- 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!
Monday – August 8
Tuesday – August 9
6:00pm SIUUC GARDENING FORUM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see some of you there.
6:00 – 7:30pm DHARMA BUDDHISTS MEDITATION
Wednesday – August 10
6:00 – 7:30pm WONDERING WEDNESDAYS – We continue to enjoy each other’s conversation and have not selected a new book to read. Come join us each Wednesday night at 6pm on Zoom. All are welcome!
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 Phone: 1 669 900 9128 ID: 99892265318
6:30pm PFLAG monthly meeting at the church
Thursday – August 11
Friday – August 12
9:00am THE CHURCH LADIES – We meet for breakfast and fellowship. We are currently meeting at Doe Payne’s home.
Saturday – August 13
Sunday – August 14
10:30am REGULAR SUNDAY SERVICE
1:00pm FREE THINKERS Contact Roland Bockhorst for the location or link.
RECURRING MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
6:30pm 1st Wednesday PFLAG meets each month at the church.
10:00am 2nd and 4th Thursdays Sky Islander Quilters
Please note that Sky Islander Quilters are taking a summer break and will not meet again until fall.
9:00am (usually) First Friday Hikers hike the first Friday of the month.
9:00am Second Friday – The Church Ladies meet for breakfast and fellowship. We are currently meeting at Doe Payne’s home.
11:30am Third Thursday – Men’s Luncheon at Landmark. Contact Pat Aronna if you plan to attend.
4:30pm Third Monday – Board of Trustees – Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96408811740
10:30am Fourth Tuesday – Sunday Services Committee.
All interested are welcome to attend.
New Things To Do at Sky Island UU
Cochise County is rated as “MEDIUM” for Covid transmission. Some may still feel more comfortable wearing a mask, 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, August 7th at 10:30:
“Stories About Messing Up”
The writer Neil Gaiman says “The stories that work best, the stories we learn the most from sometimes have small triumphs, but they’re always about the places we screwed up, they’re always about the mistakes that we made, they’re always about being vulnerable.”
We will explore stories of humanity, of vulnerability, of small triumphs. Come share, if you so wish, stories of wreck and redemption that have meaning for you.
Rev Tina Squire
You can also attend on Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/98918280553
Wondering Wednesdays for August 10
6:00 to 7:30 –
We continue to enjoy each other’s conversation and have not selected a new book to read. Come join us each Wednesday night at 6pm on Zoom. All are welcome!
https://zoom.us/j/99892265318 Phone: 1 669 900 9128 ID: 99892265318___________________________
Teresa Longmore is asking that we send good thoughts and prayers (if we do those) to David Carlstrom who is in the hospital with COVID and double pneumonia.
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.”