The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) exists in part to promote the practice and understanding of Pagan and Earth-centered Spirituality within the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and to enable networking among Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists. The Southern Arizona Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (SAZCUUPS) connects people in the Tucson region, including the "Baja 4" UU congregations in this area. Chapter meetings and worship services are open to all people.
Mission: We connect and celebrate.
The mission of the Southern Arizona CUUPS chapter is to connect UUs and Pagans of many different faiths in an inclusive, welcoming space. We celebrate our Earth-based faith traditions in harmony with our UU principles.
Southern Arizona CUUPS is an interfaith group sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (UUCT). We serve the UUCT community and the wider Southern Arizona and Tucson region by 1) holding regular public worship services / seasonal ritual celebrations, 2) presenting educational sessions and study groups with an Earth-centered spiritual perspective, and 3) donating financially to the UUCT. We invite UUs to learn more about the basics of Paganism, and we invite Pagans to learn more about Unitarian Universalism.
Details about the Mission, Purpose, and Group Norms
Chapter Bylaws (pdf)
Podcast from special SAZCUUPS service at UUCT on May 28, 2017
Chapter Annual Report 2017-2018
The voting is over! A winner has been chosen! The winning entry in the SAZCUUPS Logo Contest was created by member Jezi Hayhoe. We asked all entrants to tell us about their inspirations. Here’s Jezi’s answer:
"The mountains and cactus are traced from a photo I took so they're our mountains and the chalice is on the UUA free chalice clip art page free for any UU associated group to use…My inspiration is I SAZCUUPS. Uniquely us, versatile and inclusive to diversity within UU and Pagan beliefs yet simple and true. I chose sunset colours because the shadow cactus and mountains made more sense to me during sunrise or sunset."
Please join us in congratulating Jezi and thanking all of our entrants for their high quality submissions. You can see our new logo at the top of this webpage.
Jun 19: Summer Solstice Ritual
Our ritual will be held on June 19, from 6-8pm. ADF Druid David Foster of the Sonoran Sunrise Grove will present an Irish based ceremony. Bring offerings for the Kindreds (nature spirits, ancestors, and deities) to be given at the Sacred Fire, Sacred Well, and Sacred World Tree.
2018 CUUPS Rituals
6 to 8 pm, Holland Sanctuary / Patio
||Thu Feb 1
||Tue Mar 20
||Tue May 1
||Tue Jun 19
|Lughnasadh / Lammas
||Wed Aug 1
|Autumn Equinox with TAWN
||Sat Sep 22
||Tue Oct 30
||Thu Dec 20
All events are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, 4831 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711.