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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Feb 1: Social Justice and Education

We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions inourselves, our church,and our community.
There’s Black brilliance
stitched into our essence,
pure, powerful, and unapologetic.
— Elle McKinney

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 the fourth Tuesday of the month, 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!
Our Share the Plate for the month of February is Angel Heart Pajama Project: ANGEL
Angel Heart Pajama Project is a non-profit organization that provides pajamas and books to children in need.
  • New pajamas, new books, and cuddle pillows give children a comforting and nurturing bedtime routine and promotes literacy.
  • Since 2013 Angel Heart Pajama Project has delivered close to 30,000 pajamas and books.
  • Established a library at Tucson Children’s Clinic located near TMC campus.
  • Promoted literacy and literacy development through the love books and pajamas.
Angel Heart Pajama Project’s primary purpose is to distribute new pajamas, books, and cuddle pillows to enrich children’s lives and to share love. The children we help are in foster care, shelters, or are homeless. By providing free pajamas and books to children, we are able to bring the comfort of a warm hug at bedtime.
The impact of an investment in Angel Heart Pajama Project will be profound.
  • Children will have a sense of ownership in new pajamas and a new book.
  • Children will experience a sense of self, comfort, and security.
  • Children will participate in literacy development activities.
  • Children will develop a love for reading, which is the first step to literacy.
Racial Justice and the 8th Principle
JOIN ME in crafting next steps to incorporate the 8th principle into congressional life at UUCT. I am looking for a few people to help the congregation proceed after our historic vote to adopt the 8th principle. Carolyn Valdes, UUCT Board of Trustees: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
" We, ... journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions."
Cafe Justo!
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are always going. 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.

Educational Opportunities

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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.
Laughter Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 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
Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659
Passcode: 574011
2nd Hour
Feb. 13, 2022 | 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.
Commit to a Safer Community
Feb. 2 | 6pm EASTERN Time | Zoom
The UU partner churches, the United Church of Christ (UCC) Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention Ministries is offering a webinar - “UCC Substance Use and Overdose Town Hall,” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. ET. Interested people can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(15, 18, 19); font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; font-size: 18px; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;">Erica Poellot to receive updates or watch the “Events” page at ucc.org for a registration link to be posted. Resources for people who use drugs and people at risk of a drug overdose are also posted.

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