Sat, Mar 07, 2015

Our church is the connections we make and the community we create.

The First Unitarian Church of Dallas offers a wide range of activities, social gatherings and groups to provide members and friends the opportunity to gather in communities of interest.
Information on the various groups can be found in the table below, the links on the right side of this page, or by accessing the church calendar.

Group

Information

Contact

Young Adult Ministry
 
(20s & 30s)

The new Young Adult program is focused on supporting graduated high school seniors as they enter young adulthood and providing current young adults with opportunities to connect with each other, the larger congregation and our faith.

Events focusing on community and fellowship will occur roughly every six weeks with special events based on worship, service and social action throughout the year.

Sign up to receive more information on the program and upcoming events: email youngadults@dallasuu.org

Contact: Lillian Drab-Braddick
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Office: 214-884-1222
Cell: 214-514-3816

Audio Visual

Volunteers who staff the A/V booth during the worship service to provide sound and video for services (and special events, as called for), record services, programming and events, and prepare any recordings to be distributed and archived.

Contact: Michael Cheney at mcheney@mac.com

Book Nook

Sells books and other items to our church members for their spiritual and other interests.

Contact: booknook@dallasuu.org 

Caring Community

A network of care teams, which are set up to meet certain needs within the church congregation.  One team prepares meals for people, one makes phone calls or visits people who are sick, in the hospital, or in crisis, and one team sends out cards to people to let them know we are thinking about them on various occasions. Next will be a new cell phone care team to respond to pastoral emergency phone calls when the church office is closed.

Contact: Jean Ann Powers
Director of Pastoral Care
214.884.1211, or
japowers@dallasuu.org

Community Service Committee

Identifies, promotes and coordinates community service opportunities including: Adopt-A-Shoreline, Habitat for Humanity, Holiday Gift Drives, Blood Drive, Partners in Education and many more. Volunteer recruitment and identification of new service opportunities are always ongoing.

Contact: communityservice@dallasuu.org

Creative Community

 

Calling all poets, painters, writers, entertainers, inventers, and wannabes. Please join us on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. as we have fun on the journey of creative exploration and mutual support!

Contact: creativecircle@dallasuu.org

Dinner with Friends (Ages 50+)

Meets monthly for socializing and informal cooperative dinner, generally hosted by one or more members in their homes. Attendance at any dinner averages from 24-32. No fees or commitments are necessary, except that members are expected to occasionally host using a home or other venue. Co-hosting is permitted. The group targets members who are 50+. "Dinner With Friends" is diversified, interesting and relaxed.  It's a great way to meet other church members.

Contact: DinnerWithFriends@dallasuu.org

Gourmet Group

Members of the Gourmet Group enjoy gourmet-style dinners in member homes with 21 different couples during the year.  “Couples” may be married, partners or two friends.  The group has been active in the church since the 1970s. 

Contact: gourmet@dallasuu.org

Saturday Supper Club (Ages 30-60)

Saturday Supper Club is a social dining club open to individuals and couples in their 30's,40's and 50's. We meet in members homes' on the second Saturday of each month at 6:30 pm for a pot-luck dinner. Currently, attendance is between 12-20 people and members are encouraged but not required to host. The atmosphere is relaxing and fun.  This is a great way to meet other church members.

Contact: SaturdaySupperClub@dallasuu.org

Jazz Combo

Jazz enthusiasts who play a "jazz" instrument are invited to try out for this high-voltage music group. Open to musicians 16 and older, this group performs for receptions, parties, and worship services.

Contact: jazzcombo@dallasuu.org

 

Journey Toward Wholeness (JTW)

JTW is a UUA/First Unitarian initiative to understand and combat institutional/personal racism and to value diversity and inclusiveness. JTW Movie Nights are second Friday of the month films on issues of race, ethnicity and class (including sexism) to broaden our perspective and consciousness. The films are top-quality documentary or fiction, followed by lively discussion.

Contact: Mary Lou Hoffman 972-231-3816 or mlhoffman3@gmail.com

Interweave Dallas

This group (formerly known as LGUU) offers fellowship and community for all LGBTQ UUs in the greater Dallas area as well as friends and supporters of LGBTQ issues. Monthly social events and service activities are planned by the steering committee. Contact us to get on the event notification list.

Contact: InterweaveDallas@dallasuu.org

Membership Committee

Welcomes/greets/assists visitors, guides prospective members through the membership process and integrates existing members (new and current) into the community of the church.

Contact: membership@dallasuu.org

Men's Fellowship Monthly Discussion Group

All adult men are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch and participate in a discussion of topics of world, national and local interest from 12 to 2 PM on the second Thursday of each month.

Contact: mensfellowship@dallasuu.org

Outdoor Adventures

Organizes outings throughout the year that provide opportunity for new, prospective and long-time UUs, families, and friends to be together in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the outdoors. These outings include day trips and overnight stays. 

Contact: outdooradventure@dallasuu.org

UU Playtime

The UU Playtime is a playgroup for children up to age five and their parents and caregivers. The playgroup meets in the church nursery and plays on the playground on nice days. UU Playtime is a great chance to meet other UUs, talk to other parents/caregivers in a casual environment, and introduce the littlest UUs to new friends. 

The playgroup currently meets each Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Please join us anytime. To receive updates about playtimes, please contact Elaine Villarreal at playtime@dallasuu.org.

Contact: playtime@dallasuu.org

Social Action Council

Helps educate members and friends of the church about a broad range of non-partisan social justice issues in the hope that people will feel encouraged and motivated to get involved.  Recent topics and ongoing initiatives include:  voter registration; support of clean air projects; collecting funds and layette items for women on Native American reservations; providing speakers to help people understand the complexity of the issues facing citizens.

Contact: socialaction@dallasuu.org

Ushering and Greeting

Welcomes members and visitors into the church each week and helps provide a pleasant worship experience.  This is a wonderful way to meet people!  The commitment includes assisting with just one service a month, and we will train you on everything you need to know.

Contact: ushers@dallasuu.org

Web Team

Volunteers who work to keep our website and Facebook page, the “public presence” of the church, updated and useful for church members and for those seeking information about who we are and all that we can offer them as a church home.

Contact: webmaster@dallasuu.org

Women's Day Alliance

This unique community of women of all ages will help you build lasting friendships and inspire you with motivating stories, lectures and music.  All this occurs at monthly meetings from September to May that include a catered lunch (and occasional pot luck lunch!).  In addition, members meet to socialize and play bridge weekly.  This is a very active group that has room for you! More 

Contact: wda@dallasuu.org

Women's Evening Alliance

WEA brings women together once a month to share a potluck supper, get to know each other, laugh, be inspired, learn and grow through programs and discussions, and raise money for charities.  Retreats and social outings are other highlights. WEA meets in Channing Hall (September to May) and in members’ homes (June to August) at 6 pm the second Tuesday evening of each month. Everyone welcome! More 

Contact: wea@dallasuu.org

 

upcoming activities