Our next Day Trip Outing for those ages 55 and over will take place on Friday January 19. We’ll be visiting the Wendish Historic Village and Museum located in Giddings, TX. Join us as we explore the history of the Texas Wends, Slavic immigrants from eastern Germany who began arriving in Texas in the mid-1800s. Our bus will depart from the church at 8:00am. Cost of the trip is $17 which includes $5 donation to the museum and $12 for a delicious lunch of sausage, noodles, sauerkraut and dessert. Be sure to reserve your seat on the bus in advance. Look for the sign-up sheet to be posted in Cockrell Hall
The annual BAUUC Service Auction will be held in Cockrell Hall on Saturday January 20 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale. Come and enjoy fine food, a lively auction, and the talents of our BAUUC actors. The annual event reminds all of us that we have abilities we can donate and seek help to provide wanted services for others. To donate your service or identify your wanted service, please visit our website at bauuc.auctionperfect.org. Stop by the display table in the Cockrell Hall foyer and examine some ideas for donation and service-wanted details. Don’t be a “Scrooge”! Come and join the fun! This event is BYOB.
Our Unitarian Universalist principles call for us to actively resist injustice and work to promote the worth and dignity of every person. This month, people across our nation will be gathering to make a powerful statement about women’s equality and the need for active engagement in the democratic process. Plan now to join BAUUC members as we come together with other Unitarian Universalists from all over our city to participate together in the 2018 Houston Women’s March on Saturday January 20. This event will be taking place in conjunction with the National Women’s March the same day in Las Vegas. The March theme is “Power to the Polls” with the goal of mobilizing women and allies in Houston and all over the State of Texas to wise up, rise up, engage, and VOTE. The March here in Houston will begin at 10:00am at the Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park (105 Sabine Street) and will end with a huge rally at City Hall. We will meet in the BAUUC parking lot at 8:15am to carpool together to the March. Signs are encouraged but cannot contain sticks/poles. Bring comfortable shoes and water and be sure to wear your gold UU t-shirt!
Do you ever wonder how you’ll raise your children to live out our Unitarian Universalist values? All parents of children ages K-12 are invited to the next gathering of our Parents Group on Sunday January 21 at 4:30pm in Cockrell Hall. Please bring a dish to share. Besides enjoying a family potluck dinner, time will provided for a parents-only hour of facilitated discussion on parenting and family topics. Childcare will be available for $5 per child, and the first visit is free.
Director of Lifespan Religious Education Patti Withers will lead a five-part discussion class titled “The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself.” In Arabic, the word “fatwah” means opinion, and in a religious context, a fatwah is a spiritually instructive opinion. This series uses video, readings and discussion to help participants learn about Islam and interfaith relationships. On January 24, we will hear about the experiences of American Muslims. The class will begin each Wednesday at 7:00pm and will be held in the church library.