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NOTE: Dates for the current year are in blue. Next year's dates will be updated over the summer. Check the church calendar for more information.
The CUC yearly “themed” auction is the largest fundraising effort, outside of the annual Canvass. Cocktails and dinner are included in the ticket price and there are opportunities to bid on items of various values - guests may bid $5 for handmade note paper or $1000 for a stay at a vacation home. One of the most popular offerings at the auction is the Bid and Bump Board at which bids are taken for a seat at one of the many marvelous meals being offered at people’s homes.
This is our church’s annual fundraising campaign to fund the upcoming budget year. It is held in March-April to have the results in time to set the annual budget beginning in July. The March 18th date launches the campaign with a brunch after services.
Organized by the sixth grade religious education class during a service in May, a fundraising car wash takes place in the lower parking lot.
A light chili lunch is offered after service as a Religious Education fundraising activity.
The barbecue is a summer kick-off providing a chance for everyone in the CUC family to get together informally.
A variety of concerts are offered by the CUC choir, music director, and visiting artists. Please see Our Music.
It has been a CUC tradition to gather quarterly on our beautiful 8.5 acre site. It is held on the Saturday nearest the midpoints between the solstices and equinoxes. Past activities have included: special Adult RE programs, meditation, storytelling, sharing of our poems, scavenger hunts, exploration and development of the grounds, relaxation, picnics, and much more. Come for as much or as little as you like.
Thanks to the Schulers, we now have a maze garden, located behind the RE wing, which commemorates CUC's 100th anniversary. With the help of numerous church members and friends, the garden was planted in November of 2008.
Please think about visiting the maze this spring and summer after services, or anytime you want to experience the joy of watching nature grow and recreate its splendorous self. Plants with blooms of various colors were planted in swaths across the maze to create a pattern which will be visible as the plants grow and bloom.
Congregants are invited to an informal get-together to decorate the church for the winter holiday season.
We commemorate Juneteenth, the first African American holiday. Many slave owners moved to Texas to hold onto their slaves a little longer. It was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation that enslaved peoples of African descent, living in Texas, were told of their emancipation. We at CUC take the opportunity to examine this history and share in the rich heritage of people of African ancestry.
Kwanzaa, an African-American festival which is meaningful for people of all faiths, is celebrated by family and friends who gather to share food, ritual, and think about particular values, specifically Seven Principles that make meaningful community. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a college professor, author and scholar-activist who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name.
Latin Night is our annual event to celebrate the diversity of Latin American and Hispanic culture, including music, dance, literature, language, and food.
Several times a year, new members and visitors are invited to a reception at the parsonage to meet with the minister. It is an opportunity to ask questions and share one’s own religious journey as well as hear about the journeys of others.
CUC celebrates the ancient New Year tradition celebrated by Persian, Zoroastrian and certain South West Asian Jewish communities. Celebrated on the spring equinox, Nowruz expresses our joy at the returning life and the promise of the new growing year.
Periodically CUC hosts its own cooperative Seder sometime during the Passover season. Traditional songs, a UU Hagaddah and lots of participation make it a joyous celebration of freedom for all.
A Sunday School fundraising activity after service, offering a light lunch of soup and sandwiches to benefit the Coming of Age group.
A CUC fundraiser, held on a Saturday every other year. Save your items for the 2013 tag sale!