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Jan 24: LFD News

Something for Everyone
Education | Fellowship | Service
Free Theater Tickets --First Come
A generous donor has extra2 free ticketsto Live Theater Workshop’s “Mona Lisa on the Loose” for the12:30pm Sunday performances Jan. 26 to March 8at 5317 E. Speedway.
Regular price is $7 per child $10 per adult if more than 2 are needed.
Without awaiting the voucher to be turned in at showtime, reservations can be made in advance by calling 520 327-4242 Tuesday to Saturday 3 to 5 pm or 1 hour prior to show. Info
Interested? Email Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I'll bring the voucher to church on Sunday or can email it to you.
What's Happening This Sunday?
Art & Spirit
Awareness Room | All Ages (under 6 with adult)
In this space we’ll tell another story that explores our theme for the day, offering additional avenues for deepening engagement, all while creating beautiful art work.This week the session introduces our fourth Unitarian Universalist Principle, a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, through the story of Egbert Ethelred Brown, a Jamaican man who converted to Unitarianism. Though he experienced many hardships to fulfill his calling to the Unitarian ministry, Brown devoted his life to inviting others to learn about our free faith.
C^3 -Chaos Controlled Club
Emerson | 12 – 19 years old
Designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas. We continue our examination of our individual and collective faith(s) by exploring a variety of sacred texts.
Holland Hall | All Ages
Of course, remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth. There are coloring materials in the back of the Sanctuary and if the youngsters get too squirrely, you're welcome to take them to the Foyer where there are some quiet toys and adults can still experience the service. This week Rev. Bethany asks us to consider how activism can bring joy. What is the role of desire and joy in justice work? What do you need in order to curate more joy in your work for a better world? 
King Room | designed for children up to age 10 and their families
We offer a caring, compassionate day-care environment grounded in loving kindness, universal acceptance, and compassion for children birth to 10 years old. The Nursery opens at 10am on Sunday morning and welcomes children throughout Sunday Services and afternoon programming. Yes, we’re watching children until 2pm and sometimes later!   
What's Coming Up?
New Year, New Opportunities!
Game Night and Farewell Potluck
Jan. 25| 5-8pm | Goddard
Please join the Parenting Club and Tucson UU Young Adults for an evening of friendly competition. We will breakout the table games to celebrate the Brown family who is moving to CA. Everyone is welcome! Bring a potluck item and a game to share. 
**Child care is available from 5-7pm for a suggested donation of $5 per child, but no one turned away.**
Mystical Experiences Group
First Sunday of the Month (Feb. 2) | 12:30PM | Blackwell
Have you had prophetic dreams? A near death experience? Do you follow the messages of your intuition, etc...etc? Do you typically keep these amazing aspects of yourself hidden, knowing that many people would probably think you’re a nut case.....LOL!!
The Mystical Experiences Group is for folks like you...and me. It will be a private meeting in a private space, and best of all NO NAY-SAYERS OR VOYEURS allowed.
Ronna James atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m and(217) 355-0601 call, text or email for questions.
Calling All "Weather Trackers"
Feb. 2 | 12:30-1:30pm | Awareness Room
Have you ever wondered how things get decided for RE, LFD, and 2nd Hour? Are you interested in getting involved with activities but aren't quite ready to face a classroom of participants? Do you have some time to give us feedback about what you’ve seen and what you’d like to see? Consider attending the "Weather Trackers" meeting!
This team will be composed of folks from across the church to "track the weather" in and around Lifespan Faith Development programming (Sunday Morning RE, 2nd Hour, Thursday Night Lights, TUUYA, Parenting Club, and etc.). Share your thoughts and input!
Questions? Contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Evening Worship: The Deep Work of Love 
Feb. 20 | 6-8pm | Holland Hall
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep...
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
--Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet"
Each service begins at 5:30 p.m. with a Bring Your Own dinner to eat with friends. At 6 p.m., we will start a 45 minute service with a dessert potluck after. When the weather cooperates, we’ll drag out the fire pit and toast marshmallows! 
Feb. 27| 6-8pm | Goddard Hall
After a very successful first game, we will be holding anotherMonthly UU Role-Playing group or MUURP. Jim Myers will be running the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure: Dragon of Icespire Peak. Children as young as 12 are welcome to attend with parental supervision. Jim will provide characters for new players, but if you would like to learn to make a character, plan on coming a half hour early. Contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with additional questions.
Book Discussion!
Finish reading by Feb. 29 | Discussions start in March
You are invited to join the reading and discussion of the 2019-2020 UUA Common Read,An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statessee 
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time and can build community in our congregation and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations.  
Time frame: Read An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by February 29, 2020. Group conversations to follow starting in March.
If interested, please contact Steve Kraynak:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
How To "Do" Sunday Morning
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Not sure how to get involved? Here's the scoop:
  1. When you arrive at UUCT, sign up for your preferred class at the table outside Holland Hall.
  2. Enjoy Worship Service in Holland Hall (yes, even the youth)! We will dismiss everyone to class at about 10:45am, after the Message for All Ages. 
  3. Leave for your class in the Children’s Wing during the Children’s Benediction. Not sure which direction to head? Just follow the crowd! We’ll all go out together and there will be an officious person with a clipboard to show you which room to go to. 
  4. Learn, enjoy, share, participate!
  5. Repeat again next week. 
Questions? Jamili Omar |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.