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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Jan 4: Social Justice and Education

 

We welcome diversity. We commit to  

undo racism and all other oppressions in 

ourselves, our church,

and our community.

“The failure to invest in civil justice is directly related to the increase in criminal disorder. The more people feel there is injustice the more it becomes part of their psyche.”
 
 
 

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 the fourth Tuesday of the month, 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!
 
 
Our Share the Plate for the month of January is UUJAZ: UUJAZ
 
Our Vision
To energize people of faith to create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just life for all those who live in Arizona.
Our Mission
To engage Arizona Unitarian Universalists in justice making through:
   nurturing congregational social justice ministries;
   connecting UU activists and congregations across the state;
   partnering with like-minded justice organizations;
​   empowering UUs to work for socially just public policy.
 
UUJAZ Now Has Their Spring Events open:
 
Check here for offerings and registration information: 
 
 
 
Coffee, coffee, 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.
 

Educational Opportunities

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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.
 
 
2nd Hour
Jan. 9 | 12:15-1:15pm | Zoom
Please join us for 2nd Hour: a once -per -month afternoon of a variety of educational, spiritual, interesting, and fun workshops.
 
See the UU Quest websitefor links and descriptions!
 
  • Harvest the Power: Faith and Conflict **Starts at noon**
This final session is about Faith and Conflict. Conflict provides a moment to strengthen both faith formation and community bonds, if managed in a positive way. Join this existing group to find out what Harvest the Power is about!​
Zoom information
Meeting ID: 991 5025 0959
Passcode: 973902
 
  • Article X at UUCT with Steve Kraynak
Twenty-one UUCT members proposed the following amendment to the UUCT bylaws, and the Board will put it on the agenda for the next annual meeting in May, 2022. So we want to have some discussions with the congregation before the May vote. 
ARTICLE X: Commitment to Anti-Oppression, Equity, Inclusiveness & Diversity
Section 1: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson declares and affirms its responsibility to become anti-oppressive and equitable and to serve the full diversity of those who resonate with our theological tradition.
Zoom Information
Meeting ID: 811 8121 3867
Passcode: 109238
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**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 Zoom, 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..
 
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!
 
 
 
Youth Meet Up
Jan. 6 | 5pm to ??? | Zoom
For youth ages 10+
 
Join some of our wonderful UU Youth Leaders for a fun hour or so of games! We’ll have a little lighthearted competition on a game of our choice (think PG rated games like Kahoot and Jackbox Games). Having the ability to open zoom and a 2nd browser (on a computer, tablet, or phone) is important. This meeting happens the first Thursday of every month. This is a super FUUN event so don’t miss it!! 
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
 
 
 
 
Laughter Yoga
Tuesdays and Thursdays | Zoom
 
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/
 
Ages: Everyone who wants to laugh
Dates and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-4:30pm
 
Meeting ID: 990 7312 9659
Passcode: 574011
 
 
 

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