This Sunday, October 14, 2018
Identity, Language and Access
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Sunday, October 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
Living into our vision to be radically inclusive, we learn to use our language and structures in ways that respect people of all identities and abilities. Let us embark with courage and openness on the learning path as we become truly welcoming to all.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Every Sunday 9:45 AM in Annex B
Inquirers is a series for anyone who would like to meet others and learn more about UUCP. Each week after service join other newcomers, members, lay leaders and the membership team for a half hour of building connections and growing relationships. The second half hour explores changing topics each week, that go deeper into an area of ministry within our congregation. Inquirers topics include  Leadership, Children’s Ministry, Unicare, Social Justice, Membership, Congregational Tour and History, Small Group Ministry, Unitarian Universalism 101  and  Inside Worship Services. Coffee and treats provided, no sign-up necessary!
 
This week:   Small Groups
Advancing Justice
At the Advancing Justice table learn how to easily download the Outvote app to help get out the vote.
Poetry Coffeehouse
Sunday, October 14, 12:30 PM in Annex H
Come share and enjoy poetry at the Poetry Coffeehouse the second Sunday of every month after the second service in Annex H. For information, call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330. 
Next Sunday, October 21
How Did We Become a Racially Polarized Country/Faith?
Service Leader: Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kūpono Kwong
Sunday, October 21, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
The “original sin” of racism is our heritage in America, deeply woven into even our Unitarian and Universalist faith and theology .How can we change our trajectory to individually and collectively repent the sin of racism? Let us re-imagine our ever-evolving faith to build the world we dream about.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, October 21
Inquirers are invited to learn about UU 101
Upcoming Events
Poetry Writer’s Workshop
Monday, October 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Annex B
Mary Oliver wrote, “Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that.” The Poetry Workshop is the place and opportunity to let your creativity flow - a forum for all those writers who have been looking for a place to interact with like spirits and creators. Contact Rosemary Roenfanz at poetry@phoenixuu.org or please register at phoenixuu.org/poetry
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, October 16, 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.
Green Sanctuary Group
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 PM in Office #2
We are providing community night dinner November 1 so we will be discussing the logistics of that meal. After the November 1 meal, Kristen Wolfe from AZ Water Future will speak about HB2158, a bill that defines and protects ecological water and why it's so important. There are flyers on the back table for this and to sign up for the community night meal.
Spanish Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 PM in Annex C
Join José Diaz for Spanish conversation on current events and cultural topics. This drop-in group is best for people with intermediate Spanish skills.
Outdoor Group
Saturday October, 13
The hiking season is about to be underway. Saturday, October 13, is our second annual campout at Sunset Crater National Monument, 20 to 30 minutes northeast of Flagstaff. The Bonita Campground is closed; so we will be camping in the Cinder Hills Off Highway Vehicle Area. Please contact outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org or visit phoenixuu.org/outdoor-group for more information.
A Vigil of Healing for Women
Sunday, October 21, 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary
The current social and political climate has reawakened old vulnerabilities and hurts for women and those who identify as women, especially those who have experienced assaults and boundary violations in their lives. Our vigil of healing will offer a shared experience of contemplative music, readings, and healing ritual in a space of safety and acceptance. Child care will be available.
Phoenix Restoration Project
Many of you have been donating food and supplies so the migrants that ICE drops off at the bus station -- DOZENS each week -- are ready for their long journeys. Donations have sharply decreased in the last few weeks, but the migrants keep coming. Please throw an extra item or two in your shopping cart and bring next week, or order through Amazon at  phoenixuu.org/prp
Thursday Community Night & Faith Development

Join us in building a “Spiritual Community for our Time” every Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room through November 15, 2018. Each week features the culinary talents of the members of our congregation. A donation of $6 per adult, $3 per child under ten, or $12 per family, covers the cost of the meal (those experiencing financial hardship can receive a payment waiver). In the spirit of Radical Inclusion, food is labeled for allergens. If you’d like to join but have additional dietary restrictions or preferences, you are welcome to bring your own meal.
 
Following the meal, Thursday evenings are an opportunity to deepen our knowledge of what it means to be Theologically Diverse, Radically Inclusive, and Justice Centered. Children build community too, in Chalice Kids, free childcare between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. If you have any questions about Community Night or you’d like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), please contact communitynight@phoenixuu.org .

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Menu for October 18 - Baked Potato Bar with chili and toppings
 
Open Small Group (Drop-In)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Annex B
Drop in to experience the connection and to see what Small Groups are all about.
 
Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Facilitator: Dr. Gayle Cordes
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM in Annex F
“I can’t understand my kid.” “My partner just doesn’t get it.” “My employees don’t listen to what I tell them.” Sound familiar? We have all experienced struggles with interpersonal communications - maybe even worked on techniques to improve our skills. In this class, we will explore Stephen Covey’s Habit 5 from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. If you’d like to move beyond techniques alone, join us as we learn more about how to build the skills of empathetic listening on a base of character that inspires openness and trust. You must register for this at phoenixuu.org/afd or by calling 602-840-8400

Women’s Ritual
Facilitators: Pat Reed, Donna Talbot & Brenda Nelson
Thursday, October 18, 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. This month Sierra will be leading a Samhain ritual. Each month a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Menu for October 25 - West African Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew, with or without chicken
 
Singing Meditation
Thursday, October 25, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join Music Director Benjie Messer to center yourselves with an hour of singing meditation, including toning, chants, and simple songs from world traditions. No singing or meditation experience necessary.
 
Fighting for the Future of Arizona’s Public Schools
Thursday, October 25, 6:45 PM in Annex F
Join Melinda Merkel Iyer and Sharon Kirsch, two of the co-founders of Save Our Schools Arizona, for an engaging conversation about the state of public education in Arizona. Come learn what's happened to school funding over the years, discuss the history of privatization in our state, and explore the many ways for you to get involved! Register Here!!
 
Men’s Group
Thursday, October 25, 6:45 PM in Annex B
The primary goal of this men’s ministry is to assist men in our quest to discover who we are as men, as sons, fathers, grandfathers, husbands, partners, friends and brothers. We support and engender a masculinity that is male-positive, pro-feminist / womanist, gay-affirming, culturally and racially inclusive and diverse. A masculinity dedicated to spiritual and personal growth and one that challenges men to confront gender injustice, homophobia, racism, loneliness and the distrust between men and women, children, other men, ourselves, and the earth. We will meet in circles created as sacred spaces by men. Through listening to men’s stories, exercise, process and ritual, men will engage and explore the masculine and feminine energies resident in every man. 
A nnual Dance at UUCP
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Doors open at 6:00 PM for socializing
Come promenade, do si do, play, learn and laugh together under the joyful guidance of dance teacher Peg Hesley, to live traditional music. Invite family and friends and neighbors to join us for inter-generational fun. (Childcare available for the youngest). $2.00 -$5.00 per person optional contribution. Bring your water bottle; wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe footwear. Optional: Bring a plate of finger food to share Sponsored by lovers of fun and possibility. phoenixuu.org/dance
UUCP Arts and Craft Fair
Sunday, November 11, 2018, Before and After Sunday Services
All UUCP Artists, Crafters and lovers of Arts and Crafts are welcome to participate in this annual event – reserve a table to sell your artistic creations, or plan to come and do your holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind items! The Arts & Crafts Fair is a fundraiser to benefit UUCP!
Please visit phoenixuu.org/craftfair to reserve a table or contact Katy Boxley or Ruth Pinkus via email at craftfair@phoenixuu.org
UUCP Annual Auction
December 1, 2018, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM in the Sanctuary
The UUCP Auction is back bigger and better than ever. December 1 there will be a party with food, music, and auctioneers! Right now we are looking for people to offer up services, physical items, and events for the auction block. We could also use help planning and executing. Contact auction@phoenixuu.org for further information or go to phoenixuu.org/auction
UUCP Inclusion Ministry Team
As we work toward becoming a radically inclusive congregation, any interested member or friend is welcome to join the Inclusion Ministry Team, which will support implementation of the plans for gender inclusion and other initiatives to promote welcome, safety and justice for all. The team will begin work during October. To join, talk to Rev. Margret or email her at  minister@phoenixuu.org .
Opportunities to Serve
  • Seeking members and friends to create a new Racial Justice Task Force. For more information, see Anthony Johnson.
EEC Silent Auction for the Play Structures

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