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Arts and Crafts Studio
Currently not meeting. Will resume when we can meet again in person.  Jay Alagia, a watercolorist with 20 years’ experience, will be available in the church’s Johnson room to teach watercolor painting on an individual basis, if requested, free of charge. For time and day, please email with email subject “arts and crafts studio” or call him at (602) 952-8889.


Drummunity is UUCP’s percussion group. We enjoy connecting through rhythm and drumming, using primarily West African drums and rhythms, but also just jamming and having fun at all levels of musical ability. We perform occasionally in services as well! Drums are provided but please bring yours if you have one. For more information, contact

Ukulele and Friends Song Circle

Times and locations to be announced. Song Circles for making vocal and instrumental music together will be offered on select Thursday evenings and at other times. Please watch for announcements and contact if you would like dates and details to be sent to you by email.

Traveling 2nd Fridays
Traveling 2nd Fridays meets on the second Friday of each month from January to May from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at UUCP. We share travel experiences with slides, pictures, stories, souvenirs, etc. Each month a presenter invites members to take an armchair visit to a new locale. Call Barbara Cawthorne at 480-994-1452 or email her at

Book Discussion Group
The Book Group enjoys informal discussions of a variety of books. We typically discuss recent nonfiction books on topics such as current events, sociology, history, science, religion, environmental issues and justice. Books we read are proposed by the members and voted on by the group. We typically spend 4 to 8 weeks on a book, discussing portions as we read. Interested persons are welcome to attend a meeting. For more information, contact Paisley at

Outdoor Group

The Outdoor Group is a group of people who enjoy lacing up their hiking boots, hitting the trail, and enjoying the outdoors. The second and fourth Saturdays from October to April find this congenial group on trails around the Phoenix area or further afield during warmer weather. We try to offer an easy as well as a more challenging hike to encourage more people to get out there and participate. Frequently we enjoy lunch together during or after the hike. Anyone is welcome to join us on any given Saturday. You do not have to sign up, just show up. To be put on the mailing list to receive informational flyers about each hike, please contact

Walking Conversation/poetry lovers
Currently not meeting. This is a 1.5 mile walk in 1.25 hours with four stops to enjoy views and reading. The walk is at medium pace on paved streets in the hillside developments at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, north of 16th street and Northern Avenue. Meets Friday mornings at 7 am and will change to an earlier time in the summer. Breakfast with Jay after the walk is optional. Bad weather cancels the meet. For details, email Jay Alagia at with email subject “walking conversation group” or call him at (602) 952-8889.

Advanced Meditation Group
Currently not meeting. Will resume when we can meet again in person.  This advanced meditation group requires experience in Zen or Yogi style secular meditation and comfort with silent meditations of 15-45 minutes. Contact group leader Jay Alagia to find out more, and to inquire about periodic openings in the size-limited group. The program includes periods of meditation plus reminiscing and socializing to relax and turn inwards. Email with email subject “meditation group” or call him at (602) 952-8889.

Color to Calm
Currently not meeting. Will resume when we can meet again in person.  Fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Johnson Room.  The simple act of coloring, on your own or with friends, can be fun and relaxing.  Christine provides drawings, you bring your own colored pencils, crayons or felt pens – just join the group at the table to color for as long as you like, in silence or conversation, whatever suits your mood of the moment.