This Sunday, July 1
Pilgrimage
Service Leader: Jan Kaplan 
Sunday, July 1, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
What is “pilgrimage"? Jan will share some reflections from her recent walking pilgrimages through Spain and Portugal. We’ll look at pilgrimage as an allegory, and how it might be relevant to all of our life journeys and renewal.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Every Sunday 11:45 AM in Annex B
Inquirers is a series for anyone who would like to meet others and learn more about UUCP. Each week after service join other newcomers, members, lay leaders and the membership team for a half hour of building connections and growing relationships. The second half hour explores changing topics each week, that go deeper into an area of ministry within our congregation. Inquirers topics include  Leadership, Children’s Ministry, Unicare, Social Justice, Membership, Congregational Tour and History, Small Group Ministry, Unitarian Universalism 101,  and  Inside Worship Services. Coffee and treats provided, no sign-up necessary!
 
This week:  Come experience the Theological Diversity within our congregation by sharing your views on a number of spiritual topics. A favorite from our previous Pathway to Membership model, this Inquirers class activity fulfills the "Theological Diversity" path for those on their way to membership.
Next Sunday, July 8
Crowdsourced Hymn Sing 
Service Leader Benjie Messer 
Sunday, July 8, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
J oin us for an interactive morning of singing from our Unitarian Universalist hymnals. Attendees will be chosen at random to select songs, so you may get to choose your favorite or to try something that we've never sung before!
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, July 8, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
Next week's topic: UU 101
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism, come find out who we are and learn more about what we believe. 
 
Upcoming Events
A Call to Action
Side With Love and Mijente
Monday, July 2, 2018 in San Diego
Unitarian Universalists are called urgently to prophetic witness and concrete action that would stop the incarceration and separation of asylum seekers and to call for the abolition of ICE. Mijente is offering that vision and sounding the call to direct action in San Diego to confront and address the immediate crisis of the criminalization of Black and Brown communities. For more information go to phoenixuu.org/july2. If individuals are unable to attend, but would like to support others in this call to action, they can donate at uujmca.org/july2fund . 100% of the funds will be expended on the event.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, July 10, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We will start the meeting with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a dharma reading and discussion. You need not be a Buddhist to attend, just interested in your spiritual growth. If you have questions, contact Donna Featherston at 602-997-7996.
 

Baby Sonora
Wednesday, July 18, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
At the beginning of UUCP member Teresa Simone's magical realist musical theater piece Baby Sonora, a baby is found in the desert, on the border between Mexico and Arizona. We will be hosting a reading of Baby Sonora with UUCP members reading and singing each role. Teresa is looking for feedback, both appreciation and critique, so whether you know her, enjoy musical theater, or simply want to spend an interesting evening, please join us!
Become an OWL Facilitator
July 20-22 at UUCP
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is an excellent, comprehensive sexuality education program that offers our young people the opportunity to explore their values, gain accurate information about topics that are often not easily accessible. The overall goal of the Our Whole Lives program is to help participants gain the knowledge, values, and skills they need to lead sexually healthy, responsible lives. We are proud that our congregations recognize that in order for young people to grow into spiritually whole, mature individuals we need to address the topic of sexuality. The material on Sexuality and Our Faith connects our religious beliefs with sexuality, spirituality, and issues of justice.

Become part of Revolutionary Education, help destroy the patriarchy and teach critical thinking. For more information or if you have questions please email Lora Gustafson at GustafsonLora@gmail.com . You can also click on the link below to read more and register.

Faith Floods the Desert
UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) Tucson and Southern Arizona deserts, 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018
In January, volunteers from No More Deaths, a ministry of the UU Church of Tucson, were arrested and charged with felonies and misdemeanors as they left water and food for migrants on the desert. The UUCSJ is inviting UUs and justice partners to Tucson and Southern Arizona onFriday, August 3-Sunday, August 5 to continue direct humanitarian aid, to advocate for migrants, and to learn more about how to resist oppression. A Saturday-only option is also possible. Click on this link to learn more about the activities, health and safety considerations, and accommodations, and to register:  https://uucsj.org/faith-floods-the-desert/ . Participants from Phoenix must provide their own transportation to and from Tucson. The UUCP Advancing Justice group is seeking a list of Phoenix registrants to make it easier for those registrants to organize carpools.
Summer Reading
Read  Centering , the UUAs "Common Read" for 2018, with us this summer.  Centering , Purchase at uuabookstore.org/Centering-P18206.aspx , explores how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist ministries by expressing the voices and experiences of UU religious professionals of color. This book is recommended by the UUA for all congregations and especially those with a Person of Color in ministry. Join a reflection and discussion group on Thursdays, August 9, 16, and 23, at 7:00 PM by signing up in Realm. phoenixuu.org/commonread
Green Sanctuary
T his Sunday will be your last opportunity to sign the petition for the proposition for Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona at our table as they must be turned in by  July 5 , 2018. At our regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 6:30 PM in Office 2, we will discuss how we can support a bill to define and designate ecological water and to help keep our streams and rivers flowing in AZ. Also, an event promoting National Indigenous People Day, featuring the Doctrine of Discovery and how it affected the Oak Flat Mine, and the ecological water bill will be discussed. Bring a friend. Light refreshments are served. 
Looking for Handy Volunteers
The UUCP staff is talking about making the nursery a more welcoming space for families during service. We are considering painting, adding some wallpaper and assembling a couch. If you would like to assist in any of these projects please contact the office at 602-840-8400 x 201 or email geoffanderla@phoenixuu.org
Memorial Service for Former Member
Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join us in honoring the life of Helen Votichenko.
Do you have a Social Justice Issue for the back tables?

If you have an issue, petition or handout, apply for a spot by filling out the form below. Please give at least one week notice.
Maryland School Project Needs Volunteers
Maryland School, our partner school, is in the process of some updating this summer - classroom painting and new carpeting. The facility manager is short staffed and has reached out to see if some people might be to help with painting for a few days/hours during the next month (inside with air-conditioning!) .
You would be able to talk with the facility manager to schedule whatever time you are able to commit. If this looks like something you could help with, please contact Cathy Kim at  ckim248@yahoo.com . How great it will be to refresh these classrooms for students and teachers! Many thanks.
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