This Sunday, September 25
A Deeper Experience of Community 
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, September 25 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
It has been said that what will come next to help lead humanity out of this time of division and climate devastation is not some great individual, but community, and specifically inclusive communities of hope, courage and resilience. We are experiencing the limits of both a society and faith focused on individualism - depression, isolation, loneliness, fear and fragmentation. How can we learn to live and share and practice a richer experience of community and why is this needed?
SFG for UUA President Fundraiser
Sunday, September 25 at 12:15 PM in the Johnson Room
Rev. Susan will share her vision for the UUA and provide campaign updates. Members are making chili for the event. You'll have an opportunity to contribute to Rev. Susan's campaign via the "Envelope Tree"!  Pick an envelope and contribute the amount you are able (checks go to "SFG for UUA President"). We know the leadership Rev. Susan provides - let's help her share it with all UU's. For more information, email Cherie below. 
Maryland School Food Boxes
Sunday, September 25 & October 2, in the Sanctuary
Food insecurity is a fact of life for so many families in our low-wage economy in Arizona.  Help us provide adequate food for students over fall break when they do not receive breakfast and lunch at school. Pick up a list of needed items at the back table and bring donations on September 25 and October 2.  Please see the October Horizon for an update from the Maryland School Task Force. For more information, please call Cathy Kim at 602-708-6423 or email her below.
Next Sunday, October 2
On Being a UU at Work 
Service Leaders:  Jan Kaplan
Sunday, October 2 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
How do we evolve over the course of our careers? How can UUism ground us throughout our careers and into retirement? Jan Kaplan will share her stories of her career where she questioned who she was, what she was doing, and dealing with difficult compromises at work.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Worship Associates Applications now open!
Deadline October 30
Are you interested in getting more involved in worship at UUCP? Worship Associates work with the worship team to create and shape services and monthly themes. It's an opportunity to be a part of the one of the most central aspects of this community. Please speak with a current Associate or Rev. Susan if you'd like to know more. For more information, visit the link below.
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, September 26, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Johnson Room
Almost every week the Johnson Room is open for your artistic endeavor. Currently Jay Alagia, a watercolorist with 20-years experience, is available there to teach watercolor painting on an individual basis, if requested, free of charge. Please contact Jay at 602-952-8889 or email him below for more information.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, in the Johnson Room
Break bread and socialize with the Board of Trustees starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30 PMGuests 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 discussing how to better engage youth in board activities and planning for the year in relation to Rev. Susan's Campaign for UUA President. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with comments or questions.
Special Community Night & Indentity Groups
Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
In addition to the formal start of community nights in October, we will have one special community night on September 29. Community nights are opportunities for us to gather together and eat in community. Come for a meal and stay for identity groups. For more information about community nights, please email Sky WIlliams below.

Our religious heritage, gender and race have profound effects on our lives. On each of these three evenings, all members and friends of UUCP are invited to connect with others over personal stories of how we've noticed these identities in our own lives and the lives of people we know. Regardless of your background, you belong in these groups!

Sept. 29: Religious Heritage
Oct. 6: Gender
Oct. 13: Race

Thursday nights, 6:45-8:45pm, after the Community Night Meal
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Gather to learn Buddhist teachings (the Dharma) and support one another in Buddhist practice, including meditation. We will start the meeting with 30 minutes 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.
Addictions Ministry Group
Friday, September 30, at 7:00 PM, Annex C
A discussion group of like-minded individuals who are seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Any members who wish to participate can call John Moats at 602-300-4743. Come one, come all because your love and gratitude are always welcome.
Sermon Audio Now Available on Podcast
Audio recordings of many of our sermons are now available to listen to as a podcast! Simply search for "Sermons from UUCP" anywhere you find podcasts. To see what's already available, click below
Lucienne Collaer Rusconi's Art Show
Our Sanctuary Art this fall is in honor of the late UUCP member Lucienne Collaer Rusconi (1925 to 2016)
She described her work this way: "When I paint I must feel a strong 'rhythm' in the work in progress.  Just like a note in music becomes more interesting and alive with other notes, color interaction in painting is most important.  Design, shapes, composition enhances this rhythm of the subject.  I call it My Music. Soft story telling, drama, nature, simple objects, the human condition are all my inspiration!