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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Register Now for In-Person GA 2022!

Registration is now open for in-person attendance. Full-time registration is $475 for adults, and $250 for high school youth, emerging adults, and retired and candidate ministers. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1.
Do you enjoy the convenience and accessibility of remote General Assembly participation? GA 2022 again offers virtual attendance with robust programming and enhanced delegate discussion tools. Virtual Registration opens March 1st.

Thursday – June 23

7:30pm Faith on Fire for Democracy – Rally for UU the Vote

Our UUJAZ team will represent Arizona as a featured speaker at this event.

Building on the incredible momentum from 2020 when over 5,000 volunteers in 450 congregations contacted more than 3 million voters, UU the Vote 2022 is ready to fight for a world where all communities are free and thriving. Join UU the Vote for this special multi-platform event! Featuring a live performance by Emma’s Revolution and special guests, our UU the Vote team is excited to share this time of inspiration, strategy, and grounding. Sign up here!

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Huachuca City Community Garden Workshop Series Begins June 25

Continue your Wellness Journey with Huachuca City Community Garden by learning to grow your favorite vegetables in containers right outside your kitchen door.  This will be a series of classes this summer.  The first is on June 25 with Master Gardener Jan Groth covering the basics of organic container gardening:  appropriate soil, insect pests, and appropriate watering.  Jan is a delightful, engaging teacher who will provide you with this essential information, but will convince you that you, too, can be a successful gardener!

So come and join us on June 25, 10:00am, in the Huachuca City Senior Center, 504 N. Gonzales!  We may be inside, but don’t kid yourself, we will have pots, soil, and everything that goes with it!

PLEASE REGISTER by calling the Huachuca City Library at 520-456-1063.  Library is closed Sunday and Monday. Look forward to seeing you in the class! Ann Aust

New Things To Do at Sky Island UU

Rev. Tina is on a well earned vacation from June 24 through to July 24.

Please reach out to Joyce Carpenter or Diane Davis, leaders of our Care Teams if you have a pastoral emergency.

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Mask Guidelines

Cochise County is now rated as “MEDIUM” for Covid transmission. We encourage everyone to wear masks, although it is not a requirement.  Please remain up to date on information and get tested if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.  The following web site is useful:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

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Service for Sunday, June 26th at 10:30:

“Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny”

How is our Unitarian Universalist theology connected to our practice of covenant?  As we are called by our faith to take seriously our interconnections?

What choices are demanded of us a UUs?

Rev. Tina Squire
You can also attend on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/98918280553
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6:00 to 7:30 –

We have finished our latest book and will not do a formal study instead. It will be BYOB (bring your own book). Bring something you are reading and think is worth sharing, or just come for good caring conversation. Turn off the news and hear some sane voices instead.

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 June

Since this Sunday is the fourth Sunday, we will have our second collection. This month, we will be collecting for our own Emergency Assistance Fund, the EAF. The EAF is part of our community outreach and usually helps low-income or homeless people with some pretty basic needs. But the EAF is also intended to help our own membership when someone might need some financial assistance. The assistance is kept highly confidential and is handled by our minister. You can also donate 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” for the notation or memo.

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Caring Corner
Imogene Ray is back in Sierra Vista after being hospitalized in Phoenix.  Please keep her and Carolyn in your thoughts.
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!

ABCs of Abolition

Fall 2022

Recent events have shown us, more clearly than ever: the police do NOT keep us safe. It’s past time to start creating real solutions for community safety and individual thriving, but luckily, we’re not starting from square one. Many people, especially from BIPOC communities, have been working on this problem for decades. UUJAZ, in partnership with Side With Love, has created an incredible curriculum about the urgent work of abolishing police and prisons, which we are presenting to AZ UUs as “The ABCs of Abolition.”

Sign up here to learn more about our upcoming course.

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Pacific Western Region News

Pacific Western Region Logo Pacific Western Region Newsletter for June 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.
For those using Zoom for communications, please update your Zoom application if you haven’t done that recently. They keep making changes and updates and it’s good (and free) for you to keep your Zoom program at a current status.
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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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