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Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Feb 9: Social Justice and Education

 

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

 
 
 
"When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us."
Ava DuVernay
 

Social Justice

 
The Social Justice Council, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 11am.  All are invited to participate.
 
 
The Social Justice Council is once again holding sign vigilsin 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 February is Angel Heart Pajama Project: ANGEL
 
Angel Heart Pajama Project is a non-profit organization that provides pajamas and books to children in need.
  • New pajamas, new books, and cuddle pillows give children a comforting and nurturing bedtime routine and promotes literacy.
  • Since 2013 Angel Heart Pajama Project has delivered close to 30,000 pajamas and books.
  • Established a library at Tucson Children’s Clinic located near TMC campus.
  • Promoted literacy and literacy development through the love books and pajamas.
Angel Heart Pajama Project’s primary purpose is to distribute new pajamas, books, and cuddle pillows to enrich children’s lives and to share love. The children we help are in foster care, shelters, or are homeless. By providing free pajamas and books to children, we are able to bring the comfort of a warm hug at bedtime.
The impact of an investment in Angel Heart Pajama Project will be profound.
  • Children will have a sense of ownership in new pajamas and a new book.
  • Children will experience a sense of self, comfort, and security.
  • Children will participate in literacy development activities.
  • Children will develop a love for reading, which is the first step to literacy.
 
 
Our Share the Plate for the month of January was UUJAZ. We collected $238 that was sent to them last week! Thank you to everyone who donated.
 
Racial Justice and the 8th Principle
 
JOIN ME in crafting next steps to incorporate the 8th principle into congressional life at UUCT. I am looking for a few people to help the congregation proceed after our historic vote to adopt the 8th principle. Carolyn Valdes, UUCT Board of Trustees: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
" We, ... 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."
 
 
Cafe Justo!
 
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 information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 
 

Educational Opportunities

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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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POPS
Parenting of Preschoolers (POPS) Grown Up Meet Up
 
Feb 19 | 1-2pm | Zoom, register for link
 
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. Not registered? Please fill out this form and we will add you to the emailing list. Thank you!
 
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.
 
 
 
Youth Meet Up
 
Feb. 12 , 5pm to ??? on 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 is a super FUUN event so don’t miss it!! 
 
Meeting ID: 571 636 4277
Password: 973902
 
 
 
Movie Night! Sponsored by Tucson area UU Younger Adults (TUUYA) 
 
Feb 26 | 6:30pm | Zoom 
 
Films and friends! Let's gather [virtually] to share an evening of movies. We will pick our movie together OR email Sonora in advance with a suggestion or request: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view 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
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Hour
Feb. 13, 2022 | 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 website for links and descriptions!
 
**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.
 
 
 
 
But I Think We’re Nice! with Bob Gordon
Feb. 13 | 12:15-1:15pm | Zoom
 
This idea comes from conversations I’ve had over the years, many of them at UUCT. Is it possible to be nice, and still oppressive? We will come up with examples of oppression in situations of power imbalance, from our own lives.…even when the oppressor was “nice.” What role did we play?
 
Ages: all ages welcome, but geared to ages 18+
 
Meeting ID: 949 8263 4315
Passcode: 973902
 
Join by phone:
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 949 8263 4315
Passcode: 973902
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acoclyK3R8
 

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