Ongoing Events and Activities

PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE AND CALENDAR FOR LINKS TO OUR ZOOM EVENTS!
If you cannot find your link, please email publications@mduuc.org or your meeting organizer. 

BOOKS AND CONNECTIONS - First Monday of the Month. Welcome to Books and Connections and to the start of our eighth year!  We hope you will join us for one or all of our lively and informative conversations about Books. And, let’s not forget about the Connections.  Come for the camaraderie.  Come to reconnect with long-time friends and to make new ones.  We are a group of folks who value warmth and companionship, as well as good books. And even on Zoom, you can feel the joy of community.  Seriously!  With the onset of cool and inclement weather we appreciate our cozy Zoom meetings. It’s easy to participate.  We meet the first MONDAY EVENING of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Go to the MDUUC virtual calendar and click on the Zoom link.  No preregistration requirement or fee.  For more information, questions, and help with Zoom, contact facilitator at: helenreznick@mduuc.org.

*This is a drop-in book discussion group.  Join us the first Monday of the month, 7-8:30 pm on Zoom.  To join the meeting, go to the MDUUC Virtual Calendar and click on the Zoom link.  (Very simple, very easy!)  Come to any or all of our meetings.  No preregistration.   Questions, or to join our mailing list, contact helenreznick@mduuc.org

Join Evening Yoga on Mondays! Please join Sharon Lawrence for 90 minutes of gentle integrated yoga asanas and stretches, breathwork exercises, relaxation techniques, and opportunities to set neural pathways for happiness that include laughter yoga.  Includes a guided relaxation meditation. Zoom link can be found on https://mduuc.org/worship/meditation/

12 Step for UUs - Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Join us as we share our experience, strength, and hope with one another at MDUUC. No matter what addiction you or a loved one might have, you are welcome to join us as we engage in recovery as Unitarian Universalists. Contact intern@mduuc.org with any questions.

Elder Journey meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Rev. Leslie Takahashi to be added to the list.

Vespers is a brief service of music, mediation and connection which will occur virtually this week at 6:30 p.m.  You can choose from two different ways to join--through our Livestream which is the same way we connect to Sunday services or through Zoom which will allow you to share during our time together.

THURSDAY FRIENDLY LUNCHEON Join in amiable conversation each Thursday at noon. Facilitated by Miranda Lennox, all are welcome to drop in. See the MDUUC Online Calendar for the zoom link. Whether you need support in these challenging times or could just use a nice chat, we’d love to hear what you have to say. Email intern@mduuc.org for more information.

Join the Choir!! - This is a great time to join the choir!!  We meet most Thursdays at 7:30. The Zoom link can be found in the calendar on the MDUUC website, or contact Mark at musicdir@mduuc.org and we'll make sure you get the link in your email!  This is !an exciting time as we explore new ways of singing together!

FRIDAY MORNING MEDITATION This Friday join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for a brief guided meditation and a chance to state an intention for your week. Alternates between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. each week, check the calendar for schedule.

Justice Movie Night - Held on the 4th Fridays through August. Join us each month to deepen our conversations on justice through collective viewing of a movie/video, followed by spirited, supportive conversation.

Grief Group - Second Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m. Monthly grief group continues through the summer.  This is a summer when those of us who have experienced a loss should continue to gather support since so many of the regular channels are not available.  Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi Friday, November 13 from noon to 1.

EMERGING YOUNG ADULT GROUP AGES 18-25 meet Sundays at 1pm on zoom.  Email Marena@mduuc.org for more information.

Young Adults: We are planning some new get-togethers soon! Email intern@mduuc.org to get in the loop.

Monthly Caregiver Support Group - Caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Our drop-in support group meets the first Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. monthly on Zoom.

Women Talk - WomenTalk is a space for women interested in exploring their identity as female-identified people. This is a supportive space in which we deal with matters of the spirit and heart and create a place to ask deep questions of one another.  Second Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m. 

Men’s Group - We are pleased to announce a reimagination of our Men’s Group meeting.  If you are male identified, please consider joining Rev. Rodney Lemery and other male identified congregants as we collectively explore what maleness means and how as male identified folx we have internalized some great traits and some often problematic ones.  Topics for the small group ministry will vary but include the following: Gender, Acting like “A Man”, Fatherhood, Emotions, Sexuality, Gender Norms, Consent, etc. We hope to see you every 2nd Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm. 

People of Color Caucus* - Check Calendar for schedule. Members and friends of  MDUUC who identify as People of Color are invited to join this gathering where we will create a sacred space of sharing and power.  Each month, we will come together to reflect on our experiences as people of color in   Unitarian Universalism and in our larger world. Using our stories, our wisdom and our truths as our guide, we will collaborate on a vision of what it means to be “exuberantly multicultural” - within and beyond MDUUC’s walls. This gathering will be facilitated by Rev. Leslie Takahashi. We meet monthly with alternating times, please contact Rev. Leslie Takahashi to be placed on the email list to be informed of events.  Get in touch and learn more!

Journeying Together: Engaging Whiteness - Fourth Wednesdays. Members and Friends of MDUUC who identify as white are invited to this gathering to create a sacred space where we can engage what it means to decenter whiteness in a culture that centers whiteness. We will engage together to understand oppression as it exists within ourselves and around us.  You are encouraged to attend in spite or because of your level of awareness or understanding. We will engage texts, multi-media, and other sources and engage in dialogue. This gathering will be facilitated by Rev. Rodney Lemery.

How To Be An Anti-Racist”  Book Discussion. Join Rev. Rodney and Indigo Lewis in discussion and reflection on the bestseller How To Be An Anti-Racist.  This rousing and deeply empathetic book by Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option: until we become part of the solution, we can only be part of the problem. This book group will meet every 4th Friday of the month from 11-12:30PM.

Sharing in a common read invites us into building community through a common experience, shared language, and deep meaningful conversation. We hope you will join us in reading this important book. Facilitators:  Rev. Rodney Lemery and Indigo Lewis  Suggested Donation:  $10.00 and the purchase of the book itself.

Middle School Youth Group - Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for 6th through 8th grade. This event is held on Zoom, please email Marena@mduuc.org for the link.

YRUU, High School Youth Group- Sundays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please email Marena@mduuc.org for the link.

Please check the MDUUC Calendar for all of our events and Zoom links. If you have any problems or email publications@mduuc.org

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