December 2021

Monday December 6

All Day
Deadline for Weekly Briefs and Order of Service Insert at noon
Recurs weekly
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Amnesty International Meeting

The next monthly meeting of Amnesty International-Bay Area (Houston) will be on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:15 PM (Central). The speakers for this meeting are Elizabeth Obeidat, Anera Digital Fundraising Coordinator and Michelle Kumar, Anera fundraising/communications intern. The title of their talk is “Anera’s work in Gaza: Transitioning from crisis response to integrated programing”
Please register for the meeting at this link: https://amnesty-bay-area-december-mtg.eventbrite.com/
Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link.

Tuesday December 7

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Meet 'n' Eat
Hyde Park, 247 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Meet ‘n’ Eat is the Women’s Lunch Group of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church. We meet every Tuesday at area restaurants outdoors for food an fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Please wear a mask and following safety procedures.  For communication of upcoming restaurants, we have an mailing list, updates in the order of service, and a Facebook page called “Meet ‘n’ Eat”. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mental Health Support Group for Families at 7:00 PM

Mental Illness Family Support Group at 7:00pm December 7
Join our National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) free, 90-minute Bay Area Family Support Group that is for families and friends of those living with serious mental illness. We meet virtually at 7:00pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The facilitators are family members who help you share your experiences in a safe and confidential setting where you can learn from others’ experiences, increase your inner strength, and learn how to use local resources. For more information, contact Don Rhorer at drhorer99@earthlink.net or 281-627-0207. To register, follow this link.

Wednesday December 8

7:45 am – 12:00 pm
Mercy Tree Lunch Preparation
Recurs monthly
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday Conversations

This week we travel the path of Opening to Joy. One of the ways we open to joy is to find our funny bones.  We create joy by celebrating the power of silly and the work of whimsy. So let’s create some joy by letting whimsy guide our way!  

Please join our DLRE, Dr. Tamar Wasoian on fun and lighthearted conversation on joy! 

Thursday December 9

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Women’s Spirituality Group
Zoom

The women of BAUUC will be gathering to explore their spirituality and connect with others. If you’d like to be a part of this gathering, please contact Julie Blanford at julianneblanford8@gmail.com

Recurs monthly
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
HIS Lunch
Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet, 19443 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598, USA

The HIS Men’s Lunch Group meets every Thursday for lunch and conversation at local restaurants. Please see the Mid-Week Briefs and the Order of Service for Locations. Contact throop@fastmail.com   for more information

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circle of Friends
zoom

This closed groups meets weekly online. It is a forum for sharing joys and concerns, supporting each other, and keeping up to date with new Covid related information. The group will meet via Zoom every Thursday at 3:30pm.

Recurs weekly

Friday December 10

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
City Wide Club Beading Party
Cockrell Hall

On Friday, December 10 from 10am – 12:30pm. we will have a special gathering in Cockrell Hall to make beaded bracelets and pendant necklaces for teen girls for the Citywide Club Christmas Eve Feast Event at the George R. Brown Convention Center on December 24. There will be plenty of beads, pendants and chains from our collections. We’ll help you if you would like to learn. Youth and families are welcome.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Knitting the Spirit Group
ZOOM Meeting

Our group of church members and friends meet on every Friday at 10:30am for knitting, crocheting, needlework and lively conversation via Zoom. You are invited to bring whatever project you are working on. Beginners are always welcome; we’ll teach you.

Topic: Knitting the Spirit

Recurs weekly

Saturday December 11

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education Playground Time
BAUUC Playground - Inside Cockrell Hall on rainy days

Place: Church’s playground and Cockrell Hall on rainy days.
This is a time for our children and families to enjoy learning and have fun together.
All safety procedures would be observed in the playground and indoors. Bring your mask, chair and water bottle. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP no later than Friday evening. 
For more information and RSVP contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

Recurs weekly
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Holiday Caring "Women's" Luncheon

At our festive holiday luncheon, we like to give some tender loving care to our year-round caregivers, past and present church volunteers, and staff. We also like to “turn the tables” and ask partners, spouses, and friends to volunteer to cook and serve our attendees. Everybody get ready for a great time on Saturday December 11, from 11:30am to 2:00pm. As part of the fun, come prepared for a White Elephant gift exchange! So that we can make adequate preparations, please text Darcy Truehan to make a reservation.

 

Sunday December 12

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Discussion Group-Virtual Gathering
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Online Religious Education Grades K-5
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
10:20 am – 11:00 am
Visit with Santa

Mr. and Ms. Claus are including Bay Area UU Church in his global tour to gather gift ideas from young people (and those not so young). They will join us on Sunday December 12 from 10:20 to 11:00 am in Cockrell Hall or outside weather permitting. Parents are invited to bring their cameras and take photos. The Religious Education Ministry Team will provide doughnuts and hot apple cider. Join us for this special holiday visit!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Service - The Media or the Message?: Modern Media vs. Our Minds, Hearts, and Relationships
BAUUC Sanctuary

Is social media the downfall of society? Will cable news spark a civil war? J Sylvan doesn’t know, but they urge us to look at how these communication streams affect us in our daily lives. 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person - Middle and High School
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person Grades K-5
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sunday Lunch
Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant NASA, 515 E Nasa Rd 1, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Following our worship service most Sundays, all members, friends, and visitors are invited to join our friendly lunch group.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Buddhist Meditation
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church - (Sanctuary)

The Buddhist Meditation Group meets at 4:00pm on Sunday evenings in the church sanctuary.  You do not need to be Buddhist to participate. For more information, please contact Doris Smith at 713-473-5363 or via email at dorisjs3d@yahoo.com

Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Zumba Exercise Class

We are gathering outside in our church parking lot for Zumba class. Spots are limited, Please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org or 603-706-1573 to RSVP and for more information.   

Recurs weekly

Monday December 13

All Day
Deadline for Weekly Briefs and Order of Service Insert at noon
Recurs weekly

Tuesday December 14

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Meet 'n' Eat
Viola & Agnes', 3659 NASA Road 1 suite A, Seabrook, TX 77586, USA

Meet ‘n’ Eat is the Women’s Lunch Group of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church. We meet every Tuesday at area restaurants outdoors for food an fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Please wear a mask and following safety procedures.  For communication of upcoming restaurants, we have an mailing list, updates in the order of service, and a Facebook page called “Meet ‘n’ Eat”. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Care Team Meeting
via zoom
Recurs monthly
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Finance Ministry Team Meeting
BAUUC Cockrell Hall
Recurs monthly

Wednesday December 15

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Media is the Message

How does the media shape our worldviews? Our lives? Our minds? We think of the media as a tool, but it can affect us as much as we affect it. As people of faith, how do we think of our relationships to these systems that take up so much of our lives? Please join our Transitional Minister J Sylvan for this discussion about our experiences and observation with modern media, including social media.

Thursday December 16

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
HIS Lunch
Torchys Tacos, 19431 Gatebrook Dr Suite 3, Webster, TX 77598, USA

The HIS Men’s Lunch Group meets every Thursday for lunch and conversation at local restaurants. Please see the Mid-Week Briefs and the Order of Service for Locations. Contact throop@fastmail.com   for more information

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circle of Friends
zoom

This closed groups meets weekly online. It is a forum for sharing joys and concerns, supporting each other, and keeping up to date with new Covid related information. The group will meet via Zoom every Thursday at 3:30pm.

Recurs weekly

Friday December 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Knitting the Spirit Group
ZOOM Meeting

Our group of church members and friends meet on every Friday at 10:30am for knitting, crocheting, needlework and lively conversation via Zoom. You are invited to bring whatever project you are working on. Beginners are always welcome; we’ll teach you.

Topic: Knitting the Spirit

Recurs weekly

Saturday December 18

8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Community Garden Workday
BAUUC Community Garden
Recurs monthly
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education Playground Time
BAUUC Playground - Inside Cockrell Hall on rainy days

Place: Church’s playground and Cockrell Hall on rainy days.
This is a time for our children and families to enjoy learning and have fun together.
All safety procedures would be observed in the playground and indoors. Bring your mask, chair and water bottle. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP no later than Friday evening. 
For more information and RSVP contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
All Church Holiday Potluck Party and Talent Show
Cockrell Hall

Ring in the holidays on Saturday December 18 at our annual All-Church Holiday Potluck Party. We’ll provide some delicious smoked ham and festive holiday drinks and ask you to bring your favorite holiday side dish to share. We’ll celebrate the season with singing carols and enjoy the talents of our church members, young and old. If you like to share your performing art talents with us, please contact our DLRE Dr. Tamar Wasoian no later than December 15 at dlre@bauuc.org. Children are especially invited to be part of this event. Mark your calendar for a fun evening on December 18 at 5:30pm in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons night at the church
BAUUC Cockrell Hall

Do you play Dungeons and Dragons? Interest in learning how to play? Come join us for Dungeons and Dragons night at the church on Saturday December 4 from 7pm to 9pm. In Room 103/104.  For more information or questions, contact Jim Ross-Nazzal.

 

Recurs weekly

Sunday December 19

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Discussion Group-Virtual Gathering
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Online Religious Education Grades K-5
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Service - Darkest Days: The Holiness of the Winter Solstice
BAUUC Sanctuary

Praise rest, regeneration, and renewal. Join J Sylvan in a meditation on sacred darkness as we look back on the previous year and prepare for the Longest Night. 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person - Middle and High School
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person Grades K-5
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sunday Lunch
Luby's/Fuddruckers 20001 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Following our worship service most Sundays, all members, friends, and visitors are invited to join our friendly lunch group.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Fellowship Outdoor Meeting

Family Fellowship is meeting outdoors at our church’s new playground. This will take place on the first and the third Sundays of the month from 3:00-5:00pm. 
Please bring your chair or blanket and water bottle. Come and join us in a time of fellowship and fun. 
These gatherings are open to all parents and children of any age. 
Please RSVP to Jennifer Ross-Nazzal if you are planning to attend in advance. This is very important to make sure we are following our safety procedures for outdoor gatherings. 
You can contact me for more details at (jennarossnazzal@hotmail.com).

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Buddhist Meditation
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church - (Sanctuary)

The Buddhist Meditation Group meets at 4:00pm on Sunday evenings in the church sanctuary.  You do not need to be Buddhist to participate. For more information, please contact Doris Smith at 713-473-5363 or via email at dorisjs3d@yahoo.com

Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Zumba Exercise Class

We are gathering outside in our church parking lot for Zumba class. Spots are limited, Please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org or 603-706-1573 to RSVP and for more information.   

Recurs weekly

Monday December 20

All Day
Deadline for Weekly Briefs and Order of Service Insert at noon
Recurs weekly
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Board Meeting
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church - Library
Recurs monthly

Tuesday December 21

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Meet 'n' Eat
Cafe Mawal, 1227 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Meet ‘n’ Eat is the Women’s Lunch Group of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church. We meet every Tuesday at area restaurants outdoors for food an fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Please wear a mask and following safety procedures.  For communication of upcoming restaurants, we have an mailing list, updates in the order of service, and a Facebook page called “Meet ‘n’ Eat”. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NAMI Support Group Virtual Meeting

Join our National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) free, 90-minute Bay Area Family Support Group for families and friends of those living with severe mental illness. We meet at 7:00pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The facilitators are family members who help you share your experiences in a safe and confidential virtual setting where you can benefit from others’ experiences, discover your inner strengths, and learn how to identify and use local resources. For more information, contact Don Rhorer at drhorer99@earthlink.net or 281-627-0207. To register, follow this link.

Recurs monthly

Thursday December 23

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
HIS Lunch
Barcena's Mexican Restaurant, 2200 Bay Area Blvd, Friendswood, TX 77546, USA

The HIS Men’s Lunch Group meets every Thursday for lunch and conversation at local restaurants. Please see the Mid-Week Briefs and the Order of Service for Locations. Contact throop@fastmail.com   for more information

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circle of Friends
zoom

This closed groups meets weekly online. It is a forum for sharing joys and concerns, supporting each other, and keeping up to date with new Covid related information. The group will meet via Zoom every Thursday at 3:30pm.

Recurs weekly

Friday December 24

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Christmas Eve Service

Christmas means carols, readings, stories, and wonderful music from our Choir. Our Christmas Eve services will be on Saturday night December 24 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. This year, the 5:30pm service will include an original Christmas Pageant starring members of BAUUC.

Bring your family and friends and join us in honoring the magic and wonder of the holiday at our traditional candlelight services. During the services we will have a special offering to support the Minister’s Discretionary Fund which is used to offer immediate assistance to our members and others in financial crisis. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided between services, and you are invited to bring Christmas cookies to share.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service

Christmas means carols, readings, stories, and wonderful music from our Choir. Our Christmas Eve services will be on Saturday night December 24 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. This year, the 5:30pm service will include an original Christmas Pageant starring members of BAUUC.

Bring your family and friends and join us in honoring the magic and wonder of the holiday at our traditional candlelight services. During the services we will have a special offering to support the Minister’s Discretionary Fund which is used to offer immediate assistance to our members and others in financial crisis. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided between services, and you are invited to bring Christmas cookies to share.

Sunday December 26

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Discussion Group-Virtual Gathering
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Online Religious Education Grades K-5
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Service
BAUUC Sanctuary
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person - Middle and High School
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person Grades K-5
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sunday Lunch
Eduardo's Mexican Kitchen, 911 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA

Following our worship service most Sundays, all members, friends, and visitors are invited to join our friendly lunch group.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Buddhist Meditation
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church - (Sanctuary)

The Buddhist Meditation Group meets at 4:00pm on Sunday evenings in the church sanctuary.  You do not need to be Buddhist to participate. For more information, please contact Doris Smith at 713-473-5363 or via email at dorisjs3d@yahoo.com

Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Zumba Exercise Class

We are gathering outside in our church parking lot for Zumba class. Spots are limited, Please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org or 603-706-1573 to RSVP and for more information.   

Recurs weekly

Monday December 27

All Day
Deadline for Weekly Briefs and Order of Service Insert at noon
Recurs weekly

Tuesday December 28

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Meet 'n' Eat
Lupe Tortilla, 891 Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Meet ‘n’ Eat is the Women’s Lunch Group of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church. We meet every Tuesday at area restaurants outdoors for food an fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Please wear a mask and following safety procedures.  For communication of upcoming restaurants, we have an mailing list, updates in the order of service, and a Facebook page called “Meet ‘n’ Eat”. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

Thursday December 30

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
HIS Lunch
Mediterraneo Market& Cafe, 1400 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA

The HIS Men’s Lunch Group meets every Thursday for lunch and conversation at local restaurants. Please see the Mid-Week Briefs and the Order of Service for Locations. Contact throop@fastmail.com   for more information

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circle of Friends
zoom

This closed groups meets weekly online. It is a forum for sharing joys and concerns, supporting each other, and keeping up to date with new Covid related information. The group will meet via Zoom every Thursday at 3:30pm.

Recurs weekly

January 2022

Saturday January 1

All Day
New Year's Day - Church Office Closed
Recurs yearly
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education Playground Time
BAUUC Playground - Inside Cockrell Hall on rainy days

Place: Church’s playground and Cockrell Hall on rainy days.
This is a time for our children and families to enjoy learning and have fun together.
All safety procedures would be observed in the playground and indoors. Bring your mask, chair and water bottle. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP no later than Friday evening. 
For more information and RSVP contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

Recurs weekly
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons night at the church
BAUUC Cockrell Hall

Do you play Dungeons and Dragons? Interest in learning how to play? Come join us for Dungeons and Dragons night at the church on Saturday December 4 from 7pm to 9pm. In Room 103/104.  For more information or questions, contact Jim Ross-Nazzal.

 

Recurs weekly

Sunday January 2

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Discussion Group-Virtual Gathering
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Online Religious Education Grades K-5
ZOOM Meeting
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Service
BAUUC Sanctuary
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person - Middle and High School
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Religious Education - In Person Grades K-5
BAUUC Religious Education Wing
Recurs weekly
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sunday Lunch
Noon Mirch, 505 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Following our worship service most Sundays, all members, friends, and visitors are invited to join our friendly lunch group.

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Service and Justice Ministry Team Meeting
Recurs monthly
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
OWL - High School
Cockrell Hall

Our Whole Lives is the nationally recognized ‘Gold Standard’ sexuality curriculum developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. This curriculum provides honest, accurate, and age appropriate information to our youth. 

Classes will meet in person on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-3:30pm starting in January. No Zoom option will be provided.

For more information and questions, please contact the Youth Director Rusty Cockrell at (youthdirector@bauuc.org).

Recurs weekly
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Buddhist Meditation
Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church - (Sanctuary)

The Buddhist Meditation Group meets at 4:00pm on Sunday evenings in the church sanctuary.  You do not need to be Buddhist to participate. For more information, please contact Doris Smith at 713-473-5363 or via email at dorisjs3d@yahoo.com

Recurs weekly
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Zumba Exercise Class

We are gathering outside in our church parking lot for Zumba class. Spots are limited, Please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org or 603-706-1573 to RSVP and for more information.   

Recurs weekly

Monday January 3

All Day
Deadline for Weekly Briefs and Order of Service Insert at noon
Recurs weekly

Tuesday January 4

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Meet 'n' Eat
la Madeleine, 929 Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598, USA

Meet ‘n’ Eat is the Women’s Lunch Group of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church. We meet every Tuesday at area restaurants outdoors for food an fellowship. Visitors and guests are always welcome.  Please wear a mask and following safety procedures.  For communication of upcoming restaurants, we have an mailing list, updates in the order of service, and a Facebook page called “Meet ‘n’ Eat”. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mental Health Support Group for Families at 7:00 PM

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Houston (NAMI) presents two online support group meetings and are both facilitated by BAUUC members. The Family Support Group is for families and friends of those living with severe mental illness. The Connection Recovery Support Group is for adults with mental health challenges. For more information, contact Don Rhorer at drhorer99@earthlink.net or 281-627-0207.

Recurs monthly