This Sunday, November 6
The Stories We Tell Ourselves 
Service Leaders:  Emrys Staton
Sunday, November 6 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
We often create stories in our own minds to explain, justify, or make sense of what others are doing. In this way, we come accept a false version of things without creating the opportunity to really understand what is going on. If we don't get caught up in these stories, we can be more open to the realities of the world.
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, November 6 at 5:00 PM at the New Day Center
Live out the UU commitment to serving those in need by serving a meal to the 150 parents and children of the UMOM New Day Center. This is a one-time, two-hour commitment. For more information and to RSVP, please email Rene Apack below.
Share the Plate
Sunday, November 6
The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (ACLPI) is a private, non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to representing the people of Arizona on issues that affect us all, including clean air and water, access to education and school finance reform, open government, health care, consumer rights, campaign finance reform, and the protection of our public lands and natural resources. Since 1974, the Center has fought for individuals and groups who lack the power or money to take on big business and big government. Funds from our Share the Plate will support the Center's case for reforming Arizona's foster care system.

Our Share the Plate ministry is one way we breathe life into our commitment to become agents of the Beloved Community.  Beginning in 2008, each month UUCP has returned one Sunday's collection plate to the community-this amounts to about 3% of our operating budget.
UUCP Community Book Corner
Sunday, November 6 at the back of the Sanctuary
The UUCP Community Book Corner is the first Sunday of the month. November's theme is Expectation and Acceptance and there are three featured books, one each, for adults, young adults, and children. There will be other books as well, which promote UU values. Come celebrate the theme of Expectation and Acceptance with a purchase, browsing or sharing your thoughts. For more information about the Community Book Corner, email Diane Mote below.
Next Sunday, November 13
A Longer View of Time 
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, November 13 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
It could be argued that Americans think about time on a very short horizon. We want it now! This can increase our expectations as well as disappointment. How might a longer view of time help us create deeper acceptance and wisdom for our lives?
Starting Point
Sunday, November 13 at 10:45 AM in the Foyer
Meet a representative of our Membership Committee and our Children's Ministry program in the front foyer at 10:45 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!
UU Arts & Craft Fair 
Sunday, November 13, Before and after services on the patio
Unique, handmade items by our own UU artists and crafters will be available for purchase. A minimum of 20% of all sales will go back to supporting our mission. Shop local, shop UU!
Board Chat 
Sunday, November 13, between services in Annex D
Join the Board of Trustees for a monthly conversation keeping you updated on what we're working on. In this first chat we'll be sharing a pamphlet of Frequently Asked Questions about Rev. Susan's Campaign. For more information of if you have questions, please email Board President, Glen Lockwood below.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Young Adult Small Group
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:45 PM in Annex C
The young adult small group is a place for "younger" adults to get together and talk about issues important to us. We provide a safe space to share ideas and challenge each other respectfully. We are an open group and anyone who feels they are a young adult-regardless of age-is welcome to join and share their thoughts with us. For more information, email Caitlin below.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, November 8 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
Second Wednesday Small Group
Wednesday, November 9, at 1:00 PM in Annex B 
Facilitators:  Anne Lackey and Jan Bickley
Come one, come all to the new small group at UUCP. This small group will discuss the monthly theme in a small group format. Small Groups provide a space to tend to your heart and spirit. They follow the monthly worship themes and offer a way to engage the themes in your daily life and grow and learn with a group while sharing your own story, insights and learnings. Each group is led by a trained facilitator. Each group also engages in a service project at least once during the year to serve the congregation or wider community.
Community Night
Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Community nights are opportunities for us to gather together and eat in community. Each Thursday in October & November, we gather together for a meal at 6:00 PM, followed by programming for adults and children. Bring your appetite, enthusiasm and a side dish or dessert to share if you're able. The suggested donation is $5/adults, $2/children under 10, $10/family. You are welcome to bring a sack supper if you prefer.  The meal this week is Vegetable Soup & Bread. For more information about community nights, please email Janine Gelsinger below.
Live Service Auction
December 4, 2016 11 am, Sanctuary
Deadline to Donate: November 20
The focus of this year's auction is "Connections." The auction provides a fun way for our community to connect over dinners, services, lessons, tours, etc. Stop by the auction table on Sundays during coffee hour to learn more or visit our website: