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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 30: Faith Development Newsletter

 

Baja 4

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Unitarian Universalists from across Southeast Arizona

Stronger Together

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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5th Sunday

Welcome! To all our new subscribers! We are glad that you're here learning and growing with us. It's the fifth week of the month, so this newsletter will be shorter than most. We'll be back next week with our new monthly theme: Beloved Community. 

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Chalice Lighting to Share

Every Endeavor Begins With a First Step (adapted)

By Charles F Flagg

 

Every endeavor begins with a first step,

And encounters difficulty along the way.

We know the anguish of ignorance, of fear, and of tyranny.

Yet we know the beginnings of hope, and the renewal of life.

Blessed be the eternal power which inspires us to kindle this light.

Blessed be the source of light and of life. Amen.

 

Find more chalice lightings here.

Images from Around Baja 4

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Hallowtide Altar

Debbie Roberts sent us their Hallowtide Altar. Check out instructions for creating your own altar at http://www.borderlandsuu.org/hallowtide.html

This Week is A Birthday... 

Lazer turns the big 3 this month and his folks, Amanda and Joe had fun celebrating with him! Happy Birthday, Lazer!

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Have You Seen Sonora? 

They have been a busy little Javalina this week! Sonora ate tons of candy at MVUU and then attended Issues and Action Day with UU Justice Arizona! Whew. What a week.

Stay in touch with Sonora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They LOVE to get email!

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Coming Events

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Laughter Yoga

Tuesdays and Thursdays in November | 4:00pm | Zoom

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept that invites everyone to laugh without jokes, humor, or comedy. Through laughter exercises, hatha yoga breathing, and playfulness we will laugh into joy, health, and bonds within the Baja 4. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Mandan Kataria, today Laughter Yoga is practiced by thousands in over 115 countries. 

 

Rev. Matthew is a practicing laughter yogi who trained under Dr. Kataria and is a certified Yoga Laughter facilitator. Members and Friends of BUU will be joining Rev. Matthew to assist in demonstrating laughter exercises, yoga breathing, and Bollywood dance! Learn more about Laughter Yoga: https://laughteryoga.org/

 

Ages: Everyone who wants to laugh

Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-4:30pm

November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

 

Zoom in at: https://zoom.us/j/99073129659

Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659

Passcode: 574011

POPS

Parents and Guardians of Preschoolers

November, 2021 | 1-2pm | Zoom

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 https://forms.gle/oV5r74oQBymLkkgJ9

Nov 6, 1-2pm --Children's Story Time --designed for children ages birth to 6+, but everyone welcome.

 

Nov. 13, time and location TBA --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.

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2nd Hour

November 7, 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. The final date for 2021 is December 5, 2021

 

See the UU Quest website for links and descriptions!

 

  • Article X at UUCT with Stephen Kraynak
  • Older Youth Game Time with RE Teachers
  • Laughter Yoga with Rev. Matthew
  • Working Through Climate Anxiety: Cultivating Hope with Hanna Coy
  • Musical Memories with Brian Moon
  • Social Justice Partner: Casa Alitas 

**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 Zoom, 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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Heart Space: An Evening Worship

November 11 | 6:30pm-7:30pm | zoom

Evening Worship returns! In this dynamic, all-ages worship, we will experiment and play with different ways to be in a reverent community together. While we are still online, we’ll listen to music, listen to words, explore, and experiment. There will be creative, hands-on time and time for reflection, laughter, and joy. Please join us!

 

The room opens at 6:15pm for some social time and a heart-felt worship to follow at 6:30pm.

 

Zoom in at: https://zoom.us/j/5716364277

Meeting ID: 571 636 4277

Password: 973902

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Young Adult Revival Network: An Opportunity for Young Adults

We are proud to introduce YARN, the UU Young Adult Revival Network. YARN is a project to rebuild the continental UU young adult network! This includes our growing identity groups, our worship services, monthly leadership calls, three online conferences, and more. Curious to find out more? YARN is on:

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PS. Did I forget to mention our Parenting Club? It is a resource for Parents and Guardians and All People Who Are Doing The Work of Raising Children! Because raising children is amazing, magical, wonderful --and difficult, challenging, isolating, frustrating, we come together as caregivers for children to share this ride to see if we can make it a little smoother. Activities are online until it is safe to meet in person. Find us on Facebook or contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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