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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 7: Weekly Updates

Worship and Special Announcements

The Baja 4 Congregations
will again be sharing ministers during the month of October, 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, October 11, 2020:Won't You Be My Neighbor? With Rev. Sam.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
Sundays | 11:30am
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
2nd Hour
Oct. 11 | 12:15-1:15pm
2nd Hour returns to a computer screen near you every 2nd Sunday! Join us after social hour for education, fellowship, and service opportunities with folks of all ages (yes, even YOUR age!) once per month. Find alist of the workshops and descriptions here.
  • Ask an Intern with Megan-Rylee Uhrich
  • Exploring World Religions with Jamili Omar
  • Game Time! with RE Teachers
  • Stitch and Witch with SAZCUUPS
  • The Role of Play: Thoughts from a Minister, Homeschooling Parent, and Game Loving Dad with Rev. Matthew Funke Crary 
  • UU the Vote with UUJAZ
Vesper Service (Live on Zoom)
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.with Rev. Bethany
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.
Notice of Annual Meeting
The UUCT annual meeting will be held at 11:30 am on Sunday, Nov. 1 on Zoom. The link will be the same link as the usual 11:30 am after-service social hour. The annual meeting will replace the social hour.
Please plan to attend! We have important issues to discuss and vote on as a congregation. Contact the office if you need the meeting password:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Board of Trustees
3rd Tuesdays @ 7pm: Board of Trustees
Topic: UUCT Board Meetings
UUCT Board of Trustees meetings are open for all to attend except during special Executive sessions. Agendas are published under the Meeting Documents for the Board. This required the member login.
Join Zoom Meeting
Here are the minutes of the last meeting:

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
Longing for deeper connection with others and with your inner being? We are too.
New Small Group Ministry at UUCT
Circles of Trust for Unitarian Universalists are coming to UUCT, beginning the week of October 19. These ongoing small groups will run through the end of May. Each Circle of 8 people will meet either once a month for 2 hours, or twice a month for 1½ hours, over Zoom. Modeled after Quaker teacher and writer Parker Palmer’s Circles of Trust, now in wide use all over the world, the groups will be facilitated by UUCT
Affiliate Ministers and experienced lay leaders.
Special Thanksgiving Fundraiser!
A UUCT Fundraising subcommittee is excited to offer a unique Thanksgiving Day opportunity. You and your family and friends are invited to support the church financially, enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner, provide a holiday gift to staff and their immediate families, and participate in a communal prayer of gratitude.
More details and sign ups to follow!
2nd Hour
Oct. 11 | 12:15-1:15pm
2nd Hour returns to a computer screen near you every 2nd Sunday! Check out the UUCT Website for class descriptions and zoom links or check out the Sunday Morning email!
**Seeking Workshop Leaders**
Right now I’m building a schedule of workshops and would love to include you in the line up. What do you have to share with the world? Bring me an idea and we’ll work together to develop it! No need to worry about technical support. I’ll have assistants available to manage the Zoom, so you can simply lead.
If you have any questions or want to lead a workshop, please contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
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
Looking to expand your social connections?
If you are new to UUCT, or a current member looking for more ways to connect with other members, check out our online Volunteer Interest Form. The new form gives you a quick way to learn more about UUCT interest activities and volunteer opportunities. Joining an interest group or volunteering is a great way to increase socialization and contribute to the greater good.
To get more information and/or sign up for an interest group or volunteer, complete the online Volunteer Interest Form.
After you submit the form, you’ll be matched up with the lead contact person who, in turn will reach out to you with more information.

Social Justice Updates

Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate donation for the first half ofOctoberwill go toCafe Justo
Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. We market a pure, organic coffee which is grown, harvested and marketed in the spirit of justice. Our goal is to provide incentives for people to remain on their family lands.
Our business model is simple and optimizes the profit for the growers. The coffee is harvested, cleaned and prepared for shipping in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas.
The beans are then transported to Agua Prieta, Sonora. In Agua Prieta the coffee is roasted, ground and packaged for shipment to our customers.
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.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring vigils in front of our church each Tuesday morning from 8:00 to 9:00. We have dozens of signs covering current topics which align with UU Principles. We also encourage the sincerity and creativity of home-made signs. We are supporting causes UUs believe in and advertising the values of our congregation. Please don a mask and join us.  
The Social Justice Council, chaired by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9am.  All are invited to participate.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 823 1979 8034
Passcode: 483148
Join by telephone (voice only): +1 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 823 1979 8034
NMD Breaking News:
Second Military Style Raid in Two Months: Border Patrol detains 12 people receiving care at humanitarian aid station.
Arivaca, AZ: After sunset on October 5th, US Border Patrol entered No More Deaths’ humanitarian aid station Byrd Camp with a federal warrant for a second nighttime raid in two months. Volunteers were held for 3 hours while 12 people who were receiving medical care, food, water, and shelter from the 100+ degree heat were detained. (Photo credit to the Tucson Sentinel:http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/)


Dear Friends,
We keep talking about November 3rd... but in Arizona ballots drop October 7th. That means... this is it. Our last chance to do whatever we are called to do for this election cycle, to UU the Vote.
The biggest thing you can do? Talk to people. Your friends and family, your knitting circle and mahjong group, your old high school friends and the neighbor you wave at when you get your mail. You can ask: "Do you have a plan for how to vote? Do you know where to drop it off, mail it, or vote in person? What are you most concerned about in this election?"
Studies show that these one-on-one conversations, termed relational organizing, are five times more effective than any other form of voter turnout.
To learn more about UU the Vote, and other happenings at UUJAZ, please visit our website: uujaz.org.

Play and Learn With Us

Where will we travel?
Unitarian Universalism, Judaism, Christianity and Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Society of Friends (Quakers),Islam,Hinduism, Paganism, Buddhism
Middle and High Schoolers (12-18 yrs)
Exploring UU | Oct. 11 | 12:15-2:15pm |Meeting ID: 5716364277
Travel in Place! Even this year where we aren't physically visiting our neighbors, we can learn, explore neighboring faiths, and have some fun building our own community.
Who: Youth ages 12+
When: Sundays
Where: on Zoom, meeting ID 571-636-4277
**Sunday Oct 11 is our first "Watch Party." We'll watch a worship service from another UU congregation starting at 12:15pm, and then stick around to discuss it after. EVERYONE is welcome to join, whether you attended the prior session or not.
Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers!
Halloween Story Time | Oct. 10 | 1-2pm | Meeting ID: 5716364277
Join the Baja 4 families in POPs, 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, watch three short videos on the theme of the month.
  • With our POPS adults, meet once a month to check in and share.
  • With our children, join other kids for story and crafts time!
All activities are optional and free for Baja 4 families!
  • Contact Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Stacie atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Check out thePOPS website
  • UU Questhas more details
Then, register with Baja 4! You'll get the password for videos after you register.https://forms.gle/ZVmNfUY1vR4kgKNw6
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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