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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Nov 10: Weekly Updates

 

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

and our community.

 
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and 
she-roes!
Maya Angelou
 
 

Worship and Other Announcements

 
Sunday Worship, November, 2021: 
 
"Beloved Community"
 
 
Join Us this Sunday November 7, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., for a Live Streamed Service.
 
"Beyond Tolerance" led by Rev. Bethany. 
 
The YouTube link will be sent in the Sunday morning email. 
 
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
 
 
 
Meet Me in Goddard
 
As we all know, there will come a time when it is once again safe for us to gather to worship in person. Once our Board determines that it is safe to do so, the next step is for the Board to invite up to 60 people to gather in Goddard on one of the Sundays when we have our live-streamed service and to watch it together on the large screen TV. Your Worship Associates Committee wants to find out what level of interest there is for this type of gathering and to ask how many of you who hope to attend in Goddard are vaccinated against Covid. We are very much interested in your thoughts and questions.  
 
Please take a few minutes to complete this Google Survey by November 24. After we have studied the results, I will pass them onto the Board and the rest of our congregation. 
 
 
Bert Meek, Worship Associates Chair
 
 
 
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.
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
 
 
 
Please join Southern Arizona CUUPS (SAZCUUPS) for Reposeon Friday, November 19th from 6:15-8 PM MST. 
 
Zoom ID: 823-936-4868. 
 
This ritual will feature breathing exercises and mindfulness. Join us and find a time to reset and take a sacred pause before the busy holiday season starts. Repose
 
("The Crone" by wildweasel: Crone)
 
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 "Very High" Risk Level as of today, November 10. Once Pima County has been at "High" for 7 consecutive days, indoor gatherings will be permitted." 
 
Link to COVID Act Now for Pima County: covidactnow.org
This Coming Sunday! Congregational Meeting!
Be There!
 
A virtual Congregational Meeting is set for November 14 at noon to learn more about the HVAC replacement, bathroom remodel, and ramp to lower stage project. We need you to make a quorum so we can vote to authorize a fund drive to pay for these needed improvements. The details are on the website at:https://uuctucson.org/ 
 
(That is the mechanical room to the right. The pipes are wrapped in asbestos insulation, which needs to be professionally removed.)
 

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 . You may 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
 
 
 
 
Other Events:
 
Rummage Sale, Friday, Dec. 3rd, 7 a.m. -1 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 4th, 7 a.m. - noon.
 
It’s time to start planning for our big UUCT Rummage Sale. Start gathering your gently used and saleable items to donate for the sale. Bring books, tools, household items and clothing that you think will sell. Drop items off from 9:00 to 11:00 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting on November 9th. Knock on the office door if Goddard isn’t open. Call the office (748-1551) to arrange drop-off at other times. Pajamas for the Angel Heart Pajama Project can be dropped off at these times also.
We will need many volunteers to help set up the sale and price items as well as people to work the days of the sale and afterward to clear out the unsold items (hopefully not so many this time). If you can help in any way, require pickup of items for donation or have questions email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The Power of (In Person) Kindness
 
Greetings and an invitation. It's been a while since we saw each other in person.
 
The Membership Team has planned a mini-social hour for Wednesday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m.  We'll meet outside on the UUCT patio for some safely distanced, masked, conversation.
 
Plan on spending an hour getting acquainted (and reacquainted) with each other in a safe, fun environment. Joan Feldman and Judy Jessing will facilitate.
 
We're simply looking for a way to re-socialize and rejuvenate with our UUCT community and hope you will join us.
Key COVID protection measures will be in place:
  1. Participation limited to 25 people.
  2. MASKS REQUIRED
  3. NO BATHROOMS (plan accordingly!).
  4. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR No church chairs or other furniture will be available.
  5. NO FOOD OR DRINK on the patio. Personal, non-disposable water bottles will be allowed.
  6. Attendee names will be recorded
 
Please contact either Joan or Judy at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Joan) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for Judy) if you have any questions or concerns.
 
 
UUCT TBIRDs + MVUU Snowbirds Picnic Thursday November 18
 
Fully immunized UUCT and MVUU seasonal members, visitors and friends will gather 11/18 at noon on the east side of centrally located Himmel Park across from 2nd St. Set your GPS for 1000 N. Treat Ave, a block south of East Speedway where you will find ample on street parking. All should bring deck chairs along with their lunch to join the circle. Himmel features many colorful Vermillion flycatchers chirping away and numerous birders with binocs avidly searching for the rare Indigo bunting. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for picnic info or to sign up for TBIRD/Snowbird winter 2022 announcements. If lost on 11/18 call him here (login required) or look for him in the park wearing a red Cincinnati T.
 
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:
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
 
Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659
Passcode: 574011

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