This Sunday, June 5
Strong Kids, Strong Words - Children's Ministry Sunday
Service Leaders: Katie Resendiz
Sunday, June 5 at 10:30 AM
Stories are one of the most powerful mechanisms humanity has for passing on meaning and values. How do the stories we tell of war and of peace shape the meanings and values we hold? Do we need new stories?
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 5 at 11:45 AM
All members are invited and encouraged to attend the Congregation Annual Meeting. At the meeting we will adopt a budget for the 2016-2017 year, elect leaders to the Board of Trustees, UU Foundation Board and the Nominating Committee. We will also be voting on the proposed Vision from our Vision Task Force.

There are a limited number of printed annual reports for you to read on the island in office 2. 
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, June 5 at 5:00 PM
Live out the UU commitment to serving those in need by serving a meal to the 150 parents and children of the UMOM New Day Center. This is a one-time, two-hour commitment. Please email Cherie Stafford below for more information.

UUCP Community Book Corner
First Sunday of the Month in the Sanctuary
The UUCP Community Book Corner is the first Sunday of each month. June's theme is strength, and there are three featured books, one each, for adults, young adults and children. There will be other books, as well, which promote our UU values. Come celebrate the theme of strength with a purchase, browsing or sharing your thoughts!
Next Sunday, June 12
Redefining Strength for Today
Service Leaders: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, June 12 at 10:30 AM
Strength is something that we all seek in our lives. And yet there are so many stories and metaphors about strength - some which are harmful or misleading. What are the ways we can look at strength that help give us courage but also flexibility for this divisive time in which we live?
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, June 12, at 11:45 AM in the Foyer
Meet a representative of our Membership Committee and our Children's Ministry program in the front foyer at 11:45 AM for a brief tour of our campus. You will have a chance to learn about our programs and ask questions in this informal introduction to UUCP. No sign up. Just show up!
Upcoming Classes and Events
Sewing and Craft Circle
Saturday, June 4, drop in between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
The UUCP Sewing and Craft Circle will meet in the Johnson Room on June 4th-drop in between noon and 4:00 PM. The group makes simple pattern dresses, quilts, backpacks and knitted items to support marginalized children locally as well as Mexico, South America and around the world. This group is part of the justice ministry. Everyone is welcome to attend, share creative ideas as well as stitch and talk. A sewing machine is nice to bring but not necessary. Please contact Lori Rubin-Williamson below or call 480-234-1476.

Nominating Committee
The annual Congregational Meeting occurring on June 5 will include elections for new members of the UUCP Board of Trustees, the UUCP Foundation Board, and the Nominating Committee.  This year's Nominating Committee presents the following nominees and their terms of office.  Photos and bios are in the recent Horizons.

Ceyshe Napa2016 - 2018
Jim Allen2016 - 2018

UUF Board:
Jan Kaplan2016 - 2019
Jan Wise2016 - 2019

Jenny Jones Moats2016 - 2018
Bill Snowden2016 - 2018
Bonnie White2016 - 2018

Traveling 2nd Fridays
Friday, June 10, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Please join Barbara & Dave Cawthorne on their 5 different trips to Italy on Friday, June 10 in UUCP sanctuary at 7:00PM.  They went to Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, & many of the hilltop towns of Tuscany.  They saw  6C churches in Ravenna and the trulli (cone-roofed houses) of Alberobello, toured the Amalfi Coast along with seeing the ancient ruins of Pompeii.  Also, they hiked the jagged coastline of the Cinque Terre.  Questions call Barbara at 480-994-1452 or email her below.

Fortification: Organizing on the Side of Love
Sign up for an 8-session course over the summer to explore current ideas and models of community organizing and justice work. Emrys Staton will facilitate discussions based on the course on every other Sunday after worship service. Our first meeting will be June 5 at 1:00pm, Annex B. $30 registration and $15 book purchase. 


This Summer, our Sunday School classes will focus on upcycling.  Each week we will turn recyclables into art, tools, and toys. Here's a list of what we're looking for:

Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, June 6, at 7:00 PM in Annex C
Some anonymous members of the congregation are opening a addiction recovery meeting on Monday nights at 7:00 PM. It will be based on UU Principles and have a free form type of orientation. This will be a discussion group of like minded individuals who are seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Any members who wish to participate can call John Moats at 602-300-4743. We will be meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings in Annex C. So come one come all because your love and gratitude are always welcome.  
Women's Solstice Ritual
Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 PM in The Johnson Room and Patio
Members of the Cakes for the Queen of Heaven class will lead a solstice ritual open to all women. If you are curious or interested in earth based/pagan spirituality this is a perfect opportunity. We will gather at 6:00 with ritual to begin promptly at 6:30. If you are new to ritual please try to arrive at 6:00 for a brief orientation. Please bring a snack to share at the feasting after ritual. You may want to bring a small token to put on the altar. Questions call Pat at 847-967-1672.
Save the date and reserve your space now
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  - on the patio
Reserve your calendars now for our UUCP Arts & Crafts Fair, a fundraiser to benefit UUCP!   
If you are a Member or participating "Friend" of UUCP, we invite you to expand your creative juices and submit an application online below.  
For those of you who just love going to a good arts and crafts fair, this is the one for you!  We will have diverse media represented-just in time for the holidays.  A percentage of all sales will go to UUCP.  This is a great time to bring a friend and introduce them to UUCP!  SAVE THE DATE!

New Hearing Assist Devices
Our new hearing assistance devices are available for Sunday worship services.  Our ushers will be happy to provide you with devices that make it easier to hear anything that is picked up by a microphone.  These devices have a wide range throughout our campus, including the bathrooms, nursery and patio, so parents can also use the devices if they need to step out of the sanctuary with their child.