Ongoing Events and Activities

UPDATED 03-27-2024

Remember, the best way to connect to virtual events is to go to our calendar at https://mduuc.org/mduuc-calendar/ where you can find locations and links for ongoing events and registration for those events which require it.

Elder Journey 

Elder Journey is a spirited conversation about life issues and the perspectives of older folks. Please join Rev. Leslie and the Elder Journey Community on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Elder Journey meets virtually and is hybrid (in person or virtual) on the 2nd Wednesdays.

Vespers 

Vespers is a mid-week recharge for the spirit and a chance to connect to the community. You can join via Zoom or in-person on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, at 5 p.m, of the month. This is a great place to check in with your spirit and some friendly community members. 

Yoga 

Mondays at 7:00 pm. (virtual). The session begins with gentle integrated yoga asanas and stretches, breathwork exercises, relaxation techniques and opportunities to set neural pathways for happiness that include laughter yoga. A 20-minute guided relaxation meditation follows. 

YRUU, High School Youth Group 

YRUU, High School Youth Group Sundays, from 12:00-1:30 pm. Please check the Children & Youth pages at https://mduuc.org/children-and-youth/ for the calendar of events. Can also email Marena@mduuc.org for more information. 

QiGong 

Would you like to experience increased vitality, less stress, and to explore meditation through movement?Join facilitator Elaine Bush on the patio each Saturday at 10:30 am. Drop-ins are welcome! 

Middle School Youth Group 

MSYG, Middle School Youth Group, meets on Sundays 12:00 -1:30 pm. Please check the Children & Youth pages at https://mduuc.org/children-and-youth/ for the calendar of events. Can also email Marena@mduuc.org for more information. 

WomenTalk 

2nd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (hybrid). 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. 

12 Step for UUs 

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. See the calendar for the Zoom link. Join us as we share our experience, strength, and hope with one another at MDUUC. No matter what addiction you have, you are welcome to join us as we engage in recovery as Unitarian Universalists. 

Grief Group 

1st Friday of the month at noon. Monthly grief group in a drop-in format available in-person and virtual. This is a way that those who have suffered a loss can continue to gather support. 

Loving Ourselves as We Dismantle Our Biases 

4th Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Zoom (virtual). Members and Friends of MDUUC who identify as white* are invited to this gathering to create a sacred space where we can engage in what decentering whiteness means especially in a culture where whiteness is almost always the center. This year we take inspiration from the newly published workbook “Do the Work “ by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz. We will use this workbook and a variety of social media content to explore what it means to know our own biases and how we might love ourselves more so that we better embrace and celebrate the diversity of others. 

* This space is specifically for people who identify as white. 

Emerging Adults 

MDUUC’s Emerging Adults gather to learn new life skills, make new connections, enjoy good company, nurture their spirits, and have fun! They range in age from 18-24. This group supports each other as they navigate life transitions from post-high school into adulthood. 

Stay in touch with MDUUC’s Emerging Adult Events through our Emerging Adult email list, contact Marena@mduuc.org to be added. Whether it’s a new skill, game night, or a delicious meal, the emerging adult group is the place to be! 

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Caucus* 

3rd Saturdays at 4:00 pm in the Oak Room and on Zoom (hybrid) 

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 email leslie@mduuc.org to be apprised of our scheduled meeting times. Get in touch and learn more! 

**This space is specifically for people who identify as People of Color. 

Young Adult Group 

The Young Adult Group at MDUUC is for adults ages 24 to 35. This group provides an opportunity for people to gather, meet and do fun things together. To find out about planned gatherings and to be added to the mailing lists, contact marena@mduuc.org

MDUUC Bike Group 

The MDUUC Bike Group holds a ride on the third Saturday of each month, unless other plans are communicated. All levels of ability are welcome. We meet at the church at 10:00 am. and carpool or ride to our starting location. We have an email list and communicate our plans before each ride. If you would like to be on that list, please email Jim Hughell at jhughell@hotmail.com 

Open Women’s Group 

1st Thursdays at 10:30 am on Zoom (virtual). This monthly group gathers to hear topics and presenters and to share in community. The speaker for the January meeting will be Julie Clements, director of development for Shelter Inc., our December Share the Plate recipient. Please see the calendar at mduuc.org or email admin@mduuc.org to be added to our mailing list. 

Monthly Caregiver Support Group 

1st Saturdays at 11:00 am on Zoom (virtual). 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. 

Health and Hope Group 

When we face difficult and demanding declines in health, it can be hard to bear. Often we do not want to burden those around us and so we suffer alone. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Community Care Student Minister Travis MacPhee for a space created for those who are living with a difficult diagnosis. 

To find out more, email travis@mduuc.org. 

Men’s Breakfast 

2nd Saturdays at 9:00 am in the Owl Room or on Zoom (hybrid). This is a group for those who are male-identified to gather for conversation and to share life experiences. To find out about the next meeting, please see the calendar. 

Joyfully Ourselves** 

3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm on Zoom (virtual). Rev. Rodney, LGBTQ+ identified congregants and friends collectively explore some of the internalized great traits and some often problematic ones. We use social media, movies and games to spend time together in solidarity and compassion with ourselves and others. 

**This is a space for LGBTQIA+ identified individuals 

Tuesday and Thursday Lunch Groups 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 on Zoom. A friendly drop-in virtual group.