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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.

Our Commitment

We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church, and our community.

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Greetings and WelcomeRev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Welcome! We are so glad you have found your way here. These are challenging times during our time of social distancing for the pandemic.  If you need words of hope, encouragement, and love click on my picture for a video message to you all.

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe (minister@uuctucson.org)

 

Worship Service

Schedule

UUCT is not currently holding services in person due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have moved online only at this time.  There are live zoom Vesper services on Thursdays at 5:30pm and pre-recorded worship services premiering on Sundays at 10:30  (and available thereafter) on YouTube and Facebook.

ThemeLead Minister(s) and/or
Worship Associate(s)

Jan 21
6:30pm

UUCT Vesper Service Rev. Bethany

Jan 24
10:30 Premier

TBA: Theme Covenant

Baja 4 Ministry

Jan 28
6:30pm

UUCT Vesper Service Rev. Bethany

1UU Church of Tucson, 2Mountain Vista UU, 3Borderlands UU, 4Sky Island UU, 5Southern Arizona CUUPS (SAZCUUPS), 6UUJAZ

Feb-May: UUJAZ Racial Justice Book Group

Registration for this course is now open @ https://www.uujaz.org/store/p5/book-grouup.html
 
 The Fire This Time: Writing Letters to Our Beloved About Racial Justice 
Racial Justice series for adults ages 18+
Course offered on the UUJAZ website
Steve Kraynak, UU Church of Tucson, Facilitator
What legacy will you leave your beloved: your children, grandchildren, congregation, community, and/or country about how you worked to dismantle systemic racism during your lifetime? What will you bequeath to your beloved? What is your hope for their future, for Beloved Community?

One way to approach this is by writing a letter to your beloved: a daughter, son, grandchild, a future child or grandchild, the members of your congregation, or other of your choice. What will you write? 

As models, we have examples of Black adults writing to their Black children or nephew: 
  • James Baldwin, in 1962, wrote A Letter To My Nephew as part of The Fire Next Time.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, in 2015, wrote a letter to his son in his National Book Award Winner, Between The World And Me.
  • Imani Perry, in 2019, wrote to her two sons in BREATHE – A Letter To My Sons (the UUA Common Read for 2020-2021).

Participants agree to read and discuss these three books and are invited to view any of the optional videos featuring Baldwin, Coates or Perry. In our last session we will read aloud the letters we have written to our beloved in which we discuss our attempts to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice to promote Beloved Community.  

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This group will meet for ninety minutes at noon on the following Fridays @ UUJAZ:
  1. February 19, 2021: Discuss The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  2. March 19, 2021: Discuss Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. April 16, 2021: Discuss BREATHE – A Letter To My Sons by Imani Perry
  4. May 21, 2021: Read aloud our letters to our Beloved.

The Fire Next Timehttps://amzn.to/2GvYFAf
Between The World And Mehttps://amzn.to/3ewh9xl
BREATHEhttps://www.uuabookstore.org/Breathe-P18550.aspx

Get your books today and register for the course at the UUJAZ website: https://www.uujaz.org/store/p5/book-grouup.html
Questions to Steve Kraynak: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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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.