Green Sanctuary Committee Meeting
Any and all are welcome to join the regulars at our next Zoom meeting Friday, October 15 at 2:00 PM. We will be discussing all things environmental as they relate to our church campus and engaging congregants in sustainable practices that reflect our commitment to our 7th Principle.
Hope to see you there. The Green Sanctuary Committee meets every month on the third Friday. For more information or Zoom invite contact Ed Oaksford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Newcomer/Guest Break-out Room Every Sunday After the Service
Newcomers and other guests, whether you have attended one virtual service or many, please join us in a special break-out room any Sunday during the social time following the service. You are welcome to participate in this break-out room more than once. It will be an opportunity for you to get to know us and us to get to know you. You can also share about what brought you to UUCT and ask questions you might have. And if you would rather just participate in one of the general break-out rooms during social time, you are always invited to do so. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the break-out room or about the church, please email: email@example.com
– The Welcome Team (Trudy Deyle, Sally Andersen and others
Mindful Meditation- Returning Sunday, October 17
You are welcome to join us every Sunday beginning again on Sunday, October 17 from 3 PM to 4 PM on Zoom. We are a community of meditators who come together for a chance to center ourselves with calm and focus. Each week a member of the group leads the meditation, drawing from a variety of Buddhist thought. Our usual practice starts with a guided meditation or a passage reading while seated, followed by a walking meditation, then finishing with a silent meditation. At the conclusion, we share our experiences with each other.
Whether you are new or seasoned to the practice of meditation, all are welcome. Please email Ardenkelly@yahoo.com for the Zoom link invitation to be sent to you every Saturday.
Arden Kelly is a Director & Teaching Artist Acting/Voice & Speech/Voiceover/Singer pursuing a Masters in London.
Join us weekly via Zoom for a synergistic interfaith spiritual practice of many forms of singing, chanting, and group observation of silence.
The goal is to help each participant reach a place within themselves where they can connect with the Divine, their Inner Core, the Spirit of Life; wherever they find Peace. Led by Angel de Armendi, Music Director.
Singing Meditation is on an alternating Tuesday/Thursday rotation schedule. Our next gathering will be Tuesday, October 19 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Use the following link to join our zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/319800919 Meeting ID: 319 800 919
For more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU Explorations is a special Small Group Ministry for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. This is a sharing and listening circle about topics that relate to the theme: What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist? It is an opportunity to get to know others on a deeper level and reflect together on important topics and concepts in Unitarian Universalism. At each gathering, we: check in with each other on how our lives are going, share our thoughts on one of twelve topics, simply listen to one another, and then share any further reflections we have. The circle is specifically not a class or discussion group.
UU Explorations meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM via Zoom. For more information, the current readings, and Zoom details contact Trudy Deyle. The next gathering will be held Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM. The topic will be “Covenant: At UUCT and In the Unitarian Universalist Movement”.
Women’s Lunch Bunch
The next Women’s Lunch Bunch gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at 11:30 am via Zoom. To join our Zoom gathering, click here.
Contact Bonnie Fesmire for more information or the location of future meetings. The Women’s Lunch Bunch meets the third Wednesday of every month.
Come share a meal and spend some time with other members of the UUCT community.
As an important part of the interim process beginning October 2, we will be holding a series of six listening circles via Zoom. The remaining dates are Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 2 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 2 pm. You are invited to register here.
If you are unable to attend any of these sessions but would like to participate, please email email@example.com. Additional sessions may be scheduled, or individual meetings could be scheduled focusing on the same questions. Read the full listening circle Message from the Minister here.
Monthly BIPOC Group
As a self-identifying person of color, you are welcomed to attend our monthly gathering. We are an informal group coming together to share and support our community. For more information contact Rosa Morgan or Meagan Chisholm.
Our next meeting is Sunday, October 24 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. To join our Zoom gathering, click here.
Allies for Racial Equity (ARE@UUCT)
ARE@UUCT began meeting bi-weekly in early September 2020, patterning ourselves after the UUA organization, Allies for Racial Equity. We share leadership and make decisions by consensus. We ground ourselves in our UU Principles and make relationship building a priority. We are UUCT members with white privilege working to: Understand our own whiteness and privilege and help others in our church community to do so Unlearn and re-evaluate white supremacy in ourselves and our church community Challenge white supremacy wherever we encounter it.
ARE@UUCT group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 25. For more information, contact Linda Wright.
Indwellers Group at UUCT
Adults 25-49 are invited to join Indwellers, a new cohort group for socialization, community connection and spiritual exploration.
You can look forward to a bimonthly Zoom discussion on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, social events, and community care. Join us for our next Zoom discussion on Tuesday, October 26 at 8 PM.
For more information, contact Natalie Binder.
Old Guys Lunch
To find out the status of the Wednesday, October 27 meeting, send an email to John Sample at firstname.lastname@example.org who coordinates the OGL meetings and email list.
Christian Spirituality @ UUCT
Join us for a twice-monthly, Zoom Bible study. While each week’s Bible passage will be the focus of the meeting, the real purpose of Christian Spirituality is to create a friendly association, to give and receive support, and to find our lives expressed in the Bible.
Our meetings will be the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM For zoom information contact Alana Katherine “Kay” Stuart-Tilley at email@example.com. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 27.
Executive Board Meeting
The Executive Board will meet next on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 pm via zoom. Congregants are welcome to attend and to address the board. To do that or to receive the agenda contact President Brian Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUCT Trunk or Treat
Thanks to careful coordination and planning between UUCT’s Religious Exploration Committee, Staff, and COVID-19 Reopening Taskforce, we are thrilled to announce that UUCT will be hosting an all-treats, no-tricks, IN-PERSON TRUNK-OR-TREAT event on Friday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM.
We encourage UUCT community members of ALL AGES to come out and participate in this fun event! (Yes, even teens and adults are welcome – and encouraged! – to come get some treats!) Costumes are encouraged but not required. Masks are required for most participants. (See Safety & Accessibility below for details.)
Let Us Know You’re Coming!
Registration via the RSVP form below is required for all participants. (This helps us control how many people are on campus at a time and keep the event appropriately distanced.)
Help Out – Lend Your Trunk Time, or Treats
Note: We do need a minimum of 15 trunks in order to move forward with the event as planned.
If you would like to offer your trunk, time, or some treats to this event, please use the volunteer sign up form at the link below. In addition to plenty of trunks full of treats, we will also need a few people to help direct traffic, hand out candy on the veranda, and more!
Costumes and decorated trunks are encouraged but not required.
If you would like to donate candy, prizes, or treats for this event, please email Kerry Burner (email@example.com) to coordinate, or leave them clearly labeled by the back door on the veranda any time on Thursday or Friday the 28th or 29th.
Please keep the following in mind as you choose treats to share with the congregation:
a) Try to avoid are common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and dairy OR also offer an allergy-friendly alternative.
b) Treats must be individually-wrapped in their original packaging and commercially produced.
c) Non-edible treats are welcome and encouraged! If you choose to hand out prizes instead of treats, please be mindful of Mother Earth and of the Mothers, Fathers, Caregivers, and Parents who will be taking the prizes you choose into their homes. (Your fellow congregants will thank you for not sending their children home with anything wet, sticky, glittery, or loud.)
Contact Kerry Burner with questions and concerns regarding volunteering or donating supplies.
Safety & Accessibility
This event is being coordinated in compliance with UUCT’s COVID-19 Taskforce’s guidelines for facility use and with the safety of our most vulnerable community members in mind.
Masks covering both the mouth and nose are required for all participants ages 6 and up and recommended for participants ages 5 and under. This masking requirement applies to all volunteers, staff, and participants regardless of vaccination status.
We always strive to make our events accessible and always want to know if there is any way we can make an event easier to navigate for you or your family. This can include a specified sensory-friendly timeslot, treats safe for a specific allergy or dietary restriction, transportation coordination, arranging to have treats brought to you instead, hands-on church staff support during the event, etc.
Please contact DRE Helen Cassara at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs or for any other questions or concerns.
We can’t wait to see our church friends in their spooky best again!
(UUCT RE Halloween celebration 2019)