This 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. 

Next Sunday, July 10
The Circle Game: Coming of Age at All Ages
Service Leaders: Gary Ezzell
Sunday, July 10 at 10:30 AM
This spring, after two years of being an advisor for our middle and high school groups, UUCP member Gary Ezzell received his Medicare card. He will ask what it means to "come of age", a question that grows and matures but seldom goes away.
Upcoming Classes and Events
Maryland School Partnership
It's July and it's hot! Who is thinking about school? We are because the school year will be starting on August 8 and students will be lining up to enter their new classrooms. Many students come to Maryland School from families that have a very difficult time providing support for their children, school budgets are inadequate to maintain needed programs and teachers often spend their own money to have necessary supplies. Also many students require extra help to master grade level skills. Your help is needed in a variety of ways! Please check this month's Horizons for more information or stop by the back table this month to pick up information about our partnership, a list of supplies that are needed and a list of opportunities for volunteering.
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.

Summer of Action Service Opportunity
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. They are having thousands of conversations with people to address myths, stereotypes, and prejudice of gay and transgender people and build support for nondiscrimination protections.

They are looking for drivers! Volunteers 
will shuttle their canvassers from UUCP to their turf and drive them to the houses they'll be knocking on. This will help keep the canvassers safe and out of the heat. The turfs are small and very driveable. They are canvassing Saturday July 9, 16,13 and the time commitment will be from 8AM - 2PM.

If interested contact Sissi Yado
by clicking on the link below or calling 956-246-0524.

Pulse Tragedy Community Fund
Last Sunday we asked you to help out with the Orlando Victims by putting money in the collection plate. We raised a whopping $1441.16.

Thank you so much for your support. 

The fund had now raised over $525,000 for the victims of the Orlando shooting. 

You can find more information by visiting this link.
Starting Point Tour
Sunday, July 10, at 11:45 AM, 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!
Backup Sexton Position Open
UUCP is looking for a backup sexton who is available to fill in for our regular sexton on an as-needed basis.  A sexton is responsible for the set up and cleaning of various UUCP campus spaces after Sunday services, Community Night dinners, and special events, such as a wedding or memorial service. 

Interested individuals can click here for a full job description.

Information on how to apply can be found here.
Sangha Buddhist Group
Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 pm, Annex H
UUCP members have started a Buddhist sangha, a group of people who gather to learn Buddhist teachings (the dharma) and support one another in Buddhist practice, including meditation. We will start the meeting with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a dharma reading and discussion. You need not be a Buddhist to attend, just interested in your spiritual growth. If you have questions, contact Donna Featherston at 602-997-7996 or Katherine Kruse at 602-369-9477.
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.
Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, July 11, 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.