This Sunday, July 2
Farewell to Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Service Leaders:  Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUCP Board and Staff
Sunday, July 2 at 10:30 AM
Our lead minister, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray was just elected president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Sunday morning is her last Sunday in service before moving to Boston. Please join us to bid her farewell, and to reflect on highlights from her nine years at UUCP. If you want, bring a card for her, or a finger food for the party after the service.
WaHoo/BooHoo Party for Rev. Susan
Sunday, July 2, 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary
On Sunday, July 2, Rev. Susan will be saying goodbye to the congregation in her final service with us. She will continue on to Boston to assume her role as the first woman elected UUA President. We are so proud of her successful campaign and have much to celebrate about her leadership at UUCP in the last 9 years. We also recognize the feelings of grief we may hold in saying farewell to our beloved minister and want to create space to feel all the feelings as we wish her well. Join us for a "Wahoo! BooHoo!" Party in her honor after service in the Sanctuary. If you are able, please bring a non-dessert appetizer to share to the kitchen before the service. 

Cards for Rev. Susan are very welcome at the party.
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, July 2, 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, July 9
Roots Hold Me Close
Service Leader:  Sky Williams
Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 AM
Sky Williams, aka Celeste Allen, grew up here at UUCP. Next fall they will begin studying at Starr King School for the Ministry, a UU school for ministers. Before leaving, they want to honor this congregation and everyone who taught them about being a Unitarian Universalist.
Share the Plate with the Craig Block Memorial Scholarship Fund at de Benneville Pines
Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 AM
Craig Block was a beloved advisor and mentor for the UU senior high youth community for over a decade, who built his life around being able to give as much of himself as he could. He brought his true and unique self to every interaction, always making sure you knew that he cared and had time for you. We will always remember Craig as someone who put the lives and futures of young people before his own, and inspired others to do the same. All funds collected from Share the Plate will be used to send youth from around the PSWD to camps at de Benneville Pines.
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, July 9 at 11:40 AM in the Foyer
Meet Janine Gelsinger, our Membership Coordinator and a member of our Children's Ministry program, in the front foyer at 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
Art Journaling Workshop
Saturday, July 1, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Join Heidi Parmenter in exploring the worship theme "Letting Go & Possibility" through mixed media art journaling. No experience required, only an open mind and a desire to express oneself through visual art. Heidi will teach several different mixed media techniques using paint, spray ink, and texture paste, napkins, tissue paper, etc for those that are interested.  We will start the workshop with introductions, chalice lighting & reading and then jump right into creative visual expression of the theme. We will finish up with a "show & tell" for those that want to share their work. Required supplies:  your own mixed media art journal in any size (make sure that the paper is thick!), acrylic paint brushes, acrylic paint, white gesso, craft glue (Mod Podge Matte is great!), scissors, old credit card or gift card, and a small spray bottle of water. See the Amazon shopping list below as a guide. If obtaining required supplies is a problem please speak with Heidi. Optional supplies: watercolors, markers, crayons, stencils, stickers, decorative paper napkins, tissue paper, magazine or book cutouts. Provided supplies:  baby wipes, wax paper, paper towels, stencils, stamps, ink pads, mark-making tools, misc ephemera, magazines, etc. This workshop is open to anyone 12 and older (parents may need to be present for those 12 - 14, please contact Heidi for more details). No RSVP and this workshop is FREE.
Summer Picnic Potluck Party
Thursday, July 6, 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Staying in town for the summer? Can't wait until Community Nights resume in the fall? Want to beat the heat with your favorite UUCP friends?

July 6: "Family Potluck with Katie and the Children's Ministry" Come one and all for an all-ages potluck. Let out your inner child and explore arts and crafts, games, and lots of fun! Please bring a dinner dish to share.

All Summer Potluck Picnic Parties are held on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room and patio. No childcare is provided for these family-friendly events, so kids and adults can socialize together. In keeping with our green picnic theme, please consider bringing your own utensils and plates, and be prepared to wash your own dishes. See you there!
Contact Janine Gelsinger below with any questions.
80's Babies Small Group
Tuesday, July 11, at 6:45 PM in Annex C
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.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Tuesday, July 11, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
We will 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
Elementary Summer Camp at de Benneville 
Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15
Camp de Benneville Pines in Southern California
Camp is joy! We hike, we swim, we laugh, we sing. We create, we shoot arrows (safely, at targets!), we eat good food, and breathe fresh air. By making new friends and trying new things we build an amazing community of love and acceptance. Our theme, "It's in Every One of Us," connects the splendor of nature around us with the same awesomeness inside us all.

Come join UU youth from all over the district at camp this summer in the cool mountains of Southern California near Big Bear. Campers are well cared-for by trained counselors who are guided by Unitarian Universalist principles and work to build a loving and inclusive camp community. This week is for campers completing grades 2-5.