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Ongoing Groups to Join Anytime
Greeting our guests. Serving at the congregational level, we greet all who enter on Sunday mornings, with special attention to our guests. Our purpose is to connect new members to the church and help them along their path to spiritual growth. Meets as needed and serves during Sunday morning services.
Contact: Lynn Young, Membership Ministry Team Lead
Buddhist Discussion Group
Buddhist & World Religions Discussion Group: This group offers lively and informative discussion of Buddhism and other world religions, highlighting commonalities and differences. The group meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the library. Bring your questions and your experiences to share!
Contact: Arthur Molin and Andrea Hoekstra-Molin
One Voice: Gay & Straight Together
One Voice - Straight & Gay Together. We assist the BAUUC congregation in "Living the Welcoming Congregation" by providing on-going opportunities for education that nurtures deeper support and understanding about Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender people and the issues they face in our society by offering opportunities for congregants to transition from tolerance to advocacy for BGLT rights through attending to legislative developments and promoting BGLT justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society and speaking out when the rights and dignity of BGLT people are at stake, and by engaging BAUUC in outreach to BGLT communities via advertising and actively supporting/sponsoring BGLT affirmative and support groups. Meetings vary based on activity.
Contact: Rhonda Boone
In the spirit of inviting more music into our communal lives, we are fortunate to have a glorious group of folks to make up our Choir. This group is open to adult singers who can carry a tune (whether they read music or not). Wednesday rehearsals at 7:00 p.m., Sunday morning singing at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., September through May.
Contact: Beth Jordan
Community Service Projects
Walk the talk of UU Principals. It takes a little bit from all of us to strengthen our community. Join us for service projects with our partners at Baywood Retirement Center, Clear Creek Clean-up, Bay Area Turning Point, Interfaith Caring Ministries, UNICEF and more.
Contact: Jeff Boxell
Mental Health Support Group
BAUUC Spirituality Group
This experiential and discussion group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. We experiment with meditative, sensory and experiential exercises and have readings and ritual drawn from traditions ancient and modern. There is also open discussion and sharing.
Contact: Dave March
DaytrippersThese people get around the greater Houston area to visit museums, natural settings, and other places of interest. Meet at BAUUC to carpool to conserve resources and maximize friendships.
Contact: LaVerne Nash
Save a Life. Health Team hosts three blood drives in conjunction with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center every February, July, and November. One donation can save 3 lives! We only meet to coordinate these 3 seasonal events.
Contact: Barbara & Ivar Larsen or Ruth Bastian
Blood Pressure Checks
You might not have symptoms. Health Team blood pressure checks and pulse rates taken on certain Sundays each month in the Fellowship Hall by volunteer nurses; they'll discuss these numbers with you--even give you a record of your blood pressure on a card that fits in your wallet. That way, whenever you see your physician, the two of you can review your blood pressure readings.
Contact: Betty Clark-Riggins
Parents of UU Children
Join this group for discussions touching on a variety of topics that parents of young children face, including child birth, breastfeeding, discipline, and behavioral problems. This group meets every third Sunday of the month at the church followed by a pot luck dinner.
Simplicity & Sustainability
Living a simple life is best when shared. Monthly dinners hosted in homes allows the group to share resources, ideas, and conversation over how to protect our limited Earthly supplies.
Contact: Peter Bowman
H.I.S. Men's LunchFellowship & discussion every Tuesday from 12-1pm for lunch at various local restaurants. Open for all men of our congregregation and friends of BAUUC.
Contact: Peter Taylor
Knitting the Spirit
Please join us for knitting, crocheting or whatever you are working on, as well as fellowship and the opportunity to give to others. Beginners are welcome; we’ll teach you.
Contact: Susan Wildin
Be a player of this ancient Chinese game. It's easy to pick up and we'll teach you on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Nancy Garrison
Art inspires our Fellowship Hall and creates a conversation for newcomers and established congregants alike. Once a quarter, our walls are filled with fresh artistic voices of Houston from all faith and personal backgrounds. Come out to enjoy the opening night without driving downtown! Exhibits run for two months each.
Contact: Peter Bowman
Are are welcome here. You might be a parent struggling to accept your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (sexual minority) child. You might be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and wondering how, or even if, you can tell your parents about your sexuality. Whatever stage in the journey you are at, PFLAG Houston is here to support you in your next step. Support meetings every 4th Sunday, 2-4 pm, Fellowship Hall.
Information at http://www.pflaghouston.org
Grounds & Building
Taking care of our church home. By working with our church Sexton, our Grounds & Building Ministry Team tends to repairs, maintenance, and improvements of the church building and natural habitat landscape. Whatever your handywork skill or lawnmower prowlessness, we need volunteers.
Contact: Patrick Ferrill, Building and Grounds Ministry Team Lead
Literally the liturgists, the people who assist the minister and ensure that the service elements flow from beginning to end, creating a meaningful worship experience. Living our Principals of Faith, our worship associates are lay people like you and me.
Contact: Verve Densmore
Keep a close ear to those in need by assisting our minister with pastoral care of members and friends of the congregation as well as promoting healthful living. We make hospital calls, cards, phone calls, meals, assistance with chores or childcare, and transportation to doctors for those in need. Near the end of lives, we provide respite for families and help with preparation of memorial services or receptions. Some people just need a visit or an empathetic listener.
Contact: LaVerne Nash
Personal Finance Ministry TeamAddressing personal finance concerns of our members and the broader community. By assisting families and individuals develop healthy financial habits, they connect their spiritual life and achieve their life goals of material acquisition. We offer periodic programs on Estate Planning, long-term care planning, debt management, budgeting, investing, retirement planning, and education funding for teenagers throughout adult years through our United Way partnership.
Contact: Bob Handy
Adult Discussion Group
Bring your coffee & conversation and join us at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. Join our diverse discussions centered around common text on spirituality, humor, current events, and more. No preparation needed to join in!
Contact: Susan Schlueter
We practice radical hospitality within our congregation by facilitating social events, games, discussions, and dinners. Join us for Sunday Lunches, Wednesday Night Dinners, weekly lunch groups for men and women, End of the Month Parties, UU Camping events, and many other fun food and fellowship happenings.
Contact: David Throop, Hospitality Minister Team Lead
Service & Justice Ministry
Supporting community service and social justice activities of the congregation and groups that donate talent and treasure, perform hands-on service and advocate for our neighbors in need. Groups include the Community Service Team, One Voice - Straight and Gay Together, Mental Health Action, Simplicity & Sustainability, and The Neighborhood Project.
Contact: Jane Malin
Be a hero! Share your talent, hobby, or professional skills for a single half-hour with our children ages 5-12 after dinners on Wednesday evenings. Half-Hour Heroes is a great opportunity for our kids to get to know our adults better. And it's a lot of fun too!
Contact: Jeannie Haman-Plummer, Religious Ministry Team Lead
Ancient Reflections Pagan Group
Pagans of all ages participate the first Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. One of the sources of our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition is Earth-centered traditions which celebrate life and instruct us to live harmoniously with nature.
Contact: Carol Philips
Wednesday Night Classes
Adult Enrichment Classes are offered every Wednesday night following our community dinner and vespers service. Class topics range from Unitarian Universalist identity, spirituality, current events and self improvement. Classes are lead by the minister, staff and church members and begin at 7:00 pm.
Contact: Rev. Bruce Beisner
Meet & Eat Women's Lunch
Meet and Eat Women's Lunch: Join the women of BAUUC every Tuesday at noon for fellowship and conversation over lunch at a local restaurant. Open to all women of our congregation and friends of BAUUC.
Contact: Carol Phillips
BAUUC Community Garden
Community is at the heart of our garden! We are church members and neighbors who work together to produce food for ourselves, or for outreach needs. We have full and half plots for sale, and several beds for non-owners that just want to have fun together. We all share the work, plants, and conversation freely. We're online at http://bauucgarden.org/ or Facebook.
Contact: Jeff Boxell