Welcome to Sky Island UU Church!
Visit Us Next Sunday!
4533 Commerce Drive in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Call us at 520-378-0197 if you have questions.
Our services are Sunday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Empty Bowls Sunday
“Empty Bowl Sunday” We will have two speakers for this service.
Indicators of Food Poverty and understanding Food Deserts in Cochise County
Evelyn Whitmer who is an Area Agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension will describe Food Deserts in Cochise County. She will describe how poverty affects the residents overall health and well-being.
After immigrating to Arizona in 1996, Barry started teaching pottery classes at the Oscar Yrun Community Center, and in 2001 started The Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista as part of the instructional program offered by Leisure Services. The Empty Bowls project was an outgrowth of that, starting in 2008.
Fullness from Emptiness
Feeding millions from an empty bowl
From its humble beginnings almost 25 years ago, the Empty Bowls Project has focused on feeding people locally, while growing the awareness of hunger and food insecurity globally. The empty bowl that inspired a world wide movement provides a metaphor for creating our own lives and a concrete vehicle to help others in our own community. From emptiness comes a form and function through which compassionate caring may feed and heal.
For more information, check this link for this Sunday’s service and upcoming services for this month: http://uuchurchseaz.org/wordpress/sunday-services/
Rev. Christiane Heyde will present a program to the children about Empty Bowl Sunday, and the children will participate in making soup to share.
For more information, check the Children’s page;
October 25 (Saturday)
Rita Johnson-Aronna and Pat Aronna will host a Halloween Party on October 25 at 6:30 PM at their home. Wear a costume if the spirit moves you. Food and drink will be provided. Any additional food or drink you may want to bring will not be turned away. For information or directions please click on the link below to send a message to our UU staff who will forward the message to Rita and Pat.
The beautiful quilts displayed on the sides of our page were created by our quilters, who meet second and fourthThursday every month. They, along with the Hummingbird quilters of Sierra Vista donate the quilts to people in need. The quilters are Karen Horton, Jean Mackeen, Ellie Waters, Susie Fawcett, Sue Speicher, Jan Boucher, Rosie Carpenter, and Georgia Nielson. If you have an interest in quilting, contact Karen Horton. No experience needed. It’s a great opportunity to learn a new skill, and make new friends while doing good work.
After the Service: Join us for coffee and conversation, so we can get to know you and you can get to know us. A number of us like to go out to lunch.
Sky Island UU is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. As a Welcoming Congregation, we affirm and promote the full participation of persons in all our activities and endeavors without regard to race, color, gender, physical or mental challenge, affectional or sexual orientation, class or national origin.
Our Promise: As Unitarian Universalists, we do not come together around a single set of beliefs, but we gather around the promise we have made to treat each other with respect and compassion as we each seek out and nurture our own best selves, while encouraging others to do the same.
Create a welcoming community of caring people where all receive emotional support, intellectual stimulation, and respect for their individual spiritual paths; Work for justice and equality in our community and the world; Increase respect for the natural environment; promote the Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
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