SPECIAL EDITION

~ Our Sunday service is now held online ~

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 29

Finding the God Moments In Chaos
Rev. Christine Dance

Rev. Christine says: “In challenging moments, I have a Spiritual Director who asks me where I found the “God Moment.” She means where did I find a moment of connection to something beyond my comprehension. These times are challenging…and I am finding “God Moments” all over the place. Join us as we explore together what we are experiencing in these very unique times."

This Sunday’s service will be online in Zoom. To attend, just click on:
 
 
You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are asked to install the Zoom application, say yes. Feel free to share this link with friends and family!
 
After 11:30, you’ll be able to find the service on our YouTube channel.
 
Stewardship Update
This Sunday would have been our Celebration Sunday for our Stewardship drive. We would have wrapped it all up, turned in the bulk of our pledge forms, and then partied together. Times have changed, and obviously, we cannot party in person. However, I’m going to ask you to do UUCP a huge favor. This favor is especially important to your staff and leadership. I’m going to ask you to take the time, right now, to make your financial commitment to UUCP for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. https://www.phoenixuu.org/10536-2/

We ask that you fill out the form online, so that we can make sure we have your most up to date information and your stated commitment for our records. We have instruction documents if you need help. Just send an email to giving@phoenixuu.org

Or, if you prefer,
please mail your pledge form as soon as possible.
Staying Connected

It's important for all of us in the UUCP community to stay connected. We encourage any group that was meeting at UUCP before the closures to consider meeting again virtually.  Small groups are asked to set up regular Zoom meetings. Please contact our administrative assistant Stephanie at administrator@phoenixuu.org to schedule a room and a Zoom tutorial if you need it.
 
Do you have something that you’d like to lead on Zoom to help us stay connected? Please send your ideas to Reverend Christine at minister@phoenixuu.org . She will be working with the staff to come up with a more complete program.

Programming the week of March 30 th
Monday, March 30 at 8:30am   
Morning Reading and Meditation with Katie Resendiz
Monday, March 30 at 1:00pm    
zUUm with Ms. Cherilyn for 3-4-5 year olds
Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30pm    
Evening Vespers Service with Rev. Christine
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00pm   
Program Council Meeting for congregational leaders (all welcome)
Thursday, April 2 at 1:00pm        
zUUm with Ms. Cherilyn for 3-4-5 year olds
Thursday, April 2 at 1:30pm        
Playdate with 7-10 year olds with Ms. Daisy
Thursday, April 2 at 6:00pm        
Community Night—eat dinner and share community together
Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm        
Community Connection Time with Elena Perez
Friday, April 3 at 1:00pm              
Playdate with 3-6 year olds with Ms. Daisy
 
All of these events will be held on the UUCP Main Zoom Page at https://zoom.us/j/9555327121
You can access them via computer, tablet or smart phone. If you are asked to download an app, just answer yes. 
Pastoral Care

 
  • For those who wish to request that they be called every other day or so by someone to check in with them, please email: UUCPhelplist@gmailcom
 
  • For those requesting pastoral care (speaking with Rev Dance or Lay Pastoral Care support, please email: minister@phoenixuu.org
 
Civic Engagement Update
This "New Normal" allows each of us to take a few moments to send tendrils of concern out into the world to promote justice:

  • Petition-signing has become almost out of the question, which is sad since there are several crucial initiatives that we had hoped would make it to the ballot. Candidates’ petitions to get on the ballot, however, can be signed online. Go to https://apps.azsos.gov/equal/ to see which candidates you can sign for and/or support.
  • People in prisons and detention centers are at increased risk of contracting the coronavirus. Lawyers representing asylum-seekers are required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) despite the nationwide shortage. The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) asks for our support to temporarily halt immigration court hearings, ensure that folks don’t fall out of status, and protect the right to immigration counsel. Contact your US Senators and Representatives here: https://www.aila.org/takeaction#/73
  • Suits have also been filed against the US Government seeking the immediate release of all families held in detention centers due to the imminent risk of an outbreak. You can help by donating to RAICES: http://tiny.cc/RAICESdonate
  • The ACLU is urging Governor Ducey to prevent the spread of the virus in Arizona state prisons by allowing as many people as possible to come home to their communities and to ensure Prisons Director David Shinn is taking appropriate precautions inside. Sign a message to Gov. Ducey here: https://action.aclu.org/send-message/az-ducey-covid19
  • Finally, if you have not already done so, fill out your 2020 Census form! It only takes a few minutes, and so much depends on everyone participating.
Neighborhood Group Connections
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to seek ways to effectively provide support to our UUCP community. Over the next week, our Neighborhood Group Connector volunteers will reach out to as many of you as possible. If you have not been contacted and wish to be included in a system of periodic check-ins, please email UUCPhelplist@gmail.com . Please refer to the UUCP Website and the Pastoral Care Information and Requests link on home page for additional support links – to request support, or provide volunteer support.
Additional Worship Opportunity—Church of the Larger Fellowship
If you are wishing to have more spiritual connection, feel free to join the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship for worship at 5pm on Sundays.CLF is the virtual congregation for UUs who do not have a brick and mortar building and congregation to attend. It has over 1000 members and is doing innovative worship each week. 
 
You can join via zoom at zoom.us/j/224988882 . If you do not have Zoom on your device, follow the instructions when prompted to download Zoom. You may also join by smartphone: dial +1 (346) 248-7799 and type in the code 224988882# or by telephone: dial +1 346 248 7799.
Announcements for Compass:

Do you have an announcement you would like to place in our special version of Compass? Please email all requests to announcements@phoenixuu.org.