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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 20: Weekly Updates

 

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

and our community.

 
"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through."
 

Worship and Other Announcements

 
Sunday Worship, October, 2021:
 
Renewal
Our theme in worship and RE this month is "Renewal." What are we renewing? Where in your life do you feel the need for renewal (like getting more sleep?) and where do you feel full up? What commitments are you willing to renew and which do you need to let go? Our resources this month ask us to think about Renewal in terms of our commitments to our communities, to our churches, to each other, and to ourselves. Let's explore!
 
Join Us Sunday October 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., for a live streamed service: "Anyone Can slay a Dragon." led by Rev. Bethany. 
 
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
 
 
 
Oct 30 @ 6:15pm: Samhain Ritual with SAZCUUPS
 
Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 6:15 to 8:00 pm Pacific on Zoom for our annual Samhain ritual. Julie Olson will be leading us in an Across the Veil meditation. Please gather photos or other memories of ancestors, both of blood and spirit. Bring food and drink for grounding after our magickal working. The meeting will be held on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/8239364868, or Zoom ID #823-936-4868. Hope to see you there!
 
 
 
 
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 may be 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.
COVID Guidelines
 
"Indoor gatherings are not currently allowed at UUCT. COVIDActNow has assigned Pima County a "High" Risk Level for 6 consecutive days as of October 20th. Once Pima County has been at "High" for 7 consecutive days, indoor gatherings will be permitted." Rev. Bethany
 
 

Staying Connected in 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: uuct . Youmay 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 Unitarian Universalist
Church of Tucson
Welcomes All Who Seek Refuge
 
We invite you to join our fundraiser in support of Afghan Refugees, as they rebuild their lives here in Tucson. 
 
On Saturday November 13thThe UUCT Social Justice Council
Is hosting a Delicious Box Lunch takeaway, from 11-12:30.
 
Featuring: homemade pulled pork barbeque sandwiches, coleslaw, pickles, and a sweet treat! A minimum donation of $15 per meal or two for $25 is requested.
Orders may be placed now, and until November 6th, with Larry Newhouse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment by check or cash only, at pickup.
 
Questions? Sue Watts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Come Join the Choir 
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Moon, our Director of Music:
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UUCT Book Club
 
The UUCT Book Group has selected the books for November, and December, so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
 
 
Nov 11, 2021: Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, 2020
Discussion leader: Sally R
Did Jesus Ever Tie the Knot? A New Novel Considers the Question.
“Kidd’s bold narrative revisionism allows her protagonist to be in every respect the equal of her husband while posing this question: How would Western culture be different if men and women had grown in appreciation of each other’s spirit? It’s not such a leap—the gospels portray Jesus gently championing women.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
Dec 9, 2021: Henry Ossian Flipper: West Point's First Black Graduate by Jane Eppinga, 1996 
Discussion leader: Diana B
 
This book was recommended to Diana by the late Winn Bundy, owner of the Singing Winds bookstore in Benson AZ. “The literary center of the universe is supposed to be in New York, but here was this shining light of the literary world living and working on a ranch outside Benson, Arizona,” said J.A. Jance. Bundy earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the UA in 1956 and later master’s degrees in history and library science.
 
 
We meet the second Thursday of each month via Zoom Meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am.
 
LINK:
Tucson UU Younger Adults
 
Tucson UU Young Adults (TUUYA) (18+, Generations X, Y, Z though it skews a little older) –If you identify as a young adult and would like to virtually meet up with others. This group is open to all Tucson UU or UU curious people who would self-identify as a younger adult. Activities include movie watch parties online and other social events when we’re back in person. Join our Facebook pageor reply to Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll add you to our email list.
 
Halloween Game Night with TUUYA 
Oct 28 | 6:00pm | Zoom
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the week with a little lighthearted competition. We’ll play PG rated games like Kahoot, Jackbox Games, and Improv. Having the ability to open zoom and a 2nd browser (on a computer, tablet, or phone) will be helpful, but not necessary. 
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
 

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