This 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.
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, November 5
Saving Daylight
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, November 5, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
As other states "fall back" and change their clocks, we Arizonans must remember that our temporal relations with the rest of the nation have shifted. If we were not mortal, time would not so much matter. How do we live in a world where permanence and evanescence are inextricably linked?
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 PM at the UMOM 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 for additional information and to RSVP.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Outdoor Group Hike at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Saturday, October 28, 7:30 AM
The Outdoor Group is meeting at Mimi's Cafe at 8980 E. Shea Blvd. for this hike. The group is leaving Mimi's promptly at 7:45 AM. This is a moderate to challenging hike that is 3.7 miles round trip and gains 1200' in elevation. Don't forget water, hat, snacks, sunscreen, basic first-aid gear. Click below for full hike information. 
Parents of Younger Children Small Group
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at UUCP
This small group will be attending the EEC Fall Festival that you can read about below. 
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.
Sunday Office Hours Now Available
All Sundays at UUCP between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
We have great news that Geoff Anderla will be in Office #2 on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM to answer any of your office related questions. Feel free to drop by and pick up a directory, drop off a pledge or just say hi. This will leave the welcome desk free for visitors and newcomers. Feel free to email Geoff below if you have any questions.
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, November 1 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, November 2 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.

11/2 Menu:
Breakfast for Dinner: buckwheat pancakes (no gluten or soy), egg frittata, home fries, assorted breakfast fruits, and flourless sweet potato spice muffins (gluten-free), from Chefs Emrys Staton and Carol Manetta, and Sous Chef Joan Gale.
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. 
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.
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. 
Thanksgiving Community Potluck
Thursday, November 23 at 4:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Please join us in our annual tradition of breaking bread together on Thanksgiving at 4:00 PM on November 23. Please use the sign up link below to tell us what you would like to bring. You can also email Geoff below or call him at 602-840-8400 ext. 201 with questions or to sign up. 
Justice Ministries Opportunities for Maryland School
Sunday, November 5, 12 and 19 in the back of the Sanctuary
This year we are asking folks to fill a box with some food items for a refugee family. Please visit the back table after service to pick up a flyer with all the items needed on it.
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. 
Fall/Winter Youth Camps at de Benneville Pines
Jr. High Fall Camp - Friday, November 17 - Sunday, November 19
Sr. High Winter Camp - Wednesday, December 27 - Monday, January 1
Jr High camp is for youth that are currently in grades 6-8 and this year at camp #loveyourselfie we will celebrate ourselves as we examine what makes each one of us special. We will explore how we fit into the interdependent web of life, and we will learn how to take our best selves into the world. Sr High camp is for teens in grades 9-12, and this year's theme is "Camp IngenUUity." Our goal is to give all campers a voice to express themselves through creative means and thereby fostering a more inclusive and inspiring camp community. Visit the link below for more and to register.