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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd
10:30 AM

"...On Account of Sex":
100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
With Worship Associate
Katie Quinn
August 18th is the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. In this important election year and when women are still struggling for equal representation, we will talk about this momentous milestone, including who wasn't included in the 19th amendment, the complicated moral issues involved and why this is so relevant to our Unitarian Universalist principles.


Sunday’s Service online via Zoom. 
To attend, please click link:


Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 939 9248 9556 | Password: CoffeeHour


Children’s Ministries Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 954 5851 8843 | Password: KidsCoffee

You may use a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are asked to install the Zoom application, say yes. Feel free to share this link with friends and family!

If you have problems with Zoom, you may view the service live on YouTube. Or after the service, you can watch it any time.
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Programming August 23rd-August 28th
Please visit https://zoom.us/join 
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
August 23rd

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
939 9248 9556
Password: CoffeeHour

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
954 5851 8843
Password: KidsCoffee

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
915 0535 2349
Password: YRUU

12:30 pm
Sam Kirkland
Meeting ID:
957 9957 2120
Password: OWL3
August 24th

8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID:
956 6366 2771
Password: 550602

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
August 25th

6:00 pm
UUCP Board of Trustees
Meeting ID:
958 0517 5464
Password: 260330


6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
August 26th
12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

3:30 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
912 3942 4225
Password: 616801

6:30 pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID:
921 1845 9883
Password: 704555
August 27th

11:00 am
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
959 8987 7787
Password: 567193

1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345

Evening Vespers - Cancelled this week

August 28th

4:00 pm
K thrUU 5th Grade
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert
If you don’t have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone
OR don’t want to be on video, you can simply call in to
346-248-7799 and enter the Meeting ID number.
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Help Us with a Monthly Food & Supply Drive for our Navajo Nation Community
At the end of June, a second truck full of supplies was delivered to the Navajo reservation for the extended family and community friends of a UUCP member. A wonderful team of folks came together again to donate funds, shop, store, and deliver it all to make this happen – and the recipients, many of whom are recovering from COVID or caring for them, were very appreciative. Recovery takes time for the elders, and more people continue to be infected. We are beginning another collection which will be delivered mid-August, and would appreciate your help. If you are able to contribute and are not already on the team list, please use this form to let us know how you would be willing to be involved.  Many thanks for your generosity.

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UUCP is Beginning to Plan for
Adult Classes in the Fall
There are many curricula and resources available, such as:
  • Varieties of Spiritual Practice
  • UU History 101
  • Coming of Age for Adults
  • UU Theology
  • Creating Your UU Elevator Speech
And so many more.
If you are interested in helping to develop our adult faith development program, please email afd@phoenixuu.org.
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Maryland School
Back to School Supply Drive

School is starting, with many concerns and a variety of formats. Children want to learn and teachers want to facilitate that, safely and successfully, however it can be managed. Our goal with the Maryland School Project is to support their efforts where we can, budgets are even more stretched this year, and they still need school supplies to give out during the semester to children when they pick up their Chromebooks, breakfast/lunch bags, and other instructional materials.
Here is a sign-up link with more details and the list of supplies they have suggested.  We would be very grateful for an online order of supplies or a donation for us to shop.
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Across the country UU’s are expanding the coalition of people prepared to overcome voter suppression and #votelove in 2020.

The next phonebank is August 25th from 6-8 pm ET.

This is an all hands on deck moment!
Please sign up and help us recruit more volunteers.
People understand what a crucial moment we are in and our nation is in right now.
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UUCP Board of Trustees Meeting
August 25, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Meeting ID: 958 0517 5464
Password: 260330
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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • With the national conventions in the news, it’s easy to put AZ elections to the side. Melinda Iyer, UUCP member, wrote a one-page list of 8 Reasons to Pay Attention to State Politics. We encourage you to keep these in mind. As Melinda writes, “State laws directly affect our daily lives....Local politics shape national change.” 
Arizona must do more to help workers, caregivers, and other essential employees who help vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities. Contact Governor Ducey and urge him to protect the lives of seniors and people with disabilities who live in nursing homes and other large facilities
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outdoor group
The Outdoor Group
We had originally planned on our season opener campout in Flagstaff to be the first weekend in October. It is with sad heart that I must announce that it is cancelled. The O’Leary Campground is closed because of the pandemic. 
 
As it now stands, we will not be hiking until further notice. I encourage you to get out on the trails with your family and enjoy the outdoors, but getting together just doesn’t seem to be the prudent action right now.
 
There will be announcements in Compass when it is safe to resume. In the meantime, stay safe and know that this too shall pass. If you have questions, please contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org.
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Security & Communication Enhancements at UUCP
Part of being a beloved and welcoming community is assuring that we do as much as possible to assure that congregants, visitors, and staff feel safe and secure when they come to our campus. We were working on this before the pandemic, but have expanded how we think of keeping our people and property safe while the building is closed.  

The Property and Safe Congregation Teams have been working diligently, while everyone is out of the building, to install new equipment and systems to enhance safety and communication on our campus. 
  • In the coming weeks, we will be installing new doors and a programmable key card door access system in the main building. Our current “key access” is not secure; it is hard to keep track of keys, particularly with people losing their keys, moving away, or shifting commitments in which a key is no longer needed. And as many of you know, the current door locking system is “clutzy” at best, and people are not always diligent about locking up after after-hours gatherings. The new system will focus on keeping people safe and the building secure (locked), yet easily accessible and welcoming for those with scheduled activities.
  • An expanded PA system will allow for announcements to be broadcast to the front lobby, Johnson Room, and RE wing in the main building.
  • Cameras will be installed at select building entry and external locations, with remote monitoring and video-recording capability.
  • A new Wifi system is being installed to enhance communication in the main building, RE wing, and Annex.
  • We are looking into LED lighting for the parking lots.

Additionally, an Emergency Response Manual covering everything from medical emergency to active shooter situations to utility failure has been published and is available in paper format in key locations throughout the campus (Office 1 & 2, Greeters’ and Ushers’ Desks, Annex B, and Minister’s Office) as well as online on our UUCP website à Publications, via your Realm password access: https://www.phoenixuu.org/test-page-emergency-response-manual/.
While writing the manual, we took into special consideration the UUA’s guidelines on “Alternatives to Calling the Police” https://www.uua.org/safe/handbook/alternatives-calling-police.
We urge all to review these materials.

If you have any questions, please contact: safety@phoenixuu.org
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Earth Justice Ministry
Earth Justice Ministry is sharing lists of books, films, podcasts and webinars we've learned about during the time we've been at home, attending Wednesday lunches with the minister and other get-togethers. Topics range from child psychology to prisons, to plastics in the environment. They are now on our part of the webpage for UUCP and can be accessed at this link:

We're looking for ways to make this interactive so you can add to it.
Death Valley recently reported a high temperature of 130 degrees, the hottest temperature recorded in the world, according to the AZ Republic. There have been more than 220 heat related deaths in the Valley, so ASU is looking into opening more than the approx. 106 cooling centers now in operation. If you are interested in learning more about this, weekly Monday meetings at 2 pm are held via zoom:
Melissa Guardaro is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://asu.zoom.us/j/5719153374
For more information, you may contact  mguardar@asu.edu  
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Sunday Services are Currently Online
 
NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th
10:30 am

The Best Medicine

Led By:
Rev. Kimberley Debus
With Worship Associate
Sam Kirkland
Amidst the pains, sorrows, and struggles of the pandemic, we need the wisdom and healing humor brings to help us heal our spirits and bear the crudeness of reality. We'll consider ways to make space for joy and find the funny.
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Stewardship Update
Our March month-long stewardship drive is over, but we are still hoping to get 100% of congregational participation. We still need forms from many of you. You may complete your commitment form online by clicking complete your pledge form online here. Or, you may enter your pledge amount and payment information in Realm (please select the drop-down to indicate "2020-2021 Pledge").
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Receiving Suspicious Emails
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 scammers have been sending out fictitious emails claiming to be Rev. Christine. Please be aware of emails asking for assistance or requesting you to purchase something. Rev. Christine will NEVER ask for money or gift cards over email. If you receive an email like this, please delete it. 
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Join UUJAZ to learn, grow, and act our values through social justice! Sign up for monthly mUUvie night and book groUUp, weekly UU the Vote Action Hour or office hours with Janine. Participate in an online course: Beloved Conversations, Trans Inclusion in Congregations, How Do We Defund the Police?, Summer Organizing School, or Widening the Circle of Concern. Take action at weekly #FreeThemAll car protests, or find actions from home on our Facebook group for Justice as a Spiritual Practice.
Learn more and sign up at uujaz.org.
UUJAZ Upcoming Events:
Tuesdays @ 6 pm
Each Tuesday, Join UUJAZ for an hour of engagement. Each week will rotate through education on the issues, visits from guest partners, training on deep canvassing conversations, and phone/text banking "action hours."
Wednesdays
5:30-7 pm
Aug 26th, & Sept 2nd
You've participated in Q+A's about the call to defund police, and our faith movement. Now, get into the details about how that looks in policies and budgets.
Thursdays
7-8 pm
Aug 27th - Sept 10th
Are you a congregational leader, on the membership team, board, faith development, worship team, leadership development... or any role?

The commission's report is available free to read online, or as a downloadable PDF for a limited time, or can be purchased from the UUA bookstore, InSpirit.
Fridays
10-11 am
Join UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger any Friday morning for a casual "office hours" on Zoom. Since we aren't traveling around the state, Janine misses the informal opportunities to chat after service, or in the hallway, because its often where the best ideas are born! Bring your questions, chat about the social justice news this week in AZ, or suggest what programming you'd like to see UUJAZ do next.
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