We Are Unitarian Universalists

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything. We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be. We are Unitarian Universalist and BuddhistChristianHinduHumanistJewish, MuslimPaganatheist and agnosticbelievers in God, and more. On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We seek to welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!
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Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
  1. 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
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Proposed 8th Principle:

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
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UU Service Committee Ukrainian Assistance

With millions of Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), is assisting refugees by partnering with two grassroots organizations in Eastern Europe, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and FemFund. Both organizations are well-positioned to respond immediately to the people fleeing Ukraine for Hungary and Poland, respectively, having engaged in this work for years with people fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.
Hungarian Helsinki Committee focuses on providing plain-language legal advice to asylum-seekers and civil society organizations, as well as combatting racist and xenophobic narratives about people on the move in Hungary. FemFund partners with community groups assisting women, LGBTQI+, and Black and People of Color seeking safety in Poland.

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CHURCH CALENDAR

Monday – December 5

Tuesday – December 6

11:00 – 3:00pm Tina’s Office Hours

6:00pm SIUUC Gardening Forum – If you would like to be included in the Garden Forum weekly email synopsis and email discussions, please contact Edna at skyislandchurch@gmail.com.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94884266239 

Phone: 1 253 215 8782 ID: 94884266239

6:00 – 7:30pm Dharma Buddhists Meditation

Wednesday – December 7

8:00am Meditation

Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/97417456265

Phone: 1 669 900 9128     ID: 97417456265

6:00 – 7:30pm Wondering Wednesdays

This week you’re invited to check in with us on Zoom and let us know how you’re doing. Join us for friendly conversation about whatever’s on your mind. We look forward to seeing you!

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 

Phone: 1 669 900 9128      ID: 99892265318

6:30pm    PFLAG monthly meeting at the church.

Thursday – December 8

Friday – December 9

10:00am    The Church Ladies meet at the Country House Restaurant in the big room for breakfast. All Church Ladies are welcome.

Saturday – December 10

RECURRING MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

  6:30pm    First Wednesday

PFLAG meets each month at the church.

9:00am    First Friday Hikers

10:00am    Second Friday  – The Church Ladies meet at the Country House Restaurant for breakfast.

4:30pm   Third Tuesday – Board of Trustees

Join Zoom meeting:   https://zoom.us/j/96408811740

11:00-3:00pm    Third Friday – EAF

11:30am    Third Thursday  – Men’s Luncheon. Contact Pat Aronna if you plan to attend.

10:30am     Fourth Tuesday   – Sunday Services Committee. All interested are welcome to attend.

10:30am   Fourth Sunday 2nd Collection

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New Things To Do at Sky Island UU

The risk level for COVID-19 for the Sierra Vista metro area has changed back to HIGH. We are therefore going back to requiring masks inside our building. They can be removed for eating and drinking after the service, of course. We may offer some outside seating [if it’s not raining] as well to facilitate social distancing. We still have some masks on hand, but please bring your own if you can. The following web site is useful:

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Service for Sunday, December 4th at 10:30:

25 years, folks!  The carpool to Tucson, that started this community off, began in 1995 and potlucks at Pintek Ranch in 1996.  1997 just marks the official recognition of our status.  Whether you have been with us from the beginning or just started attending this year, please come to celebrate; bring your favorite stories about why you joined, or what you’ve encountered here, your initial hopes and your dreams for the future.  These don’t have to be staid, white-washed, well-written reflections.  They can be funny and they should be from your unique perspective.

Organizations form a lasting culture, but the people who come and go have a role in shaping that and should be recognized as well.

Rev. Tina Squire

You can also attend on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/98918280553

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6:00 to 7:30 –

This week you’re invited to check in with us on Zoom and let us know how you’re doing. Join us for friendly conversation about whatever’s on your mind. We look forward to seeing you!

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 

Phone: 1 669 900 9128      ID: 99892265318

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Intrepid Sky Island UU Hikers in the Chirichaua’s on Friday, June 3rd.

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Second Collection for December

This month, we will be collecting for the church’s Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF).

You can donate at the second collection on December 25, or by tapping the DONATE button below. When you get to the part that says, “Use this donation for…” type in “2nd collection” or “EAF”. You can also drop a check off at church and leave in Tricia’s file folder on the wall, or mail a check to the address at the bottom of the newsletter. Be sure to put “2nd collection” or “EAF” for the notation or memo.

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Caring Corner

Diane Davis is out of hospitals and will be spending her recovery time in Tucson to be nearer her doctors.  Her phone number is the same.  If you have an appointment in Tucson and are near River Rd. and Craycroft, come by.  It’s better to let her know ahead of time so she can give you the address and make sure she won’t have an appointment when you come by.  Diane still loves receiving texts!

If you have a joy you’d like to share or a sorrow you’d like people to hear, please send an email to skyislandchurch@gmail.com

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Local & Regional Activities

We are the Baja 4!

Representing Unitarian Universalists across southeastern Arizona, we love beyond belief and find inspiration from a wide array of spiritual, religious, and secular sources. We come together as a Baja 4 because we know we are stronger together.

Learn more about each congregation!

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Baja 4 Climate Justice Team

Date TBD | 6-7:30pm | Zoom Calling all Climate Warriors! Join with us as we seek to find our place in the fight for a livable and sustainable environment. We are just forming and so you can help us shape our mission as a team which “seeks environmental justice, beloved community and the flourishing of all life” (as so well put by the UUMFE https://www.uumfe.org/)

Email Jamili for date and time dre.uuct@gmail.com

Pacific Western Region News

Pacific Western Region Logo Pacific Western Region Newsletter for November 2022 ______________________________
   

Recurring ZOOM Links

For all Zoom meetings, if you need to call in by phone, you can call 1-253-215-8782.  The meeting ID is the last 11 digits of the corresponding link.
If you are a Zoom user, and it’s good to see some of you on Sunday mornings or on one of our various topical meetings, please check for updates. When you open Zoom, somewhere on your screen there should be a zoom.us entry. For me, it’s on the very very top of my screen on the left.  When you click on that, there should be a drop down menu with a number of options. One of them should say “Check for updates…..” and that’s what you want to click on. Since Zoom seems to have an update almost every week, you might be a bunch of weeks behind. Let’s all get current!
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Wednesday 8AM meditations and phone in information is:  HERE
or copy and paste:  https://zoom.us/j/97417456265 phone: 669 900 9128     #97417456265
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*Wondering Wednesday Zoom Meetings:  6:00 to 7:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 998 9226 5318 One tap mobile +13462487799,,99892265318#
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Sunday: @ 10:30am Church Service
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*Sunday Social Hour at 11:30AM is:
or copy and paste: https://zoom.us/j/97380861311
phone: 669 900 9128   #97380861311
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NOTE NEW TIME
Garden Forum Tuesdays at 6PM:
Join Tuesday Zoom Meeting:
 https://zoom.us/j/94884266239  Meeting ID: 948 8426 6239
One tap mobile +12532158782,,94884266239# US
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