plan on joining us for a beautiful morning of hiking followed by lunch together in the picnic area after the hike. Click on the link below to get the full details on the hike.
There is a lot happening with the Outdoor Group. To stay informed, please go to .
Open Drop-in Small Group
This group meets monthly, on the 3rd Thursday, from 7-8:20pm. This is an opportunity, to be with others and focus on the congregation’s monthly theme. Members, nonmembers, and friends are welcome to share perspectives, have conversations, or chose to sit and listen. Prior to the monthly meeting, information on the designated theme, will be sent to those participating in the group. Registration is not required to join this open attendance group.

Contact Linda Vance ( with questions.
Dia de Los Muertos
October 27th is our Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) service. This is an opportunity to remember the good qualities and memories of our loved ones who have died. Please feel free to bring in photos of people in your lives who have died—with just that person in the photo—to add to our altar. You will have an opportunity to share something positive about that person with a small group during the service.

Music by UUCP Choir
Membership Weekend—November 1 and 2
Are you interested in becoming a Member at UUCP? Are you returning after an absence and interested in re-joining? Or just interested in learning more about our congregation? 
We will have a concentrated New Member Weekend for anyone interested. It will be on Friday, November 1 st from 6pm-9pm and on Saturday, Nov 2 nd from 9am-12pm. Ideally, participants will be there for both sessions. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet others who are new or re-joining UUCP as well as learning more about Unitarian Universalism, UUCP, our organization and structure. At the end of the weekend, you will have the opportunity to decide if you are interested in joining UUCP. New Member Sunday will be Sunday, November 10 th . To sign up for the weekend, please register here:
If you have any questions, reach out to Rev. Dance at
Trust and Estate Planning Workshop
We can agree that adulting is not all fun and games. We can also agree that it is never too soon to plan for your family's future. With that in mind, the UU Foundation Board invites you one of two sessions of a Trust and Estate Planning Workshop on either the evening of Thursday, October 24th in Annex B following the Community Night dinner or the morning of Saturday, October 26th at 9 am in the Johnson Room. Each session will run about an hour and a half. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. 

Please sign up on the clipboards on the counter in Office 2, or by emailing the Foundation Board at . If you have any questions you want to submit in advance to make sure they are answered as part of the workshop, please email those to the Foundation Board as well.
Dinner and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra - Saturday, November 9th
Join us for dinner and a performance of City Music, written by UUCP’s own Glenn Stallcop. Glenn has been the double bassist for the Phoenix Symphony for 46 years and retired this year. Come support him as the Symphony honors him playing one of his orchestral works entitled City Music along with Beethoven's Mass in C. We will be meeting downtown for dinner at 5:30 and the performance is at 7:30. Each person will be responsible for getting their own tickets. Email Anne Lackey at by Nov. 1st if you are interested in joining us for dinner before the performance. Links for tickets and directions:
What Can I Do?
The biggest question I hear when I travel around the state to UU communities is: "What can I do?" As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to live our values into the world. We don't just talk, or pray, or learn about issues... we ACT. We know that when Dr. Cornell West said "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public" he was calling us to use our voices and hands and bodies and time and resources for human rights in our communities, and our world.
I wanted to ask if your heart is called to the following opportunities for engaging with justice for asylum seekers and migrant families.

Do you have a Saturday or Sunday morning, once a month or less, to visit Eloy detention center? In partnersip with Puente Human Rights Movement, UUJAZ will visit detainees in Eloy to gather their stories and connect them with resources. Email Janine to be notified of the dates.

Do you like to do research on the internet? There are several opportunities to spend a few hours online to help fact-find for justice groups, before November 1st. This can be done from anywhere in the state! Let Janine know if this sounds like the justice work for you.

Are you open to spend a couple hours occasionally at the new Phoenix Welcome Center? Phoenix Restoration Project is holding a mandatory volunteer training THIS Saturday, October 19th, 1-3:30. Advanced registration is required ; address of training will be texted upon verification.

Do you know any of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors? If you are at all connected to Bill Gates, Clint Hickman, Jack Sellers, Steve Chucri, or Steve Gallardo , or know someone who is, let us know, please.

Are you available on a very occasional weekday to attend court alongside an asylum seeker? UUJAZ is starting an exciting new partnership with groups across the state for a court accompaniment network to provide advocacy and support.

Janine Gelsinger can be reached at .
Sanctuary Holiday Decorations
The Sanctuary Art Team is looking ahead to the coming Holiday Season and would like to include decorations that are personal to you. Whether you decorate for the holidays with wreaths, menorahs, candle arcs, spider webs or Krampus masks we would like to show it. A future Saturday will be announced to bring your hangable art to the Sanctuary to be displayed for about 2 months. For questions please email Bill Snowden at .
Have you noticed that some members have blue, yellow, or purple ribbons attached to their name tags?  These ribbons, which may say Theological Diversity, Radical Inclusion, or Justice Centered, are areas of personal study available to us in the form of on-demand classes, books, articles, videos, podcasts, social media, and other ways to reflect and discuss each topic. UUCP is in the process of organizing this program for fall 2019. Sign up to get a ribbon and be contacted about classes at a table in the back of the Sanctuary before and after each Sunday Service.

Upcoming Events
10/19 • Advanced Level Meditation • 10:00 AM- 12 PM, Annex B
10/19 • Fall Fundraiser • Doors open 6:30 PM
  • -- Music from 7:30 PM-9:00PM, Sanctuary
10/20 • Sun, Oct 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am Back Sanctuary Library
10/20 • BLUU 1:00pm - 2:00pm • Room 22
10/20 • Book Group • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM • Annex B
10/21 • Open Arts & Crafts Studio • 9:30 AM-Noon, Johnson Room
10/21 • Drumming Group • 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Sanctuary
10/23 • Choir Rehearsal 7:00-9:00 PM, Sanctuary
10/23 • Children’s Ministry Parent Group • 6:30-8:00 PM, Annex B
10/24 • Community Night • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM• Johnson Room 
10/24 • Chalice Kids • 6:30 PM-9:00 PM• Room 15
10/24 • Future Masculine • 6:30-8:30 • Annex B
10/24 • Color to Calm • 7:00 - 8:00 PM • Johnson Room
10/24 • Open Small Group Ministry Class 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
10/24 • Women’s Ritual 7:00 pm -8:30 pm, Sanctuary
10/26 • Advanced Level Meditation • 10:00 AM- 12 PM, Annex B