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!
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.

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.”

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.


Monday – May 29 – Memorial Day

Tuesday – May 30

11:00 – Noon   Truly Mindful Tuesdays – Meet in the sanctuary for a 10 minute meditation followed by discussion.

6:00pm   SIUUC Gardening Forum

Zoom:     https://zoom.us/j/94884266239 

Phone:    1 253 215 8782 ID: 94884266239

If you would like to be included in the Garden Forum weekly email synopsis and email discussions, please contact Edna at skyislandchurch@gmail.com.

7:00 – 8:30pm   Dharma Buddhists Meditation

Wednesday – May 31

8:00am   Meditation

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

Phone: 1 669 900 9128     ID: 97417456265

11:30 – 3:30pm   Tina’s Office Hours

6:00 – 7:30pm   Wondering Wednesdays

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 

Phone: 1 669 900 9128      ID: 99892265318

We will continue to check in with one another and talk about whatever is on your mind. See you on Zoom.

6:30pm   PFLAG

Thursday – June 1

Friday – June 2

8:00am   First Friday Hike

The Grotto in Chiricahua National Monument


6:30pm   First Wednesday  – PFLAG meets each month at the church.

9:00am   First Friday – First Friday Hike

11:00am   Second Friday – Church Ladies Brunch at the Country House Restaurant

4:30pm   Third Tuesday – Board of Trustees

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

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

11:00 – 3:00pm   Third Friday – EAF

1:00pm – ??pm   Third Friday – Afternoon of Games

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

10:30am   Fourth Sunday 2nd Collection



In 2023, UUMFE continues our Monthly Spiritual Gatherings so that we may all find time to ground, recenter, and imagine what is possible in a world in need of repair. This year to draw us more closely into alignment with Earth-based philosophies, we will follow the Lunar Calendar. We will gather each month, via Zoom, on the Full Moon to nourish our spirit. Our next gathering with be on May 5th at 4 pm PT/ 5 pm MT/ 6 pm CT/ 7 pm ET. We hope you join us!
Register for Spiritual Gathering

New Things To Do at Sky Island UU

The risk level for COVID-19 for the Sierra Vista Metro Area is LOW. Since we have had several exposures at church in recent weeks we recommend that you wear a mask while inside the building, but you can choose not to at your own risk.

The following web site is useful:



This Sunday, MAY 28, the sermon will consider “Decorating or Divulging Our Depths?” as we will celebrate Memorial Day and Flower Communion.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of flower communion; please bring flowers to share if you have any growing, otherwise there will be plenty in worship.

Fourth Sunday 2nd Collection

Our second collection this month will be in support of Casa de la Misericordia in Nogales, Mexico.

In-Person and on Zoom:


Phone:      1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 989 1828 0553

________________________________ Wondering Wednesdays  for May 31

6:00 to 7:30 –

We will continue to check in with one another and talk about whatever is on your mind. See you on Zoom.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 

Phone: 1 669 900 9128      ID: 99892265318


REMEMBER:  Mindfulness on Mondays has moved to TUESDAYS at 11:00am

This Tuesday, May 30, Angel will lead us in a brief meditation and discussion.


First Friday Hike

First Friday Potluck and Optional Hike

Friday, June 2, 8:00am

The Grotto in Chiricahua National Monument

All are welcome to join us for an outing to the awe-inspiring rock formations of the Chiricahua National Monument about an hour and a half east of Sierra Vista.  We will picnic at the 7000 ft elevation Massai Point and those who choose will do a fairly easy one mile round trip hike to the Grotto for amazing views. You will have the option to go further if desired.

There are picnic tables and bathroom facilities at the picnic area. Entrance to the monument is free.  Meet at church at 8:00am to carpool to the monument. Bring a dish to share if you can.  Contact Molly with any questions or if you want to carpool from another starting point: mandfar@gmail.com.


Second Collection for May

 For May, the second collection will be for Casa de la Misericordia in Nogales.

You can donate at the second collection on May 28, or by tapping the DONATE button below. When you get to the part that says, “Use this donation for…” type in “2nd collection” or “Casa de la Misericordia”  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 “Casa de la Misericordia” for the notation or memo.

Caring Corner

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


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!


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



Register Now for GA 2023!

Watch this video for an explanation of 2023 GA registration options for in-person or virtual participation.
A link to the video that explains GA Registration Rates
Join us June 21 – 25, 2023 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. General Assembly 2023 will be a multiplatform event, with registration options for in-person and/or virtual participation. In-person registration includes access to events scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, as well as everything available to virtual registrants. Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as all on-demand programming, live webinars, and live-streamed events.
In-person registration is $400 for adults, and $300 for high school youth, emerging adults (18-24), and retired and candidate ministers. Full Virtual Registration is $250. Register now and use the payment plan to pay over time. Financial support is also available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1.

Pacific Western Region News

Pacific Western Region Logo Pacific Western Region Newsletter for May 2023 ______________________________

Reports and Reflections of the Article II Study Commission

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!
Wednesday 8AM meditations and phone in information is:  HERE
or copy and paste:  https://zoom.us/j/97417456265 phone: 669 900 9128     #97417456265
*Wondering Wednesday Zoom Meetings:  6:00 to 7:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 998 9226 5318 One tap mobile +13462487799,,99892265318#
Sunday: @ 10:30am Church Service
*Sunday Social Hour at 11:30AM is:
or copy and paste: https://zoom.us/j/97380861311
phone: 669 900 9128   #97380861311
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