Service Leaders: Amy McKlindon, with new members Joseph Benesh, Keith Brown, Lucia de Vernai and Deborah Westwood.
H.L. Mencken said, "It is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together." How does trust work within a congregation of so many people with such different beliefs? Four of our congregation members will discuss trust within a community setting.

Music: Choir
Minister's Musings
“That Which Holds All” by Nancy Shaffer

A reading from last Sunday's service that you might enjoy hearing again.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, November 17 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement

  • The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) urges ALL to write to their members of Congress to “stop funding abuse” of immigrants who are legally filing asylum claims. You can do this easily here
  • The Welcome Center continues to have very specific needs for food and clothing, all available on their Amazon wish list. They tell us that what they need most right now (from Amazon) are: ground coffee, creamer and sugar; 1- to 3-gallon Zip-loc bags; warm jackets and sweaters; and new socks and underwear (all kids’ sizes, small adult sizes).
  • We are no longer accepting donations of food and clothing at our table. We suggest that you donate to the Sojourner’s Center, a well-established and respected “safe haven from domestic violence” for women and children. They accept used clothing for men, women and children. You can call 602-253-9180 to arrange pickup or drop items off at their donation center. More info at
Earth Justice Ministry
  • Next Thursday, Nov. 21st from 6:30 pm - Join Arizona Interfaith Power and Light to celebrate their 10 year Anniversary. This is a fundraiser ($45 ahead) with music, story and refreshments. AFN plans to have a table. Register here:
  • December 2nd - 8:00 am - noon - The 4th Annual Maricopa County Department of Public Health's "Bridging Climate Change and Public Health" coalition-building event at Skysong in Scottsdale. Please consider sending a representative from our congregation to this event. Registration materials are not yet available, but you may learn more about the on-going work at this Maricopa County website:
  • Climate Strike March, Friday, Dec. 6, Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St, Phoenix, 2-6 pm. Come out to support our partners, Sunrise Movement and AZ Youth Climate Strike. We might plan to meet as a group and march together. Look for more information soon. To RSVP for the Phoenix strike, please RSVP here or contact
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
Community "Barn Hoedown" Dance
on Saturday, November 16th!
All Join Hands! 

Doors open at 6 pm for socializing in the Sanctuary; Dance Fun starts at 6:30 pm, to 8:30 pm.

Peg Hesley, professional caller with Jeff Thorn, fiddler, will teach and call our gender-free dance.
Suggested donation of $5.00 per person. Complimentary childcare available for the youngest.
Wear comfy clothes for moving. Close-toed shoes suggested. Bring your water bottle, and optionally, a finger food snack to share the mid-dance refreshment refreshment break.  Let's dance together! 

Questions, suggestions, about this multi-generational event: .

Community Night Dinner Thursday!
Be A Greeter and Get Together
This is a chance to meet members and visitors in the lobby on Sunday mornings. It only takes 45 minutes before service for you to participate in this important ministry. And it is easy! The smile is the most important part! You will be trained to handle anything you don’t already know. The optional Get Together to learn the simple processes for being a Greeter will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17th, during first service. Or attend a quick review of processes at 9:00-9:25 or 10:45-11:10 or 12:30-12:55. Attend just one. No sign up or registration needed for these get togethers.
To volunteer please contact Cherie Stafford, or 480-200-2345. We are so grateful for all who volunteer.
"Dances From Around the World" Four Hands Piano Recital
"Dances from Around the World" Piano - Four-Hands Recital, with pianists Devon Kehler, Astrid Morales, and Masaru Sakuma
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM 

For the last two years, we've been lucky to have Masaru Sakuma as a member at UUCP while he's been completing his doctorate in collaborative piano, and he's finally performing a full piano recital in our sanctuary. Each piece is a dance written for piano four-hands, and Masaru has invited two of his favorite pianists to perform with him: UUCP member Devon Kehler, and ASU faculty associate Astrid Morales.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Doors open at 7:00pm and the concert begins at 7:30. Any donations will be given to the congregation.
Share The Plate
November’s Share the Plate is an annual donation to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), the service arm of the Unitarian Universalist Association with the goal of advancing human rights and social justice around the world. The 2019-2020 theme is “Women Leaders, Strong Communities.” 
This year, we are invited to engage with the work of organizations such as Live & Learn Environmental Education Kirbiati (pronounced Kir-e-bas), which is helping communities mitigate and prepare for the escalating effects of climate change in the Pacific; Women Peace Network, which is working to uphold the rights of religious minorities in Burma; Foro de Mujeres por la Vida, which helps facilitate mutual support among women’s human rights defenders in Honduras; and Activate Labs in DC, which uses the creative arts to heal trauma and nurture resistance among migrant and refugee communities.
For more information, see UUSC Guest at Your Table, and .
UUJAZ Updates
Faith Floods the Courtroom

We're calling on people of faith and people of conscience from across the country to flood the courtroom at 405 W. Congress St. in Tucson, on November 20th at 8am. We will show up in support of UU Scott Warren, Human Rights activist with No More Deaths facing 20 years of jail for providing life saving aid to migrants in the desert. RSVP here.
Art Build for Climate Strike with Sunrise Movement
Paint signs, make banners, and build community with the Sunrise Movement after second service on Sunday, December 1st from 12:30-3:30. Sunrisers will be preparing for the Dec. 6th national Climate Strike with AZ Youth Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion, and UUJAZ. Bring supplies, snacks, money to pitch in, or just yourself is fine too! Questions? Email Janine
From The Archive
Some interesting facts about our past board presidents.

E. B. Myrick was our president in 1949. He was an electrical engineer and veteran of WWI. During WWII he commanded the Navajo Ordinance Depot outside Flagstaff. Because of a war-time labor shortage he created a Navajo and Hopi village at the depot encouraging Native American workers to move in with their families, giving them well-paying jobs when other employers wouldn’t. He was also a cat fancier and member of the Canyon State Cat Club.

(Thanks to UUCP's historian Charlotte Carl-Mitchell)

Bread Communion
Service Leader: Rev. Christine Dance

Join us for our annual Bread Communion. Making, breaking and sharing bread is a key element of Thanksgiving as well as how we build community. If you wish, bring a traditional bread to share from your family tradition.

Music: Modern folk music by Bob Davis
Bring Your Holiday Decorations
The Sanctuary Art Team will be hanging Holiday Season decorations on Saturday morning, November 23rd at 9 am. Bring something to share your holiday spirit with the congregation (wreaths, menorahs, candle arcs) as long as we can hang it on the wall.
Please complete the following agreements found under Art Show Documents on the UUCP website - 

If you have questions please contact Bill Snowden at or (602) 341-6198.
Outdoor Group Announcement
Marcus Landslide at Tom’s Thumb
November 23, 2019
Meeting Time: 7:45
Meeting Place: Tom’s Thumb trailhead

The trailhead is on the east side of the McDowells in a lovely part of the
Sonoran desert with an interesting geological history. The Marcus Landslide trail has gradual elevation incline change of 561 feet --moderate to easy depending on your point of view! It is an out and back, so one may turn back at any point.
Toms Thumb trailhead is located at 23015 N. 128th St. Scottsdale.

There is no water at the trailhead but there are eco toilets. Dogs on leash
are permitted. Bring plenty of water for a 2-3 hour hike and a snack. Remember sunscreen and a hat. Hike leaders: Julie and Marshal Smart. 480-502-1201.
Have you noticed that some members have blue, yellow, or purple ribbons attached to their name tags?  These ribbons, which may say Theological Diversity, Radical Inclusion, or Justice Centered, are areas of personal study available to us in the form of on-demand classes, books, articles, videos, podcasts, social media, and other ways to reflect and discuss each topic. UUCP is in the process of organizing this program for fall 2019. Sign up to get a ribbon and be contacted about classes at a table in the back of the Sanctuary before and after each Sunday Service.

Share the Plate Seeks 501c3 Organizations to receive STP donations

You can find a description of charitable organization qualifications on the UUCP web page at donation should make a significant contribution to the organization’s programs, with the majority of funds going toward such programming. Preference will be given to organizations with smaller budgets. Please email your recommendations to: .
Upcoming Events
11/15 Walking Conversation Lovers 6:30am - 8:30am
11/16 Advanced Level Meditation • 10:00 AM- 12 PM • Annex B
11/16 • Community Dance, 6:00-9:00 PM, Sanctuary
11/17 Book Group • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM • Annex B
11/17 • BLUU 2:00pm - 3:00pm , Room 22
11/18 Open Arts & Crafts Studio • 9:30 AM-Noon, Johnson Room
11/18 Drumming Group • 6:30 PM, Sanctuary
11/20 Choir Rehearsal 7:00pm - 8:30pm
11/21 • Community Night • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM, Johnson Room
11/21 • Chalice Kids • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Room 15
11/21 • Open Small Group Meeting 7:00pm - 8:30pm @ Annex B
11/21 • Women's Ritual 7:00pm - 8:30pm @ Sanctuary