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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Our Mission

We transform ourselves, our community, and our world by intentionally living our Unitarian-Universalist principles.


Welcoming Congregation

Greetings and WelcomeRev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Welcome! We are so glad you have found your way here. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson has been a beacon of liberal religion and a place to pursue a free and responsible search for truth and meaning in Tucson for over 70 years. If you are looking for a place where you can explore your own spiritual truths in community with others, you have come to the right place! As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that we need not think alike to love alike. Our community is bound together by our Seven Principles which include: the dignity and worthiness of all people, equity and compassion in human relations, and respect for the interdependent web of life. We take inspiration from multiple religions as well as humanist, secular, and scientific thought. Come join us to learn more!

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Worship Service

Stories from Hospice: The Hum of Being Alive

Sunday November 25, 10:30am

Kristine Bentz, Casa de la Luz Hospice

Kristine enjoys a moon setting before dawn as much or more than a sunset. She is drawn to liminal space and time, serving as a companion for people who are dying and a ceremonialist for life milestones from birth to death. Presently, she serves as a spiritual counselor at Casa de la Luz Hospice and also seeks land to establish a natural burial ground in Southern Arizona. She is a daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend and interfaith minister who loves to sing and trail ride with her white mare.

Children & Youth: Children start in service and then go to classes, Teens gather in YRUU  program.

  • Grief & Support: Reed @ 12:15pm

Baja 4 Pulpit Exchange

Sunday December 2, 10:30am

Rev. Matthew Crary, Amado UU Church

Childern & Youth: Children start in service and then go to classes, Teens gather in YRUU  program.

  • Grief & Support: Reed @ 12:15pm


When Mysteries Become Miracles

Sunday December 9, 10:30am

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

The miracle of Hanukkah.

Childern & Youth: Children start in service and then go to classes, Teens gather in YRUU  program.

  • Grief & Support: Reed @ 12:15pm


Yule Ritual

Saturday, December 22, 5pm

Anglo-Saxon Heathen Hearth's Gate Kindred will be leading our Yule ritual on Dec. 22 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Hallows will be opened for offerings to your holy deities, mighty ancestors, and noble spirits in this ceremony marking the New Year.   We'll have ritual, a potluck feast, and the opportunity to make personal offerings at the Hallows. Bring a potluck dish to share and whatever non-alcoholic beverage you want to drink. You may want to consider foods that bring warm holiday memories or have other meaning for you. Free admission(donations gratefully accepted), casual dress, all ages welcome. This is a family friendly event, but childcare is available if requested. To request childcare,email Jamili at: DRE.UUCT@gmail.com

Apr 27-29: PWR Regional Assembly

Plan to join attendees from 185 PWR congregations as the four districts of the Pacific Western Region convene in Portland, Oregon, April 27-29, for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Three dynamic speakers will address the theme, Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience. The Rev. Dr. William Barber, a national figure in civil rights activism, will be in the pulpit for Sunday’s worship service. Saturday’s keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to be elected to U.S. Congress. Jayapal has spent the last twenty years working internationally and domestically as a leading advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA president, will speak at Friday evening’s opening ceremony. Frederick-Gray will share her emerging vision for the future of the UUA and the wider movement.

Several workshops will be offered during Saturday’s programming. If you prefer, you may opt to participate in a
local social justice activity. Full details about workshops and the social justice activity will soon be posted on the Pacific Western Region website (www.uua.org/pwr).

All four districts of the Pacific Western Region will hold concurrent annual meetings on Saturday afternoon.
Meeting materials and delegate information will be distributed in February/March.

If you are a minister, religious educator, or music director you will want to attend the day-long Professional Day
activities on Friday, April 27. Rev. Erika Hewitt, UUA staff Minister of Worship Arts, and Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship and Music at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, will be presenting a workshop for religious professionals on multi-generational, multicultural worship. In addition, the Revs. Elizabeth Stevens, Emily Brault, and Susan Maginn will be presenting “From Burden to Blessing: Working with Secondary Trauma” for community-based ministers. Professional Day programming will be held at First Unitarian Church of Portland prior to the start of Regional Assembly. Registration for Friday’s Professional Day will be available via the Regional Assembly registration form.

Regional Assembly registration will be open by January 4. You will be able to access full details and the
registration form through the Pacific Western Region website (www.uua.org/pwr).

The Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly, is offering discounted room rates through March 29. You can reserve your room here. If you book through another link or by phone, be sure to use the group code, UU8.

PWR staff is working hard to keep registration costs low. An Early Bird adult registration fee will be available
through January 31 and fees for young adults, youth, and children will be discounted. Still, could your
congregation consider either subsidizing or fully funding the costs for at least one person to attend Regional
Assembly? What a great opportunity for someone identified as a potential leader in your congregation!

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Our Seven Principles

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Religious Education

Our Vision

Our lifespan learning community seeks to nurture and stimulate the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of people of all ages, stages of faith and levels of religious experience.

We envision a program that is rooted in our UU principles and a free and responsible search for meaning that through the thoughts and actions of our lives, transforms us, our community, and our world.

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No More Deaths - No Más Muertes

UUCT adopted No More Deaths as a ministry of the church in the summer of 2008. No More Deaths provides humanitarian aid to end the death and suffering of migrants crossing the US/Mexico border in southern Arizona.