More details can be found in each event’s individual entry on the church calendar on this website. All events are at the church unless stated otherwise.


Classes for all ages are held from 10:15-11:15 a.m. every Sunday. Children and youth can gather with their peers for UU-based lessons and activities. Adults are invited to look for these three options on various Sundays: Faith in Action, which focuses on our Social Justice activities; Faith in Exploration, which gives visitors and new members an opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism; and Faith in Practice, which discusses spiritual practices of all kinds.


Saturdays, July 13-Aug. 17 – 10-11:30 a.m. – Gospel Service Choir Practice – All are welcome! No experience needed! Led by Jared Robinson, rehearsals for the annual gospel choir will be held for six Saturdays before the services on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Sundays, July 14, 21 & 28 – 10:15-11:15a – Intro to our Church: Stop by Room 6 during Middle Hour for one, two or all three of this series that will delve into more about UCBR. What do we worship? What do we teach? Who Makes Things Happen? Who We’ve Been, Who We Are, and How Can You Be Part of Us?

Friday, July 26 – 9a-1p – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Screening: Prevention on the Go will be on campus to offer colorectal, oral, prostate and skin cancer screenings. Appointments are encouraged (call 225-425-8034), but walk-ins are welcome. Screenings are free if you have not been screened in the last 12 months.

Sunday, Aug. 4 – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Minister Meet & Greet – Sit down with one of our ministers for a casual get-to-know-you chat, a deep discussion on theology, or any topic you’d like!

Sunday, Aug. 11 – 9a and 11:30a services – Ingathering & Bag Blessing – Join us at either service to launch a new church/school year. Everyone can bring what they need to get through the upcoming year and get it blessed – backpack, laptop, work bag, whatever!

Sunday, Aug. 11 – 10:15-11:15a – Q&A About the Budget – Got questions? Get answers. As we approach our annual pledge drive, stop by Room 5 during Middle Hour and learn more about our church’s budget.

Sunday, Aug. 18 – Gospel Service/Connections Fair/Bring a Friend Sunday!

  • Gospel Service – At both 9a and 11:30a, our annual Gospel Service will have you on your feet singing along with your Gospel Choir led by Jared Robinson.
  • Connections Fair – After both services, browse through tables highlighting all of the ways you can get connected at church. The various committees, teams, book clubs, interest groups – everyone! – will be sharing information. Come see what they’re all about.
  • Bring a Friend Sunday – What better day to bring a friend than on a day where they can hear amazing music and learn more about our church? Grab a pal and share the joy of our faith community.


Black Joy Collective – 6:30 p.m. – First Tuesday of the month – A supportive gathering space for Black members of UCBR. Our discussions provide an opportunity for sharing, learning, understanding, growing and becoming. Contact

Blue Lotus Meditation Center Class – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Every Wednesday – Blue Lotus Meditation Center teaches a weekly session at UCBR. Bring mats or floor pillows, and RSVP to Rev. Chris Long at

Climate Action – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 24, Dec. 29) A Social Justice Team focus group: Share concerns and work toward putting our faith into action. All perspectives about climate are welcome – whatever your level of awareness or acceptance. 

Congregational Care Team – 6:30 p.m. – Select Tuesdays – (Sept. 10, Nov. 12) The CCT meets at church and via Zoom to provide care to people in the church community who are in crisis.

Education/Social Justice – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (July 28, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec. 22) A Social Justice Team focus group: Meet with others to discuss concerns about local education and what can be done to create a better environment for students, teachers and families.

LGBTQ+ Youth Circle – 11 a.m.-noon – Third Saturday of the month – This group uses art and storytelling to provide inspiration for justice-making and liberation for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18, grounded in our faith and accompanying them into the wider community.

Lunch Bunch – 1 p.m. – Select Sundays – Gather with other UUs after church for lunch at local restaurants. Locations and dates are announced in our weekly emails.

Open Circle Book Club – 7 p.m. – First Sunday of the month – This monthly book club meets at the church and on Zoom. Upcoming titles and Zoom links are shown in the individual calendar entries for each event.

Reproductive Rights – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Nov. 3, Dec. 8) A Social Justice Team focus group: Share concerns and work toward putting our faith into action in the area of reproductive rights.

Retirement Support Group – 10 a.m. – First Thursday of the month – Most meetings are at La Madeleine on Jefferson Highway.

Sixth Source Sharing Circle – 1-2 p.m. – Second Sunday, January to September – UU Pagans discuss their unique path. The group is dedicated to the UU principles and exploring their place in the natural world and their relationship with the gods.

Social Justice Team – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Third Sunday of the month – Gather during Middle Hour to discuss the team’s latest activities and updates from focus groups.

Voting Rights – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (Aug. 11, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Dec. 1) A Social Justice Team focus group – Join others to discuss voting concerns and actions that can be taken to improve voting rights.

Women’s Book Club – 7 p.m. – Second Monday of the month – This monthly book club meets at the church and on Zoom. Upcoming titles and Zoom links are shown in the individual calendar entries for each event.