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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jan 19: Weekly Updates

 
We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church, and our community.
 
"I went back to church thinking that it would be like an epidural, like it would take the pain away… that church would make the pain go away. Faith and church was not an epidural for me at all; it was like a midwife who just stood next to me saying, 'Push. It’s supposed to hurt a little bit.'"
Brené Brown 
 

Worship and Other Announcements

 
Sunday Worship, January, 2022 
 
We Explore Commitment
The theme this month is Commitment and we are exploring what is important to us. It’s called what we are committed to. Here is what is important to us as Unitarian Universalists:
● We are committed to curiosity.
● We are committed to change.
● We are committed to conscience.
● We are committed to compassion.
 
Commitment means that we act on what we value and hold important. What does your faith encourage you to commit to? 
 
 
(Artwork by, Claudine Peronne)
 
 
Join us this Sunday January 16, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., for a live service on our YouTube channel.
 
 
 
 
"Journeying Towards Spiritual Wholeness: A Commitment to Sanctuary"
 
 
Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate: Betsy or Preston McMillan
Worship Leaders: Brian Moon, Chris Tackett, and Jamili Omar
 
 
 
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
 
 
The Program Council needs You!
 
If you represent a group, activity, or committee—please come to the Program Council! You will get to meet and talk to others just like you. We will review recent accomplishments and look at the future horizon and tasks which we can do better together. Rev. Bethany will join us as we look at returning to low-capacity in person services while live- streaming and rebuilding our infrastructure.
Sunday, Jan 23 from Noon-1pm, use social hour zoom link!
 
 
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
Imbolc
 
Please join Southern Arizona CUUPS for Imbolc on Sunday, January 30th from 6:15-8 PM MST. Bring a story of resilience to share as we celebrate Brighid, goddess of justice and comfort.
 
All rituals are currently held on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/8239364868 or Zoom ID 823 936 4868
Holland Foyer and ADA Remodel with HVAC Replacement
 
 
We have raised over $207,000 in pledges. We need YOU to step up and help us accomplish this so needed project.
Watch the thermometer on the webpage mark our progress as you make the line move toward the goal with your donation. And please do it NOW!
 
Margot Garcia
 
 
 
To make a donation to this project, go here  and indicate Holland Project with your amount. To make pledge send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Watch us grow to meet the goal with the thermometer below! 
 
The Holland Project! with Rev. Bethany and Otis
 
"Why We Really Need to Remodel Holland!" 
 
Starring Rev. Bethany, Otis, and a special guest appearance from our very own Jesus Carrillo!
 
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.
 
Our Share the Plate for the month of January is UUJAZ
 

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
 
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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 TBIRDs + MVUU Snowbirds Picnic
Thursday, Jan. 20 | noon | Himmel Park
 
Fully immunized UUCT and MVUU seasonal members, visitors and friends will gather 1/20 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. 
 
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, including last minute weather related updates for January 20 get-together.
 
Yard/Rummage Sale! 
Date to be determined soon!
 
We still need your treasures, and help. Items may be dropped off M-Th, 10-1, or other times by appointment. Please contact Margo Newhouse for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
On The Patio
Mondays from 6-8pm,
Tuesdays from 9-11am, and Saturdays from 3-5pm | On the UUCT Patio at 4831 E. 22nd Street
 
Introducing, Open Patio Hours! Come enjoy some fellowship and community on the patio at UUCT. The focus of these events is mostly social with optional participatory activities and the occasional opportunity for causing some holy trouble. The Saturday event will be created with families with young kids in mind; UUCT will pay for playground monitors so the kids can play while parents and guardians take a break.
 
As soon as our policies allow, these gatherings will move indoors into Holland so that all can enjoy some time in our sacred space. Please wear a mask. All are welcome! 
 
 
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.
 
 
Feb 10, 2022:
"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett, 2020
Discussion lead: Marge H
 
From NPR book reviews: “a multi-generational family saga that tackles prickly issues of racial identity and bigotry and conveys the corrosive effects of secrets and dissembling...
Spanning nearly half a century, from the 1940s to the 1990s, the novel focuses on twin sisters, Desiree and Stella Vignes”
 
Upcoming in March: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
 
 
The Zoom meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am.
 
ZOOM LINK:
 
Meeting ID: 884 1260 4078
Password: 484848
 
We meet the second Thursday of each month via Zoom Meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am.
 
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