This Sunday, November 20
Multigenerational Bread Service: A Feast in Community
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
In honor of the feast day of Thanksgiving, everyone is invited to bring a grain-based staple (tortillas, challah, brown bread, muffins, idlis, injera, naan, fry bread, etc) to share with the community. As we bring gifts reflective of our family traditions, we nurture a greater awareness of the beauty and diversity of our own community.
Next Sunday, November 27
Family Stories of Expectation and Acceptance
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, November 27 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
One of the places we most readily experience both expectation and acceptance is within our families. Especially around holidays, expectations can be high. What is the balance between expectations and acceptance when it comes to parenting and negotiating family relationships?
Upcoming Classes and Events
Thanksgiving Community Potluck
Thursday, November 24 at 4:00 PM in the Johnson Room
We are so grateful for the spiritual family we have at UUCP. Join us to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast! In keeping with a family-style tradition, we are asking all to sign up to bring a dish by going to this link. Share in community, conversation, food and friends.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, November 22, at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
We invite all members to join us for the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to address the board during guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting we will be planning for UUCP's future in the context of Rev. Susan's campaign for the President of the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association). Call or email Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with comments or questions.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, November 22, at 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 or Katherine Kruse at 602-369-9477
Standing Rock Presentation & Update
Thursday, December 1, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Elena Perez from UUCP will share about her recent trip to North Dakota to be at the Standing Rock camps where water protectors are organizing to halt construction of a major oil pipeline. Elena will offer updates on the current events at the camps, and how we can continue offering support locally for the NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline) campaign.
For more information, please contact Emrys below.
Film Screening: "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War"
Friday, December 2, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Come watch the documentary about Waitstill and Martha Sharp, two American Unitarian Universalists who agreed to move to Europe in the 1930s to help refugees flee Nazi-occupied countries. Their their courage and creativity, many were able to escape persecution and death. Their efforts led to the founding of our current UU Service Committee. After the film, Bunny Hodas will give some updates on the current work of the UUSC, and Libby Walker will talk about our congregation's Refugee Assistance Program. 
For more information, please contact Emrys below.
2 Days Left to Donate to the Service Auction!
This year's live auction will be held on Sunday, December 4 at 11 am in the Sanctuary - only two weeks away! Have you turned in your auction donation form yet? So far we have received six member hosted events and five service opportunities. Let's see if we can double both of those numbers by this Sunday. Heidi will be at the auction table for the first coffee hour to help answer questions and finalize your brilliant ideas! You can also email Heidi or call 602-840-8400 ext. 202. 
Online Auction Donation Form
Holiday Wreath Collection:  Decorate our Sanctuary
The Sanctuary Team will begin displaying your family wreaths again this year starting on Sunday, November 20. We will continue to add wreaths until December 6. Do you have a special holiday tradition to show us? Include photos in your wreath. Bring them to the lobby each Sunday and drop them off in the office. Please include your name and wire the wreath for hanging. Need more decorating ideas? Call Ann at 480-782-5888.