This 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.
Next Sunday, July 31
A Spiritual Journey from Fear to Freedom
Service Leaders:  Ileana Salinas
Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 AM
Traumatic experiences can affect our relationship with ourselves and others. The path from fear to freedom can be achieved through different expressions of love. How do we keep the lessons, let go of the pain, and re-open ourselves to let the spirit of life flow through us freely again?
Upcoming Classes and Events
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.
Engaging in Racial Justice
Get involved with establishing a racial justice ministry at UUCP as we explore what it means to be in solidarity with the growing Black Lives Matter movement. Emrys Staton will be working with our congregation to plug into ongoing racial justice work in the Valley, and to deepen our understanding of how racism, oppression, and white supremacy are woven into our lives. Contact Emrys at the link below to learn more.
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.
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.
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, July 25, 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 25, 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.  
Community Night
Thursday, August 4, at 6:00 PM, 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 an Ice Cream Social with the RE Committee. Come prepared to have fun and bring your appetite for ice cream!
Labor Day Camping Weekend at SAWUURA
Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5, 2016
SAWUURA is our own UU 100-acre woods in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness near Young, AZ (about 4 hrs drive from Phoenix). Join dozens of other UUs Memorial Day weekend for a relaxing weekend under the stars. Disconnect from your phones, computers, TVs and share meals, hikes, music and laughter with other nature-lovers. Meals are provided with the cost of registration, just bring snacks, drinks, and camping gear.
Registration Fees: $60 per adult ($50 for SAWUURA members), $25 per child.
Registration Due Date: Friday, August 26.
Registration forms available online ( For more info please contact Eb Eberlein, 520-622-6966
Congregational Literary Magazine
Sunday, September 4 
The UUCP literary magazine, Poikilos, will be published this fall with a deadline for submissions set for Sunday, September 4thSend or bring your poems, short stories, essays, book excerpts, and music lyrics, to the Poetry Coffeehouse box in the volunteer office. Please limit works to 6 or 7 pages. If Tish does not already have one, please include a 3 to 4 sentence bio. Let's make this another great volume! Questions? Call Tish Gauntt at 602-544-8330.