This Sunday, July 9
Roots Hold Me Close
Service Leaders:  Sky Williams
Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 AM
Sky Williams, aka Celeste Allen, grew up here at UUCP. Next fall they will begin studying at Starr King School for the Ministry, a UU school for ministers. Before leaving, they want to honor this congregation and everyone who taught them about being a Unitarian Universalist.
Share the Plate with the Craig Block Memorial Scholarship Fund at de Benneville Pines
Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 AM
Craig Block was a beloved advisor and mentor for the UU senior high youth community for over a decade, who built his life around being able to give as much of himself as he could. He brought his true and unique self to every interaction, always making sure you knew that he cared and had time for you. We will always remember Craig as someone who put the lives and futures of young people before his own, and inspired others to do the same. All funds collected from Share the Plate will be used to send youth from around the PSWD to camps at de Benneville Pines.
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, July 9 at 11:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet Janine Gelsinger, our Membership Coordinator and a member of our Children's Ministry program, in the front foyer at 11:40 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!
Board Chat
Sunday, July 9 at 11:45 AM in the Annex D
Join the Board of Trustees for a monthly conversation keeping you updated on what we're working on. We want to hear your voice to ensure we're being a spiritual community of our time. These chats will be held the 2nd Sunday of Each Month in Annex D after service during the summer, and between services the rest of the year.
Next Sunday, July 16
Letting Go of Neo-Liberalism: Religious Lessons from Global Politics
Service Leader: Emrys Staton 
Sunday, July 16, 10:30 AM
As the theology of UU-ism has often tracked progressive politics in the US, what does the shift of global liberal values mean for religious liberal values? (based on a meme/tweet: "'Diversity and inclusion' is a neo-liberal value. I'm here for de-colonization and reparations").
Book Group
Sunday, July 16, at 9:00 AM in Annex B
The Book Group engages in informal discussions of a variety of books. We typically discuss recent nonfiction books on topics such as science, religion, sociology, history, current events, environmental issues and justice, but we don't exclude fiction. Books we read are proposed by the members and voted on by the group. We typically spend 4 to 8 weeks on a book, discussing portions as we read. For more information, contact Mike Peterson at 602-943-9543, or come to one of our Sunday meetings.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Sandra Schaffer Memorial Service
Saturday, July 8, at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
Join friends and family to remember and celebrate the life of UUCP member Sandra Schaffer. A memorial service begins at 10:00am, with reception afterwards at 11:00 AM. 
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, July 10, 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 at his email, linked below, for more information.
80's Babies Small Group
Tuesday, July 11, at 6:45 PM in Annex C
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.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, July 11, 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
Parent(s) of Young(er) Children Small Group
Thursday, July 13, at 6:45 PM in Annex B
On the second Thursday, we will meet in Annex B in a traditional Small Group format, engaging in deep discussions led by Jonny Lifshitz, following the Small Group packet on the monthly congregational theme. This time set aside for adult discussions feels amazing, as the littles will be cared for at Chalice Kids, free programming in room 15 provided by the children's ministry. We welcome all members and friends/participants of UUCP, who are in a parenting role to little ones, to join our village.
Green Sanctuary Group
Facilitator: Laurel Hardin
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM in Annex B
Green Sanctuary at UUCP will meet on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm in Annex B. We will learn about Chispa's project to have AZ use settlement funds from VW to purchase clean-burning buses for the Maryvale District.  All are welcome.
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, July 19 at 12:00 PM & 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 at the email linked below.
Geoff Anderla Leaving for Summer
Our Office Assistant Geoff Anderla Will be leaving this Sunday for deBenneville Pines where he is Camping Ministries Director. Alec Featherston will be acting Office Assistant in his absence until August 8. We welcome Alec and wish Geoff a safe trip and a good time at camp this summer.