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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

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Our Mission

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

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Our Commitment

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

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 has hybrid services -- in person and live streaming.  In person attendance is dependent on the COVID risk level.  Currently all who are fully vaccinated are welcome to attend in person.  Streaming is through YouTube Live.  Occasional services will be on-line as noted.  Services are also recorded and can be viewed here

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

Jun 16
10:30am MST

How We Spend Our Days

EJ Millstone1 - In person and
YouTube Live

Jul 14
6:30pm MST

Heart Space
An Evening Worship

Jamili Omar1 - Zoom

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

Addressing Rising Rents through the Minister's Discretionary Fund

You may have heard about the emerging rent crisis in our city and country. Rent is increasing at alarming rates almost everywhere. Personally, I have heard of one person whose rent increased 40% in one year here in Tucson. Because salaries are not increasing at nearly the same rate. COVID related assistance programs have ended and most people who rent are in a bind. Even renters who were previously able to save a few hundred dollars a month previously are now struggling to pay rent. /not
 
Just in the past two months, the Minister's Discretionary Fund has given over $2000 in rent and temporary housing assistance to UUCT members to help them stay in their homes. That is after many of these individuals found additional rent assistance through Interfaith Community Services and other community services. To assure that many people can benefit from the fund, I have a practice of limiting the amount that any individual can receive from the fund each year. And, I will not allow a UUCT member to lose their housing for lack of rent. 
 
The Minister's Discretionary Fund is now under $2000 and there is no plan to raise for it again until Christmas Eve. Many have given generous donations to the fund during COVID, but we have not raised for this fund in a robust way since Christmas Eve 2019. If you are financially able, please make a donation to the Minister's Discretionary Fund. The MDF will continue to support rent assistance and other basic needs for UUCT members and friends. 
 
If you are a renter and interested in building collective power to advocate for housing as a human right, get connected with the Tucson Tenants Union: https://www.tucsontenantsunion.org/. Also, be in touch with me if you need financial assistance to stay in your home. 
 
Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
May 31, 2022

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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.