2020 Fall Virtual Class Schedule

UUCP will be offering a number of opportunities for learning and discussion beginning in mid-September, 2020. You can register for any of these with the links on this page.

Great UU Sermons  — led by Roy Miller


Let’s take an hour each month to study a classic sermon from an important UU Minister from history.  We will start with Emerson’s Harvard Divinity School Address of 1838.  This address, which was highly controversial at the time, brought concepts of Transcendentalism into Unitarianism. We will meet the second Thursday of the month at 3 pm, starting Dec 10. Register to get on the email list for the Zoom link.  If you have questions, please contact Roy at rmiller451@aol.com.


Human Nature Book GroUUp — led by Lucia de Vernai


Beginning this fall, we will be exploring the spiritual, philosophical and scientific ideas that contribute to our understanding of the human condition.

The firsts reading selection is “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bergman.

We will meet every other Monday, 7-8:30, beginning Sep 14.  Group size will be limited to 12.

If you have questions, please contact Lucia at HNB@phoenixuu.org.


Cakes for the Queen of Heaven — led by Pat Reed


Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman honoring adult RE curriculum from the Unitarian Universalist Association. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that may have worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants.

This 11 session workshop examines important elements of today’s women’s lives; personal, interpersonal and societal. It examines how our culture has been influenced by Judeo Christian values. The primary question raised is: How would your life have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female? Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and beliefs, creating trust and strong bonds of friendship.

We will meet Tuesdays, 7-8:30, beginning Sep 15. This class is for women only. If you have questions, please contact Pat at womensritual@phoenixuu.org


Varieties of Spiritual Practice — led by Bonné de Blas


Spiritual practice can take many forms.  This curriculum from the Dallas UU’s Faith Forward series helps participants deepen their spiritual lives through exploring and experiencing a variety of spiritual practices. The focus is on experiencing the practices rather than talking about them, so participants are encouraged to engage fully through listening and practicing.

We will meet Wednesdays, 7-8:30, beginning Sep 16, for approximately 10 sessions. If you have questions, please contact Bonné at practice@phoenixuu.org.


Reference Materials

Radically Inclusive: Pillar One

Focus: NeuroInclusion


  • Neurotribes by Steve Silberman 


Mental Illness

“Why It’s Incredibly Problematic to Call White Supremacists Insane”  by Alex Kapitan


“What is ADHD?” by the ADHD Editorial Board


“About Autism from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

“Autism FAQ” by Lydia X. Z. Brown

“‘It’s A Spectrum’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think” by C.L. Lynch

“Identity First Language” by Lydia X. Z. Brown
(The use of ‘autistic person’ vs ‘person with autism’)

“Low Functioning” by Rhi Lloyd-Williams
(What an autistic meltdown can feel like)

“Thinking About Patterns of Opposite Extremes Among Autistic People” by Lydia X. Z. Brown


Neurodivergent Rebel series
(An autistic person’s video blog on life with autism)

“Experience What Autism Might Feel Like” by Robert J. Szczerba 

(Videos that simulate the experience of autism)


Mental Illness

Depression Quest by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsay, and Isaac 


(An online game that simulates the experience of clinical depression)


UU Mental Health Network

Justice Centered: Pillar Two

Focus: Earth Justice

Please see the Earth Justice web page for resources.

Theologically Diverse:  Pillar Three