MAY 19, 2019
HOW WE LIVE
Service Leader:  YRUU of UUCP
The YRUU group of the Congregation creates a worship experience highlighting mental health, high school survival, spirituality, and the work that they are doing to improve care in our communities.
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 May 19 will be an introduction to the pastoral care and Unicare system at UUCP, with Katie Ventura and Vicki Myers.
Sunday May 19 Activities
BLUU Worship Service Watch May 19, 1:00 – 2:30 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 Sidney A. Harrison at sydneyha@usc.edu .

Earth Justice Ministry/ Green Sanctuary is meeting on Sunday, May 19th, in Annex G after service. 
Board Chat Sunday, 11:45 am (after the service) in the Johnson Room Come chat with members of the Board at coffee hour in the Johnson Room -- bring your questions, ideas and expressions of recognition & concern as we work to prepare for all the new beginnings.
Upcoming Events
Nominations for Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee accepted until Monday May 27

The Nominating Committee and the Board of Trustees invite interested Members * to be nominated to elected positions on the Board of Trustees or Nominating Committee. Nominations may be made by petition of any ten Members, provided the petition is accompanied by a signed statement expressing the nominee’s willingness to serve if elected. Those elected will serve a two year term on the UUCP Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 27, 2019 to be on the ballot for the June 9 election. They may be submitted electronically to nominating@phoenixuu.org , or in paper form in the Nominating Committee mailbox in Office 2. The Congregation will vote on all nominations during the Annual Meeting on June 9, 2019.

*The UUCP By-laws define the qualifications to become and remain a member:
1. Any person who has attended an orientation meeting with the minister and/or the appropriate Congregation committee or class, has signed the Membership book, and is over 16 years of age shall be a Member of the Congregation. No subscription to creed shall be required of a person in order to become a member.
2. Youth who have completed the Coming of Age Program may sign the Membership book and become Members of the Congregation regardless of age.
3. Members are required to make an annual financial contribution to the congregation or request a hardship waiver for that fiscal year.
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.
 
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  www.phoenixuu.org/uucp-annual-election-2019/
UUCP News
Rev. Christine Dance Called to Serve UUCP
On Sunday, May 5, upon a Membership vote, the Rev. Christine Dance was called to serve this congregation as Lead Minister, to begin on August 1, 2019. The day was filled with excitement and anticipation, with smiles and hugs all around. Our Congregation is thrilled to welcome her!

Details about the Reverend are on the UUCP website at Rev. Christine Dance ,

and you can watch Rev. Dance’s sermons from April 28 and May 5 on our YouTube channel!

Welcome, Rev. Dance!
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
We expect to have real air conditioning in the Sanctuary this Sunday May 19. Air handlers have been installed in the Johnson Room and other hallway rooms. Electrical wiring is being brought up to code, and wiring is being installed to support speakers throughout the first floor. The dig for the parking lot is going well, with about 15 truckloads of dirt being hauled away every day. Work on the new patio wall begins Monday, and we anticipate that the patio will be ready for use in June.
Sand for the playground is coming soon, along with the new play equipment.

The upper parking lot is CLOSED and the accessible entrance from the front 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.
Additional parking for members and friends who can easily walk a short distance is available in the parking lot behind Christ Church School, which is our closest neighbor to the west, just on the other side of 40th Place.  The entrance to that parking lot is the Christ Church back drive off 40th place. There is a graded path to the west hallway door from 40th Place.
Social Justice Opportunities
Civic Engagement
It is budget time for both the State of Arizona and the City of Phoenix. Stop by the Civic Engagement table to make comment on the budgets.
Earth Justice Ministry/Green Sanctuary, Sunday, May 19 in Annex G

Newcomers are welcome and light refreshments are served. We will discuss the press conference being held by CHISPA at the AZ Corporation Commission, 1300 W. Washington, Tuesday 5/21/19 at 9 am. The goal is to get the ACC to increase rather than drop their goals for renewable (clean) energy. If you can't come, please email to Laurel Hardin ( laurelbhardin@gmail.com ) a letter she can send on to the ACC requesting 50% renewables by 2030 – Monday is the deadline for letters.
NEXT SUNDAY - MAY 26, 2019
Remembering for the Future
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A O’Neall
Memorial Day celebrates gratitude to those who have served in our nation’s military, and all who have given of themselves to create the present. As we remember, we carry the lessons forward into the future. Memory tells us who we are, so we may create the selves we might become.
There is no Inquirers Group meeting on May 26

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 (admin@phoenixuu.org), Dale (dalefisher@mac.com) or Jake Danforth (count.on.Jake@gmail.com).
Community Night
Thursday evening, May 23
There is no Community Night Dinner | No Chalice Kids
Share the Plate Committee 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Minister’s Office
Color to Calm with Christine Carmona 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Johnson Room
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, phoenixuu.org/LOVE .

Radically Inclusive
Transgender Inclusion in Congregations webinar -- watch at phxuu.org/transform

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
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.
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: May 26, 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.
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 reneapack@gmail.com
or text/call him at 847-917-4870.
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 kidskampdirector@phoenixuu.org
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.
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. 

Kids Kamp 2019
Registration is open for Kids Kamp 2019! A month of fun for kids ages 3-13!

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.
SAWUURA Memorial Day Campout
 Friday – Monday, May 24-27, 2019
SAWUURA, our UU camp in the Sierra Ancha Mountains hosts a campout every Memorial Day and Labor Day, where UUs and their family & friends are invited to tent camp, share meals & kitchen duties, activities and worship. Relax and deepen your spiritual connection with nature, play, hike, bird/star watch, sing & singe s’mores around the campfire. Fees are $45 for adults and $25 for children under 16 (or $35 & $25 for members ). Important: SAWUURA is located in wilderness near the town of Young, AZ -- two miles down a rough dirt road. Also, our latrines are pit toilets/outhouses. Please join us at www.sawuura.org .
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, https://www.uucamp.org
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  sarahdmoore@gmail.com, 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.