The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) exists in part to promote the practice and understanding of Pagan and Earth-centered Spirituality within the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and to enable networking among Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists. The Southern Arizona Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (SAZCUUPS) connects people in the Tucson region, including the "Baja 4" UU congregations in this area. Chapter meetings and worship services are open to all people.
Mission: We connect and celebrate.
The mission of the Southern Arizona CUUPS chapter is to connect UUs and Pagans of many different faiths in an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our Earth-based faith traditions in harmony with our UU principles.
Southern Arizona CUUPS is an interfaith group sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (UUCT). We serve the UUCT community and the wider Southern Arizona and Tucson region by 1) holding regular public worship services / seasonal ritual celebrations, 2) presenting educational sessions and study groups with an Earth-centered spiritual perspective, and 3) donating financially to the UUCT. We invite UUs to learn more about the basics of Paganism, and we invite Pagans to learn more about Unitarian Universalism.
Details about the Mission, Purpose, and Group Norms
Podcast from special SAZCUUPS service at UUCT on May 28, 2017
Jul 8: Divination Roundtable
Saturday July 8: 2 to 4 pm in the Servetus room at UUCT. Bring your favorite divination method (tarot decks, rune stones, I ching, etc.) for a fun show-and-tell session. What do you like best about your method? Why does it work for you? We’ll practice giving each other readings and working with these tools.
Aug 1: Lughnasadh
Led by David
Tuesday, August 1: 6 to 8 pm on the patio. Lughnasadh is the Irish name for the festival, held in honour of the god Lugh and his foster-mother Tailtiu. The festival is one of the great “Fire Festivals” of the Celtic year and is often celebrated with bonfires, the ashes of which would be used to bless the fields and give thanks to Tailtiu, who died after clearing the plains of Ireland for agricultural crops. Members of the Sonoran Sunrise Grove (Tucson Druids) will lead this worship service. Read more about the holiday at http://sonoransunrisegrove.org/
Sep 21: Fall Equinox
Oct 31 - Samhain
Dec 21 - Yule