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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Apr 15: Weekly Updates

Greetings from Rev. Bethany!
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Text-to-Give Introduction
The Baja 4 Congregationswill continue to have joint services throughout April. Join us Sundays at 10:30 am on UUCT's YouTube page to watch worship. Worship will be pre-recorded, but will go "live" on YouTube at 10:30 on Sundays. You can watch it with a group then, or watch it on your own later on.
UUCT YouTube Link
Social Hour
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/s/7025890260
Password: 483148
Did you know you can alsophoneinto social hour? Yes! Simply:
  1. Dial: 1-669-900-6833
  2. Use the keypad to enter the Meeting ID: 702 589 0260
  3. Use the keypad to enter the Password: 483148
April 19-Janine Gelsinger of UUJAZ with Rev. Sam Wilson
April 26-Rev. Matthew Funke Crary with Rev. Tina Squire
May 3- Southern Arizona CUUPS with Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
May 10- Baja 4 Congregational Ministers
Que Pasa? Here is What is Happening in Your ChurchCommunity
From Your Minister
Rev. Bethany will be taking a staycation* between Monday, April 13 and Saturday, April 18th. She was intending to take vacation the last week in March, but decided not to do that because of the shift to virtual meetings and worship. She will be available between April 13 and 18 in case of emergency only. If you have an emergency, get ill, or experience a significant loss during this week, please contact Rev. Bethany directly at (520) 428-4921. She will not be reading email during this time. 
*staycation = staying home + vacation"
UUCT Lunch Together over Zoom
Daily from Monday - Saturday from 12-1 
Did you know you can also phone into Lunch Together? Yes! Simply:
  1. Dial: 1-669-900-6833
  2. Use the keypad to enter the Meeting ID: 286 365 460
**no password is needed!
Book Club
The next UU Book Club will meet Thursday, May 14th at 9:30 on Zoom. The group is reading  Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. To be added to the Book Group e-list contact Margo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 784-1198.
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/435065986
Join by Zoom app:Meeting ID 435 065 986
Did you know you can alsophonein? Yes! Simply:
  1. Dial: 1-669-900-6833
  2. Use the keypad to enter the Meeting ID: 435 065 986#
Other ways to stay connected to UUCT
Rev. Bethany's Blog: I have started a blog with the most up to date information about worship and other community events, as well as spiritual and community resources. You can find that blog here: https://uuctucson.wordpress.com/ 
Meeting List: The front page of our website now lists the Zoom links for every congregational event happening online. You can list your event there by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..To book a "Zoom Room" for your group's meeting, contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
Zoom Meetings
Circles of Care and Connection
Join us in offering care and connection to each other!
Social Justice Updates
Nominate a Share the Plate nonprofit for next year
UUCT’s culture of generosity and social justice will not wither during this time of physical isolation. The Social Justice Council (SJC), in one of its last pre-social-distancing acts, voted unanimously for two Share the Plate collections per month in the year starting July 1, 2020. The board approved the plan to double down on kindness toward local nonprofit organizations that make our community more just and loving.
As we go from 12 to 24 Share the Plate collections, the SJC asks for your help. We’ve come up with 36 nominations of 501(c) (3) nonprofits, but we’re asking for additional nominations. Go to:https://forms.gle/25NyawbrdnKdjZKt7to see the current nominees and to add your nominees by April 20.
The link to your online ballot will be published in the May newsletter. The 24 nonprofits that get the most votes will be our 2020-2021 fiscal year Share the Plate recipients.
UUCT's Coffee and Clothes Drive
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are continuing. This Social Justice Council (SJC) project benefits small-scale, shade-grown organic coffee growers in Chiapas, Mexico. (Kate Schleinkofer and Judy Dare lead this project.) The delivered-price is $10 per pound bag of Arabica beans and ground, and Robusta beans and ground. Decaf Arabica beans and ground is $11 per pound bag. UUCT member Sue Watts will exchange your coffee for checks made out to UUCT - with Cafe Justo on the memo line.
Please, no cash!
When Social Justice Council volunteers pick up coffee shipments in Douglas, AZ, they also drop off clothing donated for asylum-seeking families a few miles away at the C.A.M.E. shelter in Agua Prieta, Mexico. UUCT member Beth Britton has spearheaded this clothing effort. All newly donated clothing must be sanitized by machine washing and aseptically folded and bagged while wearing a mask.
Please contact Sue Watts for coffee orders and clothing donations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Join UUJAZ and Puente Human Rights Movement for a "car"avan protest 
Let's send a message to the governor and the Department of Corrections that we want migrants released from detention before it's too late... as confirmed Covid-19 cases make them tinder boxes waiting to explode. Join us in your cars, with signs or writing on the windows, on Fridays 4/17 (at the DOC) 4/24 (at Florence) 5/1 (at Lewis) at 4pm. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/freedomcaravanaz. If you can't join us in your car, don't forget to sign the petition, and send to five friends! https://bit.ly/decarcerateaz.
Introducing a UUJAZ night at the mUUvies! 
Tired of Saturday nights at home? Or are you loving the downtime but need something new to watch? Want to make a difference, while connecting with UUs across the state? Join us on Saturday nights at 5pm for a movie and chat!
Saturday April 25th: The Condor and the Eagle, proceeds benefit Apache Stronghold at Oak Flat AZ, UU Ministries for the Earth, and the filmakers.
Saturday May 2nd: Babies + Bailouts, proceeds will bond out mothers without bail funds in time for Mother's Day.
Look for sign-up details on UUJAZ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uujaz/)and website (https://www.uujaz.org/immigration--criminal-justice.html)
Email Scams
Several UUCT members have received a SCAM email that is supposedly from Rev. Bethany asking for the member to buy a gift card for the homeless. Rev. Bethany will never ask for money to directly help her or for a cause not sponsored by the church.
The hallmark of a SCAM is an element of urgency; take time to think and cross-check any email. DO NOT ACT ON AN EMAIL/TEXT REQUEST FOR MONEY FROM REV. BETHANY OR OTHER CHURCH PERSON. You may forward the email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you are in doubt about the authenticity of any email related to the church.
Thank you,
Your UUCT Staff, Board of Trustees, and Finance Committee.
Play and Learn With Us
RE at Home Resources
Are you interested in "doing church" with your littles? I am collecting resources for at home religious education both on the Parenting Club facebook page and in a google drive. The folder is available to everyone! You'll find activities that take 5 minutes and one that take 5 days, so you're in control of how much time you spend on RE.
A new activity this week is Sabbath week 3 from Soul Matters. Follow the customizable activity guide to add more elements to our home altars/chalice homes. Missed Week 1 & 2? It is available in the same folder.
Art Party 
April 16 | 4pm
Join TUUYA (Tucson UU or UU curious people who would self identify as a younger adult) for an Art Party. What is an art party? Bring your own craft or project and talk with us while you work. This is a family friendly space for sharing, talking, and hanging out.
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/5716364277
Password: 971938
Join by Zoom app:Meeting ID 571 636 4277
Did you know you can alsophonein? Simply:
  1. Dial: 1-669-900-6833
  2. Use the keypad to enter the Meeting ID: 571 636 4277#
  3. Enter the password: 971938
New to UU with The Membership Team
April 25 | 10am
Everyone ages 12+, come learn about UU and UUCT. Good for new members and a refresher for the rest of us!
Computer login
  • Meeting ID: 869 095 186
  • Password: newuu
Dial by phone
  • Dial: +1 346 248 7799 
  • Enter Meeting ID: 869 095 186
  • Enter Password:878961
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