The Building is Closed; The Congregation is Open
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Sunday Services are Currently Online

10:30 AM
(Arizona Time)

Blessing of the Animals

Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate
Bonne de Blas
We’ll be having a BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS. 
Our pets have been our greatest comfort during this time.

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.
The Town of Paradise Valley is allowing us to put a banner in front of the Congregation to let people know we are hosting online worship.
We would like to also promote our values by affirming
that Black Lives Matter.
There will be a special breakout room to discuss this during Coffee Hour.
We hope that you will join us for this discussion.
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, October 4th
12:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE
Meeting ID: 932 1997 4441
............Password: 100420
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Programming October 4th - October 9th
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ALL Programming is in Arizona Time Zone
October 4th

Following Service
Meeting ID:
939 9248 9556
Password: CoffeeHour

Following Service
Meeting ID:
954 5851 8843
Password: KidsCoffee

Following Service
Meeting ID:
915 0535 2349
Password: YRUU

12:30 pm
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
932 1997 4441 
Password: 100420

6:00 pm
Bob Davis
Meeting ID:
918 2184 4372
Password: 102020
October 5th

8:30 am
Katie Resendiz
Meeting ID:
956 6366 2771
Password: 550602
October 6th

6:30 pm
Katie, Jezz & Chris
Meeting ID:
953 5370 8396
Password: 409806
October 7th
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

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

7:00 pm
Benjie Messer
Meeting ID:
931 4339 4891
Password: 989100
October 8th

7:30 pm
Rev. Christine Dance
Meeting ID:
958 7198 3662
Password: 690450
October 9th
4:00 pm
K thrUU 5th Grade
Meeting ID:
964 8387 3328
Password: Desert

7:00 pm
Barbara & Dave Cawthorne
Meeting ID:
910 7434 8354
Password: Russia
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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  • October 5: Voter Registration Deadline    -
  • October 7: Ballots mailed
  • October 7 - November 3: In person voting available
  • October 23: Last Day to Request a Ballot in the Mail
  • October 27: Last Day to Mail Back Your Ballot
  • November 3: Election Day

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Traveling 2nd Friday - RUSSIA

Join TRAVELING 2nd FRIDAY on Zoom October 9th at 7:00 pm
Barbara & Dave Cawthorne visiting Russia
Barbara went to Russia in 1986 when Chernobyl had its meltdown.  In 2014 they both visited Moscow with the Kremlin, churches, & the tsars’ home. Then they traveled to St. Petersburg by boat through canals, rivers, and a lake visiting 5 historic places. In St. Petersburg, they toured a fort, cathedrals, the Hermitage, a ballet and the most beautiful Catherine’s Palace. Who would believe it’s no longer the undeveloped country we saw in 1986.
Meeting ID: 910 7434 8354 | Password: Russia
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UUCP Musician Interviews

To keep UUCP's music lovers connected, pianist Mary Cota is recording interviews with UUCP musicians! Here, Dave Bellama talks about the banjo, folk music, his own musical history, and being a musician during the pandemic.

To Watch the Interview: CLICK HERE
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Scouting with UUCP:
  • Ready to get into the outdoors?
  • How do we explore and stay Covid safe? Think scouts are scary?
  • Think scouts are great, but wonder how UU's do it?
  • Want to take the capitalism out of camping?

Sunday, Oct 4th @ 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 918 2184 4372
Password: 102020
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Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson's Ordination

You have the opportunity to have a role in the ceremony. 
Take a picture of yourself with a sheet of paper with one word written on it--a one-word blessing of gratitude or blessing on his ministry. 

Send it to by October 14th
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UUCP's Open Drop-In Group
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday's of each month. Our next meeting is October 15th @
7 pm. We will being reviewing a Topic with Readings provided by Rev. Christine. We
like to think of this time together as a spiritual practice as it allows us an opportunity to open ourselves and to be with others that share UUCP principles.
It will be great to have you join us!

October 15 @ 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE
Meeting ID: 989 5601 3818
Password: 101520
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Fall 2020: Family Survey
Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Everyone who knows a kiddo they want to be connected with UUCP: We need to know you!

The Children's Ministry team at UUCP works to ensure that our youngest community members are connected, supported, and encouraged as they explore spirituality, community, and growth. This year, we don't get to see you in person, so we need some information about you and your kiddos. This way we can figure out how best to connect!

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Update on
Camp de Benneville Pines:
After being surrounded on three sides, fire is holding the line on top of the mountain and no longer inches towards the camp’s buildings. While this is a relief for our beloved camp, the area is still under evacuation orders and the danger remains high. With the fires and cancelled camps due to COVID, recovery will take some time and money. If you are willing and able, please click HERE to donate
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Help Us with a Monthly Food & Supply Drive for our Navajo Nation Community
We are asking for help again, targeting a delivery date of Tuesday, October 20th. Thank you, Vince, for volunteering to take it all up. Please consider making a donation (to UUCP) or doing some shopping from the current list - Click HERE to View List. You are already on the team list, so you don't need to sign up again. Just on the spreadsheet if you are willing to shop for specific items. Please be in touch with Cathy Kim if you are willing to shop and be reimbursed from donations. 

We hear regularly how grateful the folks are for our assistance, feeling the love that comes with a can of Spam or a bottle of shampoo! I continue to be so appreciative of how their community works together to take care of each other and share the resources. It's great to feel that we can support that.

We are working on the possibility of helping with winter jackets and shoes/boots for students at Tsaile Public School. The need is definitely there, but the challenge is to for the school counselor to be in touch with students (not actually at the school now) to find out what is needed and sizes. Distances are great, cell phone service not reliable, so getting in touch with families is tricky. We'll wait and see how this might be possible.
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Civic Engagement Announcements
  • The Civic Engagement team now has our own email address: Please feel free to contact us with comments, questions and suggestions.
  • UUCP is hosting two Car Parades to the Polls the weekend of October 10-11. Decorate your cars, meet up in the UUCP parking lot at 1 pm on either Saturday or Sunday, and caravan to the Maricopa County Elections Center to return our early ballots. We'll be joined on both days by a mobile billboard urging citizens to vote early. The whole family is welcome! RSVP here and invite your friends!
  • UU the Vote Phonebank with Invest in Ed - Thursday, Oct. 22 Do you want to connect with people over causes you’re passionate about? Imagine a swell of 200 UUs coming together across the US, to raise their voices in Arizona to UU the Vote. We have an opportunity to make that happen. What will it take? If we can get 20 UUs from our congregation, we can be a part of a national phone bank on Thursday, October 22. If you are interested, please email us at
  • Are you still undecided about who to support in the Maricopa County Attorney race? See how each of the candidates answered key questions here
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Earth Justice Ministry Announcements
Electricity shut-offs have been postponed by APS until November, but the accrued unpaid bills still hang over the heads of many who lost their jobs due to Covid. And APS is still requesting a rate hike. Please join Chispa in rejecting the rate hike and asking that accrued bills be forgiven. You can call or write emails or letters. Either of the links below have more information on how and when to do that. You don't have to be an APS customer to comment.
"Eat Plants for the Planet" a cookbook being compiled by EJM, wants your favorite no meat recipe, one that you've tried and rave about! Please send it to by 10/16 to assure it gets to us in time. For complete specifications about how to send your recipes:  Click HERE  
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
As part of UUCP's commitment to inclusion, we will be hosting viewings and discussions of the film "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution". Wikipedia describes it as a 2020 American documentary film directed, written and co-produced by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers under their Higher Ground Productions banner. It received a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

UU member Jill Story will be hosting movie watch parties via Zoom on
  • Saturday, 10/3, at 7 pm
  • Monday, 10/5, at 7 pm - Facilitated Zoom Discussion
(You can also watch the movie on Netflix on your own, if you prefer.)

To sign up for a watch party and/or the discussion session
please email  
Sign-ups are preferred but not required 

Meeting ID: 953 3552 9847 | Password: CripCamp
(Same Zoom Information for BOTH Meetings)
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Sunday Services are Currently Online
10:30 am


Led By:
Rev. Christine Dance
Worship Associate
Katie Quinn

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Missed a Worship Service?
Prior Worship Services are always available to view
09/27/2020 Worship Service
Being Allies to Jews
Led By: Benjie Messer
Worship Associate Bonne de Blas
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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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It is September, the month we traditionally welcome folks "back" from the summer, and begin our program year at some of our congregations. This year is different. How will we use this virtual time to connect with each other, and ourselves, in our anti-racism, anti-oppression work? As November elections creep closer, how do our UU values fall when it comes to candidates? The choices we make, now, in how to invest our time, will determine how the racial uprising ends, how the elections are decided, and whether we Side With Love in our actions and not just our words.
Learn more and sign up at
UU the Vote Action Hour
Tuesday, September 29th
6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalism is rooted in community. Not just in our congregations, but in our state. Join UUJAZ for a film screening of ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy and discuss voter suppression with members of your community through the perspective of voting activist and politician, Stacy Abrams. Then, take action to defend our democracy at the polls. Register here.
Love and Justice: Abolition and Alternatives to Policing
First Wednesday of the month
starting October 7th, 6-8 pm
UUs proclaim that no one is outside the circle of love, therefore, our goals are also abolitionist goals. Join UUJAZ in actively resisting the systems of policing and incarceration while building relationships and community with other passionate UUs in Arizona.
Register here.
All-in-one link for action!
Early voting in Arizona starts in just over a week on October 7th. UUJAZ can send you everything you need to know to take action on causes you care about this election season, all by filling out this google form.
Beloved Conversations
Starts October 15th, Registration extended to Sep 25th, 2020
Meadville Lombard Theological School have responded to the needs to learn how race and ethnicity shape our personal and collective lives and practices, in a virtual format. UUJAZ has partnered with Meadville to offer a 20% discount for AZ UU participants, and scholarships for anyone who needs one. Learn more and sign up through UUJAZ here.
Taking a Collective Breath
Love Resists and Side With Love are running their "Taking a Collective Breath" series through mid-October. They've hosted incredible guest speakers from across the country speaking on taking anti-racist action, grounded in UU values. Folks who sign up can still watch all the previous courses in the series. Learn more here.
Fridays 10-11am
Join UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger any Friday 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.
3rd Fridays 12-1:30pm
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.

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 If you aren't financially able to donate, join us anyway!
2nd Saturdays 6pm
Join our UUJAZ host Emrys Staton to watch a film, and then discuss how the justice issues presented intersect with our UU values.
September 12th, join us to watch and discuss the film Free Cece.

A $15 donation from those who are able is received with gratitude, to cover the cost of the film rights and compensate our discussion host.
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