This Sunday, June 24
Counting Blessings
Service Leader: Susan Goldsmith
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
When, as a small child, I visited my grandmother, she would come to the bedroom to tuck me in and would always remind me to count my blessings before I dropped off to sleep. Then snap, out went the light, she was gone, and I was left to wonder what that meant. I’m still wondering.
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 the Protecting Nature and Human Rights in the Borderlands presentation as a Social Justice Inquirers activity. This is in the Sanctuary.
Next Sunday, July 1
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
Sunday, July 1, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
Next week's topic: Theological Diversity

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.
Upcoming Events
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, June 26, 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. 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to address the board during the guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting the Board will be discussing closing of year and planning for fall orientation of Board members and the coming year  Please contact board President, Vince Waldron, at or 623-670-6500 if you have any questions.
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 . You can also click on the link below to read more and register.

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.
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
New Events Calendar
Our web site has a new events calendar! Hop on and take a look. You can view it at or from the homepage under Events/UUCP Calendar . Look out for our new event request form coming soon!
Poor People's Campaign
Throughout June, UUCP members and friends have partnered with the Poor People's Campaign in Arizona, attending Tuesday Teach-ins, organizing Thursday open mics and drum circles, participating in marches and rallies, and lending support through use of our space, flyers, stickers, and resources. The best way to stay connected is to follow the Arizona Poor People's Campaign on Facebook , and subscribe to email and text alerts at .
Radically Inclusive Yoga Movement Class
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Johnson Room during Kids Kamp
Join long-time yoga instructor Lora Gustafson for an all-ages, all-abilities yoga session. Sessions will cater to who shows up. Goals include building a greater mind/body connection through breathing, increased circulation, stimulation of the nervous system, greater range of motion and sense of peace. Extra mats available. 
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 . How great it will be to refresh these classrooms for students and teachers! Many thanks.
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 .
Green Sanctuary
Please stop by our table in the back of the Sanctuary to find out about:
  • Petitions for Clean Energy - asking electric companies to have 50% renewables by 2020
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