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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND
10:30 AM

Sacred Fractals

Led By:
Rev. Yadenee Hailu
With Worship Associate
Amy McKlindon
The patterns within us either affirm or shift the institutional patterns outside us. Together we will look at this precious opportunity and responsibility and the ways it brings liberation for all.


Sunday’s Service online via Zoom. 
To attend, please click link:


Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 939 9248 9556 | Password: CoffeeHour


Children’s Ministries Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 954 5851 8843 | Password: KidsCoffee

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 August 3rd-August 7th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
August 3rd

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

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
954 5851 8843
Password: KidsCoffee

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

12:30 pm
Sam Kirkland
Meeting ID:
957 9957 2120
Password: OWL3
August 4th

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

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
August 5th

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
August 6th

12:00 pm      
Joan Gale & Bill Snowden
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

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

6:30 pm
Chris Akin
Meeting ID:
921 1845 9883
Password: 704555

7:00 pm
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
931 4339 4891
Password: 989100
August 7th

12:00 pm      
Lynne Westmoreland 
Meeting ID:
973 3245 3779
Password: DeathCafe

1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
August 8th

K thrUU 5th Grade
4:00 pm   
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert

7:00 pm
Katherine Kruse
Meeting ID:
950 7604 3992
Password: Sangha
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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Help Us with a Monthly Food & Supply Drive for our Navajo Nation Community
At the end of June, a second truck full of supplies was delivered to the Navajo reservation for the extended family and community friends of a UUCP member. A wonderful team of folks came together again to donate funds, shop, store, and deliver it all to make this happen – and the recipients, many of whom are recovering from COVID or caring for them, were very appreciative. Recovery takes time for the elders, and more people continue to be infected. We are beginning another collection which will be delivered mid-August, and would appreciate your help. If you are able to contribute and are not already on the team list, please use this form to let us know how you would be willing to be involved .  Many thanks for your generosity.

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UUCP is Beginning to Plan for
Adult Classes in the Fall
There are many curricula and resources available, such as:
  • Varieties of Spiritual Practice
  • UU History 101
  • Coming of Age for Adults
  • UU Theology
  • Creating Your UU Elevator Speech
And so many more. 
If you are interested in helping to develop our adult faith development program, please email afd@phoenixuu.org.
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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • We encourage you to email or call Sen. Sinema and Rep. Stanton to thank them for their ongoing inquiries into ICE’s secret detention of the children of asylum-seekers in Phoenix hotels, and encourage them to continue to advocate for asylum seekers’ human rights. You can read the story here. Although Sen. McSally is unlikely to be open to the same dialogue, it wouldn’t hurt to express your feelings to her as well.

  • ICE is a division of The Department of Homeland Security, as is the Border Patrol, whose agents are being sent to bully protesters in Portland and other target cities. You can contact the same officials as above to voice your concern about this situation.
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Earth Justice Ministry

The Breathe Act and the Network of Spiritual Progressives are possible positive ways into a better future.  I'd like to discuss them at our next meeting, Sunday, August 9th at 12:30 on zoom. Details to follow, but you can familiarize yourself before then at:
https://grist.org/justice / the-breathe-act-would-defund-police-and-fund-environmental-justice/  and www.spiritualprogressives.org 

Rev. Michael Lerner is the editor of tikkun magazine, and author of the book, "Revolutionary Love" which proposes a more compassionate future.
Look for more books, podcasts, webinars and films on our part of the website.

Earth Justice Ministry would like to share a video about how to stop future pandemics. It was brought to our attention by Anne Lackey:   https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-prevent-the-next-pandemic/?utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=dcc40e4b98-RSS_VIDEO_DAILY&utm_medium   
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Worship Next Week - 08/09/2020

Rest
&
Other Survival Skills

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
With Worship Associate
Sam Kirkland

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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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Stewardship Update
Our March month-long stewardship drive is over, but we are still hoping to get 100% of congregational participation. We still need forms from many of you. You may complete your commitment form online by clicking complete your pledge form online here . Or, you may enter your pledge amount and payment information in Realm (please select the drop-down to indicate "2020-2021 Pledge").
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From UUJAZ
(UU Justice Arizona):
Join UUJAZ to learn, grow, and act our values through social justice! Sign up for monthly mUUvie night and book groUUp, weekly UU the Vote Action Hour or office hours with Janine. Participate in an online course: Beloved Conversations, Trans Inclusion in Congregations, How Do We Defund the Police?, Summer Organizing School, or Widening the Circle of Concern. Take action at weekly #FreeThemAll car protests, or find actions from home on our Facebook group for Justice as a Spiritual Practice.
Learn more and sign up at uujaz.org .
UU the Vote!
Every Tuesday @ 6pm
Each Tuesday, Join UUJAZ for an hour of engagement. Each week will rotate through education on the issues, visits from guest partners, training on deep canvassing conversations, and phone/text banking "action hours."
Register here:

I also want to introduce our UU the Vote Coordinator, Casey Clowes.
Casey will be sending a weekly email focused on UU the Vote.
Wednesdays @ 5:30-7pm
Aug 19th, 26th, & Sept 2nd
You've participated in Q+A's about the call to defund police, and our faith movement. Now, get into the details about how that looks in policies and budgets.
UUJAZ invites you to join a multi-part discussion about the BREATHE Act and its proposals, including a nationwide defunding of police. This will be a guided discussion, facilitated by UUJAZ staff member Thoi held across three one and a half hour sessions, Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:00pm. Our first session will cover the BREATHE Act and its specific proposals, as well as taking an overview of the MPD150 project and report. The second section will focus on the “Past” section of the MPD150 report, which looks at 150 years of policing in Minneapolis and its outcomes. The final session will wrap us up with a look at the “Present” and “Future” portions of the report, which go in depth to discuss community perspectives on policing through interviews, and presents alternatives to policing and a path to get there through political action.
Thursdays @ 7-8pm,
Aug 6th - September 10th
Are you a congregational leader, on the membership team, board, faith development, worship team, leadership development... or any role?
What does it look like for UU's to be anti-racist and anti-oppressive within our own congregation? Join Janine and UUJAZ to read the Commission on Institutional Change's report "Widening the Circle of Concern" compiled over three years of interviews and research, analyzing structural and systemic racism. Discuss the specific, recommended actions, and how they could translate into actions in our UU congregations in Arizona, to advance long-term cultural and institutional change that redeems the essential promise and ideals of Unitarian Universalism.
The commission's report is available free to read online , or as a downloadable PDF for a limited time, or can be purchased from the UUA bookstore, InSpirit.
Fridays @ 10-11am
Join UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger any Friday morning for a casual "office hours" on Zoom. Since we aren't traveling around the state, Janine misses the informal opportunities to chat after service, or in the hallway, because its often where the best ideas are born! Bring your questions, chat about the social justice news this week in AZ, or suggest what programming you'd like to see UUJAZ do next.
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