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Events in January 2023

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December 26, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

December 27, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

December 28, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

December 29, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

December 30, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

December 31, 2022(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

January 1, 2023(3 events)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

11:00 am: Virtual Worship: “Web of Connection”


January 1, 2023

No service at 9:00.
11:00 am service on Zoom.
Watch party in the Social Hall starts at 10:30.
The Worship Coordinators
This year, instead of examining our individual selves on New Year’s Day, let’s consider the context of community. What can we learn from the web of life that connects the forest floor? Stay in your PJs and join us for a Zoom-only service from home, or join other congregants in the Social Hall for coffee and company to watch the service together. Have writing and coloring tools available for our annual worship stations! Download the coloring page for the Creation Station here, or pick up a page in the social hall.

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


January 1, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:30 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.

January 2, 2023(2 events)

All day: Church Office Closed

All day
December 25, 2022

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


January 2, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and occasional 5th Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

January 3, 2023
January 4, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Nonfiction Book Club


January 4, 2023

The Nonfiction Book Club meets every Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Arnold Room. In January, we will be reading The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. Contact Bob Wood at roberttwood@gmail.com for more information.

January 5, 2023(2 events)

6:00 pm: 8th Principle Group Discussion


January 5, 2023

Please join us for a group discussion regarding the 8th Principle!  Bring your questions, concerns, and reflections.  All are Welcome. Our facilitator will be Julica from Joy and Justice Coaching.
WHEN: Thursday, January 5th @ 6PM
WHERE: Zoom TeleConference:  https://uuma.zoom.us/j/93902317727
Visit the 8th Principle webpage for updates, including FAQs about the 8th Principle
BIO:
Julica Hermann de la Fuente is a coach, trainer and facilitator for liberation, transformation and justice, and is currently completing her path toward ordination in Unitarian Universalism. Born and raised in Mexico City, she first became committed to social justice when she came to the United States for college. Since then, Julica has been an anti-racism/anti-oppression educator and trainer in a variety of capacities over the past two and a half decades. In addition to a Lay Community Ministry degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School, she also holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and is certified as a master life coach.  Julica stubbornly believes that liberation is found at the intersection of joy and justice. When not on shift for the resistance, you will find her playing with fabric, planning her week-long costume extravaganza for Halloween, looking for more excuses to frost fancy cakes, and reading optimistic sci-fi and fantasy possibilities of a just and equitable universe.

6:30 pm: Chalice Choir Rehearsal


January 5, 2023

Chalice Choir, our choir for youth and adults, rehearses 6:30-8:00 Thursdays, in the sanctuary, and will be working on a choral song cycle about breath, grief, and hope in the time of pandemic.

January 6, 2023
January 7, 2023
January 8, 2023(9 events)

9:00 am: African-American History Exhibit Opening


January 8, 2023

The under-told story of African-American History in the American Southwest will be highlighted in a new exhibit opening in the Social Hall on Sunday, January 8.
Created by local historian (and friend of the church) Sherri Burr, the exhibit covers 400 years of African-American history in the United States. The original exhibit, held at the African-American Pavilion of the Expo Center in 2019, displayed images and text that provided an eye-opening and comprehensive view of African-American history since 1619, when the governor of Virginia exchanged supplies for captive Africans aboard an English privateer ship.
Ms. Burr’s updated exhibit will include seldom-seen images and little-known information about African-American history in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the greater Southwest. This new focus presents a rare opportunity to learn about African-American history in our own city and state.
A mercado including art, photos, and a book written by Ms. Burr will be held with the exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Ms. Burr will also deliver a pulpit editorial during worship, and local jazz pianist Lydia Clark and vocalist Lowell Burton will perform African-American music.

9:00 am: Worship: “Centering Our Bodies: Physical Anti-Racism”


January 8, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
Resmaa Menakem’s powerful book My Grandmother’s Hands discusses how racism lands in our bodies, regardless of our race. How can our bodies undo the consequences of that racism? This service will include gentle movement suitable for all bodies.
Music: Lydia Clark and Lowell Burton

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: All YoUUth


January 8, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Coffee & Chat for Elementary Parents


January 8, 2023

Attention, parents of elementary aged children! Do you love your kids, but could use a few minutes of adult interaction? Do you enjoy drinking coffee or tea while it’s still hot? Do you have opinions about cookies? If so, please join us for our “parents drink coffee while kids are in RE” concept.
We will have singing, crafts, and stories for the kids in the RE foyer (the building southwest of the sanctuary), and coffee, tea, and snacks for the adults in the adjoining Memorial Hall. We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children: Rainbow Principles


January 8, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Being Centered or “Maladjusted to the Way Things Are.”


January 8, 2023

Where is your center calling you to go? What does it mean to be centered—at peace and calm or a place from which you are pushed or launched? What are your top 5 core values. Pick your five core values from this list of possibilities. Acting on your core values—taking purposeful pauses, creating more space for intentional choices and actions. We need to remember that achieving a balance of equality requires us to be purposefully off-balance and out of step with our culture, or as Martin Luther King Jr. said, we need people who are maladjusted to the way things are.
Facilitator, Angela Merkert

Bring your coffee or tea and join us for community and discussion on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in the Arnold Room or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

11:00 am: Worship: “Centering Our Bodies: Physical Anti-Racism”


January 8, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
Resmaa Menakem’s powerful book My Grandmother’s Hands discusses how racism lands in our bodies, regardless of our race. How can our bodies undo the consequences of that racism? This service will include gentle movement suitable for all bodies.
Music: Lydia Clark and Lowell Burton

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:15 pm: Earth Web Monthly Meeting


January 8, 2023

First Unitarian’s environmental team, Earth Web, meets on the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm, both on campus and on Zoom, and all are welcome to attend. This year we plan to focus on water issues, looking at both personal and congregational ways to use our scarce resource responsibly. We will offer opportunities to educate and celebrate around this issue. We will also engage in legislative action on conservation, environmental, and water issues. Please consider visiting the NM State Engineer’s website, www.505outside.com, for information on xeriscaping. Contact Marilyn O’Boyle at marilynlea@aol.com if you would like more information about getting involved!

12:30 pm: Young Adults Group Meeting


January 8, 2023

Our group for adults ages 18-35 meets every Sunday at 12:30 pm in the Arnold Room to share, live, grow, and love together. Come join us! Email EmmaLia Mariner at emmalia.mariner@gmail.com to learn more and to join our Discord server.

January 9, 2023(1 event)

5:30 pm: Sol Singers


January 9, 2023

Sol Singers, our pastoral care choir, meets Mondays 5:30 in Memorial Hall and on Zoom. Email Susan Peck at speck@uuabq.org for more information.

January 10, 2023
January 11, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Nonfiction Book Club


January 11, 2023

The Nonfiction Book Club meets every Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Arnold Room. In January, we will be reading The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. Contact Bob Wood at roberttwood@gmail.com for more information.

January 12, 2023(2 events)

6:30 pm: Chalice Choir Rehearsal


January 12, 2023

Chalice Choir, our choir for youth and adults, rehearses 6:30-8:00 Thursdays, in the sanctuary, and will be working on a choral song cycle about breath, grief, and hope in the time of pandemic.

6:30 pm: Circle of Trust


January 12, 2023

Looking for a way to meet people and connect more deeply? You’re invited to check out Circle of Trust, a welcoming space for deep listening and deep sharing. Circle of Trust is based on our church’s Covenant Group program, but with flexible attendance. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings 6:30–8:30 pm on Zoom. The January dates are the 12th and the 26th. January topics are “Finding our Center” and “Forgiveness,” with preparation materials distributed for reflection before the meeting. For information, the Zoom link, and materials, contact Lea Ann Boone at lboone133@gmail.com.

January 13, 2023(2 events)

7:00 pm: Bread, Wine, and Book Club


January 13, 2023

We meet the second Friday of each month at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Contact Martha Beyerlein (martha.beyerlein@comcast.net) for the meeting information.

 

7:00 pm: Covenant of UU Pagans Meeting


January 13, 2023

Join Coyote Willow CUUPS for our Semi-Annual Meeting and social circle on January 13 at 7:00 pm. This will be a Zoom-only meeting. We will vote on officer positions, set our calendar for the next six months, and decide what direction we want our CUUPS group to go in and where we want to direct our attention and energy for the next half of the year. After our business is complete, we will socialize. Eating dinner during the meeting is perfectly acceptable! Please have a candle and source of flame nearby for the beginning of the meeting. Email Victoria Rosquist at bboydbabe@gmail.com for more information.

 

January 14, 2023
January 15, 2023(7 events)

9:00 am: Worship: “Creatively Maladjusted: MLK at the 1966 GA”


January 15, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
As we observe the MLK holiday, we’ll share Dr. King’s remarks spoken to UUs at the 1966 General Assembly, our denomination’s annual business meeting. How can we continue to “Not sleep through the revolution?”
Music: Lara Manzanares

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: All YoUUth


January 15, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Coffee & Chat for Elementary Parents


January 15, 2023

Attention, parents of elementary aged children! Do you love your kids, but could use a few minutes of adult interaction? Do you enjoy drinking coffee or tea while it’s still hot? Do you have opinions about cookies? If so, please join us for our “parents drink coffee while kids are in RE” concept.
We will have singing, crafts, and stories for the kids in the RE foyer (the building southwest of the sanctuary), and coffee, tea, and snacks for the adults in the adjoining Memorial Hall. We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children: Rainbow Principles


January 15, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Finding Your Center, Finding Your Bliss.


January 15, 2023

Bring your coffee or tea and join us for community and discussion on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in the Arnold Room or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

When we pivot, we may make changes based on our core values. What changes have you made to follow your bliss in recent years? What have been significant pivot points for you in your life’s journey? How were those pivots supported by core values, spiritual practices?
Facilitator, Angela Merkert.

11:00 am: Worship: “Creatively Maladjusted: MLK at the 1966 GA”


January 15, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
As we observe the MLK holiday, we’ll share Dr. King’s remarks spoken to UUs at the 1966 General Assembly, our denomination’s annual business meeting. How can we continue to “Not sleep through the revolution?”
Music: Lara Manzanares

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


January 15, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:00 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.

January 16, 2023(2 events)

5:30 pm: Sol Singers


January 16, 2023

Sol Singers, our pastoral care choir, meets Mondays 5:30 in Memorial Hall and on Zoom. Email Susan Peck at speck@uuabq.org for more information.

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


January 16, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and occasional 5th Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

January 17, 2023
January 18, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: Nonfiction Book Club


January 18, 2023

The Nonfiction Book Club meets every Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Arnold Room. In January, we will be reading The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. Contact Bob Wood at roberttwood@gmail.com for more information.

January 19, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Chalice Choir Rehearsal


January 19, 2023

Chalice Choir, our choir for youth and adults, rehearses 6:30-8:00 Thursdays, in the sanctuary, and will be working on a choral song cycle about breath, grief, and hope in the time of pandemic.

January 20, 2023(1 event)

5:30 pm: Together Women Rise


January 20, 2023

Meeting at First U since 2016, this group is part of a national Giving Circle organization, where participants come with a dish and a donation—and learn about the month’s featured program to support women and children in developing nations. Meets the third Friday of each month at 5:30 pm in Memorial Hall.

Contact: Margo Milleret
Email: milleret@unm.edu

January 21, 2023(1 event)

10:00 am: Wisdom Circle: Finding Our Center


January 21, 2023

Here we are, turning the corner into another year that promises to be a significant one in all kinds of ways. As we step into 2023, in keeping with this month’s church theme, Maggie Green will facilitate a round table conversation on Finding Our Center. When we set our eyes on what lies ahead in both the personal and collective spheres, getting centered can keep us on solid ground and help guide our steps. How do you experience your inmost core of being? When do you seek that center and how do you find your way there? When you’re feeling centered, how does this affect your awareness of the outside world? Finally, can you expand that awareness to include larger and more diverse spheres of the whole of which we as individuals are a part? You’re warmly invited to bring yourself, your leadings, your questions, and your wisdom to what promises to be a chautauqua of profound interest. Please also bring your mask and beverage of choice. We meet at the church in Memorial Hall, across the courtyard from the renovated Social Hall. All are welcome.
Info: Jerilyn Bowen, mettajb@gmail.com.

January 22, 2023(8 events)

9:00 am: Worship: “Self Centered”


January 22, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Author and activist Christopher Heuertz says, “We all find ourselves bouncing around three very human lies that we believe about our identity: I am what I have, I am what I do, and I am what other people say or think about me.” A sermon about knowing (and forgetting) the true self at our center.
Music: Laura Pirard, trombone

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: All YoUUth


January 22, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Coffee & Chat for Elementary Parents


January 22, 2023

Attention, parents of elementary aged children! Do you love your kids, but could use a few minutes of adult interaction? Do you enjoy drinking coffee or tea while it’s still hot? Do you have opinions about cookies? If so, please join us for our “parents drink coffee while kids are in RE” concept.
We will have singing, crafts, and stories for the kids in the RE foyer (the building southwest of the sanctuary), and coffee, tea, and snacks for the adults in the adjoining Memorial Hall. We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children: Rainbow Principles


January 22, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Wisdom Teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.


January 22, 2023

Bring your coffee or tea and join us for community and discussion on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in the Arnold Room or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

Rev. King made pivots in his short and influential career. He was consistent in following his core values, following his bliss. Let’s consider highlights of his teachings, his writings.
Facilitator, Angela Merkert.

11:00 am: Worship: “Self Centered”


January 22, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Author and activist Christopher Heuertz says, “We all find ourselves bouncing around three very human lies that we believe about our identity: I am what I have, I am what I do, and I am what other people say or think about me.” A sermon about knowing (and forgetting) the true self at our center.
Music: Laura Pirard, trombone

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:15 pm: Animal Advocates Monthly Meeting


January 22, 2023

First Unitarian’s Animal Advocate group supports ethical, moral, compassionate choices for all life through fundraising, education, and activities. They are meeting in person on the fourth Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm in the Wesson Room. Since their meetings are indoors, they request that everyone attending be vaccinated against Covid 19. For more information, contact Sharon Hall, at sharnoldhall@aol.com.

2:00 pm: Annual Meeting Town Hall


January 22, 2023

This Town Hall is open to everyone and is an opportunity to do a deep dive into the proposed budget, ask all of your questions about proposed changes to our bylaws, and generally make sure you’re prepped for the annual meeting next Sunday, January 29. Meeting ID: 168 223 701

Click here to join the meeting.

More information

January 23, 2023(1 event)

5:30 pm: Sol Singers


January 23, 2023

Sol Singers, our pastoral care choir, meets Mondays 5:30 in Memorial Hall and on Zoom. Email Susan Peck at speck@uuabq.org for more information.

January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023
January 26, 2023(2 events)

6:30 pm: Chalice Choir Rehearsal


January 26, 2023

Chalice Choir, our choir for youth and adults, rehearses 6:30-8:00 Thursdays, in the sanctuary, and will be working on a choral song cycle about breath, grief, and hope in the time of pandemic.

6:30 pm: Circle of Trust


January 26, 2023

Looking for a way to meet people and connect more deeply? You’re invited to check out Circle of Trust, a welcoming space for deep listening and deep sharing. Circle of Trust is based on our church’s Covenant Group program, but with flexible attendance. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings 6:30–8:30 pm on Zoom. The January dates are the 12th and the 26th. January topics are “Finding our Center” and “Forgiveness,” with preparation materials distributed for reflection before the meeting. For information, the Zoom link, and materials, contact Lea Ann Boone at lboone133@gmail.com.

January 27, 2023
January 28, 2023
January 29, 2023(6 events)

9:00 am: Worship: “Cringe”


January 29, 2023

Kristin Famula, Intern Minister
Finding the sacred gift of cringe-worthy moments. How might we harness the power of embarrassment and find a center of vulnerability within our community? Share your (short) examples of embarrassing moments with Kristin by emailing kfamula@uuabq.org. We might use them (anonymously of course!) in the service.
Music: Chalice Choir

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: All YoUUth


January 29, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children: Rainbow Principles


January 29, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: The 8th Principle: Implications for First Unitarian and Living Out Our Principles


January 29, 2023

Bring your coffee or tea and join us for community and discussion on Sundays at 10:00 am, either in the Arnold Room or via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

In our annual meeting today, we will consider adding the 8th Principle to our UU Principles. Let’s discuss possibilities for what integration of this principle might mean for our congregational community—and then attend the annual meeting.
Facilitator, Angela Merkert.

11:00 am: Worship: “Cringe”


January 29, 2023

Kristin Famula, Intern Minister
Finding the sacred gift of cringe-worthy moments. How might we harness the power of embarrassment and find a center of vulnerability within our community? Share your (short) examples of embarrassing moments with Kristin by emailing kfamula@uuabq.org. We might use them (anonymously of course!) in the service.
Music: Chalice Choir

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

2:00 pm: Annual Congregational Meeting


January 29, 2023

January 30, 2023(2 events)

5:30 pm: Sol Singers


January 30, 2023

Sol Singers, our pastoral care choir, meets Mondays 5:30 in Memorial Hall and on Zoom. Email Susan Peck at speck@uuabq.org for more information.

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


January 30, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and occasional 5th Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

January 31, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Chalice Choir Rehearsal


February 2, 2023

Chalice Choir, our choir for youth and adults, rehearses 6:30-8:00 Thursdays, in the sanctuary, and will be working on a choral song cycle about breath, grief, and hope in the time of pandemic.

February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023(3 events)

10:00 am: All YoUUth


February 5, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children: Rainbow Principles


February 5, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


February 5, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:30 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.