This Sunday, October 15
Opening Spaces. Making Inclusive Places.
Service Leader: Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, October 15, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Love is the doctrine of this congregation, and radical inclusion is our vision. We have the opportunity to create the space for our vision of inclusive love to unfold in tangible ways. Everyone has a part to play as we make room for the future we build together.

There is an American Sign Language Interpreter at the 2nd service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month. 
Special Board Chat
Sunday, October 15 after each service in the Johnson Room
Join the Board of Trustees for our monthly chat about the upcoming happenings at UUCP. They happen the third Sunday of each month and this Sunday is a special one. Board Members will be in the Johnson Room after each service sharing their "Big Picture" goals for the next five years and inviting every member to share thoughts on how we can "Live Into" these aspirations.  Please drop by!
Next Sunday, October 22
White Supremacy Teach-In
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, October 22, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Understanding and combating white supremacy culture is a theological and practical endeavor for Unitarian Universalists everywhere as we work to live the principles that guide our faith commitments. Let us join with courage in exploration and experiences to become more awakened to the work that lies before us.
80's Babies Small Group
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM, meet in Sanctuary after second service 
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.

We meet the fourth Sunday of the month after second service (or the only service, depending on the schedule), when we'll gather at the back of the Sanctuary and then head off-site for food and conversation. Contact Sarah or Amy below for more information. 

Upcoming Classes & Events
UUJAZ Issue & Action Day
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the UU Congregation in Surprise
Join the UU Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ) and UUs from around the state to gain insight and take action on local justice issues. Hear in-depth updates from expert speakers and take advantage of the question-and-answer time to find out more about what you're most passionate about. And get a sneak peek at what we might see from the Arizona Legislature in 2018, connect with other UUs who are interested in your focus issue area, and dig deeper in issue workshops. Early bird registration prices end today! 
Outdoor Group
The Outdoor Group season opener in the Valley of the Sun features the Go John Trail in Cave Creek Regional Park on October 14, 2017.  This moderate hike is approximately 5.8 miles.  Also available is an easy hike lasting about an hour. Email Bonnie White below for more information.
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, October 18 at 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM in Annex C
An informal, bi-lingual discussion group that looks at current events, politics, and culture of Latin American countries, along with justice movements in the United States. Contact Jose Diaz for more info  at 602-488-6524 or by email below.
Community Night
Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM in the Johnson Room
Join us at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room for food and friendship. A donation of $5 per adult, $2 per child under ten, or $10 per family covers the cost of the meal. Each dinner features the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation. Community Night is not a potluck. If you'd like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), please sign-up in advance.

10/19 Menu:
Zuppa Toscana with sausage (contains meat and dairy; no gluten or soy) or Vegetarian Zuppa Toscana (contains soy and dairy; no gluten) with quinoa salad, mixed greens salad with balsamic dressing and homemade cranberry bread from Chef Julie Talbot and Sous Chefs Cherie Stafford, Robin Stewart and Joan Gale. 
If you'd like to join, but have dietary restrictions or preferences, you are welcome to bring your own meal.  For questions about Community Night, please contact Janine below.  Following Community night, Thursday evenings feature many activities:   small groups adult faith development Pathway to Membership and more. Check out the UUCP website to sign up. Chalice Kids childcare is available between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 
Pathway to Membership
Thursdays, October 19th & 26th, 6:45 PM-8:30 PM (must attend both sessions).
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.
Open (Drop-in) Small Group
Thursday, October 19 at 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.
3rd Thursday Small Group
Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM in Annex C
Facilitator:  Jake Danforth
Registration is still open for this new small group, which meets monthly through May to explore the current theme through facilitated discussion. You can sign up online and learn more below.
Women's Ritual
Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 PM in the Minister's Study
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. Contact Pat Reed for more information below.
Hurricane Help
The UUA  has set up a donation program to help all areas including Puerto Rico, affected by Hurricanes  Irma and Maria.  Local residents have also arranged to deliver goods to Puerto Rico this week. Basic needs right now are small and lightweight things: batteries, dry foods, baby formula, baby wipes, stomach & diarrhea medicine, mosquito repellent, bullion, and garbage bags.  You can visit the link below to find out how you can help.
ASL Interpreter Available
There is an American Sign Language Interpreter during the 2nd service at UUCP during the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. If you have any questions about this, please contact Emrys Staton below.