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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Dec 7: Social Justice and Education

 

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

 
 “I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community.”
 
-Janet Mock
 
 

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!
 
ANGEL HEART
HOLIDAY KIDS PAJAMA DRIVE
 
 
UUCT will be supporting the Angel Heart Pajamas Project with a Holiday kids’ new pajama drive. By the end of 2021, Angel Heart will have delivered 35,000 new pajamas – supporting eighty different agencies in Tucson who provide services for needy children. Angel Heart Pajama Project has been chosen as a UUCT Share the Plate recipient for 2022.
 
While all new pajamas are welcome, they have a need for older boys and girls’ pajamas- sizes medium and up. Many young teenagers are being removed from the home because of the increase in domestic violence in Tucson. Let’s all put one pair of pajamas on our Christmas list to support a Tucson child in crisis.
 
We have different drop-off options this year. Please put the PJs in a bag with your name.
Church drop off: 
·        Every Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00AM
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You may also contact the following members to arrange home drop offs: Margo Newhouse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Joan Feldman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Aston Bloom: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Judy Jessing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Questions? Please contact Judy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Share the Plate December, 2021
 
Our Share the plate for the month of December is TiHan.
 
Mission: TIHAN provides community resources and caring support so that people with HIV can live well. Through education, we work to encourage everyone to get tested, get involved, and reduce the stigma of HIV.
Vision: Creating a community where everyone knows their HIV status, and where every person – regardless of status – is supported and affirmed to live as well as possible and stay healthy and engaged in the community.
 
 
 
TiHAN Annual Holiday Event, December 14
For several years TiHAN, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, has been supported by UUCT. This year the need is greater than ever. You can
help by providing these items: Toilet paper, toothpaste, and/or small gift items that will be used as raffle items. This year, as last, the event will be a "drive-by" pick-up of food and other items, rather than the dinner/dance of previous years. Please drop off items at UUCT by Friday, December 10. If you have further questions, please contact Eve Hady (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
 
 
Want a holiday gift idea? 
Cafe Justo Coffee!
 
Sales - and delivery - of Café Justo coffee are always going. 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.
 

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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.
 
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Special Service Project
 
This month we want to collect and donate lap-blanket sized blankets to send with the guests heading to cold weather. One options is to create a No-Sew Blanket! Instructions for the blankets are herefor those with their own fabric or who can purchase their own. Kits will be available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.., and there are some kits in the church office. 
 
This week, Sonora joined in a Blanket Making Party! We hope that the blankets the humans make will be a little bigger than this.  
 
 
POPS
 
Parenting 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. Zoom link will be sent out to all that are registered for the classes. Not registered? Please fill out this  form  and we will add you to the emailing list. Thank you!
 
 
Dec. 11, 1-2pm --Grown Up meet up --Designed for those adults raising children who are ages birth to 6, but everyone is 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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