Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY

Calendar and Upcoming Events

Church Calendar

The church keeps an online detailed calendar of what's going on at our church facilities.

Please keep in mind that not all events are posted on this calendar. Contact office@uucl.org if you would like a room reserved.

You can also check out our newsletters: the Weekly ENews and The Uniview which comes out quarterly. Please check out the announcements for volunteer opportunities and more.

Church Schedule

Sitting Medi​tation
Sundays, Allen House, 9:00 AM
Come join us for meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Contacts: Kari O’Connor, indigohilldesigns@gmail.com or JoAnn Prosser, hapahow@hotmail.com.

Sunday Sangha
Sundays, Allen House, 9:45 AM
Join us for a group-led adult Buddhist discussion hour. Contacts: Kari O’Connor, indigohilldesigns@gmail.com or JoAnn Prosser, hapahow@hotmail.com.

Holley Bookstore   
Sundays, Fellowship Hall, 12:30 PM    January Specials!
For January: $0.50 off all hot cocoas and teas; 30% off any one book from Beacon & Skinner House (excluding hymnals). Closed first Sundays. Contact: Rachel Wade-Harper, redewrwh@gmail.com.

LexCU​UPS 
Sundays, Allen House, 1:00 PM
This Week: Chapter 2 in “Paganism - An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions”
We promote the practice of Pagan and Earth-centered spirituality in a UU environment. All interested persons are welcome. Contact: Cailet, cailetllyntegid@hotmail.com.

EMB​ERS
Sundays, Green Classroom, 1:00 PM
Next Meeting TBA
Family-friendly group focusing on honoring the Earth Contact: Rachel Wade-Harper, redewrwh@gmail.com.

 

Recurring Events

Adult C​hoir
Wednesdays, Great Hall, 6:30 PM
Like to sing? Join the UUCL Singers as they rehearse, discover new music, and have a blast! Contact: Sally McCord, music@uucl.org.

Nia
Tuesdays, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 PM  / Saturdays, Fellowship Hall, 9:30 AM
Combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind, and soul. Nia is for every body and fitness level. Contact: Marie Conger, mccconger@gmail.com.

Open Door Zen
Thursdays, Great Hall, 6:30 PM
Zen for Real Life with David Parks. Exploration and transformation of life through meditation, koan practice, and community. Contact: dparkram@gmail.com.

Taoist Tai Chi 
Mondays, 11:00 AM & Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
Visitors are welcome to come and observe at any time. UUCL does not provide information on programming and costs. Contact: Pat Griffin, taoisttaichilexington@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

Breakfast at the Catholic Action Center
Saturday, January 20, 1055 Industry Road, 8:00 AM
The Catholic Action Center has officially moved to 1055 Industry Road. In May, UUCL volunteers will resume offering breakfast on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Contacts: Pat Lake, pal9972@gmail.com, or Marion Joseph, marionjoseph@sbcglobal.net.

Memorial Service for Barbara Huffer
Saturday, January 20, Great Hall, 3:00 PM
With sadness, we share the passing of Barbara Huffer, mother of UUCL member Eric Huffer. Barbara passed away on January 7 and her obituary can be read online. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Lions Camp Crescendo. Pat Bennett and Anne Hackett are coordinating the reception after the service tomorrow, and if you would like to volunteer to bring snacks or “finger foods,” please contact them at p.bennett3393@gmail.com and annehackett@twc.com.

SisterSound Concert
Saturday, January 20, Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, 7:00 PM
Support some of our local musical talent at this fundraiser. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Contact: Lora Lee Clark, loralclark@aol.com

Acrylic Pouring Paint Workshop
Sunday, January 21, 1:30- PM, Purple Room
Adults and teens will create one art piece for the community project, and one piece to take home. (Older children can participate with direct adult supervision.) Reservations are required as space is limited. Provide your own small to medium prepared canvas, or buy a reused one for $2. Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org.

Breakfast at the Catholic Action Center
Saturday, January 27, 1055 Industry Road, 8:00 AM
The Catholic Action Center has officially moved to 1055 Industry Road. In May, UUCL volunteers will resume offering breakfast on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month.However, more volunteers are desperately needed to help our two teams continue to supply, cook, and serve breakfast. Contacts: Pat Lake, pal9972@gmail.com, or Marion Joseph, marionjoseph@sbcglobal.net.

Game Night 
Thursday, January 25, 6:00-9:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
Bring a game and a friend and join your fellow game players for an evening of fun. Some games will be provided, so if you don’t have anything to bring, just bring yourself! Contact: Erika Emrick, eeeeka@gmail.com.

Open Door Zen Retreat 
Friday, January 26, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM & Saturday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Allen House
Zen for Real Life with David Parks. Exploration and transformation of life through meditation, koan practice, and community. Contact: dparkram@gmail.com.

Acrylic Pouring Paint Workshop
Saturday, January 27, 1:30- PM, Purple Room
Adults and teens will create one art piece for the community project, and one piece to take home. (Older children can participate with direct adult supervision.) Reservations are required as space is limited. Provide your own small to medium prepared canvas, or buy a reused one for $2. Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org.

UU 101
Sunday, January 28, Purple Classroom, 12:45 PM
Are you new to UUCL? Would you like to know more about our church and about Unitarian Universalism? If the answer is yes, you might be interested in attending UU 101. All are welcome to join us, childcare is provided, and we would love to see you there. Contact: Linda Porter and Steve Stone, membership@uucl.org.

Service Auction Planning Meeting
Sunday, January 28, Green Classroom, 12:45 PM
If you would like to help with the planning of this year’s Service Auction, please attend this preliminary meeting or contact Erika Emrick at eeeeka@gmail.com for more information.

Humanist Forum
Thursday, February 1, Great Hall, 7:00 PM
Promoting the use of rational inquiry and compassionate human interaction without supernatural considerations.

LexCUUPS Imbolc Ritual
Saturday, February 3, Allen House, 7:00 PM
Join us for ritual and potluck as we celebrate this Gaelic festival which marks the beginning of Spring. Contact: lexcuups@uucl.org.

First Sunday Potluck
Sunday, February 4, Fellowship Hall, After Service
Please bring a hearty dish to share, and join us for fellowship this Sunday. This is a great time to meet people in the community. As always, visitors and newcomers are invited to be first in line!

Holley Book Club
Sunday, February 4, Purple Classroom, 1:30 PM 
Book Club selections are always 20% off! Please visit our blog at www.holleybookstore.wordpress.com, stop by the Bookstore, or contact Rachel Wade-Harper at 865-591-0696 or holleybookstore@gmail.com.

Men's Night Out
Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-9:00 PM
All UU men and friends are welcome to join us for fellowship. Contact: Van Underwood, vanunderwood@hotmail.com

UUA Webinar
Breaking Down the Silos: An Assessment Model for Social Justice-Rooted Congregations - PART 2/2

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 07:45pm - 09:00pm
What do we do when the Green Sanctuary team and the Racial Justice Task Force and the Housing Advocacy Group and the Immigration Ministry all seem to be in competition with one another for members, resources, and visibility? Without an intersectional analysis—seeing how all systems of oppression are interlinked—we can get caught in patterns of “siloed” social justice work in our congregations that can make us less effective, or even cause harm. In this two-part webinar, we will explore a framework for deeply integrated, system-wide social justice work in the congregation, and think about how to move from single-issue teams toward a more holistic way of living out our commitments to justice.

In Part II of this webinar, participants will share findings about their own congregations’ social justice work through the lens of the assessment model presented in part one. We will then talk about processes and strategies for fostering change and moving toward system-wide integration of justice principles and practices in all areas of congregational life.

Game Night 
Thursday, February 8, 6:00-9:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
Bring a game and a friend and join your fellow game players for an evening of fun. Some games will be provided, so if you don’t have anything to bring, just bring yourself! Contact: Erika Emrick, eeeeka@gmail.com.

UUA Webinar
And Each Day We Mean One More: Organizing 101 for Congregational Justice Leaders
Tuesday, March 13, 7:45-9:00 PM, Purple Room
Secular organizing often has a different set of vocabulary, practices, and strategies for justice making than those with which our congregations are usually familiar. In this webinar, we will draw from the wisdom of non-faith-based organizing and activism, and examine how these tools can be powerfully and relevantly translated into the congregational context. Topics will include practices such as asset mapping, power analysis, one-to-ones, base building strategies, agitation, and more.

Uniview Deadline!
Monday, March 19
Announcements are limited to publication for two weeks, and may be shortened as needed. Events will be listed in the Weekly eNews no more than one month prior to the event date. Events will be listed in the Order of Service no more than two weeks prior to the event date.

UUA Webinar
From Charity to Solidarity: Developing Accountable Partnerships with Theological & Spiritual Humility
Tuesday, April 10, 7:45-9:00 PM, Purple Room
Many Unitarian Universalist congregations struggle to make deep connections with neighboring communities and organizations, especially across lines of race, class, and theology. In this webinar, we will explore strategies for building relationship and identifying shared values and interests with community partners, and creating powerful coalitions that can make a real impact in combatting oppression and working for collective liberation. We will also explore concepts of theological and cultural humility, with concrete examples of practices that can make us better equipped to be sensitive, collaborative co-conspirators in interfaith, multicultural partnerships for justice..

UUA Webinar
Justice-Making as Faith Formation: Social Justice Ministry with Children & Youth
Tuesday, May 8, 7:45-9:00 PM, Purple Room
From a young age, our children and youth are learning what being a Unitarian Universalist means—not just in theory, but in practice. In this webinar, we will talk with experts in the field of religious education and faith development about how justice-making can be a primary pedagogical tool and spiritual practice for children and youth in our Unitarian Universalist congregations. We will pay special attention to faith formation and identity development for children and youth of color, as well as LGBTQIA+ young people.

Executive Director of the Minnesota UU Justice Alliance, Rev. Ashley Horan and Statewide Organizer, Pastor Danny Givens will help all our congregations prepare themselves better for social justice work.

UUA Webinar
A Strange Power to Spring in Us: Building Resiliency & Spiritual Grounding for Justice Makers
Tuesday, June 12, 7:45-9:00 PM, Purple Room
“I’m just too burned out to lead this project anymore.” “You’re making me feel ashamed for being privileged.” “I come to church to find comfort; all this social justice stuff is too political!” Many of us have heard some variation of these themes in our UU congregations. How can we meet people where they are, while also helping people find spiritual sustenance and energy in the work of social justice? In this webinar, we will talk about ministering to resistance, burnout, shame, and apathy with the goal of growing and sustaining resilient leaders who are in it for the long haul.