Martin Luther King Sunday and Scholarship Luncheon – Sunday, January 14
Our worship service (11am-Noon) will feature Ms. Brenetta Howell Barrett, community advocate and member of Third Unitarian, sharing her lessons from the civil rights movement. Ms. Barrett is President and CEO of Pathfinders Preventions Education Fund, founder of African American Women for Access and Reproductive Education, member of former IL Governor Dan Walker’s cabinet, Co-Founder of Chicago’s Westside NAACP branch, Vice-President of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, and former Mayor Harold Washington’s County Commissioner of Consumer Services.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly with Community Renewal Society – Monday, January 15
Join us for this powerful annual event, 8:00am-12:00pm at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams, featuring a Governor Candidates Forum. Bus transportation will arrive at TUC at 8:00am. To register, contact Karen Alanis:
Austin Scholarship Luncheon Fundraiser – Sunday, February 18
Join us to support the Austin Scholarship Program – serving more than 500 Austin high school youth since 1974!
Fiesta Luncheon – Sunday, March 11 (tentative)
This is an annual Social Action fundraiser for the health clinic work of Dr. Juan
Almendares of Madre Tierra (Mother Earth), the Friends of the Earth chapter in Honduras.
Annual Auction – Doorbuster Sale – March 1- 31
Now is the time you may order from the Auction catalog! The auction is about fun, dedicated effort and major fundraising as the congregation organizes the collection and sale of special goods and services donated by members and area businesses.
Seder Meal – Friday, March 30 with Unity Temple UU Congregation
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.
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. Join us to help beautify our building and grounds!
Rev. Donald H. Wheat Annual Lecture – Sunday, April 22 (tentative)
Join us for an inspiring guest lecturer on social justice issues, honoring our Minister Emeritus, Rev. Don Wheat, who served as minister from 1969-1996.
Annual Auction – 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 of special goods and services donated by members and area businesses.
Austin Scholarship Sunday – Sunday, May 20
We will welcome to the congregation, 10-15 Austin area high school seniors, who have been selected as this year’s college scholarship recipients. Join us for this special celebration!
Annual Meeting – Sunday, June 10 (tentative)
TUC conducts the annual business of our church with special reports, discussion, and votes in
anticipation of the governance and funding needs of the year to come. TUC Board convening.
Summer Sunday Schedule begins – Sunday, June 24
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!
UUA General Assembly – Wed-Sun, June 20-24, Kansas City, MO
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. General Assembly 2018 (June 20-24) will take place in Kansas City, MO, and online. To learn more or register to be a delegate, contact Rev. Colleen Vahey, Rev.ColleenUU@gmail.com