NOTE: Dates for the current year are in blue. Next year's dates will be updated over the summer. Check the church calendar for more information.
Auction *Saturday, November 19, 2016*
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.
Brunches *Various Dates*
Car Wash *Spring*
Organized by the sixth grade religious education class during a service in May, a fundraising car wash takes place in the lower parking lot.
Chili Sunday *January 29, 2017*
A light chili lunch is offered after service as a Religious Education fundraising activity..
Church Barbecue *June 18, 2017*
The barbecue is a summer kick-off providing a chance for everyone in the CUUC family to get together informally.
Congregational Meetings *Various Dates*
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*
Days in Place honors earth- and nature-based faiths, and celebrates the traditions of the seasons in which they are founded. On four Saturdays a year, we encourage our community to gather and celebrate the heritage of CUUC’s property. We invite you to swap stories or skills by the fireside. You can help steward our nine acres of gorgeous woodlands and wetlands either by visioning possibilities or through actual tending of the grounds and its flora and fauna.
We welcome our various groups to come and Open House. All members and guests of our congregation can embrace and enjoy the beauty of our grounds. CUUC's Days in Place is our opportunity to gather in fellowship--youth, child, and adult--to appreciate, improve, and maintain our woods and grounds.
Deck The Halls *December*
Congregants are invited to an informal get-together to decorate the church for the winter holiday season.
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, 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 Receptions *Various Dates*
Several times a 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 sometime during the Passover season. Traditional songs, a UU Hagaddah, and lots of participation make it a joyous celebration of freedom for all.
Stone Soup *November*
A Sunday School fundraising activity after service, offering a light lunch of soup and sandwiches to benefit the Coming of Age group.
Tag sale *April*
A CUUC fundraiser, held on a Saturday every other year.