Upcoming Services

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September 24, 2017 

Erin J. Walter, UU Community Minister

“Singing for Our Lives”

Drawing upon both UU hymns and the powerful music of the Zomba Prison Project, minister and musician Erin J. Walter will explore the ways music can deepen our understanding of our first principle of Unitarian Universalism, the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Erin J. Walter is the Affiliated Community Minister of Wildflower (UU) Church in South Austin, to be co-ordained there by First UU Austin and Wildflower on Oct. 27, 2017. Erin's calling is rooted in the powerful connection between the arts, justice movements, and multicultural community. She is working to plant the next artist-activist Collective of The Sanctuaries in Central Texas. Erin is a Zumba teacher, bassist in the queer rock band Butch County, and mother of two.

 
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October 1, 2017

Rev. Christian Schmidt, UU Church of Berkeley, CA

"Who Am I?"

Our identities, complex and multi-faceted, affect the way we see the world, how we are treated, and what matters most to us. The first step to forming deep, meaningful, diverse religious community is owning our own personal identities and acknowledging what that means for us, then beginning to understand others' identities.

Rev. Schmidt is a native Texan who was born and raised in Austin, lived in Houston and College Station, and attended Austin Presbyterian Seminary before moving east to attend Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. He and his wife, the Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt, served churches in Massachusetts and New Jersey for six years before being called as Senior Co-Ministers of the UU Church of Berkeley, CA, 2 years ago. They now live in the San Francisco Bay area with their two young sons, CJ and John.

 

Hurricane Harvey Check
SMUUF Raises$3,775 for Hurricane Relief

SMUUF members generously gave to the UUA Hurricane Relief Fund as part of our "Donate the Plate" collection on Sunday 910/17. Our hearts go out to all who are suffering as a result of these monster storms.

Wednesday, September 20: Sewing Guild

1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. @ Ann Allen’s home in Martindale. Contact: Ann Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). PLEASE CONTACT ANN ALLEN TO MAKE SURE THE SEWING GUILD WILL MEET AS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK.

Wednesday, September 20: Choir Practice

7:00 to 8:00 P.M. in UCM Sanctuary. All singers and musicians are invited to the first Choir Practice of the new church year! The Choir rehearses most Wednesdays and sings for worship about once a month. Contact: Gayle Gaston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Thursday, September 21: Membership & Caring Team

10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in UCM Fellowship Hall. Contact: Bev Stokes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Friday, September 22: SMUUF Legacy Society Introductory Wine & Cheese Party

7:00 P.M @ Ivri Messinger’s home in Kyle, TX. If you are interested in learning how you might include SMUUF in your estate planning, whether your estate will be large or small, contact Ivri Messinger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

UU 'Cats?

If you are a Texas State University student who might be interested in helping form an official campus organization for UU inclined students, contact Dr. Erika Nielson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Could be fun!


Sunday, September 24: 

Morning Meditation

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mornings in the UCM Downstairs Chapel
Please meet at the front doors by 8:10 am. All older teens and adults are invited! 
Contact: SMUUF Meditation Coordinator Deborah Carter (512-210-9497; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adult Religious Exploration

9:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. in the UCM Fellowship Hall. Fourth Sunday Environmental Issues Forum. Topic: TBA.  Childcare is available during Adult RE. Contact: Becky Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Nursery & Children’s Religious Education Classes: 10:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in UCM Downstairs RE Wing.

Childcare for children of all ages is available during the Adult R.E. time 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. All children are encouraged to begin worship in the Sanctuary upstairs with their families. Following the “Time for All Ages” (about 20 minutes into the service), children 5th grade and younger leave with their R.E. teachers to attend age appropriate Unitarian Universalist religious education classes. Contact: SMUUF DRE Laura Haygood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

SMUUF Board of Trustees Meeting

12:45 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. in the UCM Downstairs Board Room. Board meetings are open to all. Contact: President Jeanne Garthwaite (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

FANTASTIC UU DINERS (FUUDies)

About 12:45 P.M. to about 2:00 P.M. at various local restaurants. FUUDies eat together most Sundays after church, and they love to have new people join them! Contact: Lee Bricker (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities


Hospitality Teams get it done every Sunday!

A great way to get involved at SMUUF is by joining a Hospitality Team. For one month approximately every 7 months, each team provides the refreshments for the SMUUF service, sets up the building, and cleans everything up afterward. Then on the last Wednesday of that month, the team prepares and serves dinner for diners at the Southside Community Center. It's a wonderful way to meet other SMUUF members and get right into service with us. You may click here to download a copy of the Hospitality Team duties. For information about how to join, contact Lisa Cradit at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 512-393-9054.


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Our most recent sermons are available on the website under the Past Sermons tab, and as podcasts from iTunes and Stitcher. Click the links to go to the SMUUF channels and subscribe. If you would like to listen to a past service not in the list of podcasts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Automate Your Pledge

Tired of writing checks for your pledges? There are three ways you can avoid check writing, and never miss a monthly gift.

  1. If your bank has bill pay, you can set up an automatic monthly check to SMUUF directly from your bank. It's simple, and it costs you and SMUUF nothing, it should be a free service if offered by your bank.
  2. You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
  3. You can authorize a regular charge on a credit card that SMUUF can process.

Click here to download the authorization form, then return the completed form to our Treasurer, Judy Telford or our minister.

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