“Why Give Time to Church?”

video 1 (40min): thru Offering — video 2 (16 min): Sermon, etc
Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe — Worship Associate: Brenda Lundt

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 February 5, 2023

“Why Give Time to Church?”

Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Worship Associate: Brenda Lundt

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


video 1 (40min): thru Offering — video 2 (16 min): Sermon, etc

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/alzvp4cd9zks. Or go to menti.com and put in the code 6809 9210.

Our Order of Service:

Element Worship Leader

Welcome Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Prelude Hangyu Bai

Call to Worship Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Chalice Lighting Brenda Lundt & Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Hymn #1 Brian Moon 

Joys and Sorrows Brenda Lundt

Prayer Brenda Lundt

Hymn #323 Brian Moon

Offering Brenda Lundt

Offertory Anthem Desert Chorale

Reading Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Sermon Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Story Jamili Omar

Hymn #368 Brian Moon 

Chalice Extinguishing Brenda Lundt

Postlude Desert Chorale


Prelude Sea Winds by Melody Bober

Call to Worship “Open Up the Doors” By Rev. Lindasusan


Chalice Lighting “Bold and Courageous Together” by Rev.

Erika Hewitt 

Hymn #1 “May Nothing Evil Cross This Door” 

Hymn #323 “Break Not the Circle” 

Offertory Anthem “Rhythm of Life” by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, arr. by Richard Barnes

Reading “The Gold Stars and the Bittersweet” by Rev. Victoria Safford in Walking Toward Morning

Sermon Sketches “Why I Come to Church” in without apology: Collected Meditations on Liberation Religion by A. Powell Davies

Unitarian Universalists of Color: Stories of Struggle, Courage, Love, and Faith edited by Yuri Yamomoto

Story Hare’s Gift” adapted from a West African folk tale

Hymn #368 “Now Let Us Sing”

Chalice Extinguishing As Breath to Song” by Becky Laurent

Postlude “Side by Side” by Harry M. Woods

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

Volunteer Fair, TODAY, Sunday February 5, 2023!

Attention all groups, committees, teams of UUCT! A Volunteer Fair is being planned for February 5 after church service, This is an opportunity to make more people aware of your programs (RE, TUUYA, LGBTQAI+, Book Club, Quilters, etc.) and give them a chance to sign up if they are interested in participating. 

Annual Auction: THIS Saturday February 11, 2023

Roses are red; Violets are blue…

A Fundraising Auction can’t happen without YOU!

Hello, Auction Goers! If you’re planning to attend the gala, My Funny Valentine event on February 11th, be sure to purchase your admission tickets in advance – ONLY $15 for Food, Frivolity, and Fun! You can purchase them in Goddard next Sunday or at the Church office during the week.