The on-line church calendar –  is the official calendar for all event dates approved through the Church Office.

Major Events

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Major Event Calendar with Date, Description, Leadership,  

 

Fall 2016

 

The Major Events below will be given priority in church time and space use.

Conflicts will be resolved through the church office or the Committee on Programs and Ministries (CPM).

 

Labor Day Sunday  –  Sunday, September 4

The efforts to organize workers to secure humane conditions and fair compensation are remembered in song and celebration.

 

Opening Sunday – Water Communion –  Sunday, September 11

Regular services, forums, religious education and childcare resume with special introductions and a visioning of the year to come. Minister convening.

 

After Service Potluck  – Sunday, September 25

The Membership Committee

 

Fall Clean Up Day  –  Saturday, October 1

Our covenant requires service not only to each other but also to the maintenance and improvement of our church home, property and nearby environment. Operations Committee

 

Handle with Care  –    Sunday, October 2

A drama performed by the Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble using stories from interviews gathered by the Working Women’s History Project, Committee on Child Care to depict realistic childcare experiences of parents, caregivers and children.

 

Scholarship Breakfast –     Sunday, October 16

This fundraiser is one of two annual breakfasts to support the 41-year-old TUC Austin Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Austin Scholarship Committee.

 

Committee Coffee Hours   –  Various Sundays

Committees will host this and future coffee hours to welcome inquiries and encourage participation, providing an opportunity to live our covenant of “service” and “to help one another.” Committee on Programs and Ministry

 

Anniversary Sunday   –    Sunday, November 6

The journey since the founding of our progressive congregation in 1868 is recalled, while creatively reflecting on where we are going. Minister convening.

 

Holiday Progressive Dinner with Hanging of the Greens  – Saturday, December 10

This all-church, family-friendly activity, fundraiser and dinner brightens our church home with the traditional lights and green boughs of the Holiday Season. Membership and Fundraising committees with Minister

Christmas   –  Sunday, December 25

This Christian foundational event of infant birth is remembered in words and song.

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 Winter-Spring 2017

Kwanzaa –   Here is the Order of Service  2017-01-01 OOS

TUC celebrates the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture with a special forum. Minister with Barbara Minor

Martin Luther King Sunday and Scholarship Luncheon   –  Sunday, January 15

This is a high point in recalling the Civil Rights Movement and the historic and continuing commitment of TUC to the values of equality and social justice.  Minister with Austin Scholarship Committee 

 

Homecoming Sunday  – Sunday, January 29

Former members who still live in the area are invited, and members are encouraged to “bring a friend” to church. The highlight of the event is the selection of soups and breads (and desert) at coffee hour.

 

Black History Month Celebration and Luncheon  (0n hold) –  Sunday, February 19

The service will feature Black History followed by a fundraiser luncheon to support the 42-year-old TUC Austin Scholarship Program.  Social Action with Austin Scholarship Committee (?)

 

Fiesta Luncheon   –   Sunday, March 12

This is an annual Social Action fundraiser for the health clinic and brigade work of Dr. Juan Almendares of Madre Tierra (Mother Earth), the Friends of the Earth chapter in Honduras. Organized by the Fiesta Luncheon Work Group (Mike Collins leading) of the Social Action Committee.

 

Women’s History Month Special Recognition   –  Sunday, March 19

Third Church honors women for the progress made toward gender equity in the workplace and in personal relationships. Minister with Worship Associates

 

Annual Auction – Doorbuster (ordering from a catalog) -March 1- 31

The auction is about fun, dedicated effort and major fundraising as the congregation organizes the collection and sale of much-sought-after goods and services. Auction Work Group

 

 TUC-Unity Temple Liberation Seder   – Saturday, April 15

The Jewish heritage of deliverance from bondage is honored and related to Unitarian values of freedom and tolerance through family-friendly reflective readings and traditional Seder food.  Rev. Emily Gage conducting, assisted by Rev. Lillie Henley and Christopher Bakker.  Laurel Lambert to lead singing.

 

Spring Clean Up Day   –  Saturday, April 22

Our covenant requires service not only to each other but also to the maintenance and improvement of our church home, property and nearby environment. Operations Committee

 

Donald H. Wheat Annual Lecture   –  Sunday, April 23 (tentative)

A guest lecturer honors our Minister Emeritus Wheat by speaking on a topic of interest to Rev. Wheat, who served as minister from 1969 to 1996.  Wheat Lecture Work Group

 

Annual Auction    –   Sunday, April 30

Annual Auction – LIVE (in-person at TUC): The auction is about fun, dedicated effort and major fundraising as the congregation organizes the collection and sale of much-sought-after goods and services. Auction Work Group

 

RE Sunday   –   Sunday, May 7

Religious Education Sunday: Children of the RE program, who are in part of every Sunday service, create and perform a special full service that celebrates the accomplishments of the RE year. Minister and the RE staff convening.

 

Mother’s Day   –   Sunday, May 15 –   Donald H. Wheat Annual Lecture

Guest lecturer journalist Clarence Page will speak at this annual lecture honoring our Minister Emeritus Donald H. Wheat who served as minister from 1969 to 1996.  Wheat Lecture Work Group.  Clarence Page, noted nationally syndicated columnist to be speaker.

 

Scholarship Sunday  –  Sunday, May 21

Along with other churches and in the presence of parents and friends, 10-15 Austin area high school seniors are honored and supported as they begin their college education. Austin Outreach and Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Coffee Hour host.

 

(Memorial Day Weekend is May 27 – 29)

 

Annual Meeting   –    Sunday, June 11

TUC begins the closing of the church year with special reports, discussion, and votes in anticipation of the governance and funding needs of the year to come. TUC Board convening.

 

Closing Sunday      – Sunday, June 18

We celebrate the joys and the good works of our year as we move to a lighter summer schedule and our minister receives a well-deserved break! Membership Committee

 

UUA General Assembly,     –    Wed-Sun, June 21-25, New Orleans, LA

As a full contributing member, TUC has a special interest in the policies and deliberations of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Minister coordinating TUC member attendance