On Sundays nights starting this month, we’ll be gathering at 7:00pm in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall to explore and learn about some of the hidden or under-recognized stories of recent American history. Each week, we’ll be viewing and discussing a different portion of the award-winning documentary series “The Untold History of the United States” by Oliver Stone and Petr Kuznick. On SundayApril 8 at 7:00pm, we will present “World War II” which explores the birth of the American Empire by focusing on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. On Sunday April 22 at 7:00pm, we will present “Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace” which highlights the historical upset of Harry Truman replacing Henry Wallace as Roosevelt’s Vice President during his fourth term. And on Sunday April 29 at 7:00pm, we’ll present “The Bomb” which explores the strategies behind the US atomic bombings of Japan and the mistrust that grew between the Soviets and the Allies in the years afterward. Additional segments in the documentary series will be shown on Sundays in May and June.
BAUUC is pleased to offer meeting space to the Nine Waves Grove, a local Neo-pagan Druid group belonging to ÁrnDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). The group gathers each Friday night at 7:30pm in the church library for ritual and discussion. In addition, the Nine Waves Group invites everyone to join them for a very special May Day Celebration Ritual on Saturday April 28 starting at 3:30pm on the back lawn of the church. This event will include the ordination of group member as the first ordained ADF priest in Texas – a process that takes several years to complete. Following the ritual of April 28, there will be a potluck dinner in Cockrell Hall. Anyone who wishes to attend in a spirit of sharing and hospitality is welcome, regardless of personal beliefs.
Across our nation, students, parents and concerned citizens are advocating for reform to current laws as a way of reducing gun violence. BAUUC is pleased to now be offering meeting space to two local organizations working for change. The Bay Area Moms Demand Action and Bay Area Students Demand Action groups are now meeting here at BAUUC on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the sanctuary. The next meeting will be held on May 1 and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on these groups and how you can be involved, please contact Jeff Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionTX
Are you curious about the Bible? Anxious or burnt out on it? You’re not alone. Our Student Minister Raphael Mills-Warner will lead a discussion class on the origins, history, and application of the Bible to our Unitarian Universalist principles and values on Wednesday May 2 at 7:00pm in the library. We’ll investigate the various methods used by scholars and theologians to interpret the Bible in ways relevant to our lives today.
Get ready for our all-church participation in the National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk in Houston on Saturday May 5. We’ll be coming together as a congregation to raise money to support needed services to those affected by mental illness and to publicly show our support. If you want to register yourself for the Walk, please go to: http://www.namiwalks.org/team/BayAreaIMPACT2018 and click on the “Join Our Team” button. If you have questions about the NAMI Walk, please contact Rita D’Angelo at email@example.com