This Sunday, May 27
Day of Memory
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, May 27, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
On this weekend of Memorial Day, dedicated to remembering the lives of those who have died in military service, we remind ourselves that the act of remembering is, in itself, a sacred act that weaves the larger ongoing pattern of life.

There will be ASL interpretation at this service.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, May 27, 11:45 AM in Annex B
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:

Congregational History and Building Tour
What is an "Annex"? There are schools here on campus? What's the story with the statues in the garden? Wait, you mean there is an upstairs? Find out the answers to these questions during a fun team scavenger hunt with fellow UUCPers!
Next 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.

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  
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.
Showing our support for Heidi
Heidi Parmenter has served UUCP as Business Administrator for 12 years, holding us steady and guiding the office safely through many changes and amazing growth. Now Heidi has decided to step down from her position due to health concerns, and her last day will be Thursday, May 31. Heidi has invested her love, time, and talent in our UUCP community. Now, the Board of Trustees has created an opportunity to provide a financial gift to her, showing our gratitude and best wishes. You can make a tax-deductible contribution to a gift for Heidi (before May 31) by check payable to UUCP ("Heidi gift" in the memo line).

You can also give online via the link below. Please put "Heidi Gift" in the online memo line.

UUA General Assembly
June 20-24, Kansas City, Missouri
If you are unable to attend GA in person, consider your off-site options.
Off-site registrants are able to:
  • listen to the mini assemblies on proposed bylaw amendments and proposed Congregational Study Action Issues. Delegates will be able to propose amendments;
  • participate in an online chat room to build community and share ideas with other offsite registrants;
  • watch video of additional workshops within one day of each event.
You'll also be able to watch all events that happen in the General Session Hall: worships, business meetings, and the Ware Lecture. To register or for more information go to:
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 on June 3.
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.
Poor People’s Campaign: General Assembly Sunday
Sunday, May 27, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Many of you have heard the call from the UUA to participate in the Poor People’s Campaign, a powerful movement building on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr‘s call of fifty years ago for a ‘Revolution of Values’ to challenge the triple threats of racism, militarism, and materialism and confront poverty and injustice. Monday, May 14, kicked off 40 days of direct action, teach-ins, worship, arts and cultural events, from May 13th - June 21st in over 30 states and the U.S. capital. At UUCP, we are partnering with the AZ Poor People's Campaign and planning several events over the next six weeks. The Sunday General Assembly will be a great time to share a vision for the upcoming 25 days of our calendar and will include an introduction to the campaign for new members. Interested people are also encouraged to come and check it out.
Poor People’s Campaign - A National Call for Moral Revival
Fundamental Principles
  • We are rooted in a moral analysis based on our deepest religious and constitutional values that demand justice for all. Moral revival is necessary to save the heart and soul of our democracy.
  • We are committed to lifting up and deepening the leadership of those most affected by systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation and to building unity across lines of division.
  • We believe in the dismantling of unjust criminalization systems that exploit poor communities and communities of color and the transformation of the “War Economy” into a “Peace Economy” that values all humanity.
  • We believe that equal protection under the law is non-negotiable.
  • We believe that people should not live in or die from poverty in the richest nation ever to exist. Blaming the poor and claiming that the United States does not have an abundance of resources to overcome poverty are false narratives used to perpetuate economic exploitation, exclusion, and deep inequality
  • We recognize the centrality of systemic racism in maintaining economic oppression must be named, detailed and exposed empirically, morally and spiritually. Poverty and economic inequality cannot be understood apart from a society built on white supremacy.
  • We aim to shift the distorted moral narrative often promoted by religious extremists in the nation from personal issues like prayer in school, abortion, sexuality, gun rights, property rights to systemic injustices like how our society treats the poor, those on the margins, the least of these, women, children, workers, immigrants and the sick; equality and representation under the law; and the desire for peace, love and harmony within and among nations.
  • We will build up the power of people and state-based movements to serve as a vehicle for a powerful moral movement in the country and to transform the political, economic and moral structures of our society.
  • We recognize the need to organize at the state and local level—many of the most regressive policies are being passed at the state level, and these policies will have long and lasting effect, past even executive orders. The movement is not from above but below.
  • We will do our work in a non-partisan way—no elected officials or candidates get the stage or serve on the State Organizing Committee of the Campaign. This is not about left and right, Democrat or Republican but about right and wrong.
  • We uphold the need to do a season of sustained nonviolent civil disobedience as a way to break through the tweets and shift the moral narrative. We are demonstrating the power of people coming together across issues and geography and putting our bodies on the line to the issues that are affecting us all.
  • The Campaign and all its Participants and Endorsers embrace nonviolence. Violent tactics or actions will not be tolerated.
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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