Service Leader: Rev. Christine Dance
What’s your name for the universe, God and/or existence? As Unitarian Universalists, we have attachments to some names (Spirit of Life) and baggage with others (O Holy Father) . Why do names matter? We’ll talk about the power of names and the role in our lives and our spirituality.
Also, we will welcome our newest members of the congregation.

Music: We welcome the Handbell Choir from the Valley Unitarian Universalist congregation in Chandler, AZ.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, November 10 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement

The retrial of No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker Dr. Scott Warren on federal harboring charges begins on Tuesday, November 12 in Tucson. Pick up information about how to witness for his case and about several ways to resist the criminalization of compassion.

* Pick up information about how to volunteer at the IRC Welcome Center or donate on their Amazon wishlist  (at )

* Stop by to see the results of our survey concerning past, present, and future civic engagement issues and actions. 

Earth Justice Ministry
Earth Justice Ministry will hold its next regular meeting this Sunday, November 10 in Annex G at about 12:30, after second service. Visitors are welcome and refreshments are served. Please come to hear a report about legislation about about International Climate Accountability (# S1743) and about Ecological Water that will be sponsored in the upcoming months.  

Reap Goodness: Carol Manetta is looking for volunteers to help with a cooperative non-profit, for which she is the Executive Director. She needs helpers for the website, writers on social media (Linked-in), and fundraisers. The project is in on land in Tombstone building a food forest and swales to capture rain and involves 7 universities across the nation. If you would like to join this project,you may contact her at
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
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.
Community "Barn Hoedown" Dance on 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: .

"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.
UUJAZ Updates
Faith Floods the Courtroom

We're calling on people of faith and people of conscience from across the country to flood the court room 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.
Climate Strike

Save the date for Dec. 6th, the next Climate Strike with our partners Sunrise Movement and AZ Youth Climate Strike. Join us at Phoenix City Hall,200 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 2-6pm.
RSVP here : for the Phoenix strike, or contact AZ Youth Climate Strike to organize a strike in your area

 Thanks to everyone who emailed and signed up for the Eloy visits and research projects with our Puente partnership! Look for details soon. There is still time to sign up if you are interested, contact Janine Gelsinger at
From The Archive
Some interesting facts about our past board presidents.

Taylor Smith was a banker described as an outgoing, friendly, understanding man, and our board president in 1948. He was also chairman of the board of the Friendly House, “a social service organization operated for the benefit of Spanish-speaking people and others of foreign heritage to gain American citizenship.” To be supportive of immigrants was probably not popular during McCarthyism.

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

Trusting In Trust
Service Leaders: Amy McKlindon, leading a panel of four people

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
Sanctuary Holiday Decorations
The Sanctuary Art Team is looking ahead to the coming Holiday Season and would like to include decorations that are personal to you. Whether you decorate for the holidays with wreaths, menorahs, candle arcs, spider webs or Krampus masks we would like to show it. A future Saturday will be announced to bring your hangable art to the Sanctuary to be displayed for about two months. For questions please email Bill Snowden at .
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.

Upcoming Events
11/8 Walking Conversation Lovers 6:30am - 8:30am
11/9 Advanced Level Meditation • 10:00 AM- 12 PM • Annex B
11/9 YRUU Overnight • 5:00pm - Nov 10, 2019 9:00am
11/10 Book Group • 11:00 AM-12:15 PM • Annex B
11/10 Earth Justice Ministry meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm • Annex G
11/10 UU Foundation Meeting 12:45pm - 2:15pm • Annex B
11/11 Open Arts & Crafts Studio • 9:30 AM-Noon, Johnson Room
11/13 Small Group on Aging 2:30pm - 4:30pm • Annex B
11/13 Choir Rehearsal 6:00pm - 9:30pm