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Saturday, April 20, 2019

5:00 pm


Enjoy traditional Seder food and an abbreviated Seder service with Rich Manalis and Susan Lee Walling. Sign up and pay the $20 per person cost no later than March 31st. Volunteer sign-up available. Both sign-ups are in the Social Hall.

Annual Church Picnic


Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019



All are welcome to White Tanks Regional Park for RE picnic and cookout. Bring a main entree to grill with an additional dish to share. Park entry $7. Bring chairs. Ramada 4F. Sign-up sheet in the social hall.

Great Decisions 2019

Feb – Mar

Mondays, Feb – March

7 pm


U.S. Foreign Policy Discussion Series. Learn what is happening in U.S. foreign policy for 2019. Contact to get a book and sign up for the discussions.




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.



NOTE:  If you have not picked up your new church directory, please do so the next time you are in church or contact Kathryn in the office to mail it to you. Please go over to the Visitor’s Desk and get yours! Throughout the year, send any updates to Kathryn in the office at

There will be free pizza served for Sunday Coffee Hour on the following six Sundays in 2019:  3/17, 3/31.  Pizza donated and served by Ken and Bonnie Saunders. (donations accepted)  Everyone is invited.

The film “Equal means Equal” will be shown in honor of Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 23, 2 pm at the UU church, 17540 N Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, AZ.  This stunning documentary film describes the status of women in America.  Reserve your place by emailing  The event is free, but donations will be appreciated.  The National Organization for Women (NOW) SC/WV is sponsoring the event.

 Volunteer Opportunity at Homeless Youth Connection –

  • When: Saturday, March 23rd, 8:00-11:00 or 11:00-2:00 or 2:00-5:00
  • What: Help at the Teen Exchange, an event at HYC headquarters that invites program youth to “shop” for clothes and accessories.
  • How: Sign up in the social hall or for more info and to volunteer contact Maggi Mahan at or Tom Reemtsma at (Car pools can be arranged.)

Annual Church Picnic/Cookout at White Tanks Regional Park – All are welcome to this fun, outdoor event being organized by the Children’s RE. Join us on Sunday, March 24th at Ramada 4F from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and bring a main entree for your family to grill and an additional dish to share with the group. The sign-up sheet is on the community table in the social hall. Park entry fee is $7 per vehicle. Bring your own chairs. Hope to see you there!  Please contact with any questions.

Valley View Community Food Bank is having their Spring Fling.  All proceeds will be used to purchase food.  It is scheduled for March 30th, 5:30-9:00 pm., at the Old Pueblo Cafe and Pub in Litchfield Park.  There will be a Mexican buffet, music and a dessert auction.  Tickets are $30/person.  See Liz (Swan) Thomas for tickets.

Circle Suppers – March 29, 30, 31 – Join us for our March circle suppers.  There will be a couple meal options. Due to the popularity of the dinner at The Colonnade this will again be offered. However, this will be a noon lunch on Saturday, March 30 hosted by Ruth Halpert and Sally Thomas. Guests order off the menu and pay for their own meals.

That weekend, there will also be the in-home potluck option. Here the hosts provide drinks and appetizers while their guests are assigned to bring main dish, salad or dessert.

Circle suppers are a great way to get to know your fellow UU’s a little better. Sign up in the social hall.  Any questions should be directed to Susie Cole 406.600.8857 or Nancy Flann 623.583.4636

Passover Seder Planned for Saturday April 20 at 5PM – Join us for our UUC Passover Seder.  We will enjoy an evening of traditional Seder food along with an abbreviated Seder service, singing and music! There will be activities related to Passover for the children. Space is limited. For more information and to sign-up and pay (cash or check), visit the Passover Seder table in the social hall after services beginning February 24. Cost is $20 for adults, free for children 14 years of age and under. Your payment is your guarantee that you have a place at the table. You may sign-up two friends per household on or after April 7th, if there is space available. The guest fee is $30.

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 Mary Smiley, (623) 203-8595, prior to the date. Thank you!



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