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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Aug 11: Weekly Updates


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

and our community.

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Where you can fail at your job, get fired, rehired
And get a seven hundred billion dollar tip
Come on in, sit right down
And fill up your pockets, yeah
Mass media, information overload" - Prince

Worship and Special Announcements

Sunday Worship, August 2021:
The Baja 4 Congregations will be back together again for the month of August. Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on UUCT's YouTube page to watch recorded worship "live" or watch it on your own later.
Thriving in Resilient Unitarian Universalist Communities: A weekend of gathering for the Baja 4
This weekend, leaders from the Baja 4 were planning to gather in person as we start the discussion of moving from our current worship to a new model. Due to the uprise in COVID, all workshops have been moved online. You are welcome to join us! Each workshop is geared towards different facets of being together.  
The churches of the Baja 4 are of different sizes and shapes, from budgets & staff to physical & technical abilities. We are stronger together, and we will do this together. See below for the workshop times and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or your board liaison if you would like the zoom address for any workshops. Rev. Tanner, our Baja 4 consultant, will lead our Sunday worship as we embrace this continuing collaboration.
Friday 8/13 
7:15pm -8:30pm CENTERING WORSHIP – for everyone
Saturday 8/14 
10am-11:15am WELCOME BACK? (welcoming, COVID-19 considerations, and identifying trauma responses) Geared towards those in ushers, greeters, worship associates, and more.
11:30am -12:45pm FOSTERING RESILIENCE FOR ALL AGES (discussion of upcoming lifespan plans and practices in supporting resilience through small groups). For parents, RE teachers, LFD team members.
1:00pm -2:30pm WHAT DO I SAY? (trauma-informed pastoral care) For Care Team, community ministers, and anyone who wants to help.
5:00pm -6:00pm BOARD CONVOCATION (policies and governance) For those on the UUCT Board or interested in a future position or the upcoming Presidential vacancy.
Sunday 8/15
10:30am WORSHIP- join us on YouTube
Resiliency united with strength and flexibility creates beauty in the world,
 and creates new spaces for life to flourish.
(Tim Atkins, Dir of Lifespan Religious Exploration at First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City)
UUCT’s NEW website is under construction.
The website teem needs images of UUCT, especially recent ones. Do you have photos? Screenshots? Personal artwork? Please sent them to us so we can have a gallery of images to use on the new website.
Do you belong to a group like CUUPS, social justice, book club, worship associates? I know you are involved in something! Please get involved NOW so that your interests are represented on the website. This is the time for your group to put together their digital footprint.
Migration is beginning from our existing Joomla website to a WordPress website. If you have technical experience, we have thousands of documents to be sorted and moved.
UUCT Webmaster email:
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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 checks sent 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 Community

Flaming Chalice
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
The choir has begun rehearsing again!
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Moon, our Director of Music:
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UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Club has selected the book for August, so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
August 12, 2021: "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo, copyright 2019
Excerpts from Kirkus Review: A young houseboy and a dressmaker's apprentice get drawn into a mystery in 1930s Malaya [Colonial Malaysia]. Choo (The Ghost Bride, 2013) continues her exploration of Malayan folklore here with questions that point to the borders where the magical and the real overlap: Choo weaves her research in with a feather-light touch, and readers will be so caught up in the natural and supernatural intrigue that the serious themes here about colonialism and power dynamics, about gender and class, are absorbed with equal delicacy.
We meet online the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30am.
Contact Jan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Password: 484848
go to: zoom.us
select: Join meeting
  • Meeting ID: 884 1260 4078
  • Password: 484848

Social Justice News

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 11am.  All are invited to participate.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
There will be a petition-signing opportunity in the church parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. This is your chance to sign referendums about the drastic laws that the AZ legislature passed regarding our tax structure and voting rights. If enough signatures are turned in to Phoenix by Sept. 28, it will keep these laws from going into effect, and will give voters a chance to overturn them in the Nov. 2022 election. The tax laws would in essence destroy the economy of Arizona. They would be a tremendous gift to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else, including our schools. The voting laws would change the permanent early voting list, and include other measures to make voting harder. Please come on one of these two Saturdays to add your name to these extremely important referendums! Be sure to wear a mask.
Aston Bloom
chair, Social Justice Council
UUJAZ For Justice, Fall 2021:
Hello Friends,
    As UUJAZ returns from study leave, we bring to you our Fall Programming catalog. We want to thank you for all the excitement around our Possibilities and Partnerships Survey that inspired the events below. In designing these programs, we've taken your responses into account and will continue to do so throughout the season. So while this is what we have planned so far, we strongly encourage that you keep watching for emails from us as we build out more of what we have imagined together.
To find out more, please visit our website:
Share the Plate August
Our Share the plate for the month of August is No More Deaths. 
No More Deaths is a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona. It began in 2004 as a coalition of community and faith groups dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform.
Since 2008 NMD has been an official ministry of the church.
Our Share the Plate for the month of July was Second Chance Tucson. We collected $265.50 for Second Chance! thank you to all who donated.

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