This Sunday, October 23
Fitting our Faith in the Ballot Box - How elections impact our hearts and souls. 
Service Leaders:  Emrys Staton
Sunday, October 23 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
As UUs, we might assume that many of us are on the same page when it comes to our electoral preferences, or at least in the same chapter. But we are more diverse than we may know- and affirming that diversity is a worthy challenge.
Next Sunday, October 30
Dia de los Muertos 
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Emrys Staton, Katie Resendiz
Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
This all-ages service invites us to remember our loved ones who have died through a ritual of remembrance, sharing our gratitude for the love shared. Everyone is invited to bring a photograph, or memento of loved ones to place on the altars of remembrance. 
Upcoming Classes and Events
Memorial Garden Cleanup is Cancelled 
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the memorial garden clean up that was scheduled for Saturday morning. Please reply to this email if you have any questions.  
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 25 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 we will revisit a previously postponed discussion of the role of youth representatives on the board and discuss a communication plan for keeping the congregation up-to-date on the implications of Rev. Susan's campaign. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with questions or comments.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, October 25 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 or Katherine Kruse at 602-369-9477
Community Night
Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Community nights are opportunities for us to gather together and eat in community.
Each Thursday in October & November, we gather together for a meal at 6:00 PM, followed by programming for adults and children. Bring your appetite, enthusiasm and a side dish or dessert to share if you're able. The suggested donation is $5/adults, $2/children under 10, $10/family. You are welcome to bring a sack supper if you prefer.  The meal this week is Veggie Enchiladas
For more information about community nights, please email Janine Gelsinger below.
Young Adult Small Group
Thursday, October 27, at 6:45 PM, Annex C 
Facilitators:  Caitlin Tuffin-Gaspar & Sarah Moore
The young adult small group is a place for "younger" adults to get together and talk about issues important to us. We provide a safe space to share ideas and challenge each other respectfully. We are an open group and anyone who feels they are a young adult - regardless of age - is welcome to join and share their thoughts with us. For more information, email Caitlin below. 
UUJAZ Issue & Action Day
Saturday, October 29 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the UU Congregation in Surprise
Join UUs from around the state to learn and plan for action. The day will include a panel of speakers offering updates on "the state of" UUJAZ's five issue areas, a delicious local lunch, and facilitated break-out sessions.  
The five focus Issue Areas for this year are Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Water, Immigration, and Education. Featured speakers include Michael Soto from Arizona Community Action Association, Jennifer Martin from the Sierra Club, and Carlos Garcia from Puente Human Rights Movement.
Register Below
Photo Shoot for New Directory
November 9 - 12, 2016, Johnson Room
Our new photo directory will be printed by Lifetouch in December. All members and staff are asked to sign up to have their pictures taken to be included. No purchase is required. Please sign up at the table in the Johnson Room this weekend or you can sign up online at the link below Monday-Thursday. 
Memorial Service for Lucienne Collaer Rusconi
Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 PM
There will be a memorial service for our beloved Lucienne Collaer Rusconi on Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Please join us for the service and a reception after in the Johnson Room.
UU Arts & Craft Fair 
Sunday, November 13, Before and after services on the patio
Unique, handmade items by our own UU artists and crafters will be available for purchase. A minimum of 20% of all sales will go back to supporting our mission. Shop local, shop UU!
Live Service Auction
December 4, 2016 11 am, Sanctuary
Deadline to Donate: November 20
The focus of this year's auction is "Connections." The auction provides a fun way for our community to connect over dinners, services, lessons, tours, etc. Stop by the auction table on Sundays during coffee hour to learn more or visit our website:
Interested in Worship Associates? Applications now open!
Are you interested in getting more involved in worship at UUCP? Worship Associates work with the worship team to create and shape services and monthly themes. It's an opportunity to be a part of the one of the most central aspects of this community. Applications will be accepted through Oct 30th. Please speak with a current Associate or Rev. Susan if you'd like to know more. More information/application below.