Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, MAY 10th
10:30 AM
Gary Ezzell, Katie Quinn & Daisy Danforth
Thresholds

There are many important milestones in our lives, even during a pandemic these thresholds continue. This Sunday we will breaking down three important ones: graduation/adulthood, family life, and retirement.

Sunday’s service will be online in Zoom. 
To attend, just click on:
 
Password: Coffee517

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!

If you have problems with Zoom, you can view the service live on YouTube. Or after the service, you can watch it any time.
Programming May 17th-23rd
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
May 17th

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
910 9308 8010
Password: YRUU517

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
988 9314 2445
Password: Kids517

12:30 pm
Sam Kirkland
Meeting ID:
945 8789 9017
Password: OWL3

12:30 pm
Laurel Hardin
Meeting ID:
981 0963 5022
Password: Earth520

May 18th

8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID:
956 6366 2771
Password: 550602

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
May 19th

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
984 2503 9307
Password: 889558
May 20th

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

3:30 pm
Meeting ID:
912 3942 4225
Password: 616801

6:30 pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID:
921 1845 9883
Password: 704555
 
7:00 pm 
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
678-847-017
Password: 746625

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
964 5510 5877
Password: Vespers
May 21st

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine 
Meeting ID:
973 3245 3779
Password: DeathCafe

1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
    
6:00 pm   
Meeting ID:
953 5908 8619
Password: Community
May 22nd

If you don’t have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone OR don’t want to be on video, you can simply call in to 346-248-7799 and enter the Meeting ID number.
Zoom Links on Compass Only
Please note that because of the concern of “Zoom Bombers” the links and passwords of all Zoom Gatherings besides worship will be listed on Compass only. If you know anyone who isn’t getting Compass, you can direct them to the website to fill in their email to receive it. If they have done that and are still having problems receiving it, they can email Compass@phoenixuu.org to get the email sent to them.   

Zoom Support
We have a Zoom support team to help members who are having problems with Zoom. The email address to request help is: uucpzoomsupport@phoenixuu.org Send an email to this address stating your problem with what kind of device you have (i.e. what kind of smart phone, PC or Mac or Tablet). Include your name, phone number and email address. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

There have been several changes to the procedures for Zoom in the past week so this process is evolving. We will try to keep up with what is needed as it changes.
UUCP Elections Coming Up!
Annual Meeting and Vote on June 14th
The Nominating Committee is excited to introduce our slate   of candidates for the upcoming all-membership elections for the UUCP Board of Trustees, UUFP, and the Nominating Committee. All three groups serve important roles in maintaining our congregation's vitality and advancing its mission of building religious community, growing in spirit, sharing journeys, and advancing justice.
  •  The UUCP Board works closely with the Minister and is responsible for the strategic management and oversight of the congregation. The term of office is two years.
  • The UUFP (UU Foundation of Phoenix) oversees the congregation's endowment and promotes legacy giving. The term of office is three years. 
  • The Nominating Committee recruits’ candidates for the two Boards and itself. The term of office is two years.
UUCP Board
Continuing Members:

  • Jonathan Lifshitz - President
  • Bunny Hodas - Vice President
  • Larry Reed - Treasurer
  • Kim St. Clair - Board Secretary
  • Jennifer Jones
Nominees:

  • Lucia De Vernai
  • Shelley Stephenson
  • Francis Wiget
  • Jacob Hayes (Youth Group)
  • Chloe Stephenson-Brown (Youth Group)
UU Foundation of Phoenix (UUFP)
Continuing Members:

  • Pierre Tariot
  • Michele Morgan
  • Diane Targovnik
  • Dan Hunn
Nominees:

  • Bonnie White
  • Jay Bastani
Nominating Committee
Continuing Members:

  • Walt Doherty
  • Karen Kurtz
Nominees:

  • Ted Myers
  • Julie Smart
  • Susan Morris
  • Daisy Danforth (1 Year Term)
Nominations may be still 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 and is
submitted by May 27, 2020 .
 
2020 UUCP Nominating Committee:
Kat Dickson (chair), Betsy Bradley, Caroli Peterson, Val Wylie, Walt Doherty, or  nominating@phoenixuu.org

Members:
Be on the lookout for your email packet
next week for additional Annual Meeting details
Looking for a way to support your UUCP community members who have been affected by COVID? 
We are looking for people to make and store batches of soup that can be delivered to people that are sick and in isolation. If you would prefer not to deliver the soup, we will have people available to pick up the soup and deliver it when it is needed.

Link for more details to MAKE AND STORE
Link to DELIVER SOUP:  https://signup.com/go/nqjcNkc   
Worship Next Week 5/24/20

How Can I Keep From Singing?
Rev. Christine Dance
with Worship Associate
Sam Kirkland
First we couldn't gather in large groups, then go out to eat, then small groups, now we even worry about out dogs. But singing? How can we possibly keep from singing? We'll explore that in a literal and metaphorical way and what this means for now and the future.
Stewardship Update
Our March month-long stewardship drive is over, but we are still hoping to get 100% of congregational participation. We still need forms from many of you. You may complete your commitment form online by clicking complete your pledge form online here . Or, you may enter your pledge amount and payment information in Realm (please select the drop-down to indicate "2020-2021 Pledge").
From UUJAZ
(UU Justice Arizona):
UUJAZ Book Group
Its more important than ever to stay justice centered in our faith, as decisions made now will affect climate justice and structural inequity for years to come. Join Rev. Tina Squire the third Friday of each month at noon for a book discussion.

In May we'll start with An Indigenous People's History of the United States, the UUA Common Read for 2020, by Roxanne Ortiz.
Sign up here: 
In this time, please be courteous to the health and well being of Stephanie and Manuel, as they are the only two authorized to enter the Congregation at this time. If for any reason you need something from the building, please reach out to Rev. Christine ( minister@pheonixuu.org) or Stephanie Breidel-Vigil ( administrator@phoenixuu.org) to make arrangements.
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 .   We are always looking for new ways to connect as a community.
Receiving Suspicious Emails
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 scammers have been sending out fictitious emails claiming to be Rev. Christine. Please be aware of emails asking for assistance or requesting you to purchase something. Rev. Christine will NEVER ask for money or gift cards over email. If you receive an email like this, please delete it.
UUA General Assembly is Now Virtual
June 24 th through June 28 th . General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Due to the Covid 19 Epidemic, the 2020 GA will be entirely virtual. Virtual Registrants may watch and ask questions in live sessions including workshops and business sessions (mini-assemblies, hearings, etc).  Voting Delegates   are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions.

Virtual registration for General Assembly is $150 per person. Registration for General Assembly is the same process for  delegates   and non-delegates. To learn more about GA, please visi t https://www.uua.org/ga 
  • Eligibility: You must be a member of UUCP to be a voting delegate. Non-members are welcome to attend as well.

If you would like to be a delegate for UUCP, please submit this online form: https://www.phoenixuu.org/ga_delegate_form/
This is a great opportunity to connect with UU’s around the country.
Our very own Benjie Messer will be the Music Coordinator this year.
Pastoral Care

In this difficult time, we encourage you to connect with our community and find support and comfort here. Please refer to the UUCP Website and the Pastoral Care Information and Requests link to request support, or provide volunteer support.

  • If you have not been contacted and wish to be included in a system of periodic check-ins, please email UUCPhelplist@gmail.com.
  • By now, you should have heard from a Neighborhood connector —please make use of this opportunity and know that we have a network if we need it. 
  • Please let Rev. Christine know if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 (Minister@PhoenixUU.org). 
  • Please contact Rev. Christine if you have lost your employment. We don’t have tons of resources, but we’d love to support you however we can.
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
Updates need to be sent by 5 PM on Wednesdays
to be published in Fridays compass.