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WELCOME BACK Sunday School Breakfast


Sunday, Sept 8, 2019

9:15 am – 10 am

•Join us for breakfast and:
•Register your children
•Parents, schedule your classroom participation dates
•Meet the teachers
•Hear about this year’s curriculum
•Find out about service projects, special events and other volunteer opportunities




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.



Lois Bartels will be out of town from August 14-20.  Any B & P issues should be reported to Don Helms. 

Volunteer needed to record the Sunday service for the web site. There are easy to follow instructions to record the sermon, take attendance during the service and mailing the file at the end of service. Contact John Cline at 623-544-2425 or email

Volunteer needed to turn on the Social Hall TV on Sunday morning around 10 am and run the PowerPoint announcements then shut it down around 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Contact Charlie Mannino at

Children’s religious education classes resume on September 8th this year. We have two volunteer opportunities for those interested in contributing to the spiritual growth of our younger generation. If you are interested in or have questions about either opportunity, please contact Lisa Lawrence at
Lead Teacher
Adapt lessons from our Tapestry of Faith Curriculum and learn about Unitarian Universalism from a unique hands-on perspective. This year I am seeking teachers for K-4th and 5th and up classrooms. With enough rotating teachers, this will be a commitment of once every 4-6 Sundays from September through May.
Teaching Assistant
There needs to be two adults in every classroom for safety, classroom control, and assistance with projects, stories and discussion. There is no prep for this position. This year I am seeking teacher assistants for K-4th and 5th and up classrooms. With enough rotating assistants, this will be a commitment of once every 4-6 Sundays from September through May.

Starting the second Sunday of the month during the school year, there will be free pizza for all, after the service!

Plans have been made for Ann Winsor’s Memorial Service which will take place at our church on September 22nd after our normal Sunday church service. There are two obituary versions, which vary slightly. The first is for the funeral home, which is a little more detailed and less formal, features a photo gallery of a few highlights of Ann’s life and also a permanent “memory wall” where people can remember her.

The second is the shorter more formal newspaper obituary which is online and going out in the local Sun City and Sun City West newspapers in print.

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.