This Sunday, November 19
Service Leaders:  Rev. Margret A. O'Neall, Katie Resendiz, and Emrys Staton
Sunday, November 19, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Sharing the abundance in our lives, we celebrate the gifts of community in the annual multigenerational bread ceremony. All are invited to bring a bread, grain-based, gluten-free or paleo (tortillas, challah, muffins, idlis, injera, naan, fry bread) from your family tradition to share with the community.
Share the Plate with Duet
Sunday, November 19, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
Duet's mission is to promote health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Our vision is a community where every person ages with compassion, dignity, and hope. We are so grateful to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix for your donation! Your contribution will go towards helping Duet provide services in the aforementioned areas, and UUCP will be recognized in our communications as a congregational donor.  
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 $126,254 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.
Board Chat
Sunday, November 19, at 10:30 AM in the Johnson Room
Join members of the Board of Trustees in the Johnson room between services for informal conversation over coffee and refreshments.  We welcome your questions and comments about Board business or whatever is on your mind.
Justice Ministries Tables
At the back of the Sanctuary after each service
Please pick up your issue-specific postcard each Sunday and exercise your voice to let our elected leaders know your preferences. The Green Sanctuary group will continue collecting gifts through November 26th. The Maryland School would also like to thank all the people who contributed to their very successful food drive.
Next Sunday, November 26
Contemplating Cosmic Abundance
Service Leader:  Emrys Staton
Sunday, November 26, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM
A low-key worship service focused on contemplative practices and reflection on our home within the universe. 
80's Babies Small Group
Sunday, November 26 at 12:30 PM, meet in Sanctuary after second service 
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.

We meet the fourth Sunday of the month after second service (or the only service, depending on the schedule), when we'll gather at the back of the Sanctuary and then head off-site for food and conversation. Contact Sarah or Amy below for more information. 
Upcoming Classes & Events
UUCP's Welcoming Area Featured!!
Our welcoming area that is staffed by the highly talented Janine Gelsinger was featured on the UU Planet website. The UU Planet is an informative UU based site that gets a large number of Unitarian Universalist visitors. Give Janine a high-five when you see her on Sunday to congratulate her on creating such a welcoming place for all. 
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, November 22, 10:30 AM and 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.
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. 
Saturday's Campus Work Day Cancelled
Unfortunately the UUCP campus work day that was scheduled for Saturday, November 18 has been cancelled. If you would like to come to UUCP and work on a campus care project during the week, please click on the link below to sign up for something you would like to work on.
Outdoor Group Hike
Saturday, November 25, 7:15 AM at South Mountain
Join us November 25 for a beautiful hike on South Mountain when we hike "Fat Man's Pass". This is a great way to work off those extra calories you may have eaten on Thanksgiving. We will meet at the McDonald's located at 1429 W. Baseline Rd. (near Priest Rd. south of Arizona Mills Mall). If you would like more information, please contact Bonnie at 562-889-9404, or the hike leader, Laurel Hardin, below. We would love to see you on the trail. It's a wonderful place to connect with like-minded people!
Parent(s) of Young(er) Children Small Group
Saturday, November 25, 3:00 PM at the Orchard near 12th Street and Northern
For the 4th Saturday afternoon groups, we are going to try out our new "family style" small group. Bring the kids and they can play in the splash pad, on the grass, with each other or hang out with you while we have group. Group check in will start around 3:15 PM and will consist of going around the circle with names, introductions and answering a topic question. After the check in is complete with everyone, families can converse in groups, one-on-one or however they would like to get to know each other. Include the kids or let them play. This is more casual than a typical small group. This group is meeting at the Orchard located at 7100 N. 12th Street in Phoenix. Please email Sarah Montgomery below with any questions. 
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.
Companions - A Pet Blessing service for all ages and species
Sunday, December 3 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
The creatures that share our homes and our lives are true companions for our lives.  Those loving relationships transcend the boundaries of species in our own small corners of the interdependent web.  We welcome and celebrate our furred, feathered, scaled and finned companions in gratitude and respect, and there will be a memorial table for photos and remembrances of pets that we have loved and lost.
QnA With Kate Brophy-McGee
Sunday, December 3 from 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM in the UUCP Sanctuary
Join the UUCP Advancing Justice ministry for a QnA and discussion with Kate Brophy-McGee, our State Senator representing district 28. Discussion will begin shortly after 2nd service ends, and will include opportunities for questions. Light refreshments will be available.
UUCP Office Closed on November 23 & 24
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the business office at UUCP will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. The office will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 9:00 AM.
Winter High School Camp at de Benneville Pines
Sr. High Winter Camp - Wednesday, December 27 - Monday, January 1
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 to register. You can also email Geoff Anderla, Camping Ministries Director for more information. 
Help Build a Better UUCP Library! 
Donations of Books and Shelves needed
Help us expand and upgrade our library to be a better resource for our community. We are seeking donations of matching book cases as well as books (Subjects: Family Life, History, Inspiration, Justice, Religion and Theology). If you are interested in participating in this project, or have shelves or books to donate, please contact Rosemary Roenfanz.