This Sunday, August 13
I Can't Keep Quiet
Service Leaders:  Bonnie Cunningham, Glenda Henman and Heidi Singer
Sunday, August 13, 10:30 AM
The musical trio "ReSisters" brings you stories and songs about the lives of women: the struggles and the power.
Share the Plate with the UMOM New Day Center
Sunday, August 13
The UMOM New Day Center, which provides emergency housing for homeless mothers and families, sustained damage in a recent monsoon storm, flooding 12 of their rooms. Our special collection this weekend will help pay for the repairs needed to get the rooms cleaned and back in service. 
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, August 13, 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!
Board Chat
Sunday, August 13, at 11:45 AM in Annex D
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 be introducing new board members and plans for the coming year.
Poetry Coffeehouse
Sunday, August 13, at 11:30 AM in Annex H
Good poetry is deeply intellectual and emotional. Our own poetry coffeehouse has moved its meeting to the 2nd Sunday of each month; and its time during the summer to 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Annex H. Come read your own poems or just to listen.
Next Sunday, August 20
Sanatana Dharma and the Four Yogas of Our Living Tradition
Service Leader: Arpit Davé 
Sunday, August 20, 10:30 AM
Our Living Tradition is sustained by "Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life." Join Arpit Davé in a brief exploration of the Sanatana Dharma tradition, known more commonly as "Hinduism." We will seek modern truths in the ancient practice of The Four Yogas and, just maybe, discover the Yogi living within us all.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Open (Drop-In) Small Group
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 PM in Annex B
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.
Maryland School Partnership
Many thanks to the generous donors of school supplies for Maryland School and for those who have signed up to volunteer. Your generosity of time and resources will be so helpful to students and staff. Volunteer sign ups, donations of gift cards for classroom supplies and tax credit donations are appreciated throughout the year. Please contact Cathy Kim below for more information or on how to donate.
Community Night Chefs and Helpers Needed
Calling all chefs! Do you like to cook? Are you looking for a way to use your talents to serve the congregation? Could you commit to cooking for a crowd in the Johnson Room, one  Thursday  night this year? Our Community Night dinners will resume on  September 21 , and we are looking for chefs to make it happen! Come join us to choose a date and plan your meal! Not a cook, but still love Community Night? We also need Sous Chefs to sign up to bring salads, bread and sides. In addition, we could use some extra hands in the kitchen for set up, serving, and assisting chefs. If you attend Community Night, we'd love you to sign up for one night as a host helper! We will have a Community Night Orientation on  Sunday, August 27,  after service in Annex B. Join us for the meeting, or contact Janine Gelsinger, Membership and Welcoming Ministries Coordinator below.
Join the Welcoming Ministry as an Usher!
Would you like a reserved seat just for you on Sunday? Do you like helping to keep our community safe? Are you responsible with money? Calm in an emergency? Do you like to complete your service to the congregation once per month, during worship service when you are already here? If so... you may find a perfect fit as an Usher in our Welcoming Ministry!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Usher, there will be a kick-off party and orientation on Saturday, September 9th from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at an off-site location. Please see Janine Gelsinger, our Membership and Welcoming Ministries Coordinator at the Welcome Desk in the lobby to sign up, or email her below.
Spanish Conversation Group
Wednesday, August 16, 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 at the email linked below.
Art Journaling Workshop
Saturday, September 2, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Johnson Room
Join Heidi Parmenter in exploring the worship theme "Welcoming" and the desert nature theme "Saguaro" through mixed media art journaling. No experience required, only an open mind and a desire to express oneself through visual art. We will start the workshop with introductions, chalice lighting and reading and then jump right into creative visual expression of the theme. We will finish up with a "show and 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, scissors, old credit cards or gift cards, and a small spray bottle of water. 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.
Labor Day Camping Weekend at SAWUURA
Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2017
SAWUURA is our own UU 100-acre woods in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness near Young, AZ (about 4-hours drive from Phoenix). Join dozens of other UUs Labor Day weekend for a relaxing weekend under the stars. Disconnect from your phones, computers, TVs and share meals, hikes, music and laughter with other nature-lovers. Meals are provided with the cost of registration, just bring snacks, drinks and camping gear.
Registration Fees: $60 per adult ($50 for SAWUURA members), $25 per child.
Registration Due Date: Friday, August 25.
For more info please contact Eb Eberlein, 520-622-6966
Campus Spruce up Opportunities
Now through Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10, is our congregation's Ingathering Service. Ingathering is our "kick-off" to the new ministry year where we welcome everyone back to the valley from their summer vacations and travels. Heidi is looking for volunteers to help make our campus sparkle and shine for Ingathering. Email Heidi if you are willing to take on any of these jobs and indicate a day/time you'd like to work on the task. Heidi will help make sure you have the materials you need and access to the campus. Certificates are available for those who need community service hours.