Upcoming Worship Services
SUNDAY JULY 9- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“In Body and Spirit” - Rev. Bruce Beisner
Are there connections between our spirituality and our physical health? Rev. Bruce Beisner will talk about the religious idea of the body as a temple and the impacts of exercise, diet and movement on our emotional and psychological well-being.
SUNDAY JULY 16- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“Religion Without Theists or Atheists”- guest speaker: Rev. Bob Tucker
In our journey to discover or create a structure of personal meaning, we often are presented with a choice of belief in God or the denial of any God. Rev. Bob Tucker will examine how Religious Naturalism allows room for Einstein’s “deeply religious non-believer.” Dr. Tucker served for 28 years as minister of First Congregationalist Church in Houston and as interim minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. He was also the Executive Director of the Institute for Contemporary Theology for 12 years. An all-church Super Sunday Lunch will follow the service on July 16 in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall.
SUNDAY JULY 23- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
"Welcoming Uncertainty" -guest speaker: Rabbi Deborah Schloss
Many of us dread change and shun uncertainty. Rabbi Deborah Schloss will offer us some thoughts on why we might want to alter our stance on these disconcerting topics..She serves as spiritual leader of Temple Beth Tikvah in Clear Lake.and received her rabbinical ordination from Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.
SUNDAY JULY 30- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“Why Are UUs So White?” -guest speaker: Patti Henry
The Unitarian Universalist faith has excelled at welcoming and affirming the LGBTQ community. We have stood firm on the side of love. How can we do the same when it comes to racial, cultural and ethnic diversity? How do we truly become the faith of ALL people? Patti Henry is a psychotherapist who has been in private practice in Houston, Texas for 30 years. She is the author of the bestselling book, "The Emotionally Unavailable Man: A Blueprint for Healing." She is also a half-time lay minister at the Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, and has been speaking at Unitarian Universalist churches across the country since 1998.
SUNDAY AUGUST 6- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“How Caring for Animals Affirms My Humanity” -guest speaker: Lisa Tynan
Our 7th Unitarian Universalst principle calls us to "respect the interdependent web of all exsitence of which we are a part." On August 6, we will welcome guest speaker Lisa Tynan to talk about how her work to protect animals from suffering and abuse is shaped by her personal values and beliefs. Lisa is the Communyt Outreach Manager for the Houston SPCA.
SUNDAY AUGUST 13- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“The Story of Jonah" -guest speaker: Rev. Helen Deleon
Is the story of Jonah and the whale about more than just a man from ancient times and a very big fish? What might this classic Biblical story have to say to us today about our dark nights of the soul and the consequences of turning away from the ideals and principles we are called to act on? How does seeing scripture as more than literal unlock its deeper meanings? Rev. Helen Deleon serves as Associate Minister of Webster Presbyterian Church. An all-church lunch will follow the service on August 13 in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall.
SUNDAY AUGUST 20- ONE SERVICE ONLY at 10:30AM
“The Rise and Fall of Just About Everybody" -guest speaker: Julie Lambert
We are pleased to welcome Julie Lambert back to our pulpit. Julie served as our Director of Lifespan Religious Education here at BAUUC from 2009 to 2012. She will speak about Buddhist teachings about the apocalypse.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27- TWO SERVICES at 9:30am and 11:00am
"The Blessing of the Animals" - Rev. Bruce Beisner
Plan to bring your dog, cat or family pet with you to church and join us for this fun, all-ages worship service held in the Cockrell Fellowship Hall. We'll celebrate our spiritual connections to our animal companions!
Families gather together in our sanctuary for the first portion of the Sunday morning worship service. Following the Story for All Ages, our children go to religious education activities. Childcare is available in our nursery for infants and toddlers every Sunday morning.