This Sunday, January 7
The More Things Change
Service Leader:  Gary Ezzell
Sunday, January 7, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
In January we look forward and back. Today we look way back to nuggets of wisdom from traditional religious sources that we rarely make use of. While the mechanics of life have changed dramatically, the difficulties of living a good life in human society have not. Let's go digging.
Next Sunday, January 14
White Supremacy: Continuing the Learning
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
The work of combating white supremacy culture is a critical engagement for Unitarian Universalists, as we seek to live into our values and principles. This multigenerational conversation continues the ongoing work of this congregation to be fully present to the realities of our world, working for healing and wholeness.
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, January 14, 10:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet a member of Welcoming Ministries and a member of our Children's Ministry program, in the front foyer at 10:40 AM for a brief tour of our campus. You will have a chance to learn about our programs and ask questions in this informal introduction to UUCP. No sign up. Just show up! 
Share the Plate with Puente
Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization in Phoenix. Puente develops, educates, and empowers migrant communities to protect and defend themselves and their families. Puente members help one another and invite UUCP's Immigration Ministry into a collective space where legal, educational, arts, and social programs happen. The shared plate will strengthen these programs and purchase items for children impacted by detention.  
Upcoming Classes & Events
Special Auction to Help the Capital Campaign
Our Capital Campaign Auction will go live on Sunday! Click on the button below to see all the items up for auction.
Green Sanctuary Group
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 PM in the Johnson Room
Come hear Ryan Mores of the Watershed Management Group talk about Rainwater Harvesting, Greywater Systems and more. He will speak before our business meeting and have a period for questions and answers. Light refreshments will be served.
80's Babies Small Group
Tuesday, January 9, 6:45 PM in Annex C
Facilitators:  Sarah Moore and Amy McKlindon 
The "80s Babies" (formerly the Young Adults Small Group) is a place for those of us born in the 80's (70's and 90's babies also welcome) to come together and talk about issues important to us.  We are an open group, providing a safe space to share ideas, challenge each other respectfully and connect with one another. Please email Sarah below for more information.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We will start the meeting with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a dharma reading and discussion. You need not be a Buddhist to attend, just interested in your spiritual growth. If you have questions, contact Donna Featherston at 602-997-7996.
Traveling 2nd Fridays
Friday, January 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We are beginning our new series of Traveling Second Friday on January 12 with Joan Gale. Join us for a free one-hour presentation of Tai Chi Celebration in China. Bill and Joan's trip was unlike anything you would find in a travel brochure. Our photos show these sites as well as the practice, demonstration, communist influence, banquets, celebrations, and Tung family lore. Any questions, call Barbara Cawthorne at 480-994-1452.
Pathway to Membership
Saturday, January 13, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pathway to Membership is a class that invites you to meet with other folks considering membership and hear more from ministers, leaders and recently-joined members about what it means to be a member of our congregation. You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and UUCP, get to know each other in groups and ask questions. The class ends with an invitation to join by signing the membership book and pledging your support. There is no pressure to join. We recognize membership is a commitment, and we hope people will take their time before joining.To register, stop by the welcome table in the lobby and fill out the registration, register on the UUCP website or contact Janine Gelsinger below.
Drop-In Small Group
Thursday, January 18, 7:00 PM in Annex B
Facilitator:  Joan O'Connor
Small Group Ministry is an ideal way to connect to others and tend to your heart and spirit at UUCP. This group is available for anyone to drop in and explore small group ministry, no registration necessary.
Women's Ritual
Thursday, January 18, 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. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in. This month we will be exploring a favorite fictional character from our childhood. Contact Pat Reed for more information below.
3rd Friday Movie - When Elephants Fight
Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM in the Johnson Room
A documentary that explores the history and current situation of mineral exploitation and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will be joined by Peter Mayangi from Stand With Congo to talk about advocacy efforts for bringing peace to the Congo. Please contact Emrys below with any questions.
Several Adult Faith Development Classes Start Soon
Please go to to see what we have to offer. The Couples Enrichment class is always a big hit and Rev. Margret's Exploring your UU Identity sold out in fall. Rise up and Call Her Name and Sound, Light & Movement are sure to be amazing as well. Please visit the website, call Geoff at 602-840-8400 x 201 or coming into the office to register for any of the classes.
Calling All Singers
January  is  a  perfect  time  to  join  the UUCP Congregation  Choir, and we welcome new singers!  The  choir rehearses every Wednesday evening from  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and sings during services every other Sunday morning.

If you would be interested in singing with the choir for a single rehearsal and service, but can't commit to our full spring season, you're in luck! Our spring season kicks off with a single rehearsal (Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) and service (Sunday January 14) that are open to anyone, with no expectation of joining the choir. We will be singing in parts, but no previous musical experience is necessary. Please contact Music Director Benjie Messer with any questions below.
Inaugural Roots Pilgrimage
July 2018
Registration closes April 8, 2018
Join us for this joint inaugural Roots Pilgrimage (8 nights/8 days) with the Hungarian Unitarian Church and the UU Partner Church Council!  Together we will explore our shared Unitarian religious heritage, including spiritual, cultural and theological beliefs, values and traditions. Click below to see more details.