Surprise, AZ 85378
Our congregation is full of people, young and old, just like you, who started out looking for a religious/spiritual home that fits the realities of modern life. Many of us yearned for a spiritual community that invites us to think carefully and feel deeply together about life’s ultimate questions and that lifts our spirits, but does not require that we adhere to religious creeds and strictures that do not speak to us. We have found such a community here. We hope you will, too.
If you grew up attending services within a traditional religion, our services will be somewhat familiar, but refreshing. If you grew up without a religious background, or would describe yourself now as atheist, agnostic, or humanist, you will find kindred spirits here. We welcome all people, celebrating the creative possibilities of working with others who may be different than we are with regard to race, national origin, social and economic situation, gender, sexual and/or gender orientation, abilities/disabilities, beliefs, or other characteristics.
Our Sunday services usually include a story for all ages (a short message for our children), periods of reflection, time for members to share personal joys and sorrows, inspirational and thought-provoking readings from a variety of secular sources and religious traditions, a sermon, hymns, and other music provided by our choir, pianists, and other instrumentalists. Sermons from Reverend Terry Sims and occasional guest speakers are sometimes seasonal, often personal, frequently deal with current events, and relevant not only to everyday life but also to making our lives fuller and more meaningful. Ethics-based religious education is provided for children.
Our services and religious education classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. Services and classes usually last about an hour, but sometimes a bit longer. After service we usually have coffee and snacks at the social hour.
Visitors are welcome at any time of the year. We warmly invite you to join us and we look forward to meeting you!
Transitioning to Welcome Back
Our congregation is in a state of transition: coming back to in-person services; awaiting the announcement of the new Interim Minister; getting to know the new minister; and greeting new visitors and members. As we Transition Together, one of the elements of this process is to freshen up our Faith Home’s building to welcome all of us back! So, the Stewardship Team has taken on a one-month endeavor to raise $12,000 that does just that: repairing and re-finishing the four front doors and repairing and painting the building’s exterior. Normally, the proceeds from the auction would pay for this project; but we were unable to have one for the past two years and there are no funds available to proceed with this Project without some support from our congregation.
Some Members have already stepped up and we hope you will join them. Consider the amount you would normally spend at the auction each year or what you normally would have spent at restaurants prior to the pandemic. In order to finish the projects by September, we need to raise these funds in June. We hope you will support this effort!
The button below will take you to payment options: from the drop-down menu select Welcome Back, then select Donate with PayPal or Donate with Debit or Credit card. Let’s give and make our Faith Home shine!
Bob, Claudia, Janet, MaryAnne, Sherry, Steve & Suzi
Your Stewardship Team
UU Values Matter … Pledging Secures our Future
We are a self-sustaining community whose primary source of support comes from our Members and Friends. Giving consciously and responsibly will help us become a congregation of generosity and gratitude.
Now, more than ever, we need to support racial, economic, social & environmental justice; education & learning for all; progressive worship & community life. With your donations we will!
This is what Stewardship is about – supporting what matters most to us, what we value in our lives, to ensure that our ideals and principles have the necessary financial resources to stay strong and make a difference for ourselves, our loved ones, our community and the world we all share.
Even if you have paid your pledge, should you have the resources, please consider making a special gift. If you need help deciding on an amount to pledge, please click here to see the UUA Fair Share Guide.
Please complete the Financial Pledge Commitment Form below and hit the SUBMIT button.
Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise
17540 N. Avenue of the Arts Surprise, AZ 85378
2021 Stewardship Campaign
Financial Pledge Commitment Form
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Ways to Donate:
- Via Mail – Checks can be mailed to our Church Administrator, Kathryn Pabich, Unitarian Universalist Church, 17540 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise, AZ 85378.
- Via Paypal – Online donations are processed via this PayPal link.
- Via ACH – You can authorize a regular automatic, monthly deduction from your checking account via the attached form. Complete and mail this form to the UUCS Administrator at the above address or you can scan and email the ACH form to the UUCS Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Via Stock Transfer – Please indicate information on the Pledge Form submitted.
Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise
A Progressive, Inclusive Faith Community