COVID-19 Update: Please join us for worship online via Zoom. The congregation meets on Sundays at 10:30 AM. To attend service online, email UUNB135@gmail.com and request to be added to our Sunday Service email list. You can also watch previous services at the UUNB Youtube channel and connect with others in Small Group Ministry.
Welcome! Our Sunday Service is from 10:30 to 11:30 am and is followed by Coffee and Conversation, a time to mingle with members, friends, and visitors. Our services usually include music, readings, reflections, and a sermon. Our minister leads roughly one-quarter of our services and the rest are hosted by members of the congregation or an invited speaker. More details can be found below in our service descriptions. Our building is wheelchair-accessible. Please let our greeter know if you require a hearing device or a large-print hymnal.
Our children’s Religious Education program begins shortly after the Sunday Service begins, with kids starting in the Gathering Room with adults and exiting to their RE classes after a story for all ages. Class ends at 11:40am to give parents a few minutes to enjoy meeting others. Childcare is provided for infants through age four. School age RE is for ages 5 and up, wih youth more than welcome to join us.
Upcoming Sunday Services
- “Lessons from Pandemic Chaplaincy” – Chaplain Lee Legault
Aug 1st, 2021 10:30:am
Lee Legault weathered the winter Covid surge as a chaplain resident at Ascension Seton Medical Center of Austin, feeling privileged to walk beside patients and their families in the pandemic. She brings a grab bag of thoughts/advice/admonishments/assurances based on that time. As the delta variant rages, let's learn and grow together to the benefit of the interconnected web of existence of which we are all a part. Let's take heart that we are never truly alone.
- “Braver Angels” – Mary Powell & Irene Keller
Aug 8th, 2021 10:30:am
Unitarian Universalism's first and sixth principles involve respecting all, and building a world community. How do we possibly work toward such goals in today's world? As the poet David Whyte puts it: "We start close in," which relates to what Mary Powell and Irene Keller believe as they follow the Braver Angels organization. Irene and Mary have seen how Braver Angels encourages civil discourse that can lead to respect for others while strengthening democracy. They will share insights gained from the group's ambitious undertaking to promote civil conversations and to seek common ground in order to re-unite America, which in turn affects the world community.
- “The Reality of Femicide” – Lynn Silver
Aug 15th, 2021 10:30:am
Lynn Silver became fascinated with the subject of the treatment of women in Latin America while delivering supplies and clothing to Pastor Ortiz’ homes for refugees in Nuevo Laredo. (Pastor Ortiz is UUNB’s contact person for our justice work on the Border.) There she had the honor of meeting two women from Honduras who were being sheltered in one of the homes. Their stories have caused her to delve more deeply into the status of women south of the border. Lynn is a regular contributor on women’s issues to the NB Herald Zeitung and a member of UUNB.
- “Blessing of the Backpacks” – Jessica Blasingame-Acox
Aug 22nd, 2021 10:30:am
Join us for our annual Blessing of the Backpacks, where we bless our UUNB kids, families and teachers and wish them well for the new school year. If you'd like to offer special backpack goodies (pencils, notebooks, fun things, etc) for the kids, please contact Jessica Blasingame-Acox to schedule a drop off.
- “Reason for Hope: Jane Goodall’s Wisdom”– Paula Pebsworth, PhD
Aug 29th, 2021 10:30:am
Our “own” primatologist, Dr. Paula Pebsworth, draws on the writings of another primatologist, Jane Goodall, to illustrate her belief that we Earthlings still live in a world that is alive with possibilities for a better tomorrow.
Past Sermon Videos
- “To Seek Joy” message with speaker Chaplain Kye Flannery
- “Flower Communion” Rev Addae Kraba, June 6, 2021
- “The Battle for Voting Rights” – Bruce Carpenter, May 30, 2021
- “The Gift of Integration” – Kye Flannery, May 23, 2021
- Coming of Age UUNB May 16, 2021
- UUNB May 2 Rev Addae Kraba
- “It’s Our Turn” – Elizabeth Bowerman – Comal County Conservation Alliance, April 25, 2021
- “The Gaia Hypothesis” – Jessica Blasingame Acox, DRE, April 18, 2021