This Sunday, July 15
Randomizing Life: Renewing Connections to the Community
Se rvice Leader Katie Harris  
Sunday, July 15, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Have you ever looked out your window and asked, "What am I missing?" What if you stepped outside your normal routine and experienced life through the eyes of a stranger? A man named Max asked himself these questions and created an app that led him randomly out into the world .
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:  Join Vicki Myers to share how we care for others, and hear more about our Unicare Ministry.
Next Sunday, July 22
Dr. Seuss, Mitochondria, and the Virtue of Honesty 
Service Leader Gary Ezzell
Sunday, July 22, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
The morality of Dr. Seuss as seen in his imaginary Truffula trees and Sneetches is supported by some real universals, such as how all living cells harness energy. Honesty, which is fundamental to science and morality, is also a universal … and as Dr. Seuss wrote: Fun is good.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, July 22, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
Next week's topic: Covenant
We often say we are a covenanted community, but what does that mean? This Inquirers class activity fulfills the "Covenant" path for those on their way to membership.   
Upcoming Events
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!
Please Note : This play contains adult language and material. 
Become an OWL Facilitator
July 20-22, 2018 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 . You can also click on the link below to read more and register. Registration closes Monday, July 15, 2018.

Share the Plate with Liberty Wildlife
Sunday, July 22, 10:30 AM
Liberty Wildlife’s mission is to “nurture the nature” of Arizona by responding to the community’s need for quality wildlife rehabilitation, environmental and natural history education, and conservation services. Since 1981, they have been instilling compassion and stewardship in young minds and reconnecting the public with the beauty and benefits of native wildlife and habitat. Last year, Liberty Wildlife helped nearly 8,000 animals and presented over 800 education programs. The UUCP shared plate will provide medical and food supplies for their hospital.
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 on Friday, 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 with car-pooling from UUCP is also possible. Click on this link to learn more about the activities, health and safety considerations, and accommodations, and to register: . 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 , 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.
Green Sanctuary
In line with our recent presentation on the Border Wall, you might want to attend "The Wall: Untold Stories, Unintended Consequences" on July 16 at 7:00 PM at Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. This documentary was compiled by the AZ Republic and gives diverse viewpoints. It shows rare footage of remote areas of the US and documents the effects on security, communities, commerce, environment, immigrants and property rights.  
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.
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