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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jun 15: Worship and Other Announcements

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Worship and Other Announcements

 "A Path Back to Love," by PJ Dixon
Explore the natural 5 step path to love, and discover the deeper benefits—and the potential traps—along the way. Delve into 3 myths and beliefs about love and awaken a new perspective that will beautifully enrich your life and how you interact with God, self, and others. You will be guided to search your values and freely uncover your inner truths about love and “self-love.” And, finally, learn the secret to shifting quickly into love at any moment you desire.
PJ Dixon is an award-winning international speaker, coach, author, and adventurer. You can learn more about him in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MP3m8ilUqs
Come join us in person, or online: Sunday, June 19 
After the service this Sunday, June 19, we have scheduled a Congregational Forum after church to see the penultimate, aka next to the last, 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. 
The Shepherding Team, aka Building Committee 
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 orhttps://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. 
WOW - What an event! The online Auction was a huge success.
It was a bit touch and go for the first few days,
then the bidding caught on fire. The outcome is $5,000 of profit. We hope you ‘won’ the items you were most
interested in purchasing. Below are ways to pay for the items:
1. Pay with credit card through the Online Giving link on the church website (UUCTucson.org).
2. Mail or drop off a check made out to UUCT with the notation: 2022 Auction.
Gift cards and gift certificates will be mailed by June 20th.
But wait. Are you having second thoughts about that item or activity you WISH you’d bid on? Are you thinking
what a shame it is to let that slip by without your bid? No worries! The Auction Committee has identified the
items that are still available. You will find the remaining items below or by clicking here: Auction
If you wish to
purchase any of the items contact Barb Ricca at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Purchase statements have been emailed to bidders and donation receipts have been emailed to donors. If you
were expecting one and did not get it, contact Barb: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Finally, none of this could have happened without the 41 generous donors within and outside our amazing community – THANK YOU! 
A special thanks to Sam Meyer and Judy Dare, the ‘Gift Card Queens’ for contacting the many local businesses. A big thank you also to the Auction Committee Chair, Barb Ricca and those others who made this event so successful including Liz Ravenwood, Beth Britton, and Larry Newhouse and of course Mary Wiese and Frank
Until next year…!

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!!
Book Club, July 14, 2022: 
 "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles, 2014
Sentenced to house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal for writing a poem deemed to encourage revolt, Count Alexander Rostov nonetheless lives the fullest of lives, discovering the depths of his humanity... A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility. --- Kirkus Reviews
Meeting ID: 884 1260 4078
Password: 484848
The Zoom meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am

Social Justice

Addressing Rising Rents through the Minister's Discretionary Fund
You may have heard about the emerging rent crisis in our city and country. Rent is increasing at alarming rates almost everywhere. Personally, I have heard of one person whose rent increased 40% in one year here in Tucson. Because salaries are not increasing at nearly the same rate. COVID related assistance programs have ended and most people who rent are in a bind. Even renters who were previously able to save a few hundred dollars a month previously are now struggling to pay rent. 
Read more here: Rising Rent
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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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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