This Sunday, January 14
White Supremacy: Continuing the Learning
Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
The work of combating white supremacy culture is a critical engagement for Unitarian Universalists, as we seek to live into our values and principles. This multigenerational conversation continues the ongoing work of this congregation to be fully present to the realities of our world, working to recognize, disrupt and heal from the impacts of racism.
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, January 14, 10:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet a member of Welcoming Ministries and a member of our Children's Ministry program, in the front foyer at 10:40 AM for a brief tour of our campus. You will have a chance to learn about our programs and ask questions in this informal introduction to UUCP. No sign up. Just show up! 
Share the Plate with Puente
Sunday, January 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization in Phoenix. Puente develops, educates, and empowers migrant communities to protect and defend themselves and their families. Puente members help one another and invite UUCP's Immigration Ministry into a collective space where legal, educational, arts, and social programs happen. The shared plate will strengthen these programs and purchase items for children impacted by detention.  
Next Sunday, January 21
Intent and Impact (Let's Go to the Women's March!!)
UUCP is shifting our typical Sunday services and encouraging a multi-gen presence at this year's Women's March. A multi-faith, women-led service will be held at 8:30 AM at First Church UCC, followed by carpooling to the march. Emrys, Benjie and Katie will be present at the state capitol at 10:00 AM to organize our presence with chants, songs, and signs. Rev. Margret will lead the two Sunday morning services at UUCP for those who are unable to attend the march. 
Saturday, January 20, 5:00 PM - Sign making and chant rehearsal @ UUCP. 

Sunday, January 21 -
8:30 AM - Multi-Faith, women-led service at First Church UCC (1407 N 2nd St.), carpool to march.
10:00 AM - Gathering for Women's March and Rally at the Arizona State Capitol (1700 W Washington St.)
9:30 AM & 11:15 AM - Worship Services at UUCP
Upcoming Classes & Events
UUCP Auction Fundraiser
It is auction time. This year we are holding a silent auction with lots of fun events and services.  The events are an excellent opportunity to connect with fellow UUer's while contributing to the Capital Campaign Fun. The bidding is happening NOW and will close at 12:30 on January 21. It will also be possible to bid on items before, between, and after services on January 14 and 21. To see the items that are up for bid, go to , or pick up an Auction Program at the back of the sanctuary.
Traveling 2nd Fridays
Friday, January 12, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Sanctuary 
We are beginning our new series of Traveling Second Friday on January 12 with Joan Gale. Join us for a free one-hour presentation of Tai Chi Celebration in China. Bill and Joan's trip was unlike anything you would find in a travel brochure. Our photos show these sites as well as the practice, demonstration, communist influence, banquets, celebrations, and Tung family lore. Any questions, call Barbara Cawthorne at 480-994-1452.
Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge
Through a challenge grant from a member UU congregation, UUCP (through our Foundation, UUFP) has an amazing opportunity to receive "FREE MONEY"!  To those who don't yet have wills, OR have not yet put UUFP or another UU entity in their wills (or have done so since 1/1/17), OR have not yet informed UUCP or UUA of your intentions, OR would like to re-examine your bequest-this is for you!  (Namely, all of us!)  For more information, come to an informational session on February 11, 18, or 25; contact any of us on the UUFP Board; or go to the "Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign UUA Legacy Challenge" website below.
Road Closures on Sunday
Sunday, January 14
The Arizona Rock and Roll Marathon is this weekend which means lots of road closures that might affect your commute into UUCP on Sunday. Please click on the link below to see the race map and what roads will be closed. 
Poetry Coffee House
Sunday, January 14, 11:00 PM in Annex A
Drop in poetry coffee house this Sunday, January 14 to share your favorite poems. 
MLK March & Festival
January 15, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Downtown Phoenix
Join fellow UUs in the annual MLK Day march! Plan to arrive at Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church on Jefferson & 14th St before the 9:00 AM start. The march goes to the MLK festival at Hance Park on 3rd Street and Portland that lasts until 2:00 PM. Parking is limited, consider riding the light rail or using Lyft or Uber with friends. Wear yellow and look for our group at the back of the march. This is a family friendly event. Please see the link below for more information.
Couples Enrichment Class
Wednesdays, February 7 - March 14, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM in the Johnson Room
This workshop is for couples who want to work on their relationship. Couples of all genders, length of time together and relationship status (married, partnered, engaged, co-habitating or not) are welcome. Explore how to strengthen and rejuvenate your connection. Topics include healthy communication, respecting differences, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, relating to your larger community. Couple also explore how the 7 principles of UUism can create a more compassionate and deepening connection to each other.
Drop-In Small Group
Thursday, January 18, 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.
Women's Ritual
Thursday, January 18, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
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. This month we will be exploring a favorite fictional character from our childhood. Contact Pat Reed for more information below.
3rd Friday Movie - When Elephants Fight
Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM in the Johnson Room
A documentary that explores the history and current situation of mineral exploitation and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We will be joined by Peter Mayangi from Stand With Congo to talk about advocacy efforts for bringing peace to the Congo. Please contact Emrys below with any questions.
Several Adult Faith Development Classes Start Soon
Please go to to see what we have to offer. The Couples Enrichment class is always a big hit and Rev. Margret's Exploring your UU Identity sold out in fall. Rise up and Call Her Name and Sound, Light & Movement are sure to be amazing as well. Please visit the website, call Geoff at 602-840-8400 x 201 or coming into the office to register for any of the classes.
Memorial Service for Joe DeMarco
Saturday, January 20, 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
Celebrate the life of Joseph DeMarco through a musical eulogy that follows his life across the world. 
Campus Work Day and Potluck
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
There will be outdoor and kid-friendly projects around the campus. For every project we will have supplies here at UUCP ready for you. Bring a potluck dish to share, if you plan on staying for the potluck at noon, a water bottle for while you work and some thick work gloves.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
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 the guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting the Board will review measures for the implementation plan and conduct a 6 month review of the transitional period.  Please contact board President Vince Waldron via email below or by phone at 623-670-6500 if you have any questions.
Mid-Year Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 28 at 10:35 AM, between the two services, Sanctuary
The members of the Board of Trustees warmly invite you to a brief meeting to update you on campus construction plans, ministerial search progress, and the financial health of UUCP.  The meeting will be at 10:35 AM sharp, and it will end before the second service starts. All UUCP members and friends are asked to join us. Our shared commitment to democratic governance calls us to join together in discernment. Under the guidance of Rev. Margret, our very experienced interim minister, UCCP is in the midst of major transitions and exciting developments. We have lots of news to share!