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Maryland School Fall 2021 Update

After a week of professional development and preparation, staff at Maryland School will welcome students back to school on Monday, August 9th. Thanks to the generosity of our community partnership, including UUCP, supplies will be ready for the beginning of instruction. We treated staff to a special luncheon, in appreciation for their dedication to the

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Share the Plate: August 15, 2021 – Habitat for Humanity

With a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona was born out of the need to provide affordable housing for hardworking, low-income families. Each family partners with Habitat volunteers to build their home, and at the end, they purchase it from Habitat at a 0%

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Share the Plate: July 25, 2021 – No More Deaths

The mission of No More Deaths (NMD) is to end death and suffering in the Mexico-US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. This work includes running a humanitarian aid camp in the remote desert, leaving water and food on migrant trails, operating a search

Violence and Meat

The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork. Mahatma Gandhi In his book “The World Peace Diet,” Dr. Will Tuttle reminds us that we are all interconnected, and that we are all harmed when any is harmed. This includes animals. If you are not ready to give up meat, please consider buying meat

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Maryland School 2020-21 Update

So What Happened During 2020-21? With school mostly not in session, and virtual interactions with students not possible, most of our UUCP Maryland School Partnership volunteers were out of a job! A few volunteers were able to interact with refugee families when they came to a distribution point for breakfast and lunch materials and respond

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Maryland School Supplies Collection

There is hope—and we have faith—that Maryland School is going to be up and running in August with a school full of students, ready for in-person learning and interacting with friends.  Budgets continue to be stretched—technology and air filtration systems have been expensive—so our support is needed, as a community partner (along with Beatitudes Campus

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Interested in Becoming a Lay Pastoral Care Associate for UUCP?

Lay Pastoral Care is the “being” arm of our UUCP caring ministry and has been very active over the past year. Serving as an extension of Rev. Christine Dance’s own pastoral care presence, our trained UUCP Lay Pastoral Care Associates (LPCA) provide a respectful, caring presence to congregants undergoing stressful life challenges. They listen deeply,

The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

UUCP Unanimous Adoption of The 8th Principle

On this day, of June 13, 2021, we hereby announce that in our UUCP Annual Congregation Meeting, our congregation proposed the 8th Principle, and it was adopted unanimously: With gratitude for the people of color who proposed and wrote these words, with unanimous support of the board of this congregation and with hope for our

The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

UUCP Proposal and Motion for the 8th Principle

In our UUCP Annual Congregation Meeting, we will be offering the 8th Principle Motion, which is as follows: With gratitude for the people of color who proposed and wrote these words, with unanimous support of the board of this congregation and with hope for our collective liberation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix adopts the

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Share the Plate: June 13, 2021 – Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) is an Arizona nonprofit serving refugees, asylum seekers, foster children, young families, older adults, people with disabilities, and those experiencing hunger and homelessness. Founded by Lutheran congregations in 1970, LSS-SW serves and partners with people of all faiths and backgrounds. Since 1975, Lutheran Social Services has been resettling