Date/Time Event
09/11/2019 - 09/25/2019

New to UU Class

Want to know more about Unitarian Universalist history, theology, values and social justice? Looking for ways to connect with the many activities and opportunities to grow in spirit here at BAUUC? The “New to UU Class” is for you! All newcomers, newer members and visitors are warmly invited to join us for this 3-part class on Wednesdays September 11, 18 and 25 at 7:00pm in the church library. BAUUC members Barbara Brandon and Tom Fleming will be leading the class. Childcare will be available with prior notice. Please contact Director of Lifespan Religious Education Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org.

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09/12/2019 - 09/26/2019

Women's Spirituality Group

Our BAUUC Women’s Spirituality Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am in room 131. The group will meet this month on Thursday September 12 and Thursday September 26. Come and join us as we share our lives and deepen our spirituality. For details, contact Julie Blanford.

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09/22/2019

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Sunday

On Sunday September 22, we will come together to celebrate the beginning of “Hispanic History Month.” Our services that morning will include special guest speakers from the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans who will share stories and experiences of the Hispanic communities who have called the greater Houston area their home. Following the 11:00am service on September 22, there will be an All-Church Lunch in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall featuring a menu of homemade Mexican specialties and desserts. Come and join us as we learn more about local history and honor the lives and contributions of those who have made Houston what it is today.

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09/22/2019

Greeter Training

Friendly faces and helpful spirits fill the parlor outside our sanctuary each Sunday morning to warmly welcome visitors and newcomers to our services. This does not happen by accident. Many church members volunteer on a rotating basis to be part of our Greeter Teams. If you’d like to be part this simplest and most rewarding volunteer opportunity, please plan to attend our next Greeter Training session. It will take place on Sunday September 22 at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. You’ll learn everything you need to know to be a Greeter and have the chance to sign up for occasional Sunday morning shifts. For more information, please contact Claire Zimmerman.

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09/22/2019

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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 September 22. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.

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09/26/2019

Promoting Reproductive Justice

As part of BAUUC’s ongoing work to become recognized as a  “Reproductive Justice Congregation” here in Texas, we are pleased to offer a series of classes  Starting Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in room 103/104.  These classes are based on a Unitarian Universalist Association curriculum titled “Reproductive Justice: Expanding our Social Justice Calling.” As Unitarian Universalists, we are the inheritors of a 50-year history of reproductive rights, an advocacy for which we should be very proud. We also share a strong commitment to racial and social justice that is fundamental to our theology and modern identity. At the convergence of these interests, UUs are called to answer the chilling political debate on reproductive rights as a voice for reproductive justice and respect for the fullness of every person’s reproductive and sexual life. If we are to succeed as reproductive justice advocates in our communities and in the larger society, Unitarian Universalists must be comfortable with our individual and collective identities, and know ourselves as partners with other organizations in the reproductive justice movement. Thus, this curriculum prioritizes the development of our theological understanding and conversational capacity, rather than the provision of facts. The concurrent “war on women” is not as much a political argument over information and misinformation as it is a conflict of values about life, sexuality, and religious freedom. This is why we must answer as progressive people of faith.

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09/27/2019

Day Trip to Liendo Plantation

On Friday September 27, all BAUUC members and friends over age 55 are invited to join our Day Trip group for a sojourn to Hempstead, Texas. We’ll be taking a a tour of the Liendo Plantation, built in 1853, one of the state’s earliest cotton plantations.  The Greek Revival style home has been restored and is a national historic landmark. The home tour is $7.  Lunch will be on our own at the Classic Events Cafe, serving fresh homemade meals.  Afterward, we will visit the Peckerwood Farms Conservation Foundation.  It will be a docent-led tour costing $10 per person. This  farm was established to preserve many rare and native plant species. threatened species. The  Harris County Precinct 2 bus will pick up our group at 8:30am in the church parking lot and return to 5:00pm. Please sign-up in advance on the sheet posted in Cockrell Hall.  We will need a minimum of 20 people to take part in these tours.

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09/28/2019

End of the Month Party

Our church community loves a good excuse to have a party. And so throughout the year we celebrate with an “End of the Month Party.” Our next party will take place on Saturday September 28 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the home of Kathy and David Throop in Friendswood. This family-friendly gathering is for everyone. Bring yourself, your children and your friends. Oh, and bring BYOB and a snacks and desserts to share too. There will be a grill going with burgers and hot dogs provided, swimming and childcare. Plenty of street parking is available. For more information or directions, please contact David Throop

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09/29/2019

Congregational Meeting

Our church’s next Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday September 29 immediately following the 11:00am service. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Your Board of Directors and Ministry Team leaders will be presenting status updates on various projects including the kitchen remodel and playground renovation. We’ll also have a report from the Treasurer Mary Buchanan-Koontz on church finances and information on our latest service and justice ministry efforts.  And while there won’t be anything to vote on, there will be a lot of good news to hear. We hope to see you there!

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09/30/2019

Ultimate Monday Juggling Meet Up

On the last Monday of each month, our BAUUC sanctuary is the place to be to practice and learn your juggling skills. The Ultimate Monday Juggling Group meets to share skills and build community through play. Beginners are welcome and toys are provided. All participants are required to sign a waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Juggling Group will gather next on Monday September 30 at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Laura Dean at lauxa.dean@gmail.com.

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10/04/2019 - 10/06/2019

BAUUC Fall Campout

BAUUC members and friends will be going to enjoy a weekend of outdoor fun and fellowship this fall. We have reserved campsites at Huntsville State Park for the weekend of October 4, 5 and 6. Huntsville State Park is located about an hour north of downtown Houston and offers lots of great activities in a beautiful natural setting. The cost will be $25 per campsite per night plus a park admission fee of $7 per person, ages 13 and older. So plan now to join us. To reserve your spot, please contact David Throop.

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10/05/2019 - 10/08/2019

Interfaith Women's Pilgrimage

Our country continues to see a mix of exclusionary racial and religious sentiments. As Unitarian Universalists, we know that it is important to keep connecting and healing, and building
interfaith communities. A group of about a dozen local women—UUs, Jews, Muslims, Christians and others—is planning to come together and travel to the Alabama Civil Rights Trail
during the week of October 5-8, 2019. We will visit sites in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, and hope to inspire others with our bonding and understanding across religious and
racial divides as only women can do. Four of the travelers are from BAUUC. In order to commit to the journey, some of the women will need financial assistance. The trip will cost $750 per traveler. Please consider making a donation through bauuc.org to support this effort. Be sure to designate your gift to “Social Justice—Women’s Pilgrimage.” Any excess donations will be forwarded to the Houston Coalition Against Hate. For more information on this exciting interfaith project, please contact Cathy Vance.

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10/06/2019 - 10/12/2019

Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness

Your church community is now beginning our third year as an active member of the interfaith group Family Promise of Clear Creek. This organization involves over a dozen religious communities in southeast Houston and offers support, housing, job training, childcare and other resources to families who are experiencing homelessness. BAUUC acts as a support congregation and during four weeks per year our volunteers go to Webster Presbyterian Church to provide meals and hospitality for the families staying there as part of this program. Our next week of service will be October 6-12. Look for your opportunity to sign up and be a part of this vital community outreach in the weeks to come.

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10/10/2019 - 10/12/2019

All-Church Garage & Plant Sale

Our Fall All-Church Garage and Plant Sale will take place on October 10, 11 and 12, with set up beginning on Sunday October 6. The entire Religious Education wing of our church building will be transformed into a giant marketplace. This event is not only a vital fundraiser for the congregation but it also offers quality goods at very affordable prices to our neighbors. So please look around your house, attic and closets for items to donate for the sale. Ask friends and neighbors if they would like to donate items in good condition. We will gladly welcome your donations of housewares, furniture, luggage, sporting goods, kitchen items, books, electronics, bedding and more. Donations of adult clothing should be given to Interfaith Caring Ministries and not to our Garage Sale. Volunteers will be needed to help with set up, staff the sale and do clean up afterwards. In the coming weeks, look for your opportunity to sign-up for a short shift during the week to assist us. You will find volunteering for the sale is fun and big help for the church and neighbors.

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