“Church as Talent Show”

Video: Sermon by Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe — with WA) Watercolor Golightly

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 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Video Online 

“Why Give Talent to Church”

Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Worship Associate: Watercolor Golightly

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: https://www.menti.com/alma5a8ua162. Or go to menti.com and put in the code 4298 8665.

Our Order of Service:

Element Worship Leader

Welcome Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Prelude Hangyu Bai

Call to Worship Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Chalice Lighting Watercolor Golightly

Hymn #298 Brian Moon 

Joys and Sorrows Watercolor Golightly

Meditation Jamili Omar

Hymn Brian Moon

Share the Plate Watercolor Golightly and Lisa Martin

Offertory Hangyu Bai

Audition Brian Moon

Sermon Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Anthem Desert Chorale

Chalice Extinguishing Watercolor Golightly

Postlude Kindred Spirits



Call to Worship by Rev. Rebecca Gant

Chalice Lighting by by Rev. Gordon B McKeeman 

Hymn #298 “Wake, Now, My Senses” verses 1, 2, and 5, words by Thomas J. S. Mikelson, Traditional Irish melody, #298 in Singing the Living Tradition


Hymn “Bound to Love/What Do We Give” by Amanda Udis-Kessler


Sermon SketchesYour Church Does Not Need Volunteers” by Erin Wathen, “We Are Worthy” by Elandria Williams

Anthem“Hand in Hand” by Melissa Montforti , arr. by Keith Arnold

Chalice Extinguishing by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Postlude “I can sing you a song” Bo Ongley and Kindred Spirits

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 after services on Feb. 26 and March 12. If you could volunteer to host a meeting, make sure your name is on a zip code list to receive an invitation or want to attend a meeting at church, please contact us at stewardship@uuctucson.org.

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.

Sign Up for the Lifespan Faith Development Newsletter

At the end of every week, your Lifespan Faith Development Team (programming for people of all ages) sends a newsletter. We send fun activities for adults who interact with children, resources for deepening your spiritual practices, and information on coming events. To sign up for the newsletter, send an email to Baja4Sonora@gmail.com