This Sunday, October 28, 2018
Dia de los Muertos
Service Leader:  Sylvia Sharma
Sunday, October 28, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
At this sacred time, we honor our connection with the spirit world, celebrating the rich heritage, the legacy and gifts of our ancestors. All are welcome in this multi-generational service to bring a photo or memento of a beloved who has died to place upon the ceremonial altar.   
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Every Sunday 9:45 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:   Children's Ministry
Advancing Justice
VOTING is the big issue at the Advancing Justice table. If you haven't voted yet, we have valuable info about your choices from a UU point of view, and if you need a ride to the polls, sign up at the back table!  We have several willing drivers. 
Pronoun Stickers
In our commitment to radical inclusion, we affirm all gender identities and expression by letting others know which personal pronouns we are.  Stickers are available at the Welcome Desk for name tags – he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs. You may also request another set of pronouns for your name tag.
Next Sunday, November 4
Justice Across Borders
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
Throughout the world, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) works with local partners to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We are all part of this historic justice work, foundational to our UU presence in the world.  
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, November 4
Inquirers are invited to learn about Theological Diversity
Share the Plate Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM
Our Share the Plate partner for November is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and their Guest at Your Table program; the theme for this year is Justice Across Borders. From the Northern Triangle of Central America, to deserts of Mexico and Arizona, to detention centers in the United States, the road away from danger is paved with injustices. Partnering with grassroots allies along the Central American migration trail, UUSC addresses root causes, supports migrants in transit, and protects the right to seek asylum. The funding and support go to eleven courageous Migrant Justice partners, including Tucson-based “No More Deaths.” We will have both Guest at Your Table boxes and donation envelopes available at the service.
Upcoming Events
Calling All Drummers
If you like what you hear in Sunday's service then come learn rhythm and create community in UUCP's new drumming group! The group meets every other Monday night at 7:00 PM starting the 29th in the Sanctuary led by drummer and member Carol Benwell. Drums will be provided, but if you have a djembe, please bring it. Please let Carol know if you're interested at  cebenwell@gmail.com , and contact her with any questions.
Community Dance at UUCP
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Doors open at 6:00 PM for socializing
Come promenade, do si do, play, learn and laugh together under the joyful guidance of dance teacher Peg Hesley, to live traditional music. Invite family and friends and neighbors to join us for inter-generational fun. (Childcare available for the youngest). $2.00 - $5.00 per person optional contribution. Bring your water bottle; wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe footwear. Optional: Bring a plate of finger food to share Sponsored by lovers of fun and possibility. Go to phoenixuu.org/dance for more info.
UUCP Arts and Craft Fair
Sunday, November 11, 2018, Before and After Sunday Services
All UUCP Artists, Crafters and lovers of Arts and Crafts are welcome to participate in this annual event – reserve a table to sell your artistic creations, or plan to come and do your holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind items! The Arts & Crafts Fair is a fundraiser to benefit UUCP!
Please visit phoenixuu.org/craftfair to reserve a table or contact Katy Boxley or Ruth Pinkus via email at craftfair@phoenixuu.org
Do you want to help in the office??
The UUCP office is looking for a few good people to help out in the office during the week. Come hang out with Lora and Geoff in the office and help us with this opportunity for service. Tasks include light computer work, opening mail, making phone calls and fun special projects like organizing office supplies, updating the member database and refilling the brochure rack. Please call or email Geoff in the office 602-840-8400 x 201 or GeoffAnderla@phoenixuu.org .
UUCP Annual Auction
December 1, 2018, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Party time with food, music, and auctioneers! We need people to offer up services, physical items, and events for the auction block. When that hammer goes down, be part of the fun. We want to have items up for bid that fit all ages, all wallets, and many interests. Also please sign up to help plan and execute. Contact Auction@phoenixuu.org for further information or go to phoenixuu.org/auction .



Spanish Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 PM in Annex C
Join José Diaz for Spanish conversation on current events and cultural topics. This drop-in group is best for people with intermediate Spanish skills.
Thursday Community Night & Faith Development

Join us in building a “Spiritual Community for our Time” every Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room through November 15, 2018. Each week features the culinary talents of the members of our congregation. A donation of $6 per adult, $3 per child under ten, or $12 per family, covers the cost of the meal (those experiencing financial hardship can receive a payment waiver). In the spirit of Radical Inclusion, food is labeled for allergens. If you’d like to join but have additional dietary restrictions or preferences, you are welcome to bring your own meal.
 
Following the meal, Thursday evenings are an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of what it means to be Theologically Diverse, Radically Inclusive, and Justice Centered. Children build community too, in Chalice Kids, free childcare between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. If you have any questions about Community Night or you’d like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), please contact communitynight@phoenixuu.org .

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Menu for November 1 - Vegan Greek vegetable stew (eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes), green salad and bread.
 
Arizona Water Vision
Thursday, November 1, 6:45 PM in Annex B
As Thomas Berry said, rivers have river rights, but have lost their voices. We can be voices for them in political and business arenas. Arizona Water Vision was organized to support HB 2581 and the free flowing of water in AZ rivers: the Agua Fria, Babocomari, San Pedro, Upper Verde and Little Colorado. If not protected, it is expected that groundwater demand in these river basins will exceed flow by 2050. Join host Green Sanctuary, and guests from Arizona Water Vision to hear more about these water protection efforts.
 
Spiritual Practices with Anthony Johnson
Thursday, November 1, 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary
Spiritual practice creates an intentional pause in our lives at regular intervals so that we may better know the contents of our souls. It is a way to meet the self and learn about our deepest longings. It is also a way to draw into closer relationship with that which is larger than us. The objective of these sessions is to help you deepen your spiritual life by engaging in a daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, yearly retreat, and one-time pilgrimage. Attend all 13 sessions, or choose the practices that appeal to you.

Parents of Teens Group
Thursday, November 1, 6:45 PM in Annex C
Facilitator: Tammy Wheeler-Rhodes
Join other parents of teens in a space designed for sharing thoughtful discussion and mutual support. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Menu for November 8 - Hot dogs or veggie dogs on the grill with all the sides and fixings
 
Centering Book Study - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM in Annex F
Join us as we journey through a guided discussion on Centering, the UUA Common Read for 2017-2018. A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of Unitarian Universalists of color offering their religious leadership. Centering captures personal stories and address the challenges that religious leaders of color face in exercising power, agency, and authority in a culturally White denomination. Centering explores how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist ministries.
 
Spiritual Practice - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Spiritual practice creates an intentional pause in our lives at regular intervals so that we may better know the contents of our souls. It is a way to meet the self and learn about our deepest longings. It is also a way to draw into closer relationship with that which is larger than us. The objective of these sessions is to help you deepen your spiritual life by engaging in a daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, yearly retreat, and one-time pilgrimage. Attend all sessions, or choose the practices that appeal to you. The subject of this session is Meditation.
Opportunities to Serve:
  • Seeking members and friends for the new Racial Justice Team - see Anthony Johnson to get involved.
  • The Inclusion Ministry Team will work for radical inclusion, including gender inclusion and other initiatives to promote welcome, safety and justice for all. See Rev. Margret to get involved.
Pronoun Stickers
In our commitment to radical inclusion, we affirm all gender identities and expression by letting others know which personal pronouns we are. Stickers are available at the Welcome Desk for nametags – he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs.  You may also request another set of pronouns for your name tag.
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