Sustaining Soil and Souls: Stories of Food and Faith

This Sunday, April 18, 4pm
“Taste and see…”  –Psalm 34:8

Register here in advance for this event.    Click here to hear a sample story. ______________________________

OUR STORYTELLERS Neda Movahead—Ph.D. graduate from ASU’s School of Sustainability, currently farming in Iran. Dion Washington—Project Roots, Educating people on how to grow their own food. Sunny Dooley—Dine Storyteller, Former Miss Navajo Nation. Gloria Montano Greene—New Deputy Under Secretary, USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation. Kate Tirion—Permaculture Instructor, Deep Dirt Institute, Patagonia, AZ.

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To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of Creation.  When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament.  When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a desecration.  In such desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want. -Wendell Berry.

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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 April 14 @ 6PM
For Wondering Wednesday on 4/21, we will continue 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.
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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The SIUU Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for April 25 at Noon:  on Zoom only. Information HERE
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  Please note in the Zoom links below that the Bisbee Member & Friends discussion time has changed from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays ________________________________
First Friday Hikers
Morris and Molly will be out of town in May. Molly is looking for someone to organize the May hike. Let her know if you are interested. mandfar@gmail.com.
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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

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 March-April,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: