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Sunday Services are Currently Online

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15th
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.  

 
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.
Share the Plate:
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) “advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. [Their] work is grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power and dignity." Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, UUSC’s three strategic priorities are crisis response, climate-forced displacement, and Central American migrant justice. For more information, visit www.uusc.org.  
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Programming November 15th - November 20th
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ALL Programming is in Arizona Time Zone
November 15th

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 16th

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


November 17th
6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
November 18th
12:00 pm      
Rev. Christine Dance
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 19th

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
958 7198 3662
Password: 690450
November 20th
4:00 pm
K thrUU 5th Grade
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert
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346-248-7799 and enter the Meeting ID number.
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Our Navajo Nation Student
Blanket & Clothing Drive
Thanks to the generosity of so many of you we now have a truck load of blankets, quilts (new and used) and jackets/boots/hats/gloves to deliver to Tsaile and Many Farms Schools, as well as other families in the Navajo Nation the week of the 16th. They have already had snow, temperatures way below freezing, so these will be so welcomed!

The latest report from leaders of the Native American Baha’i Institute Youth Group tells us that their fourteen teams of young people, from middle school to age twenty-eight, have traveled many miles, cut, delivered and stacked 150 loads of wood for stoves to keep people warm over the winter, fixing chimneys and stoves in the process. With your help we contributed funds for equipment to help them expand their teams of kids for this amazing work, supporting their community and building relationships, including many elders who live far out.

If you are able to help by making a donation for our ongoing work with the Navajo Nation, please click the link to sign upand we will send you information. 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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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
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Adventure Tales –
A Radically Inclusive Evening of Storytelling
Storytelling Fundraiser
 
We are holding a fundraiser on January 30, 7:00 P.M. on Zoom. This is an event where we want you to submit a video of you telling a personal story. To help you do this, we are putting together a workshop led by Megan Finnerty of Storytellers Project. We will have more information as soon as we get a date. Stay tuned! We need your story and it is a great way to have fun, get to know each other better, and make some money for UUCP while doing it! 
 
For more information, go to http://www.phoenixuu.org/storytellers
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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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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • In this month of Thanksgiving, we want to express gratitude to Civic Engagement Beyond Voting (CEBV) in which Melinda Iyer, UUCP member, plays a prominent role. They have trained many people in using the Request to Speak (RTS) system while the AZ Legislature is in session. We will continue to follow their lead when the Legislature opens in January.
  • We are also grateful that the presidential election was won by the candidate who stands for our UU values, but he can be more effective with a Senate majority. UU the Vote recommends two organizations that are working to help in the Georgia Senate run-offs on January 5. There are options to donate money OR your time and effort.
  • Vote Forward
  • Reclaim Our Vote Campaign
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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 22th
10:30 am
(Arizona Time)

People Who Notice
&
New Member Sunday

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
with
Worship Associate
Gary Ezzell
  
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Missed a Worship Service?
 
Prior Worship Services are always available to view
11/08/2020 Worship Service
Sigh.....
Led By: Rev. Christine Dance
with
Worship Associate: Joseph Benesh
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Support us every time you shop.
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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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Love & Justice:
Abolition and Alternatives to Policing

UUs proclaim that no one is outside the circle of love, therefore, our goals are also abolitionist goals. Join UUJAZ every first Wednesday of the month in actively resisting the systems of policing and incarceration while building relationships and community with other passionate UUs in Arizona. 
Register for our next meeting on
December 2nd here.
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
Part 2 on November 14th
11 am-12 pm and 1 pm-3 pm

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.

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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