This Sunday, July 17
Commiting to Questioning
Service Leaders: Asha Arora
Sunday, July 17 at 10:30 AM
We all have our own individual spiritual journey that brought us to UUCP. Asha will ask about how we continue to commit to questioning even when we grow comfortable with our beliefs. Asha grew up in this congregation and now is a senior at Northern Arizona University. She is currently serving as UUCP's Summer Intern.
Share the Plate
Sunday, July 17, at 10:30 AM
Homeless ID Project is the only organization in Arizona with its sole mission to help men, women and children experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives by obtaining identification. Identification is the first step in maintaining self-sufficiency. Since 1988, the Homeless ID Project has specialized in helping clients obtain the identification and documents that they need to apply for jobs, access housing programs, seek medical help, enroll in school and qualify for social service programs.
Next Sunday, July 24
Dirty Roots
Service Leaders: The Dissidents
Sunday, July 24 at 10:30 AM
We each have our own spiritual roots that got us to UUCP, and together we create a new, collective spiritual community. Today, the Dissidents take us on a musical journey from their own roots to our congregation.
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. Supplies will be collected from July 10 through August 7.
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.

Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, July 18, at 9:30 AM, Johnson Room
Almost every week the Johnson Room is open for your artistic endeavor. Currently Jay Alagia, a watercolorist with 20-years experience, is available there to teach watercolor painting on an individual basis, if requested, free of charge. Please contact Jay at 602-952-8889 for more information.
Addiction Recovery Group
Monday, July 18, at 7:00 PM, 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.  
Sangha Buddhist Group
Thursday, July 28, 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.
Sewing and Crafts Circle
Saturday, July 23, drop in between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Johnson Room
The UUCP Sewing and Craft Circle will meet in the Johnson Room on July 23 - 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 at 480-234-1476.
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.