This Sunday, November 4, 2018
Justice Across Borders
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary
Throughout the world, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) works with local partners to advance human rights, dismantle systems of oppression, and uplift the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We are all part of this historic justice work, foundational to our UU presence in the world.  
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:   Theological Diversity
Share the Plate Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM
Our Share the Plate partner is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Guest at Your Table program, supporting Justice Across Borders. From the Northern Triangle of Central America, to deserts of Mexico and Arizona, to detention centers in the United States, the road away from danger is paved with injustices. The funding goes to eleven Migrant Justice partners along the Central American migration trail, including Tucson-based “No More Deaths.”
Pronoun Stickers
In our commitment to radical inclusion, we affirm all gender identities and expression by letting others know which personal pronouns we are.  Stickers are available at the Welcome Desk for name tags – he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs. You may also request another set of pronouns for your name tag.
Next Sunday, November 11
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
Sunday, November 11
Inquirers are invited to learn about 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 – 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
Upcoming Events
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  phoenixuu.org/thanksgiving  to sign up for the dish you would like to bring. 
Community 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. Go to phoenixuu.org/dance for more info.
Poetry Writer’s Workshop
Monday, November 5 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Annex B.
The Poetry Writer’s Workshop is a space to read your poems, short stories, to give and receive feedback on one another’s work. If you ever wonder how a sonnet, a sestina or any other form can be used to tell your story, this is the place and opportunity to let your creativity flow. This forum is for all those writers who have been looking for a place to interact with like spirits and creators. For more information contact Rosemary Roenfanz at poetry@phoenixuu.org and please register at phoenixuu.org/poetry .
Gathering of Support and Hope
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Much hope has been building among us for positive election results. At the same time, there is some anxiety that the results might not be what we hoped for. We need to know we can be together on November 7 no matter what happens. When this community meets, we re-affirm our shared values and our connection with each other. There will be candles, songs, and readings. If you wish, bring a short reflection to share. After 6:30 PM, we may continue our conversations in the Johnson Room. Child care will be provided.
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.
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 Auction@phoenixuu.org for further information or go to phoenixuu.org/auction .



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  www.phoenixuu.org/outdoor  or contact  outdoorgroup@phoenixuu.org  for details.
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, November 8, 2018

Menu for November 8 - Hot dogs or veggie dogs on the grill with all the sides and fixings as well as a variety of homemade winter soups, with salad and corn muffins.
 
Centering Book Study - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM in Annex F
Join us as we journey through a guided discussion on Centering, the UUA Common Read for 2017-2018. A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is the first book to center the stories, analysis, and insight of Unitarian Universalists of color offering their religious leadership. Centering captures personal stories and address the challenges that religious leaders of color face in exercising power, agency, and authority in a culturally White denomination. Centering explores how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist ministries.
 
Spiritual Practice - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Spiritual practice creates an intentional pause in our lives at regular intervals so that we may better know the contents of our souls. It is a way to meet the self and learn about our deepest longings. It is also a way to draw into closer relationship with that which is larger than us. The objective of these sessions is to help you deepen your spiritual life by engaging in a daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, yearly retreat, and one-time pilgrimage. Attend all sessions, or choose the practices that appeal to you. The subject of this session is Meditation.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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 phxuu.org/BLUU
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 http://www.blacklivesuu.com/bluubox
 
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.
Now that Horizons is over...
We are going to be posting quite a bit more content on UUCP's website, PhoenixUU.org, 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.

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  sanctuaryteam@phoenixuu.org .
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 GeoffAnderla@phoenixuu.org .
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