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.

MIDDLE HOUR

Classes for all ages are held 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturdays – March 2, March 9 – 12-2 p.m. – Death Cafe – Explore our personal narratives, discuss practical considerations and contemplate what it means to live our lives fully while knowing that they will end. RSVP to membership@unitarianchurchbr.com.

Sunday, March 3 – 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!

Thursdays – March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 18, 25 – 6-7:30 p.m. – Common Read Book Discussion – Up to 15 people may register for the spring book discussion of “On Repentance and Repair” by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. Limited space! Register to attend at https://unitarianbr.org/common-read-book-discussion/

Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Intro to our Faith – This series will take a deep dive into Unitarian Universalism. The four parts cover “Where Do We Come From?,” “The Cathedral of the World,” “Building a Theological House” and “Our Call to Justice.” Attend as many or as few as you like.

Saturday, March 16 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. – Family Outdoor Fun Day – Visit an outdoor “forest school” with other children and parents to explore and play. For location and more details on this offsite gathering, visit the dated entry on the website’s calendar.

Thursday, March 28 – 7-8 p.m. – Tenebrae Service – This somber evening service tells the story of Jesus’s death. Join us in the sanctuary or watch online on Facebook or YouTube.

Sunday, March 31 – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Easter Egg Hunt and Party – Gather between the two services for an egg hunt, games, crafts and more!

Sunday, April 7 – 1:30 p.m. – Movie Viewing: “Under G-d” – Join us for a free screening of “Under G-d,” a documentary exploring the overturning of Roe v. Wade through the stories of impacted Jewish women and interfaith leaders advocating a freedom of religion argument against abortion bans.

Sunday, April 21 – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Annual Congregational Meeting – All members and friends are invited to our annual congregational meeting.

Sunday, April 28 – 8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Blood Drive Stop by the blood bank’s bus in our parking lot and donate a priceless gift to someone in need!

RECURRING MEETINGS

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 ucbrblack@gmail.com.

BUDS Family Playgroup – 3-4:30 p.m. – Select Saturdays – (March 23, April 20, May 18) Befriending UUs, Developing Sprouts. A time for connection and community for caregivers and their young children (ages 0-6). Free play and parent conversation. Older siblings are welcome.

Climate Action – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (March 10, April 14, May 26, June 30) 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 – (March 12, May 14, July 9, 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 – (March 3, April 7, May 12, June 23, July 28) 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 – (March 16, April 20, May 18) 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.

Reproductive Rights – 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Select Sundays – (March 31, May 5, June 9, July 14) 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 – (March 24, April 28, June 2, July 7) 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.

Yoga for UU – 5:45-6:30 p.m. – Select Mondays – (March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20) Bring a mat and anything else you wish. Classes are beginner friendly and donation-based with all proceeds going to the church.