This Sunday, November 11, 2018
Democracy, Through My Eyes
Service Leader: Anthony Johnson
Sunday, November 11, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
When I first learned that the word “Democracy” was nowhere in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence, I was startled. Our government is a Democracy! It turns out our Founders actually feared democratic rule, preferring the word “Republic.” What is the difference; what does that mean for us today?
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. 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:   Covenant
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 so plan to come and do your holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind items from over 20 UUCP Vendors! The Arts & Crafts Fair is a fundraiser to benefit UUCP!
Poetry Coffeehouse
Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 AM in Annex H
Poetry Coffeehouse is a forum for congregation members and friends who write and or enjoy poetry. Our purpose is to read, encourage and appreciate poets and other writers. It is a small group ranging from 4 to 8 in attendance. Contact Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330 for additional information.
The Sunday post-election message from the Advancing Justice team will be rest, reflection and readiness for what lies ahead. Learn about challenges to come in AZ and the US. If you do not already know, find out what congressional and legislative districts you are in so you can find out who your elected representatives will be. Then rest some more -- we will need strength and courage as we continue to fight for policies that align with our principles.
Next Sunday, November 18
Service Leaders: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall and the Ministerial Search Committee
Sunday, November 18, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
Your voice is clear. In this traditional service of Bread Communion, Search Committee members share with you some of the voices we have gathered from the congregation, in a chorus that has inspired us in our search for your minister.

Bread Service
Sunday, November 18
The Traditional Bread Service is coming up soon! All are invited to bring a special bread from your personal or family traditions to share at the central table at the end of each service.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, November 11
Inquirers are invited to learn about Our Worship Calendar
Upcoming Events
November Theme - Democracy
UUF FACT OR FICTION?? - The UU Foundation voting membership is limited to UUCP members who have been active at least 5 years with the congregation.

ANSWER :  FICTION – The UU Foundation is a democratic organization with UUCP members ALSO being UU Foundation voting members, regardless of how long they have been UUCP members.
UUCP Annual Auction
December 1, 2018, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Party time with food, music, and auctioneers! We need people to offer up services, physical items, and events for the auction block. When that hammer goes down, be part of the fun. We want to have items up for bid that fit all ages, all wallets, and many interests. Also please sign up to help plan and execute. Contact for further information or go to .

Outdoor Group
The Outdoor Group offers exercise combined with a healthy dose of connection to fellow UUer’s who love being outside and having fun. November 10 we will be hiking The Barnhardt Trail. For additional information head over to  or contact  for details.
Green Sanctuary
Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 PM in Office #2
Please join us to help plan for keeping up pressure about water issues in Arizona to plan our collection of recycled materials for the Art Resource Center, opportunities to continue work and conversations on climate justice and meet like-minded environmentalists. Light refreshments will be served and friends are welcome.
Inclusion Team
The Inclusion Team meets at noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month, in the Minister's Office. The meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, whether just once or ongoing.
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 .

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Final one of the year!

Menu for November 15 - A variety of homemade winter soups, with salad and corn muffins.
BLUUBox - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM in Annex F - Register at
The Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Spiritual Subscription Box, and the corresponding group at UUCP, is a one-of-a kind, innovative way for individuals and congregations to inform, grow and deepen their faith. With content grounded in the lived experiences and diverse perspectives of Black Unitarian Universalists, this subscription box is a wholly unique opportunity to connect one’s beliefs to faith - led action while building community with others who are dedicated to justice-making and liberation through our shared faith. The September group is free and open for all to try. For the ongoing monthly groups, please subscribe at
Women’s Ritual
Facilitators: Pat Reed, Donna Talbot & Brenda Nelson
Thursday, November 15, 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. Donna is leading the group on gratitude. Each month a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in.
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.
Parents With Young(er) Children – drop-in friendly
Thursday, November 15, 6:45 PM in Annex C
Facilitator: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Join with others who are in a parenting role to little ones for a group discussion that engages adults in quiet reflection while the small people are cared for in a loving space nearby.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 4:00 PM
Join UUCP members, friends and extended families for a community Thanksgiving dinner. Our community comes together to provide the meal, so please visit  to sign up for the dish you would like to bring. 
Now that Horizons is over...
We are going to be posting quite a bit more content on UUCP's website,, and you can be emailed every time we post a new article online. We will also be posting the monthly theme packet as well as information about upcoming events. If you are interested in seeing these notifications in your email, please click on the link below.

Looking Ahead

We have several special services and events upcoming in December so please mark your calendars now.
Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop & Worship
Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM & December 2
Rev. Keith Kron, UUA Transitions Director
Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT)” is a weekend program designed to promote inclusive thinking and help participants come to terms with their own, often involuntary “categorical thinking.” The program is conducted by trained leaders who have examined their own fears and prejudices, and have learned effective methods to address these fears in themselves and in our UU congregations. During morning services on Sunday, Keith Kron, will lead both services to share valuable insights.  
Saturday, December 22, Blue Christmas
5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
There is much joy in the holiday season, but it can also be a painful time for those who have experienced loss. This gentle service will offer a space of holding, with music, spoken word and meditative ritual, to provide support in the sadness that can be present among the celebrations of this time. Child care will be provided.
December 23:  Light in the Darkness
Se rvice Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Night falls earlier, the air cools, the dark time of winter solstice affects us even in the desert.  Around the world and through the ages, people bring light to lift the gloom, to bring hope, inviting the sun to return.  How shall we bring light to a darkened world?
Monday December 24: Christmas Eve Services
5:30 PM Family Service and non-traditional Nativity Play
Service Leaders: Rev. Margret A. O’Neall, Anthony Johnson, Children’s Ministry Team
6:30 PM-7:30 PM Cookies and Cider Fellowship Hour – please bring cookies to share
7:30 PM Lessons and Carols
Service Leaders:  Rev. Margret A. O’Neall, Anthony Johnson, Benjie Messer
We celebrate Christmas Eve with music, community and candlelight, singing carols and lighting candles in the darkness. The early service includes a children’s play and the later service will include the congregation choir. Everyone is invited to bring cookies to share in fellowship from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM.
Wreaths or Art for Holiday Show in the Sanctuary
Do you have a wreath or other holiday art piece that you would like to see brighten the Sanctuary walls during November and December? The Sanctuary Art Team will be setting up the annual holiday show on November 10 with several artist and we would like to continue the tradition of including wreaths or other holiday art from the Congregation. 
Please, bring your holiday art to the Sanctuary on November 10, after 9:00 AM or contact Bill Snowden at 623-341-6189 or .
Do you want to help in the office??
The UUCP office is looking for a few good people to help out in the office during the week. Come hang out with Lora and Geoff in the office and help us with this opportunity for service. Tasks include light computer work, opening mail, making phone calls and fun special projects like organizing office supplies, updating the member database and refilling the brochure rack. Please call or email Geoff in the office 602-840-8400 x 201 or .
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