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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 27: 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.

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Worship and Other Announcements

This Sunday, October 30, 2022,

10:30 a.m.

"Delayed Grief"

This Sunday's service will focus on the people and things we are grieving in the world. For this service, you are invited to bring pictures (or other small objects) that remind you of people, pets, places, and things you are grieving. There will be a table up front where you can place the things you bring for the service. 

 

 

Worship Lead: Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Worship Associate: Brenda Lundt

Worship Leaders: Jamili Omar, Brian Moon, and Hangyu Bai, 

 

Come join us in person, or online October 30

 

 

Office Hours with Rev. Sam THIS Sunday on Zoom and In Person!

 

Join Rev. Sam on Zoom or in person after worship this Sunday, October 30th to learn about her restorative justice consultingwork with us this year. Come with your questions! Zoom link: 

https://zoom.us/j/5207481551?pwd=UXNHaTg4UzZldXpBOEVDVE1iUUVWdz09

 

Zoom ID: 5207481551

https://zoom/us/my/uuctucson>

Password: 483148

Join Southern Arizona CUUPS on Sunday, October 30 at 6:15 pm for a Samhain ritual led by Leigh featuring a conversation between the ancestors, the deities, and others. Please have access to a bowl (if participating from home), and a wand, staff, bracelet, or other energy direction tool to be used for shielding (at-home and in-person). This is a hybrid ritual, both at the UU Church of Tucson and held on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/8239364868

 

A BIG thank you to everyone for the cards, cake, and love this past Sunday! Jesus and I are celebrating 22 years at the church this year, and we appreciate you!

 

 

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.

 

Ways to stay connected to UUCT

 

Meeting List: 

1st Sunday @ 9am: Facilities Group (hybrid)

Oct 22 @ 1pm: Parenting of Preschoolers (on zoom)

Sundays @ 9am: Discuss our Seven Principles (in person)

Weds @ 5:30: Choir Rehearsals (in person)

3rd Thursday @ 7pm: Board of Trustees (on zoom)

Tues/Thurs @ 4pm: Laughter Yoga (on zoom)

Sundays @ 12pm: Grief & Loss Support Group (in person)

Wednesdays @ 2:30pm: Conversation Among Friends (on zoom)

 

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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.

 

TBIRDS Return to Picnic 11/21

 

Seasonal residents in flight from snow, rain and frigid temperatures gather monthly for citywide get togethers with MVUU snowbirds from November to April. Fully immunized UUCT and MVUU seasonal members, visitors and friends will convene their first citywide gathering of the season Monday 11/21 at noon on the east side of Himmel Park across from 2nd St. Set your GPS for 1000 N. Treat Ave, a block south of East Speedway where you will find ample on street parking. Bring your own lunch and lawn chairs.

 

The TBIRD Who's Who Directory lists 22 UUCT members, 11 friends and 23 visitors from 20 states — Alabama to Wisconsin with arrival and departure dates, home and away addresses. If the TBIRD postings at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/tbirds-uuct leaves questions unanswered, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  

 

The workday – really just morning – is set for 8-11 on Saturday November 5 on the church campus. Come and make friends with the cherry wood paneling in the sanctuary, or paint a door in Goddard. Some windows need washing, even a kid could help here. There are lots of sticks and branches that need picking up on the west end of the church property. You get to pick the job, inside or outside. We need YOU. Bring the family and everyone can make new friends with people, trees, and our buildings. Breakfast food and snacks provided. Always helpful to bring a rake and gloves. We have the rest.

Margot Garcia

Lets get together and talk about it!

Learn about the Seven Principles with us.

Learn about the Seven Principles starting here: https://theprinciples.today/

"My takeaway from yesterday's group was that we were left with more questions than answers. We talked about compassion and gave examples of individual acts of compassion. But we also talked about the fact that systems, such as the prison system, are largely devoid of compassion and justice. We pondered on the disconnect between individuals and groups or systems." Kate

The third principle of Unitarian Universalism is acceptance of one another, and encouragement

to spiritual growth in our congregations.

What does this principle mean to you? How do we encourage spiritual growth? Come join us on

the patio on November 20th at 9:00 for some thoughtful conversation…and a donut!

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, November 10, 2022: 

 

November 10, 2022 -  2nd Thursday UUCT Book Club

MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert - 2003

 

A gritty story of love and survival in a Hawaiian leper colony: more a portrait of old Hawaii than a compelling narrative. The chronicle of leprosy-infected Rachel Kalama begins in 1891 in Honolulu and ends in the late 1960s on isolated Moloka’i, site of the Kalaupapa Leprosy settlement. As much a record of her life as of the changes in Hawaii itself over the years, screenwriter and fantasy author Brennert vividly and graphically details both the landscape and the disease as he tells Rachel’s story. -- Kirkus Reviews

 

 

 

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

 

The Share the Plate for October is, the Tucson Urban League: TUL

 

Our Mission

Empowering the Black Community by dismantling systemic racism to secure generational prosperity through advancing; social economic and educational equity.

Now is the time to submit your favorite Share the Plate organizations. Please complete the paper form on the Greeter table on Sunday or go to the basket button at the top of the UUCT website: uuctucson.org

Due October 31. STP

 

To find out more about how our Share the Plate works, please visit our website:  STP UUCT

 

 

Cafe Justo!

 

Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee is now for sale on Sundays! 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..

 

 

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!

 

ANGEL HEART PAJAMA PROJECT

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAJAMA/BOOK PROJECT

IT’S ANGEL HEART PAJAMA TIME! We will again be supporting this heartfelt organization that collects new pajamas and new books for the needy children of Tucson who are housing deficient, in foster homes or being removed from their home setting. Last year this organization delivered almost 6,000 pairs of pajamas to local children in need. Needed this year are sizes toddler to children’s XL and for teens adult M/L. New books for any age are appreciated. Last year UUCT donated 90 pairs of PJs to Angel Heart so please put them on your Christmas list again this year. Boxes for PJ and book donations can be found in Goddard.

For more Info contact Judy Jessing (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.

 

Sunday morning Religious Education is off and running! 

We are watching between 3 and 15 children every Sunday. How exciting is this?!? However, we are struggling to have enough adults so we can supervise them. Would YOU be willing to be on the back-up list to supervise the Nursery on the weekends we are short-handed? If you're willing to be on the list for the occasional Sunday, please email Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Humane Society Collection

Nov. 6 is the Final Day!

Our amazing Superhero UU kids are flexing their muscles at making a difference by in the lives of shelter animals! We are collecting supplies and money to take to the shelter to make the animals's stay there easier.

We hope you'll help! Bring any items from the list below to UUCT or MVUU. Want to see your dollars really stretch far? Contribute financially! You can send a check made out to Humane Society of Southern Arizona tp UUCT 4831 E. 22nd St, Tucson AZ 85711. Or donate online directly at https://hssaz.org/help/donate/.

 

HSSAZ is seeking supplies like those below. For a fuller list click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZItdyeNL2Jyglr_KHIWspyGIj5k50g-m?usp=sharing

·        Pet Food

·        Toys and Enrichment

·        Dog Training Items

·        Other Miscellaneous Pet Supplies

·        Office Supplies

·        Gift Certificates (Target, Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Grocery Stores, Petsmart, Petco, Amazon)

 

Humane Society Tour

November 12 | 10:00-11:00am | 635 W. Roger Rd. Tucson AZ 85705

Do you want to go visit the shelter animals? Join us to deliver our supplies and meet some of the animals! We'll have a short tour of the shelter and learn about more ways we can help!

Adults, please plan to stay with your children for the event. The HSSAZ needs this permission form filled out which can be done in advance and brought with you.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AfNlWmB8Yu1ksqhhlwizWY7LUVp0y1iH?usp=sharing

Playground Playdate

November 12, 2022 | 11:30am to 2pm | Brandi Fenton Park

Want to connect with other UU families in a fun, open play date? Here it is! Going to the Humane Society field trip? Have lunch with us after it! We'll wrap up our HSSAZ field trip at around 11am and then be at the park around 11:30am. Will you meet up with us?

The park is located at 3482 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718, and has a couple of super fun jungle gyms! We have a Ramada reserved --just look for the UU banners --which is a short walk from the play structures. The whole park is not reserved just for us, so grown-ups please plan to supervise your kids while they are playing.

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 https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=1367. We are a short distance from public restrooms.

 

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/

 

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