This Sunday, August 7
Cultivating a Spiritual Vocabulary
Service Leaders: Emrys Staton
Sunday, August 7 at 10:30 AM
UUs have a long history of expanding our theologies to offer language that can kindle and sustain our spirits. Drawing from world religions, nature, and justice work, our spiritual vocabulary becomes more comprehensive and enriching.
Next Sunday, August 14
A Spiritual Community for Our Time
Service Leaders: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, August 14 at 10:30 AM
Our congregation's new vision calls us to be a spiritual community for our time. What are the qualities and characteristics of such a community? What does this vision call forth from us?
Starting Point
Sunday, August 14 at 11:45 AM, Foyer
Meet a representative of our Membership Committee and our Children's Ministry program in the front foyer at 10:45 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!
Upcoming Classes and Events
Sunday School: Registration for Infants and Toddlers is now open!
Infant and Toddler program offers space for play-based learning and early faith development.  Staff help children embody the 4th principle "A Free and responsible search for truth and meaning," by creating an atmosphere that is encouraging, safe, and intriguing.  Our youngest community members, newborn through year two, are provided a quiet and comfortable nursery to play, eat, and rest.  While toddlers have space for imaginative play, creative play, and a protected outside space.  Care is available beginning 1 hour before first service and ending 30 minutes after the end of second service.  

A registration fee of $30 per child helps provide materials and supports our staff and volunteers in our Children's Ministry programming.  If this fee presents a challenge to your family, please contact Katie Resendiz.   

In an effort to be Radically Inclusive, Sunday School classes are open to all children.  If you or your child require specific accommodations or have questions about programming, please contact Katie Resendiz.

Use the links below to email Katie, register, and pay using our website.
Sunday School: Registration for Coming of Age is now open!
The Coming of Age program at UUCP is designed for 7th and 8th graders to explore and develop their own religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as learning about the history and organization of our congregation and the UU faith. This year long program offers families the opportunity for in depth exploration and conversation. A Coming of Age Fact Sheet is available at the Sunday School Easel before worship or directly from Katie. Coming of Age represents an extensive investment on the part of the UUCP community.  A program fee of $300 per child helps provide materials and supports our staff and volunteers in our Children's Ministry programming.  If this fee presents a challenge to your family, please contact Katie.

Space is limited and families are encouraged to register as early as possible.  Registration will remain open until September 15th or until the class reached capacity. In an effort to be Radically Inclusive, Sunday School classes are open to all children.  If you or your child require specific accommodations or have questions about programming.

Use the links below to email Katie, register, and pay using our website.

Join a UU Barnraising for a Habitat for Hardware
Saturday, August 13, 2016 7:00 am - 11:00 am
A big thank you to the people who have come forward to help with some of the Campus Spruce Up projects emailed about last week. It is exciting to see so many folks step up and show their care for our campus. (Click here for opportunities still available.)

We have one big new project to add to the list - assembling a Rubbermaid storage shed. Heidi is looking for a crew of handy persons to help her put this together onSaturday, August 13 at 7 am to 11 am, next to the current enclosure in the east parking lot. This new shed will house garden tools, wheel barrows, and other tools needed for our campus work days. Contact Heidi if you can join her on Saturday, August 13 for the shed assembly or if you would like to sign up for any of the campus spruce up projects. Assembly instructions are below for those of you who like to know what you are getting yourself into. 
UU Arts & Craft Fair
Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Patio
Reserve your calendars now for our UUCP Arts & Crafts Fair, a fundraiser to benefit UUCP! If you are a Member or participating "Friend" of UUCP, we invite you expand your creative juices and submit an application online at the link below.
For those of you who just love going to a good arts and crafts fair, this is the one for you!  We will have diverse media represented-just in time for the holidays.  A percentage of all sales will go to UUCP.  This is a great time to bring a friend and introduce them to UUCP!  
Support UUCP by Re-Enrolling in Fry's Community Rewards 
To re-enroll and support UUCP click the link below to visit the Fry's Community Rewards Website. After signing into your account, click on your name (top right hand corner) under "Account Summary" scroll down to "Community Rewards" and click on "Edit" under Community Rewards. Under Find Your Organization, enter our NPO number, #80391, or our name before selecting "search". Click on the circle next to our name, and then enroll. Thank you for your support!
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
At Maryland School teachers have been planning and preparing all week, on Thursday students and families came to meet their teachers/see their classrooms, and Monday morning at 7:30 the bell will ring, and school begins.  Because of your donations teachers are better prepared with supplies for their classrooms, and they know that people in the community are taking a personal interest in supporting their efforts to help children learn.  Thank you so much to all those whose generosity made this collection a success!  We continue to look for people who would like to volunteer an hour a week to work with a student needing extra help with reading.  Please be in touch with Cathy Kim at 602-708-6423 or using the link below if you are interested.  We will keep you informed about our partnership with Maryland School, and how that unfolds during the year.
Open Arts & Crafts Studio
Monday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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.  
Young Adult Small Group
Tuesday, August 9, at 6:45 PM in Annex C
The young adult small group is a place for "younger" adults to get together and talk about issues important to us. We provide a safe space to share ideas and challenge each other respectfully. We are an open group and anyone who feels they are a young adult-regardless of age-is welcome to join and share their thoughts with us. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 PM in Annex C through August. Contact Caitlin below for more information and to receive calendar reminders for the Young Adult Group meeting.
Members & Friends Art Show
Our usual Members and Friends Art Show is moving to March this year!  Now you will have more time to get your wonderful work ready to show!  Look for the exact date in upcoming Compass issues.  Questions? E-mail the Sanctuary Team by clicking below. 
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.