Service Leaders:
Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Anthony Johnson, Director for Congregational Life
What a journey this has been together! As Anthony and Rev. Margret prepare to move on to their next ministries, we reflect on the journey, the joys, the learning and sharing as we have traveled this road together through time.
With Gratitude: Celebration and Send-Off

Save the date! – June 30, 2019, immediately after the 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, text to give, Realm, or the website under Support/Donation. This is one way we can share our UU spirit of generosity and gratitude.
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Sundays, 11:45 am
Inquirers on June 30 are invited join the celebration of Margret and Anthony’s time at UUCP.

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.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, June 30 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement
This week, Civic Engagement is addressing the horrible detention of migrant children. You may write a postcard to your congressperson, and we will give you information on donating to a Texas humanitarian effort that will reach the children directly.
Earth Justice Ministry/ Green Sanctuary
Green Tip -  Place 1-5 reusable shopping bags in your car so you don't forget to have them when you go shopping.
Blue Tip -  Prefer to use a dishwasher to wash dishes. It uses less water. But if you wash dishes by hand, make sure not to leave the tap running constantly to rinse. 

Donations of recycled materials are still being accepted in the green box under the Earth Justice table at the back of the sanctuary. When you get around to cleaning out your closets, remember the ARC (Art Resource Center).
“Wherever two [or more] are gathered…"
Service Leader:
Cherilyn Walley
The act of worshiping together is an act of community, of inclusion, of interdependence, and of synergy. The most vibrant worship communities gather together as families, friends, and fellow travelers to anxiously engage in mutual support and spiritual practice, not to passively partake of somebody else’s worship work. How can we as individuals and a congregation move from passivity to engagement and achieve the spiritually vibrant community we all crave?
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
Save The Date!
UUCP Homecoming 
Sat. Sept. 7, 6:00 pm
A cookout potluck to celebration in-gathering, the new congregational year, and being an awesome community. Food, music, friends!
BLUU Worship Service Watch
Thursday July 4th 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 Sidney A. Harrison at
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 on July 21 and 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.
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.

Announcements for Compass
Do you have an announcement you would like to place in Compass? Please email all requests to by Thursday at noon to appear in the Friday mailing. Thank you!
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
The new patio wall is built and the last section of concrete for the patio is scheduled to be poured next week. The upper parking lot will also begin to take shape with curbs being poured. Asphalt should be laid by the end of July.  

The play structure that the EEC provided in the sand yard is amazing. It has a built- in mister system to help keep kids cooler so they can use it for more months out of the year. The new wifi system is being installed and speaker wire was installed to office 1, 2, and the bathrooms on Wednesday. Soon ushers will be able to hear the services in office 2 while they are counting the offering. A sampling company came out and bored two 15 ft holes (which are now filled), to check site conditions for the front entrance to plan whether or not we will have hard dig conditions. 

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 July 4th
BLUU Worship Service Watch 6:00pm-7:30 pm, Annex B

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, .

Here are just a few examples from many offerings that speak to each part of our congregational vision:
Radically Inclusive
Transgender Inclusion in Congregations webinar -- watch at
Justice Centered
Book: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Theologically Diverse
Sacred Space Online Classes and Webinars: Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous Peoples (NAFNI)

Links are available at And keep watching for our new Fall 2019 LOVE curriculum, coming soon.

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 (limited availability)
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,

Officers Elected at Congregational Meeting June, 9, 2019
On June 9th, we welcomed new members and returning members to our Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee and UU Foundation.  

Board of Trustees:
Jonny Lifshitz (President) 2018-2020
Bunny Hodas (Vice President) 2018-2020
Christine Marshall (Secretary) 2018-2020
Larry Reed (Treasurer) 2018-2020
Kim St. Clair 2019-2021
Mary Dawes 2019-2021
Jenny Jones 2019-2021
Sarah Moore 2019-2021

Nominating Committee:
Betsy Bradley (2018-2020)
Caroli Peterson (2018-2020)
Kat Dickson (2018-2020)
Val Wylie (2019-2021)
Karen Kurtz (2019-2021)
Walt Doherty   (2019-2021)

Terry Lockwood (2017-2020)
Diana Ashley (2017-2020)
Pierre Tariot (2018-2021)
Michele Morgan (2019-2021)
Diane Targovnik (2019-2022)
Dan Hunn (2019-2022)
See their biographies at
Our sincere thanks to all who serve!