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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
10:30 AM
(Arizona Time)

Sigh.....

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
with
Worship Associate:
Joseph Benesh
Let's take a deep breath. We don't know whether it will be of relief, of despair, or unknowing or a combination of all of those things. Whatever happens in the election, we'll be together to process it and find our moral footing in moving forward.
 
Sunday’s Service via Zoom. 


Meeting ID: 939 9248 9556 | Password: CoffeeHour


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 November 1st - November 6th
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ALL Programming is in Arizona Time Zone
November 8th

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
November 9th

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


November 10th
6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
November 11th
12:00 pm      
Stephanie Breidel-Vigil
Meeting ID:
910 6552 9716
Password: 372662

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

7:00 pm
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
931 4339 4891 Password: 989100 
November 12th

Evening Vespers
will Return Next Week
November 13th
4:00 pm
K thrUU 5th Grade
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert

7:00 pm
Barbara Cawthorne
Meeting ID:
977 7602 5228
Password: Mexico
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Our Navajo Nation Student
Blanket & Clothing Drive
Our next project, which we would very much like your help with, is to provide jackets, boots, hats, and gloves to some of the students at Tsaile and Many Farms Public Schools. In addition new or gently used quilts and blankets (queen and twin) are much needed by families. It is already getting cold up north, and the difficulties of shopping for growing children with the distances, few stores, COVID risks, are many. If you are able to help by making a donation or shopping for the items, please click the link to sign up, and we will send you information. We are planning a trip north mid-November and need donations by then.

We have received such warm appreciation for our assistance – one auntie thinks of us as her “guardian angels.” UUCP is full of warm hearts and helping hands – Thank you for your generosity!
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UUCP Musician Interviews
 
To keep UUCP's music lovers connected, pianist Mary Cota is recording interviews with UUCP musicians!

Mary Cota interviews multi-instrumentalists Igor Glenn about his lifetime of musical adventures, including growing up in Alabama, playing calliope on a steamship, and founding the Jazz Cowboys in Phoenix.
 
To Watch the Interview: CLICK HERE
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Traveling 2nd Friday

Barbara Cawthorne is sharing the Many Cultures of Mexico for Traveling 2nd Friday on the 2nd Friday, November 13 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM on Zoom. She and her family have traveled deep into Mexico more than 20 times beginning in 1956. Represented will be the ancient and modern cultures including pyramids and skyscrapers. There also will be rural villages, urban cities and beautiful sunsets on the beaches of Baja. The contrast between the cultures of Mexico is evident with the pre-16th century Indian influence, the Spanish colonial influence, and the modern-day city influence. The Spaniards left their legacy when Cortez conquered Mexico in the 16th century by leaving it's language, religion, and architecture. Call Barbara at 480-994-1452 with questions.
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Open Mic
Wed. Nov. 11, 6:30-8:00pm

Do you have a song, poem, reading, skit, dance, visual artwork, invention, or joke to share? Whether the answer is yes or no, please join us to appreciate the creativity of our community! No talent necessary; all ages, all styles, all abilities welcome. Music Director Benjie Messer will lead singing to open and close the evening.
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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 get-together on
 
Sunday, November 22nd
Immediately Following Service
 
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE
Meeting ID: 932 1997 4441
............Password: 100420
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Adventure Tales –
A Radically Inclusive Evening of Storytelling
It's Annual Fundraiser time at UUCP!! You are cordially invited to participate on 1/30/2021 in "Adventure Tales-A Radically Inclusive Evening," a storytelling event for all members and friends!  

Interested or know somebody else who might be interested? To suggest yourself, or someone else as a storyteller, and learn additional information, click https://www.Phoenixuu.org/storytellers/We can't wait to hear your stories!    
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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • As of our Wednesday morning meeting, the final results of many election contests are unknown. We do know, however, that the future of public education in Maricopa County looks brighter. Voters appear to be supporting many school bond and override measures, and there’s a high likelihood of Prop 208 passing as well.
  • Along with you, we will be taking time to find equilibrium within ourselves as we adjust to other election results in the coming days. Clearly, our work is not done. We will offer new opportunities to participate in democracy as they arise.
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Earth Justice Ministry Announcements
The ACC voted 10/29 to support Clean Energy!! They will be voting again soon on the whole rule package, which includes 100% clean energy by 2050 with benchmarks along the way, plus distributed energy (rooftop) standards. Please send them a thank you email and ask them to vote for the package. For details and sample letters go to https://www.phoenixuu.org/thank-you-acc/
 
Your Last Chance!! to comment by phone about APS's request for another rate hike, and about forgiving the electricity bills of many people impoverished due to Covid 19 is Monday, November 30, 2020: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can do this whether or not you are an APS customer or not. This supports our community partner, Chispa. Instructions on how to call, or to write an email or a letter instead, are on the UUCP website and at this link:  Click here to learn about the Public Comment Period for APS Rate Hike.  

It's not too late!! Meat production is very polluting and immoral. So please do one small thing for the planet-pledge to eat one meatless (that means eggs, milk and cheese) meal per day. Help the Earth Justice Ministry build a collection of your favorite meatless (vegan and/or vegetarian) recipes for this purpose: Eat Plants for the Planet! Please mail them soon to  uuejministry@gmail.com.

EJM's regular monthly meeting- will take place Sunday, November 8 at 12 noon via zoom. Please paste the link below into your browser , and use "earth" if it asks for a password. Thanks. Hope to see you there!  https://zoom.us/j/92905506684?pwd=NVhHZ01Fd3VYMlgr
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Sunday Services are Currently Online
 
NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
10:30 am
(Arizona Time)

Sustaining Hope

Led By:
Rev. Christine Robinson
with
Worship Associate
Amy McKlindon
What does it take to sustain hope in these double-crisis days of American politics and public health…not to mention in the ups and downs of our personal lives? One way is to separate the emotion, hope, over which we have little control, from hope the habit of thought or
spiritual discipline, which is something we can…and should…
keep working on through our lives.

The Rev. Christine Robinson is the recently retired Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
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Missed a Worship Service?
 
Prior Worship Services are always available to view
11/01/2020 Worship Service
Día De Los Muertos
Led By: Sylvia Sharma
with
Worship Associate: Gary Ezzell
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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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Learn more and sign up at uujaz.org.
Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Janine
NEW DATE: Thursdays at 10 am

Join UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger any Thursday morning for a casual "office hours" on Zoom. 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.
Register here.
No Matter What:
Reckoning and Resilience in a
Post-Election World
November 7th & 14th,
11 am-12 pm & 1 pm-3 pm

Join us for two sessions of learning, unlearning, feeling and sharing about our differences; moving us toward creating change - in ourselves and the world around us.

In our present Time of Tumult this workshop offers a container and powerful methods for exploring, the many knotty issues of race, gender, class, religion and more, that challenge our culture, our communities, and our relationships. Rev. Anthony Johnson facilitates as part of his Multikulti program, along with UUJAZ and UU the Vote.
 
Join us in Actively Removing Unconscious Debris from the Soil of The Soul.
UUJAZ Annual Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 6 pm
Join us for our annual business meeting, recap what we've done together as a state this year in justice work, hear from the Board, share some financial transparency, and talk about 2021 ahead. Thanks to the pandemic, there won't be an in-person Issues + Action Day this year, where this meeting is typically held. We also won't be trying to replicate a day-long event on Zoom... instead, we've been bringing you lots of virtual programming options throughout the summer and fall, and will continue to do so into 2021. Come check out what we've been working on behind the scenes!
Register here.
Book GroUUp
Friday, November 20th, 12-1:30 pm

Join Rev. Tina Squire the third Friday of each month at noon for a justice-centered book discussion from the perspective of our Unitarian Universalist values.
This Friday we'll be discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Register for the meeting here.
Book GroUUp is free to all our monthly sustaining donors. If you wish to join but aren't a donor, you can contribute a suggested donation of $10 at uujaz.org/donate. If you aren't financially able to donate, join us anyway! 
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