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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jul 7: Worship and Other Announcements

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Worship and Other Announcements

This Sunday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.
"Desert Spirituality"
Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
Worship Associate: Bob Gordon
Worship Leaders: Brian Moon, Jamili Omar, and Dr. Jose Luis Puerta 
Come join us in person, or online: July 10
Worship In the Woods Worship in the Woods has happened! Go here to share the experience: https://www.uuctucson.org/worship/worship-in-the-woods.html
We hope to connect with more of you in the fall beginning in September!
Rev Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings
Affiliated Minister, UU Church of Tucson
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. 

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!!
Report from the Building Committee
The Building Committee met with Bob Vint, architect to finalize solutions to concerns raised at the Congregational Forum in June. 
We agreed on a vinyl plank flooring with cork backing for the universal bathroom flooring, continuing with ceramic tile on the
We agreed to close the originally proposed doorway through the current music closet, so the universal bathroom will be accessed through the lobby. The doors will be replaced with cherry paneling (what exists in the sanctuary now) using some of the paneling in the lobby.
The new HVAC will be built outside Holland in the area where there is a brick wall. This area will be enlarged, surrounded by a high fence with a curved back top (like around schools). The Holland exit door will open into the area and a concrete sidewalk will lead
to a push-bar door in the fence to allow exit to the outside of the building. That will meet up with a 12-foot wide concrete driveway that has been moved closer to the property line. There will be a 6-inch curb to prevent flooding into the building.
The mechanical and plumbing plans are complete. It now goes to the electrical and we are still adjusting the architectural features. 
The timeline is by the end of July to apply to the city for site plan approval, which should take a week or so. After approval of site
plan, we will put the project out to bid at the same time as going to a third party review for the building permit which should take about 2 weeks. 
Hopefully in the beginning of October we can have a “ground-breaking” ceremony as construction begins. The goal is to be done by Christmas.
Your building committee: Rev Bethany Russell-Lowe, Mary Weise, Jody Bergedick, Barb Ricca, Janet Moore and Margot Garcia.
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

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 our No More Deaths Ministry.
No More Deaths is a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona. We began in 2004 in the form of a coalition of community and faith groups, dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform. We later developed into an autonomous project. Since 2008 we have been an official ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson.
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

Lifespan Faith Development Newsletter!
At the end of every week, your Lifespan Faith Development Team (programming for people of all ages) sends a newsletter.
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.
Sonora Has a YouTube Account!
Did you know that Sonora, The Baja 4 Javelina, has a youtube account? Yes! They have posted a few videos from our Baja 4 Worship series and a few from the Children's Story time at UUCT. Check them out and share a story with a young person in your life!
If there's a story you remember from our Baja 4 Services that you'd like to see posted, email Sonora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Find all of Sonora's videos on their YouTube page here.
UUs at the Splash Pad
July 16, 2022 | 10am-1pm 
Brandi Fenton Park 
Located at 3482 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718, this park has a super fun splash pad! We have Ramada 4 reserved --just look for the UU banners --which is a short walk from the water. The splash pad is not reserved just for us, so grown-ups please plan to supervise your kids while they are playing. Adults are welcome to enjoy the splash pad!
We'll have pizza (vegetarian, but no gluten free) available, but bring your own snacks and beverages.  
To see the park and accessibility options, check out the website here. We are a short distance from public restrooms.
Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) –Grown Ups Meet Up
July 23 | 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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