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Education | Fellowship | Service
 
Congregational Forum
Nov 17 | 12:15pm
We hope you'll be able to join us for the Congregational Forum on Sunday November 17th in Holland at 12:15 p.m. The featured topic will be our new Healthy Congregation Program and Team. This will be an opportunity to learn about and discuss this important area of church life. The forum will also include open time to raise any issues of concern or questions with Board, minister, staff, and other representatives.
 
 
How To Do Sunday Morning
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. 
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What's Happening This Sunday?
 
 
Art & Spirit
Servetus; all ages; under 6 years with adult
In this space we’ll tell another story that explores our theme for the day, offering additional avenues for deepening understanding.This week we are examining the 3rd Principle by exploring various spiritual practices and learning together! Bring a water bottle for a walk out to the labyrinth.
 
C^3 -Chaos Controlled Club
Emerson; 12 – 19 years old, sorry adults, only advisors are allowed
Designed for older youth who are ready to really dig deep into the themes and ideas.What are your thoughts on God? We'll explore our ideas and those of our congregation in this week's session.
 
Explorers
Blackwell; 3-6 years old but adults of children this age are welcome
For our children who are ready to experience more formal learning, but not ready for full choices, this program offers a space where children and families can develop relationships with a consistent set of teachers and peers. Class will be structured around story time, play, and art.Everyone has worries. What are yours? How do you deal with them? Let's explore some different strategies!
 
Nursery
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!   
 
Worship
Holland; 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 Russell-Lowe examines Truthfulness as Kindness.
 
What's Coming Up?
 
November is going to be a busy month! Here's a preview of what is coming up!
 
Holiday Card Project
Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1 | 8:30am | Goddard Hall
The Social Justice Council will host Sunday morning holiday card parties to send to folks in detention centers. No experience necessary. Please invite your friends. Children are especially invited, too. We will have lots of examples of Spanish words and phrases for you to choose from. We don't want to offer false hope, but we can let the recipients know that they are not forgotten - no matter how isolated and forgotten they may feel.
 
Faith Floods the Courtroom
Nov. 20 | 8am | Federal Courthouse
Answer the call for people of faith and conscious to flood the federal court room at 405 W. Congress St. in Tucson. We will show up in support of Dr. Scott Warren, human rights activist with Tucson UU's ministry, No More Deaths, facing 10 years of jail for providing life saving aid to migrants in the desert. During the last trial, over 100 faith leaders from across the country showed up. RSVP HERE  
 
Building the World We Dream About II
Nov. 21-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.
 
Do You MUURP?
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.
 
FriendsGiving
November 30 | 5-8 pm | Goddard Hall
Join us for this family -friendly potluck to give thanks for all our friends and fortunes this year! We will gather at 5pm for sharing food and doing a small service project to benefit No More Deaths. As you are able, bring supplies to donate including:
  • Gallon Water jugs
  • Backpacks
  • Tennis Shoes (Men’s 6-11)
  • Men’s Underwear
  • Warm Weather Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Men’s jeans, sweat pants, and athletic pants/shorts
  • Travel-sized toiletries
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Cash or change to donate
 
We will assemble care packages as part of the festivities.
 
Questions? Jamili Omar |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.