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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Sep 28: Social Justice and Education


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

and our community.

 Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned. Whoever knows this is willing to suffer, for he knows that nothing is in vain. - Mark Helprin

Social Justice

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.
Share the Plate October, 2021
Our Share the plate for the month of August is Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
Answering the Call...
…to End Domestic Violence is about engaging our community in ending the entire spectrum of abuse that so many of our family, friends and colleagues experience every day. The question isn’t what should we do but, rather, are we willing to do something?
Our Share the Plate for August was our very own ministry, No More Deaths. We collected, and sent $300.50 to them. Thank you to everyone who donated. 
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 nformation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
A big thank you to all UUCT’ers donating hard boiled eggs, other canned and dried foods, clothing, shoes, towels, toiletries, books, pet food and bread bags! We gathered 50 dozen hard boiled eggs!
Celeste Rogers rode “shotgun” which was great, as we had so much to unload with the help of happy hard working CASA MARIA volunteers.
CASA MARIA serves 500 homeless and low income Tucson residents each day! Our hard boiled eggs have become a staple in the daily food bags that each of our hungry neighbors receive! They also get two sandwiches, a piece of fruit, a drink, something savory and something sweet.
Across the street to the kitchen and food take out house, is another house where we drop off the clothing, toiletries, books, kids toys etc. there is a shower available for our homeless friends, and so our towel donations are much appreciated.
In addition to all of this, EL RIO set up a free clinic on Tuesday's and Thursday’s for health checks, immunizations and meds. Anyone needing extra help will be referred to an EL RIO clinic for further assistance. It’s an utterly amazing set up! I wanna say, “three cheers for CASA MARIA”.
What is Happening with Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona?
Our Vision
To energize people of faith to create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just life for all those who live in Arizona.
Our Mission
To engage Arizona Unitarian Universalists in justice making through:  nurturing congregational social justice ministries;
   connecting UU activists and congregations across the state;
   partnering with like-minded justice organizations;
​   empowering UUs to work for socially just public policy.
October 23rd, 2021, 9 am - 5 pm
Mark your calendars for our statewide annual UU justice event! More information to be announced throughout September, as we confirm our partners and special guests.
Book GroUUp Fall 2021:
3rd Fridays, 12 - 1:30 pm
Join us on the third Friday of each month at noon for a justice-centered book discussion from the perspective of our Unitarian Universalist values. 

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Sign Up for the Lifespan Faith Development Newsletter
With a new school year comes a new Newsletter! At the end of every week, your Lifespan Faith Development Team (programming for people of all ages) sends a newsletter. You haven’t heard of this, you say?. Well, now you have the chance to register to receive it! We send fun activities for adults who interact with children, resources for deepening your spiritual practices, and information on coming events.
To sign up for the newsletter, send an email to
Jamili at UUCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Stacie Sosa at MVUU at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Baja 4 Mascot
We are adopting a Baja 4 Mascot (a stuffie not a real animal) and we want your help in picking which animal! Coyote? Javelina? Cactus? Some thing else? Tell us!
Click the link here: https://forms.gle/FzBtQipJ5ibkqLSm6 to vote on your favorite. Don’t forget to suggest a name. Deadline is 11:59pm on September 29. Check back on October 1 for the results.
Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers (POPS)
Join on Zoom 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: https://forms.gle/oV5r74oQBymLkkgJ9
Oct. 2, 1-2pm --Children's Story Time --designed for children ages birth to 6+, but everyone welcome
Oct. 23, 1-2pm --Grown Up meet up --designed for those adults raising children who are ages birth to 6, but everyone welcome. This is an amazing group of parents that come together once a month to talk about topics relevant to our daily lives. We offer support, words of wisdom, and connect to those around us. We hope that you join and share with us.
October 3, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm | Zoom
Please join us for 2nd Hour: a once -per -month afternoon of a variety of educational, spiritual, interesting, and fun workshops. Dates for the rest of 2021 are:
•        November 7, 2021
•        December 5, 2021
See the UU Quest website: uuquest, for links and descriptions!
·        Article X at UUCT with Stephen Kraynak
·        Meet the Baja 4 Lifespan Faith Development Team
·        Olders Game Time with RE Teachers
·        Laughter Yoga with Rev. Matthew
**Seeking 2nd Hour Workshop Leaders**
Right now I’m building a schedule of workshops for 2nd Hour 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 Zom, 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..

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