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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH
10:30 AM
(Arizona Time)

Winter Solstice
 
Led By:
Women's Ritual
&
Worship Associate
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.

 Sunday’s Service via Zoom. 
Meeting ID: 910 9318 2771

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.
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Programming December 20th - December 25th
Please visit https://zoom.us/join 
Enter Meeting ID & Password
or
Click on the Activity Title to Join
ALL Programming is in Arizona Time Zone
December 20th

Immediately
Following Service
Meeting ID:
939 9248 9556
Password: CoffeeHour

Immediately
Following Service
Meeting ID:
915 0535 2349
Password: YRUU

Immediately
Following Service
Meeting ID:
922 5922 8371
Password: Welcome

6:30 pm
Masaru Sakuma
Meeting ID:
924 8824 1802
December 21st

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


December 22nd
4:30 pm
Children's Ministries
Meeting ID:
932 0941 2285
Password: UUCPFun

6:30 pm
Meeting ID:
959 0652 4221
Password: 002180

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
December 23rd
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 24th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rev. Christine Dance
& Worship Associates
Meeting ID:
983 5028 1391
December 25th
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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Who to Contact:
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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 minister@phoenixuu.org
by December 19th
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Goodbye to 2020

A recital by pianist Masaru Sakuma, with special guest cellist Adam Petty. Featuring "The Seasons" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Elegy" by Bolivian composer Gustavo Navarre, and the masterful "Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla.

December 20th, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Meeting ID: 924 8824
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UUCP Staff OFF

All UUCP Staff Members will be enjoying the Holiday Season with their families and will be off from Dec 25th thrUU Jan 1st. We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday!
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December Children's Ministries Activities


Monday, January 4th
OR
Sunday, January 10th

@ 6 PM
 
Meeting ID: 948 8791 3620
Password: UUCPScout
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Support Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix by shopping at AmazonSmile

Remember, always start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix.

Support us every time you shop.
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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.

For more information, go to www.phoenixuu.org/storytellers
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Our Navajo Nation Student
Blanket & Clothing Drive
On Monday, December 14th a truckload of food, cleaning, and health supplies was delivered to the Navajo Nation. Many thanks to all of you who contributed funds, shopped, made the delivery.   As our northern neighbors struggle to stay strong in the face of COVID 19, cold weather, and scarcity of resources, they have expressed appreciation for this team effort that reflects our compassion and active care in the broader community
 
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Civic Engagement Announcements
Today (Friday, Dec. 18) by 2:00 pm is your LAST CHANCE to sign up to attend a short virtual training (30 min) to learn to use the Request to Speak (RTS) system. Email us at civicengagement@phoenixuu.org to sign up to attend. RTS is unique to Arizona. It allows citizens who register to weigh in on each bill before the Legislature. We hope you can join us TODAY (Dec. 18) at 3:00 pm for training or review. 
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Earth Justice Ministry Announcements
"Earth Justice Ministry recognizes that this pandemic has upset all our lives, but moreso those who've lost family members and income. Therefore we encourage you to email, write or phone the ACC to request that they encourage APS to forgive electric bill debts that are due to loss of income because of Covid 19 as well as not approving APS's request for a rate hike. Information is at this link  https://www.phoenixuu.org/aps-rate-hike-public-comment/ 
Recycle Craft Workshop- Save your Christmas cards from others and gift wrap!!!!  Monday, 12/28/2020 at 7 pm, Laurel Hardin will conduct a workshop to make topiary balls from used Christmas cards or gift wrap. If you have ideas for recycle crafts for other holidays or purposes, please send them to Wanda Lamm at dwsearch@cox.net


Eat Plants for the Planet 
Please submit your vegan recipes for our eventual online cookbook to uuejministry@gmail.com  

Why? Because if we keep burning fossil fuels at our current rates, food may become harder to grow in many places and harder to access in others, and what does grow could be less and less nutritious. 
How? One way is to learn about cooking earth-friendly foods.  Climate Reality Leaders share in their free new e-book, Climate-Smart Cooking and the Future of Food, that making a difference today is possible.  You can have it for free at 
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Christmas Eve Service Online

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(Arizona Time)

Christmas Eve

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
&
Worship Associates
Join us for our online Christmas Eve service--a hybrid of our children's pageant and our traditional service.

 Christmas Eve Service via Zoom
Meeting ID: 983 5028 1391
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Sunday Services are Currently Online
 
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27th
10:30 am
(Arizona Time)

Kwanzaa

Led By:
Rev. Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson
&
Worship Associates
Sam Kirkland & Joseph Benesh
Rev. Anthony will lead us as we find hope and resilience in the exploration of the 7principles of Kwanzaa.
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Missed a Worship Service?
 
Prior Worship Services are always available to view
12/13/2020 Worship Service
Blue Christmas
Led By: Rev. Christine Dance
Lay Pastoral Care Associates
What is making you blue this holiday season?
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Upcoming UUCP Events:
Jan 3: Music & Poetry to Usher in the New Year
Jan 4: Navigators USA: Scouting with UUCP
Jan 10: Navigators USA: Scouting with UUCP
Jan 13: Lunch with the Minister
Jan 14: Evening Vespers with Rev. Christine
Jan 15: Women's Ritual Group Meeting
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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 UUJAZ.org/donate. 

Learn more and sign up at uujaz.org.
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