Weekly nUUs

We gather to inspire spiritual growth, to care for each other and our community, to seek truth and act for justice in the world.

Thur. Sep. 19 through Wed. Sep. 25

Events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For more details, please visit our home page and scroll down to the calendar on the bottom left of the screen.

Sunday Schedule
Worship: 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM (unless otherwise noted in the service schedule below)
Roundtable: 10:30 AM in the Library
Sunday school: 10:30 AM
Fellowship: before and after Worship

Sermons Online

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Upcoming Worship Services

Change-4-Change in July, August & September goes to Jardin de Los Niños

The Wisdom of Defying Expectations

Many times clarifying our expectations of ourselves, one another, and the world around us may be useful. Today’s service will focus on the ways our expectations can hinder us, and the importance of defying them, or at least not grasping them.       

Next Roundtable

Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 10:30 AM, Library

Roundtable: Nuevo Mexico: El Pasado al Presente

Presenter: Delia Torres, History Teacher, Centennial High School

“Nuevo Mexico: El Pasado al Presente” “From the Past to the Future”
A timeline of historical events that shaped our great State of New Mexico.



Leadership Serving our Community

You may have asked, what does the Leadership Development Committee do? The LDC seeks church members annually to serve in congregationally elected positions for the Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministry and the Leadership Development Committee.  In addition, the LDC helps the church identify potential leaders and provide leadership training for our UUCLC community.  All three, the  BoT, CoM and LDC are identified in the UUCLC By-Laws as standing committees within our structure, foundational in the operations and ministry of our congregation.

You may ask, what can I do? Well, as a member of the UUCLC congregation, consider how you might serve our community in one of these By-law organizations. Your unique blend of perspectives, life experiences, enthusiasm and personal interest make you a great candidate for one of these important roles.  If you are not ready now, consider taking a leadership course to prepare as well as speaking to a member of one of these organizations and learn more about its role and function.   If you are interested, please contact any of the LDC members, Maggie Locatelli, Joy Goldbaum, Carla Campbell, Robert Severance, Marie Sauter, and Tom Dormody who will be happy to chat with you

Caring Committee

The Caring Committee provides free help to members and friends of the church who have emergencies, needs for transportation, temporary meals after an illness or surgery. We also provide other types of assistance and loan out durable medical supplies.
We provide rides to church, to medical appointments and procedures when members cannot supply their own transportation. We sometimes take members home from the hospital and we make home, hospital and nursing home visits. We send cards and make calls to those in need.  If you have a need for help, either as an emergency or a planned issue, you can contact us by calling Katie Fitzgerald or email her at  WeCare@uuchurchlc.org.

Church Coffee Hour

August Coffee Hours provided by Leadership Committee

The Hospitality Committee thanks the Leadership Development Committee for their cheerful presentation of coffee hours during the entire month of August. Marie Sauter, Joy Goldbaum, Maggie Locatelli, Robert Severance, Carla Campbell and Tom Dormody, ably assisted by spouses Joan and Rodney, all worked together to make it possible for everyone to enjoy Coffee, Cookies and Conversation in the Education Building Great Room. And thanks to others who brought goodies during the month.

We urge other committees and groups seeking a fun service opportunity that also allows for some outreach to run one or more coffee hours. For more information, email hospitality@uuchurchlc.org, or better yet, have a chat with Shirley Davis or Ed Gomolka while you’re enjoying a cup of coffee.

Dated Activities

Sep 20 Dining Out

September Dining Out is at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 20, at Cattle Baron, 790 S. Telshor Blvd.  Vickie Freeland will host this meeting.

Oct 5 Show Your Pride at Las Cruces Pride on the Plaza

Please consider volunteering for a two-hour shift in our church booth on Saturday, October 5, at Plaza de Las Cruces. Chairs and cold water provided. Shifts are 4:00-6:00 PM, 6:00-8:00 PM and 8:00-10:00 PM. Call Sara Thomas to sign up.

Look for Booth 41 next to the water play area. Hope to see you there!

Oct 6 The Reverend Xolani Kacela’s Installation Ceremony

Peace Lutheran Church, 4:00 PM, with a reception to follow. A solemn occasion of pomp, circumstance, deep meaning, transcendent music, and a lovely reception for Xolani and all of the visiting ministers. Be sure to mark you calendars.

Oct 13 Reverend Judith Walker-Riggs Rememberance

There will be an informal remembrance of Rev. Judith Walker Riggs on Sunday, October 13, at noon in the RE building.

The Tombaugh Gallery

 In September

The exhibit “Charcoal and Steel” opened on Sunday, September 8th at the Tombaugh Gallery. Artist Michael Nail is showing his pencil and charcoal drawings, and artist Mary Lou LaCasse is presenting her steel sculptures. Look for a much bigger article about this show in the September Light. In the meantime, here is a small sample of what you can expect in this show.

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For details contact Gallery@uuchurchlc.org, or call the church at 522-7281.

The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 South Solano Drive, Las Cruces, NM. Visit the gallery on Facebook.

Thu Sep 19 — Wed Sep 25, 2019


10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

1:00 pm--4:00 pm – Bridge at Anna's – Lobby

1:00 pm--4:00 pm – Bridge at Anna's – Lobby

4:00 pm--5:00 pm – Meditation Group – Private Location

5:30 pm--6:30 pm – Hospitality Committee – Library

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices

4:00 pm--11:00 pm – Private Event – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:00 pm--7:00 pm – Dining Out – Admin. Offices


2:30 pm--6:00 pm – Friends of the German Language – Library

5:00 pm--8:00 pm – AUCTION: Poolside Dining – Private Location

6:00 pm--9:00 pm – Desert Spirit CUUPS - Mabon Celebration – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


9:00 am--10:00 am – 9 AM Worship Service – Sanctuary & Lobby

10:30 am--11:30 am – 10:30 AM Worship Service – Sanctuary & Lobby

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: Nuevo Mexico: El Pasado al Presente – Library

11:45 am--1:00 pm – Gallery Committee – Tombaugh Gallery

12:00 pm--1:30 pm – Animal Advocates – Library

1:00 pm--3:00 pm – AUCTION: Oktoberfest in the Desert – Private Location

1:00 pm--5:00 pm – State Fair Quilts - U.U. Bee – Lobby


8:00 am--12:00 pm – NM State Fair Quilt Judging – Lobby

12:00 pm--4:00 pm – Office Closed – Admin. Offices


10:00 am--11:15 am – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:00 pm--6:30 pm – Membership Committee – Library

5:40 pm--6:30 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:45 pm--6:45 pm – Music Director Setup Time – Sanctuary

6:45 pm--8:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

6:45 pm--8:00 pm – Rio Grande Insight Meditation Sangha – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


10:00 am--4:00 pm – UU Bee Quilters – Lobby

12:00 pm--1:00 pm – Lunch Bunch – Library

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – CoM Meeting – Library