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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 14: Faith Development Newsletter

Baja 4

Unitarian Universalists from across Southeast Arizona 

Sonora the Javelina Says...

...we are stronger together!

Representing Unitarian Universalists across southeastern Arizona, we love beyond belief and find inspiration from a wide array of spiritual, religious, and secular sources. We come together as a Baja 4 because we know we are stronger together.

 

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Sunday Morning Happenings

Super Hero Academy!

What do you have in common with Teen Titans, Guardians of The Galaxy, Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, the X-Men or Black Panther?

You are Unique!

You are Powerful!

You can do great things in the world!

 

Calling all young people! We will explore the world of Supers and find YOUR unique super powers so we can make a difference in our world. 

 

Sunday Mornings 

  • UUCT --1st and 3rd Sunday
  • MVUU --weekly
  • SIUU--drop in when you can!

 

See our websites for details.

Check Out Our Upcoming Events! 

Raising Adolescents 

Oct. 15 | 10-11am | Meetings held on Zoom

 

This group is designed for those adults raising children who are ages 10-ish to 18-ish, but everyone is welcome. We will meet regularly on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Drop ins welcome, but RSVP to get the materials in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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. 

 

Join us on Zoom: 

https://zoom.us/j/97578924511 

Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 

Passcode: 973902

Baja 4 Climate Justice Team

Date TBD | 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/)

 

Email Jamili for date and time This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POPS

Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) –Grown Ups Meet Up

Oct. 22 | 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 connect to those around us. We hope that you join and share with us.

 

Join us on Zoom: 

https://zoom.us/j/97578924511 

Meeting ID: 975 7892 4511 

Passcode: 973902 

Climate Disaster Response: Mobilizing for Action

Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00 pm PT | Zoom

 

Climate disasters impact our communities - how can UUs be prepared? Join this series of workshops with activities to help you identify the climate risks, understand who is most at risk and how your community will be impacted. From there, make a plan to prepare for and respond to climate disasters in your neighborhood.

 

This workshop is part of a series. All sessions are 90 minutes long and begin at 7pm ET/ 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT

 

Oct 25: Mobilizing for action

Nov 15: Community conversation

 

To prepare for these workshops, we encourage you to watch "Fostering Local Climate Resilience through Disaster Response and Community Care"

 

RSVP here

Teens and Tweens on Trampolines for Halloween at Get Air

October 29 | 2:30-4:30 pm | Get Air Trampoline Park, 330 S Toole Ave, Tucson

 

You read that right! Youth ages 10+ join us for an afternoon of jumping, pizza, and loads of fun! We’ll have 2 hours of open jumping and some time to get to know each other. 

 

Youth ages 9 and younger and their families are welcome to jump but will need to pay the $20.00 entrance fee. 

 

Get Air will have permission forms so please RSVP so we can get you the forms in advance. 

 

https://getairsports.com/tucson/

Fight for Reproductive Justice with Sex Education

 

Save the date for our statewide OWL teacher training, Friday March 3rd - Sunday March 5th 2023, in Tucson

 

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and, now more than ever, has the potential to save lives. That's why we are proud to offer a statewide teacher training for Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula that lifts up the values of self worth, sexual health, responsibility, justice, and inclusivity.

 

It is our goal to be able to offer OWL in all Arizona UU congregations, as well as support many of our UU-adjacent community partners in training teachers to offer OWL. Ask yourself if becoming an OWL teacher is the spiritual practice for you, in the fight for reproductive justice.

 

Registration at uujaz.org/register

Taking It Home

Sacred Unknowing 

By Amy Carol Webb

We light this flame

For the art of sacred unknowing.

Humbled by all that we cannot fathom in this time,

We come into the presence of what we do know,

Perhaps the only thing we can ever know:

That Love is now and forever

The only answer to everything

And everyone

In every moment.

find more chalice lightings here.

World Mental Health Day

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In the video above, dig into the science of what triggers panic attacks, how to recognize them, and the available treatments for panic disorder.

Talk About Mental Wellbeing

The past few years have been challenging (to put it mildly) and have brought on an unprecedented mental health crisis. Two out of five adults report symptoms of anxiety or depression. Want to help? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), simply talking to someone sympathetic in your life about your mental health challenges can help reduce your stress and improve your mood.  

 

Your challenge: To mark World Mental Health Day, have a conversation about mental wellbeing. While it might seem difficult or awkward, it doesn’t have to be. Just a few words — like asking someone how they’re feeling — can make a big difference. If you’re not sure where to start, we have the answer! Check out this blog for five tips to start a conversation about mental health

Oct 10 

No one is immune to mental health challenges, and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) wants you to be prepared when you or someone you know needs help. Check out these resources or reach out to those in your community for support.

Phone Numbers for Support

The image above lists several phone numbers to call for those experiencing a mental health crisis. For screen readers, click here for a readable version. 

Learn How Culture Influences Mental Health

Culture shapes people’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors when it comes to wellbeing. We know that historically marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities,face disproportionate challenges around access to and quality of mental health and substance use care. But also, some cultures might value having family included in mental health decisions, and some people may not...  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) offers resources on this topic so you can #BeTheDifference: 

STAY CONNECTED

We are stronger together

 

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