This Sunday, March 5
Combined Campaign Kick-off: Now More Than Ever 
Service Leader:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, March 5 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Now more than ever, we are committed to making our congregation as strong as it can be to amplify our values and vision of justice, diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever, we need to invest in making our vision and values reality. This service is the kickoff to our combined stewardship and capital campaign to support our ministry next year and provide for greater accessibility and ministry capacity at UUCP.
UUCP Community Book Corner
Sunday, March 5 at the back of the Sanctuary
March's theme is Vision and Action and there are three featured books, one each, for adults, young adults and children. There will be other books, as well, which promote our UU values. Come celebrate the theme of Vision and Action with a purchase, browsing or sharing your thoughts!
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, March 5, at 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 Apack below if you are able to help.
EMAIL RENE
Next 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!
Upcoming Classes and Events
Poetry Coffeehouse
Sunday, March 5, at 11:00 AM in Annex H
People die for lack of what is found in Poetry. Join us at poetry coffeehouse on Sunday, March 5th at 11:00 AM in Room H in the second Annex. 
Second Wednesday Small Group
Wednesday, March 8, at 1:00 PM in Annex B
Facilitators:  Anne Lackey & Jan Bickley
This small group will discuss the monthly theme in a small group format. Small groups provide a space to tend to your heart and spirit. Each group is led by a trained facilitator.
SMALL GROUP INFORMATION
CONTACT SMALL GROUP ADMINISTRATOR
Community Night
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Every Thursday evening through April, 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.
Following Community night,  Thursday evenings feature many activities: small groups, adult faith development, Pathway to Membership, and more. Chalice Kids childcare is available between  6:30-8:30.

March Menu

3/9 - Chicken Mulligatawny (a British dish with roots in Indian cuisine, similar to a chicken curry), Vegetable Jalfrezzi, Basmati Rice, Palek Paneer (a spinach and cheese dish), Naan, and a Mango Lassi (smoothie) bar from the Coming of Age Youth. Chefs: Emrys Staton + Janine Gelsinger
CONTACT JANINE
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.
CONTACT SARAH
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
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.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SMALL GROUPS
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.
CONTACT PAT REED
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. If you have questions about the training, a Emrys Staton will host a discernment discussion on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at UUCP. 
RSVP for Direct Action Training
CONTACT EMRYS
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!
CONTACT KATHRYN
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. 
JUSTICE DA INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Emotional Intelligence:  Taking Turns
Facilitators:  Mary Dawes & Natalie Fabert 
Thursday, March 16 from 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
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
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
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. 
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