Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, MAY 24th
10:30 AM

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 .

Sunday’s service will be online in Zoom. 
To attend, just click on:
 
Password: Coffee524

Children’s Ministry Coffee Hour Z oom following Sunday service:
https://zoom.us/j/91422660926?pwd=L0pyOThsRkhET3FtN3M3cmFnbU1Zdz09
Password: KidsCoffee


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 24th-29th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
May 24th

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
914 2266 0926
Password: KidsCoffee

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
968 0032 6313
Password: YRUU524

12:30 pm
Sam Kirkland
Meeting ID:
923 7412 5256
Password: OWL3
May 25th

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

11:00 am
Rev. Christine + Board
Meeting ID:
937 0109 9078
Password: 229127

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
May 26th

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
984 2503 9307
Password: 889558
May 27th

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

12:00 PM
Annalyse
Meeting ID:
951 7090 8513
Password: Games

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 28th

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 29th

K thrUU 5th Grade
4:00 pm   
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert

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.
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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
Our Zoom support team is here 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.
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UUCP Annual Meeting and Vote on June 14th
Our Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on June 14, 2020 at 11:30am following Sunday Worship. Because of the Corona Virus, we will not be able to have our Annual Meeting live and instead, will be conducting it via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 988 8606 0068 | Password: Annual614
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:
You should have received your Annual Meeting Packet via e-mail on Friday, May 15, 2020. If you did not receive the packet via e-mail it is available on our website at: https://www.phoenixuu.org/annual-meeting-2020/
Budget Review Meetings:
A combination of Board members, the Treasurer and Rev. Dance will be hosting three budget review meetings to walk you through the 2020-2021 budget and answer any questions you may have.
The proposed budget can be found here: 2020-2021 UUCP Proposed Budget
Monday, May 25, 2020
11:00 AM                  
Meeting ID: 93701099078                      
Password: 229127
Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:30 PM                  
Meeting ID:
91955835990
Password: 357583
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 6:00 PM                       
Meeting ID: 96650645210
Password: 584444
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A Message from
The Safe Congregation Team  

The Safe Congregation Team has now published an online version of our Emergency Response Manual, accessible via Realm. From the UUCP website home page, click the Publications drop-down at the top of the page. You will come to another page directing you to click the link, bringing you to the Realm log-in page. Though not exactly bedside reading, it’s a good time to catch up on campus safety! We will be back together!  We welcome comments and suggestions, and will continue to imagine additions that address our post-corona virus world. To contact us: safety@phoenixuu.org
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Civic Engagement Announcements

  • As you know, the UU the Vote campaign is advocating for universal vote by mail. For this to work (and for many other reasons), a fully-funded postal service is essential. Read more about efforts to undermine the postal service and support full funding by signing this online petition.

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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   
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Worship Next Week 5/31/20

Question Box

With Rev. Christine Dance

Next Sunday, we will have a Question Box Service. You can submit your question to Rev. Christine and she will go through as many of them as she can and answer them. Questions can fall into several categories: Unitarian Universalism, UUCP, our world, social justice or the all-inclusive “other” category. You’ll have a chance to submit your questions before the service or you can do it now. 
Just fill in your name and your (succinct) question here:  https://forms.gle/P6cZ4nqjkmrGP1CK8
If you don’t have access to Google forms, you can email your question to
Rev. Christine by noon on Saturday, May 30.  
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From UUJAZ
(UU Justice Arizona):
Justice in the
Time of Pandemic

Have you taken action for justice in the past few months? At UUJAZ, we are looking to get an idea of our participation in recent asks from congregations, partner organizations, and UUJAZ emails. Love Resists , UU the Vote , and UU World magazine asked us for stories; you can inspire other UUs! Please take our survey by June 13th. If you haven't had a chance to participate in any of these actions, links are provided for you to participate now if you'd like... and then check them off the list!
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.

June will feature On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, just in time for author Naomi Klein's Ware Lecture at this year's GA.
Sign up here:  

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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").
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.