Director of Lifespan Religious Education Patti Withers will lead a five-part discussion class titled “The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself.” In Arabic, the word “fatwah” means opinion, and in a religious context, a fatwah is a spiritually instructive opinion. This series uses video, readings and discussion to help participants learn about Islam and interfaith relationships. The session on January 17 will explore misconceptions about Islam. The class will begin each Wednesday at 7:00pm and will be held in the church library.
Our next Day Trip Outing for those ages 55 and over will take place on Friday January 19. We’ll be visiting the Wendish Historic Village and Museum located in Giddings, TX. Join us as we explore the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from eastern Germany who began arriving in Texas in the mid-1800s. Our bus will depart from the church at 8:00am. Cost of the trip is $17 which includes $5 donation to the museum and $12 for a delicious lunch of sausage, noodles, sauerkraut and dessert. Be sure to reserve your seat on the bus in advance. Look for the sign-up sheet to be posted in Cockrell Hall
The annual BAUUC Service Auction will be held in Cockrell Hall on Saturday January 20 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale. Come and enjoy fine food, a lively auction, and the talents of our BAUUC actors. The annual event reminds all of us that we have abilities we can donate and seek help to provide wanted services for others. To donate your service or identify your wanted service, please visit our website at bauuc.auctionperfect.org. Stop by the display table in the Cockrell Hall foyer and examine some ideas for donation and service-wanted details. Don’t be a “Scrooge”! Come and join the fun! This event is BYOB.
Do you ever wonder how you’ll raise your children to live out our Unitarian Universalist values? All parents of children ages K-12 are invited to the next gathering of our Parents Group on Sunday January 21 at 4:30pm in Cockrell Hall. Please bring a dish to share. Besides enjoying a family potluck dinner, time will provided for a parents-only hour of facilitated discussion on parenting and family topics. Childcare will be available for $5 per child, and the first visit is free.