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Events in February 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
January 28, 2024(4 events)

9:00 am: Changing Women


January 28, 2024

All women are invited to join us for some sacred time on Sundays at 10:00 AM

We are currently meeting on Zoom on first and third Sundays and
in person in Room 303 on second, fourth and fifth Sundays.

For more information and to receive the Zoom meeting link,
contact Keddy at keddyannoutlaw@gmail.com or Margaret at mkallsen@yahoo.com.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 303

9:30 am: Houston Women's Group


January 28, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

10:15 am: Sunday Discussion Circle


January 28, 2024

Hybrid Meeting

10:30 am: String Band


January 28, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston String Band welcomes all who love to OR WANT TO play music together!We meet in-between services on most Sundays.

We have members of every skill level, and welcome beginners as well
Bring your Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Lute, whatever!

We can supply you with a Ukulele if you have never played anything, but would like to learn!

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Room 201
January 29, 2024(3 events)

6:30 pm: AVDA


January 29, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

6:30 pm: Immigration Rapid Response Training


January 29, 2024

This trauma-informed volunteer training is designed for people working with (or planning to work with) asylum-seekers in Houston.

The training is open to anyone over 18- please spread the word to those you think may be interested, and have them kindly RSVP to Sheryl Abrahams at immigration@firstuu.org.  Sponsored by the JCC Immigration Team

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall

6:30 pm: Immigration Rapid Response Volunteer Training


January 29, 2024

Interested in joining our congregation's efforts to support asylum-seekers? This trauma-informed volunteer training is designed for volunteers working with (or planning to work with) people who have fled their countries of origin. The training will be led by Nadia Maynard, LMSW, SHRM-SCP. Please RSVP to immigration@firstuu.org.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
January 30, 2024(2 events)

6:30 pm: AVDA


January 30, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

7:00 pm: Minister's Book Group


January 30, 2024

In Person and Online via Zoom:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81683941920?pwd=OG9mK1diSGluWWtPQUptUlVKTmNTUT09

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library
January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 2, 2024
February 3, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Yoga


February 3, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 4, 2024(5 events)

9:30 am: Houston Women's Group


February 4, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

10:15 am: Parent's Group


February 4, 2024

Come find support, community and ideas for creating a grounded family life.  Babies are welcome to stay with parents in the group OR all children can be cared for by our nursery staff: we have set up extra nursery staff to care for the older children during Parent’s Group this Sunday. 

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 303

10:15 am: Sunday Discussion Circle


February 4, 2024

Hybrid Meeting

10:30 am: String Band


February 4, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston String Band welcomes all who love to OR WANT TO play music together!We meet in-between services on most Sundays.

We have members of every skill level, and welcome beginners as well
Bring your Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Lute, whatever!

We can supply you with a Ukulele if you have never played anything, but would like to learn!

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Room 201

10:35 am: Board Chat: Property Acquisition


February 4, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library
February 5, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 5, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
February 6, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 6, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
February 7, 2024
February 8, 2024(2 events)

6:30 pm: Newcomer Covenant Group


February 8, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall

6:30 pm: Torah Talks through Rabbi Eyes


February 8, 2024

Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss (and Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen when available) for a deep dive into the Torah portion of the week.  Based on the Jewish calendar, the Torah is read and studied by “parsha” (portion) “in order of appearance.”

Through the eyes of the classical, rabbinic commentators, we will study their interpretations, and get to know and understand the tools of interpretation, utilized by Jewish commentators for centuries.

Through multiple modes of learning (lecture, diads, journaling), we will ask and answer:

1.   What is the Torah telling me/us this week?

2.   How did our ancestors understand these words and are there implications for my life and today’s world?

3.   How might I live my own life like I’m writing sacred text?

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 9, 2024
February 10, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Yoga


February 10, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 11, 2024(6 events)

9:00 am: Changing Women


February 11, 2024

All women are invited to join us for some sacred time on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

We are currently meeting on Zoom on first and third Sundays and
in person in Room 303 on second, fourth and fifth Sundays.
 
 For more information and to receive the Zoom meeting link,
contact Keddy at keddyannoutlaw@gmail.com or Margaret at mkallsen@yahoo.com.

 

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 303

9:30 am: Houston Women's Group


February 11, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

10:15 am: Sunday Discussion Circle


February 11, 2024

Hybrid Meeting

10:30 am: String Band


February 11, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston String Band welcomes all who love to OR WANT TO play music together!We meet in-between services on most Sundays.

We have members of every skill level, and welcome beginners as well
Bring your Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Lute, whatever!

We can supply you with a Ukulele if you have never played anything, but would like to learn!

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Room 201

10:35 am: Board Chat: Property Acquisition


February 11, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library

2:00 pm: Changing The Conversation: The Theology of Reproductive Justice


February 11, 2024

The Theology of Reproductive Justice

Livestream Watch Party

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Fireside Room
February 12, 2024(2 events)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 12, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

7:00 pm: Nominating Committee


February 12, 2024 February 15, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304
February 13, 2024(3 events)

7:00 pm: Nominating Committee


February 12, 2024 February 15, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 13, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

7:00 pm: Minister's Book Group


February 13, 2024

In person and online via Zoom:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81683941920?pwd=OG9mK1diSGluWWtPQUptUlVKTmNTUT09

 

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library
February 14, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: Nominating Committee


February 12, 2024 February 15, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304
February 15, 2024(2 events)

7:00 pm: Nominating Committee


February 12, 2024 February 15, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304

6:30 pm: Torah Talks through Rabbi Eyes


February 15, 2024

Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss (and Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen when available) for a deep dive into the Torah portion of the week.  Based on the Jewish calendar, the Torah is read and studied by “parsha” (portion) “in order of appearance.”

Through the eyes of the classical, rabbinic commentators, we will study their interpretations, and get to know and understand the tools of interpretation, utilized by Jewish commentators for centuries.

Through multiple modes of learning (lecture, diads, journaling), we will ask and answer:

1.   What is the Torah telling me/us this week?

2.   How did our ancestors understand these words and are there implications for my life and today’s world?

3.   How might I live my own life like I’m writing sacred text?

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 16, 2024(1 event)

6:45 pm: In-Person Games Night


February 16, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Fireside Room
February 17, 2024(2 events)

10:00 am: Yoga


February 17, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall

1:00 pm: Lives of the Spirit Workshop: Fannie Lou Hamer


February 17, 2024

Presented by Glynda C. Carr - Higher Heights Leadership Fund

As president, CEO and co-founder of Higher Heights for America, Glynda C. Carr is at the center of the national movement to grow Black women’s political power from the voting booth to elected office.

In 2011, Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen co-founded Higher Heights to address the dearth of organizing resources for politically active Black women and the lack of support for those who were considering seeking elected office. Through her leadership, the organization has developed several innovative programs and efforts that have quickly solidified its reputation as the political home and go-to resource for progressive Black women.

Carr is the co-creator of #BlackWomenLead—a powerful coalition movement that is creating an environment for Black women to run, win and lead—and the Higher Heights-powered #BlackWomenVote, a nonpartisan voter-activism campaign that serves as an independent and trusted voice for Black women’s political concerns. Her work to date has helped to elect 11 Black women to the U.S. Congress–including one to the Senate–and increase the number of Black women holding statewide executive office–including helping to elect the first Black woman to serve as New York State attorney general.

Carr has appeared on the 2018 Essence magazine Woke 100 list. She has contributed to CNN.com, TheRoot.com, Ebony.com, HuffPost.com and BET.com; appeared on Cheddar, FOX News Live and MSNBC; and has been interviewed and quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, US News, BuzzFeed and numerous other outlets.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 18, 2024(8 events)

9:30 am: Houston Women's Group


February 18, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

10:15 am: Parent's Group


February 18, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 303

10:15 am: Sunday Discussion Circle


February 18, 2024

Hybrid Meeting

10:30 am: String Band


February 18, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston String Band welcomes all who love to OR WANT TO play music together!We meet in-between services on most Sundays.

We have members of every skill level, and welcome beginners as well
Bring your Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Lute, whatever!

We can supply you with a Ukulele if you have never played anything, but would like to learn!

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Room 201

10:35 am: Board Chat: Property Acquisition


February 18, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library

10:45 am: Arts Forum: "Creative Writing" Presented by Kianna Taylor


February 18, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Sanctuary
5200 Fannin
Houston, TX 77004
USA
713-526-5200

1:00 pm: "Seeing Through the Walls" Movie Showing


February 18, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Fireside Room

1:00 pm: Artificial intelligence: Concerns and Possibilities


February 18, 2024

Long time church member Eric Botts is on faculty at the University of St Thomas where he is the Director of Global Cybersecurity and the Director of the Center for International Studies.

He will share  some thoughts about artificial intelligence and take questions from the audience.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304
February 19, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 19, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
February 20, 2024(4 events)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 20, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

7:00 pm: Minister's Book Group


February 20, 2024

In Person and Online via Zoom:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81683941920?pwd=OG9mK1diSGluWWtPQUptUlVKTmNTUT09

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library

7:00 pm: Nominating Committee


February 20, 2024 February 20, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304

7:00 pm: Ride Share Tax Workshop


February 20, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 21, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Board Meeting


February 21, 2024

The monthly board meeting is open to all members of the church

 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/92068822000?pwd=NUgycEZjbEFmU2xZdzBNckJaSUcvZz09

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library
February 22, 2024(2 events)

3:00 pm: JCC Meeting


February 22, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

6:30 pm: Torah Talks through Rabbi Eyes


February 22, 2024

Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss (and Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen when available) for a deep dive into the Torah portion of the week.  Based on the Jewish calendar, the Torah is read and studied by “parsha” (portion) “in order of appearance.”

Through the eyes of the classical, rabbinic commentators, we will study their interpretations, and get to know and understand the tools of interpretation, utilized by Jewish commentators for centuries.

Through multiple modes of learning (lecture, diads, journaling), we will ask and answer:

1.   What is the Torah telling me/us this week?

2.   How did our ancestors understand these words and are there implications for my life and today’s world?

3.   How might I live my own life like I’m writing sacred text?

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 23, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: Plant Based Potluck


February 23, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 24, 2024(2 events)

10:00 am: Yoga


February 24, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall

6:00 pm: Annual Auction


February 24, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
February 25, 2024(9 events)

9:00 am: Changing Women


February 25, 2024

All women are invited to join us for some sacred time on Sundays at 10:00 AM

We are currently meeting on Zoom on first and third Sundays and
in person in Room 303 on second, fourth and fifth Sundays.

For more information and to receive the Zoom meeting link,
contact Keddy at keddyannoutlaw@gmail.com or Margaret at mkallsen@yahoo.com.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 303

9:30 am: Houston Women's Group


February 25, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302

10:15 am: Sunday Discussion Circle


February 25, 2024

Hybrid Meeting

10:30 am: String Band


February 25, 2024

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston String Band welcomes all who love to OR WANT TO play music together!We meet in-between services on most Sundays.

We have members of every skill level, and welcome beginners as well
Bring your Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Lute, whatever!

We can supply you with a Ukulele if you have never played anything, but would like to learn!

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Room 201

10:35 am: Board Chat: Property Acquisition


February 25, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library

1:00 pm: BIPOC Group Gathering


February 25, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Library

1:00 pm: Lives of the Spirit Covenant Group


February 25, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Fireside Room

1:00 pm: Spiritual Conversations


February 25, 2024

Spiritual Conversations is a method of reading poetry as designed by emerita UU Rev. Laurel Hallman. Within one hour we will intimately engage with texts in a contemplative way.

Facilitated by church member, Toni Holland

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 304

1:30 pm: Songs of the African American Soul: Presented by Dr. Jolie Rocke & Dr. John Cornelius


February 25, 2024

For more than 200 years, African American musicians have shared stories through music that serve as historical documents of a resilient people with a rich cultural heritage. Embark on a diverse journey through various genres and styles of music written by female, male, deceased, and living African American composers. Discover a hidden history that reveals black genius is not new, unusual, or uncommon.

Featuring arrangements and compositions by Dr. John Cornelius, Betty Jackson King, Duke Ellington, Charlie Smalls, and more.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston Sanctuary
5200 Fannin
Houston, TX 77004
USA
713-526-5200
February 26, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 26, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston
February 27, 2024(2 events)

6:30 pm: AVDA


February 27, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

6:30 pm: Lives of the Spirit Covenant Group


February 27, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Room 302
February 28, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: Board Chat: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-8pm, Zoom


February 28, 2024

This is a chance for congregations to meet virtually with representatives of the First Church Board of Directors, to ask questions or provide feedback regarding 1) The possible purchase of property located across Fannin Street, and 2) The proposed slate of candidates put forth by the Nominating Committee to serve on the Ministerial Search Committee.
 
Board Zoom Link:
February 29, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: Torah Talks through Rabbi Eyes


February 29, 2024

Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss (and Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen when available) for a deep dive into the Torah portion of the week.  Based on the Jewish calendar, the Torah is read and studied by “parsha” (portion) “in order of appearance.”

Through the eyes of the classical, rabbinic commentators, we will study their interpretations, and get to know and understand the tools of interpretation, utilized by Jewish commentators for centuries.

Through multiple modes of learning (lecture, diads, journaling), we will ask and answer:

1.   What is the Torah telling me/us this week?

2.   How did our ancestors understand these words and are there implications for my life and today’s world?

3.   How might I live my own life like I’m writing sacred text?

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
March 1, 2024(1 event)

6:00 pm: FotoFest Opening Reception


March 1, 2024

Opening reception for "Wendel A. White: Difficult Histories" presents a selection from White's Manifest (2009-present) and Red Summer (2011-2019) series.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall
March 2, 2024(1 event)

10:00 am: Yoga


March 2, 2024

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Channing Hall