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.

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UUJAZ
Birthday Wish from Janine Gelsinger. March 12
Read HERE
Boycott Amazon Week, March 8
Read HERE
Website and calendar of events HERE
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Coming to Baja 4 Congregations: Trans Inclusion in Congregations from Transforming Hearts Collective
Starting May 9, 6 sessions, Sundays 3:30-4:30Pm. Facilitated by Janine Gelsinger
Learn how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity. Over six sessions we will deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community, and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform yourself and your congregation. UUJAZ is thrilled to provide access to this online course on radical welcoming for free, thanks to a generous grant from the UU Funding panel. This course on transformational culture shift counts towards your annual Welcoming Congregation renewal. Register HERE
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New Things To Do at Sky Island UU

Wondering Wednesdays: Next Meeting May 12 @ 6PM
For Wondering Wednesday on 5/12, we will be discussing the book On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, which is a compilation of speeches and articles by journalist and environmental activist, Naomi Klein. We will cover the chapters “Season of Smoke” through “There’s Nothing Natural About Puerto Rico’s Disaster” or possibly we may finish the book. You don’t have to have read this book or agree with it to attend. All who are concerned about the environment are invited to come discuss this hot topic. The book is available from the UU InSpirit Bookstore HERE
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Friday May 14 at 9AM: UU Woman’s Breakfast Friday at Veterans Park, east side.
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SIUUC Annual Meeting April 30, 2021 Summary
It is with pleasure that I present the newly elected Board of Trustees for Fiscal Year 2021 -2022:
President: Jennifer “Ginger” Ryan
Treasurer: Tricia Gerrodette
Secretary: Becky Tanner
Members at Large: Kathy Scott, Jerry Beale (Jean MacKeen and Carolyn Cook returning for 2nd year of their pre-existing terms)
The annual budget (of $101,226) was presented and approved. Those
members who have not pledged, are encouraged to do so.
Sky Island currently has 76 official members. Twenty-three (23) votes are required for a quorum (30% per Page 2 of the By-Laws) for approval of general business. We met that criteria with 50 members participating.
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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
Former member Janet Eley died In January of 2021. Some of our long time members may remember her. Karen Horton

Local & Regional Activities

From UUA President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederck-Gray – March 6
Read HERE
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2021 VIRTUAL UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. That remains true even when we cannot gather physically. Last year, GA had more than 4,900 registered attendees participate from remote locations around the world. Although we give up the face-to-face interaction and hugs that are prevalent when we meet in-person, we retain our dedication to community and make our experience more accessible and more environmentally sustainable.
Registration for virtual GA 2021 is $200 per person. Financial support for registration as well as a payment plan are available. General Assembly registrants receive access to the 2021 Online Participation Portal, including live, semi-live, and on-demand video content, the virtual exhibit hall, chat features, support, and a (new!) GA mobile app.  Register at uua.org/ga

Pacific Western Region News

Pacific Western Region Logo Pacific Western Region Newsletter for May 2021 __________________________________      

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.
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Wednesday 10AM 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 Social Hour at 11:30AM is:
or copy and paste: https://zoom.us/j/97380861311
phone: 669 900 9128   #97380861311
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*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
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Bisbee Member & Friends – General Topics: Thursdays at 5PM: