All our announcements and events are listed below, with the most recently-published first. You can use the list of categories in the sidebar to view items from selected topics.

UUCP November Navigators: Topographic Maps

Monday, November 8th at 6pm AZ time Join us for a discussion on the elements of topographic maps and how to use them for safer hiking and navigating in the outdoors. We will observer different sections of topographic maps for mountain ranges around Phoenix. Another part of the discussion will look at the geology of

Dia de los Muertos – Home Altar Kit

Immediately following the service this Sunday, October 24th, our Celebrations Team will be handing out creative kits for you to make your own Dia de Los Muertos Ofrenda altar. This kit has everything you need as well as instructions from our own Abuela Sylvia on how to do this. Come to the upper parking lot

Earth Justice Ministry Update – Oct 21, 2021

We urge you to call Now! Use these links to find and connect to your leaders: House of Representatives & Senate In early November, President Biden will attend the U.N.’s 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. If he must report that the U.S. has, yet again, passed no concrete legislation to address the climate crisis, the other 196

Earth Justice Ministry Update – Oct 14, 2021

The Earth Justice Ministry urges you to keep contacting your leaders to pass the Build Back Better Act. It has been delayed in order to garner support for it. In early November, President Biden will attend the U.N.’s 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow. If he must report that the U.S. has, yet again,

Outdoor Group News Update

Our first hike in many, many months was enjoyed last Saturday morning (October 9) in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Eight of us gathered for a beautiful morning of hiking and catching up on what has been happening in our lives over the summer. We even had the treat of watching a 3-foot Western Diamondback mosey

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest - UUCP Share the Plate

Share the Plate: October 10, 2021 – I-HELP

INTERFAITH HOMELESS EMERGENCY LODGING PROGRAM (IHELP) The Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP), a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, partners with churches and community groups to shelter people experiencing homelessness while I-HELP case managers transition program participants from crisis to stability. LSS I-HELP shelters 30-40 people every night in the cities of

UUCP Navigators and Earth Justice Ministry Water Conservation Collaboration

Monday, October 25th at 6pm AZ time Join us for an evening discussing water conservation. After one of the wettest Monsoon seasons in some years what a better time to celebrate Water Conservation! This is the first collaboration between UUCP’s Children’s Ministry Navigators group and the Earth Justice Ministry. Our conversation will be lead by

Earth Justice Ministry Update – Oct 7, 2021

Join the Earth Justice Ministry for our regularly scheduled meeting on Sunday, October 10, at 1:30pm via zoom, as follows: Passcode: Earth Webinar ID: 929 0550 6684 We look forward to seeing you there! Why reinvent the wheel? The latest newsletter for Elders Climate Action has cool programs (one with Paul Hawken Nov. 9, and some for young people-our grandchildren), info

Re-Opening Guidelines for UUCP

As Passed by the Board of Trustees 9/28/2021   Metrics that we are using are from covidactnow.org for Maricopa County, AZ, particularly the cases per 100,000, infection rate, and positive test rate metrics. There are specific colors below that are referenced from that tool. The most recent UUA Guidelines for re-opening are here: www.uua.org/leadership/library/delta-guidance  Note–re-opening is

“Great UU Sermons” Class Starts October 14

The adult class “Great UU Sermons” will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 3 pm AZ time, starting October 14. This is a monthly series studying a classic sermon from an important UU Minister from history, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker.