Everyone is welcome to join in these congregational activities. Participation is a simple way to meet and socialize with other members!
Worship Services are held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Sunday Hospitality Coffee Hour provides a time for members, friends, and visitors to engage with one another on a personal level while enjoying refreshments after each Sunday service. Coffee hour is held every Sunday after each service in Dobkin. Hall.
Sunday School provides an exciting program for children and youth. A library available through the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) provides the source material for classes. Our Whole Lives (OWL) is an award-winning sex education and coming-of-age program for older teens, providing a special teaching opportunity.
Childcare services are available at each service so parents may attend worship service.
Quest invites you to join a collective journey of the mind and spirit, honoring the Latin word Quaere which means to search, to seek, and to question. It provides a great opportunity to express your thoughts, feelings and questions about a range of topics while getting to know other participants on a deeper level. The group discussion format welcomes participation. Upcoming topics are announced via email. We meet Sundays 9:30-10:30 A.M. in Dobkin hall.
Connections/Small Group Ministry recognizes that spiritual practice is enhanced by intentional relationships. Groups of 10-12 members meet monthly for meaningful discussions about various topics such as ‘generosity,‘ ‘fear,’ and ‘soul.‘ Membership in these popular groups is closed after the initial enrollment period; confidentiality is a promise upheld. Look for announcements or check with Rev. Cheryl or Leslie O’Connor, Director of Faith Formation.
Monthly Open House Gatherings are hosted in the homes of members and friends. They start at 4:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. These gatherings provide opportunities for newcomers and members to meet and get to know each other in a relaxed party-like atmosphere while enjoying food and conversation. Those attending bring a dish or beverage to share. The Open House occurs on the third Sunday of each month and location information is distributed at Sunday services several weeks in advance and a notice is available online at our website UUCWNC.org.
Soup Sundays, are held in Dobkin Hall on the second Sunday of each month from October to March. These, are casual lunch gatherings featuring delicious soups and desserts made by members of the Congregation. (Soup and dessert donations are always appreciated.)
ROMEOS (Retired Older Men Eating Out) gathers for a casual lunch and conversation on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 12:30 p.m. You don’t have to be a man to attend. The ROMEOs have no agenda and no predefined topic of discussion. We talk about the current state of things and “solve” a few world problems over lunch. For restaurant and meeting information email firstname.lastname@example.org
JUULIET (Just Unitarian Universalist Ladies Interested in Eating Together) gathers for lunch, to build and support women’s friendships and to provide an easy to access and always-available social network for women new to the Congregation. The JUULIETs meet on the last Friday of the month with some adjustments around holidays. We meet for other activities on various dates as scheduled. For more information email email@example.com
Mah Jongg meets Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in Dobkin Hall. The Mah Jongg group brings together people who enjoy the game and would like an organized group to play with on a regular basis. This is a friendly game; no money is exchanged. An email is sent out each week and it is important that members respond, as three players are needed to play. Players need an updated Mah Jongg card. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalice Quilters provide lap size quilts to congregants in need. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. While this is a service project for our church, the meetings are a lot of fun. People of all levels of sewing and quilting experience, including beginners, are welcome. For more information email email@example.com
The Poetry Group provides a space and time for those interested in poetry to share and discuss poems they enjoy. The Poetry Group meets on the third Monday of the month, usually 2:00-3:30 p.m., meeting times may vary. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Book Discussion Group provides participants an opportunity to gather once a month and join in a conversation about a common read. Participants rotate the position of discussion leader. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and meetings last about 90 minutes. For more information email email@example.com
The Full Moon women’s group meets once a month on the Tuesday nearest the full moon. We welcome women of all ages. The group celebrates the cycles of our lives by observing and learning about Goddesses from many cultures, and honors the feminine divine in each of us. Meetings are held in member’s homes which promotes close personal relationships between members. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org