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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Mar 4: Weekly Updates

Worship and Sunday News
Flower Communion
Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:30 a.m.
 
Bring a Flower to Worship on March 8th
Bring a flower (or a few!) to worship on March 8th for an intergenerational flower communion ritual where we will honor all the volunteers it takes to make our congregation run. Pick a wildflower or buy some from the store! We look forward to seeing you there. 
 
Worship Leader: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate: Brenda Lundt
Music: Chris Tackett
Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:30 a.m.
Do I Have to go to Church with Those People: Building a Healthier Congregation
 
As we look toward our Moving Forward Together workshop on March 21st, we will dive deep into what it means to be committed to being a "healthier congregation." How can we learn to understand across difference? What in our UU history grounds us in this work?
 
Worship Leader: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate: Bob Gordon
Music: Chris Tackett
Religious Education on March 8
This is child- and youth-friendly Intergenerational Service. We welcome people of all ages in Worship!Feel free to bring quiet, reflective activities such as coloring or knitting to keep hands busy. Nursery care is available for children 10 years and younger.
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Donate Flowers for Sunday Service
You may bring flowers in honor or memory of someone if you like, and either take the flowers home or give them to someone else after the service. Arrangements can be as simple as flowers from your garden or the supermarket in a church vase, or as elaborate as a professional arrangement. Please volunteer for one or more dates by contacting Nancy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 301-802-4683
2nd Hour
March 8 | 12:30-1:30pm | UUCT
In this year of experimentation, 2nd Hour is one way for adults and children alike to learn, grow, and deepen in understanding, community, connection, and service.
 
This month we are offering:
  • Drummingwith Matt Conrad. Join Matt Conrad on the patio for an impromptu drum circle. No percussion experience is necessary! Drums will be provided, but you may bring your own.
 
  • League of Women Voterson the state Legislature's online "Request to Speak" service with Rex Graham. Make your voice heard on any bill under consideration at the state Legislature from the comforts of your home. Learn how to use a powerful online government tool called “Request to Speak.” Lobbyists representing interests from guns to charter schools use the RTS tool and you can counter their views or support a bill that you like.
 
  • Dismantling Racism: Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture with Steve Kraynak. Without shame, blame or guilt, this interactive session will explore how the characteristics of white supremacy culture are manifested institutionally at the national, State of Arizona, and local levels; and at UUCT. The session will present the antidotes to each respective white supremacy culture characteristic.
 
  • Banned Book Readwith RE Teachers. Listen to a picture book or bring your own to read with other Book Rebels.
 
  • Celtic Wheel of the Year(90 min session) with CUUPS. The Celtic Wheel of the Year is the religious calendar for our ancestors of the British Isles. Come and learn about the history of these sabbats (holidays) and how they follow the cycles of nature. 
 
Questions?Want to teach?Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Membership News
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Community Office Hours
Rev. Bethany will be at the Big Heart Coffee shop, across the street from the church, on Wednesdays, from 10-12. All are welcome.
Stewardship Update
Thank you to all the people who have turned in a pledge card or pledged on-line. However, it is NOT the end of the pledge drive. We will start phoning all members and friends of the church to ask for their pledges of financial support for the next church year. We want to contact everyone. So help us out by pledging TODAY.https://uuctucson.org/quick-links/pledge.html
The Newcomers Club
The Newcomers club is canceled for the month of March. It will resume in April. Please contact Wendy Annis if you have questions:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Mar 28: Getting to Know UU
SAVE THE DATE - The next Getting to Know UU: Orientation and Breakfast will be held on Saturday March 28th from 9:00 to 11:30 am in Holland. All folks new to the UUCT community are welcome to attend. There will be a light breakfast, time to meet new people and opportunities to learn about UU and UUCT. Please RSVP to Alma Byrd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Child care will be provided.
Social Justice
NMD Wins ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism
 
NEW YORK – The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to No More Deaths in support of its humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering and end the fatalities of those crossing the southern border of the United States. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted annually by ALBA and the Puffin Foundation to honor the nearly 3,000 Americans who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to fight fascism under the banner of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This year’s award acknowledges the urgent need for humanitarian aid to safeguard the lives of immigrants and refugees worldwide, and the profound bravery of the civil disobedience sometimes necessary to accomplish that goal. The award ceremony will take place at the Japan Society in New York on May 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UU the Vote continues to build momentum in congregations around the country.
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UU Booth at UA Book Fest
Mar 14 and 15
 
Volunteers Needed!Southern Arizona UU Booth, March 14 & 15, at the University of Arizona Book Festival in Tucson.
 
To volunteer to be a greeter in the booth, just click on the link below to sign up. You only need to be at the booth for 3 hours, so you can have the rest of the time at the Book Festival for yourself. Also, a week or so before the Festival, we send you a reminder with tips for booth volunteers as well as the specific booth location.
If you have questions or need help signing up, please feel free to contact Erin Chadwell, Administrator at MVUU at 520 579-7094 or me at 520 664-5323.
Thank you for helping make the UU Booth a success.
Special Events
Mar 21: Healthy Congregations Workshop
 
Moving Forward Together Workshop on March 21st
 
Are you interested in investing in the long-term relational health of our congregation? Want to learn skills to work more effectively with others and understand those who are different from you? Yes?! Then Save the Date for a Moving Forward Together Workshop, part of our commitment to becoming a Healthier Congregation, on Saturday, March 21st. Whether you have been part of our congregation for 40 years and seen us through many conflicts, or whether you are newer to the congregation and don't know us to be a congregation in conflict, you will surely learn something valuable at this workshop. The goal is to give those who gather skills to deal with conflict while remaining in relationship with one another. There will be a morning workshop for all interested from 9 AM – 12 PM. Then in the afternoon we will have a workshop for the Board, Staff, and other leaders in the congregation. Please RSVP to Mary Wiese (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to attend the morning workshop.
Mar 22: Town Hall
 
There will be a Town Hall on Sunday, March 22nd in Holland starting 12:15 p.m. The main agenda items are presentations on proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting for the new mission and name of the Committee on Ministry and for adoption of a Destructive Behavior Policy. This Town Hall provides an opportunity for your questions and input on these important topics. Materials to read in advance are provided in the links. In addition, there will be the usual news updates and opportunity for open discussion. Please put this on your schedule to attend.
Southern Arizona Covenant of UU Pagans
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What's Up With SAZCUUPS March 2020?
 
What Is Waning?
We had a really fun Paganism 101 (part 2) class where we played energy ball and conducted a mini-ritual, as well as explored the meaning of cultural appropriation in paganism. We also enjoyed a gorgeous Imbolc ritual led by Ana Ortiz. Participants enjoyed crossing the ritual flames with new intentions for the year.
 
What Is Waxing?
  • Our Second Sunday class offeringthis month is Intro to the Celtic Wheel of the Year. The Celtic Wheel of the Year is the religious calendar for our ancestors of the British Isles. Come and learn about the history of these sabbats (holidays) and how they follow the cycles of nature. Join us on March 8th at 12:30pm.
  • Join us for Ostara Ritual on Thursday, March 19th at 6 pm. Come celebrate the spring equinox SAZCUUPS-style. Bring a snack to share (carpet-friendly, please). This is a child friendly event, but childcare is available by emailing Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to request it.
 
Pagan Tip of the Month
March is a time of birthings, sproutings, beginnings and the balanced equinox between light days and dark days. We are heading into the hot hot summer here in the desert southwest. Now is a good time to plant your intentions, along with seedlings in eggshells. Start a new project, create a new habit, dive into a new skill, or grow that savings account (leave a penny and some milk for the fairies on Ostara for an extra boost). What do you like to do in spring?
 
Have a pagan tip to share? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
All traditions welcome!
 
Southern Arizona CUUPS: A Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans 
Mail: Southern Arizona CUUPS c/o UUCT, 4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711
Web: http://uuctucson.org/worship/sazcuups.html  | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAZCUUPS/ (FB messages can be sent to m.me/SAZCUUPS
Growth, Connection, and the Circle of Life
Grief and Loss Group
Every Sunday, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Reed Room
For those experiencing a difficult time after the loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, or any other significant loss, UUCT holds a Grief & Loss support group. There you can find recovery in the caring & comfort of other church members (and friends) who are also grieving a loss. Meetings are held every Sunday from 12:15-1:15 pm in the Reed Room. Childcare is available.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group
Every Sunday, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Servetus Room
All UUCT members, friends and visitors are invited to attend Conversation Among Friends. Our hour-long discussion group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. on the UUCT campus in the Servetus Room, last classroom on the southwest side, Come a bit early for socializing.Ronna James facilitates.
More information, contact Gilbert Moore, phone 520-790-7568, email at 
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Sunday Morning Meditation
Morning Meditation for beginners will be in the meditation garden Sunday morning, at 9:00 a.m. Meditate for as little as 3 minutes to begin. Liz Ravenwood would love to show you her meditative technique that has proven very effective. Others will want to share their techniques as well. For information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or talk/text 520-661-7153.
Social Opportunities
Book Club
Thursday, March 26th
The next UU Book Club will meet Thursday March 26th at 9:30 in the Servetus room, at the church. Please, bring your own beverage, we’ll have snacks. The group is reading Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Contact Margo atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 784-1198.
UUCT Happy Hour Group
When: Fourth Fridays of the, month 4-7 pm
Date of Next Gathering: March 27, 2020
Where: On the Border, at north side of Broadway between Swan and Craycroft.
 
Cheap prices for food and drink. We may try other places eventually. Just show up and ask for the UU's (Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
 
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TBIRDS
Mar 9: TBIRD Potluck
 
RSVP's to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requested but not required for Monday March 9 city-wide pot luck, 6 pm in Goddard; Winter members, friends and visitors bring your own plates and utensils as well as a dish to share. Remaining pot luck— April 13.
 
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Educational Opportunities for Everyone
All are welcome!
EVERYONE of any age is welcome to leave worship on Sunday mornings and explore their faith through art, discussion, reflection, and even games. If a Sunday morning class says "All Ages," we welcome adults to come explore with us!
 
Want to hear about the specific classes offered in advance? Email Jamili to be added to the weekly Religious Education newsletter:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fun Night
March 13 | 7-10 pm | UUCT
 
TUUYA invites you and all your peeps to a low-key, social! Join us for some popcorn, and maybe a video. Deep discussion likely, but optional!
Need childcare? Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to RSVP.We'll pick a popular movie, pop some popcorn, and stretch out in the sanctuary to enjoy! Deep discussion likely, but optional! Need childcare? Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to RSVP.
Tucson Young Adult UUs (TUUYA) Meet Ups 
Do you identify as a young adult (generations X, Y, or Z)? Would you like to meet up with other UU young adults? TUUYA regularly hosts events and meet ups! To stay in the loop make sure that Jamili (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) has your email or join us on Facebook: by searching Tucson UU Younger Adults (TUUYA).

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