Date/Time Event
05/26/2019

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 the Sanctuary. The next meeting will be on Sunday May 26. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.

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05/26/2019

Splash Day!

Calling all children and youth! Our annual end-of-the-church-year celebration known as “Splash Day” will be on Sunday May 26. 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 will set up during the 9:30am service and play from 10:30-to noon. We are in need of volunteers and supplies like wading pools, bubble wands, garden hoses, sprinklers and soda pop (purple, orange or root beer). If possible, please bring supplies to the church before May 26.. Please contact Kristi Gates to volunteer. Please clearly label any items you want returned. Thank you!

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05/27/2019

Memorial Day Weekend End-of-the-Month Party

BAUUC members Conrad Wells and Gillian Wells and their family will be hosting our “End of the Month Party” in May at their home in Friendswood. This will be a kid-friendly swim party on Saturday May 27 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to come. Hotdogs and hamburgers provided will be provided.  Bring your swim gear, a chair, things to barbecue, a side dish or snack and the beverage of your choice. BYOB.

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05/29/2019

How UU's Can Address Growing Inequality

On Wednesday May 29 at 7:00pm, Joe Marcinkowski will be leading a conversation about the effects of ever-increasing inequality on all of us. We’ll explore how despite soaring GDP, lower unemployment and a booming stock market, almost 90% of Americans are being left out of this prosperity and are being harmed by current governmental policies and the social attitudes that go along with them. Come and join us for this timely discussion and explore how we, as Unitarian Universalists, can be empowered to promote a vision of economic relationships and community that includes everyone. We’ll gather in the church library on May 29 at 7:00pm.

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06/09/2019

Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday June 9 starting at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. All members are encouraged to attend. Our Board of Directors and Staff will be sharing with us the results of our 2019-2020 Stewardship campaign, giving us updates on major church improvement projects and inviting your feedback on strategic planning for the coming years. Childcare will be available during this meeting.

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06/15/2019

Juneteenth Celebration Fundraiser

On June 19, 1865, an event happened just 30 miles from the Clear Lake area which is celebrated all across our nation to this day. “Juneteenth” as it has become known, was the day that Union Army General Gordon Granger appeared on the balcony of the Galveston’s Ashton Villa and announced to the enslaved people of Texas that the Civil War had ended and that they were now free. Black men and women in our state are considered by many historians to be the last slaves to learn of their freedom and the day has become a celebration and affirmation that “until all are free, none are free.”

BAUUC is celebrating Juneteenth in a big way with a special event on Saturday June 15 at 11:30am. This special event will include a delicious BBQ lunch, praise dance performances by our children, a play reading, educational history exhibits, live gospel music, and fun activities for the entire family. Admission is just $25 per person and children under 12 are free. Advance tickets go on sale starting May 26. Childcare will be provided.

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06/22/2019

Houston Pride Parade

Next month, we will be living out our commitment to affirm the worth and dignity of every person when we come together with other Unitarian Universalists from across our city to march in the annual Houston Pride Parade. The parade will be on Saturday June 22 in downtown Houston. This year’s Parade promises to be one the largest and most exciting ever as it will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, an event which many consider the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Bring your family, friends and join us in celebrating with the LGBTQ community this year. Mark your calendar and look in your Weekly Briefs for specific information about what time and where we’ll be meeting up before the parade steps off.

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07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019

Adventures in World Cultures

“Adventures in World Cultures” is a BAUUC’s unique version of Vacation Bible School. Every summer since 1992, our rising K-6th grade children and their friends have gathered for four days of fun, activities, and learning about cultures near and far.  In these four days teachers lead hands-on, fun-filled activities involving food, customs, heritage and history in classrooms transformed to reflect the studied culture by decorators. In the past we have experienced a Viking longboat, an erupting Hawaiian volcano, the peaceful ambiance of a Greek island and a safari in Botswana.

This year’s Adventures in World Cultures will take place on July 8-11. We will be studying Uruguay, Singapore, and North-American Amish cultures. We are offering an afternoon program of juggling, singing, dancing and more. The children should bring a sack lunch.

Hours will be 9:00am to 2:30pm. Cost is $75 per child and scholarships are available

Registration for Adventures in World Cultures begins on April 1! Forms are available at the Greeters’ Table in the parlor outside the sanctuary. For more information about the program or ways to volunteer contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org.

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07/21/2019 - 07/29/2019

The Point - A UU Summer Retreat

Each summer, Unitarian Universalists from across the southwest gather for a week of fellowship, food, worship, outdoor fun and spiritual exploration. The Point UU Retreat (formerly known as the Southwest UU Summer Institute) will take place on July 21-29, 2019 at Lake Murray State Park Resort near Ardmore, Oklahoma. Lake Murray features a lodge, cabins with kitchens, and wonderful outdoor recreational activities. Plus it’s only a five hour drive from Houston! Registration for The Point 2019 is now open. To register, reserve your room, or get more information, please visit www.thepointuu.org.

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07/21/2019 - 07/29/2019

The Point-A UU Summer Retreat

Each summer, Unitarian Universalists from across the southwest gather for a week of fellowship, food, worship, outdoor fun and spiritual exploration. The Point UU Retreat (formerly known as the Southwest UU Summer Institute) will take place on July 21-29, 2019 at Lake Murray State Park Resort near Ardmore, Oklahoma. Lake Murray features a lodge, cabins with kitchens, and wonderful outdoor recreational activities. Plus it’s only a five hour drive from Houston! Registration for The Point 2019 is now open. To register, reserve your room, or get more information, please visit www.thepointuu.org.

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08/04/2019 - 08/10/2019

Human Sexuality Camp for Youth

The UBarU Camp & Retreat Center in the Texas Hill Country is offering a Human Sexuality Camp this summer on August 4-10.  Based on the values of the “Our Whole Lives” sexuality education program, the camp will include targeted content for rising 8-9th graders (13-14 year olds). We hope this can help fill gaps in human sexuality information for our young people who might have missed BAUUC’s program for the Middle school age.  For more information on this summer’s camp, please contact Kathy Johnson-Throop

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