This Sunday, October 30
Dia de los Muertos 
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Emrys Staton, Katie Resendiz
Sunday, October 30 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
This all-ages service invites us to remember our loved ones who have died through a ritual of remembrance, sharing our gratitude for the love shared. Everyone is invited to bring a photograph, or memento of loved ones to place on the altars of remembrance. 
Next 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.
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.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Memorial Service for Lucienne Collaer Rusconi
Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary
There will be a memorial service for our beloved Lucienne Collaer Rusconi on Saturday, October 29, at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Please join us for the service and a reception after in the Johnson Room.
UUJAZ Issue & Action Day
Saturday, October 29 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the UU Congregation in Surprise
Join UUs from around the state to learn and plan for action. The day will include a panel of speakers offering updates on "the state of" UUJAZ's five issue areas, a delicious local lunch, and facilitated break-out sessions.  
The five focus Issue Areas for this year are Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Water, Immigration, and Education. Featured speakers include Michael Soto from Arizona Community Action Association, Jennifer Martin from the Sierra Club, and Carlos Garcia from Puente Human Rights Movement.
Register Below
Pathway to Membership Class
Thursdays, November 3 & 10, at 6:45 PM in the Sanctuary
Our Pathway to Membership program is a two-part class that invites you to meet with other people considering membership, hear more from ministers and leaders about what it means to be a member, ask questions, learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and UUCP. It ends with an invitation to join UUCP by signing the membership book and pledging your support. There is no pressure to join. We recognize membership is a commitment, and we hope people will take their time before joining.

Email Janine below or call her at 602-840-8400 ext.204 for more information.
Community Night
Thursday, November 3 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 Mostaccoili. For more information about community nights, please email Janine Gelsinger below.
Photo Shoot for New Directory
November 9 - 12, 2016, Johnson Room
Our new photo directory will be printed by Lifetouch in December. All members and staff are asked to sign up to have their pictures taken to be included. No purchase is required. Please sign up at the table in the Johnson Room this weekend or you can sign up online at the link below Monday-Thursday. 
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.
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!
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:
Worship Associate application deadline this Sunday
If you've ever thought about being a worship associate, you still have a few days to apply. The deadline for applications is Oct 30th. Worship Associates work with Rev. Susan, Emrys and Benjie to create and lead worship and shape the monthly themes. It's a great way to get involved with a fun team working on one of the most meaningful aspects of congregational life. More information/application below.