Wherever two [or more] are gathered…"
Service Leader:
Cherilyn Walley
The act of worshiping together is an act of community, of inclusion, of interdependence, and of synergy. The most vibrant worship communities gather together as families, friends, and fellow travelers to anxiously engage in mutual support and spiritual practice, not to passively partake of somebody else’s worship work. How can we as individuals and a congregation move from passivity to engagement and achieve the spiritually vibrant community we all crave?
Inquirers Newcomer Group
Sundays, 11:45 am
Folks at UUCP have a wide range of beliefs and practices. Join us on July 7 th for an interactive discovery of the Theological Diversity in our community.

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.
With Gratitude: Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Give Back
As Rev. Margret O’Neall heads to a new pulpit in Cherry Hill, NJ, let’s give to support her continued ministry. Show your support with a donation to the “Minister’s Innovation Fund” that she takes to her next congregation, just as we benefited from the fund that she brought with her when she came to us. You can contribute to the Cherry Hill Fund via check, text to give, Realm, or the website under Support/Donation.
This is one way we can share our UU spirit of generosity and gratitude.

Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson: Published Poet
We will miss our resident poet and sage, but did you know that Anthony has published a book of poetry? What If God Is A Woman?  is available on Amazon.
2018-2019: Annual Report
It has been an eventful year at UUCP. Read about our Beloved Community’s celebrations and challenges in the Annual Report available at the link below.
Social Justice Opportunities
Sunday, July 7 at the back of the sanctuary
Civic Engagement
Two weeks ago, we suggested action on a proposed “gag rule” from the Dept of Health and Human Services that would weaken anti-discrimination provisions for women and LGBTQ individuals enrolled in the ACA. In newspaper articles about new regulations, we often see “The rule can be finalized after a 60-day public comment period,” but until now, we did not know how to do that. Thanks to Sarah Carlson, now we do. This Sunday you can find out how to speak your piece to people in power before August 13, when the opportunity ends. 
Earth Justice Ministry/ Green Sanctuary
Read the first article in our Green Heroes Series about the steps UUCP has taken over the years to become more green.

Donations of recycled materials are still being accepted in the green box under the Earth Justice table at the back of the sanctuary. When you get around to cleaning out your closets, remember the ARC (Art Resource Center).
Social Witness Opportunity: Friday, July 12th, 7pm
Lights for Liberty
Across the country, thousands of Americans will show up outside of detention camps to protest the inhumane treatment of refugees. UUJAZ is co-organizing the event at the Eloy Detention Center, with music from our very own UU music group, the ReSisters, speakers from justice organizations, and a candle-lit moment of silence. Wear your UUJAZ shirt, bring a battery powered candle, and send a clear message: our UU values proclaim that migration is a human right! There are several events across the state; the Eloy and Bisbee events are both organized by UUs, and we encourage gathering there to experience the detention centers in community.
See the website for more information , join your local  Lights for Liberty event on facebook , or contact Janine at  for questions.
For any who want to carpool to Eloy: Let’s meet at UUCP at 4:45 pm on Friday 7/12 to carpool to the vigil in Eloy. 
Let’s show up in Community to Side with Love.
What Kind of Brother Are You?
Service Leader:
Sam Kirkland
Sam Kirkland will delve into what kind of ally men can optimally hope to be for women in the age of the #MeToo movement.
Opportunities to Connect and Serve
Save The Date!
UUCP Homecoming 
Sat. Sept. 7, 6:00 pm
A cookout potluck to celebration in-gathering, the new congregational year, and being an awesome community. Food, music, friends!
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 on July 21 and 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.
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 (
Unicare Request

We have an open meal train available for Cyndi Young and Tara Hall. (Judy Mitzner has changed her name to Tara Hall). 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.
Announcements for Compass
Do you have an announcement you would like to place in Compass? Please email all requests to by Thursday at noon to appear in the Friday mailing. Thank you!
Share the Plate Seeks 501c3 Organizations to receive STP donations

You can find a description of charitable organization qualifications on the UUCP web page under Justice/Share the Plate drop-down. Contact Leslie Stallcop or Phil Slater (cochairs), Ceyshe Napa, Dann Hunn, Madelyn Doerr, Charlotte Carl-Mitchell, or email the team 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. 

Construction Update
The new patio wall is built. The upper parking lot will also begin to take shape with curbs being poured. Asphalt should be laid by the end of July.  
The play structure that the EEC provided in the sand yard is amazing. It has a built- in mister system to help keep kids cooler so they can use it for more months out of the year. The new wifi system is beginning to be installed. Soon ushers will be able to hear the services in office 2 while they are counting the offering. A sampling company came out and bored two 15 ft holes (which are now filled), to check site conditions for the front entrance to plan whether or not we will have hard dig conditions.

The back hallway entrance is closed for construction, so if you park on 40 th 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 40 th Place to Lincoln Drive and then use the sidewalk to get to our main parking lot.

While the upper parking lot is CLOSED and 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.

Temporary power has been hooked up to the parking lot lights until the parking lot driveway grading is finished. This means that the lights are on all the time until it is reconnected to its main circuit. The posts that mark the driveways and the sign are off completely for now.
Community Night
UUCP is now on our summer schedule!
No meetings this week—take the opportunity to
look at the LOVE resources!
There is no Community Night Dinner | No Chalice Kids
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, .

Here are just a few examples from many offerings that speak to each part of our congregational vision:
Radically Inclusive
Transgender Inclusion in Congregations webinar -- watch at
Justice Centered
Book: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo 
Theologically Diverse Sacred Space Online Classes and Webinars: Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous Peoples (NAFNI)

Links are available at And keep watching for our new Fall 2019 LOVE curriculum, coming soon.

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

Are you in need of a tranquil mountain retreat? Searching for a place where you can commune with nature and find the solitude of a mountain glen? Or do you long for the warmth of a welcoming community of peers? Camp registration is now open with options for all ages.
7/14-7/20: UU Middle School Summer Youth Camp (almost full)
8/10-8/14: Summer Break Camp for Adults
8/10-8/14: Choir Camp: Singing in the Mountains
8/16-8/21: Summer Arts Program for Adults: Art Groove!
8/30-9/2: UU Young Adult Retreat

Schedule, details and links for registration are available on their website,

Moments from General Assembly 2019: Richard Blanco, Ware Lecture
This year’s Ware lecturer was poet, Richard Blanco. Elected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, he is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his three collections of poetry:  City of a Hundred Fires , which received the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press;  Directions to The Beach of the Dea d, recipient of the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center; and  Looking for The Gulf Motel , recipient of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Thom Gunn Award. His new book of poems,  How to Love a Country , is available from Beacon Press in April 2019. You can watch his moving lecture at the link below: