Regularly Scheduled Activities

Every Tuesday

T’ai Chi, 10-11 AM in the Religious Education Building great room.

T’ai Chi, 5:45-6:45 PM in the Religious Education Building great room.

Library Hours – 1-3 PM in the library in the Administration Building

Every Wednesday

Caring Conversations meets on Zoom from 9-10 AM. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87064121421?pwd=QmNhYVlrUTltK1cxRDhSRVdOU01rdz09
Meeting ID: 870 6412 1421
Passcode: 564007

Weight Watchers meets at 9:30-11:30 AM in the Religious Education Building great room.

The Bridge Group plays bridge every Wednesday at 2 pm in the church lobby. If you want to play, contact Nancy Anderson by email, phone, or at church to let her know you would like to be on her weekly contact list.

Every Thursday

T’ai Chi, 10-11 AM in the Religious Education Building great room.

T’ai Chi, 5:45-6:45 PM in the Religious Education Building great room.

Library Hours – 1-3 PM in the library in the Administration Building

Every Friday

Yoga, 12 noon until 1 PM in the Religious Education great room.

T.G.I.F. – Zoom Together. A great way to end your with your fellow Unitarian Universalists. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5755227281?pwd=OEp3RTNkcWNid0tTNHFDNHEzUFNIUT09
Meeting ID: 575 522 7281
Passcode: 7777777

1st Fridays

First Friday Game Night

Game Night is now a Jam Session with Singing too

First Friday Game Night has evolved into also playing musical instruments and singing along. It’s a merry group! Of course there’s still game playing, with members of the community also attending. Folks like to snack too, so bring a snack to share, and a favorite game. This way games change out and you get to try new ones. Come join us on October 7th at 6:30pm in the RE Great Room. Questions? Ask Jan Thompson or Sara Thomas.

2nd and 4th Saturdays

Crafty UU’s

Our UU Crafters’ Group meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00, except during holiday weekends. So, come join us on November 12 in the RE big room for another fun activity. All crafters are welcome. Notify Carol at carol.stanfill76@gmail.com to join our email list for details of each meeting.

3rd Tuesday

Death Cafe Please join us the third Tuesday of each month for an opportunity to sit with others and listen to our experiences with death and grieving.  In the UULC Library 6:30-8:00 PM.  Contact Brooks Lewis at gendrafoxx@gmgail.com or leave a voice message at 512-826-1472. 

3rd Saturday

Desert Spirit CUUPs is the Las Cruces chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. We practice and educate others on Earth-centered spirituality. We gather monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 6 PM for a potluck and either ritual or an informative class. All events are open to everyone interested in learning and/or growing in their spiritual path. Events held at the church unless otherwise noted. Visit http://www.facebook.com/desertspiritcuups or email lascrucescuups@gmail.com.

Every Sunday

November UUCLC Round Table Speakers, Topics, and Dates

November 6, 2022 via ZOOM from 2-3 pm

Speaker:  Jess Spohn, LCSW, LADAC, Clinical Director of the Doña Ana Crisis Triage Center

No Wrong Door: Crisis Services in Dona Ana County

Do you know what to do if someone you know needs extra support with their mood, stressors, or with an addiction? The Crisis Triage Center (CTC) is the best place for most adults experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, as opposed to the emergency room or calling 911. This Round Table session will cover services the CTC provides, the developing mobile crisis team and what that means for our community, and the new national 988 crisis number.

November 13, 2022 via ZOOM from 2-3 pm

Speaker:  James Caufield, PhD

What’s Your Carbon Footprint and What Can You Do About It?

The Climate Crisis is approaching a tipping point.  Everyone should take responsibility for doing what they can to mitigate their contribution to the crisis.  We know that calculating our carbon footprints is not a complete solution.   But knowing how much carbon you are putting into the atmosphere is a start. There are now government subsidies that can help with the switch to climate friendly technologies like solar panels and electric vehicles.  Upfront costs can be expensive but over time these costs can be recovered through the accumulation of money saved. In this presentation I offer tips on how to approximate your household’s carbon footprint. I’ll show examples of online calculators as resources in learning more about your carbon foot print and what you can do to reduce it.

November 20, 2022 via ZOOM from 2- 3 pm

Speaker: Fumi Arakawa, PhD

Collaboration with Indigenous Elders in Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Data”

Archaeologist Dr. Fumi Arakawa is professor of anthropology and director of the University Museum at New Mexico State University.  His primary interests include reconstructing sociopolitical organization among Ancestral Puebloan peoples.  He has done considerable research in the Mesa Verde and northern Mimbres regions of New Mexico and more recently in the Organ Mountains Deseret Peaks National Monument.  Dr. Arakawa collaborates with indigenous elders in interpreting the environments, artifacts, and archaeological features of the sites and regions of his research.  He will provide an overview of his research program with a special emphasis on his collaboration with indigenous elders in interpreting this data.

November 27, 2022—No Round Table. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Weekend!


Do You Miss These Activities?

The Membership Committee is working to increase opportunities for socializing. If you are interested in these opportunities and are willing to take charge, please contact Lyn Pearson, whose information is in the church directory.

Lunch Bunch was a weekly lunch-time get together. Everyone who was interested was invited to bring a bag lunch to the church library every Wednesday to enjoy the company of fellow Unitarian Universalists. All that is required to restart this group is someone willing to set up a regular day and time with Cheri Coffelt and ask her to post it in the church calendar. You will need to acquire a key and be sure to open the Library at the appropriate time and lock it afterwards. Contact Lyn if you’re interested.

This group could resume by meeting outdoors or in the library, which can be well ventilated.