Date/Time Event
05/16/2018 - 05/30/2018

Living Our Reverence, Compassion & Responsibility Discussion Class

Rev. Bruce Beisner invites you to join him on Wednesday nights May 16, 23 and 30 for a series of discussions about the core values of our church and our UU faith perspective. We’ll talk about the many ways we bring our religion to life here in our church and our community and why we believe they are important. The discussion on Wednesday May 16 will focus on “reverence” and respect as the heart of our living. The discussion on Wednesday May 23 will center on “compassion” as our motivating force. And the discussion on Wednesday May 30 will explore how we care for others and engage in social justice work based on our calling to “responsibility.”  You are welcome to come to one or all of these discussions. They will take place on Wednesday nights starting at 7:00pm in the church library.

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05/24/2018

Exploring Diversity Book Club

Our new Exploring Diversity Book Club is now meeting on third Thursday of each month. Our group is currently reading “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” by Anand Giridharadas. The book chronicles the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, an immigrant from Bangladesh who came to Dallas to make a new home. Bhuiyan was shot by an avowed “American terrorist” named Mark Stroman who entered the mini mart where he was working as a retaliation for the 9/11 attacks. The group will meet on Thursday May 24 at 1:30pm in the church library to discuss the book. Copies of these and other new books exploring dynamics of race, culture and history are currently available in the church library.

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05/24/2018

Women's Spirituality Group

Our Women’s Spirituality Group offers women the opportunity to connect with others and explore their spirituality. The next meetings will be on Thursdays April 12 and April 26 at 10:00am in room 131. Come and enjoy this community of women as we share our lives and strengthen our spirits.

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05/24/2018

Exploring Diversity Book Club

The Exploring Diversity Book Club meets 1:30pm to 3:00pm on the third Thursday of every month in the BAUUC Library. Currently, our group is reading the book be “Negroland: A Memoir” by Margo Jefferson. We’ll gather to discuss this book on Thursday May 24 at 1:30pm. “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” by Anand Giridharadas will be the book for our July meeting. Copies of these and other new books exploring the experiences of those whose voices often get left out of many American history narratives are currently available in the church library

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05/25/2018 - 05/28/2018

U-Bar-U Camp Registrations Are Open!

U-Bar-U, the Unitarian Universalist camp in the Texas Hill Country has announced the dates for the summer camps for children, youth, and families.  Attendees come from all over the Southwest UU Conference. Camp at U-Bar-U is a time to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. The 2018 Family Camp Weekend will be May 25-28 and offers time for relaxation, socializing, and activities. The camps for children this summer will be: Sojourner Camp for children in grades 3-5 from June 17-23; Olympia Camp for children grades 6-7 from June 24-30; Seegar Camp for teens in grades 8-9 from July 1-7; and Reeb Camp for high school youth on July 8-14.

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05/26/2018

Citizens Climate Lobby

BAUUC is pleased to now be offering meeting space to the local chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. CCL is a non-profit and non-partisan grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. The group is now meeting here at BAUUC on the third Saturday of each month at 1:30pm. Their next gathering will be on Saturday May 26.

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05/27/2018

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

As part of our commitment to support LGBTQ people in our community, BAUUC hosts the monthly gatherings of the Clear Lake meeting of PFLAG (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, transgender and questioning 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 May 27. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.

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05/27/2018

Splash Day

Calling all children and youth! Our annual end-of-the-church-year celebration known as Splash Day will be on Sunday May 27. Plan now to come and enjoy all the fun water activities that morning on the back lawn of the church. Bring swimwear, LOTS of sunscreen, a hat, and a towel.  The children and youth will not be in the sanctuary at all on this special day.  We’ll set up during the 9:30am service and play from 10:30am to noon.  We are in need of volunteers and supplies.  Any assistance would be much appreciated!  We need wading pools, bubbles, wands, food coloring, white shaving cream, corn starch, pop-up shade tents, garden hoses, sprinklers and soda pop (purple, orange or root beer.  If possible, bring supplies to the church before May 27.  We also need volunteers to assist during the activities and to help with clean up afterwards. Please contact Kristi Gates at kristinparks71@hotmail.com to volunteer.  Please clearly label any items you want returned.  Thank you!

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05/27/2018

Super Sunday Lunch to Celebrate Raphael

We have been blessed this year to have Raphael Mills-Warner serving as our Student Minister and to have been a part of his growth and learning to be a UU minister. Raphael will be leaving Texas in mid-June to move on to the next chapter in his process of preparation for credentialing in ministry. Please plan to join us on Sunday May 27 following the 11:00am service for a special All-Church Super Sunday Lunch to celebrate Raphael’s ministry and to wish him a “bon voyage” as he moves on in his studies.  We’ll enjoy a great meal together in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall prepared by our volunteer kitchen crew. Cost will be $7 for adults, $2 for children and free for visitors, newcomers and anyone with limited finances. Everyone is welcome! Vegetarian options will be available. After our meal, we’ll be presenting Raphael with some special gifts.

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05/28/2018

Ultimate Monday Juggle Meetup

BAUUC is now hosting the Ultimate Monday Juggle Meetup on the last Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The group meets in the sanctuary 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 Juggle Meetup will gather next on May 28.

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