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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Nov 16: Social Justice and Education

 

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

and our community.

 
"A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority." -- Booker T. Washington
 
 
 
Creator: OCTAVIO JONES | Credit: REUTERS
 
 

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.
 
 
The Social Justice Council is once again holding sign vigils in front of the church on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 8:45. We have signs reflecting our values, or you can bring your own. If you haven't come before, come join us!
 
 
A Big UU Thank You goes out to those making our church fundraiser for Afghan refugee resettlement efforts here in Tucson a great success! This Saturday we raised just over $1,200.00 serving up 67 delicious meals and are so thankful to those that stepped up and made additional donations over and above the suggested amount. We are partnering with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest who will get the funds to those families in need. Many of you are already donating your time and resources to this and other efforts as we raise our lighted chalice high. Let’s start cooking up some more ideas for our next church fundraiser!
 
ANGEL HEART
HOLIDAY KIDS PAJAMA DRIVE
 
 
UUCT will be supporting the Angel Heart Pajamas Project with a Holiday kids’ new pajama drive. By the end of 2021, Angel Heart will have delivered 35,000 new pajamas – supporting eighty different agencies in Tucson who provide services for needy children. Angel Heart Pajama Project has been chosen as a UUCT Share the Plate recipient for 2022.
 
While all new pajamas are welcome, they have a need for older boys and girls’ pajamas- sizes medium and up. Many young teenagers are being removed from the home because of the increase in domestic violence in Tucson. Let’s all put one pair of pajamas on our Christmas list to support a Tucson child in crisis.
 
We have different drop-off options this year. Please put the PJs in a bag with your name.
Church drop off: 
·        Every Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00AM
·        During any event at the Church (i.e. Yard sale)
 
You may also contact the following members to arrange home drop offs: Margo Newhouse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Joan Feldman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Aston Bloom: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Judy Jessing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Questions? Please contact Judy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
It’s also 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. 
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.
 
Share the Plate November, 2021
 
Our Share the plate for the month of October is Native American Advancement Foundation
The Native American Advancement Foundation w
The Native American Advancement Foundation was founded in 2011. We proudly serve the Tohono O’odham Nation in the focus areas of education, health and wellness, food sustainability and environment, language and culture---among many more. Our goal is to strengthen Native American communities by building brighter futures.
 
Octobers Share the Plate recipient was Emerge, Center Against Domestic Abuse. We collected $225 for them. Emerge
 
 
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.
 
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes is in need of cold weather items to
distribute.
 
New or gently used items are appreciated! We are also accepting beanies and gloves. You can either mail them or utilize our local drop-off option: St Mark's Presbyterian Church during office hours. M-Thur 9am-2pm. 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85716 (office entrance on 2nd street). Please ring doorbell and someone will answer and accept your donations. 
 
Thank you for your support.
 

Learn and Play With Us

Beloved Community
 
Our theme in Worship and RE this month is "Beloved Community"
 
This month we’re exploring the many ways our UU faith invites us to become “A People of Beloved Community.” Beloved Community is a special type of community. It has multiple characteristics such as honoring leadership from people with marginalized identities, growing love beyond boundaries, healing our wounds, and staying in our community when things get difficult. Let's explore!
 
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Lifespan Faith Development 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Friendsgiving
Nov. 27 | 5-7pm | Zoom
 
Whether you have lots of family in town, are headed out to colder climates to celebrate, or don’t like Thanksgiving at all, everyone is welcome to join with Baja 4 friends for a Friendsgiving Party! Bring a meal, a snack, or just a beverage for some relaxed, family-friendly social time. We’ll hear from our November social justice partner, Casa Alitas, about their work providing assistance to asylum-seekers released from ICE and Border Patrol detention.
 
We’ll also work on our No Sew Blankets and discuss what other items we can donate to Casa Alitas. Instructions for the blankets are herefor those with their own fabric or who can purchase their own. Kits will be available after Friendsgiving or with advance notice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Ages: All
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
 
 
 
2nd Hour
Dec. 5, 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.
 
See the UU Quest website for links and descriptions!
 
**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.
 
 
Show Some Love to Casa Alitas
 
The month of November, our LFD Social Justice Project partner is Casa Alitas, also known as the Alitas Program of Catholic Community Services (CCS), a humanitarian aid project committed to providing assistance to asylum-seekers released from ICE and Border Patrol detention into our community. Volunteers offer support by providing hospitality, including housing, food, clothing, toiletries, advocacy, and travel assistance. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and healthy location for the guests to await their journeys, and to prepare them to reunite with family across the country. More at https://www.casaalitas.org/
 
They are specifically in need of donations of:
  • New underwear for men, women, and children
  • New sweats and leggings for men, women, and children
  • Backpacks of all sizes
 
Special Service Project
This month we also want to collect and donate lap-blanket sized blankets to send with the guests heading to cold weather. One options is to create a No-Sew Blanket! Instructions for the blankets are here for those with their own fabric or who can purchase their own. Kits will be available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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