This 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!
Refugee Assistance Project Showcase
Sunday, June 12, in the Johnson Room
RAP will be showcasing two refugee entrepreneurs who are clients of our partner, IRC.

1. Stolmo Jewelry - couple from Kenya with beautiful African jewelry. 2.  Sham's Bakery - Syrian woman making delicious Syrian baked goods.

Baklava, etc.
Items will be for sale in the Johnson Room before and after the 10:30 AM service. Let's turn out for these small businesses and support their efforts to earn a living in the informal economy.
Next Sunday, June 19
Strength to Love: Looking at how Masculinity is Evolving
Service Leaders: Emrys Staton
Sunday, June 19 at 10:30 AM
In the spirit of Father's Day, we'll explore a big shift in society that allows men to live emotionally open lives.
Upcoming Classes and Events
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.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
We invite all members to join us for the monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 14 in the Johnson Room. Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30. Guests are invited to address the board during guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting Rev. Susan will present on the progress of the Strategic Implementation Plan. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with comments or questions.

Open Small Group
Thursday, June 16, at 7:00 PM in Annex B
The Third Thursday Small Group Ministry (SGM) is a drop-in group so that people who are not able to commit to a group all the time can come when they are able. It is also for those who are new to SGMs and would like to try it out. We welcome and encourage newcomers all the time. For more information, please contact Mike Sheffer at 702-353-0980.
Two Celebrations
Sunday, June 19, after the service
After the service on June 19, we have two celebrations for transitioning staff:  one for Emrys Staton in the Johnson Room and one for our pianist Lynne Haeseler around the piano in the sanctuary. Everyone is encouraged to go back and forth between both.

After nine years at UUCP, pianist Lynne Haeseler has accepted a job as Music Director at the Granite Peak UU Congregation in Prescott. She will continue living, teaching and performing in Phoenix, but will only have the chance to be at UUCP occasionally. Lynne's boundless energy, virtuosity and sense of humor have enlivened our services since the fall of 2007, and while we celebrate this new job with her, we will miss her at UUCP! Lynne has loved being a part of our community and hopes to stay connected and continue collaborating with us from her new congregation.

Emrys Staton is completing his internship and beginning a new job, both at UUCP. This is unusual; interns are normally expected to leave a congregation after completing their internship. Because of the Rev. Susan's candidacy for the UUA Presidency, we were given permission to hire Emrys as a Director of Pastoral and Justice Ministries. We congratulate Emrys on completing his internship, and celebrate that we won't be saying goodbye to him just yet!
Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, June 13, 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.
General Assembly From Home
If you can't make it to General Assembly (GA) in Columbus, Ohio, this year, consider registering as an off-site participant. In addition to watching all the events in the session hall - like the Ware Lecture, the Service of the Living Tradition, and the banner parade, which are available to the public - you'll be able to participate in 8 workshops via video and live chat and watch video of an additional 20 workshops. You can also be an off-site delegate for your congregation. Off-site delegates can watch, speak in, and vote in all business sessions including mini-assemblies. Don't miss GA just because you can't make it to Columbus! Register on our website, and learn how to show GA video in your congregation! Visit the link below for more information.