Annual Events

Check the congregation calendar for current information.

Auction - November

The CUUC yearly “themed” auction is the largest fundraising effort outside of the annual Canvass. Cocktails and dinner are included in the ticket price and there are opportunities to bid on items of various values - guests may bid $5 for handmade note paper or $1000 for a stay at a vacation home. One of the most popular offerings at the auction is the Bid and Bump Board at which bids are taken for a seat at one of the many marvelous meals being offered at people’s homes. For our 2019 flyer, click here. For a donation form, click here. See photos from past auctions.

Community Meals - Various Dates

Whether kicking off a new congregation year, planning to decorate for the holidays, making an annual pledge, or preparing to enjoy wonderful music, we often find a reason to gather for good food and community after services.

Chili Sunday

A chili lunch is offered after service as a religious exploration fundraising activity.

Congregation Barbecue - June

The annual barbecue kicks off the summer with a chance for everyone in the CUUC family to picnic together.

Congregational Meetings

Meetings are scheduled by the board of trustees as needed for the purpose of sharing information, exchanging ideas, and voting. The annual meeting is held generally the first Sunday in June, at which time there are votes for upcoming budgets, committee members, and policy changes.

Giving Campaign - March or April

Our congregation’s annual fundraising campaign funds the upcoming budget year. It is held in March or April so we have numbers in time to set the annual budget for the new congregational year that begins July 1.

"First Saturdays" PlaceKeeping Practice

We encourage our community to gather the first Saturday of each month and celebrate the 7th principle and 6th source of our Unitarian Universalist faith. These are the roots of our PlaceKeeping practice.

  • UU 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
  • UU 6th Source: Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

The PlaceKeepers welcome all CUUC members and guests to embrace and enjoy the beauty of our grounds. Our First Saturdays are your opportunity to gather in fellowship--youth, child, and adult--to discover, appreciate and support the gift of our gorgeous woods and grounds.

To find out more: contact Bice Wilson, Terri Kung, Tim Lynch, Rev. LoraKim Joyner


Deck The Halls - December

Congregants are invited to an informal get-together to decorate the sanctuary for the winter holiday season.

Juneteenth - June

We commemorate Juneteenth, the first African American holiday. Many slave owners moved to Texas to hold onto their slaves a little longer. It was two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation that enslaved peoples of African descent, living in Texas, were told of their emancipation. We at CUUC take the opportunity to examine this history and share in the rich heritage of people of African ancestry.

Kwanzaa - December

Kwanzaa, an African-American festival that is meaningful for people of all faiths, is celebrated by family and friends who gather to share food, ritual, and think about particular values, specifically Seven Principles that make meaningful community. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a college professor, author and scholar-activist who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture. Its origins are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name.

Newcomer Reception - Fall and/or Spring

Each year new members and visitors are invited to a reception at the parsonage to meet with the minister. It is an opportunity to ask questions and share one’s own religious journey as well as hear about the journeys of others.


Periodically CUUC hosts its own cooperative Seder gathering during the Passover season. Traditional songs, a UU hagaddah, and lots of participation make it a joyous celebration of freedom for all.

Stone Soup

A religious exploration fundraising activity after service, offering a light lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches to benefit the social justice projects.

Variety Show - Spring

Children and adults of all ages display their talents in a show of comedy, music, and dance. All proceeds go to charity.