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Sunday Services are Currently Online

10:30 AM
(Arizona Time)

Blue Christmas
Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
Lay Pastoral Care Associates
For some, the holidays are full of joy and magic, but for others the holidays are full of unrealistic expectations, difficult family dynamics and lonliness. In a year when that may be true for more people, we will hold space for the complexities of the season.

 Sunday’s Service via Zoom. 
Meeting ID: 915 4351 8789

Meeting ID: 939 9248 9556 | Password: CoffeeHour

You may use a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are asked to install the Zoom application, say yes. Feel free to share this link with friends and family!

If you have problems with Zoom, you may view the service live on YouTube. Or after the service, you can watch it any time.
UUCP greatly appreciates the effort everyone made for
Share the Plate with Camp de Benneville Pines

This past Sunday we were able to collect
the amazing sum of $2,190.00!
Thank you for your continuous support.

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Programming December 13th - December 18th
Please visit 
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ALL Programming is in Arizona Time Zone
December 13th

Following Service
Meeting ID:
939 9248 9556
Password: CoffeeHour

Following Service
Meeting ID:
915 0535 2349
Password: YRUU

6:00 pm
Children's Ministry
Meeting ID:
948 8791 3620
Password: UUCPScout
December 14th

8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID:
956 6366 2771
Password: 550602

December 15th
4:30 pm
Children's Ministries
Meeting ID:
932 0941 2285
Password: UUCPFun

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
December 16th
12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

3:30 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
912 3942 4225
Password: 616801

4:30 pm
Children's Ministries
Meeting ID:
932 0941 2285
Password: UUCPFun
December 17th
4:30 pm
Ms Katie
Meeting ID:
932 0941 2285
Password: UUCPFun

7:00 pm
Linda Vance
Meeting ID:
991 9717 6833
Password: 365216

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
958 7198 3662
Password: 690450 
December 18th

K thrUU 5th Grade
4:00 pm
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert
If you don’t have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone
OR don’t want to be on video, you can simply call in to
346-248-7799 and enter the Meeting ID number.
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Our Video Choir is recording Jingle Bells for the Christmas Eve service, and wants you to join us!

1. Record on your own
  • On a computer, open the guide video at
  • Plug headphones or earbuds into the computer.
  • Start recording a video of yourself with a smartphone in the camera app, or have someone else do it. Turn the phone on its side so that the video is horizontal.
  • Play the guide video, clap and sing along!
  • Send us your video by Tues. Dec. 15 by clicking on
2. Record with Benjie in Zoom (this is lower-quality, but maybe easier)
  • this Monday at 5:30pm, join Zoom meeting
  • Benjie will guide you through the steps above, and will do the recording through Zoom
  • you will still need headphones or earbuds that fit your device

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Baby & Child Dedication

Do you have a baby or child that you would like to have dedicated?
On Christmas Eve Rev. Christine will be doing baby and child dedications.
Let Rev. Christine know via email
by December 19th
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Get To Know UUCP
Would you like to learn more about our congregation, our principles, what we do how to get involved?
Join Rev. Dance for get-together on

Sunday, December 20th
Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID: 922 5922 8371
Password: Welcome
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Board of Trustees Meeting

Your Board of Trustees is meeting this coming Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00 pm!
The meeting is open to all. We are delighted when members and friends join!

Meeting ID: 959 0652 4221 | Password: 002180
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Please give a warm welcome to our newest UUCP Staff Member

Cristobal Varela started here at UUCP as our Communications and Technology Coordinator on November 30, 2020.

Cristobal has a strong history of technology and website optimization. Most recently, he worked as a Business Development for InvitationsAZ & Printing, where he was in charge of creating social media campaigns and managing the company's website. He worked to bring the company more clients and sales by developing and implementing new strategies to becoming more efficient which he will be using to create and optimize systems here at UUCP. He brings a strong technical background, a can-do and professional attitude, good boundaries, and a warm and inclusive demeanor. Again, Cristobal, Welcome to UUCP!
Cristobal's email address is
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December Children's Ministries Activities

Sunday, December 13th
@ 6 PM
Meeting ID: 948 8791 3620
Password: UUCPScout
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Support us every time you shop.
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UUA's Pacific Western Region Newsletter
Edition: November 26, 2020
To read the current Newsletter Click HERE
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Adventure Tales
A Radically Inclusive Evening of Storytelling
We are holding a fundraiser on January 30, 7:00 P.M. on Zoom. This is an event where we want you to submit a video of yourself telling a personal story. The Storytelling Workshop last Wednesday was very informative, and it is not too late to jump on board the storytelling wagon. Sign up for the next storytelling workshop on Saturday, December 12, at 11:00 am. Attending the workshop is not a commitment to tell a story; however, for this to be a successful fundraiser, we need your story. It is a great way to have fun, get to know each other better, and make some money for UUCP while doing it!

For more information, go to
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Our Navajo Nation Student
Blanket & Clothing Drive
Our Baha’i Youth Project friends continue to distribute blankets and quilts up north, and along with the wood they have cut and distributed to families, homes and bodies are warmer! Thank you to all who have helped with this project – your generosity is so appreciated.
With the holidays approaching, continued isolation due to COVID lockdown, and supplies running short, we will make another delivery of groceries, cleaning items, and health supplies the week of December 14th. Please consider making a donation for purchasing items or shopping from a prepared list. Use this link to sign up – and thank you for being part of this effort of caring and friendship for our Navajo neighbors.
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Civic Engagement Announcements
• As the AZ Legislative session looms, starting on January 11, let's all consider exactly how state politics affect our lives. UUCP member Melinda Iyer reminds us of this in 8 Reasons to Pay Attention to State Politics. 

• Speaking of state politics, we have confirmed a date for a Zoom session to train you to use the Request to Speak (RTS) system. RTS is unique to Arizona. It allows citizens who register for it to weigh in on each bill before the Legislature. The more people that participate, the more powerful this system is. We hope you can join us on Friday, December 18 at 3:00 pm for training or review. Email at to sign up to attend.
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Earth Justice Ministry Announcements
Earth Justice Ministry invites you to join us at a new time, 1:30 pm. this Sunday, 12/13/2020. We will meet later to allow people to comfortably enjoy Coffee Hour and a meal before our meeting begins.   This month we will be talking about the Sierra Club's plans for Environment Day at the Legislature which will take place virtually on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. We're also still collecting recipes for an online vegan cookbook to help members eat less meat, as pollution by methane of meat production is equal to or greater than that produced by transportation. Look for our bi-weekly column on that.

Meeting ID: 929 0550 6684 Passcode: Earth
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Sunday Services are Currently Online
10:30 am
(Arizona Time)

Winter Solstice

Led By:
Women's Ritual Group
Bonne de Blas
The women's ritual group will lead us in celebrating the longest night of the year, the rebirth of the sun and bringing in hope for the new year.
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Missed a Worship Service?
Prior Worship Services are always available to view
12/06/2020 Worship Service
Advent: The Season of Waiting
Led By: Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate: Sam Kirkland
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Upcoming UUCP Events:
Dec 20: Get to Know UUCP w/ Rev. Christine Dance
Dec 22: Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 22: UU Kids in Our House
Dec 23: UU Kids Show & Tell & Story: Holiday Songs
Jan 4: Navigators USA: Scouting with UUCP
Jan 10: Navigators USA: Scouting with UUCP
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Receiving Suspicious Emails
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 scammers have been sending out fictitious emails claiming to be Rev. Christine. Please be aware of emails asking for assistance or requesting you to purchase something.

Rev. Christine will NEVER ask for money or gift cards over email. If you receive an email like this, please delete it. 
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Thank you all for an incredible year sharing the work of justice together as UUJAZ. December brings a break from our regular programming, so our team can plan for an exciting 2021. Be sure to subscribe to our emails, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and if you are inspired to do so, become a monthly supporter at 

Learn more and sign up at
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