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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.
PILL BOTTLES – from Darnell Kirksey
We are collecting empty, clean pill bottles – all sizes and colors. They are included in shipments of medical supplies sent to third world medical clinics by a group called Mathew 25. The clinics use them for dispensing medications to their patients.
Thanks to all who have contributed pill bottles so far. I mailed the first box of about 100 bottles on July 7th. Thanks also for the great job you did in cleaning them. The group does not want bottles that are sticky or still have labels on them. From cleaning my own bottles, I know what a job it is. It would help me with the cost if you could place your bottles in gallon-sized zip lock type bags, as the organization wants them sent in such bags.
I will be at the church again on Monday, July 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM if you would like to drop off your bottles. For more information call me at 602-938-6174.
Maggi Mahan – Back to School Supply Drive
What can you contribute:
Pens (Blue, Black and Red),
3-Ring Binders (1”, 1.5”, 2”),
Scientific Calculators (TX-30XS)
Please bring your donations to the UU Surprise church on Saturday, July 25 between the hours of 8am and 12 noon. A donation box will be available to collect your items and they will be delivered to HYC during the following week.
Building Resilience as White Folks for Uncomfortable Conversations
Saturday, July 11th 2-3:30pm
Join UUJAZ’s Janine Gelsinger in discussing the panel she contributed to at 2020 General Assembly, addressing how individuals and congregations can stay connected while in the discomfort of conversations about race and oppression.
Night at the MUUvies
Saturday July 11th 6 pm movie screening, 7:45 discussion
Join with UUs across Arizona for a virtual gathering to watch a film then participate in discussion, hosted by Emrys Staton.
THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.
Trailer & info: https://theinfiltrators.oscilloscope.net/
Book Discussion GroUUp w Rev. Tina
Friday July 17th noon
“How To Be An Anti-Racist”
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