Mountain Vista Unitarian Universalist Newsletter

To welcome, care for, and inspire.                        May, 2017



CLICK HERE to read Rev. Ron's message for May.

To contact Rev. Ron email


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, and see a picture of the beautiful land CLICK HERE.


Ongoing Events
For a list of ongoing events CLICK HERE.

Breeze Directory Login Info

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


*NEW Win a Prize!  

We are not privy to the stories behind people’s actions, so we should be patient with others and suspend judgement of them, recognizing the limits of our understanding.  

The first reader to find the name of the author of the quotation hidden in this newsletter will receive a prize!  Submit the name of the author and where you found the author to One prize per person per year.

*Congrats to Kaye Patchett for winning today's prize!

*NEW 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

*NEW Board Meeting

Monday, May 8, 5:30pm, Green Fields Room 4, open to all.

To read the agenda for the upcoming meeting CLICK HERE.

*NEW $170,000 Pledged in Financial Commitment Campaign  

Enough Said? Then read no further.

Want more? CLICK HERE for comments and data from our outgoing chair of Stewardship.


*NEW Update from UUA Co-Presidents

CLICK HERE to read updates from the new UUA interim co-presidents.


Publication Deadline
Submissions for the Friday publications are due Wednesday at 6pm. Please email submissions to Please do not ask for the deadline to be waived. 


Mailing Address:
PO Box 91080
Tucson, AZ 85752
Sunday, May 7:
Contemplative Practice
Sunday, 9am, *Green Fields
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. For more info: REMINDER: The Contemplative Practice will be on hiatus during June, July and August.

Traditional Practice

Body Politic, Rev. Ron Phares

A story, not a statistic. Today we will learn about a crisis unfolding quietly and perpetually under our noses. We will reflect on how our ability to "other" contributes to injustice in the world. We will find opportunity to make amends. 10:30, *Green Fields. 

Sunday Practices:
Green Fields School
6000 N. Camino de la Tierra
Tucson, AZ 85741   MAP

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

Religious Exploration:
Classes for youth begin at 10:30am. Nursery Care also available. 

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.