Ongoing Events & Groups
nUUners Discussion Group
The nUUners group are members and friends of AUUC who get together informally for conversation and enlightenment. There are no dues, no sign-ups and attendance is not recorded. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the gallery of the church. Come for all or part of the time. No reservations are required. Bring a bag lunch; dessert and drinks are provided. We socialize over lunch, which includes the sharing of joys, concerns, and news. From noon until 1:00 p.m. we talk about a topic that has been selected by one of the members. The leader for the day presents 10-20 minutes of information on the topic and then guides the ensuing discussion. Everyone helps to set up, clean up, and we take turns in providing dessert.
Women’s Book Discussion Group
If you are a woman who likes to read a wide range of books, join this friendly group for some lively conversation and fellowship. These afternoon meetings, generally the third Tuesday of the month (except in December) at 1 p.m., are in members’ homes or at local libraries. Watch the newsletter, order of service announcements, or website for the complete reading list and location.
Caring Carders of AUUC
Come join us as we socialize, drink hot tea or a cold beverage, and write cards to members and friends of our community in response to Joys and Concerns. Everyone welcome! The group has been meeting about every three weeks at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at a member’s home in Springfield.
Join the AUUC Choir at weekly rehearsals most Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at AUUC. Singing at rehearsals, at Sunday Worship Services, and for special occasions is a unique way to contribute to our faith community. Come lend your voice and your spirit to create beauty and inspiration in our worship services. firstname.lastname@example.org
Accotink’s garden serves as a transition from the mundane world into sacred space. It’s an expression of the UU Seventh Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” Our garden is a wildlife habitat, as certified by the National Wildlife Federation and we are always in need of help to maintain this beautiful space.
Are you a poetry lover or are you interested in becoming a poetry lover? AUUC has recently started a poetry club. Join us to read, enjoy, and learn what the poems are saying. You might want to share your own poetry too. This group is open to anyone with an interest in reading and understanding poetry. We meet once a month on the 2nd Wednesday in the evenings.
Opportunities to Share
Your Time and Talent
AUUC is a small but very active congregation. Our programs and worship service depend on a steady stream of volunteers. Roles within the church can provide an outlet for your talents and interests, develop new skills and insights, as well as help our church grow. Some require a regular assignment; many others can be done when you have time.
See if you can find the space in your heart and time in your schedule to help with any of the following needs:
Enjoy working outdoors? Help keep maintain the church grounds by weed-wacking once a week in the areas that can’t be reached with the mower. About an hour per week. Please contact Judy Usherson email@example.com
Love making spiritual connections? Help plan worship experiences! Contact Rev Linda Olson Peebles
Be a role model. Share a passion. Teach Children or Adults! Contact DSD Lara Profitt.
Want to help our broader community or environment? Want to learn more about social justice policies and actions? Contact Ed Kringer.
Like to write or edit? Use social media? Consider helping with church communications. Contact Debbie Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about our volunteer needs, skills and time commitment required, Contact the folks above or Julie at email@example.com for more information.
Online Training Resource:
CERG of UUA Learning Center