This Sunday, February 25
Service Leader:  Lisa McDaniel- Hutchings
Sunday, February 25, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Unitarian Universalists provided leadership in reaching moral victories such as abolition, women's suffrage, equal marriage. However since the election, policy changes affecting race relations, climate change, income inequality, immigration, and more assault us continually. How can we sustain ourselves as we resist divisiveness and hate? How can we remain resilient?
Share the Plate with UUJAZ
Sunday, February 25, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Share the Plate this Sunday with the UUJAZ Network whose mission is to engage Arizona UUs in justice-making through social justice ministries, connecting UU activists across the state, partnering with like-minded justice organizations, and empowering UUs to work for socially just public policy. Led by Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings (, the network includes members of 13 Arizona congregations who work together on the issues of Immigration, Education, Economic Justice, Water and Race
Between the Services: UUJAZ Update
Get some coffee and snacks, then meet Rev. Lisa in the sanctuary for an update on our state action network, Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona network (UUJAZ).  Come hear what the UUJAZ network is doing about racial justice, economic justice, education, immigration and water in Arizona. You can take action too!
Ending Private Prisons, A presentation by John Dacey
Sunday, February 25, at 12:45 in the Sanctuary 
The United States and the majority of state governments have created a justice system that promotes incarceration to drive profit, disproportionately impacting the poor and communities of color. Prisoners are calculated as growth commodities on corporate balance sheets and shareholders are fiscally rewarded when private prison populations increase. This practice is inherently flawed and violates the "life and liberty" guarantees in the US Constitution. Incarceration-for-profit is the new slavery.
Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge
Sunday, February 25,12:15 PM in Annex B 
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 Sunday; contact any of us on the UUFP Board; or go to the "Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge" website below.
Help Needed for Kids at Maryland School 
This Sunday is the last for our February collection of supplies for Maryland School - hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and boxes of tissue. Your generosity helps keeps the kids healthier and lessens the strain on teachers' own pocketbooks. Thank you for helping.
Next Sunday, March 4
Yin and Yang
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, March 4, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
A core principle in traditional philosophies is the inherent and healthy balance between the forces of darkness and light, feminine and masculine, assertive and receptive. How do we create balance in our lives so that we are both active and nourished by sources of outer and inner darkness and light?
New Day Center Volunteers Needed
Sunday, March 4, 5:00 PM at the New Day Center
Live out the UU commitment to serving those in need by serving a meal to the 150 parents and children of the UMOM New Day Center. This is a one-time, two-hour commitment. Please email Rene below to help.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Cabaret: The Spirit of Broadway
Saturday, March 3, Doors open at 6:00 PM and show starts at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $10-25 (suggested) per adult, no charge for youth under 18
UUCP's music program welcomes you to a Cabaret-style musical theater show of songs with a spiritual side. Come see your favorite UUCP singers onstage, with lights, sound, orchestra and more! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, and childcare will be provided for children unable to watch the show. All proceeds will benefit the Minister's Discretionary Fund, which is used to help members and visitors in financial need. You can buy tickets below right now and even see a short sneak peek on Thursday after community night.
Join UUCP's new Justice Text Alert service
Text UUCP to 33222 to begin receiving timely alerts for justice actions and events in the community. We will send a few messages a month with reminders and basic information to keep you informed and plugged in! 
Apply to be a UUCP Delegate at General Assembly
UUCP warmly invites members to apply to be delegates at the annual General Assembly. We seek a diverse team of delegates, from all walks of UUCP life. Both new and experienced members are welcome to apply. Scholarships are available to help offset travel costs for those with financial need. Apply now so you can take advantage of early registration discounts. Application at the link below.
Sound, Light and Movement Adult Faith Development Class
Saturdays, March 3,10 and 17 from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Facilitators: Aaron Ford and Stuart Silverman
This course blends art, music, and movement in creative ways to promote personal and collective awareness, empowerment, and healing. The facilitators will guide personal and group activities, followed by discussions, with the intention of raising consciousness. Participants should be prepared for some body movement (all abilities welcome) and sharing in a small group setting. Please sign up at the back of the Sanctuary today or register below.
Sunday, February 25 at 12:30 PM after the 2nd Service
We have rented a large dumpster to get rid of some bulk trash and we have not found help with throwing the junk by the trash area away. Can you please stay after 2nd service on Sunday to help throw this away? We are also going to have a TON of room left so feel free to bring your own bulk trash to throw away if you are having trouble getting rid of it. Geoff Anderla will be here after 2nd service to help. Feel free to call or text him at 623-252-5619 if you have any question about helping or bringing your own junk.
Community Night
Thursday, March 1, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Join us at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room for food and friendship. A donation of $5 per adult, $2 per child under ten, or $10 per family covers the cost of the meal. Each dinner  features the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation. Community Night is not a potluck. If you'd like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), please signup in advance.

Want a "sneak preview" of our upcoming Cabaret show? Our first rehearsal with lights, sound and orchestra is this evening and our cast and crew welcome you to step in after dinner to watch the first fifteen minutes of rehearsal. 
Menu for March 1  Split pea soup and vegetarian vegetable soup (both gluten-free) from Linda Vance. Salad, bread and gluten free cornbread from Ruth Crowley.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, February 27, 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.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 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 conduct preliminary talks on 2018-2019 budget priorities, discuss the Ministerial Search Process, and review applications for GA delegates. Call or email Vince Waldron at 623-670-6500 or by email below with questions or comments.
Two New Spanish Classes
Intermediate class meets Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in Annex C
Beginner class meets Thursdays, at 6:45 PM in Annex D
UUCP is adding a new beginners Spanish class along with the existing culture and conversation group. Join José Diaz on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM for Spanish conversation on current events and cultural topics. This drop-in group is best for people with basic or intermediate Spanish skills. Join Jim Breuer for beginners Spanish language instruction, learning new vocabulary and grammar.
Spring Con for High Schoolers
March 2-4 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura in California
Join your fellow youth for Spring Con, March 2-4 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, California!  A youth conference or "con" is a weekend retreat planned and run as a collaboration between high school youth and supporting adults.  Engage in meaningful justice work, worship, and community building with peers from around the district. Find out more and register below.
First Annual Community Dance at UUCP
Saturday, March 24, doors open at 6:00 PM and the dancing starts promptly at 6:30 PM
"Promenade" and "sashay" at our First Annual community dance!  Those are just fancy words for walking and moving to music! Learn and enjoy the finer points with your UUCP friends and family! Peg Hesley will teach and inspire us through traditional community dance patterns with the lively music of her fiddler, Jeff Thorn. Suggested optional contribution of $2 per dancer. Bring your water bottle and optionally, a plate of finger food to share for refueling midway through the evening. Toe tapping sideliners welcome. Suggested attire:  Comfortable clothes and closed-toed footwear.