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.
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.
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.
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
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.