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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jun 8: Worship and Other Announcements

We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church,
and our community.
each one as precious
all of the children
are worth all of our love
worth our intentions
our policies and practices
worth our protection
worth our last breaths
each one a divine gift
from the eternal tree
ripe with potential
and so full of god
knowing this
we have one mission:
treat each one as precious
as a promise unfurling
failing that
let us go extinct-
adrienne maree brown

Worship and Other Announcements

This Sunday, June 5, 10:30 a.m.
"Pride and Rage"
Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate: Wendy Gordon Weeks
Worship Leaders: Brian Moon, Jamili Omar, and Featuring Bo Ongley's Band!
After the service this Sunday, June 12th Kirsten Engel will be available to speak with anyone who wishes to stay. She is running for congress in Congressional District 6. Ms. Engel has strong UU connections and asked if she might get connected with UUs in Congressional District 6 (CD6). Hosting this opportunity for conversation with Ms. Engel does not represent any endorsement by UUCT. CD6 is largely the district now represented by Ann Kirkpatrick. You can check your new voter information card or online at the Pima County recorder’s website to see if you live in C6.
Heart Space:
Imagine, If You Will… 
Jun 9| 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. Rev. Matthew will join us for some creative play as he leads us in Laughter Yoga. If you’ve always wanted to try it, here’s your chance. 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
Summer Solstice
Join SAZCUUPS for Midsummer! Leigh will be leading the Summer Solstice ritual over Zoom on Monday, June 20th at 6:15 pm Mountain Standard Time (-0700 GMT). Zoom ID 823 936 4868 or https://zoom.us/j/8239364868. This is a hybrid ritual; we will also be meeting in the Holland Sanctuary. You are welcome to come to the church or attend on Zoom as you wish and are able. Hope to see you all there!
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:
4831 E 22nd Street
Tucson AZ, 85711
Please make checks out to UUCT, and state the purpose of the donation in the memo line. 
Can you believe we’re nearly half way through the UUCT Online Auction? We have 31 people registered to bid. Have you registered? The dinners are going like hot cakes, the gift cards will soon giddy-up and be gone, and the music/craft/art items will soon depart! So bid soon and bid high! Remember, final bidding is Sunday June 12 and ends at 1:00 p.m. If you are present at church, you will have the opportunity to make your bid through the kiosk in Goddard. Help will be available. A delightful auction luncheon will be set up by the Kitchen Crew. Join us in celebrating the end of this unique, fun and successful auction!

Staying Connected in Community

A Warm Invitation to any of our Baja 4 UU congregation members who is feeling a deep sense of loss...whether due to the death of a loved one, or the loss of a marriage, a pet, even painful estrangement from grown children or other family or friends.
We meet on Zoom every Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00 am. You may share or listen (as you like). Please leave a message with facilitator Lynnie Bradley of UUCT (520) 235-5812....Take heart...there is comfort for your broken-heart ahead!!
Holland Remodel
Holland Remodel Update: 
We have scheduled a Congregational Forum on June 19, after church to see the penultimate plans for the remodel and talk with architect Bob Vint. He will have some color options for the bathroom tiles, walls, counter top for the sinks and other details for you to see. Please watch for more details. It will be in person and on zoom. 
I want to correct an error I made in the last update on the amount of money we have spent. I was corrected by our Treasurer Linda French. So far we have spent $13,216.90. to paying Bob Vint, our architect, and fundraising costs of $396.90.
The Shepherding Team aka Building Committee
Book Club, June 9, 2022: 
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, 2020
With her eighth novel, O'Farrell brilliantly turns to historical fiction to confront a parent's worst nightmare: the death of a child. Set in Stratford, England, in the late 16th century, Hamnet imagines the emotional, domestic, and artistic repercussions after the world's most famous (though never named) playwright and his wife lose their only son, 11-year-old Hamnet ... in 1596. Four years later, the boy's father transposes his grief into his masterpiece ... titled with a common variant of his son's name. --- NPR Book review
Meeting ID: 884 1260 4078
Password: 484848
The Zoom meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am

Social Justice

FAIR ELECTIONS INITIATIVE: A new citizen’s initiative is aimed at stopping these laws, but we must get enough signatures in just over three months. There will be someone on the patio after church each Sunday with this important petition as well as the other petitions aligned with our UU principals. Contact Margo Newhouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Beth Britton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help with this effort.
Share the Plate
Our Share the Plate for the month of June is the Tucson Abortion Support Collective: TASC
We are a Tucson-based collective serving Southern Arizona to provide emotional, physical, informational, and logistical support to people seeking abortion care. We seek to meet each person where they are to provide informative, compassionate, and inclusive care, while supporting other local and national movements that embrace an intersectional approach to reproductive justice.
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 information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UU the Vote with UUJAZ
June - November 2022
Democracy hangs in the balance, reproductive rights are clinging by a thread, and we are still waiting for promises about climate and immigration justice to be realized. In the meantime: the pandemic, economic injustice, sexism, racism, transphobia and homophobia keep us exhausted and unsure what to do. We've got your back! Join UUJAZ to be in community with UUs across Arizona who are making a difference in their communities, grounding each other and sharing ideas for electoral engagement. 
Watch this space weekly for the next 6 months for candidate forums, and email Casey Clowes, UUJAZ Congregational Organizer, and UU the Vote Program Coordinator, with your questions at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Religious Education Opportunities

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Endangered Species Art Project
Now until June 12th
There's still time to join in on the Endangered Species Art Project! It's been so much fun to work on this multi-generational effort with Arizona congregations who have gotten creative in their youth programs and coffee hours to create birds for us to take to General Assembly in June. Folks are learning about ecology, climate, migration, and border issues through this project. Whether you work together with your congregation or create your birds solo, we can't wait to share these with our wider UU family at GA. 
Games IRL (In Real Life) 
June 18 | 5:00-7:00pm | UUCT at 4831 E. 22nd Ave
Who says that game play ends when you’re an adult? Not us! This game day is geared to those ages 12+ who want to play a variety of table-top games. Wingspan? Yes! Azul? Yes! Century Spice Road? Yes! Bring your favorite and come teach it to us. 
Kids younger than 12 are more than welcome to attend, but we don’t have child care for this day. We do have access to the playground, so we can work together for some time to play with the kids and time to let them play. 
We will stop for a break when we get peckish to order a pizza (vegetarian option available, but no gluten free). Bring a side to share!
Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) –Grown Ups Meet Up
June 25 | 1-2pm | Zoom
This monthly group is designed for those adults raising children who are ages birth to 6, but everyone is welcome. This is an amazing group of adults that come together to talk about topics relevant to our daily lives. We offer support, words of wisdom, and connection. We hope that you join and share with us.
Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 
Passcode: 973902 

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