The Building is Closed; The Congregation is Open
Reminder:
At the bottom of the message, click "View Entire Message"
to see additional activities and information
Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, JUNE 21st
10:30 AM

Led By:
Sam Kirkland & Other Fathers:
Reggie Watson, Jezz Putnum, William Lester,
& Gary Ezzell
The New World of Fatherhood

UUCP Fathers share observations, perspectives and lessons learned from being Fathers in the age of a global pandemic.


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


Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 934 7133 4913 | Password: Coffee621


Children’s Ministries Coffee Hour
Meeting ID: 965 6975 9693 | 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.
uua divider
Programming June 14th-19th
Please visit  https://zoom.us/join  
Enter Meeting ID Number & Password
or click on the activity title to join
June 21st

Coffee Hours
Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
934-7133-4913
Password: Coffee621

Immediately Following Service
Meeting ID:
965 6975 9693
Password: KidsCoffee

Immediately Follwoing Service
Meeting ID:
948 2216 3903
Password: YRUU621

12:30 pm with Sam Kirkland
Meeting ID:
957 9957 2120
Password: OWL3

Earth Justice Ministry
12:30 pm
Meeting ID:
911 8708 0296
Password: Earth621
June 22nd

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 23rd

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
984 2503 9307
Password: 889558
June 24th

12:00 pm      
Joan Gale & Bill Snowden
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
June 25th

12:00 pm      
Lynne Westmoreland 
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 26th

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.
uua divider
In Need of Assistance or Help?
Who to Contact:
uua divider
Rev. Christine Dance
Below lists the activities and events that Rev. Christine will be attending this summer

UU Ministers' Association Ministers Days
  • June 17th through June 24th
UUA's General Assembly
  • June 24th through June 28th
Vacation
  • June 29th through July 3rd
Study Leave
  • July 3rd through August 3rd

Please note that Rev. Christine will not be regularly checking emails, texts, or voicemails from June 29th through August 3rd. If you have a pastoral care issue or an emergency, please contact Stephanie Breidel-Vigil at administrator@phoenixuu.org
uua divider
Congregation 2020 Annual Meeting
The 56th Annual Meeting of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix was on June 14, 2020. If you missed the meeting and are interested in watching it, it maybe viewed here: 2020 Annual Meeting

If you are interested in reading the 2019-2020 Annual Congregational Report it may be found here:

All historical Congregational Annual Reports may be found here:
uua divider
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.
uua divider
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
uua divider
Earth Justice Ministry
Earth Justice Ministry will hold its monthly meeting Sunday, June 21 at 12:30. See calendar for zoom information.

  • There are 25 Green Tips at https://cotap.org/reduce-carbon-footprint/Please peruse the lot and choose those that best fit your situation.
  • You might also watch a film at home and later we can schedule a zoom room to discuss it. "Keeping the Earth: religious and scientific perspectives on the environment",will be our first film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KU2yresk8gLook for the discussion date, time, ID and password in July.
  • Soon there will be a list of books, talks, films, and webinars about environment listed on our part of the UUCP website. One you might like to start with is a podcast called "No Place Like Home". It is sponsored by the Sierra Club and deals with spirituality and the environment. Stay well!"
uua divider
Civic Engagement Announcements
Phonebank from home with other UUs. Be part of a General Assembly project to Get Out The Vote  (and you do not have to register for GA to participate).
 
When you  Sign up here  for a two-hour shift between June 24 and 28,   you will receive more details. 

GA phonebanking by UUs everywhere will focus on the Texas primary. Between GA and the November election, UUs will phonebank voters in Arizona and other states to share our values.
uua divider
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
uua divider
The UUCP Board is supported by the work of three committees :

  • Governance Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Personnel Committee

We are seeking members to serve in support of the life and mission of our congregation.

If interested please email: administrator@phoenixuu.org
uua divider
Worship Next Week
6/28/2020

UUA General Assembly
Worship Service @ 9:45 AM
UUA General Assembly. We will be joining with UUs all over the world for our General Assembly worship service, which is being held virtually. Come cheer on our own Benjie Messer who is the GA Music Coordinator and feel the connection with UUs everywhere.
uua divider
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.  
uua divider
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").
uua divider
From UUJAZ
(UU Justice Arizona):
Black Lives Matter. This past week, you have answered our call to action. The Black People's Justice Fund has received over $300,000. You picked up your phones and  community organizer with Puente, Maxima, who has DACA status, was released from ICE .  The Phoenix PD moved to a cite-and-release model for protesters at your urging, going from arresting over 100 people without probable cause on Saturday , to zero arrests Tuesday and Wednesday. Some of you have been out protesting and marching. But actions don't have to be big to have an impact: on Wednesday seven of you heard our urgent call from our Partners at Poder in Action for bags of ice for heat relief and rushed down to city council. Through small donations on facebook, you bought eighteen of our Black community leaders dinner through our "taco ministry" and connected them with free laundry service through Social Spin Laundrymat . At UUJAZ we've been fielding countless calls and texts from folks wanting to do something: from our friend in Mesa who reached out to be sure her protest had a call to action that was accountable to Black organizations, to UU parents who want to know how to have this conversation to raise anti-racist kids. 

You may have heard the calls, from folks in Minneapolis, from the Movement for Black Lives, and from UU leaders across the country to "defund the police!" Those of you who are abolitionists are familiar with that call, but to the rest of us... what does #DefundPolice" mean?
Abolitionist organizing asks us to imagine a world without police, and then push for the steps it would take to get there. Its a long term vision, and more than just dismantling police departments... its really about building strong, healthy, safe communities. I think few of us would disagree that if we invested in reducing poverty, strengthening education, and providing health care, that we would grow safer communities, with less use for policing. So, how do we do that?
1) City budgets.
There's a saying: "show me your bank statement, and I'll show you what you value." If you look at the budgets of any city, you can see exactly where they invest. In Phoenix, on Monday at 11am, the City Council will vote on their budget (delayed from last Wednesday). As Minneapolis voted to start the process of dismanteling the police department, and Los Angeles cut their PD budget by $150 million... Phoenix PD, the deadliest police department in the country, is getting a $25 million dollar raise. Join us in calling Mayor Gallego and your city council member, and demand no increase to the budget, and to fully fund the Office of Accountability and Transparancy, the oversight department they voted for in February. If you aren't in Phoenix, check into your own city budget. Does it reflect what you value? Write to your electeds and let them know
2) Remove police from schools.
Adding school resource officers (SRO's) to campuses is a failed experiment. The intent was to protect students from school shooters, but that hasn't happened. Instead, its introduced thousands of kids, primarily Black, to the criminal (in)justice system. This week, UUJAZ was excited to support a student-led movement to remove SRO's from schools and replace them with school counselors. Check in with the youth in your congregations for how you can support them. Email your local school board and superintendent about ending their contracts with police.
3) Support Black led organizers on the front lines of justice.
Some us may be new to this concept, but there are folks who have been paving the way for this movement for years.   Don't forget: all one-time donations received online this week will go to a fund for BLM Phx Metro. And thanks to a generous donor, they will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1000. If you mail a check, note "BLM" in the memo line.  Will you help us kick-start that fund with a donation today?
4) Create alternatives to calling the police in your congregational safety plans 
This past week, there have been incredible UU resources created for this conversation around calling the police in our own congregations. We've seen over and over that for Black, brown, indigenous, trans, queer, Muslim, and folks with disabilities and mental illness, calling the police can be deadly. Your safety team can start with reading this letter on policing from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray , then "Amen to Uprising" this sign on letter from UU religious professionals , and finally UU Alternatives to Calling the Polic e . If you have questions, I'd love to talk it over with you! 

Would you like to join me for office hours this week, on Friday at 9am, for an informal Q&A about the call to defund, and abolitionist organizing?
You may be thinking that the national conversation happening around police violence will have an effect on upcoming elections... and you are right! From County Attorney to Sheriff, City Council to State Senate, we have an opportunity this election cycle to push candidates to commit to issues we value.
Join UUJAZ for the following events:
Maricopa County Attorney Candidate Forum
"When Will Black Lives Matter to Prosecutors?"
Thursday June 18th 6-8:30pm
Our partners from Mass Lib AZ, BLM Phx Metro, Poder in Action, and others will co-host this forum.
Register here:
Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington
Saturday June 20th at 7am or 3pm
The largest digital gathering of poor people and people of conscious in the nation's history - join us.
Learn more and sign up at June2020.org
UU the Vote AZ - Meet Our New Coordinator
Tuesday June 30th 6-7pm
Meet Bryan Rassmussen, our UUJAZ UU the Vote coordinator, for a Q+A about the webinars and actions we have planned leading up to November.
Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 825 9833 8775
Password: uuthevote
uua divider