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2.21.21

Spiritually Open, Intentionally Inclusive since 1958
510 N Leroux
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-779-4492
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E-News for February 18, 2021
– This Sunday at Beacon –
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Virtual Worship, February 21, 2021: UUA “Side With Love” Sunday
What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This engaging service brings together a diverse group of worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer hopeful, moving, challenging reminders about what we, as Unitarian Universalists, are called to do, and BE, in the world.
Tune into the Service via the  “Beacon UUC” Youtube Channel.
Come to the Post-Service Gatherings at 11!
Come to the Post-Service Gatherings on Zoom at 11 am to connect, share joys and sorrows, and reflect on the service. The Zoom link can be found in our e-news on the Beacon website. Sign up to receive the e-news directly!
~ Please join us after the service ~
Join our post gathering discussion by clicking the link below
Passcode: 968647
Or call +1 669 900 6833 and enter Meeting ID: 733 037 203
Please note: We recommend that you donate to Vanco directly from a bank account to save us the fees associated with credit card donations. More for us to sustain our congregation.
Share Your Joys and Sorrows- Chime In!
One way we can sustain connection during this time apart is by sharing our personal joys and sorrows. These can be small things or large things that effect your life. Please send these to Rev. Robin by Thursday night each week at minister@beaconuu.com Or,be in touch and we can record a short Zoom- recorded snippets to include in the service.
 Only first names will be used. Or, you can share your joys and sorrows live at our
Post-Service Zoom Gatherings, Sundays at 11.
Porch Visits with Rev. Robin
(Weather Permitting)
Who is that masked minister in her “Soul” mobile? It’s Rev. Robin! – ready to
come by for a socially-distanced
visit on your porch, patio, or deck.
Trailhead meet-ups and easy hikes, we could even meet at a park, or walk in your neighborhood. You decide! Just give a shout-minister@beaconuu.com 
or 978-505-7245
Spotlight This Week
We have a new Office Manager!!
Meet Rose McMillan
Rose has lived in Flagstaff for 5 years. Previously she lived in Oregon. We are excited to get to know her better so, stop by and say hello!
Caring and Connected Team Calling!
We have created a “Caring and Connected” Team to keep us in touch during this time of virtual church and physical distancing. Members and friends of Beacon received another phone call and/or an email from one of our team leaders to connect in early December. As always, Rev. Robin is here to talk with you, come by for a masked porch visit, and help you with pastoral or practical needs. minister@beaconuu.com or call 978-505-7245.
Beloved Beacon Members and Friends,
The Stewardship Campaign is officially underway! On Monday a letter will be mailed to all members and friends. It will include a pledge form for our fiscal year (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) and a stamped return envelope.  Please fill it out and return it within a week. If you are new to pledging, or want to discuss any aspect of financial stewardship, please contact any of us by phone or email.
Our operating expenses have continued even though we are not meeting in person at the church. While every effort is being made to save as much as possible, there are salary expenses including minister, music director, accompanist, and office manager. Utilities for the building continue, if at a somewhat lesser level. There are office expenses, as well as committee costs to continue our vibrant programs. As stated in last week’s newsletter, pledges constitute the vast majority of our revenue. Other sources are our annual auction and yard sale, building rental, and plate collection, all of which will be lower than budgeted this year. We are of course hoping that we will be back to some degree of normal early in the fiscal year. We hope you will keep our Beacon shining brightly with a generous pledge.
From your stewardship co-chairs Bill Towler (williamltowler@gmail.com, 928-814-2295); Kay Johnson (kayjandbillt@aol.com, 928-774-4313); Paul Beier (paul.beier@nau.edu, 928-699-3578; Maryann vanDrielen (mvandrielen@gmail.com, 606-5115)
Small COVID-Safe Soiree Circles have formed. Signs Up still open.
Remember Circle Suppers – the popular program offered at Beacon where each circle was semi-randomly assembled, and the members took turns hosting the gatherings?
We are now offering a new version that we call “Soiree Circles.”
Paul Beier is the organizer. Gatherings are COVID-safe due to their small size and will be held outdoors. If you want to laugh together, share stories, deepen old friendships,
make new friends who share your principles and experiences, this is a great way to do it! face-to-face and not on zoom.
To learn more about how the program is organized and how to host these gatherings and to sign up using the online form, click on the links below. So far, we have had 11 families sign up for the program. Members of all ages are welcome to participate. See Flyer here