Weekly nUUs

Thursday April 19 through Wednesday April 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
Childcare: 8:45 AM until 12:30 AM —  free-play, snacks and art
Mindful Sundays for kids: 8:45 AM
Sunday school: 10:30 AM
Fellowship: before and after Worship

Upcoming Worship Services

Next Roundtable

Sun, Apr 29, 2018 – Roundtable: Guns II, and Update from 2 Years Ago

Presenter – Dan Townsend

Dan has a representative of weapons technology of 1791, the year the 2nd Amendment was adopted.  The tortuous journey of this amendment included language insisted upon by Patrick Henry and George Mason (both Virginia plantation owners with some 300 slaves each), to accommodate “Slave Patrol Militias” organized to prevent slave revolts.  Are recent interpretations of the 2nd Amendment enslaving us?




Please note:

UUCLC bylaws require that a minimum of 40% of church members participate in the vote to call a settled minister.

This means that we will need between 70-80 members (those who have “signed the book” prior to early February, 2018 and who have made a contribution of record in the last year or so—no matter how large or small) be present to cast a vote. – No quorum, no vote.

Please make every effort to be present at 12:00 noon on April 29 in the sanctuary so that we will have a quorum. — Child care will be available.

Candidating Week Information:

Opportunities for the congregation to get to know our candidate!

Saturday, April 21, Candidate minister and spouse will attend annual auction!

Sunday, April 22, Candidate leading services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, and then…

“Meet and Greet” opportunity, Religious Education Great Room, following 10:30 am service (from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm), light refreshments will be served

Monday, April 23, “Elderberries” luncheon 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 24, “Drop-in Visits”, 10:30 am – 11:30 am UUCLC library. Every one welcome!  Stop in say hello and chat with the candidate.

Friday, April 27, “Drop-in Visits”, 10:30 am – 11:30 am UUCLC library. Every one welcome!  Stop in say hello and chat with the candidate.

Saturday, April 28, “Drop-in Visits”, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon UUCLC library. Every one welcome!  Stop in say hello and chat with the candidate.

Sunday, April 29, Candidate leading services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am, and then…

Noon—Congregational Vote by secret ballot to call the candidate to be new settled minister. — Child care available.

Please note this is only a partial listing of the many meetings that our candidate will have with staff, committee chairs, and others during candidating week.  We also must give the candidate an opportunity to research the housing market and attend to other details related to relocation if called, and if the call is accepted.

Office Request

I have exciting news! I’ve received a scholarship which will provide me the opportunity to attend a Landmark Forum (professional and personal development!) in Denver, CO. So, I am seeking volunteers to cover the office for the following days: May 3, 6, 8, 9, & 10. If you haven’t had the opportunity to serve in this capacity before, don’t worry! I’ll conduct an Office Volunteer training one week prior to my training. Please message me at office@uuchurchlc.org to let me know if you are interested in supporting your church by contributing your time and talent in this way!


Active Shooter Training for Faith Communities

Registration for Wednesday, May 2, 1 – 4 PM

UU Santa Fe is hosting an Active Shooter Training for all interested regional faith communities conducted by US Homeland Security, Wed May 2, at 1 – 3 PM with time afterward for questions.

Registration limited to 50 attendees. Parking is ample. There is no additional cost, however, expect us to “pass-the-basket” to help cover the cost of light refreshments.

Led by DHS/IP Region VI Chief Protective Security, Harvey Perriott, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Register online here.

Highlighted Activities

Feeding the Spirit

Please note that all events and classes meet in the Religious Education building unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 20

Rainbow Playgroup meets from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sunday, April 22

8:45 am – 12:30 pm: Child care is available.

9:00 am: The “Waking Up White” discussion group will NOT meet this week.  This group is an ongoing adult exploration series currently exploring issues around white supremacy and racism. All are welcome to the sessions.

9:15 am: The Beginners Meditation Group’s NEXT session will be on May 6.

10:30 am: We gather in the sanctuary for a shared time of worship.  Today we encourage everyone to attend and meet the ministerial candidate.

11:00 am: Earth Day for Small Groups 1 & 2

Junior Youth: middle school ages — Moses, part 1

Senior Youth are invited to the service to experience today’s sermon.

Dining Out

is at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 20, at Santorini, 1001 E. University Ave. Call or email Frances or Gordon Hill for information.

Beltane Celebration

You won’t want to miss our annual Beltane celebration

This year we will have a reprieve from the hot springtime sun as we are circling in the evening.  Join us on Saturday, April 28, at the RE Building for this annual church favorite! At 6:00 pm we will work together to put up our Maypole and conduct our Maypole ritual. At 7:00 pm, we will continue the festivities and gather together for a potluck meal.

If you want to join in fellowship after the ritual, please bring a potluck dish, as well as your own plates/utensils/cups. We also request that you RSVP so that we can be well prepared and also have enough help to put up the Maypole. You can RSVP on our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/651815561816422/ or by contacting Renée Beltran reneebeltran94@gmail.com or 575-635-6683.

This event is always great fun for children under adult supervision and attendees of all ages!  —  We’ll see you soon!

First Wednesday Lunch Bunch Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 1, at 12:00 noon

Facilitated discussion and conversation on topical issues, theology and more!

Bring your lunch and join us in the Library!

Change 4 Change this Quarter

Children’s Reading Alliance

Art Show

Oh, I See

“Infrastructure” by Peggy Brown   “Midtown” by Karl Kohl

Photographer Karl Kohl and artist Peg Brown are collaborating in an art exhibit opening Sunday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Tombaugh Gallery. The artists’ talk and reception will be Sunday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kohl’s photos of urban cityscapes are in the modernist style. Shot with color film but mainly black, white, and gray they play with perspective and subject. The title of the show “Oh, I See” is in reference to the reaction to the explanation of how the works relate to each other. Brown’s mixed media constructions and her collage works reflect her response to Kohl’s photos.

The Tombaugh Gallery is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church 2000 S. Solano Drive, and is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 575-522-7281.

Thu Apr 19 — Wed Apr 25, 2018


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

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

5:00 pm--7:30 pm – Great Conversation, "Immigration Reform" – Library

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


All Day – Auction Prep – Church Campus

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

4:30 pm--7:00 pm – Rainbow Playgroup – Edu. Bldg. (entire)

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


12:00 am--5:00 pm – Auction Prep – Church Campus

5:00 pm--9:00 pm – Auction – Church Campus


9:00 am--10:00 am – First Service – Sanctuary & Lobby

9:00 am--2:00 pm – Office Hours – Admin. Offices

10:30 am--11:30 am – Choir Sings at Second Service – Sanctuary

10:30 am--11:30 am – Roundtable: Honoring the African American Storytelling Tradition – Library

10:30 am--11:30 am – Second Service – Sanctuary

11:30 am--12:30 pm – Meet and Greet with our Ministerial Candidate! – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

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

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


9:00 am--12:00 pm – Ministerial Search Committee – Tombaugh Gallery

12:00 pm--1:30 pm – Elderberries Luncheon – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

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

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – NAMI Connection Support Group – Edu. Bldg. Great Room


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

10:30 am--11:30 am – Meet and Greet with our Ministerial Candidate – Library

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

4:40 pm--5:40 pm – T'ai Chi – Edu. Bldg. Great Room

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

5:30 pm--7:00 pm – Committee Chair Meeting & Dinner – Library

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

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


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

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

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

7:00 pm--8:30 pm – Committee on Ministry Meeting – Minister’s Office

7:00 pm--8:00 pm – Stewardship Meeting – Library