THIS SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019
Karma Chameleon
Service Leader:
Eric Muehlstedt
Cause and effect carry me on their current like a river, flowing through and around me wherever I am. Try as I might to dodge consequences by insulating myself with the distractions of daily life, the effects of my own actions and the causes put in motion by the world in which I live and its long history rebound upon me and the lives of those I encounter every day. How do I right my relationship with this world to unwind that karmic spool and thereby dispel the twin delusions of self and other? How can I help and be helped in that work? And how will I know when I’m done?
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Sundays, 11:45 am

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.

This Sunday: UU 101 - What do Unitarian Universalists believe? Let’s discuss the seven principles, and their application in our lives, community, and the world. Kim St. Clair will lead this discussion in Annex B at 11:45 am.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, July 28 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement

At the Civic Engagement table on Sunday [OoS/pulpit "today"] are updates on two issues we have addressed in the past. To see a short video called RedForEd One Year Later, go to https://vimeo.com/345071818   
A new donation page from the International Refugee Center (IRC) will send financial aid directly to AZ asylum-seekers. Go to https://help.rescue.org/donate/us-phoenix-az-asylum-seekers
Earth Justice Ministry/ Green Sanctuary

Read the first article in our Green Heroes Series about the steps UUCP has taken over the years to become more green. https://www.phoenixuu.org/green-heroes-article-1/

Also, please check our part of the UUCP website for items we are collecting for the Art Resource Center, minutes of our meetings and upcoming events.
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
Maryland School

Students and teachers are enjoying summer break, but it won’t be long until they head back to school. There are several ways you can support the extra resources needed by our partner, Maryland Elementary School. Pick up a flyer at the Advancing Justice table on Sunday or https://www.phoenixuu.org/maryland-schools/ to see how you can help.
BLUU Worship Service Watch, Thursday August 1, 6:00-7:30 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
Sydney A. Harrison at sydneyha@usc.edu.
Save The Date!
UUCP Homecoming
Sat. Sept. 7, 6:00 pm
A cookout potluck to celebrate in-gathering, the new congregational year, and being an awesome community. Food, music, friends!
Sacred Harp Singing
Sat. Aug. 10, 3-5pm,
Annex B
Experience the Sacred Harp, a unique American singing tradition! UUCP is pleased to host Phoenix Fasola, who welcomes newcomers, beginners, and listeners to join them. Sacred Harp, also known as "shape-note," is a participatory style in which singers sit in a square facing in. The music itself has roots in 18th-century U.S. Protestantism, but singers of many backgrounds and beliefs find Sacred Harp to be a spiritual experience. More information at  https://fasola.org/
Announcements for Compass

Do you have an announcement you would like to place in Compass? Please email all requests to announcements@phoenixuu.org by Thursday at noon to appear in the Friday mailing. Thank you!
NEXT SUNDAY - AUGUST 4, 2019
Letting Go
Service Leader:
Donna Featherston
In the Zen tradition, there's a saying that Zen mind is a beginner's mind. Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Roshi said, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." As we take on our monthly theme of new beginnings, let's explore what it means to let go. Whether it's unhelpful thoughts, unskillful behaviors, or ways of being that do not serve us well, let's consider how we let go-- to begin again, in love.
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Next Sunday
Katie Resendiz, Children's Ministry Director, will discuss how young folks grow in community at UUCP.
Inquirers will begin at 11:45 am in Annex G.
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 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.
UUCP News
Lay Pastoral Care Associates
UUCP continues to prepare for the launch of our Lay Pastoral Care ministerial program in Fall 2019. In June, the team of Associates completed a full day orientation. As an extension of Rev. Christine Dance’s pastoral care ministry and actively focused on the needs of the congregant, the team will provide a confidential, caring, non-judgmental presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges. Stay tuned for more information about how this team will support our congregation.
Calling All UUCP Artists
Turning The Tides
Turning the Tides Justice Leadership Summit is a transformative touchpoint for UU justice makers and UU-aligned partners, hosted by UU Justice Ministries of California, at Camp DeBenneville Pines August 4th-8th.

UU justice makers from all around the state gather for this time of collaborative planning, spiritual deepening, and collective action... plus time to relax and restore your spirit with hiking, canoeing, swimming, or dip in the hot tub!  Our time together goes beyond those four days in community – we build relationships, bring ideas and connections back to our respective congregations/communities, and remember that we are part of, supported by, and accountable to a movement much larger than ourselves. 

Special discounts available for Arizonans use UUJAZadult or UUJAZyouth.

Visit uujmca.org for more information, or email Ranwa at info@uujmca,org.
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 irrigation for the plants around the northwest parking lot is being installed. The parking lot shape is visible with curbs poured. Asphalt should be laid by the end of July to early August. 

The back hallway entrance is closed for construction, 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.
Stewardship
Our fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. Our new year began July 1, 2019. Your support of our 2019-20 Commitment Drive is showing Rev. Christine that she has chosen wisely and we are excited for her arrival. To present ourselves in the best possible light for her arrival, for bank presentations, and to pay our current obligations, we ask that you complete your pledge for this past fiscal year 2018-19 as soon as possible, but certainly by July 31st. We have $13,552 in outstanding pledges. You may check Realm for your balance and make a payment or call Lora to make arrangements. Thank you for your on-going support of our Mission.
Community Night
Thursday evening August 1st
There is no Community Night Dinner
There is no Chalice Kids
BLUU Worship Service Watch 6:00-7:30 pm in Annex B

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. Our new curriculum will feature new areas of focus for each of mission pillars:
Radically Inclusive: Neuroinclusion
Justice Centered: Earth Justice
Theologically Diverse: Character,Values and Virtues
New content is coming in September! https://www.phoenixuu.org/LOVE/
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.
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, https://www.uucamp.org