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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Aug 25: Weekly Updates


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

and our community.

I lied and said I was busy. I was busy; but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes, this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” -Relationship Rules

Worship and Special Announcements

Sunday Worship, August 2021:
The Baja 4 Congregations will be back together again for the month of August. Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on UUCT's YouTube page to watch recorded worship "live" or watch it on your own later.
Sunday August 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m.:
"Story Interrupted" with leader Rev. Sam, and co-leader, Rev. Bethany. The link to the worship will be available on Sunday morning, and be sent in the Sunday morning email, and be posted on the churches FB page. 
Social Hour right after worship:
Join by computer: https://zoom.us/s/7025890260
Password: 483148
Did you know you can also phone into social hour? Yes! Simply:
  1. Dial: 1-669-900-6833
  2. Use the keypad to enter the Meeting ID: 702 589 0260
  3. Use the keypad to enter the Password: 483148
The Byron Skinner Memorial Bench Has Arrived!
The bench is sitting under the shade canopy, on the patio, between Holland and Goddard. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a quick look, just remember to wear your mask!  Anyone wishing to help defray the cost may contact Carolyn Valdes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carolyn Valdes and Aston Bloom for the Care Team
UUCT’s NEW website is under construction.
The website teem needs images of UUCT, especially recent ones. Do you have photos? Screenshots? Personal artwork? Please sent them to us so we can have a gallery of images to use on the new website.
Do you belong to a group like CUUPS, social justice, book club, worship associates? I know you are involved in something! Please get involved NOW so that your interests are represented on the website. This is the time for your group to put together their digital footprint.
Migration is beginning from our existing Joomla website to a WordPress website. If you have technical experience, we have thousands of documents to be sorted and moved.
UUCT Webmaster email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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 sent to the office. The on-line giving gives you the option to identify the contribution and use the memo line for checks. A tutorial video on Text-to-Give is here. After setting up an initial “profile” these options are easy to use for subsequent donations.

Staying Connected In Community

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. You can list your event there by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..To book a "Zoom Room" for your group's meeting, contact 
Rev. Bethany at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Zoom Meetings
The choir has begun rehearsing again!
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Moon, our Director of Music:
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UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Group has selected the books for Sept, Oct and Nov so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
Sept 9, 2021: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, 2017
Discussion leader: Linda F
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. Writing for The New York Times, Dave Eggers called the book "riveting" and wrote, "in these last pages, Grann takes what was already a fascinating and disciplined recording of a forgotten chapter in American history, and with the help of contemporary Osage tribe members, he illuminates a sickening conspiracy that goes far deeper than those four years of horror. It will sear your soul.”
Oct 14, 2021: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry, 2019
Discussion leader: Margo N
“In Breathe, Perry offers a lyrical meditation that connects a painful, proud history of African American struggle with a clarion call for present-day action to protect, defend, and celebrate the promise of the next generation.”
—Stacey Abrams, founder and chair of Fair Fight Action, Inc.
Nov 11, 2021: Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, 2020
Discussion leader: Sue R
Did Jesus Ever Tie the Knot? A New Novel Considers the Question.
“Kidd’s bold narrative revisionism allows her protagonist to be in every respect the equal of her husband while posing this question: How would Western culture be different if men and women had grown in appreciation of each other’s spirit? It’s not such a leap—the gospels portray Jesus gently championing women.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
We meet the second Thursday of each month via Zoom Meeting opens by 9:20am, book discussion starts at 9:30am.

Social Justice News

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.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
There will be a petition-signing opportunity in the church parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. This is your chance to sign referendums about the drastic laws that the AZ legislature passed regarding our tax structure and voting rights. If enough signatures are turned in to Phoenix by Sept. 28, it will keep these laws from going into effect, and will give voters a chance to overturn them in the Nov. 2022 election. The tax laws would in essence destroy the economy of Arizona. They would be a tremendous gift to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else, including our schools. The voting laws would change the permanent early voting list, and include other measures to make voting harder. Please come on one of these two Saturdays to add your name to these extremely important referendums! Be sure to wear a mask.
Aston Bloom
chair, Social Justice Council
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.
Monthly Egg Runs will Continue Through Summer:
Sue will be at church the last Tuesday of every month collecting hard boiled eggs for Casa Maria, along with good used clothing etc., and will continue that commitment on the last Tuesday of the month.
UUJAZ For Justice, Fall 2021:
Hello Friends,
    As UUJAZ returns from study leave, we bring to you our Fall Programming catalog. We want to thank you for all the excitement around our Possibilities and Partnerships Survey that inspired the events below. In designing these programs, we've taken your responses into account and will continue to do so throughout the season. So while this is what we have planned so far, we strongly encourage that you keep watching for emails from us as we build out more of what we have imagined together.
To find out more, please visit our website:
Share the Plate August
Our Share the plate for the month of August is No More Deaths. 
No More Deaths is a humanitarian organization based in southern Arizona. It began in 2004 as a coalition of community and faith groups dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform.
Since 2008 NMD has been an official ministry of the church.
Our Share the Plate for the month of July was Second Chance Tucson. We collected $265.50 for Second Chance! thank you to all who donated.

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