BEGINNERS YOGA

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Discover your strengths and balances through a therapeutic approach to yoga alignment and mind/body integration. Contact: Stan Polins, stanpolins@gmail.com

 

CHANGING WOMEN

Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Named for a Native American legend, Changing Women is an Earth-based spirituality discussion group and women’s wisdom circle. Please join us for some sacred time. Contact: Keddy Outlaw, keddyannoutlaw@gmail.com

 

CLIMATE PROTECTION / ACTION TEAM

Second Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you’re looking for ways to respond proactively to the problem of climate change, you are warmly invited to join the church’s Climate Action Team. The team’s immediate objective is to encourage the church and its members to take reasonable steps to reduce our carbon footprints, each in his or her own way. Contact: ClimateAction@firstuu.org

 

DISCUSSION CIRCLE

Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

All are invited for fun, facilitated educational discussions on a variety of topics. The Discussion Circle is a place to practice our UU values: keeping an open mind; listening respectfully; learning from a variety of differing perspectives; and entertaining new ways of thinking about issues. A list of the topics for the month can be found on the rolling rack. Contact pam4hou@gmail.com

 

EARLY MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This group reads and discusses non-fiction books covering religion, science, morality, ethics, history and current events. Contact: http://firstuubook.blogspot.com/

 

EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY and MINDFULLNESS

3rd Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:15 pm, May 17, June 21, July 19, and August 16.

An exploration of UU spirituality and mindfulness using short, guided mindfulness practices, group discussion and personal sharing. All are welcome. Facilitators: Pam Perry & Megan Pantuliano. For more info., contact Pam at pam4hou@gmail.com.

 

GAMES NIGHT FOR ADULTS

Third Fridays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This group gathers the third Friday of each month for an evening of fellowship and fun. Come play a few games, snack a bit and enjoy community in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact: Pam Perry, pam4hou@gmail.com.

 

HOUSTON AREA WOMENS’ GROUP

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A feminist group for all women where each woman defines her own feminism. We have discussions on women’s issues and frequently invite guest speakers.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/houstonwomensgroup/

 

INSIGHT MEDITATION

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

These classes are for both beginners and experienced meditators. Each class includes a session of gentle Qigong movements to relax the body, basic instructions for following the breath as a focus in Vipassana (Insight) meditation, and a period of silence. Contact: Ginger Clarkson, trained Dharma leader, ginger.clarkson@icloud.com

 

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

We listen to recorded, guided meditations from a variety of meditation teachers.

In addition, we listen mindfully to music and have a mindful sharing and listening circle. Meditation experience is not needed. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Pam Perry, pam4hou@gmail.com

 

PROPHETIC WOMEN DISCUSSION GROUP

Third Sundays, 11:45 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This group meets once a month, on third Sundays. Our format includes a short presentation along with discussion. For more information contact Eric Botts, ericbotts@prodigy.net or Pam Perry, pam4hou@gmail.com

 

TAI CHI

Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon

Tai chi is practiced in modern times primarily as a gentle exercise technique.  Described as “meditation in motion,” it consists of performing a series of postures or body movements in a slow and graceful manner, with each movement flowing without pause to the next. All are most welcome. Contact: Jon Naylor, jnaylor56@gmail.com

 

TERGAR MEDITATION GROUP

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Based on the teachings of Mingyur Rinpoche, this community-oriented group focuses on practices that are easily implemented into our everyday lives and requires no religious affiliation. No prior experience necessary.

Coordinators: Eva Kappila and Justin Kelley. Contact: houston@tergar.org