This Sunday, August 12
Beyond Belief
Service Leader Rev. Margret A. O’Neall
Sunday, August 12, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Unitarian Universalists have been called “freethinking mystics with hands” – faithful people who will not be bound to a static creed, and who commit to a practical religion, a religious practice of making a difference. What does it mean to be part of a religion that is beyond belief?
Children's Ministry - Hands Make Music
Sunday, August 12, 10:30 AM in Annex F
Join Kids Kamp Drum instructor, Sam Anderson for a special Sunday Studio: Drum! Rhythm, story, and songs. UUCP kids are asked to meet in Annex F at 10:30 class will be held during Worship service.
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Every Sunday 11:45 AM in Annex B or Sanctuary
Inquirers is a series for anyone who would like to meet others and learn more about UUCP. Each week after service join other newcomers, members, lay leaders and the membership team for a half hour of building connections and growing relationships. The second half hour explores changing topics each week, that go deeper into an area of ministry within our congregation. Inquirers topics include  Leadership, Children’s Ministry, Unicare, Social Justice, Membership, Congregational Tour and History, Small Group Ministry, Unitarian Universalism 101  and  Inside Worship Services. Coffee and treats provided, no sign-up necessary!
 
This week:   We are attending the Tomorrow We Vote Presentation.
Tomorrow We Vote Presentation
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 12:00 PM after service, in Annex B
Advancing Justice presents the group, Tomorrow We Vote. TWV informs and registers to vote Arizona high school juniors and seniors who are at or near the voting age. TWV is a non-partisan, issue-focused organization headquartered in Phoenix, informing the next generation of voters about their voting rights, issues impacting their communities, and removing the stigma tied to engaging in the democratic process. The youth vote is tomorrow’s progressive representation -- Tomorrow We Vote wants to help them acknowledge their voting power.  
 
Join  Tomorrow We Vote and Indivisible Phoenix to learn the responsibilities of each elected office and why your one vote is important.   Civix and a Slice  @ Friendship Village. August 11 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Free pizza will be served and prizes will be given out! 
Dao Ceremony
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary
The Arizona Dao Temple is holding a Dao Ceremony and everyone is invited. The Dao Ceremony can assist you in revealing your True heart, so you will more fully appreciate and share the joy and beauty of life as well as the peace that surpasses all understanding! Dao means "WAY". The way leads to Self-realization. There are only two requirements to participate in this ancient ceremony: (1) To show sincerity for receiving Dao on the day of ceremony please do not eat animals (be vegetarian for the day); (2) As well as an open heart and a one-time merit contribution of $10 or more. The whole event takes about three hours. Please wear modest clothing to show respect. To register for the Dao Ceremony please call: Jeanne 623-262-8323
Next Sunday, August 19
Embrace the Elephant
Service Leader Rev. Margret A. O’Neall 
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
We talk a lot about elephants as a metaphor for something large and mysterious – the elephant in the room, or perhaps perceiving parts of the elephant without understanding the whole. How do we learn to embrace, to cherish, to engage with the elephants in our lives?
New Inquirers Series at UUCP
Sunday, August 12, 11:45 AM after service in Annex B
Next week's topic : Worship Calendar: Join us to learn more about the cycle of the seasons, and how we mark the annual celebrations, holidays, and events at UUCP. 
Upcoming Events
Green Sanctuary Group
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 PM in the Johnson Room
Green Sanctuary will discuss helping with the 8/26 Justice Service, selling LED light bulbs, shower heads and Cafe Justo, and putting on a community night dinner and sponsoring a speaker about environmental water and HB 2158. Please come give your input, and bring a friend. Light refreshments are served.
Coming of Age Mentor Gathering
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 PM in Annex C
Come Tuesday evening to learn how to become a mentor for the 7th and 8th grade coming-of-age class. This year we need 20 mentors! Come learn about this amazing class and consider taking on a year of partnership with a student. All adults are welcome.
Phoenix Restoration Project
Immigrants are released from detention almost every day, often with children, to travel by bus to relatives or sponsors in the U.S. as they await resolution of their legal cases. They are given next to nothing for their journeys. We are collecting supplies to take to the volunteers who meet them at the Greyhound station to give them provisions and wish them well.  You can buy items from the list and bring them  on Sunday  morning to the bins by the Advancing Justice table OR order on Amazon to be direct-delivered to PRP at CLICK HERE
Granola bars  Sweet n Salty, Oats & Honey, Fruit & Nut
Ritz crackers
Single-serve tuna and/or chicken salad with crackers
Single-serve peanut butter and cheese crackers
Single-serve mixed fruit cups
Single-serve applesauce in squeeze packets
Small bags of nuts
Plastic utensils
Pedialyte electrolyte powder packets
Dramamine (for adults and/or kids)
Baby wipes for sensitive skin
Travel-sized fleece blankets 
Reusable shopping bags to hold all!
Community Night needs you!
Planning for this season of Community Nights is underway, and we are looking for your talents! Each Thursday, September 13 - November 15, join us at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room for a meal featuring the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation. If you’d like to contribute as a Chef or Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), we will be meeting soon to plan the menus. Contact us ASAP to let us know you are interested.
Following the meals we have an exciting Fall line-up of small groups, classes, activities and discussions that will bring us closer to living into our vision of being Theologically Diverse, Radically Inclusive, and Justice Centered. If you are willing to facilitate a class, with curriculum provided, or you have an idea for a topic you'd like to present, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact the Community Night coordinator at  uucpcommunitynight@gmail.com
Maryland School Partnership
It’s July, and it’s hot!    Who is thinking about school?    We are , because the school year will be starting on August 6 th , and students will be lining up to enter their classrooms.    Many students come to Maryland School from families that have a very difficult time providing support for their children, school budgets are inadequate to maintain needed programs, and teachers often spend their own money to have necessary supplies.    Also many students require extra help to master grade level skills.    Your help is needed in a variety of ways!    Please check the July/August  Horizons  for more information about our partnership, stop by the Justice Ministry table on a  Sunday   or  click here  to  to pick up a list of needed supplies and opportunities for volunteering.   We will be collecting supplies from July 22-August 12, 2018.
Opportunities to Serve!
Seeking UUCP members to share in leadership of a relational process of commitment to healthy stewardship – many options to serve, none involve asking for money.  The focus is on relationship and commitment.  To explore this opportunity, contact Rev. Margret at minister@phoenixuu.org

Seeking members interested in financial sustainability of this strong congregation to serve on the Board-appointed Finance Committee.  Financial expertise not required; management experience will be helpful. For more information contact Rev. Margret at minister@phoenixuu.org

Small Group Ministry is a direct experience of loving connection, and we are seeking to add facilitators to sustain and expand the program in the coming year. Want to know more? Talk to Rev. Margret,  minister@phoenixuu.org
Do you have a Social Justice Issue for the back tables?

If you have an issue, petition or handout, apply for a spot by filling out the form below. Please give at least one week notice.
Calling all UUCP Artists, Crafters, and Lovers of “Arts and Crafts” - SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, November 11, 2018, Before and After Sunday Services
Reserve your calendars for our UUCP Arts & Crafts Fair, a fundraiser to benefit UUCP!
Reminder to bring water on September 9
In our traditional Water Communion on September 9 we celebrate the start of our new program year by mingling our waters from summer.  All are welcome to bring water to share from home or travels, or use water we provide here.
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