Director of Lifespan Religious Education Dr. Tamar Wasoian invites you to join her for a four-part discussion class about some world religions you may or may not be familiar with. We will be learning about Mandaeism. The session starts with video documentary about the tradition and continues with discussion on how exploring this religion can help us become faithful Unitarian Universalists. Come to one, come to all. You are good to roll! Childcare is available with prior request by contacting Tamar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAUUC’s Exploring Diversity Book Club is currently reading “The 13 Original Clan Mothers: Your Sacred Path to Discovering the Gifts, Talents, and Abilities of the Feminine Through Ancient Teachings of the Sisterhood” by Jamie Sams. The author is of Seneca, Cherokee and French descent. She tells stories she collected from Kiowa Grandmothers, who describe the totems and talents that come with each cycle of the moon. The stories provide insight into Native American belief systems and cultures. This paperback is available new and used.
The Group will gather to discuss this book on Thursday March 21 at 1:30pm in the church library. In coming months, the Exploring Diversity Book Group will be reading Pauli Murray’s “Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family” and Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” For more information, please contact Jane Malin at email@example.com
As part of our commitment to support LGBT people in our community, BAUUC hosts the monthly meetings of the Clear Lake chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The group works to keep families together in loving relationships, helping them understand and affirm their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender family members. PFLAG meetings are on the fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00pm in Cockrell Hall. The next meeting will be on Sunday March 24. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.
Patrick Ferrell will be leading a three part UUA discussion curriculum titled “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” workshop. These discussions are designed around Robin DiAngelo’s book with the same title and Discussion Guide by Gail Forsyth-Vail. The participants are encouraged to read the book in advance or along with the sessions. All are invited to participate and in particular those who identify as white who are the primary audience of the book at hand.
The group will meet on three Sunday mornings on March 24, April 7& 14 in the library. We are scheduling one additional Sunday March 31 for those who want to further discuss the topic.
Following lunch we will welcome guest speaker John Jacob from Texas A & M. He will speak on flooding in general and how we need to keep in mind the limits of our land surface. Kid friendly fare will be available and childcare will be provided.