The earth floating in space with the words Earth Rise over it.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Earth Rise

In-Person + Online: 10:30am MST
Zoom: 823 4112 5225

Led by: Rev. Christine
Worship Associate: Gary Ezzell
Music: Benjie Messer

We will explore the magic and hope of Amanda Gorman’s poem EarthRise to delve into further layers of Earth Day and how we keep our hope, commitment and promise to our Earth.

Please Join Us in Person or Online

Masking is optional on the UUCP campus. You can join us on Zoom from a smart phone, computer, or tablet (see link & meeting ID above). You can also visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel for a live stream of the service and recordings of past services.

After-Service Happenings

Coffee/Exploration Hour
We offer Coffee/Exploration Hour outside on the shaded patio as well as in the Johnson Room. Please join us after the service for community and conversation! If you aren’t attending the service in person, you can join us on Zoom immediately following the service for conversation and community: Meeting ID: 858 5089 3819 | Passcode: 40272

Children’s Ministry In-Person Programming
Join us every Sunday on the patio 15 minutes after the worship service ends; ask at the Welcome Desk for directions. Contact Katie Resendiz, Director of Children’s Ministry, for more information:

Need Help with Zoom?

For technical assistance, contact

For audio only, phone 346-248-7799 and enter the meeting ID: 823 4112 5225

Share the Plate: UUJAZ

UUJAZ logo next to the UUCP Share the Plate logo on a white background

Unitarian Universalist Justice Arizona Network (UUJAZ) is Arizona’s statewide justice ministry. We engage Arizona Unitarian Universalists in justice making through strengthening congregational social justice ministries, connecting UU activists and congregations… Read more or contact

What’s Happening This Week:

Thursday 4/27

Sunday 4/30

Monday 5/1

Wednesday – 5/3

  • UUCP Choir Practice 7:00pm (Sanctuary)

Thursday 5/4

See the UUCP Calendar for details of individual events.

Join Us for Community Night! – 4/27

Smiling people at a table in the Johnson Room; text on the right: Join Us for Community Night! Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Johnson Room - Food / Fun / Fellowship - followed by activities for the whole family!

Join us for Community Night dinner every Thursday through May 18th! We will gather in the Johnson Room at 6:00pm for food, fun, and fellowship, with activities after for the whole family. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. April 27 will feature:

  • Host: Caring Ministries
  • Menu: Minestrone Soup (veg, vegan, GF) and breads
  • Activities
    • Let’s Talk About Deep Things with Rev. Christine: What Happens After We Die? – 7:00 – 8:00pm facilitated discussion in the Sanctuary
    • Coloring class with Christine Carmona. Please bring you own coloring pencils or crayons if possible, but Christine will bring some supplies. Gather in the Johnson Room
    • Children’s Programming

If you are willing to help set up, clean up, etc., please contact us at We appreciate volunteers! 

Current Meal Trains

Please help support these congregants by providing a meal, a meal gift card, or donation.

Donna Talbot Family Meal Train 

Lynn Raabe Meal Train

Reggie Watson Meal Train

As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact

Notes From Your Dance Partner – April 27, 2023

We need at least two weeks of Earth Day. After all, our earth is on fire due to human activity. Report after report says that our window to do something… Read more.

Children’s Ministry Updates

Navigators Update/May Trip to Gilbert Riparian Preserve – 5/13

We had a great trip to the Liberty Wildlife Campus last week! Along with a few of our normal members we also had a new family join us. Our group… Read more

Spring Time Children’s Ministry Programming!

Every Sunday starting at noon, through May 28. Kindle (ages 0-5) Kindle Circles Sunday.  noon-12:45 room 15Toddler and Pre-school Circle! We will play, sing, gather, and grow our UU power with structured activities and free play.  Spark (ages 5-12)… Read more

Resources for Gardening for Wildlife Habitat

Last week was Earth Day. In recognition of the holiday we wanted to bring some resources to our community for creating healthier landscapes in their homes. The following links highlight… Read more or contact

Kindle Circle Through May 28!

Toddler and Preschool Circle! We will play, sing, gather, and grow our UU power with structured activities and free play. Location:We’ll meet on the patio, and hold our session in room… Read more.

Upcoming Events

OWL 2 and 3 Orientation – 4/27

Our Whole Lives: Ages 11-16. UUCP plans to offer OWL for middle school and early high school beginning in May 2023. All interested families are required to attend orientation before… Read more

Change in Buddhist Sangha Meetings Format & Zoom Link – 4/27

New Zoom link and new format for Buddhist Sangha Thursday evening meetings: come and try it out! Read more

In Person Meeting -12 pm, Annex H – 5/14

Earth Justice Ministry will hold in-person only meetings again, from 12-1:30 on Second Sundays in Annex H. Newcomers and children are welcome. Snacks provided, and from Coffee Hour OK… Read more

Ongoing Events

Foundation Board Chats re Amended Articles & Bylaws

April 23 & April 30 during coffee hour; April 27, 6:30-7:15pm on Zoom Save the dates to learn, and ask questions, about the Foundation’s Amended (and Restated) Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. At the Annual Meeting this year, UUCP members—who are also members of… Read more

Poetry Walk and Talk

Every Friday Join us as we walk a fascinating neighborhood in north-central Phoenix. We walk and talk stopping occasionally for someone to read a poem that they brought. Poems can be something… Read more

Dialogue with Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt Before the UUA Election

4 Saturdays at various times, March 18, April 29, May 20, & June 3, plus Sunday, June 4. Join a series of presidential forums hosted by the UUA to hear from 2023’s sole candidate, Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt, before the election. Read more

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists - YRUU

Every Sunday from 12 PM to 1 PM after service Calling all senior high school students! Are you interested in a meaningful, joyful community experience with your peers? Join us for YRUU every Sunday after service in Annex C! Read more


Come Join the Refugee Support Team Assisting a Refugee Family!

Help support refugee families! New Refugee Support Team of 5-6 members per family needs two new members to begin support of a refugee family. Read more! Read more or contact

Postcards to Toyota to Develop fully Electric Vehicles – Soon!

Fill out postcards to ask Toyota to develop fully Electric Vehicles! Energy markets will expand and cost less when produced from renewables, and the energy industry gives up fossil… Read more or contact

Learn About Our Leadership Candidates for 2023-2024

The UUCP Nominating Committee is pleased to provide you with the names, bios and photos of the wonderful members who have agreed to take positions on the Board of Trustees,… Read more or contact

It’s Getting Hot! Learn About the 2023 Heat Relief Network

Did you know that over 1,000 Arizonans have died in the past two years due to heat-related and heat-caused illnesses? Join leaders from the Heat Relief Network of Maricopa County… Read more or contact

UUCP Board Is Seeking Delegates for 2023 UUA General Assembly

Gold letters: GA with grey outlines of various people in front - UUA GA 2023 logo

UUA General Assembly is an annual gathering of UUs. Please consider signing up to join us in person or virtually June 21 – 25! Read more.