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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Sep 14: Worship and Other Announcements

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church,and our community.

 

 
 

Worship and Other Announcements

This Sunday, September 18, 2022,

10:30 a.m.

"Read Banned Books!"

 

Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Worship Associate: Watercolor Golightly

Worship Leaders: Jamili Omar, Brian Moon, Hangyu Bai, Sam Meyer, and Julie Olson

 

Come join us in person, or online: September 18, 2022

 

 

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.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

Sundays, after Church@12 noon, in the Reed Room. 

 

“A Warm Invitation to any church /community member who is experiencing a deep sense of grief or loss…Whether your loss is due to the death of a loved one, end of a marriage, a pet, even painful estrangement from children or others…Come and share with others who understand and are also healing their own hearts….

With sharing, there is comfort ahead for your broken heart…leave a message for facilitator Lynnie Bradley (520)235-5812 for meeting details.” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fully Living / Fully Prepared
A Series of Workshops on End-of-life Issues, with Rev. Linda Bunyard, Retired, Minister in Affiliation with UUCT. Every Saturday afternoon in October, in Goddard Hall. Please click the link for more information: Fully Living  
To sign up or ask questions contact Rev. Linda at 575-636-7481 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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 . Youmay list your event there by emailing to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

FALL RUMMAGE SALE COMING UP

Our annual fall rummage sale is scheduled for Nov. 11th and 12th. You may start bringing things to Goddard Hall now. Sunday mornings are a good time to bring things or call the church office to see if someone is there to take your items. Call Margo at 520-784-1198 to make special arrangements or if you want to help with the sale.

 

 

It's Choir time! 

Choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings. Please contact our Director of Music, Dr. Brian Moon, for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Save the Date! Campus Clean Up Day, Saturday, November 5, from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Details to follow.

Serve on the Board of Trustees:

Immediate board opening. Please inquire at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

 

Wednesdays @ 2:30pm: Conversation Among Friends

Join a Conversation Among Friends on Wednesdays at 2:30pm on Zoom. Contact Gilbert Moore with questions or connection information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Computer: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7690063297

Zoom app: Meeting ID 769 006 3297

Phone: 1-669-900-6833 with ID 769 006 3297#

 

Lets get together and talk about it!
Learn about the Seven Principles with us.
 
Learn about the Seven Principles starting here: https://theprinciples.today/
 
We'll be meeting informally on the patio monthly at 9:00am before the service, and we'll discuss one Principle during each meeting - bring your thoughts and ideas along with you! 
 
How do we incorporate these principles into our daily lives?
We will start the 3rd Sunday of next month: Sept 13th, 2022. 
 
 
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
(Coffee and donuts will be available, yum!)

Book Club, October 20, 2022: 

 

2nd Thursday Book Club – NOTE: Just for October, discussion will be the 3rd Thursday – October 20th

 

"The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail" by Óscar Martínez, English translation 2013

 

Previously published in Spain in 2010 and in Mexico in 2012, Martínez’s debut is the hard-won result of immersive journalism. After several large-scale kidnappings of migrants, the author spent two years following the routes used by undocumented travelers though Mexico.

Martínez develops attentive portraits of the migrants, officials, aid workers and criminals he encounters; his first-person account is executed with passion and grit, illuminating a heartbreaking yet easily ignored reality.

A harrowing look at the real costs of globalization, immigration and drug-prohibition politics, short on solutions and absent hope. -- Kirkus Review

 

 

 

ZOOM LINK:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88412604078 ?pwd=SWl0dGdyTzZrRTlYaDk1VExINnBlZz09

 

The Zoom meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am

 

 

 

Social Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Share the Plate

Our Share the Plate for the month of September is Sister José Women’s Shelter:  Sister Jose

 

Sister José Women’s Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming environment. We provide the homeless women of Tucson access to showers and laundry, meals, clothing and a supportive community so they can create a self-sufficient life and move out of homelessness.

 

 

Social Justice Meeting

 

Please join us for a fall open house meeting! Sunday, September 18th at 12 in Goddard.

 

Cafe Justo!

 

Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee will be starting again soon! 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.

https://www.justcoffee.org/

 

 

MONTHLY CASA MARIA EGG RUN
The last Tuesday of every month, we collect hard boiled eggs, other food items, good used clothing, towels, toiletries, pet food and other suitable items for one of our favorite non profits, the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. Every day, Casa Maria feed up to 500 hungry homeless and low income Tucsonans. Many members of our congregation make hard boiled eggs, and meet a UUCT volunteer at our church, on the last Tuesday of each month, between 8 and 9 am. 
Each month, a UUCT member can sign up to drive along with donations for an unforgettable tour of Casa Maria. 
If you would like more information about our UUCT commitment with Casa Maria, please email Sue Watts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Baja 4 Climate Justice Team

Monday, Sept 19 | 6-7:30pm | Zoom

 

Calling all Climate Warriors! Join with us as we seek to find our place in the fight for a livable and sustainable environment. We are just forming and so you can help us shape our mission as a team which “seeks environmental justice, beloved community and the flourishing of all life” (as so well put by the UUMFE https://www.uumfe.org/)

 

Join us on Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/92494532534

Meeting ID: 924 9453 2534

Passcode: 973902

 

Save the Date!
Our annual Mata Ortiz pottery sale is scheduled for November 6th at 11:45 AM! This will be the first time in two years that we are able to again host Ana Trillo and Julio Mora, skilled artisans who will bring a wide selection of pots from the world-famous village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. This fundraiser supports families from the region. What an opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts for family and friends!

 

Religious Education Opportunities

Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

 

Kindergarten to 2nd Graders 

Sundays September 25 to Dec 4 | 12:30-1:30pm | at UUCT 4831 E. 22nd St

 

Parents are children’s primary teachers, and OWL is here to help! Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades K-2 can help you educate your child about birth, babies, bodies, and families. You will be actively involved as your child learns through songs, stories, activities and at-home projects that promote family dialogue.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) values:

•         Respect

•         Relationship

•         Responsibility

OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps children in kindergarten through 2nd grades understand the basics of consent, birth, families, bodies, and feelings, in fun, age-appropriate ways. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics most important to children of this age.

Find out more information, registration links, and more athttps://uuctucson.org/education/our-whole-lives-owl.html

 

4-6th Graders 

Sundays September 25 to Dec 11 | 12:30-2:00pm | at UUCT 4831 E. 22nd St

 

Parents are children’s primary teachers, and OWL is here to help! The 4th to 6th grade curriculum helps children learn about and discuss the physical, emotional changes, and social changes of puberty. Parents and caregivers can be actively involved in the exploration of growing older, values, communication and decision making. These skills and values help prepare youth to make healthy choices for life.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) values:

•        Respect

•        Relationship

•        Responsibility

OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps children in Grades 4-6 understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Participants explore values, communication and decision making, as well as physical health and development. A Word Bank reinforces new terms and definitions related to sexuality and puberty. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics most important to youth of this age.

Find out more information, registration links, and more athttps://uuctucson.org/education/our-whole-lives-owl.html

 

 
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.
 
 
 
sUUper You! Youth Group (for ages 10-15)*
1st and 3rd Thursdays Starting in September | 5:30-7:00 pm | at UUCT 4831 E 22nd St and Online
 
Tweens and Teens! This group is for you! We will gather for lots of fun, making food and friends, and creating justice in the world. Join youth from across the Tucson area to 
  • Share a meal
  • Explore the injustices in the world 
  • Begin to find ways that WE can make a difference
 
Who? Youth ages 10-15 yrs (Are you a youth ages 16-18? See below)
Cost? a donation of $0-$5 per session and no one turned away 
 
*sUUper hero in training: Older Youth Leadership Development (for ages 16-18)
1st and 3rd Thursdays Starting in September | 5:00-7:00 pm | at UUCT 4831 E 22nd St and Online
 
For older youth who are ready for a new challenge, want to earn some leadership hours, want an experience to add to your resume’ and love working with younger youth. We’ll meet at 5:00pm to prepare for the younger folks and to introduce important leadership concepts. Then once the program begins, we will all break bread together, and YOU will have very important roles in the running of the youth group. 
 
To be accepted as a sUUper hero in training, please contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a short introductory meeting. Other leadership development meetings and activities might be planned as the need arises.
 
Raising Adolescents 
Time and Place TBD Starting in August | Zoom
 
This monthly group is designed for those adults raising children who are ages 10-ish to 18-ish, but everyone is welcome. We realize that raising older children –whether you call them tweens, teens, adolescents, or just youth –brings particular joys and frustrations. Come share your experiences with us!
 
We will begin our group around one of the most sensitive topics for us and our youth: Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, Safety and Consent, and more. We will dig into the topics and curriculum called “Grown Ups [Parents and Caregivers] As Sexuality Educators” which will guide our discussions. For more information about this curriculum check out https://www.uua.org/families/sexuality-educators. 
 
As we explore how we support our children in building healthy, safe relationships, who knows what else will emerge! Topics to be determined by the group. Bring your wisdom and questions to share.
 
Please RSVP to indicate your interest in this group:  https://forms.gle/ADVNocB2d2Mnj3PY9
 
 

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