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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jan 14: Weekly Updates

We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church,

and our community.

Worship and Special Announcements

The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
The Baja 4 Congregations continue to share ministers as we welcome 2021! Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 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.
Sunday Morning, January 17, 2021:Join us at 10:30 a.m. for the video premiere on YouTube:
It will be available thereafter on YouTubeto watch when you want.
Social Hour Right After Worship
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/s/7025890260
Password: 483148
Did you know you can also phone into 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
Vespers Service
Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m.
We are Living On Land that was stolen.
Please join us on Zoom at Vespers. Our speaker will be Dr. Jen McCormack PhD. She is the Sr. director of Research and Development for The Native American Advancement Foundation, AKA NAA. NAA was formed in 2011, by members of the Tohono O'Odham tribe, and now partnering with other outside organizations. The concentration is on education, health and wellness, housing food sustainability, the environment and opening economic opportunities on tribal lands. This will be a very interesting talk, complete with a short video, photos and finally some Q &A.
Previous Vespers Services can be found here: https://uuctucson.org/members/vesper-services.html 
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.

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@6:30: Live Vesper Service
Widening the Circle: 8th Principle Mini-Conference
January 23rd | 9 am – 12 pm | Zoom
This church year, your Board of Trustees has asked all UUCT members and friends to consider whether we might adopt the 8th Principle as a congregation at our Annual Meeting in May. The 8th Principle – which has been adopted by more than 30 Unitarian Universalist congregations – reads:
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
To help members and friends learn about the 8th Principle, Rev. Bethany and Jamili will host a mini-conference on January 23rd open to all who are interested. This will be a chance to: learn about the 8th Principle, participate in workshops which will deepen our understanding of the 8th Principle, and commit to further learning in advance of Annual Meeting in May. We will meet on Zoom from 9 am – Noon on Saturday, January 23rd. Register by emailing Rev. Bethany atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anti-Racism in Paganism Class Series
This class will be held in sacred space as we dive deeper into the themes of ancestors, embodiment, ending racism, white supremacy culture in paganism, and magical tools to support this work.
For those who sign up please come with the intention of joining all sessions.
Tuesdays 6:30-8pm, Jan 19th - Feb 23rd
This series of classes is free to participate and a suggested donation of $30-120 to Black Lives Unitarian Universalist (BLUU) would be an awesome exchange of energy for the work going into offering the class.
Newcomer Orientation
Are you new to the congregation? Would like to learn more? Please join members of the Welcoming Team and Rev Bethany for a Newcomer Orientation on Saturday, Jan. 16th, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. 
Zoom Meeting: 
Password: 483148
To learn more, visit our Newcomers page on the Website prior to this meeting. 
UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Club has chosen books for the next three monthly meetings. Hopefully this provides enough time to purchase/borrow and read the books.
January 14, 2021: “Spying on the South” by Tony Horwitz, copyright 2019.
“In Spying on the South, Horwitz may have found his true historical
alter-ego in Frederick Law Olmsted, the elite Northeastern adventurer
and prolific writer about the American South in the 1850s who later
became America’s great landscape artist and designer of parks all over
the United States.”
We meet online the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30am.
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 Corner

Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate donation for thefirst halfof January will go to Keep Tucson Together: Together
Keep Tucson Together (KTT) is a project of the non-profit organization No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes. Since 2011, KTT has worked to stop deportations by immigration courts. KTT is a grassroots, pro-bono legal group that works with volunteer attorneys to stop deportations and the separation of families in Southern Arizona.
Mantenga Tucson Unido (KTT) es un proyecto de la organizaciónNo More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, desde 2011, KTT ha trabajado para detener deportaciones de inmigración. KTT es una organización comunitaria, grupo legal sin fines de lucro que trabaja con abogados voluntarios para detener deportaciones y la separación de familias en el Sur de Arizona
Food Delivery to St. Joseph's Hospital
Members of our Care Team at UUCT
clubbed together this week to send
sandwiches of thanks to hospital 
workers at St. Joseph's Hospital,
working hard to care for COVID patients. 
When asked which day would be best for delivery, assuming they would be inundated with offers of food, They told us they had not been. These workers are mostly working 12 hour shifts, with only a half hour break. Our offer of gratitude, which included sandwiches, chips, and drinks, was accepted with much appreciation.
Our sandwiches came from Baggins, a Tucson based
Monthly UUCT LGBTQIA+ Group Meeting on Sun Jan 17
Hello Friends and Family!
The New Year is always hope-filled for me. There is some sense of turning that 'last page' of the previous year to a new 'chapter' in life. I hope it is the same for you...
Our first Group meeting of 2021 will be Sunday, January 17 from 2 - 3 pm. Below is the zoom link. Feel free to arrive 15 minutes early for chatting if you wish!
Join Zoom meeting with a computer:
Meeting ID: 932 7628 8185
Passcode: 973902
If you're calling in by phone:
+1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 932 7628 8185
Passcode: 973902
Have an agenda item? Please email us and let us know.
Hope to see you there!
Eve and Stephanie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What is Up With UUJAZ in the New Year?
Happy New Year! What do you imagine when you dream about the first half of 2021? As we contemplate moving on from the isolation of pandemic times, what do you want to bring with you? What has changed within you? How will you live that change out into the world?
We at UUJAZ have a few ideas... and we are thrilled to invite you to take a look at our 2021 programming! Our offerings for the first half of 2020 cover opportunities for self-reflection, education, reading, discussion, reparations, small group connection, and ACTION, to deepen your engagement in shaping Arizona towards justice.
To see all of our offerings, and register for upcoming events, please click the link below.
UU Day at the Legislature
Today was Opening Day at the Arizona State Legislature, and for the first tine in many years I wasn't out at the Capitol, with partners and friends. I imagine this was what the kids felt like when "Back to School" went virtual in the Fall.
There have been some changes to the State House and Senate this year, but we still expect many bills that go against our values of equality and compassion, that we must work hard to stop. In 2020, UUs became more willing than ever to courageously voice their values and to embrace technology to do so.
That's why I really believe this year's UU Day at the Legislature could be the best yet!
Beloved Conversations: Spring 2021
Register on Feb 1st, course begins March 15th
Beloved Conversations curriculum developers at Meadville Lombard Theological School have responded to the needs to learn how race and ethnicity shape our personal and collective lives and practices, in a virtual format. In 2020, 93 UUs from Arizona joined 1200 UUs in participating in the first half of Beloved Conversations: Within.
The first phase, Within will open for registration in February, and focuses on the internal work that each of us needs to do as we engage racial justice. This work is different for White folks and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) and will be done entirely in race-based caucuses. You do not need to have taken the Fall session to register for Spring: the two halves of Within can be taken in any order.
Within work will include individual Lessons, using videos, music, and readings, accompanied by reflection prompts and suggested conversations with Critical Friends chosen by the participants; bi-weekly small group conversations in a Learning Pod; and larger, monthly, facilitated Meaning-Making Sessions on Zoom. You can expect to spend 3-5 hours each week.
We hope you will consider embodying racial justice as a spiritual practice, to heal the impact of racism on our lives, in order to get free together.
Registration coming February 1st.
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.

Play and Learn With Us

Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers!
Sign up is ongoing. Join anytime.
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
TUUYA: Tucson UU Young Adults
January 29 | 6:30pm to ???
Films and friends! Let's gather [virtually] to share an evening of movies. We'll decide on the night what to watch, so bring some ideas.
Watch Facebook for Zoom links.
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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