Welcome to Unitarian Universalism

We are people of all agespeople of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We are brave, curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six Sources. Get to know us:
  • Beliefs & Principles – our seven Principles, six Sources and common belief questions
  • Who We Are – our history, symbols, backgrounds and stories
  • Religious Practices – what Unitarian Universalists do on Sunday and every day, including holidays and rites of passage
  • Get Involved – find out how to connect with Unitarian Universalism, no matter where you are
To experience the Unitarian Universalist spiritual tradition online through the WorshipWeb collection and more, visit the Worship & Inspiration section.
The Hearth is back and partnering with Nourish UU Dinner Church to bring you reflection, connection, and community while we eat together over Zoom. Come sit by The Hearth and share your heart. In this space for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (including Mixed/Multiracial or Transracially adopted folx), we will share, support, and learn together as we journey towards spiritual wholeness.
Register HERE
UUJAZ website and calendar of events HERE
What Shall We (UUJAZ) Do This Year?
Survey HERE
Book GroUUp Returns for Summer and Fall of 2021
As our current session of Book GroUUp comes to a close, we have begun to prep for a new season of reading and learning together. To reflect the interests of our Book GroUUp attendees, wanted to involve you all in the process of choosing our reading list for this Summer and Fall.
Our team at UUJAZ has compiled some of our favorite books about justice, organizing, anti-racism, climate plans, abolition, and all the many ways we can build the world we want to live in. Vote on our nominated books HERE Submit your survey responses by May 31st for consideration in the book selection. We hope to see you in Book GroUUp this summer!

New Things To Do at Sky Island UU

New Mask Guidelines
Starting Sunday 8/1, we are asking everyone to wear a mask for the Sunday services whether or not you have been vaccinated. The Delta Variant is highly contagious and even vaccinated people who are asymptomatic can transfer COVID to others. Right now we are at a Moderate level of transmission in Cochise County, but the rest of the state is at Substantial or High levels and COVID doesn’t respect boundaries. So far the CDC doesn’t recommend wearing a mask inside at a Moderate level, but will if we reach substantial. The picture is changing rapidly so better to be safe than sorry.
August 1 Sunday Service
On August 1, Rev. Tina will speak about creativity, the ways we surprise ourselves and others with gifts we may or may not know
we have and invite those attending to share times they discovered that they have creations to share.  We will also show some BAJA 4 video showcasing the work of members of the 4 congregations.
We will be Zooming the service again this Sunday.
Wondering Wednesday August 4
For Wondering Wednesday, 8/4, we will continue the discussion of, Walking to Listen : 4,000 Miles Across America One Story at a Time by Andrew Forsthoefel. we plan to cover chapters 4 and 5 under Richard Spencer’s thought-provoking direction. You do not need to have read the book to join.
From The Board of Trustees
We are looking for volunteers for the By-Law Review Committee and Audit Team. Contact Ginger Ryan if you are willing to serve on this committee.
Congratulation to Jean MacKeen, the new VP of the Board.
First Friday Hikers: Carr Canyon
8 AM, Friday, August 6
Come join the first Friday hikers for an easy hike in Carr Canyon Friday, August 6. We will start at the lower parking area for the perimeter trail and hike up to the Carr House. This area has some interesting old foundations to explore and lots of trees for shade. Meet at church at 8 am or at the Carr Canyon lower parking area at 8:30ish. Contact Molly with any questions: mandfar@gmail.com.
UU Women’s Breakfast: Friday August, 9AM Friday August 13
It’s not too early to mark 8/13 for the UU Women’s Breakfast, 9 a.m. at Landmark Cafe. If 9 is too early, come at 10 a.m., but just come! If you came early and want to leave early, that’s fine too. See you then ..from Diane
Second Collection for August
The July 2nd collection will be for Good Neighbor Alliance. Please donate by tapping the DONATE button below. When you get to the part that says, “Use this donation for…” type in “2nd collection” or “GNA”. 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.
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

June 17 from UUA President Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray
It Starts With Faith: Organizing School for Teams is a 9-week faith organizing training series designed to build faith-rooted organizing teams that are committed to dismantling white supremacy and taking action in with Side With Love’s four intersectionality justice priorities (Climate Justice, LGBTQ+ & Gender Justice, Democracy & Voting Rights, Decriminalization). It is open to people of all experience levels and faith affiliation. Participants will learn foundational organizing skills to build and support teams in racial justice rooted work and take part in the upcoming Side With Love Action Center-a distributed organizing and leadership development program launching this fall.
Sessions will take place on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ET/3:30-5:30pm PT between Aug. 25 and Nov 3.

Pacific Western Region News

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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.
Wednesday 10AM 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 7PM:
Join Tuesday Zoom Meeting:
 https://zoom.us/j/94884266239  Meeting ID: 948 8426 6239
One tap mobile +12532158782,,94884266239# US