This Sunday, May 14
Wisdom and Learning in Action
Service Leader:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, May 14 at 10:30 AM
This Sunday, honoring the activist roots of Mother's Day, our congregation is answering a call from Black Lives of UU to make our worship a teach-in on the culture of white supremacy. This will be a unique service which includes time together and opportunities for deeper engagement in different activities. Please come with an open heart and an open mind!
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, May 14, 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! 
Next Sunday, May 21
Youth Coming of Age Service
Service Leader:  Katie Resendiz
Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 AM
This year our 7th and 8th graders have joined on an amazing adventure. Coming of Age has been a chance for our middle schoolers to deepen their spiritual growth. The class has learned what others believe, analyzed UU values, served others, and all along, reflected on their experiences. The 7th and 8th grade will design and lead a worship service highlighting the work of their class, families, mentors, and our community over this past year of exploration. Students will be invited to sign the membership book in front of the congregation.
Congregational Conversation on Sanctuary Movement
Sunday, May 21, at 11:45 AM in the Sanctuary
Join an information session and feedback meeting on UUCP becoming a "sanctuary" congregation. Emrys Staton will offer updates on the need and realities of providing sanctuary to community members looking to prevent a deportation or family separation. We will gather in the Sanctuary after service at 11:45 AM.
Share the Plate with the Isac Amaya Foundation
Sunday, May 21
The Isac Amaya Foundation was founded in 2012 by a group of young community members who believed in access to higher education for all. The foundation guides and provides financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status. The vision of the Isac Amaya Foundation is for students, in all sectors of society, to have the means to achieve a higher education.
Board Chat
Sunday, May 21, at 11:30 AM in Annex B
Join the Board of Trustees for a monthly conversation keeping you updated on what we're working on. During this meeting we are going to give an update on the combined capital and stewardship campaigns as well as the strategic planning process.
Upcoming Classes & Events
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.
Traveling Second Friday
Friday, May 12, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Please join Carolyn Allenby for ROAMING CHINA OFF THE BEATEN PATH. We started our three weeks journey of 2,000 miles in Beijing. We traveled to Datong and the Yungan Grottoes, then south to the ancient town of Pingyao, near the Hanging Monastery and Wang Family Courtyard. Many of our other stops will be in this presentation. In most of these places we seemed to be the only western tourists viewing a mix of ancient and modern ways. If you have any questions, call Barbara at 480-994-1452.
Anne Lackey's Celebrating Life with Music and Friends
Saturday, May 13, at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Come celebrate our own Anne Lackey on May 13 at 3:00 PM! Anne will play violin and speak about the wisdom she's gained through studying music, and after the recital, appetizers and drinks will be provided in the Johnson Room. All are invited; if you plan to come, please RSVP to Chelley Lackey-Stockton below so that Anne knows how many people to expect.
Women's Ritual
Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Facilitator:  Pat Reed
Join a group of women for earth-centered rituals that honor the season, the phases of the moon and personal spirituality. Each month, a different participant will plan a ritual for everyone to engage in. Contact Pat Reed below for more information.
Drop In Small Group
Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 PM in Annex B
Facilitator:  Joan O'Connor
Small Group Ministry is an ideal way to connect to others and tend to your heart and spirit at UUCP.  Life can feel like a frenzied struggle against a materialistic world, which leaves us feeling disconnected from our deepest selves and without the energy to reach out in love and service to others. 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. For more info visit the link below.
3rd Friday Movie & Discussion
Friday, May 19, at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Join us for a screening of "I Am Not Your Negro," a film by director Raoul Peck based on the writings of James Baldwin. The film explores black history in the United States surrounding the civil rights movement and connects it up to the present day #BlackLivesMatter movement. The film begins at 6:30 PM in the UUCP Sanctuary, and snacks will be available for sale by the Coming of Age youth. (Cash Only)
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
We invite all members to join us for the monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 23 in the Johnson Room. Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30. Guests are invited to address the board during guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. This meeting we will be finalizing the congregational meeting agenda and reviewing and approving the budget for 2017-2018. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with comments or questions.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 PM in Annex B
We 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.
Young Adult Small Group
Thursday, May 25, at 6:45 PM in Annex C
Facilitators:  Claire Bethel & Sarah Moore
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.
Poikilos Fundraiser
Sunday, May 28, at 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Let's do some celebrating of writers. Poetry Coffeehouse is hosting a fundraiser for Poikilos, the UUCP literary journal, on May 28 after the service at the back of the Sanctuary. Please stay to bid on a Tish Gauntt painting or photograph of Antelope Canyon. There will be 3 baskets (2 for young children and 1 for adults) to raffle off and information about Poikilos for writers. Winners to be announced around noon and refreshments for all.
Needed: Small Group Facilitators
Participation in Small Groups' Ministry is a fulfilling way in which to become better acquainted with fellow congregants through monthly conversation. As a member of a group, you will also have an opportunity to further discuss each month's spiritual theme in a small setting.

Facilitators and co-facilitators are need to ensure growth of this important community activity. Orientation and ongoing training are provided for group facilitators. If you are interested in contributing your leadership skills to this program, please contact Ruth Braunstein below.
Transylvania Unitarian Universalist Pilgrimage 
Experience Transylvania alongside Khasi Unitarians from northeast India. Spend two weeks visiting historic Unitarian places, medieval cities, castles and enjoying the pastoral beauty of central Transylvania. This pilgrimage is open to all and we hope it fosters a new understanding of our historical roots. The tour logistics are coordinated by the UU Partner Church Counsel Pilgrimage Service which has more than a decade of experience. Please read more at the links below.
Love Resists
The Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee are excited to launch Love Resists, a joint campaign to protect both the values of our democracy and the humanity and rights of individuals and communities most at risk.
Road Construction on Lincoln
There will be extensive road construction starting on Monday, May 8 and it will run through Monday, May 29. Lincoln drive will be restricted east of the congregation so if you come to UUCP from the east, please allow some extra time as the intersection on Lincoln and Tatum will be under heavy construction. If you come from the west, there should not be any delays.