This 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?

There will be an ASL Interpreter at the 2nd 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 $123,554 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.
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.
Next Sunday, November 12
Living into the Future
Service Leader:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall
Sunday, November 12, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
This has been a challenging year, with natural disasters and political turmoil abounding. What is our dream for a future of hope and justice for all people? What do we tell the children, about the past, the present and how we are creating a future of abundance for all?
Starting Point Tour 
Sunday, November 12, at 10:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet Janine Gelsinger, our Membership Coordinator and a member of our Children's Ministry program, in the front foyer at 10:40 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
Quiet Time in the Garden
Starting now from 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM in the Memorial Garden
Drop by the memorial garden before first service for a time of quiet meditation and reflection. From 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM guitarist Russ Braman and other musicians will intersperse meditative music with periods of silence. No need to arrive "on time." As long as you avoid distracting others, you are welcome to come, stay and go as you please.
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.
Help Create Holiday Cheer for Needy Families
Sunday, November 5, 12 and 19 in the back of the Sanctuary
Support the Green Sanctuary group and Maryland School Project in November with donations of toys and food! Both groups will be set up at tables in the back of the sanctuary on November 5, 12 and 19. Green Sanctuary will provide tags with suggestions for toys that will go to families through our partnership with CHISPA, an environmental justice organization. The Maryland Project is putting together food boxes for families to use during holiday breaks when students aren't able to access free breakfasts and lunches at school. Drop off gifts and completed food boxes on November 19. Cash donations are also gratefully accepted.
Community Night
Thursday, November 9 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.

11/9 Menu:
Chicken Tortilla Soup (no gluten, soy, or dairy; contains meat) or Vegetable Tortilla Soup (vegan; no gluten or soy), Cilantro Lime rice, Southwest Salad, and homemade Chili Cornbread muffins from Chef Carrie Lifshitz and Sous Chefs Alisa Phillips, Cherie Stafford, and 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. 
Outdoor Group Hike
Saturday, November 11, 7:15 AM at Boulder Canyon Trail
Come do a moderate to difficult hike that is 7 miles round trip. If you get tired you are welcome to turn back sooner. The Outdoor Group will carpool from the McDonald's at 1250 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. Please visitthe link below  for additional information and directions.
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. 
Campus Work Day and Potluck
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
There will be indoor, outdoor and kid-friendly projects around the campus. For every project we will have supplies here at UUCP ready for you. Bring potluck dish to share, if you plan on staying for the potluck at noon, a water bottle for while you work, and some thick work gloves. Please visit the link below to see what jobs are available to do.
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. 
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.