A spiritual community for all: advancing justice and embracing diversity with love and acceptance

Our Varied Ministry

There are many ways that the church and our members serve each other as individuals, serve the congregation and serve the community beyond our walls. Here are some of our ministries. These are opportunities for our members and friends to be involved.

Care Team: Provides practical assistance, such as meals or rides to doctorís appointments for members, families and caregivers who would like extra help when they have an acute or chronic health care need.

Changing Women: Meets on Sunday mornings, exploring womenís lives in relation to the natural world.

Choirs (Adult, Children and Youth): Provide music for church services and special events.

Climate Action Team:  With the goal of increasing the sustainable environmental practices of individual church members, the church as an organization and the community beyond, this team organizes events, shares information and works to change our building and our practices, reducing our overall carbon footprint.

Early Morning Book Group: Reads and discusses non-fiction books -- both new and old -- whose topics include, but are not limited to, religion, science, morality, ethics, biography, philosophy, history, and current events. Books are chosen by participants. For more information see www.kpgoo.com/fuubookgroup.html.

Fundraising Team: Makes meals for homeless, plans dinner concerts, arranges for Sunday morning baked goods and other fundraising activities.

Garden Team: Builds, sustains and grows the church's front garden and compost bin. Involves children and other members of the church in learning about planting and harvesting. All can enjoy the herbs,vegetables and flowers growing each season.

Great Ideas Group: Studies the great thinkers, great writers, great religions and great ideas of the past and present.

Holidays and Celebrations: Celebrations of special events and holidays, each having its own history and tradition.

Nature Retreats: Supports organization and planning for our wonderful opportunities to commune with nature at our Autumn (October) and Spring (April) retreats at Blackwood Institute near Hempstead Texas.

Office Volunteers: Provide administrative support during the week, Monday through Friday and on Sunday mornings.

Parentsí Group: Support, education and connection for parents

Partner Church: Supports and develops programs to expand our association with our partner church in Arkos, Romania. For more information on the work in Arkos, please see Planting Seeds.

Fundraiser and Auction: Organizes and develops this major supplemental fund raiser held in early November each year.

Social Justice is the way we get involved in our own community at large, the ways we make relationships, get involved and contribute to organizations that are doing the work we value in the community.

UU Houston Network: Helps to identify needs and provides support to local churches, working together through representatives from the Unitarian churches in the Houston metropolitan area, including Galveston and The Woodlands.

Welcoming Team: Welcomes guests on Sunday morning and makes follow up connections as guests become interested in becoming members and in finding their place in our community. This team also serves as greeters and ushers.

Young Adults: Meets 1st Sundays following the 11:30 a.m. church service, in the courtyard near Fannin. All 20's and 30ís are invited for fun, fellowship, and food.

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Updated: July 11, 2016