Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation - May 12, 2017

To Welcome, Care For and Inspire.
Sunday, May 14:

*Services are held at Green Fields School 

Contemplative Practice
Sunday, 9am, Music Room. If you’re seeking to cultivate an inner stillness and open heart while in communion with others, you’re invited to join us for the 9am Contemplative Practice. For 50 minutes, the busy world will recede as we engage in periods of silence, chant, poetry, and sharing. A deeply renewing experience.  *Please note: The Contemplative Practice will not be held during June, July and August.

Traditional Practice 

Mother's Day,
Rev. Ron Phares
We'll celebrate all things mother! 10:30am, Theater.

* Why do we call it "Practice"?   CLICK HERE.

Religious Exploration:

Classes for youth begin at 10:30am. Nursery Care also available.  More RE News: CLICK HERE

After the Practice:
Coffee Hour, 11:45, Room 30.
Lunch Bunch, 12:30, see white board.

Charity of the Month:
Our Woven Basket Partner of the month is Literacy Connects, an agency that impacts learners’ lives at every level. Programs offer participants a foundation of improved literacy skills, positive behavioral change, and the confidence that comes with a positive attitude.


Please Hold in Your Heart.....

Please Hold In Your Heart

In Joy, Concern, or Remembrance
Your personal family and friends.

Barbara McCormick: Barbara has been coping with Alzheimer’s for several years.  Recently she moved into an assisted living home.  You can visit her almost any time, 8am – 8pm, although she might not recognize or remember you. Please contact Gene if you would like directions to the facility or more info on ways to help:

Jeanie Underwood: Jeanie broke her leg and badly injured her other foot. If you would like to help with meals and errands please CLICK HERE.

Send additions to:


Mailing Address:

PO 91080    

Tucson, AZ 85752


*NEW International Dining

Experience different ethnic restaurants on the second Friday, of each month starting in June.  Our first dinner will be held at Zemam’s, Too, an African eatery, on June 9 at 6pm, 119 E. Speedway Blvd.   

Ethiopian culture is social dining in which participants select and share a common platter.  You eat with fingers, bread … no utensils! The owner/chef will share his knowledge of Ethiopian food and culture. Come with an open mind and a sense of

RSVP by June 2 to Martha Castriotta at


I love to go to The Loft, I just don’t seem to get there very often!   

We are so lucky to have this theater in Tucson. The Loft, a 501(c)3 non-profit is a Tucson fixture and cultural gem, It makes our culturally-rich community even more interesting. Let’s spend the long, hot summer at the movies! 

We want to form a Movie Group. We’re thinking of two daytime movies (and lunch) and two evening movies (and dinner) each month.  That’s one movie every week... all Summer long.

If you are interested Bonnie will send you the organizational plan.

Bonnie Grant Baird and Jane Paul


Memorial Day Camping at SAWUURA

Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29, 2017

UU 100-acre woods in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness near Young, AZ. Meals provided. Cost: $45 per adult; $25 per child. Registration Deadline: Friday, May 20. Visit or call Eb at 520-622-6966. 


Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 21, noon
Green Fields Theater
For a slate of candidates for the 2017-18 Board of Directors please CLICK HERE. For an absentee ballot please email


Pay Your Pledge and Capital Campaign Payment ONLINE:

It's quick and easy! You can also make contributions to the the General Fund and Endowment Fund. To donate CLICK HERE


Breeze Directory Login Info

https://mvuu.breezechms.comFor the login and password email  If you would like a copy of a Printable Directory please email


Meeting With the Architects

Tuesday, May 16, 3:30, OV Library
The second meeting between the architects and the project teams will be held on May 16, 3:30 - 5:30pm at the Oro Valley Public Library. 

This gathering will involve those who participated in the first meeting on April 9, including the Board, the minister and staff, and members of the teams who are guiding and monitoring the building process. Of course this is an open meeting and the congregation is welcome.

Save the Date: Sunday, July 9
The architects' presentation of their design ideas for our new campus will be held after the Practice on Sunday, July 9 in the Green Fields Theater. All are encouraged to attend.

Fulfilling Our Dream...


Got questions about our new MVUU Home? CLICK HEREto check out these FAQs and answers. These Frequently Asked Questions will be consistently updated with new information as it occurs. And if you have a question that needs answering, please send it to


The above link also includes a faster-to-download copy of the Architects' April 9 presentation. A printed copy of the presentation is available to view in the MVUU


Our Community Inspired Campus

To read about Our Community-Inspired New Campus CLICK HERE.


Summer Greeter Program

Join the Summer Greeter Program. Set your own schedule. Serve once a month for 5 months or serve one month only for 4 Sundays (5 in July).

For the Extroverts - MVUU is known for its friendly, warm vibe. Greeting is fun. Meet interesting people and put them at ease.

For the Introverts - Be Useful!  Set up tables, put out hymnals. After the service, undo everything you did. 

For more info:


Publication Deadline
Please email submissions by Wednesday, 6pm to 


MVUU Calendar of Events


May Newsletter:  CLICK HERE.


Ongoing Events

For a list of ongoing events CLICK HERE.