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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Oct 26: Social Justice and Education

 

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

and our community.

"Until we can receive with an open heart, we're never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help."
- Brené Brown.
 
 

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. 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 8th Principle
 
"We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
 
"Beloved Community happens when people of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, class, gender, abilities, sexual orientation backgrounds/identities come together in an interdependent relationship of love, mutual respect, and care that seeks to realize justice within the community and in the broader world."
Come to the Congregational Meeting On November 14!
 
What does this have to do with Social Justice? Glad you asked! 
 
The Holland Sanctuary was designed by a renowned architect in the early 70's, It is beautiful, and it is full of history. However, it is not ADA compliant. Making our sanctuary ADA compliant is a step for justice, equality, and making our place of worship more welcoming to all. That my friends, is radical hospitality! 
 
The meeting will talk about how we can do this, but we need your participation to make it so. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details in tomorrow's email blast. 
 
 
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 13thThe 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.
 
 
Share the Plate October, 2021
 
Our Share the plate for the month of October 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?
 
 
Last month our Share the Plate recipient was ICS, interfaith Community Services. We raised $353.00 for them. Thank you to everyone who contributed. 
 
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.
 
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes is in need of cold weather items to
distribute.
 
New or gently used items are appreciated! We are also accepting beanies and gloves. You can either mail them or utilize our local drop-off option: St Mark's Presbyterian Church during office hours. M-Thur 9am-2pm. 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson, AZ 85716 (office entrance on 2nd street). Please ring doorbell and someone will answer and accept your donations. 
 
Thank you for your support.
 

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!
 
Next Months Theme: Beloved Community
 
 
Sign Up for the:
 
Lifespan Faith Development 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Baja 4 Mascot 
Welcome, Sonora the Javelina! 
 
Sonora uses them/them pronouns and will begin going on BIG adventures soon. Stay tuned for more!
 
PS. Sonora LOVES to get email! If you have any questions about the Baja 4 LFD Programming or just want to say "hi", reach out!
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
POPS
 
November, 2021 | 1-2pm | Zoom
 
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? RSVPhttps://forms.gle/oV5r74oQBymLkkgJ9
 
Nov 6, 1-2pm --Children's Story Time --designed for children ages birth to 6+, but everyone welcome.
 
Nov. 13, time and location TBA --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.
 
2nd Hour
November 7, 2021 | 12:15-1:15pm | Zoom
Something for everyone!
Please join us for 2nd Hour: a once -per -month afternoon of a variety of educational, spiritual, interesting, and fun workshops. The final date for 2021 is December 5.
 
See the UU Quest website (https://dreuuct.wixsite.com/uuquest/2nd-hour) for links and descriptions!
This month pick from:
  • Older Youth Game Time with RE Teachers
  • Service Opportunities with Casa Alitas
  • Article X at UUCT with Steve Kraynak
  • Introduction to Laughter Yoga with Rev. Matthew
  • Lifetimes of Listening with Brian Moon
 
**Seeking 2nd Hour Workshop Leaders**
Right now I’m building a schedule of workshops for 2nd Hour and would love to include you in the line up. What do you have to share with the world? Bring me an idea and we’ll work together to develop it! No need to worry about technical support. I’ll have assistants available to manage the Zom, so you can simply lead.
 
If you have any questions or want to lead a workshop, please contact Jamili at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... 
 
Laughter Yoga
Laughter Yoga is a unique concept that invites everyone to laugh without jokes, humor, or comedy. Through laughter exercises, hatha yoga breathing, and playfulness we will laugh into joy, health, and bonds within the Baja 4. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Mandan Kataria, today Laughter Yoga is practiced by thousands in over 115 countries.
 
Rev. Matthew is a practicing laughter yogi who trained under Dr. Kataria and is a certified Yoga Laughter facilitator. Members and Friends of BUU will be joining Rev. Matthew to assist in demonstrating laughter exercises, yoga breathing, and Bollywood dance! Learn more about Laughter Yoga: https://laughteryoga.org/
 
Please contact Rev. Matthew with laugher and questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Ages: Everyone who wants to laugh
Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-4:30pm
October 19 & 20
 
Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659
Passcode: 574011
Contact information: Please contact Rev. Matthew with laugher and questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Halloween Game Night with TUUYA
Oct 28 | 6:00pm | Zoom
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the week with a little lighthearted competition. We’ll play PG rated games like Kahoot, Jackbox Games, and Improv. Having the ability to open zoom and a 2nd browser (on a computer, tablet, or phone) will be helpful, but not necessary.
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902

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