This Sunday, February 26
Music Sunday: Make Them Hear You 
Service Leader:  Benjie Messer
Sunday, February 26 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Our music program presents a morning of confident, contemporary justice music that will strengthen our resolve to make the world right and ground us in love.
Share the Plate with Rosie's House
Sunday, February 26 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Rosie's House is a free afterschool music academy for children ages 5 to 18. Founded in 1996 by Rosie Schurz, a German immigrant, the academy was established in a small home in an impoverished Phoenix neighborhood. Rising above the poverty that plagued our Phoenix community, Rosie created a safe haven for youth to express their creativity and pursue their dreams. Our mission is to give the underserved youth of greater Phoenix the gift of music education. Through music we encourage discipline, offer hope and help students reach their full potential. 
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ROSIE'S HOUSE
Next 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
Upcoming Classes and Events
Annual UUCP Spring Picnic
Saturday, February 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Stillman Ramada at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd
Bring a potluck dish to share and your musical instruments. This is a casual way to connect with friends. Come one, come all! If you are interested in helping out on the Picnic Committee to set-up, decorate, plan games and songs, or clean-up after the picnic, please contact Janine below.
CONTACT JANINE
MAP TO PARK
Outdoor Group Hike
Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 AM
The Outdoor Group arranges day hikes twice a month (second and fourth Saturdays during the winter months). We invite everyone who likes being outdoors to join us. Our next hike is February 25 at Phoenix Mountain Preserve. 8:00 AM Meeting place:  Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Drive.  Please come prepared with hiking shoes, water, sunscreen, basic first aid and snacks for the trail.  For complete information contact Pauline Peverly by phone at 602-274-8342 or by email below.
CONTACT PAULINE
Memorial Service for Bert Gay
Tuesday, February 28, at 4:00 PM in the Sanctuary
A memorial service and reception celebrating the life of Hubert "Bert" Gay, will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix. Bert comes from a family background of Unitarian Universalism and a long history with family connections at UUCP (he was a nephew of Rev. Ray Manker, minister emritus of UUCP).  Join Bert's sister, Paula Adkins and his extended family on both the Gay and Maker sides in this opportunity to remember and celebrate his life.   
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 28 at 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. The board will be discussing updates to our strategic goals and the process for selecting an interim minister should Rev Susan win the election. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with questions or comments.
CONTACT GLEN
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, February 28 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 2, 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

3/2 - Bow Tie Pasta with a Creamy Tomato Sauce: (with Sausage, or a vegetarian version) Italian bread, and a salad. Chef: Amanda Rogers, Sous Chef Jacque Davis

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

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

3/23 - Spaghetti Night! with bread and salad. Chef: Ruth Crawley, Sous Chef: Jacque Davis.

3/30 - Chili (turkey or veggie), Cilantro Lime Rice, Salsa and Chips, and a Southwest salad. Chefs: Marjorie Redleaf + Granger Macy
CONTACT JANINE
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
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. 
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
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
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
Calling All Artists
If you are interested in participating in the UUCP Members and Friends Art Display for 2017 here are some important dates to remember.
March 1st send completed Inventory for Artists form with "inventory" in the subject line of your email to Ann Bixel   
March 4th 9AM to 10AM Artists Check in and drop off your work and Liability Form  to the sanctuary. 

It is important that all artwork is physically in the sanctuary by 10AM.
If you need forms or have questions contact Ann Bixel
We can hardly wait to see what wonderful things you have this year!
CONTACT ANN BIXEL
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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