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Major Events

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Major Event Calendar with Date, Description, Leadership,  

 

Christmas Eve      Sunday, December 24
This Christian foundational event of infant birth is remembered in words and song.

 

Kwanzaa       Sunday, December 31 (tentative)
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 14
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

MLK Faith in Action Assembly MLK Holiday       Monday, January 15th
An important component of TUC’s social action commitment is membership in the Community
Renewal Society (CRS). This annual event is the CRS presentation of its social reform goals for
the year. Typically, politicians who are central to CRS success are invited to take a public
position on the proposed reforms. This year’s event, 8:30am-12:00pm at Old St. Patrick’s
Church, will feature a Governor Candidates Forum. Bus transportation will arrive at TUC at
7:30am.

Homecoming Sunday Sunday       January 28
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      Sunday, February 18
The service will feature Black History followed by a fundraiser luncheon to support the 44-
year-old TUC Austin Scholarship Program. Austin Scholarship Committee

Fiesta Luncheon Sunday      March 11 (tentative)
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 18
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 Seder Meal (confirmed w Rev. Vahey) Friday, March 30 with UT
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.
Minister with the Seder Meal Work Group (ad hoc)

Spring Clean Up Day   Saturday, April 21
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 22 (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 (confirmed w Deb D. and Rev. V) Sunday, May 6
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

Mother’s Day    Sunday, May 13
Sunday service will recognize this special day, but special events are not normally scheduled
due to family commitments conflicting with service time.

Scholarship Sunday    Sunday, May 20
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 26 – 28)

Annual Meeting (confirmed w Board) Sunday, June 10 (tentative)
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 17
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 20-24, Kansas city, MO
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.