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Events in February 2023

  • All YoUUth

    All YoUUth


    February 5, 2023

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

    Religious Education for Children

    Religious Education for Children


    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!

    Sunday Explorations: Recognizing the Types of Love; the Paths of Love.

    Sunday Explorations: Recognizing the Types of Love; the Paths of Love.


    February 5, 2023

    This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
    Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
    Passcode: 041625
    February 5— The Greeks named six types of love: eros, sexual passion; philia, deep friendship; ludus, playful love; agape, love for everyone; pragma, long-standing love; and philautia, love of the self. Understanding these different types leads us to identifying paths, not only a path of Love.
    Angela Merkert, facilitator

  • Circle of Trust

    Circle of Trust


    February 9, 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.

  • All YoUUth

    All YoUUth


    February 12, 2023

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

    Religious Education for Children

    Religious Education for Children


    February 12, 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!

    Sunday Explorations: Common Sense Aging and Wellbeing

    Sunday Explorations: Common Sense Aging and Wellbeing


    February 12, 2023

    This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
    Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
    Passcode: 041625

    February 12—This session will focus on a holistic approach to aging well. The major components that influence aging that will be discussed include: diet, exercise; preventing falls; emotional and attitudinal perspectives; spiritual broadening as a way to ameliorate pain and encourage a sense of peace; and how our environment impacts us.
    Asia Negion Esposito, facilitator.
    Asia has an MS in Gerontology/Adult Education and has trained to administer nursing homes in New York. She is currently leading AARP workshops and has pearls of wisdom and experience to share.

    Earth Web Monthly Meeting

    Earth Web Monthly Meeting


    February 12, 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!

  • All YoUUth

    All YoUUth


    February 19, 2023

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

    Religious Education for Children

    Religious Education for Children


    February 19, 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!

    Sunday Explorations: Embracing Love

    Sunday Explorations: Embracing Love


    February 19, 2023

    This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
    Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
    Passcode: 041625

    February 19—From Rumi: “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” How do we hold ourselves back from sharing Love? What are the barriers that we create—no matter which of the types of love we consider—often out of (mostly unfounded) fears?
    Angela Merkert, facilitator

  • Circle of Trust

    Circle of Trust


    February 23, 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.

  • All YoUUth

    All YoUUth


    February 26, 2023

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

    Religious Education for Children

    Religious Education for Children


    February 26, 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!

    Sunday Explorations: “Justice is what love looks like in public,”

    Sunday Explorations: “Justice is what love looks like in public,”


    February 26, 2023

    This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
    Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
    Passcode: 041625

    February 26—“Justice is what love looks like in public,” according to Dr. Cornell West. What does it require to expand and strengthen this love? What is required to “live in love” in the striving toward creation of a Beloved Community? As UUs, what sustains us in this quest to strengthen just actions in our community, our society?
    Angela Merkert, facilitator