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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Aug 20: Faith Development




Baja 4

Unitarian Universalists from across Southeast Arizona

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We are the Baja 4!


Representing Unitarian Universalists across southeastern Arizona, we love beyond belief and find inspiration from a wide array of spiritual, religious, and secular sources. We come together as a Baja 4 because we know we are stronger together.

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What is This Newsletter?


If you're receiving this email, at some point you signed up to receive updates from the Lifespan Faith Development Team. We are the team that plans many of the programs, events, and activities at our congregations --and now for the Baja 4! We are so excited to connect with you. Each of our weekly newsletters will have a slightly different focus; this one is for our youth (ages 12+) and their families. 


(PS. If you're new with us, Welcome! And, don't let the title "Lifespan Faith Development" scare you! It is a common UU way to refer to the programs, events, and activities that occur in UU contexts. We are here to support YOU on your "free and responsible search for truth and meaning" no matter your age, family status, and where your journey leads you.)

Blessings For Beginnings

As you carry the load in your backpack and the load on your heart,

May the chalice you've drawn remind you that

Your community and the Mysterious Universe is always with you.

As you move through your day,

As you learn and as you play,

In every fear and every celebration,

May you know that you are held in Love.


Check This Out!

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Take UUs with You!


#ChaliceChallenge Calling all artists, builders, and makers! Here's you invitation to show us your Chalice Spirit. Show us your homemade, special, or unique chalice. Take a photo, draw, sculpt, build, assemble --whatever! We want to see your chalice!


For extra school spirit, show us a photo of your chalice on your backpack, bag, binder, or folder. Having a chalice you can see throughout the day can be a great reminder of the community who loves and supports you no matter what!


Post to the Parenting Club facebook page or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll share anonymously with UUCT friends to lift our spirits.



Sleep in Middle and High School Students


With all our concerns about our youth and other illnesses, we often forget how important sleep is for them. 


Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health and behavior problems. Learn how much sleep students need and how many are not getting it.


Sexuality and Our Youth 


One of the big griefs for me in this last year has been the fact that we have had to postpone Our Whole Lives (OWL) classes. These courses invite young people into sensitive conversations by centering truthful information, consent, and body positivity. We can't replicate that online, but I will be sharing some resources for you as the adults in their lives to empower you to have these difficult conversations. 


The first one is from Sex Positive Families. They support sharing age-appropriate information. "Talking openly and honestly about sexual health topics is so important in raising kids who have an informed, safer, and more confident understanding about their bodies, relationships, and sexual decision making."

Coming Events


What's Happening in August?


Movie Night! with Tucson UU Younger Adults

August 20 | 6:00 pm to ??? | Zoom

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. More details here.


Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers (POPS)

August 21 | 1-2pm | Zoom

Join others with children ages birth to 6 years old to offer support as we come to understand our child's spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see ourselves as spiritual teachers. New to POPS? RSVP here.


Looking for More? 


If you're curious about what else is happening in Lifespan Faith Formation, check out: https://dreuuct.wixsite.com/uuquest


PS. Have you joined the Parenting Club group on Facebook? Everyone in the Baja 4 is welcome!

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