This Sunday, June 3
A Spiritual Community for Our Time
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Sunday, June 3, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
What are the discoveries, the complexities, the challenges of living in time? We are shaped by the times in which we live, even as we shape them in our living, and if we are paying attention, we soon learn there are no easy answers. May our journey be a blessing.
There will be an ASL interpreter at this service.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 3, 11:45 AM after service in the Sanctuary
Mark your calendar for the Annual Congregational Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend to elect leaders and approve the operating budget, get updates on everything going on and the plans for the coming year.

New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, June 3, 11:45 AM
Inquirers is a series for anyone who would like to meet others and learn more about “how we do church” at 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. Upcoming Inquirers topics include Children’s Ministry, Unicare, Social Justice, Membership and Congregational history.
Sunday's Inquirers topic is:

Today we will be attending the Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary
Meet the New Director for Congregational Life, Anthony N. Johnson
June 3 at the 10:30 AM service in the Sanctuary
Anthony was selected by the UUCP Hiring Team from among several very well qualified applicants, to take the position of Director for Congregational Life beginning in August 2018. He will be here for the service and congregational meeting today.
Next Sunday, June 10
Sharing the Journey
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Sunday, June 10, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Where have we come from, what are we becoming, where are we going? In the past months we have journeyed through the first phase of this transitional time, honoring the past, looking forward to adventures ahead. How do we stay open to possibility as the future unfolds before us?
Share the Plate with Homeless ID Project
Sunday, June 10, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Homeless ID Project is the only organization in Arizona with its sole mission to help men, women, and children experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives by obtaining their identification.  Identification is the first step in maintaining self-sufficiency. Since 1988, the Homeless ID Project has specialized in helping clients obtain the identification and documents they need to apply for jobs, access housing programs, seek medical help, enroll in school, and qualify for social service programs. All of these service are funded by private donations, we receive no government funding. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit, and qualify for the Arizona tax credit for donations to qualified organizations.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, June 10, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
This week's topic: Membership

Are you curious about our brand new Pathway to Membership? Come find out what being a member of UUCP entails
Upcoming Events
Last Chance to Register for Kids Kamp! 
June 4–28, 2018 from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM with optional aftercare from 1:30 PM–5:30 PM 
Don't miss out on the opportunity to spend an awesome month of games, sports, dancing, acting, drumming, playing, and creating. Kids Kamp is jam-packed fun for children ages 3-13. Register at
Summer Office Hours at UUCP
Starting on Wednesday, June 6, the office will only be open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with very limited staffing. If you have financial or pledge questions, please email , and Christine Marshall will get back to you as soon as she can.
Welcome Christine Marshall
We bid a warm welcome to Christine Marshall who will serve as our temporary Congregational Administrator starting June 1 while we advertise and interview for a permanent administrator. Please bid her a warm welcome and help her feel at home in the big job she has agreed to fill for a while. She can be reached at .
Welcome Christina Barsch
Since Geoff Anderla is the de Benneville Pines camp director for a month out of the summer we always bring on a temporary person to cover his work. Christina is a good friend of Geoff's that is moving to Phoenix from South Dakota and will be arriving in Phoenix on June 8th and will start at UUCP on June 11!! Talk about jumping right in! She can be reached at 602-840-8400 x 201 or
Learn More About the HAPPINESS NGO - Changing Lives in Nepal
June 17, 11:45 AM in the Sanctuary
Visit with Earle Canfield, founder of ANSWER Nepal and master of "sharing joyfully in the sorrows of the world." UU's from across the country have meaningful relationships through this micro non-profit by supporting the private education of carefully chosen lower caste Nepali children. Some of our UUCP congregation members will share their personal letters and experiences about their sponsorship and the life-altering journeys of their students. Earle will tell his story of founding ANSWER Nepal and there will be an opportunity to select and sponsor a student (or share in the sponsorship) for those interested. Don't miss this opportunity!
Questions? Call Dave Cunningham 480-363-6516, Bonnie Cunningham 480-231-6234
Passing of a UUCP Member

Our condolences are with the family of Helen Votichenko, who passed away on May 4 at age 98. A memorial service will be held at UUCP  at 10:00 AM  on Saturday July 7.
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.
Congregational Administrator Job Announcement
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
UUCP is seeking to hire a full-time Congregational Administrator. The Congregational Administrator works as part of a dynamic and collaborative staff team, bringing administrative leadership and creativity to support the vision of the congregation to be theologically diverse, radically inclusive and justice centered, working to become a diverse, multicultural, multiracial community. The ideal candidate will have education in public or business administration or a related field (bachelor’s level required); 3-5 years experience in management of complex organizations with significant experience in church, social service agencies, non-profits or related field, including financial and property management. Key skill areas include strong verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to supervise; experience in financial planning and analysis, human resources, information technology; organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning; demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration.
UUCP is a UUA fair compensation employer. Start date is summer 2018. Request more information and full position description from . Applicants will be asked to provide a résumé and cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the position. For preferred consideration, send application materials by June 30, 2018. You can read more about this position at .
Women’s Ritual
Thursday, June 21, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join a group of women for earth-centered rituals that honor the season, the phases of the moon and personal spirituality. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in. Contact Pat Reed for more information at
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Every Monday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Annex H during Kids Kamp
Almost every week the Johnson Room is open for your artistic endeavor. Currently Jay Alagia, a watercolorist with 20-years experience, is available there to teach watercolor painting on an individual basis, if requested, free of charge. Please contact Jay at 602-952 -8889 or for more information.
Green Sanctuary
On our table you'll find the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona petition, which would require power producers to have 50% renewables by 2030 with 10% distributed (like rooftop solar). Also look for Bud in his Green hat to purchase LED bulbs or low-flow shower heads. Contact laurelbhardin@gmail to attend our Saturday, June 9, 2018, potluck and planning session to join or for more info about our group.
Phoenix Restoration Project: How you can help
Immigrants are released from detention almost every day, often with children, to travel by bus to relatives in the U.S. as they await resolution of their legal cases. They are given next to nothing for their journeys. Please see someone at the Advancing Justice tables at the back of the Sanctuary for more information and a list of needed items.
Calling All Artists!
The Sanctuary Art Team is calling all artists who are members and/or friends of UUCP to participate in the 2018 fall art show. It’s time to get your artwork ready. Set up for the show will be Saturday September 1, 2018. For forms and information about how to participate contact Bill Snowden at 623-341-6189 or
Children's Art Exhibit 2018
Currently on display in the Sanctuary
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." (Pablo Picasso)
The Children's Art Exhibit 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. 
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