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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, JUNE 14th
10:30 AM

Rev. Christine Dance
Our Graduates
&
Children's Ministries
The Ritual of Transitions

There are so many transitions in our life during these times, but we are particularly moved by our graduates, who didn't get to have their proms, graduations or family celebrations. We'll be celebrating our special graduates (of all kinds) and sharing wisdom from them, to them and surrounding them with love.


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

 
UUCP Annual Meeting following Sunday service:
https://zoom.us/j/98886060068
Password: Annual614

There will be no Coffee Hour's or Children’s Ministries
activities this Sunday


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.
This Sunday is Share the Plate Donation
UMOM New Day Centers has always been committed to keeping families, women, and youth safe and healthy through our shelter and services. This dedication takes on a whole new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now are working hard to provide masks and alter services to maintain social distancing and other protocols in addition to our continued commitment to shelter, services, and affordable housing. Your donations will work to help us maintain our new normal in a COVID-19 environment as well as support the additional 25 rooms we opened recently to meet the need for communities experiencing a higher level of homelessness due to economic strain. Thank you so much to the whole congregation of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix for supporting our clients who are working hard to end their own homelessness! – Berkley Harris, UMOM’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

For more information, see 
or go to their web page at  
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Programming June 14th-19th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
June 14th

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
988 8606 0068
Password: Annual614
June 15th

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

1:00 pm           
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
June 16th

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
984 2503 9307
Password: 889558
June 17th

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

12:00 PM
Annalyse
Meeting ID:
951 7090 8513
Password: Games

3:30 pm
Meeting ID:
912 3942 4225
Password: 616801

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

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine
Meeting ID:
949 5013 3926
Password: Vespers
June 18th

12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine 
Meeting ID:
973 3245 3779
Password: DeathCafe

1:00 pm
Ms. Cherilyn
Meeting ID:
959 8260 9304
Password: zUUm345
    
6:00 pm
Mikall Foerster 
Meeting ID:
953 5908 8619
Password: Community
June 19th

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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Zoom Links on Compass Only
Please note that because of the concern of “Zoom Bombers” the links and passwords of all Zoom Gatherings besides worship will be listed on Compass only. If you know anyone who isn’t getting Compass, you can direct them to the website to fill in their email to receive it. If they have done that and are still having problems receiving it, they can email Compass@phoenixuu.org to get the email sent to them.  

Zoom Support
Our Zoom support team is here to help members who are having problems with Zoom. The email address to request help is: uucpzoomsupport@phoenixuu.org .   Send an email to this address stating your problem with what kind of device you have (i.e. what kind of smart phone, PC or Mac or Tablet). Include your name, phone number and email address. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

There have been several changes to the procedures for Zoom in the past week so this process is evolving. We will try to keep up with what is needed as it changes.
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Immediately following Worship Service will be our Annual UUCP Meeting & Vote
In Lou of the COVID-19 Virus, our Annual Meeting will not be in-person in year. Instead, it will be conducting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 988 8606 0068 | Password: Annual614
Up for Vote are the following items:

  •  The UUCP Board which works closely with the Minister and is responsible for the strategic management and oversight of the congregation. The term of office is two years.
  • The UUFP (UU Foundation of Phoenix) which oversees the congregation's endowment and promotes legacy giving. The term of office is three years. 
  • The Nominating Committee with recruits’ candidates for the two Boards and itself. The term of office is two years.
  • The 2020-2021 UUCP Proposed Budget for the Congregation.
Congregation 2019-2020 Annual Report
The 56th Annual Meeting of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix is scheduled for June 14, 2020 following worship. This year’s reports contain a review of the previous year, reports from the Annual Meeting Minutes, Board of Trustees, Lead Minister, Staff Reports, Committees, Teams, Small Group Ministries, Creativity-Movement-Stillness Groups/Activities, and the UU Foundation.

Here is the direct link to the 2019-2020 Annual Report:  
Here is the link to the Annual Reports main page:
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Help Us with a Monthly Food & Supply Drive for our Navajo Nation Community
We are looking to take food, household items and medical supplies directly to those in need in the Navajo Nation--the third largest COVID-19 hotspot in the country. Our congregant, Ceyshe Napa has family members in the Navajo Nation who have died, are currently sick and are recovering from COVID-19. For a community that is already challenged with lack of water, easy access to reasonably-priced food and financial means, the pandemic has taken a devastating toll. We will be collecting food and supplies and taking them up north to Ceyshe’s family (via a safe transfer point) so they can distribute it to their network of family and community members. We will do this until the urgency passes.  Please use this form to let us know if/how you would be willing to be involved in this.
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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 a Zoom
get-together at 12 noon on
 Sunday, June 28 ,
after service:
Meeting ID: 938 2197 7415
Password: UUCP
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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • Is a fundamental restructure of policing needed? A Harvard professor of history, race and public policy recounts the history of policing and the significance of this moment in this Democracy Now” episode. Watch or scroll down to read a transcript. 
  • In case you didn’t hear, the Civilian Review Board for the Phoenix Police Department WAS funded. Thanks to all who spoke out to the City Council.
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"I Can't Breathe"
The Arizona Republic featured our Worship Service last Sunday, May 31 st entitled “I Can’t Breathe,” along with other reactions to the death of George Floyd last week. The article featured Benjie Messer from our opening hymn and words from Rev. Christine’s sermon and our Litany of Lament.  Here is the article . And if you missed last week’s service, click HERE to watch it
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UUCP Mavericks Art Quilters Exhibit
We are so fortunate to have the Mavericks Art Quilters (Mavericks) currently showing in our sanctuary. Unfortunately, this art show comes at the time when UUCP will be closed for some time. The photos in the video above will give you an idea of the amazing work in each of the pieces, even though we can’t see it live. The group has agreed to leave the quilts up.  
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A Message from
The Safe Congregation Team  

The Safe Congregation Team has now published an online version of our Emergency Response Manual, accessible via Realm. From the UUCP website home page, click the Publications drop-down at the top of the page, please CLICK HERE for manual . You will come to another page directing you to click the link, bringing you to the Realm log-in page. Though not exactly bedside reading, it’s a good time to catch up on campus safety! We will be back together!  We welcome comments and suggestions, and will continue to imagine additions that address our post-corona virus world. To contact us: safety@phoenixuu.org
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Worship Next Week
6/21/2020

The New World of Fatherhood

Led By: Sam Kirkland & Other Fathers:
Reggie Watson, Jezz Putnum, William Lester,
& Gary Ezzell
UUCP Fathers share observations, perspectives and lessons learned from being Fathers in the age of a global pandemic.
*Please Note On June 28th Worship Service Will Be At A Special Time ~ 10 AM
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How do UU Worship:

Since online worship is still new to us and those of us leading worship can’t see what you’re doing, would you be willing to answer six quick questions about how you worship online with us? It should take you about 30 seconds. Thank you.

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UUA General Assembly is Now Virtual
June 24 th through June 28 th . General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Due to the Covid 19 Epidemic, the 2020 GA will be entirely virtual. Virtual Registrants may watch and ask questions in live sessions including workshops and business sessions (mini-assemblies, hearings, etc).   Voting Delegates   are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions.

Virtual registration for General Assembly is $150 per person. Registration for General Assembly is the same process for   delegates   and non-delegates. To learn more about GA, please visi t https://www.uua.org/ga  
  • Eligibility: You must be a member of UUCP to be a voting delegate. Non-members are welcome to attend as well.

If you would like to be a delegate for UUCP, please submit this online form: https://www.phoenixuu.org/ga_delegate_form/
This is a great opportunity to connect with UU’s around the country.
Our very own Benjie Messer will be the Music Coordinator this year.
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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):
Actions you can take to affirm Black Lives Matter

Raising bail funds, making calls to elected officials, jail support to folks arrested for protesting, comments at city council meetings ... even "Taco Ministry" to bring dinner to leaders on the front lines. Follow UUJAZ on Facebook and subscribe to our email list for concrete actions you can take daily. Start with donating to our fund for our partners BLM Metro Phx here: www.uujaz.org/donate
Justice in the
Time of Pandemic

From the $11,000 of #ShareMyCheck funds raised in Prescott to be distributed to undocumented folks and mixed status families... to the trucks, SUVs, and vans full of supplies driven by UUs in Phoenix to the Black Mesa community on the Navajo Nation, UU's have been showing up and living our values during this pandemic! Have you taken action for justice in the past few months? Please take our two-question survey by June 13th. Links are also provided to participate now if you'd like... and then check your action off the list!
UUJAZ Book Group

Its more important than ever to stay justice centered in our faith, as decisions made now will affect climate justice and structural inequity for years to come. Join Rev. Tina Squire the third Friday of each month at noon for a book discussion.

June will feature On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, just in time for author Naomi Klein's Ware Lecture at this year's GA.
Sign up here:  

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In this time, please be courteous to the health and well being of Stephanie and Manuel, as they are the only two authorized to enter the Congregation at this time. If for any reason you need something from the building, please reach out to Rev. Christine Dance ( minister@pheonixuu.org ) and Stephanie Breidel-Vigil ( administrator@phoenixuu.org ) to make arrangements.
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Looking for a way to support your UUCP community members who have been affected by COVID? 
We are looking for people to make and store batches of soup that can be delivered to people that are sick and in isolation. If you would prefer not to deliver the soup, we will have people available to pick up the soup and deliver it when it is needed.

Link for more details to MAKE AND STORE
Link to DELIVER SOUP:  https://signup.com/go/nqjcNkc   
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Staying Connected

It's important for all of us in the UUCP community to stay connected. We encourage any group that was meeting at UUCP before the closures to consider meeting again virtually. Small groups are asked to set up regular Zoom meetings. Please contact our administrative assistant Stephanie at administrator@phoenixuu.org to schedule a room and a Zoom tutorial if you need it.
 
Do you have something that you’d like to lead on Zoom to help us stay connected? Please send your ideas to Reverend Christine at minister@phoenixuu.org .   We are always looking for new ways to connect as a community.
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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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Pastoral Care

In this difficult time, we encourage you to connect with our community and find support and comfort here. Please refer to the UUCP Website and the Pastoral Care Information and Requests link to request support, or provide volunteer support.

  • If you have not been contacted and wish to be included in a system of periodic check-ins, please email UUCPhelplist@gmail.com.
  • By now, you should have heard from a Neighborhood connector —please make use of this opportunity and know that we have a network if we need it. 
  • Please let Rev. Christine know if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 (Minister@PhoenixUU.org). 
  • Please contact Rev. Christine if you have lost your employment. We don’t have tons of resources, but we’d love to support you however we can.
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