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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

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Our Mission

We transform ourselves, our community, and our world by intentionally living our Unitarian Universalist principles.

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Our Commitment

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

Greetings and WelcomeRev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Welcome! We are so glad you have found your way here. These are challenging times during our time of social distancing for the pandemic.  If you need words of hope, encouragement, and love click on my picture for a video message to you all.

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe (minister@uuctucson.org)

 

Worship Service

Schedule

UUCT is not currently holding services in person due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are pre-recorded worship services premiering on Sundays at 10:30  (and available thereafter) on YouTube and Facebook.  Starting September 12th there will be UUCT live streamed services (no in person attendance) twice a month.  Read here.

ThemeLead Minister(s) and/or
Worship Associate(s)

Oct 17
10:30am MST

Justice Ecosystem - UUJAZ

Baja 4 Ministry1234Premiers on YouTube

Oct 24
10:30am MST

TBA

Rev. Bethany1UUCT Live Stream on YouTube

1UU Church of Tucson, 2Mountain Vista UU, 3Borderlands UU, 4Sky Island UU, 5Southern Arizona CUUPS (SAZCUUPS), 6UUJAZ

Oct 12: Social Justice and Education

 

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

and our community.

"Through consciousness, our minds have the power to change our planet and ourselves. It is time we heed the wisdom of the ancient indigenous people and channel our consciousness and spirit to tend the garden and not destroy it." – Bruce H. Lipton
 

Social Justice

 
The Social Justice Council, chaired by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11am.  All are invited to participate.
 
 
The Social Justice Council is once again holding sign vigils in front of the church on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 8:45. We have signs reflecting our values, or you can bring your own. Judy Jessing, Margo Newhouse, Georgia Conroy, Diana Barber, Carolyn Valdes and Aston Bloom were there this morning. If you haven't come before, come join us!
 
HELP NEEDED WITH UUCT SIGN
Since last April we have posted 24 different messages on our street sign. They include both our UU Principles and issues of current socio-political interest. Currently, we are a team of 6, and about every 2 weeks 2-3 of us change the message. We need another volunteer who is willing and able to work on a ladder, and open and close our somewhat quirky sign. Please help us spread our message to the community. Contact Bob Gordon:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 520-310-1597. 
 
The Unitarian Universalist
Church of Tucson
Welcomes All Who Seek Refuge
 
We invite you to join our fundraiser in support of Afghan Refugees, as they rebuild their lives here in Tucson. 
 
On Saturday November 13th, The UUCT Social Justice Council
Is hosting a Delicious Box Lunch takeaway, from 11-12:30.
 
Featuring: homemade pulled pork barbeque sandwiches, coleslaw, pickles, and a sweet treat! A minimum donation of $15 per meal or two for $25 is requested.
Orders may be placed now, and until November 6th, with Larry Newhouse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment by check or cash only, at pickup.
 
Questions? Sue Watts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Four years ago, UUCT joined UUA and UU congregations across the country by voting overwhelmingly to support the Move to Amend proposed amendment to end corporations being able to demand rights meant for people and end money as speech. Please join the protest outside Rep. Kirpatrick’s office Friday Oct. 15th at 10:00 to demand she follow through on her pledge to support HJR48 by joining the other 77 cosponsors.
Questions – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Share the Plate October, 2021
 
Our Share the plate for the month of August is Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
 
Answering the Call...
…to End Domestic Violence is about engaging our community in ending the entire spectrum of abuse that so many of our family, friends and colleagues experience every day. The question isn’t what should we do but, rather, are we willing to do something?
 
 
Cafe Justo Coffee
 
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are continuing. This Social Justice Council (SJC) project benefits small-scale, shade-grown organic coffee growers in Chiapas, Mexico. 
 
Please contact Sue Watts for more nformation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
October 23rd, 2021, 9 am - 5 pm
 
Mark your calendars for our statewide annual UU justice event! More information to be announced throughout September, as we confirm our partners and special guests.
 
Book GroUUp Fall 2021:
 
3rd Fridays, 12 - 1:30 pm
Join us on the third Friday of each month at noon for a justice-centered book discussion from the perspective of our Unitarian Universalist values. 
 
 

Learn and Play With Us

Renewal
Our theme in worship and RE this month is "Renewal." What are we renewing? Where in your life do you feel the need for renewal (like getting more sleep?) and where do you feel full up? What commitments are you willing to renew and which do you need to let go? Our resources this month ask us to think about Renewal in terms of our commitments to our communities, to our churches, to each other, and to ourselves. Let's explore!
 
 
 
Sign Up for the Lifespan Faith Development Newsletter
With a new school year comes a new Newsletter! At the end of every week, your Lifespan Faith Development Team (programming for people of all ages) sends a newsletter. You haven’t heard of this, you say?. Well, now you have the chance to register to receive it! We send fun activities for adults who interact with children, resources for deepening your spiritual practices, and information on coming events.
 
To sign up for the newsletter, send an email to
 
Jamili at UUCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Stacie Sosa at MVUU at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
We are adopting a Baja 4 Mascot (a stuffie not a real animal) and we have a clear winner!
Meet our new friend: Sonora the Javelina! Sonora uses them/them pronouns and will begin going on BIG adventures soon. Stay tuned for more!
 
POPS
 
Parents and Caregivers of Preschoolers (POPS)
Join on Zoom others with children ages birth to 6 years old to offer support as we come to understand our child's spiritual development, to build rituals that support this development, and to see ourselves as spiritual teachers. New to POPS? RSVP here: https://forms.gle/oV5r74oQBymLkkgJ9
 
 
 
Oct. 23, 1-2pm --Grown Up meet up --designed for those adults raising children who are ages birth to 6, but everyone welcome. This is an amazing group of parents that come together once a month 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.
 

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Our Seven Principles

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Religious Education

Our Vision

Our lifespan learning community seeks to nurture and stimulate the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of people of all ages, stages of faith and levels of religious experience.

We envision a program that is rooted in our UU principles and a free and responsible search for meaning that through the thoughts and actions of our lives, transforms us, our community, and our world.

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No More Deaths - No Más Muertes

UUCT adopted No More Deaths as a ministry of the church in the summer of 2008. No More Deaths provides humanitarian aid to end the death and suffering of migrants crossing the US/Mexico border in southern Arizona.