MAY 26, 2019
Remembering for the Future
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A O’Neall
Memorial Day celebrates gratitude to those who have served in our nation’s military, and all who have given of themselves to create the present. As we remember, we carry the lessons forward into the future. Memory tells us who we are, so we may create the selves we might become.
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Sundays, 11:45 am, in Annex B
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. 
Inquirers on May 26 will be “Meet the Minister” with Rev Margret O’Neall – bring your questions to our discussion, in the Minister’s Office upstairs.
May 26 Social Justice Opportunities
On Sunday, the Civic Engagement team will offer you information and actions regarding No More Deaths, the AZ state budget and the outcome of the ESA voucher debate regarding the Navajo Nation. 
Earth Justice Ministry/Green Sanctuary
To help you help the environment, this week's Green tip- When you run the faucet to get hot water, catch the cold water in a pitcher or bucket and use it to water plants or flush a toilet.  Blue tip - Prefer a shower over a bath (baths use more water, unless you have a grey-water system). The Blue tips are from 100-ways-to-conserve-water which we encourage you to visit as part of our program to lower your water use: How Low Can You Go? More information to follow. Please pencil in two Sunday (12:00 noon) Justice Lunch events: June 23, Effects Of and remedy for Climate Change, by Sandy Whitley, and July 21, the film "From Paris to Pittsburgh" with Q&A facilitated by Doug Bland of AZIPL.
Upcoming Events
Nominations for Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee accepted until Monday May 27

The Nominating Committee and the Board of Trustees invite interested Members * to be nominated to elected positions on the Board of Trustees or Nominating Committee. Nominations may 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. Those elected will serve a two year term on the UUCP Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received by Monday, May 27, 2019 to be on the ballot for the June 9 election. They may be submitted electronically to , or in paper form in the Nominating Committee mailbox in Office 2. The Congregation will vote on all nominations during the Annual Meeting on June 9, 2019.

*The UUCP By-laws define the qualifications to become and remain a member:
1. Any person who has attended an orientation meeting with the minister and/or the appropriate Congregation committee or class, has signed the Membership book, and is over 16 years of age shall be a Member of the Congregation. No subscription to creed shall be required of a person in order to become a member.
2. Youth who have completed the Coming of Age Program may sign the Membership book and become Members of the Congregation regardless of age.
3. Members are required to make an annual financial contribution to the congregation or request a hardship waiver for that fiscal year.
Annual Meeting Of Congregation and Foundation
Sunday June 9 at 11:45 in the UUCP Sanctuary
The annual meetings of the UU Congregation of Phoenix and the UU Foundation of Phoenix will be held at 11:45 am on Sunday, June 9, 2019, to conduct Congregational elections and budget approval, Foundation elections, and to receive reports.
Members in good standing are eligible to vote. There will be a check-in to receive a ballot just prior to the meeting, and votes must be cast in person. Child care will be provided.
Budget Review Meeting
Sunday June 2 at 11:45 am in the Sanctuary

All are invited to come get the details on the 2019-20 budget before the annual meeting the following week. Bring your questions, and your ideas.
Poetry Coffeehouse Summer Plans
The Poetry Coffeehouse will not be meeting over the summer. Regular monthly meetings will resume on the second Sunday in October once we return to our two-service schedule. If you would like to meet with working poets over the summer break, call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330.
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: May 26, June 16, July 21, 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.

Report from Your Nominating Committee
Nominees have been selected for the UUCP Board of Trustees, UU Foundation of Phoenix and Nominating Committee. These candidates will be introduced and voted on by members of the congregation at the UUCP Annual Meeting after the service on Sunday, June 9, 2019. See list of nominees and background information on all new nominees 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. 

Coming of Age
Service Leader: Katie Resendiz, Coming of Age participants and mentors
The participants in the Coming of Age program share their journey, their learning and their insights into what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist for our time.
Inquirers on June 2 will be learning about what it takes to support this UU Congregation at the Budget Review in the Sanctuary after the service. 

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. 
Opportunities to Serve
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 (
UMOM Volunteers needed for Sunday, June 2
Our UUCP team serves a meal 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM At UMOM Day Centers located at 3333 E. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. Contact René Apack at
or text/call him at 847-917-4870.
Help Wanted – UUCP KidsCamp Volunteers
KidsCamp is looking for volunteers – teens or adults –to share your special talent with kids. The format is for each volunteer to create and teach a workshop that will run during two consecutive weekdays in June.
Workshop ideas include cooking, board games, yoga, knitting, painting – must be radically inclusive with children of various ages and learning styles. Please contact Bob Davis at
Unicare Request
We have an open meal train available for Cyndi Young and Judy Mitzner. 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.
Construction Update
The air conditioning in the Sanctuary is fully functional. Air conditioning in the Johnson Room and other hallway rooms is being delayed by design and installation challenges. While the ceiling is open, wiring has been installed to support speakers throughout the first floor.
Work on the upper parking lot continues, and footings will soon be installed for the new patio wall; once those are in, the rest of the concrete can be poured to complete the patio. Temporary fencing will be installed around the patio during Kidscamp until the full wall is completed later in June.

Construction on a beautiful entryway at the west hallway entrance (near Room 15) begins soon, so that entryway will be closed for a few weeks. The graded path into our property from 40th Place will be removed, 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.
Community Night
Thursday evening, May 30
There is no Community Night Dinner | No Chalice Kids
Future Masculine Men’s Group 6:45 – 8:30 pm in Annex B
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, .

Radically Inclusive
Transgender Inclusion in Congregations webinar -- watch at

Justice Centered
Racial Justice Collaborative with Anthony Johnson, Monday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Theologically Diverse
Spiritual Practices Thursday, June 13 6:45 – 8:30 pm in Annex B
Kids Kamp 2019
Registration is open for Kids Kamp 2019! A month of fun for kids ages 3-13!

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
Registration now open!
UU summer camp is a tradition that supports our faith tradition and helps our youth find their place in the world. Schedule, details and links for registration are available on their website,

UUA General Assembly
June 19-23, 2019
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix will be represented by 8 delegates at General Assembly (GA) 2019 in Spokane, Washington.
All members in good standing are encouraged to apply today. Send your application to Sarah Moore at, pick up a flyer with an application at the back table and drop off your application at the office to become a credentialed delegate. Registration is now open for GA, and we still have delegate slots available for anyone who is interested in attending.