This Sunday, March 12
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There! 
Service Leader:  Emrys Staton
Sunday, March 12 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Keen observation informs clear vision and effective action. From arid lands farming to liberation praxis to activism & resistance, the practice of being observant serves as the foundation for it all.
Board Chat
Sunday, March 12, at 10:30 AM in Annex D
Join the Board of Trustees for a monthly conversation keeping you updated on what we're working on. We want to hear your voice to ensure we're being a spiritual community of our time. These chats will be held the 2nd Sunday of Each Month in Annex D between services.
Starting Point
Sunday, March 12, at 10:45 AM in the Foyer
Meet Janine Gelsinger, our Membership Coordinator, and a member of our Children's Ministry program in the front foyer at 10:45 AM for a brief tour of our campus. You will have a chance to learn about our programs and ask questions in this informal introduction to UUCP. No sign up. Just show up!
Next Sunday, March 19
Calling: The Space Where Vision and Action Meet
Service Leader:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Calling is a word I use a lot at UUCP. It is a word that has meaning in my own life and path. We use the word "calling" in our mission statement and when we talk about our vision. What does calling mean, and how does one discern and follow a call?
Upcoming Classes and Events
The 1917 Bisbee Mine Deportation
Friday, March 10, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Folk singer and historian Charlie King will give a unique presentation on a piece of Arizona history that is relevant for us 100 years later. Using visuals, narration and song, King outlines the labor organizing and repression of a miner's strike in Bisbee. Following the presentation, former AZ state senator and political activist Alfredo Gutierrez will speak about more contemporary history and organizing work. $10 suggested donation at the door will go to Puente, AZ. 
Young Adult Small Group
Tuesday, March 14, at 6:45 PM in Annex C
Facilitators:  Sarah Moore & Claire Bethel
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, please email Sarah below.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, March 14, 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 or Katherine Kruse at 602-369-9477
Community Night
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
This March, we continue our Community Night tradition. Every  Thursday evening, join us at  6:00 PM in the Johnson Room, for food and friendship. Each week features the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation: two main dishes (one vegetarian), as well as sides, salad and bread. A donation of $5 per adult, $2 per child under ten, or $10 per family, covers the cost of the meal. If you'd like to join, but have dietary restrictions or preferences, you are welcome to bring your own meal. 

Community Night Menu:

3/16 - Chicken Cornbread Bake with mild green chilies, Grilled Vegetables, Wild Rice with fresh veggies + herbs, and Salad. Chef: Linda Vance, Sous Chef: Carol Manetta

Following Community night,  Thursday evenings feature many activities: small groups, adult faith development, Pathway to Membership, and more. Check out the UUCP website to sign up. Chalice Kids childcare is available between  6:30-8:30.

If you have any questions about Community Night, or you'd like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread) please contact  Janine below. If you enjoy contributing, but cannot commit in advance, bringing a dessert to share is always welcome.
Open Small Group
Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 PM in Annex B
Small Group Ministry is an ideal way to connect to others and tend to your heart and spirit at UUCP.  Life can feel like a frenzied struggle against a materialistic world, which leaves us feeling disconnected from our deepest selves and without the energy to reach out in love and service to others. They follow the monthly worship themes and offer a way to engage the themes in your daily life and grow and learn with a group while sharing your own story, insights and learnings. Check out our Open Drop-In group Thursday, March 16, to see what a small group is like. For more info visit the link below.
Women's Ritual
Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join a group of women for earth-centered rituals that honor the season, the phases of the moon and personal spirituality. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in. Contact Pat Reed for more information below.
3rd Friday Movie - "Two Americans
Friday, March 17, at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
This film follows the story of Kathy, a 9-year-old girl, and her fight against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department after Joe Arpaio arrests her mother during a workplace immigration raid at a carwash. Set against the backdrop of Arizona's new anti-immigrant law, SB1070, the story is both familiar and inspiring. Kathy, now 17 years old, will join us along with some of her family to give an update on their story and help us understand how the immigrant community is bracing itself for intensifying immigration enforcement.

Snacks for sale by Coming of Age youth
Landscape Work Day
Saturday, March 18, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vince Waldron will lead our next Work Day. Projects include removing dead and overgrown cactus patches (bring the heavy duty gloves!), cleaning up the rocks on the Memorial Garden Trail, cleaning out the water collectors that feed the birds, cleaning out the statue pool, etc. All ages welcomed!
Sewing and Craft Circle
Saturday, March 18, drop in between Noon and 4:00 PM
The Sewing and Craft Circle will meet in the Johnson room on March 18 to make simple items to help others. This month, we are focusing on drawstring pillowcase bags to benefit the 17,000 children in foster care around Arizona. Sewing machines are appreciated but not necessary! We need people to cut and string drawstring, so all ages and skill levels welcome! Bring some pillowcases and a snack to share, and let's create change together! Can't make it to our pillowcase party? Drop your gently used pillowcases in the box in the lobby! Contact Rhia Schaudt by email below or you can also call/text her at 602-574-8365.
Love Takes Courage: Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Saturday, March 18, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at UUCP
UUCP, along with People United for Justice, will host an introductory training to non-violent direct action strategy and techniques. With a vision rooted in how faith communities engage in sacred resistance, trainers will explore both the history and present use of direct action through a mix of instruction, breakout groups, panel discussions, and role playing. Emrys Staton will lead a discernment discussion at 7:00 PM on Thursday March 16 at UUCP.
RSVP for Direct Action Training
Welcoming vs. Othering
Thursday, March 23rd 7:00 PM or 
Sunday, April 30th at 9:00 AM
In this time of growth for our congregation, how do we welcome visitors in a way that our vision calls us: as radically inclusive? How do we bring a sense of belonging to our new members? This workshop will deep dive into what it means to Welcome. Members of the Welcoming Ministry (greeters and ushers) as well as previous or current STARS are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone interested in learning more. For more information, contact Janine below.
Outdoor Group Hike
Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 AM
Come enjoy the nature we hope to preserve for future generations by hiking with the UU Outdoor Group. We have shorter and longer hike options with most of our bi-monthly hikes. To sign up for email notices, please contact Bonnie White below. The cost for great scenic views is $2 per person for UUCP and your effort climbing.  Hope you'll join us soon and often. Our next hike will be the Go John Trail in Cave Creek Regional Park on March 25.
Coming of Age Fundraiser Needs Your Help
Sunday, March 26 in Between Services
Calling all stuffed animals and baked goods! The youth of the COA program are having a spring fundraiser to help fund their end of year trip to San Diego. We are in need of s tuffed animals in used but good condition. We are also in need of baked goods for the bake sales. Please bring your stuffed animal donations to Katie Resendez's room and contact Kathryn Peacock at the link below or at 602-653-6114 if you have any questions.

Please email Kathryn with what you are bringing to the bake sale. Thank you!
Justice District Assembly
March 31 - April 2 in Southern Arizona
Gather with UUs from Arizona, Southern California and Las Vegas in Southern Arizona for interactive immersion experiences, led by 30 partner organizations, designed to connect you to the social, environmental and spiritual facets of immigration justice. Sunday morning worship will take place at the border wall in Nogales, AZ. 
Living Boldly in Difficult Times 
Facilitators:  Joan Gale & Anne Lackey
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Johnson Room
Class Fee:  $10 a person
Here is your update on a basic guide for life, including research and skills training that focuses on the deeper meaning of the simple rule. Today we need help with managing our emotional reaction to others, in order to understand another's perspective and work together to achieve mutual respect and develop options. At home, at work, in discussions, a few simple guidelines can make the world a better place, and increase our happiness. Please register for this AFD class below.
Emotional Intelligence:  Taking Turns Registration
Traveling 2nd Friday is changing days in March and April
Due to the Charlie King concert in March and Easter weekend in April, Traveling 2nd Fridays in March and April will be on the 4th Friday of the month. March's subject is Venice:  Queen of the Sea and April's is Syrian Refugees Landing in Greece.
Pathway to Membership
Thursdays,  April 6th + 13th at  6:45pm
Pathway to Membership is a class that invites you to meet with other folks considering membership, and hear more from ministers, leaders,and recently-joined members about what it means to be a member of our congregation. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and UUCP, get to know each other in groups, and ask questions. 

The class ends with an invitation to join by signing the membership book and pledging your support. There is no pressure to join. We recognize membership is a commitment and we hope people will take their time before joining.

To register, stop by the welcome table in the lobby and fill out the registration, register on the UUCP website, or contact Janine Gelsinger below.
Justice Advocacy Table
Look for the table set up in the back of the UUCP sanctuary with postcards and information about pressing legislative issues that we can speak out on. Guided by People United for Justice, we will have action items and opportunities each week for the congregation to participate in.