CALENDAR
All events are at the church, unless otherwise indicated.

Please send your event information to the Webmaster for inclusion on the calendar. Items on the calendar are updated one week in advance.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Life in the Time of Corona

  Covid-19      May 2002   Click here to read a letter from the Board of Trustees President containing pertinent information for the congregation during this pandemic.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

CHILDREN'S RE

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK, IT’S VIRTUAL, AND IT STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 20th AT 9:30 A.M.

Classes are being offered this year for preschool (age 2 years-1st grade) and 2nd grade and up. Please R.S.V.P. to this event in order to receive the ZOOM link or by emailing the Children’s Religious Education Director, Lisa Lawrence, at uucslisal@gmail.com

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

12/6/20 Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: A Dramatic ZOOM Reading In a small village, somewhere in time, goblins have taken over the old synagogue up on the hill. And they HATE Hanukkah! Can Hershel of Ostropol break the curse and restore Hanukkah? Join us for this special holiday service on Sunday, Dec. 6th at 10:30 A.M. and find out! ZOOM Link TBA  

 

SOCIAL HOUR

When we return to meeting again at the church and it is determined that eating together is safe, we will 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.

 

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

UUC Announcements

If you have something of interest to contribute to our UU Announcements, please send an email to Kathryn at uucsaz2@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from YOU soon. Thank you!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

From Your Board

One of the primary responsibilities of any Board is to periodically review the Bylaws, as well as the Policies and Procedures of their organization. It is recommended that Bylaws be reviewed every 5-7 years and Policies and Procedures, every year. Since our Bylaws had not been reviewed since 2013, the Board decided to begin with them, and established a Task Force of Bill Chartrand, Brooke Gaunt, Reggie Johnston and Sherry Robinson. An initial review of the documents led us to decide that the current bylaws needed to be revised not just amended. And so, the work began.

The task force has completed its work and the final draft of the new Bylaws was approved by the full Board at the November meeting. We feel comfortable with our work, and are now prepared to send them you – the membership for your review.  We hope to be able to vote on these at the Annual Meeting in January.

These documents should arrive in your email box shortly after the first of December. We are planning to hold a zoom townhall and/or an in-person meeting (if possible) to respond to questions or concerns about this revision.   Details on these meetings will be be provided with the documents.  Please review the Bylaws and be prepared, if need be, to attend one of the Q&A sessions and then to vote in January.

From Lisa Lawrence  Children’s RE presents:

12/6/20 Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins: A Dramatic ZOOM Reading In a small village, somewhere in time, goblins have taken over the old synagogue up on the hill. And they HATE Hanukkah! Can Hershel of Ostropol break the curse and restore Hanukkah? Join us for this special holiday service on Sunday, Dec. 6th at 10:30 A.M. and find out! ZOOM Link TBA  

 UUJAZ

Love & Justice: Abolition and Alternatives to Policing
UUs proclaim that no one is outside the circle of love, therefore, our goals are also abolitionist goals. Join UUJAZ every first Wednesday of the month in actively resisting the systems of policing and incarceration while building relationships and community with other passionate UUs in Arizona. 

Register for our next meeting on December 2nd here.

Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Janine
Thursdays at 10 am

Join UUJAZ Executive Director Janine Gelsinger any Thursday morning for a casual “office hours” on Zoom. Bring your questions, chat about the social justice news this week in AZ, or suggest what programming you’d like to see UUJAZ do next. Register here.

 

FACEBOOK

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.