This Sunday, June 4
The Possibility in Ambiguity 
Service Leader:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 AM
Uncertainty, ambiguity, multiple truths - these could all be recipes for inaction and stagnation. However, this is the last thing we need right now. How can we as a people and as individuals find clarity and momentum for action, even in the midst of uncertainty?
Congregation Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 4, at 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
All members are invited (and encouraged!) to attend the Annual Meeting. At the meeting, we will elect Board, Nominating Committee and Foundation members, approve the annual budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and hear an update on the Capital Campaign and construction projects.The Board will also share information about a potential interim minister and update on Rev. Susan's Presidential campaign. We will also recognize outgoing elected leaders.

Click Here to Read the 2016-2017 UUCP Annual Report
Children's Day at the UUCP Community Book Corner
Sunday, June 4, at the back of the Sanctuary
June 4 will be Children's Day at the book corner featuring an array of books beloved by children from the very young to older children. Adults will find a few books highlighted for them with the themes of Ambiguity and Paradox.
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, June 4, 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. Please email Rene Apack below if you are able to help.
Next Sunday, June 11
One Last Thing
Service Leader:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 AM
In the spirit of ambiguity, Rev. Susan will share some final wisdom, which, of course, may not be either final, nor all that wise. 
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, June 11, at 11:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet a representative of our Membership Committee and 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! 
Upcoming Classes & Events
2017 Summer Kids Kamp
June 5 - June 29 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Jam-packed fun for children, ages 3 -13! Organized in age-based "tribes," kids dance, act, drum, create, play, perform and have a rollicking good time. Experienced teachers and teen counselors create a memorable and high energy experience for Kampers.
Parent(s) of Young(er) Children Small Group
Thursday, June 8, 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.
3rd Friday Movie
Friday, June 16, at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
This month, we will do an immigration 101 teach-in, including several short films and movie clips. Maria Castro and Ernesto Lopez from Puente will give updates on the current realities for immigrants in US, plus an overview of the immigration justice movements. 
For extra background, check out this great NYTimes article featuring the organizing work of Puente and Carlos Garcia below.
Upcoming Memorial Services
Here are the details for upcoming memorial services for UUCP members and and friends: 

Faye BergerJune 3, 2:30pm, UU Congregation of Phoenix

Lois FisherJune 10, 2:00pm, UU Congregation of Phoenix
Off-Site General Assembly Activities
Various times between June 22 and June 24 at UUCP in the Johnson Room
Come join fellow UU's at UUCP for a few events that are happening at General Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana.
On Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 PM we will be live streaming the Service of the Living Tradition. The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group invites you to join us at this service where we honor fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, remember those who have died, recognize those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year.
On Friday, June 23 at 5:30 PM will host a live screening of the last candidate forum before the UUA Presidential election on June 24. The UUA General Assembly will elect a new UUA president on June 24. Three candidates are running for one six-year term: the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (, the Rev. Alison Miller (, and the Rev. Jeanne Pupke ( 
On Saturday, June 24 at 6:30 PM we will livestream the General Assembly Ware Lecturer, Bryan Stevenson. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Children's Art Exhibit 2017
Currently on display in the Sanctuary
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." (Pablo Picasso)

The Children's Art Exhibit consists of contributions  from Desert View Learning Center (Kindergarten through Fourth grade) and the Early Education Cooperative Preschool (ages 2 -5).  Sonja Saar, who teaches art at DVLC, is dedicated to drawing out the artist within every child. The EEC encourages art expressions which are developmentally  appropriate and enhance a child's creativity. 
Beacon UU Fundraiser in Flagstaff
The UU congregation in Flagstaff is having a fundraiser during the weekend of June 23-June 25. They are offering hospitality and there are 7 rooms available that weekend ranging from one with a queen bed to one with a few twin beds for a $70 per night donation. This is the weekend of "Pride in the Pines" and "Flagstaff Folk Festival." For more information or to reserve a room, please email the Beacon office below.
Thank you from a Syrian family
The Al Saleh family and the UUCP Refugee Assistance Program thanks the congregation for the much needed household items and cash donations.  This Syrian family, of nine, expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the generosity of the congregation when they received the gifts.