FEBRUARY 22, 2019
UUCP Covenant of Commitment
February 24th, 2019
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A O’Neall

How do we live out our covenant of commitment to ourselves as members of the UUCP community and congregation, respect the shared ministry of each congregant, staff member, and minister? We commit to each other to see differences as opportunities for growth, to assert our own individual position with directness and with humility. 

There will be ASL interpretation at the 9:30am service this Sunday.
Strengthen Our Skills for Stewardship
Saturday Feb. 23, 1:00-2:30 pm
Stewardship For Us consultant Barry Finkelstein will lead an open facilitated workshop for congregational leaders and any other interested congregants - let us learn and grow together!
Inquirers - Children's Ministry
Katie Resendiz, Children's Ministry Director , will discuss how young folks grow in community at UUCP.
Social Justice Opportunities
Advancing Justice
February 24th at the back of the Sanctuary
Arizona could be the decisive 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but three key people at the Legislature are standing in the way of giving it a hearing. Come to the table to sign letters to Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers and Senators Eddie Farnsworth and Karen Fann, encouraging them to put this amendment to a vote.
Thanks to the 30+ UUCP members, many of them teens, who showed up at the Legislature on Monday to make their voices heard! Drop by the table to pick up a postcard to send to the reps you talked to, thanking them for taking the time to meet with you. 
Connections - Sharing Journeys
March 3rd, 2019
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A O’Neall

Together we create beloved community, founded upon the connections we share, the covenants to which we commit, all the ways we lead and participate to co-create more than any one of can achieve alone. As we dedicate children into this faith community, we consider anew the meanings of mission, love and connection.
Traveling Second Fridays
A Summertime Cruise from Chile To Argentina With Stops In Antarctica and South Georgia  by Kathy Manker and Bruce Gardner, presenting pictures and tales of their cruise on Seabourn.  It was summertime in the Southern Hemisphere. See the beautiful coastline of Chile as it changes from lush greenery to glaciers. Enjoy the diverse wildlife and scenery of Antarctica and South Georgia Island during their 32 degree summer season, followed by a return to normal summer in Uruguay and Argentina.  

Inquirers - UU 101
Kim St Clair ,
What do Unitarian Universalists believe? Let's discuss the seven principals, and their application in our lives, community, and the world. 
Opportunities to Serve
Lay Pastoral Associates
UUCP is creating a Lay Pastoral Care Associate (LPCA) Program. Members of the congregation will be trained as skilled listeners and resource guides for people experiencing life transitions. The program will complement the support offered by our minister and the Unicare Committee. LPCAs are the BEING arm caring, Unicare is the DOING arm of Lay Pastoral Care. To learn more, contact Rev. Margret at minister@phoenixuu.org .
The Property Team is Back- And We Need You!
We have a new Property Team starting up. So far we have a small core group but we need YOU! It does not matter if everyone knows the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver, there are lots of other tasks besides fixing stuff that you can help with. We need long term planning, supervision of small projects, maintaining and enhancing our 9 acre property, working with the new Congregational Safety Team, with the EEC and DVLC and other groups and lots more that you can probably help us think of.
To find out more contact Dale ( dalefisher@mac.com ) or Jake Danforth ( count.on.Jake@gmail.com ).
Are you interested in volunteering in the office?
A number of tasks have been identified as our most pressing priorities. Your consistent participation can make a lasting impact toward our success.  Most tasks can be performed directly in our office or working from home with a computer. You can attend an orientation session in Office 2 Sunday, 2/24, at 12:15 pm, or next Sunday 3/3, at 11:15, where a description of the duties, how-to’s and responsibilities will be presented.  
Upcoming Events

Living Our Vision... Everyday
This year, Faith Development offers many ways to learn beyond the traditional classroom. Listen to a podcast, read books and articles, watch a Ted Talk, or check out a packet of printed articles from the welcome desk, or come to office 2 and access the curriculum on the computers. Choose one focus that interests you, or move through all three, whatever works best in your life.
Come together for a Reflective Symposium on a Thursday morning, Thursday evening, or Sunday afternoon to discuss the topic we've studied. Regardless of whether we read a book, participate in a webinar or attend an in-person class, we can share our learning in community.
Come get a ribbon for your name tag from the Welcome Desk. Have questions? Visit the website,  phoenixuu.org/LOVE .

Radically Inclusive —focus on Gender Expansiveness “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” webinar—at phxuu.org/transform or join us Wednesdays, thru
March 13, 7:00-8:30 pm
Reflective Symposium  Sunday, January 24, 12:30—2:00 pm in Annex B
Justice Centered —focus on Racial Justice
Racial Justice Collaborative with Anthony Johnson, Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
Reflective Symposium  Thurs, March 7, 6:45-8:30 pm in Annex B
Theologically Diverse —focus on Indigenous Spirituality
Spiritual Practices gathering Thursday, March 14, 6:45 – 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Reflective Symposium— Watch for a new March date and time!
Thursday Community Night
Join us in building a “Spiritual Community for our Time” every Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Johnson Room through April 25, 2019. Each week features the culinary talents of the members of our congregation: two entrees (one vegetarian), as well as sides, salad and bread. A donation of $6 per adult, $3 per child under ten, or $12 per family, covers the cost of the meal (or pay what you can!). There are often vegan and gluten free options, and food is labeled for the top nine common allergens.
Following the meal, children go to Chalice Kids while adults join in for diverse offering of classes, symposia, small groups, justice experiences, and presentations help us to live into the congregation’s vision. Questions about Community Night? Want to cook, help or contribute? 
This Week February 28:
An amazing meal from chefs Jeff King and the Future Masculine Men's Group. 
UUCP All-Families Picnic
Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm at Railroad Park
Now is the time to put the picnic on your calendar -- All families, all ages, all fun ... Just bring a side dish, chips, dip or veggies. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, lemonade and water will be provided. Enjoy the bounce house and other fun! 
UUA General Assembly
June 19-23, 2019
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix will be represented by 8 delegates at General Assembly (GA) 2019 in Spokane, Washington.
All members in good standing are encouraged to apply today. Send your application to Sarah Moore at sarahdmoore@gmail.com , pick up a flyer with an application at the back table and drop off your application at the office by February 18 to become a credentialed delegate.