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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Sep 16: Weekly Updates

Worship and Special Announcements

The Baja 4 Congregations
will again be sharing ministers during the month of September to bring you wonderful, collaborative worship. Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on UUCT'sYouTubepage 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.
Sunday Morning, September 20:What are we learning
at Borderlands, with Rev. Matthew Crary.Join usat 10:30 a.m. for the video premiere on YouTube:
It will be available thereafter on YouTubeto watch when you can.
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
Vesper Service (Live on Zoom)
Thursday, September 17, 5:30 p.m.with Rev. Bethany and Lauryn Valladarez (ICS)
Interfaith Community Services
Share the Plate
Join by computer: 
Meeting ID: 702 589 0260
Join by telephone (audio only): 
  1. Dial: +1 669 900 6833
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 702 589 0260
  3. Enter the Password: 483148
How to Give to the Church:
You are asked to use our credit card service (which can be reached by the link or the On-line Giving button on our website), the very easy to use Text-to-Give (1-833-361-5796),or checkssent to the office. The on-line giving gives you the option to identify the contribution and use the memo line for checks. A tutorial video on Text-to-Give is here. After setting up an initial “profile” these options are easy to use for subsequent donations.
Come Meet Our New Ministerial Intern!
Rylee Uhrich, UUCT's ministerial intern, wants to meet you! Despite COVID-19 making this internship very different she's still looking for ways to directly connect with congregants and get to know you. We'll be abiding by the UUCT Board's gathering policy to have distanced visiting at the patio. Please plan to wear a mask and bring your own chair if you don't want to sit on the cement benches. The groups will be small with no more than two "germ pods" (family groups) at one time. Currently scheduled times are:
9/22 8:30-9:15am
9/22 9:45-10:30am
9/25 8:30-9:15am
9/25 9:45-10:30am
If you would like to visit please RSVP directly to Rylee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the info: which time slots you prefer and how many people.
Join SAZCUUPSfor Fall equinox! 
Sept. 22 | Tue | 6:15 PM
Rev. Julie Olson and Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe will lead us in a celebration of the second harvest festival in the Wheel of Year. Bring a candle, something to light it with, and an apple or apple juice.
Ritual will be online in our zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/8239364868

Staying Connected In Church Community

Ways to stay connected to UUCT
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
Rev. Bethany at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Zoom Meetings
Thursdays@5:30: Live Vesper Service
Sep. 19th Newcomer Orientation
Under normal circumstances, we would gather together to learn about this faith, this congregation, and each other. In order to stay safe, we are going to give you most of the content online, for you to explore on your own time. We will gather once online for a Newcomer Orientation and hope you will have had a chance to review the "New to UU" curriculum above (or click here) prior to that date.
Zoom Meeting: Newcomer Orientation: 10:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 19th         
After the online session (September 19th, 10am), If you decide you are ready to become a member there is an online process outlined here.
Sign the membership book virtually and be welcomed into the church. You will sign online for now and then sign the tangible membership book once we can gather safely in person again.
Oh, what an adventure & life long journey!
UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Club has selected the books for October and November so
that participants will have time to acquire and read the books. We are
not ready to meet in person and will continue to use Zoom. We meet
online the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30am.
The book for our October 8th meeting is "Interpreter of Maladies" by
Jhumpa Lahiri.
The book for our November 12th meeting is "The German House" by Annette Hess.
To be added to the book club email list, contact Jan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88412604078 ?pwd=SWl0dGdyTzZrRTlYaDk1VExINnBlZz09
go to: zoom.us
select: Join meeting:
Meeting ID: 884 1260 4078
  • Password: 484848

Social Justice Updates

Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate donation for the second half of September will go toInterfaith Community Services.
Serving People in Need
ICS is often the place to go in Pima County for those who have nowhere else to turn. Our programs enable seniors and people with disabilities to stay safe and independent in their homes. We also assist individuals and families facing food hardship, job loss and financial crisis regain stability and gather the resources to move forward to self-sufficiency.
At its onset in 1985, ICS served several hundred people a year. Today, community need and our services are growing profoundly. ICS presently provides services to nearly 41,000 people each year. From a nutritious meal for a low-income senior or family in financial distress, to job counseling that helps an out-of-work breadwinner regain sustainable employment, to rides to the doctor’s office, to assistance with mail, bills or small home repairs for clients who can no longer see or achieve mobility, ICS meets essential needs in very practical ways.
Cafe Justo Coffee
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. Please contact Sue Watts for more information:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UUCT is boiling more eggs for Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. Please bring your hard boiled eggs to church between 8 and 9 am Tuesday Sept, 29. You will be carefully met by a masked volunteer who will take your eggs, and then transport them to Casa Maria. All the eggs will be gobbled up that day, by the hungry, needy homeless in our town.
Please boil your eggs two days before you bring them to church. Put them back in the cartons, and write HB in pencil on each one.Don't peel the eggs please. Please then write hard boiled eggs on a piece of tape and stick it on the cartons.
We are also collecting gently worn used clothing. Please bring your clothing for the homeless along with hard boiled eggs.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. For more info, please email Sue Watts atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


It is September, the month we traditionally welcome folks "back" from the summer, and begin our program year at some of our congregations. This year is different. How will we use this virtual time to connect with each other, and ourselves, in our anti-racism, anti-oppression work? As November elections creep closer, how do our UU values fall when it comes to candidates? The choices we make, now, in how to invest our time, will determine how the racial uprising ends, how the elections are decided, and whether we Side With Love in our actions and not just our words.
To learn more about UU the Vote, and other happenings at UUJAZ, please visit our website: uujaz.org.

Play and Learn With Us

Attend thePremier on Sept. 26to ask all your questions. Zoom meeting id: 571-636-4277
Check out the website for details:https://www.jlshattuck.com/
Free registration with Baja 4 at
You'll get the password for videos after you register.
Calling All Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers!
Q&A session | Sept. 26 | 1-2pm
Join the Baja 4 families in this POPs is a video-based, at-home curriculum grounded in Unitarian Universalism and designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5.
By engaging with POP videos, parents and caregivers will come to understand their child's spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see themselves as spiritual teachers. 
Each month, 
  • On your own, watchthree short videoson the theme of the month. 
  • With our POPS community,meet once a monthto check in and share. Meet ups will be on Saturday.
  • With our children, join other kids forbooks and crafts time!
All activities are optional and free for Baja 4 families!
Questions? Contact Jamili at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
RE at Home Resources
Are you interested in "doing church" at home? 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.

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