- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- 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 AssistanceWith 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.
Register Now for In-Person GA 2022!
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!
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.
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:
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?
Wondering Wednesdays from June 29 through July 20
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.
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Local & Regional Activities
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!
- Amado: Borderlands Unitarian Universalist
- Sierra Vista: Sky Island Unitarian Universalist Church
- Tucson (Northwest): Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation
- Tucson (Eastside): Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
ABCs of AbolitionFall 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.”