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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)

Dec 11
10:30am MST

Blue Holidays

 Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe1
In person and YouTube Live

Dec 20
6:30pm MST

Yule Ritual

 SAZCUUPS5
In person

Dec 24
3pm MST

Christmas Eve
Traditional

 Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe1
In person and YouTube Live

Dec 24
5pm MST

Christmas Eve
All Age Pagent

 Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe1
In person and YouTube Live

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

Dec 3: Faith Development Newsletter

Baja 4

Unitarian Universalists from across Southeast Arizona 

Sonora the Javelina Says...

...we are stronger together!

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.

 

Learn more about each congregation!

November Gratitude Practice

MVUU's Gratitude Tree

People from across MVUU shared their gratitudes.

Personal Gratitudes

 

In LFD: Seeing the growing friendships for our great grandson who is connected to UUCT more than any of our older children have been.

Personally: Gratitude for my wife, my work and the prosperity it provides, and UUCT.

UUCT's Gratitude Cactus Garden

Children shared their gratitudes.

Sunday Morning Happenings

Super Hero Academy!

What do you have in common with Teen Titans, Guardians of The Galaxy, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, the X-Men or Black Panther?

You are Unique!

You are Powerful!

You can do great things in the world!

 

Calling all young people! We will explore the world of Supers and find YOUR unique super powers so we can make a difference in our world. 

 

Sunday Mornings 

  • UUCT --1st and 3rd Sunday
  • MVUU --weekly
  • SIUU--drop in when you can!

 

See our websites for details.

OWL Flies Back to The Baja 4

Our Whole Lives for Older Youth

 

We are finally able to offer our two older youth OWL classes: 

 

 

Youth 15-18 years old and/or in 10-12th Grades

Sundays January 28 to May 7 | 12:30-3:30pm | at UUCT 4831 E. 22nd St

Youth 12-14 years old and/or in 7-9th Grades

Sundays January 28 to May 22 | 12:30-3:30pm | at UUCT 4831 E. 22nd St

Find out more information, registration links, and more at https://uuctucson.org/education/our-whole-lives-owl.html

Teach OWL

Our Whole Lives Teacher Training

 

Last Call! The deadline is Monday, December 5 to reserve your spot!

 

Friday March 3rd - Sunday March 5th 2023, in Tucson

 

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and, now more than ever, has the potential to save lives. That's why we are proud to offer a statewide teacher training for Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula that lifts up the values of self worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice, and inclusivity.

It is our goal to be able to offer OWL in all Arizona UU congregations, as well as support many of our UU-adjacent community partners in training teachers to offer OWL. Ask yourself if becoming an OWL teacher is the spiritual practice for you, in the fight for reproductive justice.

Registration at uujaz.org/register

What's Happening This Month

Raising Adolescents 

1st and 3rd Saturdays | 10-11am | Meetings held on Zoom

If you’re an adult raising children who are ages 10-ish to 18-ish, join us for a supportive environment to discuss all the joys and frustrations of “kids these days.” Everyone is welcome, we will focus primarily on the experiences of tweens and teens, particularly around issues of sexuality, Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, Safety and Consent, and more.

Topics to be determined by the group. Bring your wisdom and questions to share!

Join us on zoom  https://zoom.us/j/97578924511 Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 Passcode: 973902 

POPS

Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) –Grown Ups Meet Up

December 10| 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.

 

Join us on Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/97578924511 Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 Passcode: 973902

Taking It Home

Open to Unexpected Answers

By Julianne Lepp

 A large gray rock is cracked down the middle, where many small colorful stones are caught
We seek our place in the world
and the answers to our hearts’ deep questions.
As we seek, may our hearts be open to unexpected answers.
May the light of our chalice remind us that this is a community of warmth,
of wisdom,
and welcoming of multiple truths.
find more chalice lightings here.

Chalica: The UU Holiday You Might Not Have Heard Of

 Chalica is a week-long celebration of our Unitarian Universalist Principles. The holiday first emerged in 2005 out of a wish to have a holiday organized around Unitarian Universalist values.

Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day, a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the meaning of that day’s principle and doing a good deed that honors that principle. Not all Unitarian Universalists celebrate Chalica, but it has a growing following. There is a Chalica Facebook pageblog, and many Chalica-themed videos on YouTube.

STAY CONNECTED

We are stronger together

 

Find us online at https://bit.ly/Baja4LFD

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Our Eight 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.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson adopted an 8th principle in May, 2021:
  • Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

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.