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, June 27 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. To join our Zoom gathering, click here.
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)
You are welcome to join us every Sunday 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.
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, June 28. For more information, contact Linda Wright
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 29 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.
If interested in joining or for more information, contact Music Director Angel de Armendi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Guys Lunch
The Old Guys Lunch group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at a local restaurant.
To be notified of future meeting locations, send an email to John Sample at email@example.com who coordinates the OGL email list.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 30 at 11:30 AM.
We follow COVID guidelines provided by each restaurant and prefer to meet and eat outside (when available). Come and join good discussion and companionship!
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 Kay Stuart-Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 7.
Church Work Day
Join us Saturday, July 10 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: July and August Discussions
By Robin Gray
We’re turning to summer reading having selected two novels. These aren’t light “beach reads” but instead offer narratives that can help us to understand diverse experiences more fully.
On Saturday, July 10th, we will be discussing “The Mountains Sing” by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. NPR describes it as a: “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.”
In August, we’ll gather on the 14th to share our perspectives on another novel “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. Booklist waxes eloquent about the book and the author: “A spellbinding, reverent, and resplendent drama…A work of distinct luminosity…Through the personalities and predicaments of her many charismatic characters, and through rapturous descriptions of winter landscapes and steaming meals, sustaining humor and spiritual visitations, Erdrich traces the indelible traumas of racism and sexual violence and celebrates the vitality and depth of Chippewa life…Erdrich at her radiant best.”
Centering BIPOC Voices continues to meet on the Second Saturday at 3:30 PM via Zoom. Our next meeting is Saturday, July 10. New people are always welcome to join in the discussion. Simply contact Robin Gray (email@example.com) for more information and to be added to the mailing list.