Date/Time Event
09/02/2018 - 09/23/2018

Connection Groups

Want to deepen your spirituality, connect with others and explore some of the big questions about life and religion? This fall, BAUUC will begin a new program of small group ministry circles called “Connection Groups.”  These groups will offer you the opportunity to meet together with 8-10 other adults on a regular basis over an extended period of time. They will provide a comfortable space for deeper discussions and the formation of bonds between people who may not have been previously acquainted. Each group will be led by a trained facilitator and they will meet for 90 minutes once a month from October to May. If you’ve participated in our “Chalice Circles” over the last several years, these groups will be similar in design and structure but will focus more on personal spirituality, values and sharing. Sign-up forms for these new Connection Groups will be available at the church and online beginning on Sunday September 2.

09/12/2018 - 10/03/2018

"Why are you UU?" Discussion Class

Do you ever stop and wonder why you believe what you believe and why you try to live your values in the ways that you do? In Unitarian Universalism, the answers to those questions can be as diverse as the people asking them. One way of examining the “why” of our faith and our actions is the list of the “Sources of the Living Tradition of Unitarian Universalism” as expressed in our UU Association’s guiding documents. Rev. Bruce Beisner invites you to join him on Wednesday nights in September at 7:00pm in the church library for a lively exploration of these “Sources.” We’ll begin on Wednesday September 12 with a discussion of how our personal experiences of wonder and awe shape our understandings of self and relationship. On Wednesday September 19, our class will focus on ideas about the nature of revelation and truth as expressed various world religions. Our discussion will turn to the knowledge of science and philosophy and the guidance it provides on Wednesday September 26. The class will end with an examination of wisdom from earth-centered traditions on Wednesday October 3. You are welcome to come to any or all of these sessions. For more information, please contact Rev. Beisner at


Better Angels Skills Workshop

There’s a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn’t help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship. This program will follow materials provided by the group Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen’s movement to unify our divided nation. The workshop will be led by David Throop and will take place on Saturday September 22 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in Cockrell Hall.


"Taste of BAUUC" Potluck Feast

Our church is filled with people who love to cook and people who love to eat. Whichever you are, plan to join us for our first big All-Church Potluck Dinner on Saturday September 22 starting at 6:00pm in Cockrell Hall. Bring an entrée, side dish or dessert of your creation to share and we’ll enjoy the grand diversity of flavors that happens when we each contribute a little to the feast. Drinks will be provided, plus there will be some fun activities for all ages following our meal. Come and celebrate community, connection and good food with us!


Ultimate Monday Juggling Meet Up

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 Monday September 24


Women's Spirituality Group

The 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 Thursdays September 13 and September 27. Come and join us as we share our lives and deepen our spirituality. Newcomers are always warmly welcomed! For more information, please contact Julie Blanford at


Service & Justice Ministry Team Meeting

Interested in helping to organize and plan our church’s outreach efforts to promote justice and service our neighbors in need? Then plan to attend the next meeting of our Service and Justice Ministry Team on Sunday October 7 at 12:15pm in the library. For more information, please contact Jeff Boxell at


All Church Pot Luck and Chili Cook-off

Come celebrate another successful garage sale at the All Church Pot-luck and Chili-Cook-off on Saturday October 13 at 6:00pm.  If you’d like to participate in the chili-cook off contact Brenda Cockrell at  Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

10/17/2018 - 10/31/2018

What We Choose: Ethics for UU's Discussion Class

On Wednesday nights October 17, 24 and 31, our Director of Lifespan Religious Education Tamar Wasoian will lead a discussion class which will focus on how we engage with ethical concepts, dilemmas, and questions. Exercises will help you clarify and expand your ethical understanding by examining how you have arrived at ethical positions that you hold. Come and explore new perspectives, identify areas for further questions and exploration, and perhaps more fully embrace ethical positions you reach through careful discernment. The class on October 17 will focus on the Locus of Moral Authority. The class on October 24 will examine The Common Good.  The class on October 31 will concern Cultivating a Virtuous Character. Each class will be held in the church library starting at 7:00pm, following our weekly Wednesday Night dinner and worship service.


Blood Drive

The Gulf Coast Region Blood Center Bloodmobile will be here in the BAUUC parking lot on Sunday October 21 to collect your donations. Please plan now to help us provide this most essential of donations for the life and health of others in our community. Look for the Blood Drive sign-up table outside Cockrell Hall in the coming weeks.