Weekly nUUs

Thursday June 21 through Wednesday June 27

Events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For more details, please visit our home page and scroll down to the calendar on the bottom left of the screen.

Sunday Schedule

Worship: 10:30 AM (unless otherwise noted in the service schedule below)
Roundtable: 9:00 AM in the Library
Childcare: 8:45 AM until 12:30 AM —  free-play, snacks and art
Mindful Sundays for kids: 8:45 AM
Sunday school: 10:30 AM
Fellowship: before and after Worship

Upcoming Worship Services


Midsummer also known as Summer Sostice or Litha, is a celebration of the sun. It is the longest day of the year and we celebrate the sun’s full power. We will celebrate the light we all have in us and that we see in each … read more.

The Declaration of Dependence

America places a high priority on independence, which helped push many people to amazing achievements, fame, and fortune. Unfortunately, we sacrificed some of our sense of community and the bonds that held us together and encouraged us to work together and succeed together. Let’s celebrate … read more.

Next Roundtable

Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 9:00 AM

Roundtable: Unlock Your Brain’s Potential

BrainWorks Neurofeedback technology operated by Brandi Lozada-Johnston, BCN will demonstrate how you can witness and control your brain functions. Take a closer view of a new technological tool for self-discovery as well as witnessing the brain mechanisms that relate to learning, mood and peak performance.



Jun-Jul CUUPS Hiatus

Desert Spirit CUUPs is taking a summertime hiatus to honor travel and personal plans for group leadership. We will not hold meetings in June and July. We will meet again in August to further plan our future and invite new and additional leadership and ideas at that time. Please visit our Facebook page for further updates:  https://www.facebook.com/desertspiritcuups/  Have a blessed summer!

Jun 24 Feeding the Spirit 

9:00 AM: Join us for play and crafts with child care provided.
10:30AM: Family Chapel in the Purple Room.  We light candles, share our joys and sorrows and engage in the day’s theme through story or other activity.

Theme: Facts, Feelings and Opinions

Chalice lighting: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Albus Dumbledore

A Hogwarts Summer continues with a session on herbology.

Unitarian Universalist lens: We are each free to search for what is true and right for us.  For thousands of years, people used plants, flowers, trees and insects in medicine. In the Harry Potter series, there are seven main courses the student wizards need to study. One of these is called Herbology. Today we will explore just the tip of the subject.

Jun 19-21, 24 Naoma Will Be Out Of Office

If you are interested in making sure the office can stay open during that time, please email her at office@uuchurchlc.org!

Jun 20-14 General Assembly Live Stream

General Assembly, the annual Unitarian Universalist Association extravaganza, runs from June 20-24 in Kansas City, MO.  For those unable to go to KC, many events will be live-streamed on the UUA website, www.uua.org.  Please check the website for more information.  If you tune in on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time, you’ll catch the Service of the Living Tradition, which honors newly credentialed ministers and religious professionals, retiring ministers, and ministers who have died.  Rev. Sue will be among those recognized as ministers who are retiring.

Jul 15 The Last Goodbye

Join John Northcutt, Rev. Sue and Chuck at the High Desert Brewery to hoist a couple of beers, munch on a few snacks, and say a final goodbye to Sue and Chuck. This is a great opportunity to add to the church’s coffers while spending a little more time with them before Sue and Chuck head north. The $15 per person cost will be added to your auction bill. You can add your name to the list that will be in the church lobby on Sunday or email Lyn and ask to have your name(s) added to the list.

Jul 20 Dining Out

July Dining Out will be at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 20 at Lorenzo’s, 1753 E University. (East of McDonald’s)  Please sign up by Wednesday, the 18. Direct questions to DiningOut@uuchurchlc.org.

Jul 20-22 Church Campout

Gila Wildlife

There are of course a variety of birds. If I see them, they all look the same to me, a black blob, but I do enjoy their variety of songs. If you bring a hummingbird feeder and hang it on a tree branch or clothes line, you will normally have a guest at the feeder within half an hour. Soon you will have a group of hummingbirds. Usually there is a bully who claims the feeder is his and he tries to chase away the others. The other hummingbirds dispute his claim, but instead of fighting about it, they organize and take turns getting the bully to chase them while the others get a good drink from the feeder. The bully has a very exhausting day. The peaceful birds each pick out a tree branch, relax and laugh while watching the chase. You may have trouble hearing their laughter, it takes good ears and an even better imagination.

When my wife camped with us, her favorite pastime was sitting in the shade with a good book while watching the birds and other wildlife around her. One year she kept hearing a rattling sound coming from the direction of our camper, but couldn’t figure out what was causing it until she saw a squirrel dashing up a tree next to our camper with a piece of watermelon in its mouth. We had a large watermelon (to share at the Saturday evening church potluck) stored in a metal pail next to our camper. It took a couple of hours, but persistence paid off and the squirrel got into the pail and chewed a hole into the watermelon. We cut the squirrel’s hole out and placed the resulting scraps under the squirrel’s tree. No sense throwing the scraps away when we had a needy neighbor in the tree next to us with a passion for watermelon.

The deer come out in the evening. If you take a drive to Lake Roberts near dusk, you are likely to see deer in route to the lake and by the lake coming to get a drink.

When you spend some time in nature, there will be many little adventures if you take the time to observe what’s happening around you. In the 40 years we’ve been camping in the Gila, there have been no major adventures like someone getting close up and personal with a bear.

For planning purposes, we need to know how many people are coming to the campout, even if you are only driving up on Saturday for the day. Please contact Jim Basler at 522-2368 or basler36@gmail.com to provide the following information:

  • Contact information (name, phone #, email address) in case we need to contact you
  • Number of adults and number of children in your group
  • What Days you plan to be there

Jun 29 The Life of Michael Servetus

Come one! Come all! For some great entertainment, come partake of the original musical and dramatic presentation by Unitarian Universalist Rev. Dennis McCarty on Friday, June 29, at 7:00 PM in our sanctuary.  According to the reviews of a whole bevy of Unitarian Universalist ministers you will come away with a greater understanding of Unitarian Universalist icon and martyr Michael Servetus and will be thoroughly regaled by the history, wit, and wisdom of the Servetus production and the great original tunes representing many musical genres that will linger in your head for a long time.  Due to the generosity of three donors, a number of gift tickets are available for free.   Please see Jane Asche in the Religious Education Building great room on Sunday, June 24, at coffee hour or call/email her to reserve your gift tickets. Tickets will be for sale at the door on the evening of the 29th.

Aug 3-5 Faith Floods the Desert

August 3-5, Tucson, AZ  “Faith Floods the Desert.”  Unitarian Universalists from all over the country are invited to this Public Witness, organized by the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice in conjunction with No More Deaths (No Mas Muertes), a ministry of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson.  We will bear witness to the necessity of a compassionate immigration and border policy, and protest the inhumane treatment of migrants and the arrest of people giving humanitarian aid to them.  For more information or to register, please visit www.uucsj.org.  It will be possible for people of differing physical capacities to participate.

Sep 14-16 WomenSpirit Retreat

Stay tuned; registration opens next month.

Highlighted Activities

Ministerial Search Committee Final Report

See the final report under the MEMBERS/KEY INFORMATION tab.

Hospitality Committee Still Looking For Volunteers

The Hospitality Committee would like to thank those people who offered to volunteer following our service announcement on Sunday, May 6. That being said, we have not reached the number of volunteers that we need to guarantee coffee service every Sunday.

Please consider helping out as a Sunday coffee service volunteer on an occasional basis. This is a relatively easy way to give back to the church.

The hospitality committee supplies all food and beverages to the volunteers. Volunteers commit to working part of a Sunday morning, and specify how often they are willing to volunteer.

Email hospitality@uuchurchlc.org, or talk to one of our co-chairs, Shirley Davis and Ed Gomolka, for more information.

WomenSpirit Funky Fun Shop

Now in the RE Great Room you will find a donation box for the WomenSpirit Funky Fun Shop.  —  All proceeds go to the scholarship fund!

Please donate ‘out of the ordinary’ items that are clean and in good shape.  Good sellers are: ethnic items, jewelry, scarves, music, and hip, handmade items.  These items do NOT sell: jeans, purses, shoes, and knick-knacks.  Please NO books.

If you have something that won’t fit in the box, then please contact Sara Thomas.

Adult Exploration Program

First Wednesdays: a facilitated conversation with anyone wishing to join us in the Library at 12:00 NOON on the first Wednesday of each month. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Facilitated by Susan Freudenthal. The topic for June will based on the following NY Times article. Follow this link. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/opinion/starbucks-racism-customer-service.html

Teacher Recruitment

Have you considered how you might be the change in a young person’s life? Just open the door and join us on Sunday mornings.

We need adults to work with our K – 1st grades, 2nd – 4th grades and Youth. Sign-ups are posted in the Great Room!  Questions?  Speak with Susan Freudenthal or email susan@freudenthal.net

— Expanding Love — Building Identity — Exploring Beliefs —

Change 4 Change this Quarter

Children’s Reading Alliance

Art Show

The gallery is closed in June and July

The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church 2000 S. Solano Drive, and is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

For more information, call the church office at 575-522-7281.

Thu Jun 14 — Wed Jun 20, 2018


9:00 am--3:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #11: Pick Your Own Cherries – Private Location

10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


9:00 am--3:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #12: Pick Your Own Cherries – Private Location

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices

4:30 pm--7:00 pm – Rainbow Playgroup – Edu. Bldg. (entire)


5:30 pm--8:30 pm – AUCTION EVENT #13: Burgers and Dogs! – Private Location


9:00 am--2:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices

9:00 am--10:00 am – Roundtable: Unlock Your Brain's Potential – Library

10:30 am--11:30 am – Sunday Service – Sanctuary

11:45 am--1:00 pm – Gallery Committee – Tombaugh Gallery

12:00 pm--1:30 pm – Animal Advocates meeting – Library

4:00 pm--8:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #14: Summer Solstice BBQ – Private Location

6:00 pm--8:00 pm – Social Action/Social Supper (SASS) – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – NAMI Connection Support Group – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:00 pm--8:00 pm – AUCTION EVENT #15: Pesto Dinner – Private Location

5:00 pm--6:30 pm – Membership Committee – Library

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


10:00 am--4:00 pm – UU Bee Quilters – Lobby

12:00 pm--1:00 pm – Lunch Bunch – Library

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices