This Sunday, August 21
Spiritual Fortification
Service Leaders: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 AM
As we look ahead through the year, this is a year of uncertainty. Both political elections and the UUA Presidential elections are big questions ahead.  At UUCP, we hope to be intentional this year in thinking about how to nurture and fortify ourselves for this year.
Next Sunday, August 28
Navigating Change with Humility 
Service Leaders: Susan Goldsmith
Sunday, August 28 at 10:30 AM
When asked to name spiritual qualities, humility is not often the first thing we mention; we may not mention it at all.  But in negotiating a rapidly changing world, might humility be one of our spiritual keys?
Upcoming Classes and Events
Adult Faith Development
Registration for Adult Faith Development fall, winter and spring classes is now open. We have 8 wonderful classes that are happening at UUCP this year. 

Coming of Age For Adults - Starts Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM

Towards the Other America - An Anti-Racist Study Group - Starts Saturday, September 17 at 9:30 AM

Women's Ritual - The third Thursday of the month starting on October 20

The Ebodied JourneyThe 2nd and 4th Saturdays starting in September 10:00 - 11:15 am, excluding the 4th Saturdays in Nov. and Dec. because of the holidays.

Circle of Trees - Wednesdays beginning January 11 - March 1, 6:00 7:30 PM

Couples Enrichment - Wednesdays beginning Feb 1- March 8

Emotional Intelligence:  Taking Turns - Thursday, March 16 from 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Living Boldly in Difficult Times - Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Middle and High School Youth Convocation
Sunday, August 28 at 6:00 PM in Annex C
All middle and high school families are asked to join us for the evening of ritual, orientation, socialization, and planning.  We will rededicate the YRUU room, affirm Mentors with Mentees, and have information for the year to come.  The Coming of Age Parent committee will have their first meeting of the year as part of the convocation evening. Email Katie Resendiz below if you have any questions. 
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 PM in the Johnson Room
We invite all members to join us for the monthly Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, August 23 in the Johnson Room. Break bread and socialize with us starting at 6:00 PM, and the meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Guests are invited to address the board during guest comments at the beginning and observe the remainder of the meeting. At this meeting we will be introducing new members and planning for the upcoming year. Call Glen Lockwood at 602-852-0174 or email him below with comments or questions.
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.
Labor Day Camping Weekend at SAWUURA
Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5
SAWUURA is our own UU 100-acre woods in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness near Young, AZ (about 4-hours drive from Phoenix). 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 below. For more info please contact Eb Eberlein, 520-622-6966
Young Adult Camp at de Benneville Pines
Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5
Spend Labor Day Weekend with other UU Young Adults to learn with one another, share stories, and strengthen our faith community. We will be stretching our faith by exploring spiritual practice with deepening and reflective worship, engaging our call to justice with informative workshops and identity ministry work. Round off our weekend experience with fun arts and crafts, relax in the fresh mountain air and, of course, pool time. Bridging Young Adults are encouraged to join our camp community, and new leaders are always welcome!

For more information visit the link below or talk to Geoff Anderla in the office.
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!
Curious about Worship Associates?
Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at UUCP
Worship Associates work with the worship staff at UUCP to help create and lead Sunday services. Soon we will be opening up the worship associate application process. If you've ever thought of becoming a worship associate, or would like to learn more, we are holding an open meeting on Saturday, September 10th, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at UUCP. This is a chance to see what being a worship associate is like, what it involves and answer any questions you may have. All are welcome!
Sermon Audio Now Available on Podcast
Audio recordings of many of our sermons are now available to listen to as a podcast! Simply search for "Sermons from UUCP" anywhere you find podcasts. To see what's already available, click below
Calling All Cooks and Assistant Cooks
Calling all chili cooks and assistant cooks! Volunteer cooks needed for the big chili cook-off fundraiser dinner for Rev. Susan Frederick Gray. The dinner will be Saturday evening, Sept. 24th. Make whatever kind of chili you want. Are you a beef and beans type chili cook? Or a turkey and white beans chili cook? Or a vegetarian chili cook? We are hoping for a wide range of chilis, which will be sampled by the fundraising diners that evening. 
Not a chili cook, but would like to contribute? We also need a few accompaniments and desserts. 
Please contact Cherie Stafford below or call her at 480-200-2345.