This Sunday, October 22
White Supremacy Teach-In
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall 
Sunday, October 22, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Understanding and combating white supremacy culture is a theological and practical endeavor for Unitarian Universalists everywhere as we work to live the principles that guide our faith commitments. Let us join with courage in exploration and experiences to become more awakened to the work that lies before us.
Share the Plate with Aliento
Sunday, October 22 at 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Today we choose to Share the Plate with Aliento to honor Celso Mireles. Aliento was founded in 2016 by Reyna Montoya, an educator, dancer, and community organizer. Influenced by her own experiences of growing up undocumented, she began using art to start her process of healing and founded Aliento to co-create spaces of healing and empowerment in her community. Aliento is a community organization that is undocumented and youth-led by directly impacted people and allies who are invested in the well-being, emotional healing, and leadership development of the immigrant
Please make checks payable to UUCP. One check is then written to Aliento from UUCP. If you check is for another purpose than Aliento, please note that purpose on the memo line, i.e., pledge. Otherwise all money collected will go to Aliento.
80's Babies Small Group
Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 PM, meet in Sanctuary after second service 
Facilitators:  Sarah Moore and Amy McKlindon
The "80s Babies" (formerly the Young Adults Small Group) is a place for those of us born in the 80's (70's and 90's babies also welcome) to come together and talk about issues important to us.  We are an open group, providing a safe space to share ideas, challenge each other respectfully, and connect with one another.

We meet the fourth Sunday of the month after second service (or the only service, depending on the schedule), when we'll gather at the back of the Sanctuary and then head off-site for food and conversation. Contact Sarah or Amy below for more information. 

Justice Ministries Table
At the back of the Sanctuary after each service
Please stop by the Legislative Action table to send postcards about current issues.  At the Green Sanctuary table, you may sign up to get our emails about environmental events in the valley and send a postcard to the governor to advocate for CHISPA's "Clean Buses for Healthy Ninos" campaign.
Opening Spaces. Making Inclusive Places.
Back of the Sanctuary after each service 
Double down for the new front doors! Chip in to make the patio a beautiful gathering space!  Our renovations this year will help make this a truly inclusive congregation. We are off to a good start on this final round of funding and we've raised $111,000 so far toward our $300,000 goal.  Every pledge, no matter what size, helps us complete our capital budget funding.  Details are on the UUCP website at the link below or visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sundays to talk to a capital construction representative.
Next Sunday, October 29
Día  de los Muertos (Multigen)
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, October 29, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
At this traditional time honoring our connection with the spirit world, we acknowledge our losses, celebrating the rich heritage and sacrifice of those who have gone before. All are welcome to bring a photo or memento of a beloved who has died to place upon the ceremonial altar. Multigenerational service.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 24 at 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 be discussing feedback on the strategic goals, the reignited capital campaign and future staffing needs. Please contact board President Vince Waldron at 623-670-6500 or by email below if you have any questions
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, October 24, 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, please contact Donna Featherston at 602-997-7996 or via email below.
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, October 25 at 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM in Annex C
An informal, bi-lingual discussion group that looks at current events, politics, and culture of Latin American countries, along with justice movements in the United States. Contact Jose Diaz for more info  at 602-488-6524 or by email below.
Community Night
Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM in the Johnson Room
Join us at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room for food and friendship. A donation of $5 per adult, $2 per child under ten, or $10 per family covers the cost of the meal. Each dinner features the talents of the fabulous cooks in our congregation. Community Night is not a potluck. If you'd like to contribute as a Sous Chef (sides, salad, or bread), please sign-up in advance.

10/19 Menu:
Beef Stew (contains meat) or Vegetable Stew (vegan), with salad and bread from Chef Ruth Crowley, and Sous Chef Linda Vance.
If you'd like to join, but have dietary restrictions or preferences, you are welcome to bring your own meal.  For questions about Community Night, please contact Janine below.  Following Community night, Thursday evenings feature many activities:   small groups adult faith development Pathway to Membership and more. Check out the UUCP website to sign up. Chalice Kids childcare is available between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 
EEC Preschool Fall Festival
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at UUCP
Come join in the family fun and help support the Early Education Cooperative Preschool that lives here at UUCP. Wear your costumes and jump in the bounce house that will be here. There will also be a taco truck, live music, fun contests, a bake sale, face painting and much more. For more information of questions, please email Kristen Flangos, the preschool director below.
Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Are you new to meditation? Do you hear words that are confusing to you as you begin your spiritual journey? Please join Bhante Sujatha for a workshop introducing the true meaning of mindfulness and the ways we can begin to deepen our practice through this meditation process. You will experience an almost immediate improvement in your present condition and find a joyful desire rise in you to keep going. There is a $35 fee for this workshop, and all proceeds go to Bhante's Incubator Project in Sri Lanka. Bhante will sign books after, and there will be CD's available to purchase. Contact Donna Featherston below if you have any questions. 
UUCP Variety Hour
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Our next UUCP Variety Hour is Thursday, November 2 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Sanctuary, after the 6:00 PM community night dinner. This is a no-talent talent-show, a relaxed, all-ages chance to share your creativity and culture with the congregation. Music, poetry, theater, jokes, inventions, foods, etc. are all welcome, and non-performers are welcome to attend as well. There's no need to sign up in advance - just let Music Director Benjie Messer know what you'd like to do when you arrive.
ASL Interpreter Available
There is an American Sign Language Interpreter during the 2nd service at UUCP during the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. If you have any questions about this, please contact Emrys Staton below. 
Members & Friends Art Show
UUCP Members and Friends artists participating in our Sanctuary display are:  Diane Mote, Jan Wise, Arthur Parsons, Laurel Hardin and Lee Antcliffe.  To purchase artwork see the signs posted near both Sanctuary exits and in the office.