This Sunday, July 22
Dr. Seuss, Mitochondria, and the Virtue of Honesty 
Se rvice 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
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:  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.   
Next Sunday, July 29
Nourishing Each Other
Service Leader Rev. Margret A. O’Neall 
Sunday, July 29, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Nourishing and being nourished is part of our life in community, a source of renewal for our minds, bodies and spirits. Nourishing each other in mutuality supports our mission to welcome all, building religious community as we are called to share journeys, grow in spirit, and advance justice.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, July 29, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
Next week's topic: Small Group Ministry  
We connect to others in our community through our Small Group Ministry. Find out more, and see what it is like to participate in a UUCP Small Group.  This Inquirers class activity fulfills the "Radical Inclusion" path for those on their way to membership

Upcoming Events
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:  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.
Community Night needs you!
Planning for this season of Community Nights is underway, and we are looking for your talents! Each Thursday, September 13th-November 15th, join us at 6pm in the Johnson Room for a meal featuring the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation. If you’d like to contribute as a Chef or Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), we will be meeting soon to plan the menus. Contact us ASAP to let us know you are interested.
Following the meals, we have an exciting Fall line-up of small groups, classes, activities and discussions that will bring us closer to living into our vision of being Theologically Diverse, Radically Inclusive, and Justice Centered. If you are willing to facilitate a class, with curriculum provided, or you have an idea for a topic you'd like to present, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact the Community Night coordinator at  uucpcommunitynight@gmail.com
Maryland School Partnership
It’s July, and it’s hot!    Who is thinking about school?    We are , because the school year will be starting on August 6 th , and students will be lining up to enter their classrooms.    Many students come to Maryland School from families that have a very difficult time providing support for their children, school budgets are inadequate to maintain needed programs, and teachers often spend their own money to have necessary supplies.    Also many students require extra help to master grade level skills.    Your help is needed in a variety of ways!    Please check the July/August  Horizons  for more information about our partnership, stop by the Justice Ministry table on a  Sunday   or  click here  to   to pick up a list of needed supplies and opportunities for volunteering.   We will be collecting supplies from July 22-August 12, 2018.
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
Opportunities to Serve!
Seeking UUCP members to share in leadership of a relational process of commitment to healthy stewardship – many options to serve, none involve asking for money.  The focus is on relationship and commitment.  To explore this opportunity, contact Rev. Margret at minister@phoenixuu.org
Seeking members interested in financial sustainability of this strong congregation to serve on the Board-appointed Finance Committee.  Financial expertise not required; management experience will be helpful. For more information contact Rev. Margret at minister@phoenixuu.org

Phoenix Restoration Project
Your collections for the Phoenix Restoration Project are making a difference in peoples' lives. We will continue to collect supplies on Sunday, and you can also order through Amazon any time. Details are available at the Advancing Justice table. Imagine traveling by bus with virtually no possessions, maybe with children. When you get to Phoenix, smiling people give you food, water, blankets, sanitary supplies, and assistance with your journey. UUCP is proud to be part of this effort.

Use Our Vote or Lose Our Voice
All the postcards, emails and calls to politicians only go so far. AZ ranks 43rd in voter turnout, and many people are not even registered to vote. You can help. Find out more at the justice table.
Passing of a UUCP Member
UU minister and long time UUCP member Rev. Arnold Thaw passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15 2018 at the Beatitudes Health Care Center at age 87.   A memorial service and interment of Arnold's ashes in the garden will be held on  Saturday, September 15, at 11:00 AM.
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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