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    
Closed first Sundays. Contact: Rachel Wade-Harper, redewrwh@gmail.com.

LexCU​UPS 
Sundays, Allen House, 1:00 PM
This Week: “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: lexcuups@uucl.org.

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
FREE Music Theory for adults & children ages 12 & up 6:00 - 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

Conversations with OLLI: Prejudice, Bias, and Racism
Friday, March 30, Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
These events, facilitated by Toni King and Penny Lamb, are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Find more information on this event and others at www.uky.edu/olli.

Spring Music Makers Practice
Wednesday, March 28, Great Hall, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Rehearsal for children and youth who will be participating in the Easter Children’s Choir on April 1. Contact: Sally McCord, music@uucl.org

Passover Seder
Friday, March 30, Fellowship Hall, 6:00 PM
Setup begins at 5:00 PM. Sign up to attend and bring a dish to share! New to Passover? Join us! Bring friends and enjoy the ritual and experience with Rev. Brian Chenowith.

First Sunday Potluck
Sunday, April 1, 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!

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 1, Playground, 12:30 PM 
Please bring a dozen filled eggs for each child who will participate. Parents are requested to oversee their children during the egg hunt before attending the potluck lunch. Contact: Stacey Stone, uucldre@uucl.org. 

FREE Plastic Easter Eggs are available in bags of 12 in the Fellowship Hall near the Holley Bookstore. These eggs are perfect for our annual playground Easter Egg Hunt! Please let Stacey Stone know at uucldre@uucl.org if you will be able to help with the egg hunt directly following the service on April 1.

Holley Book Club
Sunday, April 1, Purple Classroom, 1:30 PM 
All are welcome to attend our discussion of “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” by Artemis Joukowsky. Stop by the Holley Bookstore to sign up for email updates or check out our blog at www.holleybookstore.wordpress.com, stop by the Bookstore, or contact Rachel Wade-Harper at 865-591-0696 or holleybookstore@gmail.com.

Women for Sobriety
Wednesday, April 4, Allen House, 7:00 PM
Bluegrass Chapter meetings are open to anyone who identifies as a woman and who is or wants to be free from alcohol dependency. Contact: Sarah, wfsbluegrass@iglou.com. All inquiries are confidential.

Humanist Forum
Thursday, April 5, Fellowship Hall, 7:00 PM
Promoting the use of rational inquiry and compassionate human interaction without supernatural considerations.

Men's Night Out
Tuesday, April 10, 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
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.

Game Night 
Thursday, April 12, 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.

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the SERVICE AUCTION!!! 
Saturday, April 14, 5:30-9:00 PM
UUCL's Service Auction will be Saturday, April 14, from 5:30-9:00 PM. The theme this year is Comic-Con, so come as your favorite superhero, comic book, novel, or movie character, or justcome as the hero you already are! Contact: Erika Emrick, eeeeka@gmail.com.

Breakfast at the Catholic Action Center
Saturday, April 21, 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.

Game Night 
Thursday, April 26, 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.

Breakfast at the Catholic Action Center
Saturday, April 28, 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.

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.