Upcoming Events

 

Singing Meditation

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 will is on an alternating Tuesday/Thursday rotation schedule.  Our next gathering will be Tuesday, June 1 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

If interested in joining or for more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at angel.de.armendi@gmail.com

 


Old Guys Lunch

The next Old Guys Lunch will be Wednesday, June 2 at 11:30 AM on the veranda of UUCT. Social distancing and current facility use guidelines will be followed. We will continue meeting every other Wednesday weather permitting.

If interested in joining this group or for more information, contact John Sample.

 

 


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, June 8 at 8 PM

For more information, visit https://band.us/@indwellers or contact Natalie Binder.

 

 


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 kaystuart545@gmail.com Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 9.

 


Food For Thought 

Why does food waste have a profound impact on global climate change?

While navigating Drawdown’s Ecochallenge website, I learned that food waste contributes greatly to climate change. In fact, reducing food waste is rated as Drawdown’s third most-impactful solution for reducing global warming, only behind hi-tech refrigerant management and onshore wind power, with eating a plant-rich diet a close fourth solution.

It’s hard to believe that about “a third of the world’s food that is produced is never eaten, which means land and resources used and greenhouse gases emitted in producing and [transporting the food] were unnecessary.” (Drawdown, 2017) As individuals, we might not be able to totally alleviate this problem, as we need big Ag and our major food producers to greatly change their ways, but we, personally, can definitely reduce the waste from the food that we purchase and/or grow.

At our next Food For Thought zoom meeting, scheduled for Thursday, June 10th, at 7PM, we will discuss ways in which we can reduce our food waste, learn about food product dating and share “zero-waste” recipes. If you are interested, you can learn about these topics from the Ecochallenge website (https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/reduced-food-waste), or do your own research and share your ideas with us. If you are not on our Food For Thought email list and would like to be, please email Linda Oaksford at lloaksford@gmail.com.

 


Church Work Day

Join us Saturday, June 12 from 9 AM – 2 PM for our monthly church work day.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.  For more information contact Bonnie Abellera.

Even if you can only help for an hour or two, that will be appreciated. Hope to see you there!

 


Centering BIPOC Voices: June and July Discussions

By Robin Gray

The book discussion group Centering BIPOC Voices will devote the June meeting to sharing thoughts about the last four parts of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer. We’ll meet via Zoom at 3:30 PM on June 12, the second Saturday of the month.

Looking ahead to July, the Centering BIPOC Voices group has selected The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. An NPR review offers this summary: “In The Mountains Sing, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai has created a luminous, complex family narrative that spans nearly a century of Vietnamese history, from the French colonial period through the communist Viet Minh’s rise to power, the separation between North and South Vietnam, the Vietnam War, all the way to the present day. Told alternately by Diệu Lan, born in 1920, and her granddaughter Hương, born in 1960, the novel resembles a choral performance with multiple voices.”

To join the discussion in June or July, contact Robin Gray (robingray021@gmail.com) to receive additional information and the Zoom link.