This Sunday, June 26
Talking Resiliency into Being
Service Leaders: Vince Waldron
Sunday, June 26 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?
Next Sunday, July 3
A Journey of the Spirit
Service Leaders: Cherilyn Walley
Sunday, July 3 at 10:30 AM
UUCP member Cherilyn Walley shares how her understanding and approach to spirituality has changed over her lifetime, including her journey from the LDS church to Unitarian Universalism.  
New Day Center Meal
Sunday, July 3 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 Anne Lackey below for more information. 

Upcoming Classes and Events
Live Screening of the UUA Presidental Candidate Forum
Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary

Please join us as the candidates standing for election in 2017 to be the next President of the Unitarian Universalist Association participate in their first General Assembly forum, sharing their respective vision of the future with us. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions. Moderated by Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti.

UUCP will setup a live streaming of this forum in the Sanctuary. We will have a potluck lunch. Sign up for potluck will be posted soon.

Visit Rev. Susan's campaign website:

Visit Rev. Alison's campaign website:

Visit Rev. Jeanne's campaign website:

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.

Summer of Action
Saturday, June 25, at 8:00 AM in the Johnson Room
OneCommunity has partnered with the Equality Federation, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and Freedom for All Americans on a historic community education project called the Summer of Action.

This summer we'll be having thousands of conversations in Phoenix and Scottsdale to address myths and stereotypes and reduce prejudice of gay and transgender people. We'll be practicing conversation tactics pioneered by the LA LGBT Center's Leadership Lab and developing an LGBT Volunteer Leadership pipeline in Arizona to carry these important conversations beyond the summer. 

Members of your Congregation can join our movement by filling out the volunteer sign-up form here.  We will be launching Saturdays (6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23) from the Johnson room and welcome everyone who is interested to join us!
Community Night
Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room 
The first Thursdays of the month during the summer, we gather together for a meal at 6:00 PM, followed by programming for adults and children. It is a potluck so bring your appetite, enthusiasm and a dish or dessert to share. You are welcome to bring a sack supper if you prefer.

This Community night is a Games Night with Heidi Parmenter. Come prepared to have fun and bring a game if you want.
Manuel's Family
After more than two years in immigration proceedings, UUCP Janitor Manuel will be welcoming his family home in early July.  His wife, 13 year old stepson Estuardo, and 26 month old daughter Nelly will be traveling here from Central America.  If you would like to share card or gift with the family please drop it off in office 2.
Community Book Corner
First Sunday of the Month
The UUCP Community Book Corner is the first Sunday of each month. July and August's theme is spirituality 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 spirituality with a purchase, browsing or sharing your thoughts! 
Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, June 27, 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.  
Summer Camp at de Benneville Pines
Sunday, July 10 - Saturday, July 16, for campers completing grades 2-5 
Come spend a week at 6,800 feet in the tall pines at Camp de Benneville Pines near Big Bear, California. The PSWD puts on an amazing program for the youth; so please have your youth be a part of it all.

The Theme for elementary camp is "Our World is One World." Campers will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, hiking, team building, game playing, canoeing, arts and crafts, making friends for a lifetime and much more. For more information and to register, please visit the camp's webpage at or talk to Geoff Anderla in the congregation office.
Congregational Literary Magazine
Poikilos, the congregation's literary magazine, will be coming out again in the fall.  It's time to prepare your  poetry, short stories, essays or music lyrics for submission by Sunday,  September 4, 2016.  Please bring or send your work to the Poetry Coffeehouse box in the volunteers office at church. Questions? 
call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330.