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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)

May 29
10:30am MST

Baja 4 Collaborative Service

Baja 4 Ministry - Zoom

Jun 9
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

May 7: Faith Development Newsletter

 

Baja 4: 

Stronger Together

Unitarian Universalists from across Southeast Arizona

 
 
Representing Unitarian Universalists across southeastern Arizona, we love beyond belief and find inspiration from a wide array of spiritual, religious, and secular sources. We come together as a Baja 4 because we know we are stronger together.

Coming Events

What's Happening This Month? 

Laughter Yoga
Tuesdays | 4:00-4:30pm | Zoom
Thursdays | 1:00-1:30pm | Zoom 
**Everyone of ALL AGES Welcome**
 
Laughter Yoga is a unique concept that invites everyone to laugh without jokes, humor, or comedy. Through laughter exercises, hatha yoga breathing, and playfulness we will laugh into joy, health, and bonds within the Baja 4. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Mandan Kataria, today Laughter Yoga is practiced by thousands in over 115 countries. 
 
Rev. Matthew is a practicing laughter yogi who trained under Dr. Kataria and is a certified Yoga Laughter facilitator. Members and Friends of BUU will be joining Rev. Matthew to assist in demonstrating laughter exercises, yoga breathing, and Bollywood dance! Learn more about Laughter Yoga: https://laughteryoga.org/
 
Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659
Passcode: 574011
 
Contact information: Please contact Rev. Matthew with laugher and questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Youth Meet Up
May 6 | 5pm to ??? | Zoom
For youth ages 10+
 
Join some of our wonderful UU Youth Leaders for a fun hour or so of games! We’ll have a little lighthearted competition on a game of our choice (think PG rated games like Kahoot and Jackbox Games). Having the ability to open zoom and a 2nd browser (on a computer, tablet, or phone) is important. This is a super FUUN event so don’t miss it!!
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
Heart Space: Stillness
May 12 | 6:30pm-7:30pm | zoom
Evening Worship returns! In this dynamic, all-ages worship, we will experiment and play with different ways to be in a reverent community together. While we are still online, we’ll listen to music, listen to words, explore, and experiment. Rev. Tina will join us for the first time. If you’ve always wanted to try it, here’s your chance. Please join us!
 
The room opens at 6:15pm for some social time and a heart-felt worship to follow at 6:30pm.
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
Games IRL (In Real Life) 
May 21 | 4:00-6:00pm | UUCT at 4831 E. 22nd Ave
Who says that game play ends when you’re an adult? Not us! This game day is geared to those ages 12+ who want to play a variety of table-top games. Wingspan? Yes! Azul? Yes! Century Spice Road? Yes! Bring your favorite and come teach it to us. 
 
Kids younger than 12 are more than welcome to attend, but we don’t have child care for this day. We do have access to the playground, so we can work together for some time to play with the kids and time to let them play. 
 
We will stop for a break when we get peckish to order a pizza (vegetarian option available, but no gluten free). Bring a side to share!
Beginning of Summer Celebration 
May 21 | 6:00-8:00pm | UUCT at 4831 E. 22nd Ave
Who is ready for summer? We are! Bring your picnic dinner and any games you want to play. When it gets dark, we’ll light up the fire pit and toast some marshmallows! It might even get dark enough for a game of Glow Tag. Who knows what else we’ll think to do!
 
POPS
Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) –Grown Ups Meet Up
May 28 | 1-2pm | Zoom
This monthly group is designed for those adults raising children who are ages birth to 6, but everyone is welcome. This is an amazing group of adults that come together to talk about topics relevant to our daily lives. We offer support, words of wisdom, and connect to those around us. We hope that you join and share with us.
 
Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 
Passcode: 973902 
 

Celebrations and Special Days

 
It's always fun to celebrate and at the same time learn about cultures around the world. Here are a few things happening this month.
 
Interfaith:
 
Unitarian Universalist:
 
National & Cultural:
 
For Fun and On the Fringe:
 

We Are Still...

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The theme this month is Stillness. It reminds us to slow down, to reflect on all that we have done so far this year, to prepare for the heat of summer. Let's explore!
Chalice Lighting 
May the Flame Burn True and High and Strong
By Beatrice Hitchcock
 
The flaming chalice is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism.
It is an everlasting flame for this community.
It offers its warmth to those who are cold.
It provides light to those who would see.
It purifies and transforms this place into sacred space,
this [family] into sacred community.
May its flame burn true and high and strong.
 
Find more chalice lightings here.
To Praise or Not to Praise? 
 
The school year is ending for many of us, and we both want to encourage our children and acknowledge their good work. But how? 
 
Alexandra, the Founder of Big Life Journal offers some advice for how to offer esteem building praise.
 
Looking For More?
If you're curious about what else is happening in Lifespan Faith Formation, check out: https://dreuuct.wixsite.com/uuquest
PS. Have you joined the Parenting Club group on Facebook? Everyone in the Baja 4 is welcome!

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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.