Date/Time Event
02/19/2020

Wednesday Night Discussions - Honoring the Body

All learning happens in the body. All life happens in our bodies. In this session we will be exploring practices related to our body that are welcoming and affirming our true self. From cloths we wear to carefully examining our hands, in this session we will be discussing the daily practices we engage in to honor the magnificent temple we live in.

These sessions are based on Practicing Our Faith book edited by Dorothy C. Bass.  This book offers reflection on practices of faith as a way of connecting faith with our everyday and opens a path of spiritual formation. It will inspire you by offering stories from various traditions that run counter to some of our practices today. We will be having conversations together that will spread to many contexts, each of which presents unique opportunities for noticing, discussing, and living the practices of faith. Our Director of Lifespan Religious Education Dr. Tamar Wasoian invites you to join her on Wednesdays February 19 at 7:00pm in the church library for a three-part discussion about: Times of Yearning, Honoring the Body and Hospitality.

 

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02/20/2020

Get Real Women's Support Group

Come join us the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm for GET REAL! This is a new women’s support group designed to address the issues that real women tackle every day. As a group we hope to explore different topics that are unique to women and come together to promote positive community outreach. The next meetings will take place on Thursday February 6 and Thursday February 20 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in room 103/104 at the church. For more information, please contact Nicole Nastasi at nmnastasi@me.com. Child care will be provided upon request. Please email Tamar Wasoian at dlre@bauuc.org.

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02/20/2020

Exploring Diversity Book Group

Our church is committed to promoting a society and community where all people are respected and celebrated. A vital part of growing in our understandings of each other is to find opportunities to hear the stories and experiences of people with diverse perspectives. Our Exploring Diversity Book Group meets regularly to discuss works by authors from a variety of backgrounds. The group is currently reading “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka. This book is a poem and a tale of the lives of a group of Japanese ‘Picture Brides’ brought to San Francisco in the early 20th century, from their perspective as workers, wives, and mothers. It chronicles their lives and time spent in internment camps during World War II. The Book Group will gather on Thursday February 20 at 1:30pm in the church library to discuss the book and to share our own experiences. For more information, please contact Jane Malin

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02/23/2020

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 group 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 February 23. For more information, please call the Houston area PFLAG helpline at 713-467-3524.

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02/23/2020

Super Sunday Lunch & Learn on Environmental Justice

Following our 11:00am service on Sunday February 23, we will be having a big lunch for everyone in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall. Following our meal, we will welcome guest speaker Brent Sullivan from the new Houston area group “Extinction Revolution.” This non-profit organization advocates for changes in public policy around Climate Change through direct action. Please plan now to join us on February 23 and learn more about how you can be part of the revolution needed to address and cope with what’s happening to our environment.

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02/24/2020

Ulitmate Monday Juggling Meet Up

On the last Monday of each month, our BAUUC sanctuary is the place to be to practice and learn your juggling skills. The Ultimate Monday Juggling Group meets to share skills and build community through play. Beginners are welcome and toys are provided. All participants are required to sign a waiver and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Juggling Group will gather next on Monday February 24 at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Laura Dean

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02/26/2020

Wednesday Night Discussions - Hospitality

Practices of hospitality are diverse from culture to another, but they all agree in the core: making the stranger feel at home. What do the physical space in which we live “say” to strangers and newcomers? Does our church, homes, workplace invite others to share the gifts they may bear? We will be discussing how our hospitality practices affirm and connect us with each other.

These sessions are based on Practicing Our Faith book edited by Dorothy C. Bass.  This book offers reflection on practices of faith as a way of connecting faith with our everyday and opens a path of spiritual formation. It will inspire you by offering stories from various traditions that run counter to some of our practices today. We will be having conversations together that will spread to many contexts, each of which presents unique opportunities for noticing, discussing, and living the practices of faith. Our Director of Lifespan Religious Education Dr. Tamar Wasoian invites you to join her on Wednesdays February  26 at 7:00pm in the church library for a three-part discussion about: Times of Yearning, Honoring the Body and Hospitality.

 

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02/27/2020

Women's Spirituality Group

Our BAUUC Women’s Spirituality Group meets the second and fourth Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am in room 131. The group will meet this month on Thursday February 13 and Thursday February 27. Come and join us as we share our lives and deepen our spirituality. For more details, please contact Julie Blanford at julianneblanford8@gmail.com.

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03/17/2020

Great Decisions Speaker - China's Road into Latin America

MARCH 17 at 7:00pm – CHINA’S ROAD INTO LATIN AMERICA

Dr. Daniel Perez Liston is associate professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas-Houston.  Much of Perez’s research focuses on how socially responsible investing influences both the price and volatility of publicly traded shares. Perez also conducts research in international finance, specifically portfolio flows to emerging markets. Furthermore, Perez’s research also examines how investor sentiment can influence stock market behavior.

His research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Managerial Finance, Global Business and Finance Review, Banking and Finance Review and the North American Journal of Finance and Banking Research. He has also presented his work at various national conferences such as the Financial Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, Academy of Economics and Finance, Academy of Financial Services, and Southwestern Finance Association Meetings.

He received a PhD in finance in 2011, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Perez joined the faculty at St. Thomas in 2014. He teaches regularly at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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03/29/2020

Meet the Minister and Ask Him Questions

Rev. Bruce Beisner invites you to join him following the 11:00am service on Sunday March 29 for an informal “getting to know UU” session. This will be an opportunity to connect with others, ask any questions you have about the church, our theologies, our values, our social justice and our future plans. Childcare will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.

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04/25/2020

New to UU Class

On April 25 at 9:00am, Come and learn more about Unitarian Universalist history, theology and values at this special class that’s perfect for newcomers, newer members and anyone who wants to know more about our church and what we’re all about. This class will be led by Barbara Brandon and Rev. Bruce Beisner. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

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