All events are at the church, unless otherwise indicated.

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MAY 24-27


Memorial Day Weekend


UU camp in Sierra Ancha Mountains hosts camp-out. Fees $35 for adults, $25 for children under 16 (if members).




Children’s Religious Education Our children’s RE program is volunteer-driven and because we insist upon two sets of adult eyes in each classroom, we have on-going opportunities to serve. Being a classroom assistant requires no prep time. They assist with classroom activities, stories, and participating in discussion. Our teachers receive excellent, easy to use lesson plans that are well received by the students. Volunteering one or two Sundays would be of great benefit to our children. Contact Lisa Lawrence at if you can help in any capacity.



We continue to need volunteers to set up for the social hour after Sunday service. Team 1; Prep will put out the adult and kid’s treats. Set up coffee and tea services. Team 2; coffee will make the coffee and clean the pots. Team 3; Load DW, wipe down tables, put up left over treats. You can volunteer for more than one team. Please contact the church office if you are willing and able.



Sunday 5/19: Teacher Appreciation Ceremony- Please join us during service this Sunday when we will be holding our Teacher Appreciation Ceremony.

You’re Invited!  Please join UUJAZ for a Hail and Farewell celebration to honor our Founding Director Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings‘ 5½ years of service as Executive Director and to warmly welcome our incoming Executive Director Janine Gelsinger. Saturday, May 18th at Valley UU – 6400 W. Del Rio Street, Chandler, AZ Gather in the sanctuary around 12:45 for a ceremony at 1:00, followed by a light lunch and plenty of time to connect. Be sure to RSVP no later than Monday May 13th at While there is no charge for this event, we need an accurate count so that we order enough food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there!

Here is an opportunity to meet other UUs and have a fun, educational travel experience! Julia Mehrer and Carolyn Saunders, members of the UU Church of Tucson, have planned a UUtah TUUr, October 14-20, 2019, to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  The trip will be on a deluxe tour bus with either private or double rooms available in comfortable, reasonable hotels.  Some of the trip’s highlights include lunch and a visit to the Arcosanti planned community, hiking opportunities at various ability levels, museums, fantastic scenery, great photography opportunities, and an optional tour to Antelope Canyon.  Space on this optional tour is limited and should be booked no later than May 20. If anyone from your congregation has ever traveled on one of our tours, they can attest to what a good time we have on these trips and how interesting they are.  Since the trip will leave from Tucson, the UUCT congregation will offer complimentary home hospitality on the nights before and after the tour ends.  The trip cost for a private room is $1286 with double rooms only $956 per person.  For the complete itinerary and registration form, go to  For more information, contact Julia Mehrer, or Carolyn Saunders,

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the Sociable Breakfast Group meets at the Royal Oak Café in Sun City. So that seating can be prearranged, anyone wishing to attend should always contact Berta Czeczyk, (623) 562-6402 or Tom Smiley (623) 203-8566, prior to the date. Thank you!



Please like and share our Unitarian Universalist Church of Surprise Facebook page! Teraysa Hightower created and maintains the Facebook page for the church. Please take a moment to check it out, say hello, like and share as you wish. The best publicity is through our own members.