This Sunday, January 21
Intent and Impact (Let's Go to the Women's March!!)
UUCP is shifting our typical Sunday services to be in solidarity with this year's Women's March. The march is a family friendly, all-ages event that takes place at the AZ State Capitol. We will host a sign making party at UUCP on Saturday night, and we are also collaborating on a special women-led worship service for Sunday morning (including music from UUCP's ReSisters). Rev. Margret will lead the two Sunday morning services at UUCP for those who are unable to attend the march. Details & information below:
Saturday, January 20, 5:00 PM - Sign making and chant rehearsal @ UUCP.
Art supplies and poster board will be available. Bring extra supplies, paint stirring sticks, and clever ideas!

Sunday, January 21: Worship & March
8:00 AM-9:00 AM  (time change from 8:30) -  Multi-Faith, women-led service at First Church UCC (1407 N 2nd St. - 1 block east of the Burton Barr library). UUCP's ReSisters will be singing, plus testimonies from women faith leaders and recognition of the #MeToo movement's stories. Carpooling will be available after the service to the capitol.

10:00 AM - Gathering for  Women's March and Rally at the Arizona State Capitol (1700 W Washington St.). Based on last year, this will be a large event with thousands of people. UUCP folks will try to gather together on the grass at the SW corner of 7th Ave and Adams St. Look for our new yellow "Side of Love" banner. Capitol parking will fill fast - extra parking is available on Adams St between 12th Ave and 15th Ave.
The march starts at 11:00, the route is planned to be a 2 mile loop. Wear comfortable clothes, bring water and a snack or some extra cash for food vendors. Sunday is supposed to be chilly - 62° and breezy. Events at the capitol should go until 4:00 PM.

9:30 AM & 11:15 AM - Standard Worship Services at UUCP

ASL Interpretation at 11:15 AM Service (1st and 3rd Sundays)
Music in the Garden
Sunday, January 21 at 8:30 in the Memorial Garden
Join Russ Braman in the memorial garden before service to relax with beautiful music. Come and go as you please.
Next Sunday, January 28
Intentional Democracy
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, January 28, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Our fifth UU principle upholds the value of democratic process in our congregations and in our society. Today as we gather for our mid-winter congregational meeting, we practice the self-governance that is our heritage and our future, foundational to our way of faith in a complex world.
Mid-Year Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 28 at 10:35 AM, between the two services, Sanctuary
The members of the Board of Trustees warmly invite you to a brief meeting to update you on campus construction plans, ministerial search progress, and the financial health of UUCP.  The meeting will be at 10:35 AM sharp, and it will end before the second service starts. All UUCP members and friends are asked to join us. Our shared commitment to democratic governance calls us to join together in discernment. Under the guidance of Rev. Margret, our very experienced interim minister, UCCP is in the midst of major transitions and exciting developments. We have lots of news to share! 
Starting Cooperative Businesses
Sunday, January 28, 12:45 PM in the Sanctuary
Carol Manetta will bring you news about a great movement going on to actively change the world's economy through a very large coalition of US and Canadian nonprofits. Economic inequality is being tackled by joining forces with one another to exchange ideas, resources and collaborations to spread the "bottom up economy". She will also talk about her work in activating the bottom up economy with some members of the Navajo Nation. Refreshments served participants.
Upcoming Classes & Events
3rd Friday Movie - When Elephants Fight
Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM in the Johnson Room
A documentary that explores the history and current situation of mineral exploitation and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will be joined by Peter Mayangi from Stand With Congo to talk about advocacy efforts for bringing peace to the Congo. Please contact Emrys below with any questions.
Memorial Service for Joe DeMarco
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Celebrate the life of Joseph DeMarco through a musical eulogy that follows his life across the world. 
Auction Fundraiser Has Been Extended
Auction ends at 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 21
The UUCP Auction is well underway. If you haven't already done so, it is time to get registered and start bidding on your favorite events. You can see the items at . The auction was scheduled to close on Sunday, January 21, at 12:30 PM. Since we have several people who will be attending the Women's March, the closing time for the auction will be extended until  8:00 PM on Sunday January 21. You may want to keep an eye on those items you are bidding on. One thing to be aware of - if you want two seats at an event, you must bid on two tickets. You could be outbid on one ticket and not the other, meaning you would end up with only one seat. Please watch your items closely. You may need to go in on Sunday evening and up your bid before bidding closes to win the final bid. Remember, all money goes to the Capital Campaign. There are still some real bargains to be had. Good luck to everyone who bids! Contact Bonnie White below if you have any questions.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 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 review measures for the implementation plan and conduct a 6 month review of the transitional period.  Please contact board President Vince Waldron via email below or by phone at 623-670-6500 if you have any questions.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, January 23, at 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. 
Information Workshop About the Ministerial Search Process
Sunday, February 4, 2018 in the Sanctuary after each service
Leader: Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, our primary contact with the UUA
Our congregation is getting ready to search for a new minister who will join us in Fall of 2019. In this short information session, we'll explore the steps we'll take to choose a great new minister for UU Congregation of Phoenix.
Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge
Through a challenge grant from a member UU congregation, UUCP (through our Foundation, UUFP) has an amazing opportunity to receive "FREE MONEY"!  To those who don't yet have wills, OR have not yet put UUFP or another UU entity in their wills (or have done so since 1/1/17), OR have not yet informed UUCP or UUA of your intentions, OR would like to re-examine your bequest-this is for you!  (Namely, all of us!)  For more information, come to an informational session on February 11, 18, or 25; contact any of us on the UUFP Board; or go to the "Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge" website below.
Couples Enrichment Class
Wednesdays, February 7 - March 14, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM in the Johnson Room
This workshop is for couples who want to work on their relationship. Couples of all genders, length of time together and relationship status (married, partnered, engaged, co-habitating or not) are welcome. Explore how to strengthen and rejuvenate your connection. Topics include healthy communication, respecting differences, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, relating to your larger community. Couple also explore how the 7 principles of UUism can create a more compassionate and deepening connection to each other.
Emma's Revolution Concert
Saturday, February 10, workshop from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, concert at 7:30 PM
Valley Unitarian Universalist - 6400 Del Rio, Chandler
Activist power duo Emma's Revolution at Valley Unitarian Universalist. Concert at 7:30 PM. Concert tickets $18 in advance, $22 at the door. Workshop from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: "Music: The Voice of Justice." How has music informed and propelled social justice movements of the past? What's happening in today's Resistance? How can we use music to fuel progressive movements for #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #TimesUp, voting rights, the environment, etc.? Learn, discuss and sing together with award-winning activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O, composers of "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" and more movement songs. Workshop Tickets $15. Concert/Workshop Combo $30. Tickets for sale below.
Several Adult Faith Development Classes Start Soon
Please go to to see what we have to offer. The Couples Enrichment class is always a big hit and Rev. Margret's Exploring your UU Identity sold out in fall. Rise up and Call Her Name and Sound, Light & Movement are sure to be amazing as well. Please visit the website, call Geoff at 602-840-8400 x 201 or coming into the office to register for any of the classes.
Save the Date for 2018 Regional Assembly
April 27-29, Portland, Oregon
The four districts of the UUA's Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, Oregon for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women's, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. Discount lodging is available at the Portland Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration below.