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Something for Everyone

Education | Fellowship | Service

This is Jimmy.
Jimmy is 95 year old.
Be like Jimmy and teach Religious Education.*
*Broken hip optional. Past presidency of the United States not required. Contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
What's Happening This Sunday?
Intergenerational (all ages)Worship
Of course, remaining in the sanctuary for the Worship Service is an option for all children and youth every week, but this week it's theonlyoption. 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 Jamili Omar explores the topic Rest as Resistance. Please join us for an all ages exploration of using "opting out" to create social change.
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!   
2nd Hour
November 10, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm | Across UUCT
…Deepen faith …Strengthen connections
…Serve community
In this year of experimentation, 2nd Hour is one way that Rev. Bethany and I want to answer the call to offer more opportunities for adults to learn, grow, and deepen in understanding, community, connection, and service.  
From 12:30-1:30pm, one Sunday per month, we will offer opportunities for people of all ages to participate in community-led activities or classes. Offerings will vary every month, so watch the weekly email next week for details including descriptions and age restrictions. 
This month's workshops are:
Circles of Our Multicultural Selves with Bob Gordon
11 yrs+ | Awareness
Who are you? We all have multiple identities, some visible, others not. We'll share some of them and talk about how they affect our lives. Thoughtful discussion led by Bob Gordon.
Stitch with a Witch (sit and stitch) with Carrie Cooper and EJ Milstone
13 yrs+ | Emerson | Limited to 15 people
Do you knit, crochet, tat, cross-stitch, or otherwise play with thread and yarn? Bring your own project to work on or extra hooks, needles, and yarn to share. Beginners welcome! Two members of our SAZCUUPS community, Carrie (crochet) and EJ (knit), will be on hand to help out with techniques or project issues.
UUs Celebrating Holidays with Margot Garcia
12 yrs+ | Servetus
Who is the family that gathers at Thanksgiving? Creating family out of relationships. How should we celebrate Christmas? What is its meaning for UUs? How do we live our values? Interactive discussion with Margot Garcia
Campus Care
All Ages (under 10 with an adult) | Patio
With cooler weather and gentle breezes comes unsightly garbage blowing around our beautiful church campus! Join this group in a gentle walk around the facilities to pick up trash or, if you’re feeling ambitious, pull a weed or two! We’ll meet on the Patio to distribute trash bags and latex gloves (or bring your own), and then we will split up to wander the campus!
Art of Hope and Healing gallery tour and craft
All Ages | Holland 
The church is pleased to present a special show curated by Valarie Lee James and her collaborator, Antonia Gallegos hung in our very own Holland Sanctuary, beginning on November 10. The artworks, made by migrant children mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, are amazing, and are displayed as simple drawings or on quilts made by the Esperanza Quilters. Come hear Valarie a brief tour of the show and Gale Hall present works of the Esperanza Quilters. Then enjoy the art and draw your own messages of welcome on fabric squares.
Children are welcome in age-appropriate workshops. Nursery is available for those under 10 years. 
Opportunities to Get Involved
Are you looking for a low commitment way to really make a difference in the lives of young people? Training to teach SafeSitters is one way! For interested adults, we can provide you with the online training which will certify you to teach the class to youth ages 11+. We offer the 5-hour class about once per year, so the time required is only about 10-hours over the year. If you're interested, we ask for a commitment to teach the class at least once. A Criminal Background check is required for all adults working with this program. If this intrigues you, contact Jamili (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information!
Care Team Seeks a Rides Coordinator
Recently, staff and members have heard an uptick in the number of people asking for rides to church on Sunday morning. There are many reasons why someone need a ride to church: they don't have access to reliable transportation on Sunday mornings, they have chosen to stop driving, and more. The Care Team is looking for a volunteer or two who might be willing to create and monitor a rides program so that those who need a ride to church can be matched with people who live in their neighborhood who can give them a ride to church. Rev. Bethany is happy to help you think about how this might work if you have the skills, but haven't done this before. Contact her if you are interested! Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What's Coming Up?
November is going to be a busy month! Here's a preview of what is coming up!
Game Night
Nov. 8 | 6pm until we get too tired to roll | Servetus Room
Join the Parenting Club and Tucson UU Young Adults for an evening of friendly competition as we break out the table games! Everyone is welcome to this family friendly game night!Bringyour own dinner to eat and games to share.Childcareavailable 6-8pm. $5 suggested donation per child, but no one turned away. All are welcome!
Covenant Workshop
Nov. 9 | 9 am-noon | Goddard
Mark your calendars! All members and friends of UUCT are encouraged to attend a workshop where we will begin to re-create our congregation's covenant. In this workshop, we will think together about what our congregation values, collect our individual and collective ideas, and then send a group off to wordsmith and later present a covenant which reflects our shared aspirations and agreements. Childcare will be provided, contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you will need childcare. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  
Holiday Card Project
Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1 | 8:30am | Goddard
The Social Justice Council will host four Sunday morning holiday card-making parties! We will be sending the cards to people who are migrants and stuck in detention centersto let the recipients know that they are not forgotten - no matter how isolated and forgotten they may feel.We will have lots of examples of Spanish words and phrases for you to chose from.No experience necessary. Please invite your friends. Children are especially invited, too. If anybody would like to sing or play an instrument while we make our cards, that would be very cool.
Acoustic Worship: Feeding Our Hearts and Bodies
Thursday Nov. 14 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Goddard Hall
Our year-long experiment in offering a worship service in the evening continues in November! Please join us in future months in this dynamic, all-ages space. Our theme this year is “the body” and each month we will reflect on questions about how we relate to a different body part –as a metaphor for our internal, spiritual, emotional lives, of course!**Bring a "comfort food" and recipe that you would love to share with others!
Building the World We Dream About II
Nov. 14-Jan 9 | Thursday Nights | UUCT
Building the World We Dream About is a curriculum to help us navigate racism that is built in to our world. The first 8 weeks have been a wonderful experience of encountering ideas in covenanted relationship, and we heartily invite new participants to join us for the next 8-week session as we continue the 24-week journey. Bring a friend, too! We ask that you attend an introductory workshop to offer some of the materials and concepts we have already explored on Thursday October 31 from 6-8 p.m., in the Emerson room. The 8-week session actually begins on Thursday Nov 14, and continues Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16. The final 8-week session will follow. Please contact Rev. Karla Brockie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to register and for any questions. Child care can be arranged with forward notice.
Nov. 21 | 6-8pm | Reed Room
We are starting a Monthly UU Role-Playing group, MUURP. We will be meeting one Thursday every month. The first meeting will be November 21st 6-8 pm. 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.
November 30 | 5-8 pm | Goddard Hall
More details to come...
Questions? Jamili Omar |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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