Generosity as a Spiritual Practice

“Generosity is the behavior that starts the joy parade.
Generosity is the practice of giving joy.”
~ Geri Larkin in:
The Chocolate Cake Sutra: Ingredients for a Sweet Life

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson. We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church,

and our community.

Sunday Worship, February 26, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Online, February 26 ,or in person, in the Holland Sanctuary.

“Generosity as a Spiritual Practice”

Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Worship Associate: Celeste Rogers

Worship Leaders: Brian Moon, Jamili Omar, and Hangyu Bai

If you have a joy, sorrow, etc. that you would like to share this morning, you can submit that here before or during worship: Or go to and put in the code 1308 6861.

Town Hall meeting TODAY, after church, in the Holland Sanctuary, or online: 

Zoom ID: 5207481551


Password: 483148

We are looking forward to updates on the Holland Project and the 23/24′ Stewardship Campaign.

Our Order of Service:

Element Worship Leader

Welcome Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Prelude Hangyu Bai

Call to Worship Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Chalice Lighting Celeste Rogers

Hymn #128 Brian Moon

Story Jamili Omar

Joys and Sorrows Celeste Rogers

Prayer Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Hymn #34 Brian Moon

Testimonial Jody Bergedick

Offertory Hangyu Bai

Reading Celeste Rogers

Sermon Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Hymn #1064 Brian Moon

Chalice Extinguishing Celeste Rogers

Postlude Hangyu Bai


Call to WorshipAbundance” by Amy Schmidt

Chalice LightingThis Is the Hour” by Rev. Connie Simon 

Hymn #128 “For All that is Our Life” by Bruce Findlow and Patrick Rickey

Story “How Much Does a Snowflake Weigh?” adapted from a story by Margaret Silf in 100 Wisdom Stories from Around the World


PrayerChoose to Bless the World” by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

Hymn #34 “Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire” words by Hal Hopson, Traditional English melody, #34 in Singing the Living Tradition


Reading “A Map of Balance and Harmony” excerpt from Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Sermon SketchesThe Art of Asking” TEDTalk by Amanda Palmer

Hymn #1064 “Blue Boat Home” by Peter Mayer, #1064 in Singing the Journey

Chalice Extinguishing by Debra Burrell

The Stewardship Committee is in the process of organizing cottage meetings to be held in conjunction with the 2023 Stewardship campaign. 

This is an opportunity for small groups to meet in a social setting and reconnect as a community. We will discuss goals and aspirations for our church and ways to share our time, talent and treasure to achieve these goals. 

The meetings are being organized by zip codes, and two meetings will also be held at UUCT , at 12:15, TODAY Sunday, February, 26, in the Servetus Room, and Sunday March 12, in Goddard Hall after the Stewardship Celebration Luncheon.

Questions? Please contact us at

Carolyn Saunders, Stewardship Chair


How to Give to the Church

You are asked to use our credit card service (which can be reached by the link or the On-line Giving button on our website), the very easy to use Text-to-Give (1-833-361-5796), or checks sent to the office. The on-line giving gives you the option to identify the contribution and use the memo line for checks. A tutorial video on Text-to-Give is here. After setting up an initial “profile” these options are easy to use for subsequent donations.

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