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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Sep 1: Weekly Updates

 
We welcome diversity. We commit to undo racism and all other oppressions in ourselves, our church, 
and our community.
 
 “Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures…” — Henry David Thoreau
 
 

Worship and Special Announcements

 
Sunday Worship, September, 2021:
 
The Baja 4 Congregations will be back together twice a month for the month of September, AND UUCT will be having our own services twice a month! Stay tuned for details. 
 
Sunday September 5, 2021, 10:30 a.m.:
"The Story We Are Becoming." with 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 Is Here
 
 
 
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
Outreach to Veterans of the Baja 4
 
Hello Veterans of the Baja 4. Your ministers have been wondering about you. Particularly with the last year of upheaval and the recent US action in Afghanistan, we are aware that you may be experiencing the news differently. We would like to offer to host a space where veterans in the Baja 4 can meet each other and be introduced to one another -- we may also include baking you all cookies (or something else, if you'd like), but we need to know how many of you might be interested in meeting one another! Please connect with your minister or email Rev. Samantha Wilson directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). With care, Rev. Sam and the Baja 4 Ministers
 
 
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 is rehearsing again, Safely.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Moon, our Director of Music:
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Harvest the Power – Workshop Two:
From “I” to “We”
 
 
Are you interested in joining our leadership workshops? Just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and I can get you connected. September’s meeting will be meeting Sunday 9/5 at Noon or Monday 9/6 at 6:30 pm.
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.
 
LINK:
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Share the Plate September, 2021
 
Our Share the plate for the month of August is Interfaith community Services
 
Since 1985, ICS has been helping people in need achieve stable, healthy, and independent lives.
 
Our Mission
While much has changed over the years, our focus at Interfaith Community Services remains consistent. Today, ICS continues to passionately pursue a single mission: to help people in need achieve stable, healthy, and independent lives.
 
 
 
 
Hey Everyone, it's almost PRIDE Parade day in Tucson!
 
We had a consensus of the folks who attended the meeting Sunday that agreed we would not procure a booth this year. So our focus is on the Parade.  
 
It's the first Saturday of October, the 2nd. We're trying to determine how many folks are willing and able to join us for the Parade. Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email with 'YES' if you are open to joining us in the march and carry one of our Proud UUCT banners. (See photo) Allies are welcome and encouraged to attend!
 
Please reply by September 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your YES!
 
 

Play and Learn With Us

Lots of exciting new things are happening!
If you're curious about what's happening in Lifespan Faith Formation, check out: https://dreuuct.wixsite.com/uuquest
 
Sign up for our Friday "All Things Education" email HERE
 

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